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The Week in Review: Local stories that made headlines

July 7th, 2013 8:55 pm by Staff Report

The Week in Review: Local stories that made headlines


A glance at the week's top local stories on JohnsonCityPress.com:

Decision on retrial for Johnson City man convicted of wife's murder delayed; court overturned verdict in March
A Johnson City man who had his 2011 conviction in the 2003 murder of his wife overturned in March will have to wait a while longer to know if he will face a new trial in that case.

Former Johnson City cancer doctor will serve sentence at Alabama prison after pleading guilty in mislabeled medication case
Dr. William Kincaid, a former Johnson City cancer physician who pleaded guilty in federal court in December to misleading patients by receiving mislabeled cancer drugs, is to report to prison in less than three weeks.

Vehicular homicide charges dropped against Claiborne County woman on day of trial
A vehicular homicide charge against a Claiborne County woman in a Greeneville man’s 2010 traffic death was dismissed Monday, the same day she was scheduled for a trial in the case.

Final parcel of Rocky Fork conveyed to state, setting stage for new state park
FLAG POND — The final parcel of Rocky Fork property owned by the Conservation Fund has now been conveyed to the state of Tennessee, clearing the way for work to begin to convert the area into the state’s next state park. 

Old memories, new vendors and big crowd highlights Jonesborough Days
Finding parking as close as they could, numerous families swarmed the streets of downtown Jonesborough this morning to catch a glimpse of the parade during the annual Jonesborough Days celebration.

Autopsy says BB killed 4-year-old boy in Carter County
ELIZABETHTON — The autopsy conducted on a 4-year-old boy who died last week revealed a BB had penetrated his skull.

Update: Carter Co. Sheriff's Office: Crash that killed 2 boys, mother followed argument; father, 2 others face meth charges
ELIZABETHTON — The Carter County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday that a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 19E on Oct 18, 2012 that took the lives of two children and their mother was preceded by an argument in a CVS Pharmacy parking lot between the mother and the man who was the father of one of the children and stepfather of the other child. The department said he was at the pharmacy that day for the purpose of obtaining ingredients to manufacture methamphetamine.

Rain and flooding in the Washington County area
Heavy rain hit the Tri-Cities area Wednesday afternoon causing some flooding throughout Washington County. 

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