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Marijuana bills attracting attention in Nashville

Marijuana bills attracting attention in Nashville

March 20th, 2015 9:09 pm by Gary B. Gray

Marijuana use is again a hot topic in Nashville this year, where eight bills regarding the use, sale and distribution of cannabis are on the table.

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Engineer buffs now welcome to Milligan College

Engineer buffs now welcome to Milligan College

March 20th, 2015 9:07 pm by John Thompson

Friday was the first "Engineering Buff Day" at Milligan College. That meant the college debuted its brand-new engineering program to prospective students and their families.

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Police: DUI suspect claims boyfriend took $16,700 while fleeing wreck

Police: DUI suspect claims boyfriend took $16,700 while fleeing wreck

March 20th, 2015 8:50 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

A Hawkins County DUI defendant told police Monday that her boyfriend, who fled from a wreck March 10 which resulted in her arrest, had also taken her purse and wallet containing $16,700 which was still unaccounted for.

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Mom of 5-year-old who died after being forced to eat cigarette butts sentenced

Mom of 5-year-old who died after being forced to eat cigarette butts sentenced

March 20th, 2015 8:45 pm by Ben Benton, Chattanooga Times Free Press

The mother of the 5-year-old Rhea County boy who died in 2013 from injuries sustained at his home near Spring City netted a 60-year prison sentence in a guilty plea this week.

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FBI asks for patience in black man's hanging in Mississippi

FBI asks for patience in black man's hanging in Mississippi

March 20th, 2015 8:40 pm by JOHNNY CLARK, Associated Press and JEFF AMY, Associated Press

An FBI agent appealed for patience Friday after a black man was found hanging from a tree in Mississippi, saying 30 federal, state and local agents were working intensively to determine whether he was killed or committed suicide.

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Wild films at ETSU to spark environmental activism

Wild films at ETSU to spark environmental activism

March 20th, 2015 5:04 pm by Tony Casey

There's a film montage that East Tennessee State University's Director of Sustainability Kathleen Moore wants students and the general public to see.

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Fracking: US tightens rules for chemical disclosure

Fracking: US tightens rules for chemical disclosure

March 20th, 2015 4:46 pm by MATTHEW DALY and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

The rule has been under consideration for more than three years, drawing criticism from the oil and gas industry and environmental groups alike.

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UPDATE: Austin Springs home invasion led to discovery of several large bags of pot, police say

UPDATE: Austin Springs home invasion led to discovery of several large bags of pot, police say

March 20th, 2015 3:43 pm by Staff Report

Mark Dakota Whitson was arrested after an early morning 911 call about a disturbance led Johnson City police to 277 S. Austin Springs Road.

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UPDATE: ETSU suspends fraternity for 5 years in wake of hazing allegations

UPDATE: ETSU suspends fraternity for 5 years in wake of hazing allegations

March 20th, 2015 2:13 pm by Nathan Baker

Hazing led East Tennessee State University to suspend a fraternity chapter from campus for five years, effective immediately, university officials announced today in a news release.

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Sullivan County leader charged with sexual battery, kidnapping

Sullivan County leader charged with sexual battery, kidnapping

March 20th, 2015 12:49 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A former Kingsport alderman who currently serves on multiple community boards and commissions has been arrested, accused of sexual battery on a disabled woman at a business that he owns.

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