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Elizabethton police seek help in identification of 2 suspects

Elizabethton police seek help in identification of 2 suspects

December 23rd, 2014 7:06 pm by John Thompson

The Elizabethton Wal-Mart filed a report with city police Dec. 2 about the theft of several items that occurred Dec. 1 at approximately 2:10 a.m.

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Sheriff: Deputy had no choice but to shoot dog during search for felon

Sheriff: Deputy had no choice but to shoot dog during search for felon

December 23rd, 2014 6:52 pm by Max Hrenda

Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece said one of his deputies had "no other choice" but to shoot and kill a dog officers encountered during a search for an armed felon.

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New hotel to make Johnson City scene in 2016

New hotel to make Johnson City scene in 2016

December 23rd, 2014 6:46 pm by Nathan Baker

A new hotel is coming to Johnson City in 2016, bringing 90 more rooms to an area of renewed interest to developers lately.

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Salvation Army offers 3 Christmas meals to needy

Salvation Army offers 3 Christmas meals to needy

December 23rd, 2014 6:43 pm by Becky Campbell

Dozens of people walked through the doors at the Salvation Army dining hall Tuesday for a full, traditional Christmas lunch, the first of three being held through Thursday.

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Gay marriage cases teed up for justices' action

Gay marriage cases teed up for justices' action

December 23rd, 2014 5:56 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Gay marriage cases are on the Supreme Court's agenda with enough time for the issue to be argued and decided by late June.

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Move to April paying off for Bristol Motor Speedway

Move to April paying off for Bristol Motor Speedway

December 23rd, 2014 5:31 pm by Jeff Birchfield

According to Bristol Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Caldwell, the announced date change of the Food City 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from March to April 19 is paying off in a big way at the ticket window.

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Abingdon theater to show 'The Interview' Christmas Day

Abingdon theater to show 'The Interview' Christmas Day

December 23rd, 2014 3:35 pm by Nathan Baker

A Southwest Virginia theater announced it will host Christmas Day viewings of "The Interview," a controversial comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco that may have precipitated a cyber attack on its producing studio and was briefly pulled from theate

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U.S. moves to end ban on blood donations by gay men

U.S. moves to end ban on blood donations by gay men

December 23rd, 2014 2:58 pm by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

Activists questioned whether requiring a year of celibacy from gay men before a donation amounted to a significant policy shift.

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Drive through Bluff City yard ends with alleged assault on deputies

Drive through Bluff City yard ends with alleged assault on deputies

December 23rd, 2014 2:50 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A Bluff City man is accused of performing doughnuts on a neighbor's lawn with an SUV - churning up significant sections of grass during the vandalism - then pointing a rifle at responding officers to ignite a struggle.

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'Infestation': Kingsport baby teeming with bugs, parents charged

'Infestation': Kingsport baby teeming with bugs, parents charged

December 23rd, 2014 2:44 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Two Kingsport parents have been arrested after allegedly not knowing who was caring for their infant daughter, leading to an hours-long search for the 8-month-old and discovery that she was infested with bed bugs.

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