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Knoxville gearing up for "First Night Knoxville" downtown

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Organizers say it's the largest New Year's Eve party in Knoxville, with more than 20,000 expected to participate in "First Night Knoxville", to ring in the new year. It's set to happen in Market Square downtown Wednesday night.

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SLUDGE SPILL: What questions do you have for Gov. Bredesen?

Updated: 12/31/2008 - Gov. Phil Bredesen plans to tour the area around the Roane County fly ash sludge spill Wednesday. If you could, what question would like to ask Gov. Bredesen?

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Environmental group plans to sue TVA

Posted: 12/30/2008 - An environmental group is planning to file a lawsuit against the Tennessee Valley Authority in connection with the fly ash spill in Roane County.

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Vols' Chism suffered elbow, spine contusions, full recovery expected

Updated: 12/30/2008 - UT basketball player Wayne Chism is out of the hospital following a fall during Monday night's game against Louisiana-Lafayette. In a release just issued around noon Tuesday, UT says Chism suffered elbow and spine contusions. A full recovery is expected, and his status will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

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Knox man arrested after allegedly hitting woman

Posted: 12/30/2008 - A Knoxville man whose windshield was iced over hit a pedestrian on North Monticello Road Tuesday morning, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

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Year end deals at local car dealerships

Updated: 12/30/2008 - You heard a lot about the auto industry in 2008. Like in the past, dealerships are trying to get rid of their ‘08 models. That means good deals for anyone looking to buy a new car.

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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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