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GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

April 9th, 2014 3:39 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

For Democrats, the bill was the latest stressing income-fairness they are pushing this campaign season, a procession that includes proposals to extend jobless benefits, boost the minimum wage and help students and families afford college loans.

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Downtown group scrambling to cover Blue Plum vacancy

Downtown group scrambling to cover Blue Plum vacancy

April 9th, 2014 11:52 am by Nathan Baker

Brandi Woodall, director of the annual Blue Plum Festival and the monthly First Friday events, handed in her resignation two weeks ago.

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Report: Man involved in 13-hour standoff with Johnson City police punched neighbor

Report: Man involved in 13-hour standoff with Johnson City police punched neighbor

April 9th, 2014 11:37 am by Becky Campbell

Woman told neighbor her live-in boyfriend choked her, dragged her on carpet.

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Blountville woman arrested on third theft over $1,000 charge

Blountville woman arrested on third theft over $1,000 charge

April 9th, 2014 11:11 am by Becky Campbell

Alleged thief targeted Wal-Mart three times this year

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ETSU asking counties to pay more for autopsies

ETSU asking counties to pay more for autopsies

April 9th, 2014 10:27 am by Staff Report

Eight Northeast Tennessee counties are facing higher costs for autopsies and forensic services from East Tennessee State University's James H. Quillen College of Medicine to help pay for more staff now required by state regulations.

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Knox Co. deputy fired, arrested in child rape investigation

Knox Co. deputy fired, arrested in child rape investigation

April 9th, 2014 7:50 am by Knoxville News-Sentinel

A Knox County grand jury indicted Dennis Mills Jr. on charges of rape of a child, statutory rape by an authority figure and incest.

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Second robbery in two weeks prompts safety awareness for ETSU staff, students

Second robbery in two weeks prompts safety awareness for ETSU staff, students

April 8th, 2014 10:39 pm by Max Hrenda

Although a recent report from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation showed that crime rates at local colleges declined in 2013, East Tennessee State University faculty, staff, and students are seeing that 2014 is a brand new year.

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House panel OKs Haslam's free tuition plan

House panel OKs Haslam's free tuition plan

April 8th, 2014 4:49 pm by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to a full House vote.

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Police investigate shooting on Kingsport street

Police investigate shooting on Kingsport street

April 8th, 2014 3:04 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Kingsport police are investigating an early Tuesday morning incident that left a man with a gunshot wound, marking the second time the alleged victim has been shot in just over two years.

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Tennessee Senate overwhelmingly votes for open gun carry without permit

Tennessee Senate overwhelmingly votes for open gun carry without permit

April 8th, 2014 2:34 pm by Associated Press

The chamber voted 25-2 in favor of the bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet.

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