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Johnson City woman sentenced for involvement in prostitution scheme

Johnson City woman sentenced for involvement in prostitution scheme

March 18th, 2015 1:35 pm by Matthew Lane

A 36-year-old Johnson City woman received a 27-month prison sentence on Tuesday for her involvement in a prostitution scheme, where underage girls were driven across state lines to have sex with construction workers.

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VDOT still battling slides on roadways

VDOT still battling slides on roadways

March 18th, 2015 12:17 pm by Stephen Igo

Personnel continue to clear slides off roadways in Wise and Dickenson Counties that occurred - and are still occurring in some places - as a result of the crippling weather over the last two weeks of February and first week of this month.

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Snack company bringing nearly 300 jobs to Kingsport

Snack company bringing nearly 300 jobs to Kingsport

March 18th, 2015 10:41 am by Matthew Lane

A Vancouver-based specialty snack foods company plans to establish its U.S. headquarters in Kingsport later this year through a $22 million investment in a new manufacturing facility and the creation of 273 new jobs.

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US sets new record for denying, censoring government files

US sets new record for denying, censoring government files

March 18th, 2015 8:45 am by TED BRIDIS, Associated Press

For the second consecutive year, the Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

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Residents want BMA to keep Lynn View Community Center open five days a week

Residents want BMA to keep Lynn View Community Center open five days a week

March 18th, 2015 7:44 am by Nick Shepherd

According to some senior citizens in the Lynn Garden area, there is a hidden jewel in the heart of that community. Problem is, only a select few know about it, and budget restraints cut the number of days it is open.

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State urges medical oxygen users to be cautious, don't smoke

State urges medical oxygen users to be cautious, don't smoke

March 18th, 2015 7:05 am by Jeff Bobo

During an 18 month period in 2008-09 there were five major residential fires in Hawkins and Sullivan County, including two fatalities that were attributed directly a person using medical oxygen and smoking cigarettes.

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Nissan to build $160M supplier park at Tennessee plant

Nissan to build $160M supplier park at Tennessee plant

March 18th, 2015 6:47 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nissan Motor Co. announced plans Tuesday to build a new $160 million supplier park at its Tennessee assembly plant that the Japanese automaker projects to attract more than 1,000 jobs.

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Eastman partners with research group on Arabian Sea buoy

Eastman partners with research group on Arabian Sea buoy

March 17th, 2015 9:30 pm by Hank Hayes

It's scientists versus pirates in the Northern Arabian Sea. To help the scientists win, Eastman Chemical Co. is partnering with a research organization to develop an ocean buoy to gather climate science data.

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KPD ups enforcement at Eastman construction site

KPD ups enforcement at Eastman construction site

March 17th, 2015 6:45 pm by Rain Smith

Following the alleged "numerous complaints" of unsafe driving in a busy Kingsport construction zone, police will be increasing traffic enforcement on a prominent city thoroughfare.

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JC man sentenced in crack cocaine case

JC man sentenced in crack cocaine case

March 17th, 2015 5:15 pm by Matthew Lane

A 54-year-old Johnson City man was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison for his involvement in a large-scale crack cocaine conspiracy within the Tri-Cities region.

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