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In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change

In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change

March 4th, 2015 10:17 am by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.

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Man previously facing life in prison sentenced to less than year

Man previously facing life in prison sentenced to less than year

March 4th, 2015 9:12 am by John Thompson

A man who earlier this year had been facing the possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison was sentenced Monday to serve 75 percent of a sentence of 11 months and 29 days in the Carter County Jail.

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After 44 years, West Carter Fire Chief Conley Jones to resign post on eve of 83rd birthday

After 44 years, West Carter Fire Chief Conley Jones to resign post on eve of 83rd birthday

March 3rd, 2015 10:20 pm by John Thompson

Conley Jones plans to keep answering the alarm as a volunteer firefighter, but after four decades, he is going to assume a new job.

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Photos: Niswonger Children's Hospital fundraiser tops $350,000 in donations

Photos: Niswonger Children's Hospital fundraiser tops $350,000 in donations

March 3rd, 2015 10:03 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Donations to help Niswonger Children's Hospital develop centers of excellence in several specialized treatment areas soared to more than $350,000 Tuesday in the final hours of the hospital's third annual radiothon.

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Kingsport businessman, leader Wallace Alley Sr. dies at 88

Kingsport businessman, leader Wallace Alley Sr. dies at 88

March 3rd, 2015 9:53 pm by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

Former businessman, civic leader and economic development mover and shaker Wallace D. Alley Sr. has passed away.

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Tennessee school voucher bill advancing in House

Tennessee school voucher bill advancing in House

March 3rd, 2015 9:44 pm by Associated Press

A proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee is advancing in the House.

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Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path

Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path

March 3rd, 2015 9:41 pm by DEB RIECHMANN and ARON HELLER, Associated Press

In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." President Barack Obama pushed ba

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Alabama Supreme Court halts gay-marriage licenses

Alabama Supreme Court halts gay-marriage licenses

March 3rd, 2015 9:36 pm by JAY REEVES, Associated Press

The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, saying a previous federal ruling that gay-marriage bans violate the U.S. Constitution does not preclude them from following state law

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Motorist facing hit and run, possible DUI charges after Monday crash

Motorist facing hit and run, possible DUI charges after Monday crash

March 3rd, 2015 9:28 pm by John Thompson

A man accused of leaving the scene of an accident on G Street is facing several charges from local and state law enforcement agencies.

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Photos: Task force considers bathroom placement on Tweetsie Trail

Photos: Task force considers bathroom placement on Tweetsie Trail

March 3rd, 2015 9:23 pm by Tony Casey

Members of the group overseeing Johnson City's newest recreation facility are turning their attention to ... facilities.

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