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JC motorcyclist killed after slamming into city truck

JC motorcyclist killed after slamming into city truck

May 22nd, 2014 11:37 pm by NET News Service

A 25-year-old Johnson City man was killed Thursday afternoon when his motorcycle slammed into a city truck on East Watauga Avenue.

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Emotions high as legality of Hawkins BOE's director appointment policy questioned

Emotions high as legality of Hawkins BOE's director appointment policy questioned

May 22nd, 2014 10:29 pm by Jeff Bobo

About 10 minutes into a Hawkins County BOE executive session Thursday, two board members emerged in tears, leaving those in the room wondering what was going on. The night's meeting was for the purpose of appointing a director of schools.

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House defies Pentagon on defense spending

House defies Pentagon on defense spending

May 22nd, 2014 10:12 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despite warnings that it will undercut military readiness.

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ETSU report: Falling unemployment rate sign of labor market weakness

ETSU report: Falling unemployment rate sign of labor market weakness

May 22nd, 2014 9:42 pm by Hank Hayes

Tri-Cities job levels went down by less than 1 percent during the first quarter, but employment has now declined for the past eight quarters, according to a report released Thursday by the ETSU Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

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BOE president urges citizens to 'SPEAK UP' in support of revenue enhancements

BOE president urges citizens to 'SPEAK UP' in support of revenue enhancements

May 22nd, 2014 8:41 pm by Rick Wagner

On Thursday, Board of Education President Carrie Upshaw released an open letter to the community urging residents to let the Board of Mayor and Aldermen know that support for a property tax increase and other revenue enhancements exists.

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Tennessee brings back electric chair

Tennessee brings back electric chair

May 22nd, 2014 8:38 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a bill into law allowing Tennessee to electrocute death row inmates in the event the state is unable to obtain drugs used for lethal injections.

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Suspected serial stalker arrested in Kingsport

Suspected serial stalker arrested in Kingsport

May 22nd, 2014 6:01 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man was arrested Thursday and being held without bond after police said they received "hundreds" of reports on his inappropriate behavior over the past week. Claims of theft, burglary and rape are also under investigation.

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House passes curbs on NSA surveillance

House passes curbs on NSA surveillance

May 22nd, 2014 4:01 pm by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

The House on Thursday passed legislation to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records, the first legislative response to the disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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More departures from Haslam-owned truck-stop chain

More departures from Haslam-owned truck-stop chain

May 22nd, 2014 3:58 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

With a year-long federal fraud investigation looming over it, the huge truck-stop chain owned by the family of the Cleveland Browns owner and Tennessee's governor is doing some housecleaning at its highest levels.

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Washer for soda pop swap quickly fizzles

Washer for soda pop swap quickly fizzles

May 22nd, 2014 3:19 pm by Rain Smith

A man called police after receiving threats, saying he had recently swapped his washing machine with the suspect for two 12-packs of soft drinks.

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