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The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.Full Story >
A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash...Full Story >
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French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.Full Story >
French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the...Full Story >
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An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.Full Story >
The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled new unrest in the West...Full Story >
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Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
SOMERVILLE, TN -
(WMC-TV) - 10-year-old Gracie Sparks has been practicing on the Hidden Valley motocross track outside of Covington for weeks.
She's getting ready for one of the biggest sporting events of her ten years of life.
For her, it's a dream come true.
Sparks says all this riding has consumed most of her summer and she wouldn't have it any other way.
"It's just unique and fun," says Sparks.
Sparks got into Motocross racing three years ago after a suggestion by her dad.
Now, this enclosed, off-road racing has become her life.
"There's no team. If you win, it's not anyone else helping you," she continues.
Sparks said her sights quickly rose to the top.
In fact, she's now headed to the world's largest amateur motocross tournament, held in Hurricane Mills, TN on the Loretta Lynn Dude Ranch.
Sparks is making history.
"Its just fun being the only person around here that made it to Loretta's, the only girl around here," she adds.
Sparks says she's gotten ready for next week's competition by practicing three times a week, in twenty minute intervals.
She says it's a dangerous sport, much different than simple bicycle or motorcycle riding.
"You don't pedal with your feet. You have to move your wrists to go faster than a bicycle," adds Sparks.
Sparks says she played basketball for a short time, but got bored with it.
That's not the case with motocross.
"You gotta have fun doing it. You can't be too serious about it all the time," she continues.
Sparks competes next week at the Hurricane Mills amateur tournament on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
The events will be televised live next Saturday on NBC sports.
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >