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Local veterans sentenced for false travel claims

Local veterans sentenced for false travel claims

May 21st, 2015 11:47 am by Matthew Lane

The six individuals were traveling to the Mountain Home Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Johnson City for treatment, but were claiming they lived in different cities from their actual residences.

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J.C. police officer involved in crash

J.C. police officer involved in crash

May 21st, 2015 7:19 am by Sam Watson, NET News Service

A Johnson City police cruiser was heavily damaged Wednesday night in a collision with a pickup at the intersection of West Market Street and West Watauga Avenue.

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Domestic surveillance fate unclear after lengthy Senate talk

Domestic surveillance fate unclear after lengthy Senate talk

May 21st, 2015 6:58 am by CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky dominated the Senate floor from 1:18 to 11:49 p.m. Wednesday to decry the National Security Agency's mass collection of phone data without warrants.

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Former union president sentenced on theft charge

Former union president sentenced on theft charge

May 20th, 2015 10:30 pm by Matthew Lane

A former union president charged with theft of union funds will not spend any time in prison for her crime, only pay restitution, a federal judge has ruled.

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Tight inventory slows region's home sales

Tight inventory slows region's home sales

May 20th, 2015 6:00 pm by Hank Hayes

So far this year, 1,376 homes sales have closed, down 31 from the first four months of last year. The year-to-date average sales price is 2.7 percent higher than last year.

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Radio show fined $1 million for fake emergency broadcast

Radio show fined $1 million for fake emergency broadcast

May 20th, 2015 10:04 am by Associated Press

Multiple news sources report the fine was handed to iHeartMedia Tuesday. The FCC says there was an EMS transmission on the Nashville-based program "The Bobby Bones Show" in October 2014

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Tennessee increases effort to help children in state custody

Tennessee increases effort to help children in state custody

May 20th, 2015 10:03 am by Associated Press

A new policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation calls on child welfare agencies to increase efforts to place youth removed from their homes with relatives or foster families.

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Exploding air bags: Takata recall now totals 34 million vehicles

Exploding air bags: Takata recall now totals 34 million vehicles

May 20th, 2015 8:36 am by By Jerry Hirsch and Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times

At least six people have been killed by the air bags, and dozens more have been injured.

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Justice Department names 7 motorcycle clubs as major criminal enterprises

Justice Department names 7 motorcycle clubs as major criminal enterprises

May 20th, 2015 8:13 am by By Nigel Duara, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Sunday's bloody confrontation in Waco, Texas, is a jolting reminder that some motorcycle gangs are still a violent force in some parts of the country.

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Highway 36 construction on schedule for fall finish

Highway 36 construction on schedule for fall finish

May 20th, 2015 8:10 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

TDOT hopes to ease traffic congestion between Johnson City and Kingsport and Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Blountville and to provide an alternative route to Interstate 26.

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