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Nate Morabito


Johnson City, TN, United States

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Past articles by Nate:

DCHS soccer coach fired after "impression of impropriety" with student

The Washington County, TN Department of Education fired David Crockett High School's soccer coach for unprofessional conduct after two instances with the same student that created "an impression of... → Read More

Fire marshals will now allow schools to use barricade devices for active shooter protection

The Tennessee State Fire Marshall's Office is loosening the reins a bit on its codes, specifically its guidance on doors in classrooms in an effort to enhance school safety. → Read More

Judge appoints new attorney in Howard Hawk Willis appeal

Despite an infamous death row inmate's desire to again represent himself as he seeks a new trial, a judge denied Howard Hawk Willis' request Tuesday. → Read More

ETSU professor appeals findings of internal investigation focused on former girlfriend, student

An East Tennessee State University professor has appealed the findings of an internal investigation that questioned his treatment of a student, but the details of that appeal won't be available until later this month. → Read More

Former priest convicted of rape gets chance to argue for new trial after error

A former Kingsport priest convicted of sexually abusing an altar boy more than 30 years ago will get another chance to argue for a new trial. → Read More

Hawkins County Memorial Gardens set for online auction next week

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance announced today a date in which the long-awaited sale of a troubled Tri-Cities cemetery will take place. → Read More

Judge sentences Kingsport police officer to 30 days for theft

A Sullivan County judge just sentenced former Kingsport Police Department Lt. Ralph Cline to 30 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to theft. → Read More

Colonoscopy delays at Mountain Home "likely impacted" veteran care

A new audit from the Department Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General found colonoscopy delays at Mountain Home VA "likely impacted" care for some veterans. → Read More

Suspended David Crockett High School employee back on the job with back-pay

A David Crockett High School employee suspended while the state investigated missing money from football fundraising efforts is back on the job. → Read More

Jail records detail suspended deputy's 2005 termination from WCSO

Jail records show a suspended Carter County deputy previously lost his job in Washington County for using force on a handcuffed inmate. → Read More

Nick Andes previously fired for violating use of force policy, investigated by CCSO internally

In the years before Carter County Deputy Nick Andes became the focus of a criminal investigation, records show another agency fired a detention officer with the same name for violating its use of force policy and for poor job performance. According to a termination letter, the Washington County Sheriff's Office terminated Andes as a probationary detention officer in February 2005. → Read More

Former KPD Lt. Ralph Cline now linked to theft case, plea expected Friday

Former Kingsport Police Department Lt. Ralph Cline could plead guilty to theft Friday, on the same day a judge is set to sentence him for patronizing prostitution. → Read More

Sexually abused veteran raises new questions about VA caregiver program

A Johnson City woman's experience with Mountain Home VA raises more questions about a Veterans Affairs program already under scrutiny. → Read More

Prosecutor again jails domestic violence victim despite previous warnings

Despite a previous warning, the First Judicial District Attorney's Office sent another domestic violence victim to jail recently for refusing to help prosecute her abuser. The decision occurred nearly two years after our investigation resulted in a call for prosecutors to stop jailing victims. → Read More

CCSO deputy on administrative leave pending TBI investigation

A Carter County Sheriff's Office deputy is on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into alleged misconduct. → Read More

Washington County violated fire code when schools made intruder safety upgrades

With yet another deadly school shooting last week in Texas, teachers and administrators continue to look for the best ways to protect children, but Tennessee State Fire Marshal records show it's easy to overcompensate and put kids at risk in other ways. → Read More

Investigation finds $1,000 in missing David Crockett football fundraising money

A Tennessee Comptroller of The Treasury investigation into David Crockett High School found $1,020 in football fundraising dollars missing, according to a report released today. → Read More

Greater Eastern Credit Union CEO admits to embezzling $1 million

The CEO of a Johnson City-based credit union has signed a plea agreement in which she admits to embezzling more than $1 million, according to federal court records filed earlier this month. → Read More

Professor facing discipline helped craft ETSU's dating policy

In the months before East Tennessee State University Associate Accountancy Professor Dr. Anthony Masino started dating a student, he openly criticized the university's relationship policy, according to ETSU Faculty Senate minutes. → Read More

Federal plan outlines Eastman's worst case scenarios

A Risk Management Plan filed with the Environmental Protection Agency outlines Eastman Chemical Company's worst-case scenarios for the community. While those scenarios could impact the health of people who live or work near Eastman, the company's top safety experts say the worst case does not mean there would be fatalities. → Read More