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Photo Gallery: A Christmas visit to the children's hospital

December 18th, 2014 6:30 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

"You can't change anyone's life but you can take their mind off of things for a few minutes." - Firefigher Adam Momberger.

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Deputies: Sex offender arrested after visit to school grounds

Deputies: Sex offender arrested after visit to school grounds

December 18th, 2014 5:25 pm by Staff Report

Sheriff's deputies said a registered sex offender was arrested after she visited a school without revealing her status.

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Accused Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

December 18th, 2014 5:14 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by

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3 injured, 1 charged in Limestone Cove crash

3 injured, 1 charged in Limestone Cove crash

December 18th, 2014 5:07 pm by Brad Hicks

According to the preliminary report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the collision occurred around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Tenn. Highway 107 and Tenn. Highway 173.

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More charges for Bristol, Virginia, teacher accused of sex with students at school

More charges for Bristol, Virginia, teacher accused of sex with students at school

December 18th, 2014 4:57 pm by Staff Report

On Thursday, Sheriff Ed Newman announced that the investigation revealed accusations that Mullins had one or more sexual encounters with the victims at John Battle in the fall of 2014.

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Sheriff: Facebook messages with 15-year-old led deputies to Abingdon man's child porn on phone

Sheriff: Facebook messages with 15-year-old led deputies to Abingdon man's child porn on phone

December 18th, 2014 4:40 pm by Staff Report

Christopher Chad Thompson, Abingdon, was charged with possession of child pornography and solicitation of a minor by electronic means.

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Update: TBI resumes involvement in 24th Judicial District

Update: TBI resumes involvement in 24th Judicial District

December 18th, 2014 4:14 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation resumed investigations Thursday in the five-county judicial district where the high-profile death of a 20-year-old nursing student is being prosecuted, a day after saying it was suspending activities there.

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Downtown Johnson City restaurateurs to push back against food trucks on public land

Downtown Johnson City restaurateurs to push back against food trucks on public land

December 18th, 2014 3:42 pm by Tony Casey

Leave it alone. That's Main Street Pizza Company owner Jamie Dove's solution to the debate over a food truck ordinance in Johnson City.

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Did you know Tennessee bans atheists from holding public office?

Did you know Tennessee bans atheists from holding public office?

December 18th, 2014 2:27 pm by Associated Press

The Supreme Court struck down such restrictions in 1961.

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Update: Woman with gun at Gray School allegedly said she could 'take care of it' if intruder showed up

Update: Woman with gun at Gray School allegedly said she could 'take care of it' if intruder showed up

December 18th, 2014 1:50 pm by Staff Report

A Gray woman was arrested on a weapons charge, deputies said, after she showed a gun to a school receptionist and asked if it was legal to bring it there.

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