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Volkswagen seeks to increase planned expansion by 25 percent

Volkswagen seeks to increase planned expansion by 25 percent

April 6th, 2015 9:33 am by Associated Press

The Associated Press reports documents show the plant wants to add an additional 130,153 square feet to the original expansion, 25 percent more than first planned. The additional expansion will add about $18 million to the $900 million project.

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Death penalty hearing for man charged with killing 3 Muslims

Death penalty hearing for man charged with killing 3 Muslims

April 6th, 2015 9:32 am by MICHAEL BIESECKER, The Associated Press

The man accused of killing three North Carolina college students - their family says because they were Muslim - is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing Monday to determine whether he could face the death penalty.

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Season's cheatings: Springtime is scam time

Season's cheatings: Springtime is scam time

April 6th, 2015 9:12 am by Rain Smith

A prevalent scheme involves homeowners approached by a purported paver - who just so happens to be lugging around extra asphalt, and can redo a driveway at a bargain price.

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Escapees from Tennessee  detention center back in custody

Escapees from Tennessee detention center back in custody

April 5th, 2015 6:41 pm by Associated Press

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Authorities say two teenagers who assaulted jail officers and escaped from a Franklin detention facility are back in custody.

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Scott County's Field of Dreams now a long-running nightmare

Scott County's Field of Dreams now a long-running nightmare

April 5th, 2015 6:20 pm by George Thwaites

GATE CITY - Attached to the chain-link outfield fence of what ought to be the nicest baseball field in Gate City, a red-lettered sign wards off potential passers-by on sleepy Filter Plant Ford.

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Accurately  estimating income a challenge for many Obamacare enrollees

Accurately estimating income a challenge for many Obamacare enrollees

April 5th, 2015 6:18 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds - hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.

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Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter's Square

Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter's Square

April 5th, 2015 6:03 pm by FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press

VATICAN CITY - In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer.

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Gunman in Kenyan massacre was government official's son

Gunman in Kenyan massacre was government official's son

April 5th, 2015 4:27 pm by TOM ODULA and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press

One of the gunmen who slaughtered 148 people at a college in Kenya was identified Sunday as the law school-educated son of a Kenyan government official.

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Haslam not among army of speakers at NRA event in Nashville

Haslam not among army of speakers at NRA event in Nashville

April 5th, 2015 2:05 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

When more than 70,000 gun enthusiasts descend on Nashville for the National Rifle Association's annual meeting this week, they won't be hearing from one prominent Tennessean: Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.

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Parent volunteers helping upgrade playground areas for Shoemaker Head Start students

Parent volunteers helping upgrade playground areas for Shoemaker Head Start students

April 5th, 2015 12:00 pm by Marci Gore

The playground upgrades were made possible through funds provided by Head Start's five-year federal grant. Besides the addition of some new equipment at the playground areas, the Head Start dads built a ramp that leads up to a bicycle storage building.

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