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    UPDATE: Lynchburg Police reveal Jamisha Gilbert's cause of death Video included

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      Joint news conference with Lynchburg Police and Commonwealth's Attorney planned for 3 p.m. today. More>>

    Update: Roanoke police investigating shooting in Schewels parking lot

    UPDATE: Roanoke police investigating shooting in Schewels parking lot

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     Roanoke Police are investigating after a man was shot in the Schewels parking lot on the 3600 block of Ferncliff Avenue. Police says it does not appear to be a random act. One man was shot and taken to the hospital. More>>

    Fire at saw mill in Bedford County is under investigation Video included

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    Bedford County's Fire Chief says there were no injuries, but the owner estimates the damages at about $75,000. More>>

    Man arrested at Lynchburg Airport with loaded gun

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    For the second time in a week a man was arrested at Lynchburg Regional Airport after he was caught with a loaded handgun by TSA officers. The Lynchburg man was stopped this morning after a TSA officer spotted the 9 millimeter automatic pistol you see here in the man's carry-on bag. He was ticketed to fly to Indianapolis through Charlotte. As we reported on our website last week an Indiana man was arrested at Lynchburg Regional on Thursday, April 17th on a state weapons charge. More>>

    Roanoke Mother stands up against bullying after son's suicide

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    A Roanoke County mother is standing up against bullying after her 16-year-old son committed suicide. Maxx Poff was found dead on February 20th from a gunshot wound. "Maxx was a lover. He wasn't a fighter and it just kills me to know the pain he was going through for somebody bullying him," Maxx's mother Dianna Poff says. Roanoke County Assistant Police Chief Chuck Mason says detectives heard information was being circulated through social media that suggested bullying was the mean reason fo... More>>

    Parking fees raised at Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport Video included

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    Your next trip to the airport could be a little more expensive. The Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport plans to raise the price of parking starting July 1st. The cost for short term parking will go up $2 to a total of $16 a day. The long term lot will go up $1, raising the fee to $9 a day. Airport officials say the reason for the raise is to help increase revenue and make up for budget cuts. They say thirty per... More>>

    "Chaos" gives a new taste of Franklin County Video included

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    Thursday was a major milestone for the new brewery in Franklin County. Owners Joe and Wendy Hallock made their first big sale. "it's kind of a prideful moment for us," Wendy said. It’s been a year of ”chaos” here at the brewery...but for Joe and Wendy -it's exactly what they asked for, thus the brand affectionately named after a mis-pronunciation. Wendy explained the method behind the madness. "Because we are on ... More>>

    Blacksburg tech company Rackspace moves into unique facility Video included

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    A local technology company moves into a new and larger facility in Blacksburg. Rackspace offers a unique atmosphere for employees. The conference rooms are named after local landmarks, you can play ping-pong, or grab a free snack. Rackspace Senior Business Operations Manager Robber McAden says the new facility helps the company stay competitive. "We are going against the Facebook's, the Amazons, the Google's, the Microsoft's," our Rackspace Senior Business Operations Manager Robber McAden sa... More>>

    89-year-old homeless shelter volunteer named Hometown Hero Video included

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    Modern Woodmen of America will present their Hometown Hero award Thursday night to an 89-year-old homeless shelter volunteer. Gene Meador has worked in the RAM House kitchen for 23 years. He not only helps prepare the food, but also sets up the serving line. The kitchen volunteers say Gene will pretty much jump-in and help out with anything needed. “He's my hero. He's an inspiration to everyone,” explained Tom Brennan, RAM House volunteer. “God has blessed me with a long life and I think fro... More>>

    Christiansburg continues sidewalk improvement program Video included

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    CHRISTIANSBURG - Christiansburg residents may soon see more changes to their sidewalks near the downtown area. Town leaders are working on a plan for the fifth year of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant that will allow them to construct new sidewalks and repair damaged ones near the Park Street area. The project is designed to make it easier and safer for low income residents to get from their neighborhoods to the government, business and shopping district in downtown. D... More>>

