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UPDATE: Student says former Titan chased him, friends before fatal crash

UPDATE: Student says former Titan chased him, friends before fatal crash

September 23rd, 2014 7:24 pm by TERESA M. WALKER, AP Pro Football Writer

A college student told a 911 dispatcher that a man he later identified as Rob Bironas chased him and his friends, then tried to hit their pickup truck minutes before the former Titans kicker's fatal crash.

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Police: Hawkins man nearly strikes two patrol car while fleeing

Police: Hawkins man nearly strikes two patrol car while fleeing

September 23rd, 2014 7:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man who was reportedly involved in a verbal dispute with his brother early Monday morning is facing felony evading arrest, among other charges, after he allegedly refused to stop for police and nearly struck two patrol cars.

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Police: High school coach left son home alone

Police: High school coach left son home alone

September 23rd, 2014 7:00 pm by Associated Press

Police in Connecticut have charged the head coach of a high school boys' basketball team with leaving his 4-year-old son home alone while he went to a gym to work out.

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Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start, leaders say

Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start, leaders say

September 23rd, 2014 6:47 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday.

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NASCAR sets testing ban that includes Daytona 500

NASCAR sets testing ban that includes Daytona 500

September 23rd, 2014 6:30 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

NASCAR announced a new rules package Tuesday that will ban all private testing in 2015, including the annual Daytona 500 test, and levy the stiffest penalty possible on any team caught conducting its own sessions.

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Slots available for KPD's citizens academy

Slots available for KPD's citizens academy

September 23rd, 2014 6:00 pm by Staff reports

Each class will run approximately two and a half to three hours, offering a better understanding of an officer's job through an interesting mix of classroom presentations, demonstrations and hands on activities.

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Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY

Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY

September 23rd, 2014 5:00 pm by TOM HAYS, Associated Press

Defiant to the end, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as the voice of al-Qaida after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, telling a judge that there would be a price to pay for trying to "bury me alive."

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Public invited to free Overmountain Victory Trail events Wednesday and Thursday

Public invited to free Overmountain Victory Trail events Wednesday and Thursday

September 23rd, 2014 4:43 pm by J. H. Osborne

The Overmountain Victory Trail Association members are traveling this week from Abingdon, Va., to Bluff City, sharing the story of the Battle to Kings Mountain during the military campaign to defeat the British during the Revolutionary War in 1780.

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Coke, Pepsi pledge to reduce calorie consumption

Coke, Pepsi pledge to reduce calorie consumption

September 23rd, 2014 2:48 pm by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday that they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.

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3 dead after gunman opens fire in Ala. UPS facility

3 dead after gunman opens fire in Ala. UPS facility

September 23rd, 2014 2:28 pm by By Lauren Raab, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

A gunman in a UPS uniform opened fire at a UPS facility in Alabama on Tuesday morning, killing two people and himself, Birmingham police said.

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