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The Buzz: Eight news and sports stories to get you talking

March 29th, 2014 4:21 pm by Staff Report

The Buzz: Eight news and sports stories to get you talking

Miss something? The Buzz is here to fill you in on eight essential news and sports stories that might have slipped past you.

• UPDATE: Judge won't bar prosecutor from 'Facebook murders' cases. ELIZABETHTON — Criminal Court Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood denied motions by three defense attorneys in the upcoming Facebook Murders trial that would have removed Dennis Brooks as a prosecutor.

• Long-delayed ETSU garage to open Monday. Contractors, university administrators and students can breathe a collective sigh of relief now that East Tennessee State University’s $26.1 million parking garage project is slated to open Monday for student parking.

 High schoolers get glimpse of medical field. This week, area high school students were offered a chance to learn the mechanics — sometimes literally — of how a medical school class operates.

• Fire destroys lodge at Wolf Ridge ski resort. MARS HILL, N.C. — A sizable early morning fire at Wolf Laurel Resort left the popular western North Carolina winter destination without its newest lodge.

• Bucs open series with 6-3 win over Northern Kentucky. Clinton Freeman got things started for the East Tennessee State baseball team. Then he finished the game off.

• Michigan holds on late to beat Tennessee 73-71. INDIANAPOLIS — Michigan coach John Beilein had watched his team blow almost all of a 15-point lead, and he was sure he knew how Tennessee would try to take the lead.

• Court date put off for Unicoi couple in moonshining case. ERWIN — The couple accused of manufacturing moonshine behind their Unicoi home is scheduled to be back in court in the summer.

• Businesses honored for longevity. Nineteen Washington County businesses were honored Thursday for their decades of contributions to the local economy.

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