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The Week in Review: Local stories that made headlines

August 11th, 2013 9:05 pm by Staff Report

The Week in Review: Local stories that made headlines

Here's a list of this week's most popular local stories on JohnsonCityPress.com:


Police: Speeding, drunken driver crashes into truck, utility pole in Johnson City. Johnson City police arrested an Elizabethton man on multiple charges after an officer clocked him speeding and he attempted to get away.


Congestion, minor crashes occur near new Popeyes Lousiana Kitchen on North Roan Street. If you’ve driven by the newest fast food chain restaurant in town, it’s popularity is evident by the traffic congestion getting into and out of the parking lot.


9-year-old Carter Co. fiddler scheduled to perform on ‘Leno’ Thursday night. ELIZABETHTON — He may only be 9 years old, but local talent Fiddlin’ Carson Peters is getting noticed. On Thursday night, he will perform on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Also: See Carson Peters on 'The Tonight Show'.


Limestone man charged with multiple counts of statutory rape, exploiting 15-year-old girl. A Limestone man was arrested Tuesday on a multiple charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and statutory rape for allegedly having sex with a teenage juvenile and having explicit photos of her on his phone.


Man dies from Piney Flats crash injuries; charges pending against Johnson City woman. BLUFF CITY — Charges were pending against a Johnson City woman after a man died in a two-vehicle crash last weekend.


ETSU’s mass communication program loses accreditation. East Tennessee State University’s mass communication program has lost accreditation from Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.


30-foot deep hole opens up in Cherokee Road near Casey Lane; motorists urged to avoid area. A hole has opened up on Cherokee Road, near Casey Lane, according to a dispatcher with Washington County/Johnson City 911.


Rain storm floods streets, businesses in downtown Johnson City. A strong set of thunderstorms with heavy rain drenched areas in Washington County this afternoon, including the downtown Johnson City area, forcing some vendors at the 17th annual Umoja Festival to drop their tents and secure their items.


Two more charged in Facebook slayings. MOUNTAIN CITY — Two more people have been charged with first-degree murder in the 2012 deaths of Billy Clay Payne and Billie Jean Hayworth.


2 more arrested in Dry Creek robbery. Two more people were arrested this week in connection with a robbery of two women along Dry Creek Road last month.


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