Johnson City Press Saturday, October 25, 2014
Crime Elizabethton
Police: Elizabethton woman scammed out of $26K

Police: Elizabethton woman scammed out of $26K

September 8th, 2014 2:00 pm by John Thompson

A man told her she had won $4 million and a new car and talked her into sending three blank checks to an unknown address.

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News Regional & National
Obama to outline strategy to defeat Islamic State

Obama to outline strategy to defeat Islamic State

September 8th, 2014 12:23 pm by LARA JAKES and JULIE PACE, Associated Press

Obama will launch an aggressive effort to build support for his strategy on Capitol Hill and with the American public.

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News Local News
Update: Fire at Kingsport welcome center construction site caused by welding, under control now

Update: Fire at Kingsport welcome center construction site caused by welding, under control now

September 8th, 2014 10:18 am by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

There were no injuries and the Kingsport Fire Department had the fire under control in less than an hour.

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Crime
Johnson City man accused of tree-trimming scams

Johnson City man accused of tree-trimming scams

September 8th, 2014 10:13 am by Staff Report

A Johnson City man was arrested Saturday on charges that scammed several people by taking money for tree-trimming work that he never did.

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TSA finds loaded gun in carry-on bag at Tri-Cities Regional Airport

TSA finds loaded gun in carry-on bag at Tri-Cities Regional Airport

September 8th, 2014 9:56 am by Staff Report

This was the fourth firearm discovered at the security checkpoint by TSA officers at Tri-Cities this year. Only one firearm was found at the checkpoint in 2013.

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Crime
Police: Johnson City man used credit card in burglary attempt

Police: Johnson City man used credit card in burglary attempt

September 8th, 2014 9:15 am by Staff Report

Jeremy D. Carson was charged with attempted aggravated burglary.

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Sports UT Sports

Vols' Jones says UT needs to improve special teams

September 8th, 2014 12:06 am by Dustin Dopirak

The Tennessee coach said Saturday that part of the Vols' problem is that they're asking too much of too many players on special teams.

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Community Local News
Organizers say region's first LGBTQ-themed festival welcomed with open arms

Organizers say region's first LGBTQ-themed festival welcomed with open arms - VIDEO

September 7th, 2014 10:32 pm by Max Hrenda

Although a festival conducted this weekend was the first of its kind in the area, organizers said they weren't surprised to receive a warm welcome from the community.

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News Community Local News Rails to Trails
Tweetsie trends: Betsy Bikes becomes first trail bicycle shop

Tweetsie trends: Betsy Bikes becomes first trail bicycle shop

September 7th, 2014 10:23 pm by Tony Casey

The Houghtons of Elizabethton were the first people to open up a bicycle shop on the newly opened Tweetsie Trail.

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Crime Local News
Man reportedly ran from moving car to avoid stop

Man reportedly ran from moving car to avoid stop

September 7th, 2014 8:22 pm by Staff Report

Police said a city man was arrested after he ran from a moving vehicle to avoid a traffic stop.

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