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Staff Report • Apr 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM

1. Wreck at I-81, I-26 interchange leaves Johnson City woman 'battling' for her life

KINGSPORT — Police said a woman who was ejected from a Jeep in a single-vehicle rollover accident Sunday evening on I-81 was “battling” for her life Sunday night.

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2. Erwin Police Department provides peace of mind with free gun locks

Although he said interest generally ebbs and flows, Erwin Police Chief Regan Tilson said his department has received numerous calls recently from residents interested in obtaining gun locks from the Erwin Police Department. Read more: http://bit.ly/ZsthRb


3. Hampton man charged with desertion from Army

A Hampton man was charged with being a fugitive from justice Saturday after a records check showed he had a warrant issued by the United States Army charging him with desertion, Johnson City police said in a news release. Read more: http://bit.ly/17dHK79


4. Gutter politics strikes again in local race

The Press received a number of calls, texts and emails last week from Johnson City voters wanting to know what we were doing to expose the dirty tricksters responsible for sending out an anonymous letter bashing a specific candidate for City Commission. Not surprisingly, most of those we heard from are supporters of Jenny Brock, who feel this injustice should not go unpunished. Read more: http://bit.ly/11aiwVm


5. Low election turnout raises questions about staffing

Early voting for Johnson City’s April 23 municipal election has now passed the halfway point, and the three voting sites have so far tallied 814 votes with five days remaining. Read more: http://bit.ly/1173nT6


6. Daniel Boone senior achieves goal with Naval Academy appointment

Ever since Trevor Shropshire was a young child, he was always intensely interested in pursuing a career in the military. Read more: http://bit.ly/135KO8o


7. JC Power Board's peak-use billing explained through technology

As the Johnson City Power Board looks to the future of billing with its time-of-use policy, officials hope new technology will help break down the billing process as the utility moves forward with the program. Read more: http://bit.ly/Zl9XZc


8. Student services evolving at ETSU

A reorganization in the way student services are delivered at East Tennessee State University will result in more opportunities for leadership, engagement and success, according to a recently named vice president at the school. Read more: http://bit.ly/17BvfoP


9. Kansas woman charged with felony shoplifting from JC mall

A Kansas woman was charged Friday with felony shoplifting from Belk’s at The Mall at Johnson City, city police said in a news release. Read more: http://bit.ly/Zla3zZ


10. Justin Bieber criticized for saying he hopes Anne Frank would have been a fan

Justin Bieber wrote an entry into a guestbook at the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam, saying he hoped the Jewish teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp "would have been a Belieber" — or fan of his — if history were different. Read more: http://bit.ly/10Xvtl9

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