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Johnson City man charged in February auto burglary

Johnson City man charged in February auto burglary

April 1st, 2015 3:38 pm by Staff Report

The investigation began Feb. 9 after the victim reported a vehicle on his business lot at 149 Lynn Road had been burglarized.

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Crowe votes to allow guns in parks

Crowe votes to allow guns in parks

April 1st, 2015 3:22 pm by Gary B. Gray

State Sen. Rusty Crowe, R-Johnson City, voted this morning to allow people with handgun permits to carry in local parks, despite clear opposition by both the Johnson City Board of Commissioners and Washington County Commission.

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Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

April 1st, 2015 3:00 pm by DAN JOLING, Associated Press

A group of researchers say polar bears forced off melting sea ice will not find enough food to replace their current diet of fat-laden marine mammals such as seals, a conclusion that contradicts studies indicating that bears may be benefiting from bird eg

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Tennessee GOP senator gives obscene response to protester over Insure Tennessee

Tennessee GOP senator gives obscene response to protester over Insure Tennessee - VIDEO

April 1st, 2015 2:09 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A state senator who has drawn the ire of supporters of Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal called a protester an obscene name.

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Kingsport drug raid yields $90K in cash and pills

Kingsport drug raid yields $90K in cash and pills

April 1st, 2015 1:42 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Kingsport Police Department Vice Detective Nathan Elliott says the raid is one of the largest in recent history involving pills.

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Off the Wall News: Man calls 911 a dozen times about bar bill

Off the Wall News: Man calls 911 a dozen times about bar bill

April 1st, 2015 12:28 pm by Associated Press

He was charged $30 for the 10 beers he ordered.

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TBI investigating SE Tennessee boy's death as homicide

TBI investigating SE Tennessee boy's death as homicide

April 1st, 2015 12:19 pm by Associated Press

Few details have been released in the death of Lucas Michael Dillon. He died Monday at a hospital after suffering an injury Saturday at a home in Whitwell.

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Health system merger announcement set for Thursday

Health system merger announcement set for Thursday

April 1st, 2015 11:53 am by Staff Report

Health care leaders are expected to announce a merger between the region's two hospital systems at a press conference scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday at Kingsport's MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center.

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Bill would allow weapons in state Capitol

Bill would allow weapons in state Capitol

April 1st, 2015 11:32 am by Associated Press

Handgun carry permit holders would be able to carry their weapons on the grounds of the state Capitol under a proposal that has passed the Senate.

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Academy Sports to open April 24

Academy Sports to open April 24

April 1st, 2015 11:05 am by Staff Report

The Academy Sports + Outdoors retail store currently under construction in Johnson City now has an opening date.

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