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Judge dismisses final Model Mill suit, clears way for demolition, development to begin

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Judge dismisses final Model Mill suit, clears way for demolition, development to begin

December 18th, 2014 10:58 pm by Nathan Baker

A First Judicial District judge removed the last legal roadblock between the wrecking ball and the Model Mill Thursday by dismissing a second lawsuit filed to challenge the project.

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'Helping the FBI' nets NE Tennessee man felony charges in Sullivan Co.

'Helping the FBI' nets NE Tennessee man felony charges in Sullivan Co.

December 19th, 2014 12:45 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A frightened female motorist's 911 call has landed a man in the Sullivan County jail, as he allegedly attempted to run the woman off the road multiple times in a high-speed chase - then explained his actions as "helping the FBI in a manhunt."

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Mother of child in abuse case testifies against ex-boyfriend, accused assailant

Mother of child in abuse case testifies against ex-boyfriend, accused assailant

December 18th, 2014 10:47 pm by Becky Campbell

Amanda Percell told a Washington County Criminal Court jury on Thursday that she no longer has custody of her children, but there was one last thing she could do for her oldest son - testify against the man she said beat the 2-year-old boy so bad that his

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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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Meth chase leaves SW Virginia deputies in acid-powered cloud of smoke

Meth chase leaves SW Virginia deputies in acid-powered cloud of smoke

December 19th, 2014 3:55 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

A high-speed pursuit in Southwest Virginia resulted in a deputy crashing his cruiser after acid, which was allegedly tossed out of a window by meth suspects, created a cloud of gas on the highway.

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Johnson City municipal office closings, garbage pickup schedule for holidays

Johnson City municipal office closings, garbage pickup schedule for holidays

December 19th, 2014 3:43 pm by Contributed to the Press

All City offices will close at noon on Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day.

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FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack; Obama says pulling movie from screens was mistake

FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack; Obama says pulling movie from screens was mistake

December 19th, 2014 2:52 pm by ERIC TUCKER and TED BRIDIS, Associated Press

President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he vowed the United States will respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose"

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Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

December 19th, 2014 2:06 pm by Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

The parents of James Holmes pleaded Friday for his life to be spared if he is convicted of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others after opening fire in a Colorado movie theater.

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The Buzz: Trending stories today from Johnson City Press

The Buzz: Trending stories today from Johnson City Press

December 19th, 2014 1:28 pm by Johnson City Press

Here's your water cooler conversation for the day: Nine trending stories on JohnsonCityPress.com.

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Exercise caution at all railroad crossings

Exercise caution at all railroad crossings

December 19th, 2014 11:44 am by Johnson City Press

Tennessee has 25 railroads with 2,651 miles of track and 4,600 highway railroad crossings.

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Is the U.S. fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack? Apparently not.

Is the U.S. fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack? Apparently not.

December 19th, 2014 11:23 am by HOPE YEN, Associated Press

The Government Accountability Office said it would still take one to five years to develop a strategy to determine whether people were exposed to unsafe levels of radiation and five to 10 years to plan for a full medical response.

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