Group including Red Mango’s parent closes on Friendly’s acquisition

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An operator group that includes the parent company of Red Mango and Smoothie Factory has completed its acquisition of the Friendly’s Restaurant family dining chain.

The final price paid by Amici Partners Group was not disclosed. Earlier reports valued the purchase amount at just under $2 million, with the deal also calling for the assumption of $88 million in debt.

The buyers said they intend to keep all 130 surviving Friendly’s locations in operation. The chain filed for bankruptcy in November for the second time since 2011.

The purchase is the latest development in a rich and often

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Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets bought George Floyd’s family a house

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Chauvin is scheduled to be tried in March on charges of second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter. Three other officers were fired and also face charges in connection with the incident.

Jackson said he’d known Floyd since he was a teenager and said everyone called them twins.

“Kyrie Irving bought them a house. Lil Wayne’s manager bought them a Mercedes-Benz. Barbra Streisand gave them stock in Disney, so I think God has definitely blessed her and right now she’s she’s doing the best she’s ever done, she’s happy,” Jackson told host Etan Thomas on the podcast.

Irving was asked

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When Joe Biden Takes the White House, He’ll Also Take @WhiteHouse Twitter

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On Wednesday, as President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. completes his transition into the White House, several social media companies will be completing their own transitions of highly followed official accounts.

But the handoff won’t be as seamless as it was four years ago, when President Barack Obama turned over the keys of much of his social empire to President Trump.

In 2017, President Obama passed on official Twitter accounts to President Trump, along with the millions of followers the accounts had gathered. Since then, President Trump’s digital team has used the accounts as megaphones for the administration’s agenda and built

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Fresh addition coming to Norfolk’s Ghent neighborhood

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Ghent Farmers Market set to open in April 2021

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk neighborhood is preparing for something fresh this spring.

Farmers markets are popular across Hampton Roads, but Norfolk’s Ghent neighborhood doesn’t have one. That is going to change in 2021.

It’s something the Ghent Business Association has thought about for some time now. They want people to have access to fresh produce and give them a way to shop small and safely during the pandemic.


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Indianapolis news anchor Andrea Morehead sues WTHR-TV’s parent company

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Emmy award-winning news anchor Andrea Morehead is suing the parent company of WTHR-TV Channel 13 after alleging that employees at the news station harassed and discriminated against her during her battle with breast cancer. 

In a complaint against WTHR-TV’s parent company Tegna, Inc. filed in Indiana federal court on Jan. 13, Morehead’s lawyer Terrance Kinnard alleges that her teammates bet money on whether or not she would be coming back to work after she went through radiation and immunotherapy treatments. 

“Such conversations were a frequent occurrence within Andrea Morehead’s work environment and were clearly poking fun at Andrea Morehead’s unfortunate

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