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UPDATED: U. of Richmond: 2 athletic staffers on Va. balloon

UPDATED: U. of Richmond: 2 athletic staffers on Va. balloon

May 10th, 2014 10:01 pm by LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press

A University of Richmond women's basketball assistant coach and team staff member were the passengers aboard a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst into flames and crashed in Virginia.

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Survey suggests need for safety service shifts

Survey suggests need for safety service shifts

May 10th, 2014 9:56 pm by Becky Campbell

An expansive review of public safety services in Johnson City could lead to some changes in how 911, fire, EMS and police agencies here operate, but many of the recommendations are expensive, long-term projects, according to one city leader.

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Flag Pond festival celebrates community, local leeks

Flag Pond festival celebrates community, local leeks - VIDEO

May 10th, 2014 9:47 pm by Max Hrenda

This weekend, residents of Flag Pond may have bore witness to the area's only event in which strong odors and shedding tears aren't unusual.

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911 411: Report suggests Washington Co. 911 needs new facility

911 411: Report suggests Washington Co. 911 needs new facility

May 10th, 2014 9:42 pm by Becky Campbell

Washington County 911 center's building is in poor repair, and the agency should begin planning for a new facility, according to one of 11 recommendations by a public safety analysis firm.

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Alexander talks education, job market before ETSU speech

Alexander talks education, job market before ETSU speech

May 10th, 2014 9:37 pm by Tony Casey

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, East Tennessee State University's spring commencement keynote speaker, let a federal financial aid form fall from above his head to the ground Saturday before graduation to show the amount of information and effort put into fill

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For some, grad glee overshadowed by debt, uncertainty

For some, grad glee overshadowed by debt, uncertainty

May 10th, 2014 9:30 pm by Tony Casey

A number is often attached to a graduate's name. While traditionally it's been a grade point average, that number has changed in recent years, and with good reason. The number is the amount of debt they accrued to earn their degrees at East Tennessee Stat

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Search continues for 3rd body in Va. balloon crash

Search continues for 3rd body in Va. balloon crash

May 10th, 2014 6:23 pm by LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press

A second body was recovered Saturday from the crash of a hot air balloon carrying three that drifted into a power line and burst into flames in front of hundreds of horrified spectators.

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MSHA gives grants to help trim fat on childhood obesity

MSHA gives grants to help trim fat on childhood obesity

May 9th, 2014 9:48 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Mountain States Health Alliance has awarded $50,000 in HEAL Appalachia grants to 19 nonprofit programs working to reduce childhood obesity across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

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Child placed in state custody after mother accused of 'shooting morphine' in liquor store parking lot

Child placed in state custody after mother accused of 'shooting morphine' in liquor store parking lot

May 9th, 2014 9:40 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A woman who allegedly admitted to "shooting morphine" in a liquor store parking lot with her 8-month-old child present Thursday afternoon was charged with DUI.

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Committee kicks off art exhibition with 'Diversion'

Committee kicks off art exhibition with 'Diversion' - VIDEO

May 9th, 2014 9:19 pm by Gary B. Gray

The Johnson City Public Art Committee debuted its inaugural installation of what will be more than a dozen sculptures along West State of Franklin Road, as well as several downtown streets, with "Diversion," a creation by Kyle Lusk, from Brevard, N.C.

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