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Blountville man impersonated cop, stopped motorist using blue lights, deputies say

Blountville man impersonated cop, stopped motorist using blue lights, deputies say

February 5th, 2015 3:19 pm by NET News Service

Just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a man presenting himself as a police officer in the 800 block of Island Road.

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Gas line break forces closing of major Kingsport thoroughfare

Gas line break forces closing of major Kingsport thoroughfare

February 5th, 2015 3:12 pm by NET News Service

The section of Wilcox Drive between Lincoln Street and Industry Drive would remain closed to traffic until at least 5:30 or 7:30 p.m.

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Syracuse self-imposes men's basketball postseason ban

Syracuse self-imposes men's basketball postseason ban

February 5th, 2015 2:28 pm by John Kekis, AP Sports Writer

Syracuse University announced Wednesday that it has instituted a self-imposed postseason ban for the current men's basketball season as part of its case pending before the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

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Rock anthem singer Gary Glitter convicted of sex crimes

Rock anthem singer Gary Glitter convicted of sex crimes - VIDEO

February 5th, 2015 2:02 pm by Associated Press

A British jury on Thursday convicted former glam rock singer Gary Glitter of a string of sex abuse offenses against three young girls in the 1970s.

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Work begins on Farmers Market/Downtown Pavilion

February 5th, 2015 11:39 am by Nathan Baker

Construction crews have begun work on the Farmers Market/Downtown Pavilion building on the plot of land between Founders Park and Wilson Avenue in downtown Johnson City.

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Pregnant Tennessee woman arrested in baby's starvation death

Pregnant Tennessee woman arrested in baby's starvation death

February 5th, 2015 10:17 am by The Tennessean

Brittany Marie Wiest, 21, was arrested Wednesday and charged in connection with her infant son's death in April.

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Unicoi County's ambulance search in motion

Unicoi County's ambulance search in motion

February 5th, 2015 9:10 am by Brad Hicks

Several ambulance service companies, including Unicoi County's most recent provider, have requested information from the Unicoi County Mayor's office outlining requirements to submit bids for Unicoi County's ambulance services contract.

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Johnson City Commission's second reading on abuse facilities rules set for tonight

Johnson City Commission's second reading on abuse facilities rules set for tonight

February 5th, 2015 9:06 am by Gary B. Gray

The Johnson City Commission tonight will consider a second reading and hold a public hearing regarding zoning requirements for non-residential substance abuse facilities, which includes methadone clinics.

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Washington County/Johnson City Animal Control Board to discuss implementation of citizens advisory committee

Washington County/Johnson City Animal Control Board to discuss implementation of citizens advisory committee

February 4th, 2015 10:11 pm by Max Hrenda

As the city and county Animal Shelter and Animal Control department look to expand their operations into their new facility, a member of the Washington County-Johnson City Animal Control Board has suggested expanding the role of citizens in the operation

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Feds toss out Tri-Cities Holdings lawsuit against Johnson City, Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency

Feds toss out Tri-Cities Holdings lawsuit against Johnson City, Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency

February 4th, 2015 9:56 pm by Gary B. Gray

A federal court has thrown out a suit by Tri-Cities Holdings LLC that claimed the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency and Johnson City were violating the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act for refusing addicts

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