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Man Charged After Leaving Two Children Alone

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentOn September 22, 2010, around 1:24am, Police responded to an alarm activation at 239 Montcrest drive. The alarm company told the 911 Center they tried to contact the residents through a two way radio and could hear a child crying, but could not get anyone to answer. 

When officers arrived there was a five year old girl inside of the house who told officers that her father was not home. The officers tried to get inside of the house, but, initially, the child was unable to unlock the deadbolt on the door. Finally, the five year old was able to let officers in the house.

Rodney Ridgeway

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers killed in Afghan Crash

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Five 101st Airborne Division Soldiers were killed September 21st, when an International Security Assistance Force helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan.

The five were among nine service members were killed when their UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crashed in Qalat, Afghanistan. The five 101st Airborne Division Soldiers were all assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, which began its deployment to Afghanistan in March 2010. 

One ISAF servicemember, an Afghan soldier and a U.S. civilian were injured in the crash and were transported to an ISAF medical facility for treatment.

There are no reports of enemy fire in the area, and the cause of the crash is under investigation.

Notifications have been made to the Families of the fallen.

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New net armor proves its worth

 

Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionGhazni Province, Afghanistan – When 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry began using new mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles, they also made the switch from bar cage armor to net armor. 

When the first few trucks moved into circulation with the net armor, many Soldiers were concerned about its effectiveness, but the nets were combat tested September 19th, and Soldiers approved.

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matthew Ward from Herndon, VA, platoon leader of 2nd Platoon, B Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, confessed he was skeptical about the nets. “I just didn’t think the thin net would be able to safeguard the vehicle and the Soldiers from a rocket-propelled grenade.”  «Read the rest of this article»

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Stansell’s field goals earn CIAF Athlete of the Week

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Sophomore kicker Stephen Stansell, of the Austin Peay State University football team, tied a school-record with four field goals in the Govs win at Tennessee State and has been named the Copies in a Flash Athlete of the Week.

Stephen StansellA 5-11, 183-pound sophomore from Athens, Stansell was a perfect 4-for-4 on the day against Tennessee State in LP Field, scoring 14 of APSU’s 26 points. The four field goals tied the school record originally set by Tom McMillan, September 5th, 1987, at Kansas State. 

Monday, he was named Ohio Valley Conference Specialist of the Week and the College Football Performance Awards Placekicker Co-Performer of the Week.

Stansell converted a 50-yarder (the second longest of his career) just before halftime to trim the TSU lead to 14-10 at the break.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Legends Bank Robbed on Tiny Town Road

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On September 22nd, 2010, around 11:19am, two men dressed as women robbed Legends Bank at the 1800 Block of Tiny Town Road. Two men entered the stored wearing wigs and sunglasses; one was thin and the other was heavyset.

The heavyset man approached the counter and displayed a handgun while the other man stood by. The men were given money and left the bank. There were four employees inside of the bank at the time of the robbery; none were injured. There were no customers inside the store when the robbery occurred. 

Patrol Officers and Detectives discussing the scene.

Patrol Officers and Detectives discussing the scene.

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Better Homes and Garden agent in Clarksville to be featured on HGTV’s House Hunters Program

 

Better Homes and Gardens Real EstateRussell Harris, an agent for Better Homes and Garden Real Estate’s Hometown Connection will be featured on the HGTV House hunters program on Friday night at 9:00pm.  Harris said that being on HGTV was “exciting, but it was a little stressful being in front of the camera.” He said that otherwise, “It was just like a normal day at the office, the clients came in over the course of a weekend, and only had couple of day to look for their new home. We looked at about 20 houses and narrowed down to the three which will be featured on the House Hunters program.” «Read the rest of this article»

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TBI makes arrest in Stewart County Homicide

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested and charged a Clarksville, TN man with the shooting of two victims yesterday afternoon in Stewart County, TN.

James Earl Farley Jr.

James Earl Farley Jr.

James Earl Farley Jr., 26, of Clarksville, TN has been charged with one count of criminal homicide and one count of attempt to commit criminal homicide.

Yesterday afternoon, Farley shot and killed 47-year-old Robert Ray Brooks and shot 25-year-old Billy Nichols at Grice Creek boat dock on Highway 149 in Stewart County.

Nichols was treated and released from Vanderbilt Hospital. «Read the rest of this article»

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Coalition forces beat attack against checkpoint

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte
300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – The Company Intelligence Support Team with Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, and an Afghan National Police officer search the nearby hillside just prior to a more than three-hour firefight at the Shege East ANP checkpoint September 18th.

An estimated two dozen insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms at the post in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province. International Security Assistance Forces and ANP responded in kind with small arms, heavy machine gun and mortar fire. Neither ISAF nor ANP personnel were injured during the attack.

U.S. Army Pfc. Ryan L. Carson of Richmond, Va., a member of the Company Intelligence Support Team with Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, and an Afghan National Police officer search the nearby hillside just prior to a more than three-hour firefight at the Shege East ANP checkpoint Sept. 18th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Pfc. Ryan L. Carson of Richmond, Va., a member of the Company Intelligence Support Team with Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, and an Afghan National Police officer search the nearby hillside just prior to a more than three-hour firefight at the Shege East ANP checkpoint Sept. 18th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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APSU History Department has Busy Saturday

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Saturday, September 11th, turned out to be a busy day for the Austin Peay State University Department of History as professors and students engaged in academic and philanthropic activities throughout middle Tennessee.

That morning, Dr. David Nelson, assistant professor of history, took a group of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society and History Club students across town to the Mount Olive Cemetery, where they spent several hours cleaning out debris and helping restore the neglected historic site

“This is historical preservation. This is what we do,” Nelson said last spring. “This kind of service project fits in perfectly with our organization.” «Read the rest of this article»

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2010 TN Pollution Prevention Partnership Conference at Montgomery Bell State Park

 

Tennessee GovernmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Pollution Prevention Partnership will host its fifth, biennial statewide conference at Montgomery Bell State Park September 23rd-24th. This year’s conference theme is Taking Care of Business: Green Solutions in the New Economy – an opportunity for TP3 members across the state to share best practices and innovative ideas with peers and conference attendees.
 
Administered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Environmental Assistance, the TP3 program celebrates ten years as an environmental network and leadership program. Through leadership and outreach activities, TP3 members work to encourage, inspire and assist others in developing and implementing ideas, policies and practices to progress through the TP3 membership levels: Prospect, Pledge, Partner and Performer. «Read the rest of this article»

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