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Shoplifting charges lead to contraband charge

Shoplifting charges lead to contraband charge

December 3rd, 2014 2:58 pm by Becky Campbell

Edward Alan Aills, 36, 1201 Division St., Apt. 1, was arrested Tuesday on three shoplifting cases, and after Johnson City police got him to the Washington County Detention Center, jailers found cigarettes and marijuana on him.

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Lawyer: No indictment for officer in NYC chokehold death

Lawyer: No indictment for officer in NYC chokehold death

December 3rd, 2014 2:48 pm by Associated Press

A lawyer says a grand jury in New York City has declined to indict a white police officer on criminal charges in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man in July.

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Public meetings set on Smoky Mountain firewood restrictions

Public meetings set on Smoky Mountain firewood restrictions

December 3rd, 2014 2:09 pm by Associated Press

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has planned two public meetings to provide information and get feedback about a proposal to allow only heat-treated wood to be brought in for campground fires.

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Knoxville school bus crash: 'Everyone just started crying'

Knoxville school bus crash: 'Everyone just started crying'

December 3rd, 2014 12:50 pm by Associated Press

A preliminary investigation found that the buses were traveling in opposite directions when the driver of a bus carrying children from an intermediate school made a sudden left turn across the concrete median.

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Will 2014 be the hottest year on record?

Will 2014 be the hottest year on record?

December 3rd, 2014 12:09 pm by KARL RITTER, Associated Press

"There is no standstill in global warming" - World Meteorological Organization Secretary-General Michel Jarraud.

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UPDATE: Teacher's aide, student identified in Knoxville bus crash that killed 3, injured 27

UPDATE: Teacher's aide, student identified in Knoxville bus crash that killed 3, injured 27

December 3rd, 2014 10:01 am by Knoxville News Sentinel

Youth minister Kim Riddle and 6-year-old Zakia Burns were killed when a school bus veered across a highway median and struck a second bus Tuesday afternoon.

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A century of worship: Erwin's First Baptist Church to celebrate heritage of old sanctuary

A century of worship: Erwin's First Baptist Church to celebrate heritage of old sanctuary

December 3rd, 2014 9:47 am by Brad Hicks

First Baptist is technically at least 228-years-old and, during that time, has been responsible for the "planting" of several area churches.

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Legislators listen to community queries, concerns over Common Core

Legislators listen to community queries, concerns over Common Core

December 2nd, 2014 10:08 pm by Jessica Fuller

The Johnson City Council of Parent-Teacher Associations offered a glimpse into the possible future of education legislation Tuesday night for parents and teachers.

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City school board talks dollars, sense over mayor's comments

City school board talks dollars, sense over mayor's comments

December 2nd, 2014 9:54 pm by Nathan Baker

Johnson City school board members took exception Monday to Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge's most recent comments on the exceptionality of school funding in the county and his qualms with the state's formula for divvying up money.

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Humane Society heels, withdraws interest in operating new animal shelter

Humane Society heels, withdraws interest in operating new animal shelter

December 2nd, 2014 9:32 pm by Max Hrenda

After expressing interest in overseeing the operation of the new Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter, a local animal advocacy group announced it will defer that role to the city, county and existing shelter staff.

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