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Homeless sex offender arrested on rape, kidnapping charges in Knoxville

Homeless sex offender arrested on rape, kidnapping charges in Knoxville

August 1st, 2013 12:20 pm by Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel

The victim told police the man strangled her, raped her and struck her head against a wall, knocking her unconscious.

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Johnson Co. Sheriff: Fugitive wanted on local meth charges caught in Colorado

Johnson Co. Sheriff: Fugitive wanted on local meth charges caught in Colorado

August 1st, 2013 12:19 pm by Staff Report

The man was among several people targeted in Operation Dixie Crystal, a joint task force investigation aimed at meth trafficking in Johnson County and several western North Carolina counties.

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Dog eats sleeping, paralyzed man's testicle in Arkansas

Dog eats sleeping, paralyzed man's testicle in Arkansas

August 1st, 2013 12:14 pm by Knoxville News Sentinel

The man told police that he woke up to a "burning pain" in his mid-section.

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Blountville man wanted after pointing shotgun at children

Blountville man wanted after pointing shotgun at children

August 1st, 2013 11:32 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Police are attempting to locate a Blountville man accused of pulling a shotgun on children playing near his home, then striking an adult in the face with the weapon's barrel when confronted about the incident.

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City should not take six months to finally act on King Springs Road

City should not take six months to finally act on King Springs Road

August 1st, 2013 10:04 am by Staff Report

King Springs Road in Johnson City has been closed since heavy rain in January caused a portion of the highway to crumble into nearby Sinking Creek

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Another defendant claims 'In God We Trust' signs trampled rights

Another defendant claims 'In God We Trust' signs trampled rights

August 1st, 2013 9:18 am by Bob Fowler — Knoxville News Sentinel

CLINTON — Another criminal defendant is seeking to have charges against him dismissed because “In God We Trust” signs erected over Anderson County Courthouse doorways are allegedly violating his constitutional rights.

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Sentencing set in Cleveland kidnapping-rape case

Sentencing set in Cleveland kidnapping-rape case

August 1st, 2013 8:43 am by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and THOMAS J. SHEERAN — Associated Press

CLEVELAND — Three months after an Ohio woman kicked out part of a door to end nearly a decade of captivity, a onetime school bus driver faces sentencing for kidnapping three women and subjecting them to years of sexual and physical abuse.

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What should Johnson City call its new park?

What should Johnson City call its new park?

August 1st, 2013 8:40 am by Staff Report

The time has come for City Commissioners to choose a permanent name for the 5-acre downtown greenspace that most have known as Founder’s Park.

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Ready or not: Students, teachers prepare to head back to class

Ready or not: Students, teachers prepare to head back to class

July 31st, 2013 9:39 pm by Nathan Baker

As the first day of school approaches for schoolchildren in Johnson City and Washington County, teachers and administrators are preparing their classrooms and hoping the learning curve won’t be too steep when a new curriculum debuts.

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City Commission to resume discussion on 29-acre retail development

City Commission to resume discussion on 29-acre retail development

July 31st, 2013 9:27 pm by Gary B. Gray

Commissioners move tonight to round two of a three-step process to rezone a 29-acre parcel off North State of Franklin Road that would open the door for a significant retail development.

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