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Elizabethton man charged with marijuana violations

Elizabethton man charged with marijuana violations

April 7th, 2015 1:40 pm by Staff Report

An Elizabethton man was charged Monday after police reported finding three pounds of marijuana and equipment used to portion the drug for resale during a search of his apartment.

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Update: Creeks overflow in Johnson City, Jonesborough as region remains under severe weather alert

Update: Creeks overflow in Johnson City, Jonesborough as region remains under severe weather alert

April 7th, 2015 1:06 pm by Jessica Fuller

A few storms may become strong to severe today, especially across Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

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Senate committee passes bill to make Bible official state book

Senate committee passes bill to make Bible official state book

April 7th, 2015 12:59 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

A Senate committee decided to approve a bill to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee. The committee approved the measure by a 7-0-2 vote; no lawmakers voted against the bill, but two abstained.

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Jack Daniel's prevails as lawmaker withdraws 2nd 'Tennessee Whiskey' challenge

Jack Daniel's prevails as lawmaker withdraws 2nd 'Tennessee Whiskey' challenge

April 7th, 2015 11:58 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Republican state Sen. Ed Jackson, of Jackson, withdrew his bill without debate on Tuesday that sought to repeal the law passed at the behest of Jack Daniel's in 2013.

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Tenn. bill gives in-state tuition rates to immigrant children on deferred action

Tenn. bill gives in-state tuition rates to immigrant children on deferred action

April 7th, 2015 11:36 am by Associated Press

Tennessee residents who are authorized to be in the United States would be eligible for in-state tuition under legislation headed for a vote in the Senate.

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Crime
Kingsport police charge stabbing victim with filing false report

Kingsport police charge stabbing victim with filing false report

April 7th, 2015 11:35 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Nearly two weeks after a man sought treatment for multiple stab wounds at a Kingsport hospital, police have charged the victim with lying about how and where the incident occurred.

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GOP field gets more crowded as Rand Paul says, 'I am running for president'

GOP field gets more crowded as Rand Paul says, 'I am running for president'

April 7th, 2015 11:20 am by PHILIP ELLIOTT and ADAM BEAM, Associated Press

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky entered the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a declaration that he's running for the White House to "return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government."

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Sports
Duke's comeback win in NCAA final earns best preliminary TV rating in 18 years

Duke's comeback win in NCAA final earns best preliminary TV rating in 18 years

April 7th, 2015 11:17 am by Associated Press

The game on CBS drew a 17.1 overnight rating and 27 share.

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Ex-East Tennessee schoolteacher charged with rape of 14-year-old Cocke Co. girl

Ex-East Tennessee schoolteacher charged with rape of 14-year-old Cocke Co. girl

April 7th, 2015 11:13 am by Knoxville News-Sentinel

He was a family friend of the girl and allegedly began messaging her on Facebook.

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Crime
Kingsport man caught stealing from Johnson City construction site, police say

Kingsport man caught stealing from Johnson City construction site, police say

April 7th, 2015 10:14 am by Staff Report

Kenneth Hodge was charged with theft of property over $500.

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