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Calm prevails in Ferguson after shooting of police officers

Calm prevails in Ferguson after shooting of police officers

March 13th, 2015 7:16 am by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press

A crowd of about 200 protesters gathered later outside the police department, but the scene was a marked contrast to the previous night, when fights broke out before the shootings.

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Hawkins claims $380,000 in winter disaster relief from FEMA

Hawkins claims $380,000 in winter disaster relief from FEMA

March 13th, 2015 7:05 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County will seek about $380,000 in federal disaster aid for claims incurred during the recent winter storms, most of which is related to city and county snow and ice removal.

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Area physicians, police oppose potential cuts to mental health

Area physicians, police oppose potential cuts to mental health

March 12th, 2015 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

The cuts, which were proposed in Governor Bill Haslam's 2016 budget, would strip away $30 million in TennCare costs for adults with serious and persistent mental illness

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Group seeks permission to restore historic Rogersville church

Group seeks permission to restore historic Rogersville church

March 12th, 2015 8:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

A plan to restore Rogersville's historic St. Marks Presbyterian Church lost momentum in 2008 when former teacher and school board member Ella Jo Bradley, who had championed the project, passed away.

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Head of 'massive' NE Tenn. drug ring gets 20 years

Head of 'massive' NE Tenn. drug ring gets 20 years

March 12th, 2015 7:00 pm by Matthew Lane

A 35-year-old Atlanta, Ga., man has been sentenced to 240 months in federal prison for heading up a year-long crack cocaine operation in the Johnson City area.

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Clairvoyance annoyance: 'Sinister' premonition prompts arrest

Clairvoyance annoyance: 'Sinister' premonition prompts arrest

March 12th, 2015 3:49 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman's self-described "visions" led her to dial 911 six times in two hours. An officer responded to her apartment to confirm police, fire or EMS were not needed - then ordered her to cease "unless it was an actual emergency."

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Sullivan County man sentenced for murder of wife

Sullivan County man sentenced for murder of wife

March 12th, 2015 3:17 pm by Nick Shepherd

In June 2013, police received a call from Franklin Delph saying his wife had committed suicide. When officers arrived on the scene, the woman was found on the floor of their apartment with a gunshot wound to the head.

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Syringe dump in Hawkins store results in felony charge

Syringe dump in Hawkins store results in felony charge

March 12th, 2015 2:04 pm by Jeff Bobo

Video surveillance allegedly shows the suspect place needles in a Dr. Enuf drink container he brought with him, then leave them at the rear of the store. One of the syringes had the cap off and the needle exposed.

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Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam

Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam

March 12th, 2015 1:35 pm by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

More than 3,000 people have fallen for the ruse since 2013, Timothy Camus, a Treasury deputy inspector general for tax administration, said Thursday.

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Citizen's tip thwarts Gate City church burglary

Citizen's tip thwarts Gate City church burglary

March 12th, 2015 1:09 pm by Marci Gore

A Southwest Virginia man is facing several charges for allegedly attempting to break into the First Presbyterian Church in Gate City, including resisting arrest and assault on a police officer.

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