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Tenn. opens high risk pool to children

Posted: 12/04/2009 - Children with chronic and acute medical conditions are now eligible to enroll in Tennessee's high risk pool for people classified as "uninsurable" by commercial insurance providers.

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George Thomas double murder trial, day 4

Updated: 12/05/2009 - Prosecutors have nearly finished presenting their case against accused killer George Thomas. He's the third defendant to stand trial for the the carjacking, kidnapping rape and murder of Channon Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23.

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Townsend cell tower still up in the air

Updated: 12/04/2009 - After two and half hours of debate, the Blount County Zoning Board of Appeals voted to examine other opportunities and reconsider the proposed cell tower next month.

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Christmas: 'tis the season for crimes of opportunity

Updated: 12/04/2009 - Knoxville police says two types of crime are up, this year --compared to last: Simple Assaults, up five percent to almost 2700; and shoplifting, up about seven percent. They don't know how much the weak economy is to blame, but they are sure that the Christmas shopping season raises the risk for 'crimes of opportunity.'

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Community support for 278th unlike Vietnam

Updated: 12/03/2009 - When the 278th returns from Iraq one-year from February, it will be to a hero's welcome. But that wasn't the case for many after their tours of duty in Vietnam.

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Man rescued by Smokies rangers 35 years ago says thanks

Updated: 12/03/2009 - It was Tuesday December 3rd, 1974. Eric Johnson and a friend were running low on supplies, and trapped high in the Smokies. He's here today because of the hard work and dedication of Smoky Mountain rangers that day.

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Local expert: sexual assaults frequent on college campuses

Updated: 12/03/2009 - They are difficult situations to talk about - sexual assault and rape. But 30 percent of today's teens have reported being sexually, emotionally or physically abused by their partners. Local experts say talking is exactly what has to happen to stop these crimes from continuing to escalate.

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Tenn. general earns Distinguished Service Medal

Posted: 12/03/2009 - The outgoing commander of the Tennessee National Guard, Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett Jr., has received an Army Distinguished Service Medal, the nation's highest peacetime award.

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Bernanke hears criticism over bailouts

Posted: 12/03/2009 - Although there's little doubt that he'll be confirmed for a second term as Fed chief, Ben Bernanke has been hearing some anger today from senators about the government's bailout of Wall Street.

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Spokesman: Senator's daughter OK after carjacking

Updated: 12/03/2009 - The 22-year-old daughter of U.S Sen. Bob Corker was carjacked as she was driving in Washington D.C., but she was not seriously injured and police have taken two suspects into custody.

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George Thomas double murder trial, day 3

Updated: 12/04/2009 - Jurors were forced to leave the courtroom Thursday, following a heated exchange during testimony in George Thomas' double murder trial.

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Charge your donations to The Salvation Army bell ringers

Updated: 12/03/2009 - Technology and donating to one charity will go hand-in-hand starting Wednesday. Some of those bell ringers will start asking you, debit or credit? The Salvation Army is adding credit card kettles in Knoxville.

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