Brian Laundrie Sightings Reported on Appalachian Trail Near Tennessee Border

Appalachian Trail at Newfound Gap

According to several reports, officials are investigating potential sightings of Brian Laundrie on the Appalachian Trail near the Tennessee border with North Carolina. 

Laundrie, 23, is the prime suspect in the slaying of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito. The pair was on a cross country road trip when Petito disappeared, and was later found dead in Wyoming on Sept. 19. 

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Supremes Revive Permit for Pipeline Under Appalachian Trail

The Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for a critical permit for a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross under the Appalachian Trail, siding with energy companies and the Trump administration.

The justices ruled 7-2 to reverse a lower court ruling that had thrown out the permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. It would bring natural gas from West Virginia to growing markets in Virginia and North Carolina. Its supporters say the pipeline would bring economic development, thousands of jobs and reduced energy costs for consumers.

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