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Yes, it's cold, but don't burn your house down

Yes, it's cold, but don't burn your house down

November 18th, 2014 4:16 pm by Contributed

The Johnson City Fire Department is asking the public to practice safe heating behaviors and check or replace smoke detectors during the peak months for home heating fires - November through March.

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Regional & National Education
Bias complaint says Knox schools discriminated against African-Americans, kids with disabilities

Bias complaint says Knox schools discriminated against African-Americans, kids with disabilities

November 18th, 2014 1:31 pm by Associated Press

Data showed that African-American students and students with disabilities are more likely to be disciplined and referred to law enforcement than their white, non-disabled peers.

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Train strikes man in Middle Tennessee

Train strikes man in Middle Tennessee

November 18th, 2014 1:26 pm by The Tennessean

Miqaaiyl Pirtle was crossing the tracks on East Main Street in Greenbrier and apparently didn't notice the train.

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Crime
Johnson City woman sentenced to 8 months for lying about rat poison in juice drinks

Johnson City woman sentenced to 8 months for lying about rat poison in juice drinks

November 18th, 2014 12:26 pm by Staff Report

Elizabeth Ann Carrier was also ordered to undergo three years probation after her release

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Animals brave the low temperatures - PHOTOS

November 18th, 2014 12:24 pm by Tony Casey

While humans can head inside during low temperatures, animals cannot.

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Bombing attempts: Deputies say Jonesborough man tried to kill with homemade device

Bombing attempts: Deputies say Jonesborough man tried to kill with homemade device

November 18th, 2014 11:18 am by Becky Campbell

A long-standing feud between two Jonesborough families boiled over earlier this month after a man threw a homemade explosive device into an occupied residence, according to court records.

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Explosives in the Holston River? Group sues Kingsport Army ammunition plant over pollution

Explosives in the Holston River? Group sues Kingsport Army ammunition plant over pollution

November 18th, 2014 11:11 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Tennessee Clean Water Network is suing a Kingsport ammunition plant for dumping an explosive into local drinking water.

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NFL suspends Vikings' running back Peterson for at least rest of season in wake of switch episode

NFL suspends Vikings' running back Peterson for at least rest of season in wake of switch episode

November 18th, 2014 11:00 am by DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Pro Football Writer

The NFL Players Association quickly announced its plan to appeal, sharply rebuked the league's alleged inconsistency and unfairness in the process.

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Autumn freeze causes crashes, school closings

Autumn freeze causes crashes, school closings

November 18th, 2014 9:35 am by Jessica Fuller

Icy roads are causing trouble in some areas of Northeast Tennessee amid this morning's cold snap.

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Crime
Kingsport woman charged with stealing vehicle in Johnson City

Kingsport woman charged with stealing vehicle in Johnson City

November 18th, 2014 9:23 am by Staff Report

Police said the vehicle was reported stolen on Nov. 7 and recovered on Nov. 12.

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