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Collapsed, flooded roads reported across Southwest Virginia

March 5th, 2015 10:09 am by Stephen Igo, NET News Service

Communities across the region, particularly in Wise County, have battled flood waters since a storm front began dumping steady rains across the snowpacked region early Wednesday.

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Update: Family, friends, colleagues mourn loss of Pamela Roe, wife of U.S. Rep. Phil Roe

Update: Family, friends, colleagues mourn loss of Pamela Roe, wife of U.S. Rep. Phil Roe

March 5th, 2015 2:56 pm by Max Hrenda

Pamela Roe, wife of U.S. Rep. Phil Roe of Johnson City, died Thursday, according to a press release from his office.

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US adds a robust 295K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.5 pct.

US adds a robust 295K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.5 pct.

March 6th, 2015 8:55 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000.

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18-year-old arrested in connection with Chattanooga slaying

18-year-old arrested in connection with Chattanooga slaying

March 5th, 2015 9:05 pm by Shelly Bradbury, Times Free Press

An 18-year-old man who is now in jail in Catoosa County is suspected of killing a 19-year-old Charles Holsey in Chattanooga on Monday, sources say.

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Sevier Co. man indicted on 34 counts of child rape

Sevier Co. man indicted on 34 counts of child rape

March 5th, 2015 8:57 pm by News Sentinel Staff

A Sevier County man already indicted on charges of child pornography now is charged with dozens of counts of child rape, authorities said.

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Harrison Ford hospitalized after crash-landing plane on golf course

Harrison Ford hospitalized after crash-landing plane on golf course

March 5th, 2015 8:40 pm by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

The 72-year-old "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" actor is an aviation enthusiast who often flies out of the Santa Monica Airport.

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Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence by bay

Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence by bay

March 5th, 2015 4:08 pm by MEGHAN BARR and SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, Associated Press

Passengers saddled with bags and bundled up in heavy coats and scarves were helped down from the wing and onto the snowy pavement, just feet from the water.

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Jurors in Jodi Arias case: We were 11-1 for death penalty

Jurors in Jodi Arias case: We were 11-1 for death penalty

March 5th, 2015 4:03 pm by JACQUES BILLEAUD and TERRY TANG, Associated Press

Arias was convicted of killing her lover Travis Alexander in 2008 by shooting him in the head and slitting his throat so deeply that he was nearly decapitated.

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Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

March 5th, 2015 2:11 pm by TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

Within two hours of the announcement, animal rights groups took credit for the decision, saying that the pressure put on the circus ultimately led to the decision.

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East Tennessee bus driver accused of raping 15-year-old student

East Tennessee bus driver accused of raping 15-year-old student

March 5th, 2015 12:05 pm by Associated Press

The driver allegedly took the girl to a motel and forced himself on her.

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Supreme Court decision expected on same-sex marriage before July

Supreme Court decision expected on same-sex marriage before July

March 5th, 2015 11:54 am by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Tennessee is among the states affected by the cases.

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