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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the top sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Sept. 24.

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Adorable little league fail

After winning their first home game, the Wallkill Mighty Mites attempted to run through a banner. You won't believe what happens next.

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2 naked intruders arrested in Keanu Reeves’ home

The "Matrix" star has been left shaken after an intruder was arrested at his home for the second time in two days last week.

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Hackers threaten to leak nude photos of Emma Watson

Threats of an Emma Watson photo hacking scandal have been exposed as a publicity stunt.

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in National

Soda companies to cut calories by 20 percent

The largest soda makers in the U.S. promised to cut the calories in soft drinks nationwide by 20 percent by 2025.

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Americans hit the road more often, use less gas

U.S. motorists drove more miles this summer than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis.

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Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones

Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.

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In some areas heroin easier to get than wine, cheaper than beer

States including Vermont, Pennsylvania, and New York say they are in the midst of a heroin epidemic, and that the drug is getting cheaper and easier to obtain.

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Jeter beloved for what is ‘good in the game’

Jeter will play his last regular season home game on Thursday in what is sure to be an emotional night for a player about to take his place in the pantheon of Yankee greats.

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3 Seattle schools locked down in attempted kidnapping

Schools ordered students to "shelter in place" after a man opened fire with a handgun and tried to lure several children into a car.

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‘Pizza police:’ Cops make delivery after driver crashes

After a Pizza Hut driver was injured in a crash in Oregon, two police officers completed the delivery for him.

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Vince Vaughn joins Colin Farrell on ‘True Detective’

Production on the second season of the eight-episode HBO drama will begin later this year in California.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 24

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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‘Frozen’ princess promises to be hot holiday item

Snow Glow Elsa is one of only four toys to feature on three major guides of top toys for the Christmas season.

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Who is smarter – N.Y. or L.A.?

If we're judging by this video alone, we're going to go with neither.

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Super Bowl gets LED lighting upgrade

When the big game kicks off next year it will be played under new lighting.

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WATCH: Skateboarding in 5,001 balloons

These skateboarders have skills!

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American Girl, Rubik’s Cube among Toy Hall of Fame finalists

They face off against My Little Pony, the Slip 'N Slide, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and other childhood favorites.

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U.S., Arab allies launch first strikes in Syria

The U.S. and Arab allies opened a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war.

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CDC: Ebola cases could hit 1.4M by early next year

Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the virus by 2015, according to a report issued on Tuesday.

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Maine Home Sales Rise in September

Newsradio WGAN

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Sales of existing Maine homes rose 6.58 percent last month.

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Man who Fired Shots with Kids Nearby Gets 18 Years

GENERIC PRISON LARGE

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A Maine man accused of chasing and firing at another man as children were preparing to catch their school bus is going to prison for 18 years for being a felon in possession of ammunition.

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Report of Grenade Prompts Maine Motel Evacuation

Newsradio WGAN

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) _ The Maine State Police bomb squad has been called to a Skowhegan motel following a report that a grenade was found.

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Maine Police Investigating Bathtub Death of Baby

GENERIC POLICE CRUISERS

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) _ Maine police are investigating the death of a baby found unresponsive in the bathtub of a Lewiston apartment.

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Maine Unemployment Up Slightly in September

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Maine officials say seasonally adjusted unemployment rose slightly in the state from August to September.