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Trees could be dangerous during winter weather

Updated: 01/26/2010 - As winter weather approaches, now is the perfect time to prepare your family, and your home for the possibility of an ice storm. WVLT Meteorologists say we could see some ice and snow this weekend. This could cause problems not just for you, but for your local utility as well.

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French Market first to get 'Dogs on Patios' permit

Updated: 01/26/2010 - The French Market on Gay Street in downtown Knoxville is the first restaurant to apply for and receive a Dogs on Patios permit, according to Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam's office.

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Child suffers severe burns, bruising; mother, boyfriend arrested

Updated: 01/26/2010 - Two people are facing child abuse charges in Campbell County after a baby girl suffered severe burns and bruising at the hands of her mother and her mother's boyfriend, according to warrants from the Campbell County Sheriff's Office. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News First at 4:00 and VolunteerTV.com for more on this developing story.

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Alcoa man says car attacked at traffic light

Posted: 01/26/2010 - An East Tennessee man has told Alcoa police that a woman in a vehicle in front of his jumped on his hood and kicked and punched his windshield as he waited for a traffic light to change.

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Trucker found dead inside rig along Merchants Drive

Posted: 01/26/2010 - The body of a tractor trailer driver was found inside a semi truck parked on the shoulder of Merchants Road near Central Avenue Pike Tuesday morning, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

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1 killed in crash on Western Avenue

Updated: 01/26/2010 - An elderly man is dead after driving his car under a semi on Western Avenue near Hinton Road Tuesday morning.

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Paper plant permit debate makes waves on the Pigeon River

Updated: 01/26/2010 - Pollution concerns on the Pigeon River are once again making waves in Cocke County, this time as a controversial North Carolina paper mill reapplies for a new discharge permit. It's a fight that's gone on for decades and has been reported on by everyone from local newspapers to CNN and 60 Minutes.

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Pernell Roberts, last star of TV's 'Bonanza,' dies at 81

Updated: 01/25/2010 - Pernell Roberts, the ruggedly handsome actor who shocked Hollywood by leaving TV's "Bonanza" at the height of its popularity, then found fame again years later on "Trapper John, M.D.," has died. He was 81.

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Basement flooding tests nerves, invites mold

Updated: 01/25/2010 - If you have a basement that floods, you were probably holding your breath Monday morning after heavy rain throughout the area. And with flooded basements comes the potential for health risks. One basement we saw looked more like an indoor swimming pool. But it might not be all that water that should concern you. For some, that's only where the problem begins.

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Business owners hope to rebuild after fire

Updated: 01/25/2010 - Two local businesses are trying to salvage what's left of their stores after a fire destroyed their building in North Knoxville Sunday morning.

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School Board member Bill Phillips resigns during commission mtg

Updated: 01/25/2010 - Knox County School Board member Bill Phillips resigned Monday just before Knox County Commission voted on changes to the Knox County recall process. Get more information at VolunteerTV.com and on Volunteer TV News.

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Part of Spur could remain closed more than a month due to slide

Updated: 01/27/2010 - It could be more than a month before the southbound side of the Spur, part of US Highway 441 between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, is reopened after Monday afternoon rock slide, according to Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesperson Julie Oaks.

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