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Traffic flow changes at 25E exchange working well

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:43 am

Temporary traffic flow changes at the intersections crossings U.S. Highway 25E between College Square Mall, Crockett Square Shopping Center and Walters State Community College seem to be working well as the holiday shopping season swings into gear. The changes were made following a Nov. 12 meeting between officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and representatives from local government and other stakeholders. As a result of the meeting, the group

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  • Daily Bread ready to serve on the holiday

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:43 am

    The Daily Bread Community Kitchen in downtown Morristown will continue its tradition of providing a Thanksgiving Day meal for those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to celebrate the holiday on Thursday. The Daily Bread feeds more than 8,000 people each month, but Thanksgiving Day is by far the kitchen’s busiest day of the year. Each year the number of meals needed have multiplied, with the kitchen anticipating 1,000 people to

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  • Ferguson in Flames

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 11:39 am

    A police car is set on fire after a group of protesters vandalize the vehicle after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests.

    Protests, riots erupt as grand jury declines to indict Wilson FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday morning after Ferguson erupted over a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown. Firefighters doused the blackened remains of some businesses Tuesday morning and at least one building was still ablaze.

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  • Hamblen home destroyed by fire

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 11:37 am

    This one-story home on Thomas Drive in Hamblen County was destroyed early Tuesday morning.

    An apparent accidental fire destroyed a one-story wooden home in a cul-de-sac on Thomas Drive, just north of Wildwood Park, early Tuesday morning, a firefighter said. The occupants, Larry and Sandra Bell and their five dogs escaped the catastrophic fire, according to Robbie Yount, a rising captain with the North Hamblen County Volunteer Fire Department. Property records indicate the home is owned by Jim and Birdie Biggs, and had an

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  • Man charged with attempted arson

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 11:34 am

    A Morristown man who allegedly attempted to set his public housing apartment on Kennedy Circle ablaze Monday night was taken into custody early this morning and charged with attempted arson, authorities says. Sebastian Closs, 19, allegedly placed items in the middle of the living room floor before setting them on fire, according to Detective Phil Hurst with the Morristown Police Department. Closs, who has received a Morristown Housing Authority eviction

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  • Grand jury declines to indict officer in Ferguson shooting

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18- year old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes violent protests. ST.Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced the decision Monday night. A grand jury of nine whites and three blacks had been meeting weekly since Aug. 20 to consider evidence. At least nine

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  • Former NPD captain Holt gets 90-months

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    A Newport police detective who pleaded guilty in August to federal charges of the illegal distribution of drugs and the possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, was Monday sentenced in U.S. District Court in Greeneville. James Holt, 59, appeared before U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer and was given a 90-month prison term as had been recommended in the plea agreement negotiated by Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne Taylor

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  • With new hire, MPD is fully staffed

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 11:40 am

    After a brief time being just one patrol officer short, the Morristown Police Department is once again fully staffed, according to Police Chief Roger Overholt. The Morristown City Council last week approved the hiring of Dustin Reed as an entry-level patrol officer. Overholt says another patrol officer resigned approximately two weeks ago to accept a position with the White Pine Police Department. Overholt says the police department already had an

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  • County, EMS reaches deal to save on body transports

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 11:40 am

    An agreement between Hamblen County government and Morristown-Hamblen EMS will result in significant savings to the county, according to multiple county leaders. The agreement, approved by the Hamblen County Commission, allows for the EMS to transport dead bodies to Morristown-Hamblen Hospital as a community service. The EMS will charge $50 per transport to cover the cost of supplies. Commissioner Louis “Doe” Jarvis, chair of the commission’s finance committee, noted the

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