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Chronology of Pilot Flying J truck stop probe

Chronology of Pilot Flying J truck stop probe

July 15th, 2014 6:57 am by Associated Press

A timeline of events in the federal investigation into alleged rebate fraud at the Pilot Flying J truck-stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

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For Archie fans, character's death makes an impact

For Archie fans, character's death makes an impact

July 14th, 2014 9:07 pm by DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES — For the fans of Archie Andrews, his impending death marks a fitting end for the famous comic book do-gooder.

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Haslam-owned truck-stop chain to pay $92M fine

Haslam-owned truck-stop chain to pay $92M fine

July 14th, 2014 3:14 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Authorities say the truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has agreed to pay $92 million in fines for cheating customers out of promised rebates and discounts.

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Former sheriff arrested after chase by troopers

Former sheriff arrested after chase by troopers

July 14th, 2014 3:00 pm by Associated Press

A former Grainger County sheriff and current mayoral candidate has been charged with drunk driving after police say he ran into at least one tombstone while leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase.

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VW to build new SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs

VW to build new SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs

July 14th, 2014 2:49 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG and TOM KRISHER, Associated Press

Volkswagen plans to build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, adding about 2,000 factory jobs as it tries to reverse U.S. sales that have fallen for the past two years.

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Court Review: White looks at current campaign from perspective of only Tennessee justice not retained by voters

Court Review: White looks at current campaign from perspective of only Tennessee justice not retained by voters

July 14th, 2014 9:58 am by Hank Hayes

White, a Northeast Tennessee native, had been appointed twice to judgeships by then-Democratic Gov. Ned McWherter — first to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and then to the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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Even where pot is legal, it is not always welcome at work

Even where pot is legal, it is not always welcome at work

July 14th, 2014 8:28 am by By Andy Mannix, The Seattle Times (MCT)

Washingtonians can walk into a store, buy a bag of weed and go home and light up in full compliance of state law. But that doesn't mean they won't be punished — or even fired — for it.

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J.C. Police say 2 dead in apparent murder/suicide

J.C. Police say 2 dead in apparent murder/suicide

July 14th, 2014 8:26 am by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

On Sunday at 3 p.m., Johnson City police officers arrived at 2914 Watauga Road, Apt. 605, to find the residents dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

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Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

July 14th, 2014 8:22 am by Associated Press

Police are praising a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers.

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Regional & National Education
Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

July 13th, 2014 6:33 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors.

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