    UPDATE: ER reopens at Twin County Hospital in Galax

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    An electrical fire at Twin County Hospital in Galax has forced the emergency room to close. EMS will transport patients with emergencies to other hospitals. If you're driving yourself or someone else to the emergency room, Galax Police are asking you to go to Mt. Airy or Wytheville instead. More>>

    Red Cross assisting after Carroll Co. fire

    Red Cross assisting after Carroll Co. fire

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    One person is displaced after a fire in Carroll County. It happened Wednesday night around 7:00 p.m. on Gardner Mill Road in Hillsville. The Red Cross is now providing assistance and will continue to coordinate recovery efforts. More>>

    Roanoke City Council holding budget hearing tonight Video included

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    Tonight Roanoke City Council will hold a public hearing on next year's budget. It's at 7 p.m. in council chambers. More>>

    What's News Today, Thursday, April 24, 2014 Video included

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    Here's a look at some of the stories we'll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia. More>>

    NRV Habitat ReStore challenges artists to repurpose Video included

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    Earth Week is coming to an end but some New River Valley artists are making a lasting effort to reduce waste. Dozens of people are hoping to win Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley ReStore's repurposing contest. More>>

    Golf Course Dog Chases Geese Video included

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    That dog running in front of the golf cart doesn't have much to do any more. She likes it well enough -- running in front of the cart. But it's not why they brought her here some seven years ago to the Waterfront Country Club. Back then instead of carts -- she chased geese. Dan Robertson/Golf Course Superintendent: “We had as many as 40 to fifty here at one time. And they dig into the grass in the golf course and wh... More>>

    UVA Cavalier Marching Band selected to perform in 2015 Macy's Day Parade

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    The University of Virginia Cavalier Marching Band received the news that it has been selected to perform in the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Cavaliers will join the line of march and begin its performance to the sound of “Let’s Have a Parade,” the iconic phrase that has signaled the start of every Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1924. The band will join nine other marching bands from across the count... More>>

    Roanoke Co. Board of Supervisors plan to dissolve local environmental group Video included

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    This week, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors discussed the county's involvement with environmental programs. More>>

    Blue Ridge tourism has record breaking year Video included

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    2013 was a record breaking year for tourism here in the Blue Ridge. According to the progress report in 2013 the Virginia Blue Ridge saw more than six hundred thousand visitors from online advertising alone.. On average each person spends 90 dollars a day. In total that's $56,000,000 spent locally. That’s a record for the area. The Blue Ridge made another $800,000 from motor coach tours and had a record breaking y... More>>

    Virginia Tech Enrollment Numbers Growing Video included

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    Officials say the number of students attending Virginia Tech is increasing because more students see it as a place to get a good education.Students the reason they come to Virginia Tech is because of the community. Officials say more students is because there are more facilities to teach them like Lavery Hall.They also say retooling some course offerings also created a push for more students wanting to come the school. "We introduced our meteorology degree we introduced a degree in real estat... More>>

    Free Weekend Parking in Downtown Roanoke

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    With Multiple Events Going on in Downtown Roanoke, City Makes Parking Easier. More>>

    Liberty High School holds first Bedford County Special Olympics Video included

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    55 students participated in the events.     More>>

    Hazmat drill important for southwest Virginia Video included

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    A hazmat training drill is going on today and tomorrow in Rockbridge County. More>>

    Governor signs child identity theft measure into Virginia law Video included

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    A proposed measure to protect children from identity theft is now officially law. Governor Terry McAuliffe signed HB543 in Richmond Thursday morning.According to a study from Javelin Strategy and Research one in 40 families with children under the age of 18 have at least one child with compromised information.The new bill means that parents can essentially freeze their child's credit so thieves can't use it and potentially rack up thousands of dollars in debt. Virginia State Police Captain Ro... More>>

    VDOT to spend $78 million to fix Route 220 in Botetourt County Video included

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    The proposed project would improve Route 220 between Eagle Rock and Iron Gate in Botetourt County. More>>

