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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Here’s a heads up for Tennesseans who may have lost a job to foreign competition: The state is offering an array of services to workers displaced by foreign imports.

Workers laid off through no fault of their own may be eligible for job training, job search help, relocation allowances, and perhaps even special unemployment benefits.

Robin Wright with the Tennessee Department of Labor says workers displaced years ago due to foreign imports, might still be eligible for assistance.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will attend an upcoming ceremony in remembrance of four Marines and a sailor who were killed in attacks at two military facilities in Chattanooga.

Officials said in a statement that Biden will join Defense Secretary Ash Carter, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke at the memorial service on Aug. 15. The ceremony at McKenzie Arena to honor the five service members will begin at 2 p.m.

MPD

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An ex-convict charged with fatally shooting a Memphis police officer during a struggle is scheduled to appear in Shelby County General Sessions Court on Wednesday.

Twenty-nine-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn is being held on $10 million bond on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Officer Sean Bolton on Aug. 1. It's not clear if Wilbourn has an attorney.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A truck driver faces new charges in Kentucky after being indicted on six counts of vehicular homicide in connection with a crash that killed six people near Chattanooga.

Media outlets report 39-year-old Benjamin Brewer of London, Kentucky pleaded not guilty Monday to criminal mischief and trafficking of a controlled substance. Police say Brewer was caught with narcotics and kicked a police cruiser during his arrest on Friday in Lexington, Kentucky.

wallethub.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee is one of the state’s failing to give poor children a fair shot at the American Dream, according to a new survey by the personal finance website wallethub.com.

Tennessee placed 36th among the 50 states in a Wallethub study ranking the best and worst states for underprivileged children. The report measured 15 metrics, including child mortality, poverty rates, food security, safety, and education.

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