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The Buzz: Local news that will get you talking today

Staff Reports • Oct 8, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Miss something? The Buzz has your back. Here are seven local news stories worth your time.

Steel shortage blamed for latest ETSU parking garage delay. The opening of East Tennessee State University’s 1,200-space parking garage again faces delays after an unusually rainy summer and a materials shortage, a college official said Monday.

Science Hill sophomore wins Miss Tennessee Teen USA. For 15-year-old Morgan Moseley, the last year has been an exciting ride, but she didn’t expect the pageant train to take off so quickly.

Jury begins hearing details in double murder case. A Washington County jury began hearing details Monday morning about the double murder of the parents of a 7-month-old baby on Jan. 31, 2012. The jurors heard the mother was shot in the head at close range while she was holding her baby in the nursery.

Corporal punishment: Area schools' policies mixed. The official policies of local schools are split on the question of allowing corporal punishment of students, but in practice, many school administrators say spanking and paddling are on the decline.

Trailblazers can't close deal on D-B. When Daniel Boone football coach Jeremy Jenkins looked at a killer five-game stretch of his team’s 2013 schedule, it’s likely he would have taken Friday night’s situation in any of them.

Update: Pickup driver injured in State of Franklin crash. A city man was injured after being involved in a two-car accident Monday afternoon, police said.

Update: One injured in pickup's foggy crash with tractor-trailer on I-26 near North Carolina line. A tanker truck carrying the hazardous chemical methoxy propanol on Interstate 26 was struck by a Chevrolet pickup truck Monday morning in Unicoi County, leaving one man injured, authorities said.

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