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Man dies after walking in front of tractor-trailer

FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — A 21-year-old St. Louis-area man is dead after walking into the path of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 55. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Elijah Lebcowitz of Eureka was struck about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Jefferson County after walking in front of a tractor-trailer ...

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Austin Peay point guard Damarius Smith suspended

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Peay point guard Damarius Smith has been suspended for the first half of the 2014-15 season over what the school is describing as a violation of athletic department policy. Smith will miss all 14 of Austin Peay’s nonconference games, though he will be able to ...

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Chattanooga overwhelms Austin Peay 42-6

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jacob Huesman threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns to lead Chattanooga to a 42-6 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday, Sept. 13. Huesman, who was the Southern Conference offensive player of the year in 2013, led Chattanooga (1-2) to a 42-6 third quarter lead before ...

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Hastert donates Capitol flag to Flight 93 memorial

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert gave the flag that flew atop the U.S. Capitol on 9/11 to the Flight 93 National Memorial on Thursday, Sept. 11, saying the building might not still be standing if the plane’s passengers and crew had not rebelled against four hijackers. ...

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Man arrested after discussing drugs on 911 call

MOUNT PLEASANT, Tenn. (AP) — A Columbia man has been arrested after dispatchers heard him discussing drugs on an accidental 911 call. WKRN-TV (http://bit.ly/1tKVF4v ) reports Grant O’Connor was charged with simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia after his Friday, Sept. 5, arrest in Mount Pleasant. Dispatchers traced the ...

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Heavy rain in Shelby County causing problems

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say heavy rains have caused roads to flood in parts of Shelby County, leading to the evacuation of homes in a neighborhood. The National Weather Service says several inches of rain have fallen in West Tennessee and north Mississippi since about 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept. ...

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