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Founders Park does its job during season's first big storm

Founders Park does its job during season's first big storm

May 14th, 2014 9:15 pm by Nathan Baker

Johnson City's stormwater improvements appear to be working after Founders Park and the detention basin system successfully weathered the spring's first series of substantial rainfall Tuesday.

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NCAA gives ETSU track team postseason ban

NCAA gives ETSU track team postseason ban

May 14th, 2014 9:13 pm by Joe Avento

The East Tennessee State men's indoor track and field team will not be allowed to participate in the postseason next year after it came up short on the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate, released Wednesday.

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Rat feces, used needles found in floor of house in child abuse case

Rat feces, used needles found in floor of house in child abuse case

May 14th, 2014 9:03 pm by Becky Campbell

Rat feces littered the floor and used needles were within reach of a 7-month-old in a Jonesborough home where Washington County sheriff's deputies and the Department of Children's Services responded on a report of child neglect, a court document charging

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ETSU sports scientist offers training ground for Olympians - VIDEO

ETSU sports scientist offers training ground for Olympians - VIDEO

May 14th, 2014 8:41 pm by Tony Casey

Overseeing the training of sometimes two dozen Olympic hopefuls competing in bobsled and canoe and kayaking, Dr. Brad DeWeese said he frequently lets the athletes he works with know the magnitude of their involvement in international competition.

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Missing witnesses delay hearing for Johnson City pharmacist accused of injecting wife

Missing witnesses delay hearing for Johnson City pharmacist accused of injecting wife

May 14th, 2014 5:20 pm by Becky Campbell

Scott Renfro is charged with attempted first-degree murder in an alleged attack on his wife, Martha Renfro, by injecting her with the diabetes drug Victoza.

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Bristol, Va., names 25-year employee as new police chief

Bristol, Va., names 25-year employee as new police chief

May 14th, 2014 4:24 pm by Contributed

Effective immediately, John Austin will lead his department as chief of police.

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Crime
Ex-employee gets plea deal after stealing phones from Johnson City cellular company

Ex-employee gets plea deal after stealing phones from Johnson City cellular company

May 14th, 2014 4:03 pm by Becky Campbell

Jill Rogers, 46, was originally charged with theft over $60,000 but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of theft over $10,000.

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Update: 274 dead in Turkey's worst-ever mine disaster

Update: 274 dead in Turkey's worst-ever mine disaster

May 14th, 2014 3:45 pm by DESMOND BUTLER and SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz says the death toll in a coal mining accident has reached 274, making it the country's worst mining disaster ever.

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Judge refuses to stay Idaho same-sex marriages

Judge refuses to stay Idaho same-sex marriages

May 14th, 2014 1:56 pm by Associated Press

A federal magistrate judge has refused to put gay marriages on hold in Idaho pending an appeal from the state's governor.

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Cigarette butt leads to arrest in Bristol Taco Bell robbery

Cigarette butt leads to arrest in Bristol Taco Bell robbery

May 14th, 2014 1:15 pm by Staff Report

A Bluff City man was charged with aggravated robbery.

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