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The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

June 18th, 2013 8:03 am by Staff Report

The Buzz: Local news worth talking about

• Johnson City police continue to investigate Friday bomb scare. It is still being determined whether charges will be placed against the suspect of a Johnson City Police and bomb squad investigation on Lamont Street on Friday night, police said Monday.

• County woman charged in dog’s death. A Washington County woman was charged Monday with animal cruelty for the death of her Pomeranian after she left the dog in an unshaded pen with no water on a 90-degree day last month.

• Crockett’s prospects on the rise. If the sun seems to be shining a little brighter on Jonesborough these days, perhaps it’s just a reflection of a better outlook for David Crockett’s athletic programs.

• Juvenile court construction on track for January opening. The transformation of Johnson City’s former Seniors Center into its new and comparatively expansive Juvenile Court is now about 50 percent complete, and construction and renovations are keeping pace with the estimated completion date near the first of the year.

• Hit-and-run crash leads to child abuse, meth charges for Carter Co. pair. ELIZABETHTON — An apparent hit-and-run accident on Friday afternoon led to the arrests of a man and woman on child abuse charges and several drug charges.

• Stepfather charged with choking stepson. A stepfather was charged Saturday with domestic aggravated assault after police said visible red marks consistent with choking with two hands were found on his stepson’s neck.

• Johnson City doctor accused in high-speed police chase reportedly hospitalized; hearing rescheduled. A preliminary hearing for a local doctor charged with reckless driving, drug possession, a weapons violation and vandalism was rescheduled Monday because of several conflicts in the case.

• JC Cards' Reyes ready to show his stuff. Alexander Reyes moved to the Dominican Republic from his Elizabeth, N.J., home late in 2011 to concentrate year-round on baseball, and it paid off this past December when St. Louis signed him to a free-agent contract for $950,000. Read more about Reyes and the JC Cards' new season.

• Citizen tip results in two arrested on cocaine charges. Two men were arrested on crack cocaine charges after a citizen tipped off police about a drug deal taking place in the parking lot of a Johnson City discount store Friday, according to court documents.

• Discover classic small-town dining at the Telford Diner. The Mystery Diner ventured into rural western Washington County for his latest meal. Read what he thought about the Telford Diner.

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