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Staff Reports • Dec 10, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Manhunt continues in Unicoi Co. after home invasion. UNICOI - Unicoi County authorities are continuing the search for two men they say forced their way into a Unicoi resident's home and attempted to rob a woman.

No more roundball at Hall for Bucs, for now. East Tennessee State’s sojourn in Freedom Hall Civic Center turned out to be a three-game experiment after all.

Update: Police release name of woman who fatally shot herself in car in north Johnson City. Update: Johnson City police released the name of a woman who died from a self-inflicted gunshot Monday.

Larkin's attorneys say autopsy info off-limits. Defense attorneys for a man facing a second trial in the 2003 drowning death of his wife filed a motion last month asking a judge to limit the evidence prosecutors can use from the first trial.

Erwin board OKs resolution on animal shelter. ERWIN — Nearly six months to the day that the Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to sever its funding to the Unicoi County Animal Welfare Board, and effectively the Unicoi County Animal Shelter, the board lent its approval to a proposal that will resolve the funding issue.

Stock-holding seniors, retirees see benefits from Tennessee tax law change, but cities seek relief as losses loom. Changes in Tennessee’s Hall Income Tax over the past few years have rewarded seniors and retirees who own stock, but a continual rise in the exemption level means less money for cities and the possibility of property tax hikes.

Every year Angel Tree program provides merrier Christmas for local children. Started in 1979 in Lynchburg, Va., the program matches donors with children from qualified families who are unable to provide gifts and clothing to their children during the holidays.

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