Volkswagen to spend $50 billion on electric car ‘offensive’

Volkswagen has committed to spending tens of billions of dollars as part of a dramatic shift to electric and autonomous vehicles. The Germany carmaker said Friday that it would spend €44 billion ($50 billion) by 2023 to develop electric cars, self-driving vehicles and other new technology. Speaking at a press conference following a meeting of…

URGENT – Education Dept. unveils new protections for those accused of sexual misconduct on campuses

(CNN) — The Department of Education on Friday proposed new rules for dealing with sexual harassment and assault on college campuses that would bolster the rights of those accused of wrongdoing.The proposed rules, which now face a public comment period of 60 days before they are enshrined, seek to narrow the definition of sexual misconduct…

Japan Airlines pilots ‘failed 19 breathalyzer tests’

Figures show that you’re safer traveling by plane than by car, but presumably your chances of a safe flight are reduced if your pilot is drunk. In a development that may worry travelers, it has been reported that Japan Airlines pilots have failed breathalyzer tests 19 times since August 2017, when a more sensitive breathalyzer…

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Red Bank Police chief retiring

Red Bank Police chief retiring

Robert Simpson has held the job there for just over a year. The post Red Bank Police chief retiring appeared first on WDEF.

Tractor trailer collision shuts down I 59 at Trenton

Tractor trailer collision shuts down I 59 at Trenton

TRENTON, Georgia (WDEF) – I 59 south has been shut down by a major wreck just above Trenton. It happened about half a mile north of the Trenton exit before noon. Two tractor trailers are involved. A witness tells us that a truck heading north crossed the median and hit the other truck heading south.…

Jeff Styles speaks out about case dismissal

Jeff Styles speaks out about case dismissal

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – Jeff Styles has something to be thankful for. A criminal case against him was dropped on Thursday, and he said he’s happy. “More happy for my family who has really, really suffered more that they would ever want to admit and some of my friends, but my family really has…

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Dave Says: Home warranties?

Dave Says: Home warranties?

Dave Says: Home warranties? Dear Dave, Are home warranties a waste of money if someone has been following your plan and already has six months of expenses set aside in an emergency fund, plus home insurance? Andrea Dear Andrea, Home warranties are a waste of money even if you don’t have quite that much set aside…

Dave Says: Put retirement on hold temporarily?

Dave Says: Put retirement on hold temporarily?

Dave Says: Put retirement on hold temporarily? Dear Dave, Should I stop making contributions to my 401(k) account for a year in order to save up an emergency fund? Thanks to you, I’m 33 and debt-free. Blake Dear Blake, Congratulations on being debt-free at such a young age! I appreciate the credit, but the truth is…