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Crowe's elderly abuse bill passes Tennessee Senate

Crowe's elderly abuse bill passes Tennessee Senate

April 9th, 2014 4:07 pm by Gary B. Gray

Senate Bill 1852 increases punishment for adult abuse, exploitation or neglect from a Class E to a Class D felony.

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Johnson City's annual tree giveaway set for Saturday

Johnson City's annual tree giveaway set for Saturday

April 9th, 2014 3:49 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

"We all benefit from trees" - City Forester Patrick Walding

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Downtown group scrambling to cover Blue Plum vacancy

Downtown group scrambling to cover Blue Plum vacancy

April 9th, 2014 11:52 am by Nathan Baker

Brandi Woodall, director of the annual Blue Plum Festival and the monthly First Friday events, handed in her resignation two weeks ago.

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Report: Man involved in 13-hour standoff with Johnson City police punched neighbor

Report: Man involved in 13-hour standoff with Johnson City police punched neighbor

April 9th, 2014 11:37 am by Becky Campbell

Woman told neighbor her live-in boyfriend choked her, dragged her on carpet.

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Blountville woman arrested on third theft over $1,000 charge

Blountville woman arrested on third theft over $1,000 charge

April 9th, 2014 11:11 am by Becky Campbell

Alleged thief targeted Wal-Mart three times this year

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ETSU asking counties to pay more for autopsies

ETSU asking counties to pay more for autopsies

April 9th, 2014 10:27 am by Staff Report

Eight Northeast Tennessee counties are facing higher costs for autopsies and forensic services from East Tennessee State University's James H. Quillen College of Medicine to help pay for more staff now required by state regulations.

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Email: Ex-sheriff may not be bona fide' Republican

Email: Ex-sheriff may not be bona fide' Republican

April 8th, 2014 10:47 pm by Brad Hicks

Kent Harris said response to his intent to seek political office in the August Republican primary has been mostly positive, but the former Unicoi County sheriff said apparently not everyone wants to see him re-enter the political arena.

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Second robbery in two weeks prompts safety awareness for ETSU staff, students

Second robbery in two weeks prompts safety awareness for ETSU staff, students

April 8th, 2014 10:39 pm by Max Hrenda

Although a recent report from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation showed that crime rates at local colleges declined in 2013, East Tennessee State University faculty, staff, and students are seeing that 2014 is a brand new year.

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Teacher licensure bill headed to governor

Teacher licensure bill headed to governor

April 8th, 2014 9:45 pm by Nathan Baker

A bill seeking to forbid the state from using student standardized testing scores as a base to grant or renew teachers' licenses could soon be placed under the governor's pen, but that doesn't mean he'll sign it.

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Police investigate shooting on Kingsport street

Police investigate shooting on Kingsport street

April 8th, 2014 3:04 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Kingsport police are investigating an early Tuesday morning incident that left a man with a gunshot wound, marking the second time the alleged victim has been shot in just over two years.

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