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'Any day now': Bright's Zoo preparing for long-necked bundle of joy

'Any day now': Bright's Zoo preparing for long-necked bundle of joy - VIDEO

August 5th, 2014 9:55 pm by Max Hrenda

One of the animals at Washington County's only zoo is expecting a baby any day, but zookeepers said it would be a "stretch" to determine when that day would arrive.

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Police say Arkansas couple had drug-induced hallucinations that led to death of 10-month-old son

Police say Arkansas couple had drug-induced hallucinations that led to death of 10-month-old son

August 5th, 2014 9:49 pm by Associated Press

Preliminary autopsy reports said the child died of "exposure and abandonment."

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Take One urges ex-cons to avoid second take at prison

Take One urges ex-cons to avoid second take at prison

August 5th, 2014 9:47 pm by Becky Campbell

Nearly half of all people released from serving a prison sentence will return within a three-year period, but a new program sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Correction is aimed at reducing that number one inmate at a time.

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Though county case contained, shelter director cautions against rabies exposure

Though county case contained, shelter director cautions against rabies exposure

August 5th, 2014 9:41 pm by Max Hrenda

After a local dog tested positive for a deadly strain of rabies, the director of the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter is stressing that pet owners take precautions to insure their animals avoid the disease.

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Ramsey's big wallet: Tennessee Supreme Court races see spending spike

Ramsey's big wallet: Tennessee Supreme Court races see spending spike

August 5th, 2014 9:41 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The governor appoints justices and voters decide whether to keep them for full eight-year terms. Only one justice has ever lost.

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Dykes sheds light on closed-door meeting with Haslam, Huffman

Dykes sheds light on closed-door meeting with Haslam, Huffman

August 5th, 2014 9:35 pm by Nathan Baker

Washington County Director of Schools Ron Dykes opened up Tuesday evening during the regular meeting of the district's Board of Education to reveal the topics of discussion at a closed-door meeting two weeks ago between representatives of seven area distr

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General killed in Afghan attack was engineer

General killed in Afghan attack was engineer

August 5th, 2014 9:33 pm by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

He was on his first deployment to a war zone.

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Filling holes: Rangers busy replacing skill positions

Filling holes: Rangers busy replacing skill positions

August 5th, 2014 8:26 pm by Trey Williams

Unaka coach Steve "Pink" McKinney must replace quarterback Eli Rasnick this season, and he'll probably use four feet to fill those cleats.

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Hornaday brings experience to Turner-Scott team

Hornaday brings experience to Turner-Scott team

August 5th, 2014 8:22 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Ron Hornaday Jr. has a ton of experience to draw from and his young teammates at Turner-Scott Motorsports were plenty willing to ask for advice.

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BMS waiting for word on FC 500 date

BMS waiting for word on FC 500 date

August 5th, 2014 8:21 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The fans have spoken and Bristol Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Caldwell hopes that NASCAR has listened to their requests.

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