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City Council on Wednesday approved a deal to change Altoona’s name to “POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold” for 60 days. Mr. Spurlock will pay the city an unspecified amount that will benefit its police department.

The film skewers the proliferation of advertising in American life. POM Wonderful is a juice company that paid to be the movie’s title sponsor.

The film will screen in Altoona on April 27, the day the name change takes effect.


Search on for woman seen dragged from home

PARSONS | Hundreds of searchers combed woods and fields in western Tennessee on Thursday looking for a nursing student who was last seen being dragged from the carport of her home by a man wearing camouflage clothing.

Authorities said the 911 center received two phone calls when Holly Bobo, 20, was abducted Wednesday morning. One was from her 25-year-old brother, who was in the home, and the other was from a woman police did not identify.

The search area was widened Thursday and covers rugged terrain with trees and brush so thick that at least one search dog had to be carried by its handler on Wednesday afternoon, police said. Authorities also were using a helicopter to scan from the sky.

Law enforcement officers were being helped in the search by people who turned out because they are concerned about Miss Bobo’s fate.

Miss Bobo was taken from a one-story, ranch-style house, faced in brown brick. The houses are not close together, and some are on parcels large enough for the owners to keep livestock.

Investigators say the brother is helping with the investigation, and they are looking into the possibility that someone may have checked out her home before the abduction. Police are asking neighbors to report any unusual people or cars in the area.

Miss Bobo is a cousin of country singer Whitney Duncan, who tweeted Thursday morning that “I feel like I’m walking in a nightmare.”


One lawsuit challenging union law thrown out

MADISON | A judge has dismissed one of three lawsuits challenging Wisconsin’s divisive law that restricts union collective bargaining rights.

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