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The wreck occurred at 8:30 Saturday morning on Interstate 24 in the West Bound lanes. The driver of a FedEx, Jerry Mason, was slowing due to traffic back up from a previous wreck, according the Highway Patrol’s Office. Bryan Delk, of Columbia, was behind Mason and was unable to break in time and rear ended the delivery van, noted a spokesperson for the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Delk was killed in the accident.
A spokesperson with FedEx released the following statement to Fox 17 News. "Our hearts go out to all those involved. We are cooperating with authorities." Scott Fiddler, FedEx
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Federal judge dismisses charter school suit
May 22, 2013 22:10 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Metro Nashville Board of Education brought by a charter school that was ordered to be closed because of poor student performance.
The Metro School Board voted in November to shut down Smithson Craighead Middle School because the charter school ranked among the worst academic performers in the state and was losing enrollment.
Afterward, the school and parents filed a class action lawsuit against the board of education arguing that the board violated their due process and equal protection rights.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp dismissed the lawsuit, rejecting the parents' claim that they would be forced to send their children to inferior schools and denying that the charter's rights were violated.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're one of those parents who are on Facebook in part to keep an eye on what your kids are up to -- here's a news flash: your kids are on to you and have moved to Twitter.
DOG BEACH WEAR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.