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Head of local drug ring headed to prison

Head of local drug ring headed to prison

January 23rd, 2015 11:53 am by Matthew Lane

The patriarch of one of the largest "gravel" dealers in the Model City has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Johnny Michael Stallard claims to have possessed 7,500 grams of the drug, and directed several family members involved in trafficking.

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Gloves from infamous Ali-Liston rematch going to auction

Gloves from infamous Ali-Liston rematch going to auction

January 23rd, 2015 9:36 am by ULA ILNYTZKY, Associated Press

Both pairs of gloves from the May 25, 1965, bout in Lewiston, Maine — won by Muhammad Ali with a first-round knockout from what some saw as a "phantom punch" — go up for auction Feb. 21 in New York.

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Trafficking juveniles for sex gets JC man 97 months in pen

Trafficking juveniles for sex gets JC man 97 months in pen

January 23rd, 2015 9:16 am by Matthew Lane

Jerry Johnson drove underage girls to a local hotel to have sex with construction workers, who in turn provided the girls with alcohol and marijuana.

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Divisions emerge among House GOP under pressure to govern

Divisions emerge among House GOP under pressure to govern

January 23rd, 2015 8:24 am by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most conservative lawmakers in the House Republican majority have gotten their way a lot in recent years. That may be starting to change.

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Analysis of evidence in Bobo case finished

Analysis of evidence in Bobo case finished

January 23rd, 2015 8:06 am by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

Holly Bobo's disappearance in Tennessee and the subsequent lengthy search attracted national attention as authorities distributed posters with her photograph throughout the South.

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Local students raise more than $6,000 for children in Dominican Republic

Local students raise more than $6,000 for children in Dominican Republic

January 22nd, 2015 9:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Kingsport pre-K and elementary school children from six schools have raised almost $6,500 for clothes and school supplies for children in the Dominican Republic.

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Arrest made in Bloomingdale crime spree

Arrest made in Bloomingdale crime spree

January 22nd, 2015 7:00 pm by Rain Smith

A suspect has been arrested in a string of thefts that recently occurred in Bloomingdale, where multiple lawnmowers and a dirt bike were ridden or pushed away from the victims' properties.

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House after earlier stumble

GOP pushes abortion bill through House after earlier stumble

January 22nd, 2015 6:00 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

As thousands of abortion foes surged through the city on their annual protest march to the Supreme Court, Republicans muscled legislation through the House on Thursday tightening federal restrictions on abortions.

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Co-sponsor changes stance on bill to repeal Common Core

Co-sponsor changes stance on bill to repeal Common Core

January 22nd, 2015 5:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

A co-sponsor of legislation to repeal Tennessee's Common Core standards said Thursday the measure is likely to change after discussions with teachers and other educators who say the higher benchmarks in English and math are helping students.

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Local teacher faces DUI after hitting school bus

Local teacher faces DUI after hitting school bus

January 22nd, 2015 3:15 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Gate City High School teacher has been charged with driving under the influence — while her young daughter was in the vehicle — after allegedly hitting a school bus as it transported cheerleaders.

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