Thursday, January 17, 2013

Gleason Executed
The man who asked to be executed, was. Former attorneys for Robert Gleason Jr. made a last minute appeal citing their opinion that Gleason was not competent to make the decision to waive his appeals. The 42-year old convicted murderer killed two inmates and vowed to continue killing unless he was sentenced to death. The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to stop the execution as two competency evaluations proved he was capable of making decisions. Virginia allows Death Row inmates to choose between lethal injection and the electric chair. Gleason chose electrocution and was pronounced dead around 9:08 last night.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • Elizabethton Schools Placed on "Soft" Lockdown
  • Flash Floods in Johnson City, other areas
  • Re-election of Unicoi County Mayor to Stand
  • Applications Open for Tennessee Free College Tuition Program
  • Class Action Denied in Gas Royalties Lawsuit
  • Bristol's "Pinnacle Development" Opening on I-81
  • Johnson City Police Arrest Fugitive
  • Increase in ACT Scores for Sullivan County Schools
  • Johnson City Man Arrested for Shoplifting, Uses Name "Pineapple Divine"
  • Organizers Prepare for Annual Asheville Topless Rally
  • Chafin Wins Puckett's Old Seat in Special Election
  • Woman Hits Two Others With Car After Johnson City Fight
  • Virginia Prepares for Same Sex Weddings
  • Smoke Shop Owner's Sentencing Hearing Delayed
  • No Kill Shelter Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony Today
  • Second Harvest Food Bank Still Looking for Volunteers
  • Business Gets $25,000 Incentive to Expand in Downtown Bristol
  • Johnson City Police Arrest A Man After He Fled a Traffic Stop
  • Kingsport Man is Arrested After Cursing a Police Officer and Chasing Her Down
  • New Peoples Bank is Consolidating Four of Its Branches in VA and WV
  • Mother Pleads Guilty in Killing of 2 Year Old in Wise County



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