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July 10, 2014

NJN/am for Thursday, July 10

It's Thursday, and authorities need your help finding a missing man...

Weather: Last chance for rain. The metro area largely missed out on Wednesday's showers and storms, but there's one last chance before we get a spell of hot, dry days. There's a 30 percent chance of scattered showers and storms today with highs in the upper 80s. Showers taper off tonight with lows in the upper 60s and a 20 percent chance of rain. Sunny and hot for Friday with highs in the lower 90s, which will be the first of several hot, dry days.

Looking for missing Mt. Olive man. Authorities are asking for help in locating Terry Crider, 59, who has been missing since Wednesday afternoon. Crider has suffered from a stroke and cannot speak, and lives on Oakhurst Street. He is white, 5-foot-8, 215 lbs. and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a grey plaid shirt with the sleeves cut out. Crider was last seen at an insurance office in Gardendale at about 1 p.m. If you see Crider, please call the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at 325-1450.

Identities released. The man shot Tuesday night near Warrior has been identified as Tony Lee Brooks, 46. The Sheriff's Office said earlier that Brooks' father-in-law was the likely shooter, but no charges have been filed as of yet. Meanwhile, the coroner's office has identified the victim of Tuesday afternoon's crash near County Line as Herman Mulvehill Jr., 53, of Trafford. He died when his vehicle ran off Smith Mill Road and struck a tree.

Sports: World Cup final set. After Tuesday's 7-1 blowout by Germany in the first semifinal, Wednesday's match between Argentina and the Netherlands was just the opposite, with both sides playing to a scoreless draw after 90 minutes of regulation time and 30 minutes extra time in heavy rain. So the match was decided by a penalty shootout, and Argentina keeper Sergio Romero came up big by stopping two of the four kicks he faced as his team won 4-2 in the shootout. Argentina and Germany will face off in Sunday's final; it's the third time in World Cup history they have done so.

[Updated at 8:10 a.m. with Terry Crider's photo.]

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