The Buzz: Halloween edition of local news worth talking about
Oct 31, 2013 at 3:54 PM
Before you get ready for all those costumed trick-or-treaters ringing your bell today, here's your chance to catch up on local news, sports and features:
• Allegations bring suspension of Washington County special education teacher. A Washington County special education teacher has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations of inappropriate comments and behavior in class, a school district official confirmed.
• SHHS vs. D-B: McGue hopes to end "The Streak". Malik McGue wasn’t born the last time Science Hill beat Dobyns-Bennett in football, and he’s the primary reason the Indians will have to labor to extend the life of a winning streak that began in 1995.
• Off the Wall News: Police say McDonald's craving prompted Kingsport woman to run over boyfriend. A Kingsport woman's food cravings allegedly ran amok Wednesday morning, as her boyfriend's refusal to visit McDonald's spurred her to run him over with a pickup truck — striking him three times.
• Cyclones, Rebels to meet for Three Rivers title. When Sullivan South became a member of the Three Rivers Conference, the league’s football teams knew they were getting a challenger for the title.
• 'Pindzoli Pond' — City completes another step in stormwater plan. Known affectionately as “Pindzoli Pond” by Public Works Department Director Phil Pindzola’s employees, the Boone Street Detention Pond near downtown now is a fully operable part of Johnson City’s long-range stormwater mitigation plan.
• Merriweather shines in debut for Bucs. Rashawn Rembert had the eye-popping game, but A.J. Merriweather’s college basketball debut didn’t escape notice Tuesday night.
• Johnson City woman charged with shoplifting from Walmart. Johnson City police Wednesday arrested a 19-year-old woman after investigating a September shoplifting report from a city Walmart.
• Arson suspected in camper fire. ELIZABETHTON — A fire to a recreational vehicle camper early Tuesday morning is suspected of being arson.
• Attorney general allows MSHA purchase of Unicoi Co. hospital to proceed. The pending conveyance of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital to Mountain States Health Alliance is nearing finalization, as the Tennessee Attorney General’s office issued a letter of no action to attorneys representing the UCMH Board of Control on Wednesday.
• Thousands of Tennessee DUI results in question after TBI firing. DUI results from across Tennessee may be in jeopardy after the firing a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation employee for mishandling evidence.
• Police: Man intentionally struck road crew flaggers with vehicle in Johnson City. Johnson City police today arrested a 25-year-old man Tuesday on charges that he intentionally struck two road construction crew members with his vehicle.
• Fender’s Farm offers family activities, spooks and fun for all ages. From family fun to a frightening good time, Fender’s Farm has plenty of activities –– 45 to be exact –– to keep all members of the family entertained.