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Plea on child sex charges nets 10-year sentence

Plea on child sex charges nets 10-year sentence

October 3rd, 2014 10:12 pm by Becky Campbell

A Johnson City man arrested in January on multiple child rape and sexual battery charges will serve 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in Washington County Criminal Court earlier this week.

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Local health agencies enhance Ebola education

Local health agencies enhance Ebola education

October 3rd, 2014 10:02 pm by Gary B. Gray

Mountain States Health Alliance, in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Health, conducted Ebola preparedness exercises Friday with regional stakeholders, including Wellmont Health System, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home, East

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Rob Bironas had .218 blood alcohol, report says

Rob Bironas had .218 blood alcohol, report says

October 3rd, 2014 9:57 pm by Jim Wyatt, The Tennessean

The Bironas family was informed of the news on Friday in a meeting with the Medical Examiner's Office and Metro police.

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E-cigarettes up in smoke at county schools

E-cigarettes up in smoke at county schools

October 3rd, 2014 8:30 pm by Nathan Baker

Despite the feigned chagrin of a Washington County Board of Education member whose primary vocation is farming tobacco, the district's tobacco-free schools policy was updated Thursday to meet the latest advances in nicotine delivery.

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5 things to know: Health officials work to contain Ebola virus in US

5 things to know: Health officials work to contain Ebola virus in US

October 3rd, 2014 2:57 pm by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Texas health officials have confined four people to their home, under guard, after they had close contact with an Ebola patient hospitalized in Dallas, as disease detectives work to make sure the deadly virus doesn't spread in the U.S.

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Bluff City fined for multiple water violations

Bluff City fined for multiple water violations

October 3rd, 2014 1:50 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

Bluff City was ordered to pay $11,960 to the Division of Water Resources after the city failed to monitor for certain chemicals in the last quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014.

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Bully? Gate City, Va., high school students file lawsuit against assistant principal

Bully? Gate City, Va., high school students file lawsuit against assistant principal

October 3rd, 2014 1:38 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

The students are seeking a combined $98,000 in damages.

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East Tennessee professors to spend 73 days in undersea lab

East Tennessee professors to spend 73 days in undersea lab

October 3rd, 2014 11:44 am by Associated Press

Two professors at an East Tennessee community college plan to spend 73 days in an underwater laboratory in a unique educational endeavor that will also attempt to break a world record.

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White Ohio woman sues over sperm from black donor

White Ohio woman sues over sperm from black donor

October 3rd, 2014 11:31 am by Mark Gillispie, Associated Press

An Ohio woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she'd intended.

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Storytelling Festival picking up

October 3rd, 2014 10:09 am by Staff Report

The 42nd annual National Storytelling Festival gets into full swing today. At 9 a.m., cars were already streaming into a parking lot for the shuttle station at Jonesborough Elementary School.

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