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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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Aid group says U.S. doctor who had Ebola has recovered

Aid group says U.S. doctor who had Ebola has recovered

August 21st, 2014 11:05 am by JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press

Alison Geist, a spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse, told The Associated Press she did not know the exact time Dr. Kent Brantly would be released but confirmed it would happen Thursday.

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Local attorney, Bob Jessee, dead at 60

Local attorney, Bob Jessee, dead at 60

August 21st, 2014 10:19 am by Becky Campbell

Affable and lovable are just two descriptions of a local veteran attorney who embraced life with his every breath, but Wednesday Bob Jessee's short medical battle with pneumonia ended that.

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Grant completes funding for Boundless Playground at Johnson City's Rotary Park

Grant completes funding for Boundless Playground at Johnson City's Rotary Park

August 21st, 2014 9:17 am by Sue Guinn Legg

The significance of the playground is its accessibility to children with mobility issues that present a barrier to play on traditional playgrounds.

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