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Update: Police say 2 victims critical in Georgia FedEx shootings

Update: Police say 2 victims critical in Georgia FedEx shootings

April 29th, 2014 11:40 am by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press

A package handler with an assault rifle and bullets strapped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday morning at a FedEx station outside Atlanta.

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Trial avoided as Parker pleads guilty to attempted murder

Trial avoided as Parker pleads guilty to attempted murder

April 29th, 2014 11:26 am by Becky Campbell

Judge Robert Cupp accepted Eric Parker's best interest plea in Washington County Criminal Court.

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After 2 attorneys, 1 plea, 0 results in murder trial

April 28th, 2014 9:41 pm by Becky Campbell

A Johnson City man ordered to represent himself in an attempted murder case after dismissing two court-appointed attorneys decided to plead guilty to the charge Monday, then decided against it.

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Texas HS student found with AK-47, handguns at school

Texas HS student found with AK-47, handguns at school

April 28th, 2014 7:44 pm by Associated Press

A 17-year-old boy who hid a loaded AK-47 assault rifle in a school bathroom and two loaded handguns in his backpack intended to "commit a violent act," a school official said, but the plan was foiled when his parents discovered the weapons missing at home

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2 Knox Co. deputies on leave after another photographed allegedly choking student

April 28th, 2014 4:17 pm by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Knox County Sheriff Jimmy "J.J." Jones on Sunday night fired Deputy Frank Phillips.

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Bristol woman pleads guilty to murdering neighbor, whose body was mauled by dogs

Bristol woman pleads guilty to murdering neighbor, whose body was mauled by dogs

April 28th, 2014 3:49 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Rachel Lynn Calhoun also pleaded guilty to especially aggravated robbery of the victim, ID theft and fraudulent use of his credit card.

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UPDATE: Investigators say Gray drove bus between 20, 30 mph over limit

UPDATE: Investigators say Gray drove bus between 20, 30 mph over limit

April 28th, 2014 12:17 pm by Becky Campbell

More than a year and a half after a September 2012 school bus crash injured 39 David Crockett High School students, the driver has a trial date.

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Caught in photos: Knox County fires deputy accused of choking UT student in handcuffs

April 28th, 2014 8:39 am by Staff Report

A copy of a termination notice on KCSO's website said Frank Phillips, 47, has been found "unsuitable for continued employment with the Sheriff's Office."

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Johnson City police: Graffiti artist caught red handed

Johnson City police: Graffiti artist caught red handed

April 28th, 2014 6:59 am by Staff Report

The alleged vandal painted a residence, a power meter and a city street sign on his own street.

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'He had a pistol directly between my eyes. ... I was terrified'

'He had a pistol directly between my eyes. ... I was terrified'

April 25th, 2014 5:07 pm by Brad Hicks

Unicoi resident Brenda Hoilman testified that within minutes of returning home from visiting a neighbor on the afternoon of March 26, she heard a knock on her door.

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