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Thursday, 12 August 2021 20:28

1 Arrested in Connection with Alleged Drug Ring Out of Colorado Springs Auto Body Shop

Written by Andrew McMillan, KRDO News

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Colorado Springs Police had been looking into a drug operation out of a local auto body shop since last year, and officers announced Aug. 11 one suspect is facing felony charges after investigators found pounds upon pounds of narcotics.

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The Boyd Group Inc. announced the opening of a collision repair center in Round Rock, TX.

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San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) has updated the number of positive COVID-19 cases associated with the Nissan of Durango, CO, outbreak to 12 and the number of fatalities to three.

Wednesday, 11 August 2021 21:07

Report: Texas is Front-Runner for Rivian's $5 Billion Plant

Written by Mark Kane, Inside EVs

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Texas is not only one of the finalists, but the front-runner for Rivian's upcoming $5 billion investment in its second electric vehicle plant in the U.S., according to unofficial reports.

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A group of auto dealerships in Arizona and New Mexico must cease business operations as part of a court-approved settlement resolving Federal Trade Commission charges that the dealerships deceived consumers and falsified information on vehicle financing applications.

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Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) has started discussing potential tunneling projects in Austin and San Antonio with city officials.