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Jurors to have additional option in new vehicular homicide trial

Jurors to have additional option in new vehicular homicide trial

December 10th, 2014 8:43 am by Becky Campbell

There won't be many differences in the evidence for a Kingsport man's vehicular homicide trial next year than there was in his first one earlier this year, but a jury will be able to consider an additional charge.

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Haslam proposes changes intended to help teachers

Haslam proposes changes intended to help teachers

December 10th, 2014 7:55 am by Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday announced several proposals for Tennessee teachers, including adjusting the way they're evaluated and creating a Governor's Teacher Cabinet in which educators could provide ideas.

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UN official calls for torture investigation

UN official calls for torture investigation

December 10th, 2014 7:33 am by John Heilprin, Associated Press

Senior U.S. officials who authorized and carried out torture as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, a top U.N. special investigator said Wednesday.

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5 thefts  + 1 scheme = 12 years in prison for man in real estate operation

5 thefts + 1 scheme = 12 years in prison for man in real estate operation

December 9th, 2014 10:57 pm by Becky Campbell

They cashed in retirement accounts and took out home equity loans, all on the promise of a near stranger who talked his way into their lives, sometimes leaning on their Christian faith to close the deal.

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'Facebook murders' defendants' trial delayed; retrial denied for convicted husband/father

'Facebook murders' defendants' trial delayed; retrial denied for convicted husband/father

December 9th, 2014 10:56 pm by Becky Campbell

Trial for three Johnson County residents in the so-called Facebook double murder was rescheduled from next month until April during a hearing Tuesday in Jonesborough, and the fourth defendant was denied a new trial.

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Sports High schools
Gregory, Wampler help 'Toppers sweep Sullivan Central

Gregory, Wampler help 'Toppers sweep Sullivan Central

December 9th, 2014 10:51 pm by Trey Williams

It was in doubt far longer than anyone could've anticipated, but the Science Hill Lady Hilltoppers ultimately cruised to their 55th straight regular-season conference win on Tuesday.

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Sports High schools
Cyclones boys, girls remain undefeated

Cyclones boys, girls remain undefeated

December 9th, 2014 10:49 pm by Douglas Fritz

Elizabethton's boys and girls teams stayed unbeaten with wins over rival Hampton on Tuesday, but the victories proved costly for the Cyclones.

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Sports High schools
Good leads Pioneers to win over Dobyns-Bennett

Good leads Pioneers to win over Dobyns-Bennett

December 9th, 2014 10:47 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Dobyns-Bennett was the latest basketball team to be perplexed by junior phenom Patrick Good, who scored 41 points to lead David Crockett to an 80-66 win over the Indians in Tuesday night's showdown for first place in the Big Seven Conference.

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Johnson City asks for equal funds to combat firefighting woes

Johnson City asks for equal funds to combat firefighting woes

December 9th, 2014 10:46 pm by Gary B. Gray

City Manager Pete Peterson has requested Washington County restore to Johnson City a more than $100,000 annual appropriation to the city's fire department -- the only department among nine currently not funded.

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Sports High schools
Lady Rangers top Unversity High in shootout

Lady Rangers top Unversity High in shootout

December 9th, 2014 10:44 pm by Ivan Sanders

Umbrellas were needed inside Brooks Gym as three's were raining from both sides. The teams combined for 16 treys as the Unaka girls' basketball team beat University High 56-42 for a Mountain East Conference victory.

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