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Browns owner Haslam selling baseball team
Other noon stories: Wrong-way drivers more likely to cause fatalities; Untested DNA leads to indictments


 
  • Browns owner Haslam selling baseball team
  • Wrong-way drivers more likely to cause fatalities
  • Untested DNA leads to indictments
  • Browns owner sells a baseball team
    Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is selling another of his sports teams -- the Tennessee Smokies minor league baseball team.

    Haslam is part-owner of the team, along with his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, their father and several other Tennessee business leaders.

    The Haslams also own Pilot/Flying J truck stops, and the company is accused of withholding fuel rebates to boost profits.

    Jimmy Haslam says the sale of the Smokies has nothing to do with that investigation, and he and his brother will retain a small interest in the team.

    The ownership group reportedly paid about $7.5 million for the Smokies in 2002, and the team is currently an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

    The buyer is Randy Boyd, founder and CEO of Radio Systems Corporation, which makes the Invisible Fence system for dogs.

    The deal is slated to close, pending league approval, in the next two weeks, but no sale price has been reported.


    Wrong-way drivers more likely to cause fatalities
    A new report on crashes caused by wrong-way drivers says they are 100 times more likely to cause a fatality than in any other sort of collision.
    The study from the state highway patrol looks at the 60 wrong-way crashes that occurred on Ohio’s divided roadways over the past two-and-a-half years.
    The report shows that more than half of the wrong-way drivers were suspected of drug or alcohol impairment, and four out of five crashes happened at night.

    Untested DNA leads to indictments
    A grand jury in Cleveland reviewing long-untested DNA rape kit evidence has indicted two men just one day before the 20-year statute of limitations expired.
    The latest indictments Thursday grew out of an initiative pushed by the state of Ohio to check rape kits in storage for years.
    According to The Plain Dealer, one indictment charged a man with three counts of rape in a June 28, 1993, attack. In a separate case, a man was charged with two rape counts in a home invasion the same day.
    The grand jury earlier indicted suspects whose DNA has been cataloged but whose names remain undetermined. Those charges also came just before the statute of limitations expired.
    The indictments will allow prosecution if the DNA leads to identification of suspects.
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