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Major survey shows gun ownership declining

Major survey shows gun ownership declining

March 9th, 2015 9:38 pm by EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press

The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it's ever been, according to a major American trend survey that finds the decline in gun ownership is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans who hunt.

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Woman now in wheelchair testifies at Boston bombing trial

Woman now in wheelchair testifies at Boston bombing trial

March 9th, 2015 9:35 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

A woman testifying from a wheelchair Monday in the Boston Marathon bombing trial recalled shielding her husband from the sight of his mangled leg, being pushed to the ground by a bystander frantically trying to extinguish the flames on her body and coming

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'Michelangelo of buttocks injections' convicted of murder

'Michelangelo of buttocks injections' convicted of murder

March 9th, 2015 9:29 pm by MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press

A former madam who bragged of doing black-market "body sculpting" on thousands of women was convicted on Monday of murder in the death of a dancer whose heart stopped after nearly half a gallon of silicone was injected into her buttocks.

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Erwin one step closer to uncorking new package stores, liquor regulations

Erwin one step closer to uncorking new package stores, liquor regulations

March 9th, 2015 9:12 pm by Brad Hicks

Erwin's governing body is one step closer to uncorking the town's new package store and liquor by the drink regulations.

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Downtown traffic-calming project nears completion

Downtown traffic-calming project nears completion

March 9th, 2015 9:08 pm by Gary B. Gray

Public Works employees were hard at it Monday despite a constant drizzle, constructing medians downtown in an effort to complete the State of Franklin traffic-calming project.

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ETSU students, faculty see both sides of state's voter ID law

ETSU students, faculty see both sides of state's voter ID law

March 9th, 2015 9:03 pm by Tony Casey

By Tennessee law, a handgun carry permit is an acceptable form of identification for voting, but a college student ID is not.

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Progress on Erwin railroad overpass on track despite weather

Progress on Erwin railroad overpass on track despite weather

March 9th, 2015 8:58 pm by Brad Hicks

Recent snowfall and the threat of wintry precipitation may have led to number of area school closings and event cancellations, but according to Tennessee Department of Transportation officials, the weather has done little to stall the construction of the

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Elizabethton police identify pilot who veered off runway

March 9th, 2015 5:45 pm by John Thompson

The Elizabethton Police Department has released the identity of the airplane pilot who ran off the runway at Elizabethton Municipal Airport on Saturday.

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State grant to aid building of homes for families in Happy Valley subdivision

State grant to aid building of homes for families in Happy Valley subdivision

March 9th, 2015 5:24 pm by John Thompson

Four low-income families in Carter County will soon be enjoying safe, affordable housing, thanks to a $423,126 grant awarded to the Eastern Eight Community Housing Development Agency.

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Toddler improving after 14 hours in upside-down car in river

Toddler improving after 14 hours in upside-down car in river

March 9th, 2015 1:48 pm by Associated Press

Police say a baby who spent some 14 hours upside down in a car seat in freezing temperatures after her mother crashed their car into a Utah river is improving and expected to live.

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