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Tennessee joins multi-state lawsuit against Obama's executive orders

Tennessee joins multi-state lawsuit against Obama's executive orders

December 22nd, 2014 1:06 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee is joining a multi-state lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.

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News Regional & National
Oldest of zoo gorillas turns 58

Oldest of zoo gorillas turns 58

December 22nd, 2014 1:06 pm by Associated Press

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says the female western lowland gorilla, named Colo, is celebrating her birthday Monday with an Ohio-shaped cake made of peanut butter, applesauce, honey, shredded carrots with Greek yogurt frosting.

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Crime
Man charged with taking customer hostage and robbing Knoxville McDonald's

Man charged with taking customer hostage and robbing Knoxville McDonald's

December 22nd, 2014 1:00 pm by Don Jacobs, Knoxville News-Sentinel

The alleged robber entered the business in a full camouflage Ghillie suit associated with snipers who blend in with the brush, records state, and brandished a black BB gun presented as a real firearm.

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Gas tax increase gaining momentum in Tennessee

Gas tax increase gaining momentum in Tennessee

December 22nd, 2014 12:37 pm by Associated Press

Momentum is mounting for a possible proposal to raise the state's gas tax for the first time in 25 years.

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Columns As I See It
Gene Autry was an early  combatant in the War on Christmas'

Gene Autry was an early combatant in the War on Christmas'

December 22nd, 2014 11:32 am by Robert Houk

It makes sense, after all Autry did live in California, which everyone knows is not called the "left coast" for nothing.

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Community Local News

Here's looking at you, Tree Streets

December 22nd, 2014 10:55 am by Tony Casey

A wily raccoon ducks into a storm drain on the corner of Spring and West Poplar streets as cars pass.

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Dreaming of a White Christmas? Sorry, Johnson City, not this year.

Dreaming of a White Christmas? Sorry, Johnson City, not this year.

December 22nd, 2014 10:42 am by Jessica Fuller

East Tennessee saw a white Thanksgiving and even a white Halloween.

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Opinion
Should Tennessee cities have greater control over tobacco?

Should Tennessee cities have greater control over tobacco?

December 22nd, 2014 10:16 am by Johnson City Press

Tennessee does not have a law making it illegal to smoke in car when a child in present. Smoking also is allowed in nursing homes, tobacco stores, automotive/body shops and private clubs.

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News Photos Local News

Photo Gallery: Lighting up the neighborhood

December 22nd, 2014 9:55 am by Becky Campbell

A short drive around Johnson City in search of holiday light displays was not disappointing Sunday.

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Community
Ministry sets up fund to help NE Tennessee family with child's heart surgery expenses

Ministry sets up fund to help NE Tennessee family with child's heart surgery expenses

December 22nd, 2014 9:19 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Alliana Delph's birth in October of 2013 seemed routine until she started turning blue about two hours after the delivery.

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