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UAW says Volkswagen signups in Tenn. hit 670

UAW says Volkswagen signups in Tenn. hit 670

August 21st, 2014 9:30 pm by Associated Press

A United Auto Workers leader says a new local in Chattanooga has signed up the equivalent of what would have been a winning margin for the union vote at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee.

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National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson; Holder may widen probe

National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson; Holder may widen probe

August 21st, 2014 6:30 pm by By Richard A. Serrano and Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The troops were deployed in Ferguson beginning on Monday, but their role was low-key, protecting the police command center and monitoring the protests in the St. Louis suburb each night

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Baby giraffe dies at Limestone zoo

Baby giraffe dies at Limestone zoo

August 21st, 2014 4:15 pm by NET News Service

A reticulated baby giraffe that was born earlier this month at Bright's Zoo has died, according to Zoo Director David Bright.

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Charity official charged with embezzlement of Bristol library funds

Charity official charged with embezzlement of Bristol library funds

August 21st, 2014 1:01 pm by Rain Smith

An official with a local, multi-million dollar charity has been charged with felony embezzlement, stemming from the alleged theft of $20,000 while previously employed by the Bristol Public Library.

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TVA board to vote on replacing coal plant with natural gas

TVA board to vote on replacing coal plant with natural gas

August 21st, 2014 7:22 am by Associated Press

TVA committed to install emission controls or retire the Memphis plant's coal units by December 2018 under a 2011 agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions across its coal-fired generating fleet.

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US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

August 21st, 2014 7:11 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.

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Sullivan County judge sworn in to Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

Sullivan County judge sworn in to Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

August 20th, 2014 11:00 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — In the region's first major judicial appointment in decades, Judge Robert Montgomery Jr. was sworn in Wednesday by Gov. Bill Haslam to serve on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

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Obama vows 'justice' after militants behead U.S. journalist

Obama vows 'justice' after militants behead U.S. journalist

August 20th, 2014 5:00 pm by By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT)

"No faith teaches people to massacre innocents," Obama said. "No just god would stand for what they did."

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Ex-museum worker allegedly takes $61K in taxpayer money

Ex-museum worker allegedly takes $61K in taxpayer money

August 20th, 2014 3:40 pm by Associated Press

At the time she was hired as an administrative services assistant in 2011, Tennessee State Museum officials were not aware the suspect was a convicted felon on parole for a theft of property of over $60,000.

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Rain or shine, crowds turning out for Appalachian Fair

Rain or shine, crowds turning out for Appalachian Fair

August 20th, 2014 7:37 am by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

For the fair's opening day, approximately 16,000 people made the decision to weather the elements and attend.

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