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Judge: Statement suppressed in sexual battery case because investigator 'went too far'

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Judge: Statement suppressed in sexual battery case because investigator 'went too far'

March 3rd, 2015 9:15 pm by Becky Campbell

A former Washington County Sheriff's investigator wanted a suspect to "confess his sins to somebody, particularly me," in order to get the statement needed to prosecute the man, according to the officer's testimony at a suppression hearing in November.

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Hampton tops Meigs County for state berth

Hampton tops Meigs County for state berth

March 3rd, 2015 10:32 pm by Ivan Sanders, Press Correspondent

Hampton built leads of 16 and 19 points over the course of four quarters before having to go an extra overtime session to earn a trip to Murfreesboro next week with a nail-biting 88-80 win over the visiting Meigs County.

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The Police Blotter returns with cleaning up TV, a Hanna-Barbera mystery solved and more

The Police Blotter returns with cleaning up TV, a Hanna-Barbera mystery solved and more

March 3rd, 2015 10:02 pm by Max Hrenda

Also inside: The calming effect of a loaded gun, an overly concerned citizen and more!

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Photos: Task force considers bathroom placement on Tweetsie Trail

Photos: Task force considers bathroom placement on Tweetsie Trail

March 3rd, 2015 9:23 pm by Tony Casey

Members of the group overseeing Johnson City's newest recreation facility are turning their attention to ... facilities.

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Washington County jailer fired after Anderson County domestic assault charges

Washington County jailer fired after Anderson County domestic assault charges

March 3rd, 2015 6:54 pm by Becky Campbell

A Washington County detention officer was fired Monday after an internal investigation into criminal charges placed against him in Clinton, Tennessee.

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'Toppers fall short against Oak Ridge

'Toppers fall short against Oak Ridge

March 3rd, 2015 10:31 pm by Trey Williams

Trailing 55-53 with 0.8 seconds left and an inbounds pass under its basket forthcoming, Science Hill's Peyton Wingate got a relatively decent look at a 3-pointer, but it came up short in the sectional loss to Oak Ridge.

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Cyclones can't pull off upset of Knox Fulton

Cyclones can't pull off upset of Knox Fulton

March 3rd, 2015 10:26 pm by Douglas Fritz

Elizabethton led by five after three quarters but the Falcons came to life and the Cyclones couldn't hold on for the upset. Fulton won 64-50 in a Class AA sectional basketball game Tuesday night at Treadway Gymnasium.

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After 44 years, West Carter Fire Chief Conley Jones to resign post on eve of 83rd birthday

After 44 years, West Carter Fire Chief Conley Jones to resign post on eve of 83rd birthday

March 3rd, 2015 10:20 pm by John Thompson

Conley Jones plans to keep answering the alarm as a volunteer firefighter, but after four decades, he is going to assume a new job.

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Bucs have two, Lady Bucs four on postseason team

Bucs have two, Lady Bucs four on postseason team

March 3rd, 2015 10:04 pm by Staff Report

Two members of the East Tennessee State men's basketball team and four from the women's team were named to the All-Southern Conference teams on Tuesday.

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ETSU beats Radford to give Skole win No. 400

ETSU beats Radford to give Skole win No. 400

March 3rd, 2015 10:04 pm by Staff Report

Freshman Ryan Simpler tossed five scoreless innings in his first collegiate start and ETSU scored six runs over the first two innings to take a 9-1 victory over Radford. It was Tony Skole's 400th win as ETSU coach.

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Photos: Niswonger Children's Hospital fundraiser tops $350,000 in donations

Photos: Niswonger Children's Hospital fundraiser tops $350,000 in donations

March 3rd, 2015 10:03 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Donations to help Niswonger Children's Hospital develop centers of excellence in several specialized treatment areas soared to more than $350,000 Tuesday in the final hours of the hospital's third annual radiothon.

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