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Odd news: Deceased Puerto Rico boxer posed standing in ring

Odd news: Deceased Puerto Rico boxer posed standing in ring

February 1st, 2014 12:02 pm by Associated Press

Even in death, Christopher Rivera Amaro almost looked ready to box, leaning against the corner of a simulated ring. Elsie Rodriguez, vice president of the Marin Funeral Home, said Rivera's family wanted to stress his boxing.

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News
Amanda Knox heading for extradition fight?

Amanda Knox heading for extradition fight?

February 1st, 2014 11:53 am by GENE JOHNSON and PETE YOST, Associated Press

Roman Polanski. Edward Snowden. Manuel Noriega. Over the years, the famous and the infamous have been caught up in the legal process called extradition. It may ultimately be the turn of Amanda Knox.

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Sports
Stern out, Silver in as NBA commissioner

Stern out, Silver in as NBA commissioner

February 1st, 2014 11:49 am by BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

Adam Silver has become the NBA's fifth commissioner. The NBA posted a picture on its Twitter account Saturday of Silver holding a basketball and shaking hands with outgoing commissioner David Stern, who retired after 30 years.

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Regional & National Education
More states grant in-state tuition to immigrants

More states grant in-state tuition to immigrants

February 1st, 2014 11:42 am by KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer

Giancarlo Tello paid $14,000 more than other New Jersey high school graduates to attend Rutgers. Why the difference? Tello spent much of his childhood in the United States without legal permission after his parents moved from Peru.

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News Crime Local News
The week in crime

The week in crime

February 1st, 2014 10:08 am by Staff Report

This week's stories include an NFL player arrested, a man pleads guilty in a toddler's death, and a man facing 60 years in prison for child pornography.

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Local News
Parents of child on ventilator stay calm during power outage

Parents of child on ventilator stay calm during power outage

February 1st, 2014 12:25 am by TONY CASEY, NET News Service

FALL BRANCH — For RJ, Morelock, who suffers from a disease called spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic muscle disorder causing extreme weakness, a power outage is a life or death situation.

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News Local News
VSP: Fired Gate City police chief under investigation

VSP: Fired Gate City police chief under investigation

January 31st, 2014 11:30 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — A Virginia State Police spokeswoman said the probe began late last year when special agents in the VSP’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations Wytheville Division were first made aware of accusations of possible insurance fraud.

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Sports Sports Live
South boys, girls pick up crucial — and controversial — wins over Unicoi

South boys, girls pick up crucial — and controversial — wins over Unicoi

January 31st, 2014 11:17 pm by Dave Ongie

When Unicoi County's players thought they heard a whistle in the final seconds of Friday’s crucial Three Rivers Conference boys game at Sullivan South, they stopped in their tracks. But the Rebels played on, and they were rewarded with a 55-54 victory.

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Crime Local News
Felon flees Lee court between verdict and sentencing

Felon flees Lee court between verdict and sentencing

January 31st, 2014 9:45 pm by Wes Bunch

JONESVILLE — Despite going missing, Jeremy Lynn Mitchell, 37, of Big Stone Gap, was still sentenced to 21 years in state prison after a jury found him guilty in Lee County Circuit Court of malicious wounding and unlawful wounding.

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Local News Education
Wise  board eyes traffic improvement project for Big Stone Gap schools

Wise board eyes traffic improvement project for Big Stone Gap schools

January 31st, 2014 9:41 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — Maxim Engineering of Coeburn and Chilhowie-based W-L Construction & Paving Inc. gets first pass at contract negotiations with Wise County Public Schools for a traffic improvement project at the division’s three-school complex in Big Stone Gap.

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