News for Saturday, March 3, 2012


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Twister slams same area hit by killer storm in '11

HARVEST, Ala. — A north Alabama community is in shock after being hit twice in 10 months by tornadoes.

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Thousands without power, but no deaths in Tenn.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Thousands of homes remained without power in Tennessee a day after a massive wave of tornado-spawning storms swept through, killing 35 people nationwide but sparing state residents.

Baby found alive in Indiana field after storms

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A baby girl was found alone and alive in an Indiana field 10 miles from her home after violent storms spawning twisters swept through the Midwest and South, officials said.

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Storms demolish small towns in Ind., Ky.; 38 dead

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. — Rescue workers with search dogs trudged through the hills of Kentucky, and emergency crews in several states combed through wrecked homes in a desperate search Saturday for survivors of tornadoes that killed dozens of people.

Storm kills Ga. woman taking shelter in drain pipe

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Authorities blamed violent storms for the death of an 83-year-old Georgia woman Saturday as vicious weather pounded the state for a second straight day.

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Region 4-AAA proving its worth in tourney

Region 4-AAA is the only region in the state with three teams still alive in the Class AAA state tournament — Drew, Eagle's Landing and Henry County.

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Jonesboro roars back to oust Lovejoy

The Cardinals, trailing all the way into the middle of the fourth quarter, came up with three 3-pointers in 72 seconds and went on to a 58-49 victory against county rival Lovejoy at Fort Valley State University to advance to the Class AAAA semifinals.

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Jonesboro girls stop defending champion Fayette County

The Lady Cardinals survived a frantic late-game slugfest with defending state champion and top-ranked Fayette County on Friday in the quarterfinals at Fort Valley State University.