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UN official calls for torture investigation

UN official calls for torture investigation

December 10th, 2014 7:33 am by John Heilprin, Associated Press

Senior U.S. officials who authorized and carried out torture as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, a top U.N. special investigator said Wednesday.

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5 thefts  + 1 scheme = 12 years in prison for man in real estate operation

5 thefts + 1 scheme = 12 years in prison for man in real estate operation

December 9th, 2014 10:57 pm by Becky Campbell

They cashed in retirement accounts and took out home equity loans, all on the promise of a near stranger who talked his way into their lives, sometimes leaning on their Christian faith to close the deal.

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'Facebook murders' defendants' trial delayed; retrial denied for convicted husband/father

'Facebook murders' defendants' trial delayed; retrial denied for convicted husband/father

December 9th, 2014 10:56 pm by Becky Campbell

Trial for three Johnson County residents in the so-called Facebook double murder was rescheduled from next month until April during a hearing Tuesday in Jonesborough, and the fourth defendant was denied a new trial.

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Johnson City asks for equal funds to combat firefighting woes

Johnson City asks for equal funds to combat firefighting woes

December 9th, 2014 10:46 pm by Gary B. Gray

City Manager Pete Peterson has requested Washington County restore to Johnson City a more than $100,000 annual appropriation to the city's fire department -- the only department among nine currently not funded.

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Boones Creek students bring science to life

Boones Creek students bring science to life

December 9th, 2014 10:30 pm by Jessica Fuller

It's alive!Science, that is.

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Historic Johnson City depot to be transformed into new brewery

Historic Johnson City depot to be transformed into new brewery

December 9th, 2014 10:24 pm by Nathan Baker

Developers are trying to hold it back, but information about a new downtown project is spilling out like foam from a freshly poured pilsner.

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Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Few campus sex assaults reported to police

December 9th, 2014 10:14 pm by KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer

Only a fraction of campus sexual assault victims go to police. Senators on Tuesday grappled with the thorny issue of why some just let their college handle it - or don't report it at all.

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Government: Gas to average $2.60 next year

Government: Gas to average $2.60 next year

December 9th, 2014 10:08 pm by The Associated Press

The Energy Department again slashed its prediction for next year's average price of gasoline across the U.S., this time to $2.60 a gallon. That would be 23 percent below this year's projected average and the lowest full-year average since 2009.

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KPD: Flash drive reveals child sex abuse

KPD: Flash drive reveals child sex abuse

December 9th, 2014 5:04 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A Kingsport man has been arrested after the alleged discovery of a video that shows him engaging in sexual activity with a boy who is less than 3-years-old.

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Diesel spills into Kingsport creek

Diesel spills into Kingsport creek

December 9th, 2014 5:02 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

The EPA was called in.

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