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Blaze at Alcoa South Plant

Posted: 01/12/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Alcoa firefighters say a blaze broke out around 8:20 p.m. at the Alcoa South Plant in Blount County.

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Vandalism at a Knoxville church

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Police are investigating vandalism at a northwest Knoxville church. Someone spray painted Walridge Baptist Church last night or early this morning. Members are upset, but not shocked. They have plans to catch the suspects themselves.

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Abortion opponents hold rally for life

Posted: 01/11/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) ---They call it a public stand for the sanctity of life. Abortion opponents marched through pigeon forge today-- hoping that a rally for life would encourage abstinence and self-respect.

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Elderly man dies in car wreck on Interstate 40

Posted: 01/11/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) ---An elderly man is dead following a wreck on Interstate 40. Investigators say an 80-year-old man was driving east bound on the I-40 in Strawberry Plains around 8 o'clock Saturday night. They say he lost control of his car, went off the road and hit a tree.

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Meth lab numbers rise in Tennessee

Posted: 01/11/2009 - CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee authorities reported a rise in methamphetamine seizures across the state in 2008.

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Father saves two from fire

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Terror raced through the heart of a Seymour man as he arrived home to find his garage engulfed in flames and beginning to spread through his home.

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Petland protest in Blount County and nation

Updated: 01/11/2009 - East Tennessee animal lovers are trying to put a leash on a pet store company they claim sells more dogs from puppy mills than anyone. Protesters with the Blount County Humane joined others in a nationwide demonstration against Petland, Inc.

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Mumpower traces political success to grocery job

Posted: 01/10/2009 - If all goes to plan on Tuesday, state Rep. Jason Mumpower will wake up to his usual breakfast of peanut butter on graham crackers, and later he'll be elected the first Republican House speaker in 40 years.

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TVA, coal ash spill debate continues to rage in Washington

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Harriman may be an eight and a half hour drive and world away from Washington D.C., but given the size of last month’s coal ash spill in Roane County, the two towns appear connected at the hip.

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Brockovich, attorneys offer Roane County families legal help

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Hundreds of Roane County homeowners got a crash course in chemistry and the law with the help of a law consultant Hollywood made famous. Erin Brockovich and attorneys met with the families concerned about the now nearly three-week old TVA ash spill Friday night..

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Ky. mulls plan to protect people near sludge ponds

Posted: 01/09/2009 - A major coal ash spill at a Tennessee Valley Authority reservoir has renewed interested in Kentucky for requiring emergency plans for residents who live downstream from similar impoundments.

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Goody's begins to liquidate company's assets

Updated: 01/10/2009 - A sad day for Goody's clothing. They began their liquidation process after the company said they could find no alternatives when their credit dried up.

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450 losing jobs with Knoxville-based company

Posted: 01/09/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- It's a heartbreaking trend nationwide and in East Tennessee. Four hundred and fifty within Knoxville-based ImagePoint, formerly known as Plastiline, will be handed pink slips.

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Govolsxtra.com: Smith (knee) doubtful for Georgia game

Posted: 01/09/2009 - SEC preseason Player of the Year Tyler Smith is doubtful for Tennessee's game at Georgia on Saturday because of a knee injury. You can see the game Saturday at 12:00p on Volunteer-TV.

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