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Today's Buzz: 13 local stories worth reading from Johnson City Press

Staff Report • Jan 28, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Miss something? Here's a baker's dozen of local news and sports stories from The Buzz to keep you in the loop:

Elizabethton man wins Grammy with Snarky Puppy. Just minutes after it was announced that Snarky Puppy won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance on Sunday night, Elizabethton’s Justin Stanton, a horn player in the band, noticed his phone battery died from an overload of congratulatory calls and texts.

Chief deputy says Erwin Pizza Hut employee spit on his food to retaliate for DUI arrest. ERWIN - An Erwin woman was arrested last week for allegedly using her position as a local restaurant employee to express her frustration over a prior arrest by spitting in the food of Unicoi County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Frank Rogers.

Manhunt ends for alleged gunman disarmed by customer at adult-oriented shop in Gray. A customer disarmed an irate gunman at an adult-oriented gift shop in Gray, prompting a manhunt that eventually resulted in a man's arrest on Sunday in Carter County.

Title or not, Tarter already one of the best. Humor me for a second and allow a comparison between Peyton Manning and Tianna Tarter.

Mountain View Bakery owner killed in crash with tractor-trailer on Highway 107. A Washington County man was killed early Monday when his car slid on an isolated patch of ice and he hit a tractor trailer head-on on Tenn. Highway 107, officials said.

Johnson City police charge man with three Pal's indecent exposure incidents. Johnson City police have arrested a Hawkins County man on indecent exposure charges following reports of a serial public masturbator appearing at a Boones Creek fast food drive-thru window.

Propane crisis: Dealers say patience will help situation. Propane supply problems have caused shortages of the liquefied fuel across much of the country, but local dealers and dispensers say a little patience will see the region through the worst of this winter’s cold snaps.

New Stewart-Haas members insist team will thrive. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — How long can the four drivers at Stewart-Haas Racing get along before it all blows up?

WJHL founder Lancaster dies at 89. You could call Hanes Lancaster Jr.’s appearance during local television station WJHL’s celebration of its 60th anniversary Oct. 28 a victory lap.

Convenience stores seeking level wine field. A local convenience store leader criticized state lawmakers and lobbyists Monday for shutting out his and hundreds of other business owners’ interests from the negotiations centered on an anticipated wine bill that he said could significantly cut into sales.

Hampton man charged with sexually exploiting minors in Sullivan Co. BLOUNTVILLE — A Northeast Tennessee man has been indicted on more than six dozen counts of sex crimes against minors, stemming from the alleged discovery of child porn while he was previously living in Kingsport.

Bad weather slows start to seniors center construction. Construction of Jonesborough’s new $2.3 million seniors center is off to a slow start.

Gore-trained ‘climate change reality leader’ to speak at site. When it comes to extreme weather patterns –– such as the most recent polar vortex, flooding, fires caused by drought and the increasing amount of hurricanes over the past few years –– Dr. Audrey M. Depelteau believes there is a definite connection between the extreme weather and global warming.

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