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July 11, 2014

NJN/am for Friday, July 11

Friday, and not a moment too soon...

Weather: Hot time in the city. We'll have sunny skies this weekend and the hottest temperatures so far this summer, with highs in the lower and middle 90s and nighttime lows in the lower 70s. There's a slight chance of showers on Sunday night.

One missing person found, the other isn't. Terry Crider, the 59-year-old man from Mt. Olive who went missing on Wednesday, was found unharmed in Birmingham around midday Thursday. Crider, who cannot speak because of the effects of a stroke, was checked out by paramedics and released to his family. Meanwhile, the search continues for Paula Worcester, the woman from Morris who was reported missing on July 4.

Sports: No, Canada. Former Mortimer Jordan standout Haylie McCleney got on base with a hit and then scored what proved to be the winning run, as the USA national softball team defeated Canada 5-3 at the World Cup of Softball in Irvine, California. McCleney, playing in her first major competition for the senior Eagles, was 1-for-3 for the night as the USA improves to 3-0 in the tournament... Youth baseball: Gardendale defeated the Northport Nationals 17-12 to win the Dizzy Dean Baseball 7-year-old state championship Thursday night at Noble Park. It's the third straight state title for this group of all-stars. They move on to the Dizzy Dean World Series in Southaven, Mississippi.

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