LAGOS, Nigeria — Beaten. Starved. Sexually assaulted. Chained. For the second time in a month, police in northern Nigeria have raided a building where hundreds of boys were held in dehumanizing conditions, officials said Tuesday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The federal government does not have to restart construction on a nuclear fuel facility in South Carolina that it abandoned after spending nearly $8 billion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
The 1000 block of East Myrtle Avenue, from Wall Street to East Oakland Avenue, will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 15, for a sewer line repair.
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — The man accused in three slayings in Florida and Tennessee was arrested in central Florida after a night-long standoff with SWAT team members.
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — A Northern California pumpkin hobbyist has won first place at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh Off, setting a record for the largest in California.
WAILUKU, Hawaii — A Hawaii family has won a place with the Guinness World Records for the world’s heaviest avocado.
PARIS, Tenn. — A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper has been charged with driving under the influence.
NAGANO, Japan — The toll of death and destruction from a typhoon that tore through central and northern Japan climbed Tuesday, as the government said it was considering approving a special budget for the disaster response and eventual
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Oct. 15, 1885: The Comet offered front-page fashion advice for women. The shelf-like bustle was no longer in fashion. Large flat buttons were the style for street jackets. None but young ladies and brides were to wear hats. The
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The Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter takes in about 5,000 animals a year.
The Erwin Board of Mayor and Alderman is exploring the cost of rehabilitating and maintaining a Clinchfield Railroad caboose offered to the town placement near renovated Clinchfield Depot that serves as the county library.
Though there’s a few “little pieces” still being discussed, Jonesborough appears confident they’re in the final stages of finalizing the town’s K-8 school plan.
FORT WORTH, Texas — A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door was charged with murder on Monday after resigning from the force.
For four days, Dr. Pam Peterson Mobley, an Erwin native, was among the hundreds of people missing after Hurricane Dorian struck the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas on Sept. 1.
The Tennessee Department of Health has received 49 reports of “serious lung injury” among people who have used electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices as of Monday. Twenty of those cases have been recorded in East Tennessee.