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Tennessee Highway Patrol to Announce Identity Theft Arrests

Tennessee’s Highway Patrol and Shelby County officials are announcing dozens of arrests following an identity theft investigation. A news conference was held Tuesday afternoon in Memphis to discuss details of the investigation, which was done by the state Department of …

Georgia Film Crew Death Settlement Reached

The family of a film worker who was killed in a train accident while shooting a movie near Savannah has reached a settlement with several defendants in a civil suit. A statement from the Harris Penn Lowry law firm Wednesday …

Historical Florida Cemetery Headstones Damaged

Vandals have cracked and toppled nine headstones at one of the state’s oldest cemeteries over the past few weeks. “These things are irreplaceable,” said Ross Pristera, president of the St. Michael’s Cemetery Foundation, said of the headstones, some of which …

Florida Company Reaches $40M Settlement in Suit Over Fax Ads

A Jacksonville-based company has reached a $40 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over claims the Florida company sent unsolicited fax advertisements to consumers. A federal judge will still need to approve the settlement by Interline Brands Inc. over …

West Virginia County Starts Next Phase of Flood Project

An ongoing flood mitigation project in Wood County, W.Va., is entering its next phase. The county plans to buy and demolish three homes in Happy Valley. After the demolitions, no permanent structures can be built on the properties. The Parkersburg …

OSHA Cites Mississippi Dollar General Store

A Dollar General store in south Mississippi has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for safety hazards. OSHA says in a news release Tuesday this is the second time the Brooklyn, Mississippi, store has been cited for …

Appeals Court Upholds West Virginia Arson Convictions

A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of a West Virginia man who hired his neighbors to burn his duplex to collect insurance money. Michael L. White of Chapmanville is serving 61/2 years in federal prison after being convicted …

Kentucky Lawsuit Over Whiskey Vapors Fungus Revived

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit claiming vapors from Jefferson County bourbon warehouses are causing a black fungus to form on nearby houses, businesses and vehicles. The Courier-Journal reports a lower court dismissed the suit, finding the …

No Evidence of Arson in Mississippi Agriculture Museum Fire

The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum is expected to remain closed to the general public until Dec. 1. Andy Prosser, deputy commissioner of agriculture, tells WJTV in Jackson the facility will be made available to individuals or groups who had …

Georgia Legislator Files Medical Marijuana Bill

A top state lawmaker has filed an early bill that would allow for the limited use of medical cannabis in Georgia. Republican Rep. Allen Peake, who serves as part of the House leadership team, filed the legislation known as “Haleigh’s …

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