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ETSU researchers to be a part of effort to reduce number of babies born addicted to drugs

ETSU researchers to be a part of effort to reduce number of babies born addicted to drugs

June 3rd, 2014 9:56 am by Nathan Baker

DOH: 386 infants born this year so far showing withdrawal symptoms that can occur in babies exposed to drugs while in their mothers' wombs. That number is 22 percent higher than the same time period last year, creating "an epidemic-level health crisis."

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Board votes down coaching policy after public comment

Board votes down coaching policy after public comment

June 3rd, 2014 9:04 am by Nathan Baker

A proposed policy change to bar Johnson City School district employees from coaching athletics at other districts within a 50-mile radius failed unanimously Monday night at a meeting of the system's Board of Education.

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5 things to know about EPA's power plant rule

5 things to know about EPA's power plant rule

June 3rd, 2014 7:52 am by Associated Press

Five things to know about the Obama administration's plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the chief greenhouse gas, from power plants.

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Migrant kids in the U.S.: 1 of 10 things to know today

Migrant kids in the U.S.: 1 of 10 things to know today

June 3rd, 2014 7:26 am by Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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Coming Home: Remains of Mountain City man's father, killed in WWII, discovered

Coming Home: Remains of Mountain City man's father, killed in WWII, discovered

June 2nd, 2014 11:15 pm by Max Hrenda

William Edwin "Eddie" Harris doesn't remember meeting his father, but the two spent time together in November 1944 when Pfc. Cecil Harris was granted leave to visit his wife and young son.

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Unicoi officials deny collusion in land deal

Unicoi officials deny collusion in land deal

June 2nd, 2014 11:10 pm by Brad Hicks

A candidate for the office of Unicoi County has accused the county's current mayor and a Unicoi County judge of colluding to see to it that they, and possibly others, profit from a possible land transaction.

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Chamber calls for unusual budget meeting

Chamber calls for unusual budget meeting

June 2nd, 2014 10:51 pm by Gary B. Gray

The Johnson City-Jonesborough-Washington County Chamber of Commerce has requested a meeting of the minds very near the end of a traditional city budget cycle - something Johnson City officials had not scheduled into their departmental workshop, three read

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Kingsport man acquitted of theft charges

Kingsport man acquitted of theft charges

June 2nd, 2014 10:35 pm by Becky Campbell

A Kingsport man accused of being part of a scheme to steal a woman's $500,000 inheritance was acquitted of his charge Monday after a judge ruled there was not sufficient evidence for a jury to deliberate on the case.

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Ridgewood voted king of barbecue

Ridgewood voted king of barbecue

June 2nd, 2014 10:23 pm by Nathan Baker

The Bluff City restaurant beat all its peers in the state for the title of best barbecue, as decided by a Facebook poll posted on the page for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

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Tennessee man exonerated for rape added to growing registry

Tennessee man exonerated for rape added to growing registry

June 2nd, 2014 4:33 pm by Associated Press

Randall Mills spent more than 11 years in prison but was released after DNA evidence in 2008 proved that he couldn't have raped a 12-year-old neighbor.

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