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Reduced plea in fight case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:11pm

A man who took a tire thumper to a fist fight and left his opponent with numerous broken facial bones pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct.

Jason D. Vanderkamp, 24, was initially charged with aggravated battery, a felony punishable by up to 20 years. Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. accepted the plea negotiation and imposed a one-year probation sentence for the misdemeanor charge.

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Atlanta crash kills 2 kids

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:13pm

ATLANTA — Two children have died after their mother's car was involved in a three-car crash in Atlanta. A third child in the car has been hospitalized.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution  reports the children's mother turned in front of a car travelling more than 100 mph Sunday. The driver of a Monte Carlo hit the mother's Chrysler, ejecting at least one of the children.

WXIA-TV reports 3-year-old Lauren and 4-year-old Jordan Colman died of their injuries Monday. Six-year-old Jaylen Colman is in stable condition. The condition of their mother, Cazhara Lovett, isn't known.

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Lou Holtz leaving ESPN

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:29am

Former University of South Carolina football coach Lou Holtz, 78, will not return to ESPN as a football analyst this fall.

Sports Illustrated reported on its Web site Sunday night that the longtime college and professional coach and TV commentator have parted ways.

Holtz, who won a national championship while coaching Notre Dame, was also head coach at several schools including Arkansas, North Carolina State and Minnesota. He also coached the New York Jets.

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