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Cocke County EMA director charged with domestic assault, assault on an officer

Cocke County EMA director charged with domestic assault, assault on an officer

April 1st, 2014 4:06 pm by Lance Coleman, Knoxville News-Sentinel

He's been placed on unpaid administrative leave.

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3 years dead: Police find decomposed bodies of twins in Chattanooga home

3 years dead: Police find decomposed bodies of twins in Chattanooga home

April 1st, 2014 2:48 pm by Associated Press

Police found the skeletal remains of Andrew and Anthony Johnson sitting in recliners in their living room. Investigators think they died in early 2011 based on the bodies' conditions.

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13 deaths: Congress seeks answers on delay in GM recall

13 deaths: Congress seeks answers on delay in GM recall

April 1st, 2014 2:37 pm by DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writers

Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, held up an ignition switch for one of the cars and said a small spring inside of it failed to provide enough force, causing the car engines to turn off when they went over a bump.

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Report: Tennessee's incentive for Volkswagen was contingent on Haslam's 'satisfaction' with union vote

Report: Tennessee's incentive for Volkswagen was contingent on Haslam's 'satisfaction' with union vote

April 1st, 2014 12:27 pm by Associated Press

Haslam, who has been a vocal critic of the United Auto Workers' efforts to represent workers at Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant, has long denied suggestions that tax credits, grants and other incentives were tied to the union being rejected at the factory.

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Haslam drops raises for teachers, state workers

Haslam drops raises for teachers, state workers

March 31st, 2014 9:56 pm by Chas Sisk, The Tennessean

Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to boost pay for teachers will be put on hold for at least a year, the governor announced Monday, as he works to close a $160 million gap in the state budget.

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Attorney questions Power Board's $500K donation

Attorney questions Power Board's $500K donation

March 31st, 2014 9:48 pm by Gary B. Gray

Elizabethton Attorney Jerome Cochran is inquiring about the Johnson City Power Board's $500,000 donation to East Tennessee State University and its intended use of aiding construction of the new performing arts center.

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Though legal, officials have safety concerns about riding in truck beds

Though legal, officials have safety concerns about riding in truck beds

March 31st, 2014 9:44 pm by Max Hrenda

Even though Tennessee law permits certain children to ride in truck beds, law enforcement personnel said that law is not often enforced. Members of the Johnson City Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol said that's because the law is not often vi

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Board of Zoning Appeals to consider Evolve variance for Mill property

Board of Zoning Appeals to consider Evolve variance for Mill property

March 31st, 2014 9:36 pm by Nathan Baker

Today at 6 p.m., the much-debated multi-family housing complex proposed for the land between State of Franklin Road and West Walnut Street will be discussed by the city's Board of Zoning Appeals, one of its last stops before final approval.

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Woman accused of spitting in deputy's pizza has day in court

Woman accused of spitting in deputy's pizza has day in court

March 31st, 2014 9:23 pm by Brad Hicks

It will be up to a Unicoi County grand jury to decide if the Erwin woman accused of spitting on a pizza purchased by Unicoi County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Frank Rogers will be charged.

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Missing Kingsport man found dead

Missing Kingsport man found dead

March 31st, 2014 6:26 pm by Staff Report

A Kingsport man who police had been searching for since March 5 was found dead.

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