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Couple accused of killing child with grape soda indicted on murder charges

Couple accused of killing child with grape soda indicted on murder charges

September 2nd, 2014 9:12 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A father and step mother accused of killing a 5-year-old girl by forcing her to drink an excessive amount of grape soda and water in 2012 were served Friday with sealed Hawkins County Grand Jury indictment warrants Friday.

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Sheriff: Unicoi Co. High School student made death threats with social media app

Sheriff: Unicoi Co. High School student made death threats with social media app

September 2nd, 2014 5:52 pm by Brad Hicks

Rafael Diaz Saldana was arrested Monday evening and charged with false reporting, making death threats to a school employee and harassment.

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U.S. family grieving over new beheading video

U.S. family grieving over new beheading video

September 2nd, 2014 5:46 pm by LARA JAKES, AP National Security Writer

Earlier, the State Department said U.S. intelligence officials were still trying to determine if the video was genuine.

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Update: Electrical short caused house-consuming blaze

Update: Electrical short caused house-consuming blaze

September 2nd, 2014 2:20 pm by Max Hrenda

Although no lives were lost, a single mother and her three children lost their home and most of their belongings when a fire broke out earlier this week.

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Update: Robbery suspect identified,  Johnson City police say he killed himself in standoff

Update: Robbery suspect identified, Johnson City police say he killed himself in standoff

September 2nd, 2014 10:56 am by Becky Campbell

A man suspected of robbing a West Market Street pharmacy shot himself in a standoff with Johnson City police this morning, according to emergency radio communications.

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Update: 8 still on run after 30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

Update: 8 still on run after 30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

September 2nd, 2014 9:28 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Earlier reports indicated that 32 had escaped.

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Danger zone: 134 school zone speeding tickets issued since start of school

Danger zone: 134 school zone speeding tickets issued since start of school

September 1st, 2014 10:21 pm by Becky Campbell

In the month since school started back in Johnson City, police have written 134 tickets for speeding during the critical morning and afternoon hours when school is about to begin or has just ended.

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Labor Day enjoyed inside, outside on land, water

Labor Day enjoyed inside, outside on land, water

September 1st, 2014 10:16 pm by Max Hrenda

In the spirit of Labor Day, many in Johnson City took advantage of the holiday to venture out of their homes to enjoy the day with friends, family or on their own.

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Greek to Johnson City: Bristol-based Mediterranean restaurant to open mid-Sept.

Greek to Johnson City: Bristol-based Mediterranean restaurant to open mid-Sept.

September 1st, 2014 10:05 pm by Nathan Baker

An established Bristol eatery is advancing south and bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to Johnson City.

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Labor of love: Home improvements can make for busy holiday weekend

Labor of love: Home improvements can make for busy holiday weekend

August 31st, 2014 9:46 pm by Max Hrenda

While some people see Labor Day weekend as an opportunity for recreation, others keep their activities in line with the holiday's namesake.

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