Thursday, June 28, 2012

Starting Sunday a New Law will Increase Fines & Jail Time
Starting Sunday People with outstanding court related taxes and fees could see their drivers’ license affected. A law going into effect July first will have Court Clerk’s across the state forwarding delinquent case information to the Department of Safety in Nashville, who will suspend driving privileges until all fees are paid. The law applies to anyone who was assessed court costs and fines on or after July first of 2011. Partial payments may not be enough to avoid license suspension once this law is implemented. Defendants with extreme hardship relating to travel for work or an illness can obtain a one-time six-month reprieve from the suspension after getting approval from a judge. Department of Safety finance officials are expected to provide more clarification this week. Scrap metal businesses must now register each location as apposed to dealers registering one time for all locations. The law increases fines and jail time for second and third convictions of domestic assault. On Sunday penalties will increase for certain offenders charged with carrying a firearm. Penalties will also increase for manufacturing, delivery, sale or possession of an imitation controlled substance. (bg)

Friday, September 04, 2015

  • Fire Damages Johnson City Restaurant
  • Yelton Appears on Charges He Raped His Granddaughter
  • Man Charged with Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend Pleads Not Guilty
  • Carter County Teen to Stand Trial For Attack Jailer Next April
  • Hawkins Co Man Tries To Smuggle Someone Else's Urine to a Drug Screening
  • Suspect Brawls with Police at Kingsport Seat Belt Checkpoint
  • Man Accused of Robbing Jonesborough Bank in July Indicted by Grand Jury
  • Parents Protest Extended Study of Islam Outside a Bristol, TN Middle School
  • Johnson City Man Who Admitted to Having Sex With Teen in Library Bathroom Indicted
  • Greene County Woman Has Charge Increased to First-Degree Murder in Oct. 2014 Shooting
  • Johnson City Man Arrested After Crashing into a Motorcycle and Leaving the Scene
  • Bristol, VA Pair Face Felony Charges After Children Were Found Living in Deplorable Conditions
  • Johnson City Crash Leads to Multiple Charges for Kingsport Man
  • Man Indicted for Killing Babies in Greeneville
  • Bullet Holes at Church Hill Apartment Leads to Arrest and SUV Full of Stolen Goods
  • Police: Bristol Man was Filming Teenage Girls' Buttocks at DB Football Game in Kingsport
  • Home Invasion at Kingsport Subdivision Leads to Aggravated Robbery Charges
  • Rogersville Man Gets Three Years in Prison for Selling Painkillers Obtained Through Medicare
  • The Pinnacle Adding Chipolte, Yankee Candle, Other Retail in $30 Million Expansion
  • Half Million Dollar Marijuana Crop Found and Confiscated Near Abingdon
  • Sullivan County Robber Escapes Transport in Illinois, Major Manhunt Underway
  • Parents Prepare for Protest of Extended Study of Islam at Vance Middle School
  • Issue of Competency Delays Hearing for Abingdon Murder Suspect
  • Hearing on Grave Plot Disputes for Troubled Hawkins County Cemetery Scheduled Today



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