Author: Associated Press

Chattanooga Volkswagen plant to finish unionization vote

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga are finishing a vote over whether to unionize. The vote of about 1,700 hourly workers began Wednesday and concludes Friday. A win would offer the United Auto Workers its first…

Trump says Press Secretary Sanders to leave White House

WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will be leaving the Trump administration at the end of the month. President Donald Trump announced the news on Twitter Thursday. He says Sanders will be returning to her home state…

Prosecutor responds to detective supporting LGBT executions

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee district attorney is reviewing all pending cases investigated by a detective who has said the government should execute gay people. Knox County District Attorney Charme Allen announced the action Wednesday in a statement after…

GOP leaders: Economy helped remove kids from TennCare rolls

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Top Republican elected officials in Tennessee say their state's improved economy is partly why at least 128,000 children were cut from its low-income health insurance programs over the past two years. However, Democrats and some health…

Army education aid now for Fort Campbell, others in Kentucky

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- An education assistance program has been expanded to include soldiers at Fort Campbell as well as Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers throughout Kentucky. The Army Credentialing Assistance Program provides funding for training and classes…

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus found in West Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Health officials say mosquitoes collected in Tennessee's largest county have tested positive for the West Nile virus. The Shelby County Health Department said Tuesday that the virus was found in two south Memphis zip codes. Mosquitoes…

Memphis renames street amid concerns it honored KKK leader

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis officials have settled on a simple solution for a Confederate street name challenge: removing a single letter. News outlets report that about 30 signs were changed Monday from Forrest Avenue to Forest Avenue, dropping one…