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Bright's Zoo waits for news on cause of baby giraffe's death

Bright's Zoo waits for news on cause of baby giraffe's death

August 21st, 2014 9:47 pm by Max Hrenda

Less than two weeks after its birth at a local zoo, a baby reticulated giraffe has died.

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City accepts bid for business development/flood mitigation site

City accepts bid for business development/flood mitigation site

August 21st, 2014 9:43 pm by Gary B. Gray

The City Commission started the ball rolling Thursday on a potential $5 million commercial development along West State of Franklin Road that would come with additional storm water storage at no cost to the city.

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Gallery: Tractor pull at the Appalachian Fair

August 21st, 2014 9:36 pm by Staff Report

Tractor drivers weren't the only ones to put themselves on display during Thursday evening's tractor pull at the Appalachian Fair.

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Lockdown lifted after police say bomb rumors all smoke, no fire

Lockdown lifted after police say bomb rumors all smoke, no fire

August 21st, 2014 9:18 pm by John Thompson

Chief of Police Greg Workman said Thursday that after an extensive investigation, his department found there was "no legitimate threat" to Elizabethton City Schools after the schools were on a "soft" lockdown for most of the day Wednesday after rumors beg

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D.C. police sting leads to child porn charges for Tennessee woman

D.C. police sting leads to child porn charges for Tennessee woman

August 21st, 2014 9:11 pm by Lance Coleman, Knoxville News Sentinel

The investigation that led federal and state authorities to arrest a Seymour woman on child pornography charges started when an undercover Washington, D.C., police officer arrested a man earlier this month who had images the woman allegedly had taken of h

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US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

August 21st, 2014 9:01 pm by CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer

A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.

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Police: Man confessed to taking cellphone

Police: Man confessed to taking cellphone

August 21st, 2014 6:39 pm by Staff Report

A Jonesborough man was arrested on a theft charge, police said, after he admitted to stealing a cellphone from a co-worker's car.

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Of 163 arrests since teen's slaying by police, 7 from Ferguson

Of 163 arrests since teen's slaying by police, 7 from Ferguson

August 21st, 2014 2:12 pm by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER and JIM SALTER, Associated Press

Police have come under gunfire and been targeted with Molotov cocktails and bricks. They've also been accused of instances of heavy-handedness and unnecessary arrests, including some journalists.

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2 fires bring suspicions in Carter Co.

2 fires bring suspicions in Carter Co.

August 21st, 2014 11:31 am by John Thompson

The Carter County Sheriff's Department is investigating two early Monday morning house fires that happened a short distance and a few hours apart.

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Retail development: Company offers Johnson City $350K for State of Franklin property

Retail development: Company offers Johnson City $350K for State of Franklin property

August 21st, 2014 11:23 am by Gary B. Gray

The initial rendering shows a two-building retail/commercial development.

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