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Pennington mayor not guilty of assault

Pennington mayor not guilty of assault

June 3rd, 2014 10:07 pm by Wes Bunch

JONESVILLE — Pennington Gap's outgoing mayor was found not guilty of assault charges Monday during an appearance in Lee County General District Court.

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Man 'acting strange' in Walgreens for two hours allegedly had meth in his sock

Man 'acting strange' in Walgreens for two hours allegedly had meth in his sock

June 3rd, 2014 9:38 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Grainger County man who reportedly spent two hours inside a Rogersville drugstore Sunday evening "acting in an odd manner" was allegedly found with a baggy of meth hidden in his sock.

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UPDATE: Three killed in I-81 crash

UPDATE: Three killed in I-81 crash

June 3rd, 2014 8:36 pm by Wes Bunch

CHILHOWIE -- Three people are dead following a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in Washington County, Virginia State Police said Tuesday evening.

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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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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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Friends describe freed US soldier as multi-faceted

Friends describe freed US soldier as multi-faceted

June 3rd, 2014 2:41 pm by REBECCA BOONE, Associated Press

As he recovers from five years as a Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan and amid questions about whether he was a deserter, some who know him say his personality is too multi-faceted to be summed up so neatly in black and white.

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