AP Top Tennessee Headlines at 8:27 p.m. EST

Jobless rates fell in 12 US states, hit record lows in 3
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Alabama, Hawaii and Texas last month, and dropped in nine other U.S. states....

Ex-East Tennessee State tennis coach Zaatini indicted
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Former East Tennessee State tennis coach Yaser Zaatini has been indicted on charges that he misappropriated at least $45,540 from the university....

Study examining effectiveness of Dolly Parton wildfire fund
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- A study is examining the effectiveness of a fund established by famed country music artist Dolly Parton for victims impacted by deadly Tennessee wildfires last year....

Officer charged with pocketing $5K in sting in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A police officer who authorities say pocketed more than $5,000 during a sting has been charged with felony theft....

Raider Relief aids former basketball player's family
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Raider Relief has raised money and supplies for a former Middle Tennessee State University basketball player whose family was affected when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico....

Volkswagen woos suppliers owned by minorities and women
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Volkswagen is seeking more suppliers owned by minorities or women for its lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee....

2 Tennessee teachers receive Milken Award
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee teachers have been given the Milken Educator Award, which carries a $25,000 cash prize....