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5 years probation for Kingsport contractor who took money, then took off

5 years probation for Kingsport contractor who took money, then took off

January 8th, 2015 9:42 pm by Becky Campbell

A local contractor with a history of DUI offenses, driving without a license and violating his habitual motor offender status now stands convicted of taking money for a home remodeling job without doing any work.

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Man accused of carjacking, assault receives 5-year sentence for drug trafficking

Man accused of carjacking, assault receives 5-year sentence for drug trafficking

January 8th, 2015 9:36 pm by Becky Campbell

A Bristol man charged in early 2014 with attempting to steal vehicles in a Unicoi County community and pointing a gun at a county woman was sentenced Wednesday to serve more than five years in prison.

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Tax scammer hits speed bump after calling judge

Tax scammer hits speed bump after calling judge

January 8th, 2015 9:29 pm by Becky Campbell

Washington County General Sessions Judge James Nidiffer is still waiting to be arrested after getting a phone call this week alleging that action from the Internal Revenue Service.

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Power Board warns commercial customers of suspected scam

Power Board warns commercial customers of suspected scam

January 8th, 2015 9:20 pm by Staff Report

The Johnson City Power Board has issued a public warning against a possible scam aimed at some of its commercial clients.

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Witten likes brother's, Cowboys' chances

Witten likes brother's, Cowboys' chances

January 8th, 2015 8:57 pm by Douglas Fritz

Shawn Witten liked what he saw from his little brother Sunday, and said he believes the Dallas Cowboys' shot at reaching the NFC championship game lives in the basics of the game.

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ETSU vs. Mercer basketball

January 8th, 2015 8:27 pm by Joe Avento

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Update: Brown out at Unicoi County Schools

Update: Brown out at Unicoi County Schools

January 8th, 2015 6:27 pm by Staff Report

A 3-3 vote Thursday will bring Denise Brown's tenure at the helm of Unicoi County's schools to a close.

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Police: Man arrested on theft charges 1 week after robbery arrest

Police: Man arrested on theft charges 1 week after robbery arrest

January 8th, 2015 5:55 pm by Staff Report

A city man was arrested on charges he stole from a car lot, police said, one week after he was arrested on a robbery charge.

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New high court look at gay marriage? Now legal in 36 states

New high court look at gay marriage? Now legal in 36 states

January 8th, 2015 5:03 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The Supreme Court has quietly engineered a dramatic increase in the number of states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. That increase also has raised the chances the justices soon will settle the legal debate.

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GOP Congress moves veto-bait bills on health care, pipeline

GOP Congress moves veto-bait bills on health care, pipeline

January 8th, 2015 3:27 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

In command and ready for a fight, a defiant Republican-led Congress ignored two White House veto threats and advanced bills Thursday curbing President Barack Obama's cherished health care overhaul and forcing construction on a proposed oil pipeline.

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