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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A police officer who authorities say pocketed more than $5,000 during a sting has been charged with felony theft. The Tennessean reports that 42-year-old James Landon Dunaway was arrested Wednesday, and submitted his resignation to the Metro Nashville Police Department on Thursday. Dunaway was a narcotics sergeant in the department's specialized investigations division.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two Tennessee teachers have been given the Milken Educator Award, which carries a $25,000 cash prize. Paula Franklin received the award in front of a gymnasium filled with students, peers and others at West High School in Knoxville on Thursday. In Millington, Katherine Watkins was surprised at Millington Central High School with the honor and became the first in that school system to receive it.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Volkswagen is seeking more suppliers owned by minorities or women for its lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the German automaker held a minority supplier trade show on Wednesday, attracting about 60 interested companies from as far away as Michigan.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A federal utility's top executive estimates it would cost $900 million to move coal ash under court order from a Tennessee power plant to a lined landfill onsite. Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Bill Johnson said in an interview Thursday that moving the ash offsite from the Gallatin Fossil Plant would cost $2 billion and is the less-preferred option. TVA is appealing the order, hoping it can instead cap the ash ponds over 12 years at a $200 million cost.

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