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Wednesday | WCYB

Former bus driver asks for lenience during sentencing

A former Washington County, Tennessee bus driver broke her silence and took the stand asking the court for lenience Wednesday morning.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

WKRN

Washington County election website goes down

Washington County Administrator of Elections Maybell Stewart told The Johnson City Press says the office forgot to renew the registration for wcecoffice.com.

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WCYB

JCMC ranked in top ten Tennessee hospitals

Johnson City Medical Center has earned recognition in U.S. News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Medicine, Nursing

Fri Jul 18, 2014

WKRN

July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

A Jonesborough family wants to know who came onto their property and slashed one of their horses with a box cutter.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Jonesborough, TN, Kingsport, TN, Tim McGraw, Country

WCYB

Former school bus driver pleads guilty in 2012 crash

Former Washington County, Tennessee school bus driver Brenda Gray stepped up to the courtroom podium to address Judge Robert Cupp and repeated the same word several times: guilty.

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WCYB

Former bus driver pleads guilty in 2012 accident case

A former Washington County, Tennessee bus driver could spend time in jail after pleading guilty Friday morning to eight counts of reckless aggravated assault and one count of felony reckless endangerment.

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The Horse

Tennessee Authorities Seek Horse Slasher

Chip is a great horse, has been in professional training for the past three years.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

WCYB

Early voting begins Friday in Washington County, Tenn.

Voting hours will be 9 to 5 Monday through Friday and 9 to noon Saturday. Voters have three locations to choose from.

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Related Topix: Johnson City, TN, Gray, TN, Jonesborough, TN

WCYB

GPS problems 7-17-14

If you move into a new house or housing development, can first responders find your home? What about delivery drivers trying to bring you flowers or even pizza? We visited one new development, typed in the address of a new home into a GPS locator, and nothing showed up.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Pizza

WCYB

Director Ron Dykes says his proposed budget is $3 million in the red

Washington County, Tennessee Director of Schools Ron Dykes is looking over a school budget that's millions of dollars in the red.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Elizabethton Star

Floyd Edwin Gross

Floyd Edwin Gross, 84, of Johnson City, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the V.A. Medical Center in Johnson City.

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Related Topix: Johnson City, TN

Mon Jul 14, 2014

WTVF Nashville

Woman charged with false reporting of shooting

An eastern Tennessee woman has been charged with falsely telling police a friend was firing shots in a neighborhood in Johnson City.

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Related Topix: Johnson City, TN

Fri Jul 11, 2014

WCYB

More theft charges against Washington County couple

A Washington County, Tennessee couple jailed on burglary and theft charges from Johnson City earlier this week has picked up more charges this time in Washington County.

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Related Topix: Johnson City, TN

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WCYB

Angry parents claim teacher abused students

Some parents are speaking out about concerns over possible abuse by a teacher. It involves a former Jonesborough Middle School teacher but the school system says the issue has already been handled and the teacher cleared, but the families are not satisfied.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Elizabethton Star

George W. "G.W." Lewis

George W. "G.W." Lewis, 90, of Johnson City, Tenn., passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at Johnson City Medical Center.

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Related Topix: Johnson City, TN

Sun Jul 06, 2014

WCYB

Johnson City man steals transit bus while intoxicated

A man is being held at the Washington County Detention Center after stealing a Johnson City Transit bus and driving it while intoxicated.

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Related Topix: Johnson City, TN

Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Greenville Sun

Telford Bus Driver Case Continued Until July 18

An anticipated plea Thursday by former Washington County school bus driver Brenda Gray, who was involved in a crash in September 2012 that injured 39 students, did not happen.

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Related Topix: Gray, TN

WCYB

Two people charged in deadly Johnson City shooting

Johnson City Police charged a man and woman following a deadly overnight shooting.

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Related Topix: Johnson City, TN

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WCYB

Operation Firecracker begins in Washington County

This operation is a way for the sheriff's department to arrest a large number of people who have outstanding warrants out for their arrest in the county.

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WCYB

Fireworks laws by county and city

Sullivan County - Fireworks can be used between the hours of 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. throughout the year, but the hours are extended to midnight on July 4 and other holidays.

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Related Topix: Sullivan County, TN, Carter County, TN, Bristol, TN, Unicoi County, TN, Johnson County, TN

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