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Police: Man lies about identity, threatens to "whip" officer

Police: Man lies about identity, threatens to "whip" officer

August 28th, 2013 12:40 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

A Kingsport man lied about his identity to avoid arrest and then threatened an officer while being booked in jail, according to a police report.

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White man poses as black man in failed East Tennessee Jail escape attempt

White man poses as black man in failed East Tennessee Jail escape attempt

August 28th, 2013 10:57 am by Chattanooga Times Free Press

The man claimed to be another inmate who was set to be released.

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Driver survives plunge down Carter Co. ravine, charged with DUI

Driver survives plunge down Carter Co. ravine, charged with DUI

August 28th, 2013 10:40 am by John Thompson

The driver of a 1999 Ford F-250 survived a 250-foot drop from U.S. Highway 19E not far from the Carter-Sullivan County line on Tuesday afternoon.

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Beer can heaved at mower near Opie Arnold Road; two charged after mower overturns

Beer can heaved at mower near Opie Arnold Road; two charged after mower overturns

August 28th, 2013 8:47 am by Becky Campbell

A state contract mower overturned his John Deere tractor Monday after an irate motorist drove at him head-on, and the passenger threw a beer at him, which caused him to lose control of the machine, according to a court document filed in Jonesborough.

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NE Tennessee policeman recognized for actions during standoff with armed woman

NE Tennessee policeman recognized for actions during standoff with armed woman

August 28th, 2013 6:54 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

George Copas was honored for saving three lives during the Aug. 19 incident.

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Kingsport police cleared of excessive force in June shooting, wounded man indicted

Kingsport police cleared of excessive force in June shooting, wounded man indicted

August 27th, 2013 7:15 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

A grand jury decided Tuesday that the Kingsport Police Department did not use excessive force in a June shooting.

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Carnival worker charged with raping runaway 17-year-old girl at Appalachian Fairground

Carnival worker charged with raping runaway 17-year-old girl at Appalachian Fairground

August 27th, 2013 5:00 pm by Tony Casey

A carnival worker at the Appalachian Fair was arrested Monday on charges that he had sex with an underage girl on the fairground in Gray, helped her run away from home and supplied her with drugs.

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Man says he has bomb, robs University Center credit union, leaves package; area evacuated

Man says he has bomb, robs University Center credit union, leaves package; area evacuated

August 27th, 2013 12:04 pm by Knoxville News-Sentinel

The Knoxville Police Department bomb squad responded Tuesday to the University of Tennessee Carolyn P. Brown University Center after a man threatened he had a bomb and robbed a credit union inside the building.

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Husband of East Tennessee woman missing 4 years arrested in Georgia

Husband of East Tennessee woman missing 4 years arrested in Georgia

August 27th, 2013 9:39 am by Associated Press

The husband of a missing Bradley County woman has been arrested and charged with her killing.

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East Tennessee couple sentenced for faking baby miscarriage to bilk donations

East Tennessee couple sentenced for faking baby miscarriage to bilk donations

August 27th, 2013 7:15 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

The husband reportedly went so far as to show photos of dead babies to his employer, and the wife reportedly showed her victim prenatal ultrasounds of twins she later stated she’d “lost.”

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