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5th DUI comes after Erwin man burns rubber in Johnson City parking lot

5th DUI comes after Erwin man burns rubber in Johnson City parking lot

August 22nd, 2014 8:00 pm by NET News Service

Jesse D. Britt, 35, 303 Ninth St., Erwin, was arrested after police went to New Beginnings, 2910 Bristol Hwy., on a report that a man was spinning his tires in the parking lot just after midnight.

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Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

August 22nd, 2014 7:00 pm by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

Since becoming president, Obama has taken 20 vacations lasting two to 15 days. As of Aug. 12, he spent all or part of 138 days on "vacation." By the same point in his second term, President George W. Bush spent 381 partial or complete days at his ranch in

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Baby giraffe died of a virus

Baby giraffe died of a virus

August 22nd, 2014 6:00 pm by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

A baby giraffe born at Bright's Zoo two weeks ago died of a virus that did not show up in initial blood tests, results from a necropsy showed, the zoo's director reported today.

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CHPD offers $1,000 reward for suspect who pointed pistol at officer's face

CHPD offers $1,000 reward for suspect who pointed pistol at officer's face

August 22nd, 2014 1:42 pm by Jeff Bobo

"This was extremely close to becoming the telephone call that no police chief ever wants to get." -- CHPD Chief Mark Johnson

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New book chronicles multitude of stories of Santa Train's fabled engine

New book chronicles multitude of stories of Santa Train's fabled engine

August 22nd, 2014 12:54 pm by J. H. Osborne

This tidbit of regional history is the focus of one of the chapters of a new book — "The Clinchfield No. 1: Tennessee's Legendary Steam Engine" — by author's Mark A. Stevens and A.J. "Alf" Peoples.

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Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

August 22nd, 2014 9:39 am by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer

"This is a technology that has a very real potential to serve as a check and balance on police power," says Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union.

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North ACTs make remarkable leap

North ACTs make remarkable leap

August 22nd, 2014 9:34 am by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County's Sullivan North High School increased its ACT scores for 2014 by 1.3, markedly better than what ACT officials called a "noteworthy" statewide increase of .3

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Pain clinic co-owner sentenced to 39 years

Pain clinic co-owner sentenced to 39 years

August 22nd, 2014 9:32 am by Associated Press

A 63-year-old Maryville woman has been sentenced to serve more than 39 years in prison for drug and money laundering offenses connected with the Breakthrough Pain Therapy Center, which she co-owned with her husband.

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Thief returns stolen TV, fights police

Thief returns stolen TV, fights police

August 22nd, 2014 9:00 am by Rain Smith

As police were investigating a home burglary, the victim received a phone call from the suspect, stating she'd drop off the stolen TV at a laundromat.

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