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4th of July: A time to celebrate, remember

July 4th, 2015 10:44 pm by Jessica Fuller

The Tri-Cities had no shortage of celebration Saturday as the country celebrated its 239th Independence Day with fireworks, parades, music and food.

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Face of JCPD, WCSO gets younger, retaining veteran officers becomes more difficult

Face of JCPD, WCSO gets younger, retaining veteran officers becomes more difficult

July 4th, 2015 10:32 pm by Becky Campbell

The face of the Johnson City Police Department - like many law enforcement agencies - is getting younger and younger.That also means the experience on the force is, to some degree, dwindling.

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Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

July 5th, 2015 2:28 pm by Associated Press

A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, authorities said Sunday.

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For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

July 5th, 2015 2:26 pm by Associated Press

The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday.

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To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists

To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists

July 5th, 2015 2:21 pm by SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press

The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.

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Reader Photo: Fireworks in the Johnson City sky

Reader Photo: Fireworks in the Johnson City sky

July 5th, 2015 11:07 am by Jeff Snyder

Reader Jeff Snyder sent us this photo of Johnson City's Independence Day fireworks display as seen from North Johnson City.

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Crime
2 Elizabethton residents charged with DUI after Johnson City crash

2 Elizabethton residents charged with DUI after Johnson City crash

July 5th, 2015 10:56 am by Staff Report

Two Elizabethton residents fled an Independence Day crash on North Roan Street and switched drivers before being arrested on DUI charges, Johnson City police said.

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Twins rocked by Greeneville

Twins rocked by Greeneville

July 4th, 2015 11:13 pm by Staff Report

Connor Goedert had four hits and the Greeneville Astros lit up Elizabethton's pitchers early for a 10-3 win over the Twins on Saturday at Pioneer Park.

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Familiar foes tied for ETA lead

Familiar foes tied for ETA lead

July 4th, 2015 11:12 pm by Joe Avento

Cayman Ratliff said if he wins the Carter County Bank East Tennessee Amateur golf tournament again, he wants to earn it. This year, he'll have to do it against some familiar competition.

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New Tenn. law requires mandatory jail time before probation for vehicular homicide

New Tenn. law requires mandatory jail time before probation for vehicular homicide

July 4th, 2015 10:35 pm by Becky Campbell

Sentences for anyone convicted of vehicular homicide or vehicular assault just got tougher with a new law that will require jail time before they can get probation, and their release eligibility just doubled.

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