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Again? Secret Service agents likely 'impaired' in White House incident

Again? Secret Service agents likely 'impaired' in White House incident

May 14th, 2015 2:01 pm by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

According to investigators, two senior Secret Service agents spent five hours at a bar, ran up a significant tab, and then drove back to the White House.

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Needles in grocery fruit? Report results in Kingsport police investigation

Needles in grocery fruit? Report results in Kingsport police investigation

May 14th, 2015 1:32 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Kingsport police are investigating a claim that sewing needles were found in fruit bought at a local grocery store, while social media postings on the alleged discovery have spurred speculation of another incident at a second city business.

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Elizabethton resident sues to stop performances in Covered Bridge Park

Elizabethton resident sues to stop performances in Covered Bridge Park

May 14th, 2015 11:35 am by John Thompson

An Elizabethton resident sued the city to stop performances at a music venue in Covered Bridge Park, which he says is 50 feet from his bedroom.

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Parents knew toddler had been eating wooden splinters from crib, Johnson City police say

Parents knew toddler had been eating wooden splinters from crib, Johnson City police say

May 14th, 2015 11:02 am by Sam Watson

Splinters were lodged in the 2-year-old boy's stomach, intestine and colon. Doctor also had to remove the child's appendix.

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Transportation coalition calls for increase to roads funding

Transportation coalition calls for increase to roads funding

May 14th, 2015 10:38 am by Nathan Baker

Saying the state's transportation system was in a crisis, the leaders of infrastructure advocacy groups called on Tennessee lawmakers Thursday to reform the funding mechanisms for state and local roads to pay for $8 billion in unfunded construction projec

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Grand jury indicts Jonesborough man on police dog's injury from fountain drink thrown from vehicle

Grand jury indicts Jonesborough man on police dog's injury from fountain drink thrown from vehicle

May 14th, 2015 10:35 am by Becky Campbell

Indictments also were returned on a Johnson City shooting death, a stabbing and a delivery driver's robbery.

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TVA biologists get to bottom of Watauga River habitats

TVA biologists get to bottom of Watauga River habitats

May 14th, 2015 10:20 am by Nathan Baker

During a biological survey Tuesday in the Watauga River, it was the small fry that drew the interest of the Tennessee Valley Authority's biologists., but that doesn't mean the study was boring.

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Johnson City blames pedestrian for garbage truck crash that killed her

Johnson City blames pedestrian for garbage truck crash that killed her

May 14th, 2015 10:03 am by Becky Campbell

The city response to the family's lawsuit says Julie A. Harper had "physical incapacity" from being drunk to safely cross the street.

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Mountain States seeks new leader for Unicoi County hospital in wake of administrator's exit

Mountain States seeks new leader for Unicoi County hospital in wake of administrator's exit

May 14th, 2015 9:47 am by Staff Report

Mountain States named Chase Wilson, previously the chief financial officer for the the company's Southeast Market, as interim administrator for Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.

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Developer asks for TIF deal to locate new restaurant

Developer asks for TIF deal to locate new restaurant

May 14th, 2015 9:37 am by Gary B. Gray

Mitch Cox Companies is asking Washington County to approve nearly $1 million in tax increment financing to build a $3.5 million nationally known restaurant to complement a planned $8.5 million, 90-room Fairfield Inn & Suites in Johnson City.

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