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Johnson City men charged in national Ponzi scheme

Johnson City men charged in national Ponzi scheme

June 25th, 2014 2:51 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

An intricate Ponzi scheme that involved three men from Johnson City and a fake coal-mining business located here bilked $15 million from 160 investors all over the country, according to federal court documents.

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GOP warns McAuliffe of unilateral Medicaid expansion

GOP warns McAuliffe of unilateral Medicaid expansion

June 25th, 2014 2:05 pm by Stephen Igo

Republican officials in Virginia on Wednesday warned Gov. Terry McAuliffe to abandon attempts to take unilateral action to expand Medicaid.

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Justices: 'Get a warrant' to search cellphones

Justices: 'Get a warrant' to search cellphones

June 25th, 2014 12:17 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The message to police about what they should do before rummaging through a cellphone's contents following an arrest is simple. "Get a warrant," Roberts said.

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'She picked drugs over me': Sheriff impressed by fifth grader's candid essay about his mother's addictions

'She picked drugs over me': Sheriff impressed by fifth grader's candid essay about his mother's addictions

June 25th, 2014 8:30 am by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County fifth grader wrote in an essay last month he is angry that his mother chose drugs over him, but thanks to a class offered by the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office, the boys says he won't follow in her footsteps.

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Northeast State, Bell team up for aviation jobs

Northeast State, Bell team up for aviation jobs

June 25th, 2014 7:15 am by Hank Hayes

Core classes in the collaboration — which is part of a greater aviation jobs initiative in the region — will begin this fall on Northeast State's Blountville campus with specific aviation courses to be offered in spring 2015.

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Conflict of interest: Complaint alleges probation office gave illegal gifts to judge, court clerk candidate

Conflict of interest: Complaint alleges probation office gave illegal gifts to judge, court clerk candidate

June 25th, 2014 6:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Contributions were given prior to the May 6 primary to Sessions Judge J. Todd Ross and clerk of courts-elect Randy Collier by Rogersville businessman Danny Henry — who at the time co-owned Alternative Correction Services LLC (ACS).

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TCRA talks $4 million improvements with NE Tenn leaders

TCRA talks $4 million improvements with NE Tenn leaders

June 24th, 2014 9:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Tri-Cities Regional Airport officials sold a planned $4 million terminal frontage improvements plan Tuesday to the frontline people who sell Northeast Tennessee on a day-to-day basis.

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Judge: No-fly list violates constitutional rights

Judge: No-fly list violates constitutional rights

June 24th, 2014 8:37 pm by Associated Press

The U.S. government offers no adequate method for people to challenge their placement on its no-fly list, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a case involving 13 Muslims who believe they're on the list.

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Hospital's Community Fund gives $200,000 grant for Bullitt Park improvements

Hospital's Community Fund gives $200,000 grant for Bullitt Park improvements

June 24th, 2014 8:00 pm by Southwest Virginia Bureau

Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap delivered a huge dose of child's play for the kids of Big Stone Gap and surrounding areas on Tuesday.

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Company successfully tests space-tourism balloon

Company successfully tests space-tourism balloon

June 24th, 2014 7:08 pm by Associated Press

World View Enterprises CEO Jane Poynter said the system broke the world record for highest parafoil flight, lifting a payload to 120,000 feet.

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