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4 awaiting sentencing in coal mine Ponzi scam

4 awaiting sentencing in coal mine Ponzi scam

April 26th, 2015 9:19 pm by Becky Campbell

Four people involved in a $15 million coal mine Ponzi scam based in Johnson City - including the Kentucky-born ringleader - have pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court and now await sentencing.

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New law targets uninsured drivers

New law targets uninsured drivers

April 26th, 2015 9:11 pm by Tom Humphrey, News Sentinel Staff

More than 663,000 Tennesseans will be prodded into buying insurance by enactment of a law setting up a new system for annual insurance verification of all registered vehicles statewide while raising penalties for those found without coverage, according to

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Tenn. lawmakers can't agree on mechanism to reject judges

Tenn. lawmakers can't agree on mechanism to reject judges

April 26th, 2015 9:08 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

State lawmakers concluded the legislative session without an agreement on how they would go about exerting their newfound power to reject gubernatorial nominations to fill judicial vacancies.

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2 jailed after motel investigation reveals $800 in stolen property, JCPD officers say

2 jailed after motel investigation reveals $800 in stolen property, JCPD officers say

April 26th, 2015 8:01 pm by Staff Report

Johnson City police have arrested two men on charges related to theft after an investigation revealed they had $800 in items stolen from a Sullivan County Residents, a news release said.

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Police: Man fakes robbery, tells officers he wants to go to jail

Police: Man fakes robbery, tells officers he wants to go to jail

April 26th, 2015 7:55 pm by Staff Report

A Johnson City man has been jailed at the Washington County Detention center after faking a robbery and telling police it was because he wanted to go to jail, a news release from the Johnson City Police Department said.

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Same-sex marriage opponents urge Supreme Court to go slow

Same-sex marriage opponents urge Supreme Court to go slow

April 26th, 2015 2:40 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage to a man and a woman.

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Haslam to promote free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults

Haslam to promote free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults

April 26th, 2015 2:35 pm by Associated Press

State officials have launched a radio advertising campaign in an effort to get the word out about its new Tennessee Reconnect program.

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Defense carries Orange to win over White

Defense carries Orange to win over White

April 25th, 2015 11:21 pm by AP

Cam Sutton scored on a 20-yard fumble return as the Orange team defeated the White 54-44 on Saturday in an Orange & White Game noteworthy for all the players missing due to injury.

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Late homers power Western past ETSU

Late homers power Western past ETSU

April 25th, 2015 11:20 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Western Carolina smashed a couple of solo home runs in the ninth inning and rallied for a 4-3 win over East Tennessee State on Saturday afternoon at Thomas Stadium.

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ETSU men, women reach SoCon tennis finals

ETSU men, women reach SoCon tennis finals

April 25th, 2015 11:18 pm by Staff Report

ETSU's women defeated Chattanooga 4-2, while the men were 4-1 winners over Samford in Saturday's semifinals of the Southern Conference tennis tournament.

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