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Emergency declared in Wise County after another storm socks region

Emergency declared in Wise County after another storm socks region

February 21st, 2015 8:54 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE - An onslaught of heavy, wet snow hammered Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee on Saturday, making many roads nearly impassable.

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Pentagon chief: U.S. considering slowing exit from Afghanistan

Pentagon chief: U.S. considering slowing exit from Afghanistan

February 21st, 2015 7:54 pm by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

KABUL, Afghanistan - The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next.

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Tennessee political leaders put off gas tax talk despite needs

Tennessee political leaders put off gas tax talk despite needs

February 21st, 2015 7:37 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE - While political leaders in Tennessee agree on the growing need to bolster funding for road building and maintenance, there is little consensus about how go about doing it.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
Update: Kyle Busch sustains broken leg, foot in Daytona Xfinity race;  Reed takes win

Update: Kyle Busch sustains broken leg, foot in Daytona Xfinity race; Reed takes win

February 21st, 2015 7:29 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Ryan Reed won for the first time in a NASCAR national series with an Xfinity Series victory Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, where Sprint Cup star Kyle Busch was injured in a late crash.

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Kingsport man sentenced for pistol whipping woman

Kingsport man sentenced for pistol whipping woman

February 21st, 2015 5:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - The six year sentencing of Ronald Lee Laferty, 48, is part of a plea agreement that reduced an attempted murder charge.

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Update: Busch loses both appeals of NASCAR suspension

Update: Busch loses both appeals of NASCAR suspension

February 21st, 2015 4:30 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

A final appeals officer upheld NASCAR's suspension of Kurt Busch on Saturday night. Busch was suspended indefinitely Friday after a judge said the Sprint Cup driver almost surely choked and his former girlfriend last fall at Dover.

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Community Photos Sunday Stories

Community Scrapbook: What Love Looks Like (Week 2)

February 21st, 2015 3:30 pm by Sunday Scrapbook

We're celebrating love all month long in Sunday Stories with reader-submitted photos illustrating 'What Love Looks Like.'

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Surprise, surprise: Snow in Southwest Virginia postpones postseason basketball, again

Surprise, surprise: Snow in Southwest Virginia postpones postseason basketball, again

February 21st, 2015 1:55 pm by Pat Kenney

Conference 40 and 48 boys and girls now set for tournament action on Monday.

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Top U.S., Iranian nuclear officials join Iran talks

Top U.S., Iranian nuclear officials join Iran talks

February 21st, 2015 1:52 pm by GEORGE JAHN and BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

Top nuclear officials of Iran and the United States joined seven-nation talks Saturday in a move that may help resolve technical disputes standing it the way of a deal meant to curb Tehran's atomic activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

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Spacewalking astronauts become cable guys

Spacewalking astronauts become cable guys

February 21st, 2015 1:39 pm by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

Spacewalking astronauts routed more than 300 feet of cable outside the International Space Station on Saturday, tricky and tiring advance work for the arrival of new American-made crew capsules.

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