Tuesday, April 09, 2013

No Change in Cock Fighting Laws
Legislation that would make cock fighting a felony is dead this session after failing to pass the Senate. Under the bill, a first offense for cock fighting would have remained a misdemeanor. But a second offense would be considered a felony punishable by six years in prison and a fine of up to $3,000. Opponents of the legislation say it didn't specifically say that raising such chickens would not be a crime and could cause problems for farmers and others in the poultry business. The proposal fell short by 17 votes.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

  • No Injury After Car Struck by Train in Johnson City
  • Tennessee Lawmaker: Many Feel Allowing Guns in Parks Shouldn't Be Left to City/County to Decide
  • Threat of K-9s Rout Out Burglary Suspects in Johnson City



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