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Roane County water worries

Updated: 12/30/2008 - The Environmental Protection Agency says a water sample near the TVA ash spill in Roane County shows a high level of arsenic.

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Well water near East Tennessee fly ash spill may be unsafe

Updated: 12/29/2008 - Some water samples near a massive spill of coal ash in eastern Tennessee are showing high levels of arsenic. And state and federal officials on Monday cautioned residents who use private wells or springs to stop drinking the water.

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TVA Inspector General plans probe of sludge spill

Posted: 12/29/2008 - The Tennessee Valley Authority Office of Inspector General plans to conduct an investigation into the massive fly ash spill that happened last week at TVA's Kingston Fossile Plant in Roane County, according to an OIG release.

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Former Vol defensive coordinator Chavis going to LSU

Posted: 12/29/2008 - Former University of Tennessee Vols defensive coordinator John Chavis has accepted the defensive coordinator slot at Louisiana State University under head coach Les Miles, Volunteer TV Sports Overtime has learned.

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Tennessee lawmakers embrace license plate perk

Posted: 12/29/2008 - Tennessee's 132 lawmakers have ordered more than 300 special state House and Senate license plates for themselves and family members, a public records request has shown.

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Ash flood may change way TVA handles coal waste

Updated: 12/29/2008 - The spill of more than a billion gallons of coal ash from a power plant in East Tennessee may change the way the nation's largest government-owned utility stores coal waste.

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4 arrested for alleged home invasion in Sevier County

Updated: 12/29/2008 - Four men were arrested Sunday in connection with an early-morning home invasion that happened Sunday morning on King Hollow Road in Sevier County, according to the Sevier County Sheriff's Office.

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Armed Robbery at Morrell Road Food City

Posted: 12/27/2008 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Police are asking for your help finding two people they believe stole painkillers from a Food City Pharmacy.

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UPDATE: Family celebrates missing man's return

Posted: 12/27/2008 - A Monroe County family calls it a Christmas miracle after rescue workers found their missing elderly father freezing, but alive in the mountains of North Carolina on Christmas day.

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Gun show hopping ahead of Obama inauguration

Posted: 12/26/2008 - Gun dealers have seen a rise in sales surrounding the final days of the presidential election. Some are concerned the newly elected president may put restrictions on firearms.

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Fire destroys Claiborne County landmark

Posted: 12/26/2008 - The Giles feed mill ground more than the grain that farmers would need for feed. Its grist was the county gossip; the gathering place to swap stories and plant or quell rumors. Competition closed its doors. Fire would reduce it to ashes.

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Shoppers get after Christmas deals

Updated: 12/26/2008 - Maybe folks just wanted to sleep in late today, because the crowds at stores this morning were thin and the lines were short - especially the ones at the return counters. Most folks went straight to the sale racks which is good for stores who are already struggling through a tough Christmas shopping season.

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Boil water order lifted around Roane County ash spill area

Updated: 12/26/2008 - The boil water order has been lifted for residents of Roane County near the site of a massive fly-ash sludgeslide from a failed TVA Kingston Fossil Plant dike, Roane County EMA Director Howie Rose says.

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Utility doubles estimate of East Tennessee ash spill

Posted: 12/26/2008 - Officials have doubled the estimate of ash that spilled out of a pond at a coal-burning power plant in East Tennessee and nearby residents say the public utility is not addressing their fears about the safety of the drinking water.

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Ash slide family gets holiday surprises

Updated: 12/26/2008 - This week's TVA sludge slide buried a Roane County family's Christmas under piles of mud and ash, or so they thought. The Schean family says the generosity of family, friends, and even East Tennessee strangers has cleaned up this holiday into one of their best ever.

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