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The Buzz: Today's look at local news worth knowing

Staff Report • Jul 2, 2013 at 7:34 PM

In case you missed these posts, here are 10 stories worth knowing today on JohnsonCityPress.com:

Record rainfall for year drenches Northeast Tennessee; more rain prompts flood watch. If you think there’s been a lot of rain so far this year, you would be right.

Immigration among hot-button topics at Jonesborough Town Hall. The auditorium inside the International Storytelling Center perked up considerably when it came to issues regarding immigration, veterans and veterans benefits and the Defense of Marriage Act.

NE Tennessee man charged with statutory rape after his mother called authorities. A 25-year-old Hawkins County man was charged with statutory rape early Sunday morning after his mother reported an alleged sexual encounter he was having with a 14-year-old girl.

'Irish Brigade' member McCormack retires from 30-year career with Johnson City Fire Department. Tom McCormack is a man on the run — literally — and even though he retired Friday from a 30-year career at the Johnson City Fire Department, he has no plans to slow down.

Police release name of motorized bike rider who fell to death from bridge onto railroad bed. Police have released the name of a man killed Saturday when he fell from a motorized bike over a guardrail onto a railroad bed.

SW Virginia man charged with murdering former stepfather. A Lee County man is in police custody after he allegedly used a shotgun to kill his former stepfather Sunday morning at a Rose Hill apartment.

Man wanted in Maryland arrested in Johnson City. Johnson City police on Monday captured a fugitive, who was wanted in Maryland, at a local motel.

Police: Staggering man in Johnson City burglarized vehicles, had drugs. A Bristol, Va., man was arrested on drug, burglary and identity theft charges in Johnson City early Monday morning.

ETSU fosters research via internal grants. A culture of research and discovery is maintained at East Tennessee State University via internal grants intended to foster faculty projects.

Kingsport police: Parents passed out at Kingsport Aquatic Center charged with child neglect. A Bristol, Tenn., couple have been arrested at the Kingsport Aquatic Center after they were reportedly found passed out in a vehicle — one naked, the other with her breast exposed — leaving their young children unattended for at least three hours.

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