Johnson City Press Friday, March 6, 2015
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Judge: Statement suppressed in sexual battery case because investigator 'went too far'

Judge: Statement suppressed in sexual battery case because investigator 'went too far'

March 3rd, 2015 9:15 pm by Becky Campbell

A former Washington County Sheriff's investigator wanted a suspect to "confess his sins to somebody, particularly me," in order to get the statement needed to prosecute the man, according to the officer's testimony at a suppression hearing in November.

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Washington County jailer fired after Anderson County domestic assault charges

Washington County jailer fired after Anderson County domestic assault charges

March 3rd, 2015 6:54 pm by Becky Campbell

A Washington County detention officer was fired Monday after an internal investigation into criminal charges placed against him in Clinton, Tennessee.

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Reported knifepoint robbery was fake, ETSU Public Safety says

Reported knifepoint robbery was fake, ETSU Public Safety says

March 3rd, 2015 4:18 pm by Staff Report

A robbery at knifepoint reported last month at Buccaneer Ridge Apartments was untrue, East Tennessee State University Public Safety said Tuesday in an update to staff and students.

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Children's Hospital Celebration

Children's Hospital Celebration

March 3rd, 2015 4:00 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Three hours remaining to wish Niswonger Children's Hospital happy birthday with a gift for its specialized expansion

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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

March 3rd, 2015 3:33 pm by ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO, Associated Press

Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.

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Boehner backs clean Homeland bill in House

Boehner backs clean Homeland bill in House

March 3rd, 2015 1:07 pm by David Espo, Associated Press

In a major victory for President Barack Obama, the Republican-led House relented on Tuesday and will back legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without restrictions on immigration.

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UPDATE: Tennessee lawmakers urge attorney general to sue over FCC broadband ruling

UPDATE: Tennessee lawmakers urge attorney general to sue over FCC broadband ruling

March 3rd, 2015 9:50 am by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

The Federal Communication Commission ruled last week that cities like Chattanooga may expand their municipal broadband service, but Tennessee officials who oppose the decision are lining up to block the move.

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Let Johnson City Schools budget calculations begin

Let Johnson City Schools budget calculations begin

March 2nd, 2015 9:38 pm by Tony Casey

In preparation for the Johnson City Schools' budget for fiscal year 2016, the Board of Education preceded Monday night's regular meeting with a budget preparation session.

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North Carolina woman indicted on charges of hitting Unicoi boy, grandmother with car

North Carolina woman indicted on charges of hitting Unicoi boy, grandmother with car

March 2nd, 2015 9:37 pm by Brad Hicks

A Unicoi County grand jury has indicted a North Carolina woman arrested last year after officials said she struck a boy and his grandmother with her vehicle at a Unicoi bus stop.

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Plans to move Model Mill, Mize properties ahead evolve in spite of legal appeals

Plans to move Model Mill, Mize properties ahead evolve in spite of legal appeals

March 2nd, 2015 9:36 pm by Nathan Baker

Though the appeals of two dismissed lawsuits seeking to halt the proposed development of the Model Mill and Mize properties are still pending, the company aiming to demolish the century-old flour mill and build apartments in its place could start as soon

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