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The Week in Review: Local stories that made headlines

July 28th, 2013 1:00 pm by Staff Report

The Week in Review: Local stories that made headlines

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Investigation continues into man's girlfriend jumping from vehicleELIZABETHTON — The Elizabethton Police Department has released more information about a Tuesday morning traffic accident on Broad Street in which a woman apparently jumped out of a moving vehicle.

• Body of Jonesborough man found in creek near Cherokee casinoCHEROKEE, N.C. — Authorities are investigating the discovery of a man's body in a creek near Harrah's Cherokee Hotel and Casino in western North Carolina.

Infant avoids serious injury as car hits bedroomAn 8-month-old child’s life was narrowly spared when a vehicle crashed into a family’s bedroom at 510 Hamilton St. around 1:45 a.m. Thursday.

Judge says no ‘Justice for Vonda’ shirts in courtFriends and relatives of a woman killed and dumped off a bridge into Watauga Lake last year can’t wear their “Justice for Vonda” shirts and buttons at court hearings for the man charged.

ETSU to continue growth despite $3.7 million budget shortfallEast Tennessee State University President Dr. Brian Noland announced Monday how the university plans to continue growth despite a $3.7 million budgetary shortfall expected in the fall, which is the result of a 3 percent decline in enrollment.

Gray woman charged with helping son elude Carter Co. deputies in chaseELIZABETHTON — A Washington County woman was arrested Wednesday by the Carter County Sheriff's Department on an allegation she had helped her juvenile son avoid arrest.

Sewage dumping disappoints activistBill Francisco drives past a long-closed construction site every day on his way to work, never realizing that a local company was dumping an environmental hazard he is fighting hard to prevent.

TDOT finds no significant damage to I-26 bridge hit by excavatorTennessee Department of Transportation inspectors found no significant damage to an I-26 bridge Thursday after the boom of a heavy excavator carried by a tractor trailer proved too tall to pass under it on Boones Creek Road, a Johnson City Police Department spokesman said.

Johnson City woman killed in S.C. golf cart wreckFOUNTAIN INN, S.C. — Investigators say they have charged a 36-year-old man with hit-and-run in a wreck in Fountain Inn that killed a 75-year-old woman riding on a golf cart.

Jonesborough man arrested after welfare check revealed charge from another stateA Jonesborough man was arrested on a full extradition warrant from another state after officers were dispatched for a welfare check.

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