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Police: 3 girls went on shoplifting spree in Johnson City mall

Police: 3 girls went on shoplifting spree in Johnson City mall

December 17th, 2014 4:32 pm by Staff Report

Three girls were arrested Tuesday on charges that they shoplifted from two stores in the Johnson City mall. Four other mall stores also were hit in the spree, police said, but their managers declined to prosecute.

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Arkansas' model Medicaid experiment in jeopardy

Arkansas' model Medicaid experiment in jeopardy

December 17th, 2014 4:27 pm by Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press

Arkansas became the first Southern state to expand its Medicaid program in a way that many Republicans found acceptable. The state bought private insurance for low-income people instead of adding them to the rolls of the Medicaid system, which GOP lawmake

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Bluff City man sentenced to 46 months for involvement in fight that included pipe bomb

Bluff City man sentenced to 46 months for involvement in fight that included pipe bomb

December 17th, 2014 4:17 pm by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

Lesley Aaron Cole was arrested by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office in January 2013 and charged with attempted murder, five counts of aggravated assault and possession of a pipe bomb.

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Judge orders attorneys to move Holly Bobo murder case forward

Judge orders attorneys to move Holly Bobo murder case forward

December 17th, 2014 4:00 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Months after two men were charged with kidnapping and murdering a 20-year-old Tennessee nursing student, their attorneys say they have not seen any evidence linking their clients to the crime.

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Buzzworthy: Today's trending stories on JohnsonCityPress.com

Buzzworthy: Today's trending stories on JohnsonCityPress.com

December 17th, 2014 3:36 pm by Johnson City Press

Miss something? Never fear, The Buzz is here with today's top stories.

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Update: U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

Update: U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

December 17th, 2014 3:36 pm by JULIE PACE and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

"These 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked," President Barack Obama said in remarks from the White House. "It's time for a new approach."

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Candice McQueen named new Tennessee education commissioner

Candice McQueen named new Tennessee education commissioner

December 17th, 2014 2:48 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

Lipscomb University Senior Vice President Candice McQueen is Gov. Bill Haslam's pick to fill Tennessee's high-profile education commissioner position at a time when public schools has never been more debated here.

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Update: TBI, DCS joins Greeneville police in investigating infants' deaths

Update: TBI, DCS joins Greeneville police in investigating infants' deaths

December 17th, 2014 2:22 pm by Max Hrenda

The Greeneville Police Department announced it is investigating the deaths of two infants whose bodies were found inside a local home.

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Sources say US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

Sources say US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

December 17th, 2014 11:19 am by JULIE PACE and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

The announcement comes amid a series of new confidence-building measures between the longtime foes.

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This week's Best Shots: Photos from Our Readers

December 17th, 2014 10:51 am by Our Readers

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