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Buzzworthy: 10 local news stories that will get you talking today

June 25th, 2013 7:59 am by Staff Report

Buzzworthy: 10 local news stories that will get you talking today

In case you missed these items, here are 10 stories worth reading on

Johnson City police: Man waved to engineer, conductor before being killed by train. A man killed by a train near West Market Street was sitting near the tracks and waved to the engineer before he was struck.

Updated: Charges dismissed against Johnson City man accused of killing mother, having sex with corpse. Four years after his mother’s death and his arrest for her murder, Codey Miller walked out of a Washington County courtroom a free man Monday.

Bear wanders around Jonesborough. A bear was sighted first along South Cherokee Street then along North Lincoln Avenue in the Foster Signs parking lot around 5:30 p.m. Monday, according to Jonesborough Department of Public Safety.

Danville hands JC Cards first loss.The first three innings told the tale of the Johnson City Cardinals’ first loss of the season.

Drug reaction results in child endangerment, meth charges for Stoney Creek woman. ELIZABETHTON — An investigation into an apparent drug reaction led to several drug charges being placed on a Stoney Creek woman.

• Washington County jail officials looking into carbon monoxide detection system. A local security firm will examine the Washington County Detention Center to determine what kind of carbon monoxide detection system is needed after nearly two dozen inmates were sickened by the invisible gas this past weekend.

Arrest warrant filed for man accused in Johnson City bomb incident. Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a man accused of making a homemade bomb on Lamont Street earlier this month.

Update: No injuries reported in auto repair business fire. Firefighters were on the scene of a large business fire in Limestone north of Washington College Academy on Monday.

‘Heart full of Jesus and a head full of knowledge’: Johnson City church honors scholars. For more than 25 years, Friendship Baptist Church has been recognizing students in the congregation of all ages for their academic success and excellence.

Rucker gladly joins the cause at Niswonger Golf Classic. BRISTOL, Va. — If you happen to be looking for Darius Rucker these days, he shouldn’t be difficult to find. Chances are if he’s not on stage, he’s on the golf course.

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