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Garth Brooks’ musician sister dies

Garth Brooks’ musician sister dies

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Garth Brooks is mourning the loss of his sister, who died in Oklahoma on Saturday.

Betsy Smittle played bass in her little brother’s band and released a solo album, titled Rough Around the Edges, in 1994.

A gay rights advocate, Smittle was 60 when she passed away.

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Police Investigate Gunshots On McIntire Road

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City Police are investigating Saturday morning gunshots on McIntire Road and a car being abandoned on Hillsdale Drive.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate

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On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

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This week’s top alternative tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top alternative songs, according to the weekly Billboard chart.

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Navy Welcomes Sub Named For Warner

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The U.S. Navy's newest submarine is named for Virginian John Warner.

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Herring Says Pension Can Be Seized

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Mark Herring says Bob McDonnell's pension can be taken away, even though the appeals process has not run its course.