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NSA leaker Snowden won't return voluntarily to US

NSA leaker Snowden won't return voluntarily to US

June 17th, 2013 4:02 pm by KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP Intelligence Writer

NSA leaker Edward Snowden defended his disclosure of top-secret U.S. spying programs in an online chat Monday with The Guardian and attacked U.S. officials for calling him a traitor.

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Police: Pickup's driver had revoked license when crashed on East Oakland

Police: Pickup's driver had revoked license when crashed on East Oakland

June 17th, 2013 2:23 pm by Staff Report

A Johnson City man was driving on a revoked license Sunday when he ran a red light in east Johnson City and struck a minivan, injuring him and the other driver and forcing road closings, police said in a report.

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Johnson City doctor accused in high-speed police chase reportedly hospitalized; hearing rescheduled

Johnson City doctor accused in high-speed police chase reportedly hospitalized; hearing rescheduled

June 17th, 2013 12:15 pm by Becky Campbell

A preliminary hearing for a local doctor charged with reckless driving, drug possession, a weapons violation and vandalism was rescheduled Monday because of several conflicts in the case.

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Completion of Kingsport's I-26 Tennessee Welcome Center project pushed back

Completion of Kingsport's I-26 Tennessee Welcome Center project pushed back

June 17th, 2013 12:08 pm by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

KINGSPORT — The timeline for the welcome center project has changed again and will likely mean construction of the actual building will not take place until later this summer, pushing the completion date into early 2014.

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Study dissects flooding fixes in Tree Streets District

Study dissects flooding fixes in Tree Streets District

June 16th, 2013 8:16 pm by Gary B. Gray

A Knoxville company handling the majority of the city’s storm water design and engineering has completed a drainage study of the Tree Streets District to determine how to control water flow and minimize flooding along the State of Franklin corridor from B

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Capital outlay proposed to address water losses in Jonesborough

Capital outlay proposed to address water losses in Jonesborough

June 16th, 2013 8:14 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

In a special called meeting Monday for second and final reading and approval of the town of Jonesborough’s 2013-14 budget, the board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider a $450,000 capital outlay to address water loss, a problem repeatedly cited as a signi

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Update: Wreck causes damage to fire hydrant, red light near Oakland and Watauga intersection

Update: Wreck causes damage to fire hydrant, red light near Oakland and Watauga intersection

June 16th, 2013 5:05 pm by Staff Report

Part of East Oakland and East Watauga avenues were closed after a two-vehicle crash in the area.

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Unicoi Co. Animal Shelter director says Erwin's funding cut is a step backward

Unicoi Co. Animal Shelter director says Erwin's funding cut is a step backward

June 16th, 2013 8:54 am by Brad Hicks

In the lobby of the Unicoi County Animal Shelter, a quartet of kittens up for adoption were nestled together in a cage, sleeping undisturbed through the occasional phone call and visitor. The peaceful scene contradicted the mood just across the shelter’s

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Beer in Cardinal Park? Johnson City not yet ready to take another swing at ballpark sales

Beer in Cardinal Park? Johnson City not yet ready to take another swing at ballpark sales

June 16th, 2013 8:00 am by Gary B. Gray

The Bristol, Va., City Council has approved for the first time the sale of beer at the city-owned DeVault Memorial Stadium. The baseball park is home to the Bristol White Sox, which shares a spot in the Appalachian League with the Johnson City Cardinals.

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Jehovah's Witnesses conventions scheduled for next two weekends

Jehovah's Witnesses conventions scheduled for next two weekends

June 16th, 2013 8:00 am by Jennifer Sprouse

The Jehovah's Witnesses will be at Freedom Hall Civic Center on June 21-23 and June 28-30.

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