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

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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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Child waiting for Nashville fireworks show struck by bullet

Child waiting for Nashville fireworks show struck by bullet

July 6th, 2015 9:24 am by Associated Press

Officials say it's possible the bullet came from a weapon randomly fired into the sky.

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Man wants to create flag monument on side of East Tennessee mountain

Man wants to create flag monument on side of East Tennessee mountain

July 6th, 2015 9:11 am by Staff Report

Carson Camp wants to use the side of Fredonia Mountain in the pastoral Sequatchie Valley to paint the flag, which would be as large as two football fields.

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Bone marrow transplant gives Kingsport man new chance

Bone marrow transplant gives Kingsport man new chance

July 5th, 2015 9:04 pm by David Floyd

Five years ago, Tony Valk, a 54-year-old Kingsport native, was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a cancer that targets the bone marrow. Three years after his diagnosis, Valk was still looking for an effective treatment.

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Have needles on you? Just say so

Have needles on you? Just say so

July 5th, 2015 9:01 pm by Becky Campbell

When police officers find probable cause to search a person, there are generally a few questions they've been trained to ask - do you have any sharp objects in your pockets.

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Christmas Box campaigning early for the long run

Christmas Box campaigning early for the long run

July 5th, 2015 8:58 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Now in its 35th year, the nonprofit Johnson City Press Christmas Box holiday food distribution to 1,900 area families in need, including 2,700 children served by the local Salvation Army Angel Tree and more than 500 low-income seniors, is kicking off its

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Meet your neighbor: Whitson's Barber Shop place to find answers, plenty of talk

Meet your neighbor: Whitson's Barber Shop place to find answers, plenty of talk

July 5th, 2015 8:52 pm by Joe Avento

If you want to know what's going on in Elizabethton, what's really going on, all you have to do is spend a little time at Whitson's Barber Shop.

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Showers, storms cause major flooding in downtown Johnson City, other areas

Showers, storms cause major flooding in downtown Johnson City, other areas

July 5th, 2015 6:04 pm by Jessica Fuller

Showers have kicked it into high gear this evening, flooding areas of downtown Johnson City, snagging cars in the streets and closing roads.

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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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