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AP releases top 10 TN stories of 2013
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NASHVILLE (AP) — When federal agents stormed the Knoxville headquarters of Pilot Flying J in April, it sent shockwaves through business, sports and political worlds.The investigation into a scheme to defraud customers at Pilot, a truck stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, has been voted the state’s No. 1 news story of 2013 by reporters and editors of The Associated Press, AP member newspapers and broadcast subscribers.John Guillon, managing editor of the Citizen Tribune in Morristown, noted on his ballot that the Pilot investigation involves “one of the state’s highest profile businesses, run by the governor’s family, high-ranking donors to the University of Tennessee.