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12:27pm

Mon July 14, 2014
Top Stories

Murf. Woman Wakes to Find Intruder in Her Bedroom

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Murfreesboro woman woke this morning to find an intruder pointing a gun at her face.

Yearwood Avenue resident Jade Lehman wasn’t harmed, but the intruder did steal her laptop computer before fleeing.

Murfreesboro Police, Middle Tennessee State Police and Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies responded, but failed to locate the suspect. He’s described as a black man of average build wearing all black clothing.

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12:25pm

Mon July 14, 2014
Business

Volkswagen to Add Second Production Line at Tennessee Plant

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Governor Bill Haslam traveled to Germany Monday to attend festivities surrounding the announcement that Volkswagen will add a second vehicle production line at its plant in Chattanooga.

The Tennessean reports VW will hire 2000 additional assembly workers to build a new crossover vehicle at the Chattanooga facility. The company also says it will open a design and research facility in Tennessee. The project reportedly involves more than $600 million in new investments.

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5:34am

Mon July 14, 2014
Top Stories

Gore, Kennedy Clan at Tenn. Funeral for Press Icon

FNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore and members of the Kennedy family are joining hundreds of mourners for the funeral of renowned journalist and press freedom champion John Seigenthaler.

Monday's funeral in Nashville reflected the wide reach of Seigenthaler's career, which included leading the newspapers The Tennessean and USA Today and working as a civil rights adviser during the administration of John F. Kennedy. Seigenthaler also was part of Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign and was a pallbearer at Kennedy's funeral after his assassination in 1968.

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11:47am

Fri July 11, 2014
Politics

3 Democratic Supreme Court Justices Launch TV Ad

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The three Supreme Court justices facing retention elections next month have launched a television ad to stress their dedication to the federal and state constitutions.

The three Democrats in the ad boast of protecting gun rights and of upholding nearly 90 percent of death sentences that have come before them.

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10:10am

Fri July 11, 2014
Politics

UAW Tries New Approach at Chattanooga VW Plant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The United Auto Workers union announced this week that it has opened a union local office in Chattanooga.

Earlier this year the UAW suffered a stinging defeat when workers at the Volkswagen assembly plant there rejected union representation by a narrow margin.

The union initially tried to challenge the result, citing interference from Tennessee elected officials.

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