    Techpad partners with town of Blacksburg for faster Internet Video included

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    BLACKSBURG - Techpad has officially entered into a contract with the town of Blacksburg to use a portion of the town's fiber optic cable network. Techpad workers say this will cut upload and download speeds from hours to seconds.The contract is part of a pilot program in Blacksburg to attract businesses and technology to the downtown area.The new Brownstone building in downtown Blacksburg, which is still under construction, will also provide its residential and commercial occupants with acces... More>>

    Amherst County early morning shooting

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    The Amherst County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that happened early this morning. Investigators say they got a call shortly after 5 a.m. regarding a domestic shooting on Ewers Lane in Madison Heights. More>>

    Future of New River Valley customs agent unclear Video included

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    Senator Tim Kaine said he's working to get the New River Valley customs agent position filled. However, it's an uphill battle due to the sequester cuts. More>>

    NRV residents asked to 'Give Big' today Video included

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    People throughout the New River Valley are expected to give big today in the first ever GiveBigNRV giving day. More>>

    Wildfire spreading in New River Gorge

    Wildfire spreading in New River Gorge Video included

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    FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) - Crews are continuing to battle a wildfire in that is spreading in the New River Gorge.National Park Service officials said Tuesday morning that the fire had now burned 130 acres.Crews were working Tuesday to build a fire line to stop the fire's spread. The forecast for increased cloud cover and higher relative humidity will aid in firefighting efforts, according to a news release from Park Ranger Leah Perkowski-Sisk.In addition to NPS staff, crews from the Mount Hope Fir... More>>

    29 Virginia High Schools on Personal Finance Top-100 List

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    29 schools in the Commonwealth, including many in our area, ranked the the nation's top 100 best high schools for personal finance instruction. More>>

    12-year-old accidentally kills little brother in Franklin Co. Video included

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    The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says a 12-year-old year boy accidentally killed his 7-year-old brother. Deputies received a 911 call about shots fired on Tuesday at 11:46 a.m. More>>

    UPDATE: Man found dead on Appalachian Trail in Bedford County identified

    UPDATE: Man found dead on Appalachian Trail in Bedford County identified

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    The man's body was found Monday morning at the Matts Creek Shelter. More>>

    Radford Police Report Attempted Abduction Video included

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    Radford City Police responded to an attempted abduction on the 700 block of 12th St. in the West end of Radford. Police say a parent reported it around 6 Saturday evening, Saying 3 children between the ages of 7 and 8 years old said 2 males inside a compact car offered them money to get into the vehicle. Police believe it is an older model red and black Mitsubishi Eclipse or Camaro with a spoiler on the back. The bottom of the vehicle is believed to be red with a black hood and black on the s... More>>

    Roanoke Police release pictures of suspects in armed robbery

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    Roanoke City Police continue to investigate the armed robbery that took place at Check into Cash on Valley View Boulevard last Tuesday, April 15th. More>>

    Former UVA Dean pleads guilty to child pornography charges

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    Michael G. Morris, 50, of Crozet, pled guilty to three charges related to the trafficking of images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors. More>>

    More details on sex offender arrested after being at Roanoke child day care Video included

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    A man whose record stems back from 2010 as a violent sex offender was arrested after being at the Shining Star Family Center on Williamson Road.    More>>

    South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

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    President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster. More>>

    Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

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    Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol staged a marathon confrontation with the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief, surrounding the senior officials in a... More>>

    Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

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    Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the... More>>

    Kerry warns Russia of expensive new sanctions

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    Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. More>>

    Google, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit

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    Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another. More>>

    FDA OKs first-ever DNA alternative to Pap smear

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    Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as a first-choice screening option for cervical cancer. It was a role previously reserved for the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of women's health. More>>

    Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

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    Three Americans - a pediatrician and a father and son - were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers,... More>>

    Gas supplies interrupted by Wyoming plant blast

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    It remains to be seen just how much of a lasting natural gas-price spike people in the West will feel after a dramatic explosion and fire at a major gas processing plant in western Wyoming. More>>

    FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

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    The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown. More>>

    Your Week in Pop Culture: Amazon Prime makes power push with HBO deal

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    Amazon and HBO make a huge TV streaming power play, bunnies make a news anchor uncomfortable and Brian Williams is hip hop's greatest ambassador this week in pop culture. More>>

    FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

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    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance... More>>

    People choosing to live 'la vida locavore'

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    Getting food from local sources ensures fresher goods for customers and provides a boost to area farmers and the economy. More>>

    Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

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    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those penalties... More>>

    A $1,000 MBA? MOOCs making education more accessible to learners

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    A rising trend in education is making university-level classes affordable for anyone with an internet connection.
     
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    MH370: Object found on coast not related to lost plane

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    The object, found Wednesday, was described as a torn and misshapen piece of sheet metal with rivets, coated with fiberglass. More>>

    SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

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    Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the... More>>

    Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

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    Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle. More>>

    Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet

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    Australian officials said Thursday that after examining detailed photographs of unidentified material that washed ashore in the southwestern part of the country they are satisfied it is not a clue in the search for the... More>>

    Boy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him

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    A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him. More>>

    Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

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    Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008. More>>

    Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

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    An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. More>>

    'Call of Duty' player becomes victim of 'swatting'

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    A New York teenager becomes the victim of 'swatting' after the loser of a video game calls authorities.
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    • April Mugshots

      April Mugshots

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:42:32 GMT
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      The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
      The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
    • Update: Roanoke police investigating shooting in Schewels parking lot

      UPDATE: Roanoke police investigating shooting in Schewels parking lot

      UPDATE: Roanoke police investigating shooting in Schewels parking lot

      Thursday, April 24 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:19:31 GMT
       Roanoke Police are investigating after a man was shot in the Schewels parking lot on the 3600 block of Ferncliff Avenue. Police says it does not appear to be a random act. One man was shot and taken to the hospital.
       Roanoke Police are investigating after a man was shot in the Schewels parking lot on the 3600 block of Ferncliff Avenue. Police says it does not appear to be a random act. One man was shot and taken to the hospital.
    • March Mugshots

      March Mugshots

      Monday, April 7 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:49:38 GMT
      Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges.  (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges. (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)
      This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. 
      This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. 
    • Smart Investment? Roanoke city considers $250,000 investment in arts programs

      Smart Investment? Roanoke city considers $250,000 investment in arts programs

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:24:09 GMT
      Arts and culture programs have become Roanoke Valley money makers. For instance, this summer's sold-out Sheryl Crow concert is expected to bring thousands of dollars in revenue. Although, concerts and performances continue to attract tourism dollars, several of the organizations involved have struggled financially. During Roanoke City council budget talks funding for those programs have taken center stage. The recommended budget included $250,000 to help fund local organizations. However, cou...
      Arts and culture programs have become Roanoke Valley money makers. For instance, this summer's sold-out Sheryl Crow concert is expected to bring thousands of dollars in revenue. Although, concerts and performances continue to attract tourism dollars, several of the organizations involved have struggled financially. During Roanoke City council budget talks funding for those programs have taken center stage. The recommended budget included $250,000 to help fund local organizations. However, cou...
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    • South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

      South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

      Friday, April 25 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:05:32 GMT
      President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger.
      President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster.
    • Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

      Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

      Thursday, April 24 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:54:53 GMT
      A Nevada rancher at the center of a national feud with the federal government over cattle grazing is facing sharp criticism for racist comments he made that were published in a New York Times article.
      A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it...
    • Grizzlies blow big lead, beat Thunder 98-95 in OT

      Grizzlies blow big lead, beat Thunder 98-95 in OT

      Thursday, April 24 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:34:44 GMT
      Mike Conley scored five of his 20 points in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95 Thursday night in taking a 2-1 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.
      Mike Conley scored five of his 20 points in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95 Thursday night in taking a 2-1 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.
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