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The Buzz: Local stories you should know today

Staff Report • Jul 9, 2013 at 3:40 PM

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

Authorities seize 4 malnourished dogs tied to trees in Jonesborough, 2 women arrested. Washington County Animal Control and Jonesborough Public Safety seized four malnourished dogs they found tied on short chains to trees in a woman’s yard, according to court documents.

Police: Infant pepper sprayed, woman charged with abuse. Johnson City police arrested a woman Saturday who is accused of using pepper spray on another woman and her infant at a local motel, according to a court document.

Suit filed in Washington County inmate death. A $20 million-plus lawsuit has been filed against Washington County, the county sheriff and six jail officers by the parents of a man who they say died after a beating while he was an inmate at the jail.

Lady ’Toppers show potential this summer. Science Hill’s girls basketball team isn’t ready to fade from the statewide spotlight.

Women who escaped captivity in Ohio case thank public for support. Three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade — including one with family in Elizabethton — issued a YouTube video Monday night in which they thanked the public for the encouragement and financial support that is allowing them to restart their lives.

Jonesborough man accused of punching pregnant girlfriend in stomach. A Jonesborough man was arrested early this morning after allegedly punching his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach and pointing a rifle at his own head.

Oh deer-Lovely deer. When Rebecca Millhorn of Piney Flats steps outside her door, it’s not unusual to find a deer standing on her sidewalk. Perturbed by the intrusion, the deer will stamp its hooves.

Schoenfeld trying to get in mix with Columbus. Aaron Schoenfeld’s first start of the season came with a price — a bruised face. Schoenfeld, a former soccer star at East Tennessee State, is in his second year with the Columbus Crew of MLS.

Attorney's death delays plea for driver in Washington Co. school bus crash that injured 39 students. A former Washington county school bus driver who wrecked last year and injured dozens of students was set to plead guilty to charges related to the incident Monday, but couldn't because her attorney died.

Sheriff's Office: Johnson City woman faces drug, child endangerment charges after motorist tells deputy about driver with crack pipe. A Johnson City woman was arrested Sunday on several charges including child endangerment after another motorist told a sheriff's deputy she was smoking a crack pipe as she went through a Jonesborough traffic light.

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