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Ex-THP trooper's assault charge dismissed at wife's request

Ex-THP trooper's assault charge dismissed at wife's request

December 15th, 2014 4:15 pm by Becky Campbell

Russel D. Holtsclaw was arrested by Johnson City police Aug. 10 after an alleged assault on his wife at their home during an argument on his birthday.

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Haslam reveals health care expansion plan

Haslam reveals health care expansion plan

December 15th, 2014 12:18 pm by Nathan Baker

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced his proposal for a two-year pilot program to expand health insurance coverage to hundreds of thousands of state residents using federal dollars provided through the Affordable Care Act.

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UPDATE | Parents: Miracle baby born in Johnson City at 10:11 on 12-13-14

UPDATE | Parents: Miracle baby born in Johnson City at 10:11 on 12-13-14

December 15th, 2014 11:13 am by Tony Casey

With the birth of their new son, Callum Bray, who came into the world at 10:11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, or 10:11, 12-13-14 at Johnson City Medical Center, to say the Caruthers family is riding high is an understatement.

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Governor Haslam to unveil Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan

Governor Haslam to unveil Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan

December 15th, 2014 10:06 am by Andy Sher, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Gov. Bill Haslam has reached a tentative agreement with the Obama administration for an alternative health care expansion plan that would allow Tennessee to use federal funding to buy private health insurance for more working low income residents, similar

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Meet Your Neighbor: Laser light maestro has narrowed focus

Meet Your Neighbor: Laser light maestro has narrowed focus

December 14th, 2014 10:01 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Many people know Roger Forbes as the electronics wizard behind the Forbes Family Christmas Light Display he and his wife, Mary, host each December up and down the street in front of their home at 708 Holston Ave.

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Smokefree advocates fight pre-emption laws that limit regulations on tobacco use in Tennessee

Smokefree advocates fight pre-emption laws that limit regulations on tobacco use in Tennessee

December 14th, 2014 9:48 pm by Tony Casey

1994 was a good year for advocates of a smoke-free Tennessee with the passage of the Prevention of Youth Access to Tobacco Act, but what that accomplished might have not gone far enough and also limited the ability to enact further regulation of tobacco u

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Traditional vs. electronic: FDA considers regulation for e-cigarettes

Traditional vs. electronic: FDA considers regulation for e-cigarettes

December 14th, 2014 9:34 pm by Tony Casey

East Tennessee State University's Dr. Hadii Mamudu likens the difference between electronic cigarettes and traditional cigarettes to the result of someone falling off a 10-story building and falling off a 100-story building.

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Three Erwin residents shoplift over $1,000 in merchandise from JCPenny, police say

Three Erwin residents shoplift over $1,000 in merchandise from JCPenny, police say

December 14th, 2014 6:07 pm by Staff Report

Three Erwin residents took more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from JCPenney, resulting in their arrests Saturday, police said.

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Police: Man causes traffic accident with ex-girlfriend, flees scene

Police: Man causes traffic accident with ex-girlfriend, flees scene

December 14th, 2014 5:55 pm by Staff Report

A man was arrested Saturday after police said he fled the scene of an accident involving his ex-girlfriend the day before.

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City, county police ahead of anti-racial-profiling bill

City, county police ahead of anti-racial-profiling bill

December 13th, 2014 11:38 pm by Becky Campbell

Recent legislation introduced by two state lawmakers would "help end racial profiling by law enforcement agencies in Tennessee," according to a press release on the bill.

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