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Photo gallery: Pedestrian killed after being hit by garbage truck

February 6th, 2015 2:30 pm by Joe Avento

A Johnson City garbage truck struck a pedestrian in a North Roan Street crosswalk this morning, killing the pedestrian, according to officers at the scene.

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UPDATE: Garbage truck vs pedestrian fatality victim identified, city issues condolences

UPDATE: Garbage truck vs pedestrian fatality victim identified, city issues condolences - VIDEO

February 6th, 2015 10:27 am by Becky Campbell

The city garbage truck driver won't be charged, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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US gains strong 257K jobs, pay jumps; jobless rate 5.7 pct.

US gains strong 257K jobs, pay jumps; jobless rate 5.7 pct.

February 6th, 2015 9:13 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

U.S. employers added a vigorous 257,000 jobs in January, and wages jumped by the most in six years - evidence that the job market is accelerating closer to full health.

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City store finds pitch man in Jays' Daniel Norris

City store finds pitch man in Jays' Daniel Norris

February 5th, 2015 10:22 pm by Tony Casey

When owner of The Fouled Anchor, Patrick Muncey, decided to do a photo shoot for the products he has in his store at 229 W. Main St., he hadn't yet made the acquaintance of Science Hill graduate and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Daniel Norris, but the two cam

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Erwin Freemasons' insurance case sees 4th recusal in 4 years

Erwin Freemasons' insurance case sees 4th recusal in 4 years

February 5th, 2015 9:56 pm by Brad Hicks

For the fourth time since the it was filed more than four years ago, the judge or chancellor set to hear the local Masons' complaint against the Town of Erwin and Tennessee Municipal League Risk Management Pool has recused himself.

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Updated with video and more photos: Washington County deputies undergo trauma-tic training from TacMedicine

Updated with video and more photos: Washington County deputies undergo trauma-tic training from TacMedicine - VIDEO

February 5th, 2015 9:48 pm by Becky Campbell

A group of Washington County sheriff's deputies learned battlefield skills this week. But these tactical skills don't involve fighting - they're designed to save a life - whether it be a citizen, fellow officer or even themselves - in an emergency trauma

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Calendar concerns cause quagmire at Washington County School Board meeting

Calendar concerns cause quagmire at Washington County School Board meeting

February 5th, 2015 9:40 pm by Max Hrenda

Although one of two proposed school calendars was approved by a majority of teachers, the Washington County Board of Education expressed reluctance in approving it because of one particular date.

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2 down, 1 to go: Zoning amendments to permit methadone/substance abuse clinics clear 2nd reading at Johnson City Commission

2 down, 1 to go: Zoning amendments to permit methadone/substance abuse clinics clear 2nd reading at Johnson City Commission

February 5th, 2015 9:35 pm by Gary B. Gray

If there are Johnson Citians unhappy with the city's proposed medical services zoning amendments affecting non-residential substance abuse facilities, including methadone clinics, they were nowhere to be found at Thursday's City Commission meeting.

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Insure Tennessee failure 'embarrassing' to Haslam

Insure Tennessee failure 'embarrassing' to Haslam

February 5th, 2015 9:26 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

Many of the political components needed to pass the controversial Insure Tennessee health plan were falling into place as Gov. Bill Haslam headed into a special session this week.

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Poll: 79 percent approve of Tennessee's free tuition plan

Poll: 79 percent approve of Tennessee's free tuition plan

February 5th, 2015 9:22 pm by SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press

Tennesseans still disapprove of the job President Barack Obama is doing, and rate Congress even lower, but overwhelmingly support Gov. Bill Haslam's program to make community college and technical schools free for upcoming graduates.

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