Looking Ahead to March 15, 2015

The three former Ooltewah High school basketball players charged with rape will appear in court for the first time today.
The three are accused of using a pool cue to sexually assault a freshmen teammate.
Today’s hearing in Sevier County is to determine if the juveniles should  face prosecution as adults.

Kellogg says a criminal investigation is under way after a video surfaced online showing a man urinating on one of its factory assembly lines.
Kellogg said its own investigation determined the video was recorded at its Memphis, Tennessee factory in 2014.
The company says it learned of the video Friday and immediately altered authorities.
Company officials say any products that would have been affected would be past their expiration dates.

Today,  Legislation to cut funding  for bike lanes, greenways and sidewalks heads to the Tennessee House Transportation Committee.
Amended versions of Senate Bill 1716 and its companion, House Bill 1650, seek to eliminate funding generated by the gas tax for bicycle and pedestrian projects.
The bill’s primary sponsors, Senator Todd Gardenhire and Representative Mike Carter, have characterized biking and walking solely as recreational activities.
They say  that gas tax revenues should not be used to fund recreation.

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