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Distraught mom becomes face of Oklahoma storm

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A massive tornado was carving its way through town. There was no time to hesitate. LaTisha Garcia had to get to her children.

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Last of missing from Oklahoma tornado accounted for

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The last of the missing from Monday's massive tornado that tore through the town of Moore, OK, have been accounted for.

Oklahoma residents come home to pick up the pieces

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As state and federal officials work to set up disaster recovery centers to provide aid and assistance, residents of Moore, OK, are beginning the deliberate process of assessing what's left of their homes and possessions and what comes next.

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    Half of Yosemite fire evacuees allowed to return

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:21:32 GMT
    Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.
    Evacuation orders have been lifted for about half of the estimated 100 homes cleared out by a wildfire in Yosemite National Park.
  • Strong quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast

    Strong quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:14:38 GMT
    A strong earthquake has shaken eastern Mexico, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injury.
    A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage or injury.
  • Correction: California Wildfires story

    Correction: California Wildfires story

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:35:35 GMT
    Fire crews were battling two fast-moving wildfires in California that threatened many homes and forced hundreds of evacuations, officials said.
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  • Deadly Franklin Co. crash under investigation

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    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:21:49 GMT
    The Franklin County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a Sesser man was killed in a crash early Tuesday morning
    The Franklin County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a Sesser man was killed in a crash early Tuesday morning

  • Jury recommends death penalty in 1983 rape-murder

    Jury recommends death penalty in 1983 rape-murder

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:54:27 GMT
    A Jefferson County jury has recommended the death penalty for a Louisville man convicted of raping and killing a woman in 1983.
    A Jefferson County jury has recommended the death penalty for a Louisville man convicted of raping and killing a woman in 1983.
  • Construction aims to build up business on the Carbondale Strip

    Construction aims to build up business on the Carbondale Strip

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:10:33 GMT
    The face of the Carbondale Strip is changing in a way city leaders say will help revitalize the downtown area.The old 710 Bookstore building is gone. In its place, several pieces of heavy equipment thatzigzaggg across a hole that’s about one-square block in size.Crews are laying the groundwork for what will be the Carbondale Flats development.“They’re drilling caissons, and putting up pilings now,” said Carbondale City Manager Kevin Baity. “They’ll start doing sub-surface draining and then st...
    The face of the Carbondale Strip is changing in a way city leaders say will help revitalize the downtown area.The old 710 Bookstore building is gone. In its place, several pieces of heavy equipment thatzigzaggg across a hole that’s about one-square block in size.Crews are laying the groundwork for what will be the Carbondale Flats development.“They’re drilling caissons, and putting up pilings now,” said Carbondale City Manager Kevin Baity. “They’ll start doing sub-surface draining and then st...
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  • Police: Woman used heroin 2 days before giving birth

    Police: Woman used heroin 2 days before giving birth

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:07:05 GMT
    A Memphis mother wanted by police after giving birth to a baby who tested positive for drugs, has been arrested.
    A Memphis mother wanted by police after giving birth to a baby who tested positive for drugs was arrested.
  • Neighbor finds stolen property in tornado-damaged home

    Neighbor finds stolen property in tornado-damaged home

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:51:19 GMT
    Sunday, a tornado swept through the Rock Springs area of Kingsport leaving significant damage. Perhaps, the most extreme damage was found at 1912 Rock Springs Road where a home was almost destroyed. 
    Sunday, a tornado swept through the Rock Springs area of Kingsport leaving significant damage. Perhaps, the most extreme damage was found at 1912 Rock Springs Road where a home was almost destroyed. 
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans demand apology from Washington & Lee

    Sons of Confederate Veterans demand apology from Washington & Lee

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:30:43 GMT
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    Lexington (WSLS) - The Stonewall Brigade, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1296 is calling upon Washington Lee University President, Kenneth P. Ruscio, to apologize for what it calls the school's mistreatment of a 15-year-old boy over the weekend.
    Lexington (WSLS) - The Stonewall Brigade, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1296 is calling upon Washington Lee University President, Kenneth P. Ruscio, to apologize for what it calls the school's mistreatment of a 15-year-old boy over the weekend.
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