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J.C. woman arrested after recanting child rape claim against boyfriend

J.C. woman arrested after recanting child rape claim against boyfriend

September 20th, 2013 6:44 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Johnson City woman who told police earlier this month she witnessed her boyfriend sexually abuse a 3-year-old girl has been charged with filing a false report for recanting her story.

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Tenn. August unemployment at 8.5 percent

Tenn. August unemployment at 8.5 percent

September 20th, 2013 6:36 am by Associated Press

Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips said it's the third consecutive month that the rate has not changed from 8.5 percent.

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Work on jail expansion   set to begin in Duffield

Work on jail expansion set to begin in Duffield

September 19th, 2013 11:27 pm by Wes Bunch

DUFFIELD — The $10 million expansion of the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield moved a step closer to becoming reality after Scott County officials recently approved a building permit for the project.

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Trigiani making movie of ‘Big Stone Gap’ novel in namesake town

Trigiani making movie of ‘Big Stone Gap’ novel in namesake town

September 19th, 2013 11:25 pm by Stephen Igo

BIG STONE GAP — Adriana Trigiani said, "I am delighted that I will be able to revisit my home in the mountains of Southwest Virginia to shoot the film version of my novel."

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Goshen Valley bridge to be closed to one lane for construction

Goshen Valley bridge to be closed to one lane for construction

September 19th, 2013 11:16 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL — Contractors have been surveying the bridge this week, and next week they will begin installing a traffic signal on both ends to direct single lane traffic 24 hours per day.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Sullivan Central vs. Sullivan South girls soccer

September 19th, 2013 7:32 pm by Ned Jilton

Photo highlights from the Sullivan Central vs Sullivan South girls soccer match at Sullivan South. Photos by Ned Jilton II

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House votes to cut $4B a year from food stamps

House votes to cut $4B a year from food stamps

September 19th, 2013 7:03 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 217-210 vote was a win for conservatives after Democrats united in opposition and some GOP moderates said the cut was too high.

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Rain forecast forces postponement of Kingsport Speedway's 'Robert Pressley Invitational'

Rain forecast forces postponement of Kingsport Speedway's 'Robert Pressley Invitational'

September 19th, 2013 5:23 pm by Jeff Bobo

Due to the weather forecast for heavy rains on Saturday, track promoter Robert Pressley has rescheduled the "Friends of Coal - We Support Coal Miners 125" until Oct. 19.

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Man accused of beating girlfriend because she was mourning her daughter

Man accused of beating girlfriend because she was mourning her daughter

September 19th, 2013 4:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

The assault allegedly occurred after Rhonda Dorton told her boyfriend she wanted to remove a couch from their home because it reminded her of her deceased daughter.

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KPD sorts through conflicting statements in fatal crash

KPD sorts through conflicting statements in fatal crash

September 19th, 2013 3:27 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport police have yet to identify a woman who crossed into oncoming traffic on Saturday at 104 mph — igniting a head-on collision that killed both her and another driver — and continue weeding through conflicting witness statements about the incident.

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