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The Buzz: News worth knowing on JohnsonCityPress.com

September 25th, 2013 2:20 pm by Staff reports

The Buzz: News worth knowing on JohnsonCityPress.com

Here are eight newsworthy stories that have appeared on JohnsonCityPress.com the past few days that you may have missed:

° Two more indicted in Johnson City murder

Two more people were indicted earlier this month in a Johnson City murder outside an apartment complex — including the brother of the man already charged.

° Motions hearing set for December in Larkin case

A motions hearing in the case of Dale Larkin, whose conviction for murder in his wife's drowning death was overturned earlier this year, was set for December.

° Johnson City Power Board restructures residential charges

While approving a pass-through rate increase announced earlier in the year by the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Johnson City Power Board’s board of directors also made changes to the utility’s rate structure that the company claims will help stabilize rates with no effect for current customers.

° Couple charged in "severe" child abuse case

Assistant District Attorney General Erin McArdle said a 7-month old child has some of the most severe head injuries that didn’t end in death that the examining doctor has seen.

° Airfield lighting system problem causes flight to TCRA to be diverted

BLOUNTVILLE - A Monday evening Delta Connection flight coming into Tri-Cities Regional Airport had to be diverted to Knoxville after problems developed with the airfield lighting system, TCRA Executive Director Patrick Wilson said.

° Familiar breads return to markets

Starting Monday, Merita and Wonder breads were restocked on local shelves after the brands’ purchase by national baked goods producer Flowers Foods.

° November murder trial for three most likely to be postponed

Three people charged in a 2010 murder are scheduled for trial in November, but it will be reset because the prosecutor will be on medical leave.

° Carter County corrections officer arrested on DUI, drug charges

ELIZABETHTON — A corrections officer with the Carter County Detention Center has been suspended without pay or benefits following his arrest on Sunday on drunken driving and drug charges.

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