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Emotions run high during testimony at child abuse trial

Emotions run high during testimony at child abuse trial

December 17th, 2014 9:44 pm by Becky Campbell

Several jurors in an aggravated child abuse case wiped tears from their eyes as a forensic nurse - who also had moments of emotion show through - testified Wednesday about injuries she documented on a 2-year-old Washington County boy last year.

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City to discuss resolution asking state to up hotel tax max

City to discuss resolution asking state to up hotel tax max

December 17th, 2014 9:37 pm by Max Hrenda

In a bid to acquire additional revenue for pending city projects - without a property tax increase - the city will consider a resolution asking for the state's approval in increasing another tax.

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Methadone clinic ordinance goes under examination by planning commission

Methadone clinic ordinance goes under examination by planning commission

December 17th, 2014 9:32 pm by Max Hrenda

Methadone clinics are coming to Johnson City, a local attorney said, but before they arrive, the city needs to be better-prepared to address the potential concerns that may come with them.

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Erwin hopes to hammer down details on liquor by the drink

Erwin hopes to hammer down details on liquor by the drink

December 17th, 2014 9:21 pm by Brad Hicks

Officials with the town of Erwin will continue their work to nail down the town's regulations pertaining to liquor by the drink and retail package stores this Friday, as members of the Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in a work session this Fri

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After threats, Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release

After threats, Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release

December 17th, 2014 5:41 pm by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

The largest multiplex chains in North America had already pulled the film from its screens.

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Man arrested again while awaiting trial in Johnson City neglect case that followed toddler's death

Man arrested again while awaiting trial in Johnson City neglect case that followed toddler's death

December 17th, 2014 5:25 pm by Staff Report

Jonathan Lee Cravens about 11 a.m. Tuesday when police went to Rolling Hills Drive on a report of a possible burglary.

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Arkansas' model Medicaid experiment in jeopardy

Arkansas' model Medicaid experiment in jeopardy

December 17th, 2014 4:27 pm by Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press

Arkansas became the first Southern state to expand its Medicaid program in a way that many Republicans found acceptable. The state bought private insurance for low-income people instead of adding them to the rolls of the Medicaid system, which GOP lawmake

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Bluff City man sentenced to 46 months for involvement in fight that included pipe bomb

Bluff City man sentenced to 46 months for involvement in fight that included pipe bomb

December 17th, 2014 4:17 pm by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

Lesley Aaron Cole was arrested by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office in January 2013 and charged with attempted murder, five counts of aggravated assault and possession of a pipe bomb.

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Judge orders attorneys to move Holly Bobo murder case forward

Judge orders attorneys to move Holly Bobo murder case forward

December 17th, 2014 4:00 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Months after two men were charged with kidnapping and murdering a 20-year-old Tennessee nursing student, their attorneys say they have not seen any evidence linking their clients to the crime.

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Update: U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

Update: U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

December 17th, 2014 3:36 pm by JULIE PACE and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

"These 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked," President Barack Obama said in remarks from the White House. "It's time for a new approach."

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