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A semi driver from Tennessee faces a felony charge of driving while fatigued following a 12-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 in suburban Chicago. According to the Associated Press and Local 8 Now, Illinois State Police officials say 52-year-old Mark Tipton of Crossville, Tennessee, will appear in bond court Sunday. Five people were taken to hospitals after the pre-dawn crash Friday. Another nine people were treated at the scene. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening. Investigators say Tipton failed to stop, causing a pileup collision on a section of roadway where two northbound lanes were closed for construction. The ISP says Tipton reported he fell asleep just before the crash and he did not attempt to stop. Authorities say Tipton faces other charges including violating truck driving rules and making a false report.
Due to the weather, today's Christmas on the Mountain charity motorcycle ride has been postponed. A new ride date will be announced soon.
Browntown Rd. is now open, it will be closed again Saturday 6-20-15 for FEMA team to remove debris. Closure will begin approx. 7:00am. Tomorrow should be the last day for it to be closed for clean up of the road up. It will be closed from Frazier Rd. to Red Rd. Everyone else will be routed around Frazier Rd. to 70W or will have to turn around at Red Rd. @ Browntown Rd. Residents only permitted thru barricades.
Local 8 Now reports that Representative Andy Holt, who represents Weakley and part of Obion and Carroll counties, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected a trademark request for the state's new logo. Those with the federal government said it didn't fall within trademark guidelines. The trademark drew widespread anger from Tennesseans when it was revealed state leaders spent $46,000 on it. Governor Bill Haslam defended the decision, saying it brings continuity to the state's departments and agencies. Nashville-based firm GS&F designed the logo over the course of nine months. (Image Courtesy WVLT)
A former UT president has passed away at the age of 93. Local 8 Now reports that Dr. Ed Boling served as UT’s president from 1970 until 1988. Boling’s 18 year term was the longest in recent history. Dr. Boling is the Boling in Thompson-Boling Arena. He became president emeritus after his retirement in 1988. Boling often went to basketball games and football games and continued to build relationships with donors and prospects long after his retirement.