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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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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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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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TEMA warns of potential flash flooding

TEMA warns of potential flash flooding

February 21st, 2015 1:20 pm by Associated Press

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for parts of East Tennessee through Monday and all of Middle Tennessee through Sunday morning.

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High-speed pursuit, road rage and arson this week in crime

High-speed pursuit, road rage and arson this week in crime

February 21st, 2015 9:00 am by Staff Report

Take a look back at some of the most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of Feb. 13-20.

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Ex-Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell sentenced to 1 year

Ex-Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell sentenced to 1 year

February 20th, 2015 11:57 pm by Associated Press

The judge called the case "puzzling and bizarre," saying there appeared to be two Maureen McDonnells - the loving mother and devoted wife and the first lady "who belittled and terrorized employees" at the Executive Mansion.

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See the light: Petition seeks to rescind Cherokee student's flashlight suspension

See the light: Petition seeks to rescind Cherokee student's flashlight suspension

February 20th, 2015 9:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Cherokee High School mother said Friday she hopes school administrators will admit they over-reacted by suspending a student for bringing a flashlight to school.

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