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Sales tax revenue down millions for Knoxville

Updated: 02/16/2009 - Meeting a budget is tough for many with today's economy, but the expenses you're cutting back on, are affecting the City of Knoxville. They're half way through this fiscal year, and officials are looking to cut costs while less revenue is coming in.

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Two Kentucky elementary school students charged

Updated: 07/20/2009 - Police say two boys are facing charges after a "homemade destructive device" was detonated in a boys' bathroom at an elementary school in eastern Kentucky.

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Afghan surge begins

Updated: 02/16/2009 - Some 3,000 American soldiers who recently arrived in Afghanistan are reportedly in the field and already seeing action.

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Budget cuts affecting Morgan Co. prison plans

Posted: 02/16/2009 - The new 2,400-unit, $155 million Morgan County Correctional Complex will open this summer as the aging Brushy Mountain State Prison is closed. But prisons officials say the sluggish economy is affecting plans for the new correctional facility.

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Lawmakers agree K-12 education should be priority

Updated: 07/20/2009 - Lawmakers from both parties agree that K-12 education in Tennessee should be a priority, but they disagree over legislation that would fund it out of an education budget separate from the rest of the state's spending plan.

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More people trading gold for cash

Updated: 02/16/2009 - Rising gold prices and a slow economy has Knoxville residents cleaning out old jewelry boxes for cash. Gold buying team hosted a trade-gold-for-cash show. Dozens showed up for on the spot estimates and walked out with cash in hand.

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Burger King on Merchants Road robbed

Updated: 02/15/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Knoxville Police have confirmed the Burger King on Merchants Road was robbed around 10 o'clock Sunday night.

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Officers identify man in accidental shooting

Posted: 02/15/2009 - WARTBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Morgan County Investigators believe they know what caused the shooting accident that killed an elderly man in Morgan County.

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Fire destroys Harriman business

Updated: 02/16/2009 - Flames have destroyed a Roane County tire shop. The fire erupted at Hensley Tire and Service Company in Harriman early Sunday morning. Firefighters say they quickly had to change their attack to protect their own lives.

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