NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Friday marks the end of the two-week period within which U.S. Sen. Bob Corker promised Volkswagen would announce another line at its factory in Tennessee if workers rejected representation by the United Auto Workers union.
So far there's little sign of any pending announcement.
Workers at the Chattanooga plant ended up voting 712-626 against the UAW, in an election the union claims was tainted by threats and intimidation from Republicans like Corker, Gov. Bill Haslam and state lawmakers.
WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Proposed cuts to the Pentagon's budget have some Tennessee military veterans concerned.
Earlier this week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposed shrinking the Army, closing military bases and making other military-wide savings. It’s part of a broad reshaping of priorities following more than a decade of war.
Colonel Kent Crossley (retired), a member of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Military Officers of America, says he served through the deep cuts that the military suffered at the end of the conflict in Vietnam.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Murfreesboro Police say they’ve arrested a Rutherford County man for videotaping a 16 year-old girl as she got out of the shower.
Police say they arrested 27 year-old Terry S. Wilson of Taylor Lane in Eagleville Wednesday morning. Wilson was charged with Attempted Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Unlawful Photography.
Police are providing few details, but the arrest report says Wilson entered the girl’s bedroom and set up his cell phone to videotape her getting out of the shower and dressing.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The now iconic milk producer’s “Got Milk?” ad campaign is being put out to pasture.
The campaign was launched in 1993 to boost declining milk sales. The much imitated ads featured celebrities wearing milk mustaches and asking that now famous question.
Milk consumption is reportedly flagging again and so a fresh producer’s campaign was launched. The new special-effects driven “Milk Life” ads feature splashes of milk propelling people through work and play.