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Requesting Public’s Assistance In a Vehicle Arson

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance for any information in reference to a vehicle arson which occurred  February 18th, 2011 between 2:30am and 3:17am in the parking lot of Kroger’s, 1489 Madison Street.

A blue 2009 Suzuki was set on fire and a racial slur was burned into the trunk. Anyone with information can contact Detective Kenny Bradley, 648-0656, ext. 2317, or the TIPSLINE, 931-645-8477.

Arson Car

Arson Car

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Bat govs first road trip takes them to Mississippi

 

APSU Men’s Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsOxford MS – Austin Peay’s baseball team makes its first road trip this season when it travels to Southeastern Conference member Mississippi for two contests, starting at 6:30pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, at Oxford-University Stadium.

The Govs (4-0) remained unbeaten this season with a 5-4 come-from-behind victory against Illinois State, Saturday, in its rain-shortened Riverview Inn Invitational. Austin Peay scored four of its five runs after the fifth inning, including the game-winning run in the ninth inning.

APSU Men's Baseball. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Baseball. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Dirty Shoes Help Put Burglar Behind Bars

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – Recently, officers were able to link a man to a burglary by following shoe prints through the snow.  This time, sand proved to be the undoing of a burglar.

Around 2:30am this morning, officers responded to an alarm activation at Fleur De Lis, 100 South Main Street. Officer Tom Ortiz arrived on the scene, saw Adam Darke walking from the business and stopped him. When Officer Ortiz made contact with Darke, he could smell alcohol and noticed Darke was unsteady on his feet.

Adam Darke

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Road closing and clean up

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Street Department has closed Ashbury Road from Shannon Street to Shawnee Terrace because of high water. Also Shawnee Terrace is closed from Saratoga Road to Ashbury Road.

Street Department Director David Shepard said the street flooding is caused by a nearby sinkhole that fills with water during heavy rains. The closure is expected to continue overnight. «Read the rest of this article»

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Verizon iPhone 4: Mind the gap, our tests show

 

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – The Verizon iPhone 4 has a problem that could cause the phone to drop calls, or be unable to place calls, in weak signal conditions, Consumer Reports engineers have found in lab tests.

The problem is similar to the one we confirmed in July with the AT&T version of Apple’s newest smart phone. It can occur when you hold either version of the phone in a specific but quite natural way in which a gap in the phone’s external casing is covered. The phone performs superbly in most other respects, and using the iPhone 4 with a case can alleviate the problem.

The Verizon iPhone 4

The Verizon iPhone 4

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Belgian trucker treks across Afghanistan in U.S. Army

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – The hulking mine resistant, ambush-protected all terrain vehicle screamed to a halt. The Soldiers held their breath for what was next.

An explosion? The road was crumbling in places and narrow enough to be an insurgent’s favorite choice.

Machine gun fire? A convoy of vehicles this long made such an opportune target.

A stray puppy? U.S. Army Pvt. Peter Beullens casually turned toward his truck commander with a smile.

During a recent mission, U.S. Army Pvt. Peter Beullens, Task Force Balls, steers his mine resistant, ambush-protected all terrain vehicle onto the hardball while escorting local resupply trucks to Forward Operating Base Garcia in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province Feb. 25th. Beullens is on his first deployment to Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne)

During a recent mission, U.S. Army Pvt. Peter Beullens, Task Force Balls, steers his mine resistant, ambush-protected all terrain vehicle onto the hardball while escorting local resupply trucks to Forward Operating Base Garcia in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province Feb. 25th. Beullens is on his first deployment to Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne)

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Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive added to TBI’s List

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationJohn HaleNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today added a man convicted of sexually abusing a child to its list of Top Ten Most Wanted fugitives in an effort to locate him and incarcerate him to serve his sentence on the conviction.

John Berry Hale failed to report to prison, February 14th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Poetry Out Loud State Championship Comes to APSU

 

Clarksville, TN - Christopher Burawa, an award-winning poet and director of the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, has a theory on how poems should be received. Works printed on a page are nice, but the true experience of poetry comes from hearing someone speak the words.

“Poetry is meant to be spoken aloud,” he said. “That’s when the power of the words – the music and rhythms – come alive and other levels of meaning arise.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Proper Training Cup use cuts risk of Tooth Decay, Injury

 

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Use of training, or “sippy,” cups is a milestone as a child transitions from “baby” to “big” girl or boy. Parents often use training cups to help young children learn to drink from a cup instead of a bottle. But improper use of training cups can contribute to tooth decay and injury in young children.

The Department of Health is sharing tips for training cup success and safety as part of the observance of Children’s Dental Health Month this February.

Training Cup or Sippy Cup.

Training Cup or Sippy Cup.

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Road closed due to high water

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Street Department reports that Thomas Street at Riverside Drive is closed because of high water.

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