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Tornadoes


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Tornados crashed through parts of Kentucky and Tennessee early this morning.
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In Kentucky, two people were killed and at least 26 hurt.
Many people are returning to their homes and searching for the belongings today...
About 150 homes were destroyed or damaged.
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Two people are in critical condition after a tornado touched down in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Several people were hurt when the twister hit an apartment complex.
At least 70 people were forced into a nearby shelter.
20 thousand residents and one hospital lost power during the storm.
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Heavens-Gate


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The son of Heaven's Gate cult leader Marshall Applewhite has issued a message.
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Mark Applewhite says he is appalled that his father apparently led 38 cult members to commit suicide.
Members were told their deaths
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would clear the way for them to take a ride to Heaven in a U-F-O.
MARK Applewhite, a born again Christian, says he hadn't seen his father in 35 years and unlike the cult HE has the real ticket to heaven.
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Brush-Fire


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Firefighters have spent the afternoon trying to put out brush fires in Bedford County today.
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Authorities believe a train traveling through the Goodview area around three today sparked six fires in the County.
Approximately 15 acres have burned, but firefighters say they have all the fires under control.
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Spelling-Bee


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A Giles County girl correctly spelled the work "Otitis" (oh-tight-is) to win a trip to Washington, D.C.
For the second straight year Courtney Olson was crowned The Roanoke Times Regional Spelling Bee champion.
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Olson's victory wins her a spot in the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee.
Her prizes include an all expenses paid trip to D-C and one hundred dollars in spending cash.
Olson beat out divisional champions from 18 other southwestern Virginia counties.
Christopher Barbatti and Lauren Kennedy came in second and third place.
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Big-Game


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Nobody won last night's Big Game lottery.
The jackpot for the multistate lottery was already at a record 56 MILLION dollars. This Friday's drawing will be 77 MILLION dollars.