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Charges pending in fatal Rogersville bicycle collision

Charges pending in fatal Rogersville bicycle collision

June 3rd, 2014 8:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

A 78-year-old bicyclist who was injured in collision with a pickup on East Main Street in Rogersville on May 14 died from his injuries last week.

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Greeneville doctor pleads guilty to federal drug, health care fraud charges

Greeneville doctor pleads guilty to federal drug, health care fraud charges

June 3rd, 2014 7:57 pm by Matthew Lane

GREENEVILLE — A former Greeneville doctor who smoked and distributed crack cocaine at his substance abuse treatment facility pleaded guilty Monday to federal drug and health care fraud charges.

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Woman accused of forging mom's checks for $3,695 allegedly brought drugs to jail

Woman accused of forging mom's checks for $3,695 allegedly brought drugs to jail

June 3rd, 2014 7:53 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL — A Church Hill woman accused of cashing 13 of her mother's checks totaling $3,695 was picked up on forgery and theft warrants Friday.

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Haslam prescription drug abuse plan focuses on treatment

Haslam prescription drug abuse plan focuses on treatment

June 3rd, 2014 7:22 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam and Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Douglas Varney on Tuesday unveiled a multiyear plan to fight prescription drug abuse in Tennessee.

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U.S. auto sales hit 9-year high in May

U.S. auto sales hit 9-year high in May

June 3rd, 2014 7:00 pm by TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writers

Brisk demand for SUVs and pickup trucks — and five sunny weekends — pushed U.S. auto sales to a nine-year high in May.

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ACLU questions Thomas Walker High graduation hymn, other First Amendment issues

ACLU questions Thomas Walker High graduation hymn, other First Amendment issues

June 3rd, 2014 4:23 pm by Wes Bunch

EWING, Va. -- The Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter last month to Lee County Public School officials warning them of potential First Amendment violations involving faculty and staff at Thomas Walker High.

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Boy dies after being hit by vehicle in Wise County

Boy dies after being hit by vehicle in Wise County

June 3rd, 2014 4:17 pm by Staff Report

An 11-year-old boy has died after being struck by a pickup truck while riding his bicycle in Pound, Va.

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Rogersville native and Cherokee graduate serves aboard USS Texas

Rogersville native and Cherokee graduate serves aboard USS Texas

June 3rd, 2014 4:00 pm by Sunday Sawyer, Community Contributor

Petty Officer 3rd Class William C. Harris is a culinary specialist aboard the Hawaii-based boat, a Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, and the first submarine to be named after the Lone Star State.

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Rogersville doctor shopper gets 1 year probation for TennCare fraud

Rogersville doctor shopper gets 1 year probation for TennCare fraud

June 3rd, 2014 3:12 pm by Jeff Bobo

Whitney Leann Cooper, 26, went to multiple doctors within a short time period to secure prescriptions for the same or similar controlled substances, with the clinical visits and/or prescriptions being paid for by TennCare.

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Kingsport mother charged with abuse, neglect

Kingsport mother charged with abuse, neglect

June 3rd, 2014 2:23 pm by Rain Smith

A woman who was hospitalized after being located unresponsive in a car, allegedly leaving her three young children unattended for an entire night as she tried to 'relax,' has been arrested by Kingsport police.

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