Top Headlines: Nuclear Plant Deal Goes Kaboom; FBI Expanding in Huntsville

Bellefonte deal sputters, lawsuit arises
The company seeking to purchase Bellefonte Nuclear Plant from TVA filed a federal lawsuit on Friday afternoon for breach of contract after the deal collapsed. Nuclear Development, which said it has already paid TVA more than $30 million in the project, also asked for a preliminary injunction to block TVA from selling the plant to another buyer or making any changes to the plant. –

New Flyer opens expansion at Anniston bus factory
North America’s largest transit bus manufacturer now has a bigger presence in Alabama. New Flyer of America Inc. on Friday cut the ribbon on a $25 million renovation and expansion of its Anniston factory. It was the culmination of $50 million in improvements to the facility over the past two years at the plant, which now employs 750. –

Nation mourns passing of 41st president
There are a lot of lessons Americans — and today’s politicians — can take from the life of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president, who died Friday at 94. Those who worked with him say that near the top of that list was how he conducted himself professionally and how he treated others, including political rivals. – NPR

FBI expansion at Redstone to bring hundreds of new jobs
The FBI last week announced a major expansion at Redstone Arsenal as it plans to bring hundreds of jobs to the Army base in Huntsville. The agency, which already has a significant presence at Redstone, is relocating 1,350 employees from locations in and near Washington, according to Robert Hamilton, senior executive, FBI Redstone Arsenal. –

Art collection goes to UAB as Energen departs Birmingham
An oil and gas exploration company is giving away its art collection as it vacates its corporate headquarters in downtown Birmingham. Energen Corp. says it will donate the artwork to the University of Alabama at Birmingham as it vacates the building where it’s been located. The “Wonders of Alabama” collection includes more than 265 oils, watercolors, and mixed media artworks. – AP

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New Hyundai pickup coming ‘as soon as possible’
Ever since it introduced the Santa Cruz concept nearly four years ago at NAIAS in Detroit, Hyundai has been rather coy on the prospects of launching a pickup truck. The good news is Autocar recently sat down and had a chat with the company’s man in charge of design, Luc Donckerwolke, who was eager to shed some details about the utilitarian vehicle. – Motor 1

Alabama’s newest entertainment district expected soon
Alabama’s latest entertainment district is scheduled to open before Christmas, and will be the first to feature retrofitted shipping containers for business to operate in.

“The Fort” located in Spanish Fort’s Town Center was originally scheduled to open on Monday. But the opening date has been pushed back due to weather, according to a representative with the shopping center’s developers. –

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