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Commissioner pulls out of race after close second in primary

Commissioner pulls out of race after close second in primary

June 11th, 2014 8:56 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County Commissioner David Shanks has withdrawn from the Aug. 7 county general election, citing personal reasons.

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Regional & National
Tea Party whacked: Cantor plans to resign from House leadership

Tea Party whacked: Cantor plans to resign from House leadership

June 11th, 2014 2:45 pm by DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

Eric Cantor's exit clears the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up a few months before midterm elections with control of Congress at stake.

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Entertainment Local Entertainment Elizabethton
Covered Bridge Festival gets underway tonight in Elizabethton

Covered Bridge Festival gets underway tonight in Elizabethton

June 11th, 2014 2:07 pm by John Thompson

Tonight will be Gospel and Worship Night. The entertainment on the main stage starts at 4 p.m.

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FBI opens criminal probe into VA health care scandal

FBI opens criminal probe into VA health care scandal

June 11th, 2014 1:35 pm by MATTHEW DALY and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

As Congress moves to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care, the FBI said it has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Crime
Police: Wrong-way driver arrested after Johnson City chase

Police: Wrong-way driver arrested after Johnson City chase

June 11th, 2014 1:28 pm by Elizabeth Saulsbury

Jon P. Layton was charged with felony evading arrest, driving left of the center line, and second offense driving on a revoked license.

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Local doctor, wife get probation, $300K in fines in cancer drug case

Local doctor, wife get probation, $300K in fines in cancer drug case

June 11th, 2014 12:24 pm by Staff Report

Dr. Anindya Kumar Sen and his wife, Patricia Posey Sen, who run the East Tennessee Cancer and Blood Centers in Johnson City and Greeneville, were convicted in December of purchasing misbranded cancer drugs.

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Senate Republicans block student loan bill

Senate Republicans block student loan bill

June 11th, 2014 12:09 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

The bill would have been paid for with the so-called Buffett Rule, which sets minimum tax rates for people making over $1 million.

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2 more men charged in Holly Bobo case

2 more men charged in Holly Bobo case

June 11th, 2014 11:54 am by Associated Press

The brothers were charged with tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact. Two other men have pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and murder charges.

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Crime
SW Virginia man charged with statutory rape after alleged sex with 13-year-old girl at Kingsport Aquatic Center

SW Virginia man charged with statutory rape after alleged sex with 13-year-old girl at Kingsport Aquatic Center

June 11th, 2014 11:44 am by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

Police said the relationship began on Facebook, and the man used a false identity.

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Minorities in Medicine: ETSU med school seeking to boost underrepresented populations

Minorities in Medicine: ETSU med school seeking to boost underrepresented populations

June 11th, 2014 9:02 am by Nathan Baker

14 Hispanic high school students and college freshmen started Monday at the Simulated Medicine in Action camp in the medical college's simulation lab.

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