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Police say knife threat results in charge

Police say knife threat results in charge

May 3rd, 2015 9:32 pm by Staff Report

A city man was charged after pulling a knife on someone in a vehicle, the Johnson City Police Department said in a news release.

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Ramp Festival celebration of springtime favorite

Ramp Festival celebration of springtime favorite

May 3rd, 2015 9:29 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Pan fried potatoes seasoned with bacon and the wild mountain leeks fondly known as ramps draw more than 1,000 visitors from several states to the rural Flag Pond community each May.

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Machete threat brings 2 charges, police say

Machete threat brings 2 charges, police say

May 3rd, 2015 9:23 pm by Staff Report

A city man was charged Saturday with threatening a woman and her juvenile son with a machete during an argument near the intersection of Mayfield Drive and Nunley Drive, the Johnson City Police Department said in a news release.

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Out-of-state interests shape public policy

Out-of-state interests shape public policy

May 3rd, 2015 9:14 pm by Tom Humphrey, News Sentinel Staff

Out-of-state interests have long sought to shape public policy in Tennessee, but some national organizations that are relative newcomers to the Volunteer State have added millions of dollars to the mix of political money and lobbying intended to achieve t

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Madison bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious

Madison bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious

May 3rd, 2015 3:32 pm by DANA FERGUSON, Associated Press

While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren't invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin's capital city were busy protecting the rights of another group: athe

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Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found

Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found

May 3rd, 2015 3:26 pm by BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press

Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials said the overall logistics situation was improving.

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Ohio clinics close, abortions decline amid restrictions

Ohio clinics close, abortions decline amid restrictions

May 3rd, 2015 3:23 pm by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press

The number of abortion providers in Ohio has shrunk by half amid a flurry of restrictive new laws over the past four years, and the number of the procedures also is declining, according to a review of records by The Associated Press.

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Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

May 3rd, 2015 3:19 pm by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press and BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press

Six days after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in Baltimore, the city's mayor lifted a citywide curfew on Sunday morning, signaling an end to the extraordinary measures taken to ensure public safety amid an outcry over police practices.

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RAM clinic returns to Bristol to provide thousands of uninsured with free medical services

RAM clinic returns to Bristol to provide thousands of uninsured with free medical services - VIDEO

May 3rd, 2015 12:40 am by Jessica Fuller

Over the weekend, thousands of uninsured, unemployed and needy families in the Tri-Cities flocked to Bristol Motor Speedway to access something many may take for granted basic medical care.

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Power Board exploring wireless Internet technology

Power Board exploring wireless Internet technology

May 3rd, 2015 12:35 am by Nathan Baker

A new wire-free technology could allow the Johnson City Power Board to join other utilities in offering high-speed Internet service to customers without the expense of installing miles and miles of fiber optic cable.

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