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Officials say boy's remains likely incinerated in East Tennessee cabin fire

Officials say boy's remains likely incinerated in East Tennessee cabin fire

April 24th, 2014 9:35 am by Associated Press

They haven't found the remains of a 5-year-old Indiana boy who is presumed dead following a fire at a rental cabin.

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Blue Plum lineup, activities announced

Blue Plum lineup, activities announced

April 23rd, 2014 9:07 pm by Tony Casey

The Blue Plum Festival will have a three-pronged, or three-staged approach to the musical acts that will perform at this year's event.

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After 43 years, senior city employee, Senior Services Director Orr to retire

After 43 years, senior city employee, Senior Services Director Orr to retire

April 23rd, 2014 9:01 pm by Gary B. Gray

Sue Orr, Johnson City's first and only Senior Services director and the city's first female department head will retire April 30 after 43 years of service.

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Man accused of Valentine's Day shooting dismisses second attorney, will represent self

Man accused of Valentine's Day shooting dismisses second attorney, will represent self

April 23rd, 2014 8:50 pm by Becky Campbell

A man charged with attempted first-degree murder in the Valentine's Day 2012 shooting of a Johnson City woman got what he asked for from a judge Wednesday morning, but it came with a twist.

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Tennessee paying unemployment benefits to felons behind bars

Tennessee paying unemployment benefits to felons behind bars

April 23rd, 2014 8:36 pm by Brian Haas, The Tennessean

Dead people and state employees are still getting jobless benefits. But a new group is reaping the rewards of Tennessee's broken unemployment system - felons behind bars.

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Haslam signs bill seeking to end Imagination Library book shredding

Haslam signs bill seeking to end Imagination Library book shredding

April 23rd, 2014 4:23 pm by Associated Press

The bill directs the U.S. Postal Service to instead donate the books to pre-kindergarten or other programs.

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Man convicted in 'Hee Haw' comic's murder has parole hearing

Man convicted in 'Hee Haw' comic's murder has parole hearing

April 23rd, 2014 4:03 pm by Associated Press

The man sentenced to 198 years in prison for the 1973 killing of country comic David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife, Estelle, is being considered for parole.

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Bradley is Chelsea now: Judge grants Manning permission to change name

Bradley is Chelsea now: Judge grants Manning permission to change name

April 23rd, 2014 3:47 pm by JOHN MILBURN, Associated Press

The Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman.

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We can rebuild him: Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

We can rebuild him: Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

April 23rd, 2014 3:39 pm by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press

"It's awesome. It's exciting - seeing something new every day" - Roger Pontz.

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West Chestnut residence's porch torched by fire

West Chestnut residence's porch torched by fire

April 23rd, 2014 3:36 pm by Tony Casey

A discarded cigarette butt is likely the cause of a fire that happened Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

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