Johnson City Press Monday, December 22, 2014
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Kingsport woman appeals animal cruelty convictions

Kingsport woman appeals animal cruelty convictions

December 9th, 2014 9:15 am by Becky Campbell

A Sullivan County woman convicted in Jonesborough on animal cruelty charges has appealed the General Sessions Court ruling.

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Two enter guilty pleas in Unicoi home invasion

Two enter guilty pleas in Unicoi home invasion

December 9th, 2014 9:10 am by Brad Hicks

Nearly one year after the incident was reported, all of the individuals charged in the December 2013 invasion of a Unicoi home have now pleaded guilty.

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Jonesborough man with armed robbery charge sought as fugitive

Jonesborough man with armed robbery charge sought as fugitive

December 8th, 2014 6:44 pm by Staff Reports

A Jonesborough man is being sought by the Washington County Sheriff's Office after he paid his bond and never returned to court to answer to charges of aggravated robbery, being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of illegal drugs.

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ETSU: Student says she was raped by acquaintance after party

ETSU: Student says she was raped by acquaintance after party

December 8th, 2014 6:10 pm by Staff Report

A 21-year-old woman told university public safety officers she was raped by an acquaintance after a party last week.

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Carter County deputy suspended after domestic violence charge

Carter County deputy suspended after domestic violence charge

December 8th, 2014 4:48 pm by Staff Report

A Carter County sheriff's deputy will be arraigned Tuesday on a domestic assault charge that resulted from his arrest in November.

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Haslam addresses public safety summit in Nashville

Haslam addresses public safety summit in Nashville

December 8th, 2014 1:53 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

While there's been progress in making Tennessee a safer state, much remains to be done, particularly on domestic violence, Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday.

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Hawkins couple who killed child with grape soda receives 35-year sentence

Hawkins couple who killed child with grape soda receives 35-year sentence

December 8th, 2014 12:45 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A Surgoinsville couple accused of killing their 5-year-old daughter by forcing her to drink too much grape soda and water as a punishment were each sentenced to 35 years Monday in Hawkins County Criminal Court.

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Local authorities frustrated by legal shield protecting 'pill mills'

Local authorities frustrated by legal shield protecting 'pill mills'

December 8th, 2014 10:59 am by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

The prescription pill problem is grim, especially in Sullivan County.

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SW Virginia man who left 14-month-old with fractured skull sentenced to 12 years

SW Virginia man who left 14-month-old with fractured skull sentenced to 12 years

December 8th, 2014 10:06 am by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

The child's mother also was sentenced for felony child abuse.

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Johnson City man choked girlfriend and her sister, police say

Johnson City man choked girlfriend and her sister, police say

December 8th, 2014 9:32 am by Staff Report

Bobby A. Herron was charged with two counts of aggravated domestic assault.

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