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Scouts place flags on veterans' graves during annual tradition

Scouts place flags on veterans' graves during annual tradition

May 25th, 2013 9:17 pm by Jennifer Sprouse

The gazebo area of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home was overrun by Scouts on Saturday afternoon, as those gathered from the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls waited patiently for the go-ahead to march to the U.S. Nati

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Summer brings extra need for volunteers

Summer brings extra need for volunteers

May 25th, 2013 9:08 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

With graduation and the end of the spring semester, the bulk of the region’s sizable student volunteer force has gone home for summer, leaving an abundance of opportunities for others to step up and fill the gap for local nonprofit agencies that serve the

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W.Va. town transfixed by teen girls' murder plot

W.Va. town transfixed by teen girls' murder plot

May 25th, 2013 7:51 pm by VICKI SMITH, Associated Press

For nearly nine months, the people of this small West Virginia town saw the face of missing 16-year-old honors student Skylar Neese everywhere — beaming at them from fliers on utility poles, in gas stations, even at the local tattoo parlor.

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San Antonio flooding kills 1; dozens rescued

San Antonio flooding kills 1; dozens rescued

May 25th, 2013 7:42 pm by Associated Press

Massive flooding from torrential rains in the San Antonio area left at least one person dead Saturday and sent emergency workers rushing in boats to rescue more than 100 residents stranded in cars and homes.

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Mo. highway buckles after rail cars hit overpass

Mo. highway buckles after rail cars hit overpass

May 25th, 2013 7:26 pm by Associated Press

A highway overpass in southeast Missouri collapsed early Saturday when rail cars slammed into one of the bridge's pillars after a cargo train collision, authorities said. Seven people were injured, though none seriously.

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Take-out beer allowed again

Take-out beer allowed again

May 25th, 2013 4:40 pm by Associated Press

A change in state law means that officials are no longer cracking down on restaurants selling takeout craft beer.

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Update: Body of missing man found in Middle Tennessee lake

Update: Body of missing man found in Middle Tennessee lake

May 25th, 2013 4:35 pm by Associated Press

Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.

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Thousands walk, run final mile of Boston Marathon

Thousands walk, run final mile of Boston Marathon

May 25th, 2013 3:36 pm by AMY CRAWFORD, Associated Press

Rosy Spraker was only a half-mile from the finish line of her seventh Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. She received her medal later in the mail at her Lorton, Va., home. But she couldn't bring herself to wear it until Saturday, when she and thousa

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Vintage Apple computer auctioned off for $668,000

Vintage Apple computer auctioned off for $668,000

May 25th, 2013 3:22 pm by Associated Press

An auctioneer says one of Apple's first computers — a functioning 1976 model — has been sold for a record 516,000 euros ($668,000).

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Female suicide bomber injures 18 in Russian region

Female suicide bomber injures 18 in Russian region

May 25th, 2013 3:16 pm by ARSEN MOLLAYEV, Associated Press

A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday, injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, authorities said. The attacker was later identified as a widow of two Islamic radicals k

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