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The Buzz: Today's look at local and regional news worth knowing

June 24th, 2013 7:54 am by Staff Report

The Buzz: Today's look at local and regional news worth knowing


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Man killed by train in Johnson City. A pedestrian was killed by a train in west Johnson City on Saturday.


Dozens of Washington County inmates sickened by carbon monoxide leakMore than two dozen Washington County Detention Center inmates were sickened early Saturday morning after a malfunctioning gas-powered water heater sent carbon monoxide through the ventilation into two cell blocks, a sheriff's office official confirmed.


Little gets MLB call; Carter going back to Senators. Former Science Hill and Milligan College baseball player Will Little is scheduled to debut as a Major League Baseball umpire Monday night in Baltimore.


Johnson picks up third NHRA victory of 2013Allen Johnson put the disappointment of Thunder Valley behind him by becoming the first Pro Stock driver to win the NHRA New England Nationals at Epping, N.H. on Sunday.


Johnson City woman arrested after call to 911 about husband with gun. A Johnson City woman's claim to 911 that her husband had a gun during an argument Saturday night landed her in jail.


More than half of local domestic violence offenses committed by family members. Half of all domestic violence offenses reported throughout Tennessee in 2012 involved family members, according to a study released this week by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and locally the numbers are similar.


Kingsport's Blake Leeper has his sight set on Rio de Janerio, the site of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The first time sprinter Blake Leeper began training, he didn’t know how to use the starting blocks or how to line up on the track.


Thousands turn out to learn football at Cowboys star Jason Witten's camp. As footballs soared through the air and parents and family members packed the stands, one would have thought that the football season was already under way at Dave Rider Field Saturday morning.


Tenn. trooper hurt when car hit by truck. A truck driver has been charged with injuring a state trooper.


Contract possible first step in full integration of Emmanuel into Milligan. Employees at Milligan College will assume management duties at Emmanuel Christian Seminary July 1 as part of a year-long contract, according to the college’s president.

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