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Katrina anniversary brings tears, gratitude to tiny Mississippi townFan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game (Yahoo Sports)
While the narrative for New Orleans after a decade has become one of rebirth and renewal, the same cannot be said for small Pearlington, Miss. that saw just as much devastation. Many here acknowledge that Pearlington may physically never be the same. But just as Katrina broke their buildings, townspeople say one unexpected positive note is that the unity required for the recovery also broke a longstanding racial divide.

Emergency medical personnel attend to an injured fan in the stands at Turner Field during a baseball game between Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Atlanta. A fan fell from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night, and was given emergency medical treatment before being taken to a hospital during the game between the Yankees and Atlanta Braves. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed the death hours after the man fell in the seventh inning. Mary Beth Hauptle, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner, identified the victim as Gregory K. Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta, Georgia.


Fan dies after falling from upper deck at Turner FieldEncarnacion hits 3 HRs, 9 RBIs as Blue Jays rout Tigers (Yahoo Sports)

New York Yankees v Atlanta BravesThis is the second major incident involving a fan falling from the upper deck at Turner Field in the last three years.


Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion hits a grand slam during seventh-inning baseball game action against the Detroit Tigers in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Edwin Encarnacion found a grand way to cap off his homer hat trick. Encarnacion hit three home runs, prompting Toronto fans to toss their hats onto the field, and tied a team record with nine RBIs as the high-scoring Blue Jays routed the Detroit Tigers 15-1 Saturday. ''He's some kind of locked in,'' manager John Gibbons said.


Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputySpa Stunner! American Pharoah loses in Travers to Keen Ice (Yahoo Sports)

Mourners gather at a gas station in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth who was shot and killed while filling his patrol car. On Saturday, prosecutors charged Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the Friday shooting. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT: JAMES NIELSEN/HOUSTON CHRONICLEHOUSTON (AP) — Investigators were trying to determine Sunday what may have motivated a 30-year-old man accused of ambushing a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy filling his patrol car with gas in what authorities believe was a targeted killing.


Race fans watch racing action prior to the running of the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

The day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summer. The track lived up to its reputation as the ''Graveyard of Favorites'' when 16-1 long shot Keen Ice beat American Pharoah by three-quarters of a length in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes - a result that still seems hard to believe. ''I feel bad for the horse getting beat like that,'' a disappointed trainer Bob Baffert said.


Sharper forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disasterFalcons announce 5-year contract extension for Julio Jones (Yahoo Sports)

South Miami-Dade County as seen during a fire department aerial reconnaissance..By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago. A range of technological advances, from a new generation of satellites to supercomputers and unmanned drones, promises more-accurate forecasts that would increase public officials' confidence in weather experts' advice. If authorities were quicker to heed warnings about the devastating potential of Katrina before it made landfall in Louisiana on Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, some of the nearly 1,800 lives that were lost may have been saved, forecasters speculate.


FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) watches from the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football preseason game against the Tennessee Titans in Atlanta. As his agent negotiates a new contract with the Falcons, two-time Pro Bowl receiver Julio Jones goes about his business as if nothing has changed. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers. The deal, announced by the team before Saturday night's preseason game at Miami, was expected. Owner Arthur Blank recently said an agreement would come soon, and he has consistently said he wants Jones to play his full career with the Falcons.


Houston police officer killed because of uniform: county sheriffLawyer: Tony Stewart's response to lawsuit 'appalling' (Yahoo Sports)

Deputy Darren Goforth is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's office(Reuters) - The killing of a U.S. police officer on Friday in a Houston suburb was unprovoked, a county sheriff said, saying the victim was a target because of his uniform. "It appears to be clearly unprovoked," said Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman on Saturday, speaking of Friday's shooting of Darren Goforth at a gas station. Sheriff's deputies on Saturday arrested Shannon Miles, 30, who will be charged with capital murder for the shooting, which Hickman said was captured on surveillance video.


FILE - In this June 5, 2015, file photo, Tony Stewart listens to a question in the garage area while waiting for his back-up car after hitting the wall at Pocono Raceway during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race in Long Pond, Pa. The lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are

Attorney Mark Lanier said Saturday in an email that Kevin Ward Jr. was killed last year as he walked on a dirt track in upstate New York even though Stewart is one of the world's best drivers. Ward's family sued Stewart this month for unspecified damages, accusing Stewart of gross negligence in the August 2014 accident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Stewart's lawyer, Brian Gwitt, said in court papers Friday that Ward was impaired by marijuana and died because he exited his car during the race.




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