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Ariz., some other states reopening national parks

Ariz., some other states reopening national parks

October 12th, 2013 12:31 pm by MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press

The Obama administration's OK to reopen parks closed by the government shutdown came with a big caveat: States must foot the bill with money they likely won't see again.

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Sex crimes against children, gun pulled on student and more this week in crime

Sex crimes against children, gun pulled on student and more this week in crime

October 12th, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

A look back at the most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of Oct. 4 through Oct. 11.

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New GOP shutdown/debt plan, but no agreement yet

New GOP shutdown/debt plan, but no agreement yet

October 11th, 2013 1:18 pm by ALAN FRAM and DAVID ESPO, Associated Press

House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in benefit programs, officials said Friday.

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Ex-cop waved off bystanders before shooting

Ex-cop waved off bystanders before shooting

October 11th, 2013 1:03 pm by VICKI SMITH, Associated Press

The ex-police officer who opened fire on a federal courthouse in West Virginia was a trained shooter who knew how to kill, yet federal officials said Thursday that he waved people away moments before he started spraying bullets into the glass facade.

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Teen drives down embankment while looking at phone

Teen drives down embankment while looking at phone

October 11th, 2013 12:54 pm by Rain Smith

Shortly before 10 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a single-car crash on Fort Henry Drive, near Colonial Heights Road. A Volkswagen Jetta was found approximately 30 feet down an embankment, where it had then hit a tree.

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Update: Rogersville man charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting at police

Update: Rogersville man charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting at police

October 11th, 2013 8:38 am by Rain Smith

A Rogersville man who exchanged gunfire with police on Thursday night first went to a neighbor's home while he was armed and drinking, according to investigators, and may have shot at individuals on a hay ride.

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Poll: Americans find little to like in Washington

Poll: Americans find little to like in Washington

October 11th, 2013 6:57 am by JENNIFER AGIESTA and NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

Americans are finding little they like about President Barack Obama or either political party, according to a new poll that suggests the possibility of a "throw the bums out" mentality in next year's midterm elections.

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Two arrested on child neglect charges

Two arrested on child neglect charges

October 10th, 2013 9:00 pm by Rain Smith

One suspect was allegedly intoxicated at a Blountville school, while the other reportedly stumbled and fell on top of a 3-year-old in a Kingsport parking lot.

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Autoerotic asphyxiation possible in Castro death

Autoerotic asphyxiation possible in Castro death

October 10th, 2013 4:26 pm by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro's death by hanging in his prison cell may not have been suicide after all but an ill-fated attempt to choke himself for a sexual thrill, authorities said in a report issued Thursday.

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Second arrest made in investigation of children's home

Second arrest made in investigation of children's home

October 10th, 2013 1:56 pm by Rain Smith

Warrants were served on the supervisor of a Sullivan County children's center on Thursday, marking the second arrest in an investigation of alleged sex and alcohol at the facility.

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