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'Substantial' drug bust in Oak Ridge

Updated: 11/06/2009 - Officers have busted more than two-dozen people in an Oak Ridge drug round-up Friday night, according to police. But officers are still on the hunt for nearly two-dozen more.

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Nat'l magazine takes issue area surrounding Smokies

Updated: 11/06/2009 - When you think of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you might imagine it as as an outdoorsman's paradise with breathtaking views, and probably not as "a national treasure surrounded by a bathtub ring of ugly, unplanned development," as National Geographic Traveler magazine describes the Smokies.

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Shoppers save with early sales

Updated: 11/06/2009 - If you're doing your Christmas shopping early you may see your best bargains yet with some door busting sales around town this weekend. Stores are slashing prices and extending hours to accommodate your needs and their own.

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Do area Vets worry about racial profiling in the military?

Updated: 11/06/2009 - The attack at Fort Hood is a gut check for the American people, but especially those who serve or have served our country. The big question...Will it force troops to look over their shoulder at the men and women fighting behind them, rather then focus on the enemy?

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Neighbors, charities in great need

Updated: 11/06/2009 - In the 865 area code 55,000 of you are out of work. And while you're probably focused on putting food on your own dinner table and buying holiday gifts for your own family, you have a lot of neighbors who are also in need.

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A.L. Lotts teacher named East Tennessee Teacher of the Year

Posted: 11/06/2009 - A.L. Lotts fourth-grade teacher Resa Byrd has been named the 2010 East Tennessee Teacher of the Year during the annual Teacher of the Year banquet held in Nashville. She is a 17-year veteran in the teaching profession.

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28 dogs seized, only a fraction at 'puppy mill'

Updated: 11/06/2009 - The sad faces of sick dogs hardly tell where they've come from. More than two dozen dogs are under veterinary care at the Roane County Animal Shelter after being seized from alleged puppy mill in Midtown.

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1 dead, 5 hurt in Orlando shooting; gunman caught

Updated: 11/06/2009 - Police in Orlando say a gunman has been apprehended after killing one person and injuring five others at a downtown office building where he was let go two years ago.

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Heavy explosives used to clean up I-40 rock slide

Updated: 11/05/2009 - If you travel I-40 to Asheville, we don't have to tell you what a pain it is, complete with a major detour. That rock slide is keeping the interstate closed as workers this week use heavy explosives to assist in the clean-up effort. And these folks who are in charge of scaling rock and setting the explosives have a very dangerous job.

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Health care workers take steps to stay safe from H1N1

Updated: 11/05/2009 - As many of you continue to try and keep your families safe from the H1N1 virus, health care workers continue to try and stay healthy as well. Thousands of health care workers have already been vaccinated, but several more continue to wait for more shipments of the vaccine. In the meantime, what steps are they taking, so they can care for you and your family?

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Downtown library might be chilly, heating system down

Posted: 11/05/2009 - Patrons and staff at Lawson McGhee Library may have to bundle up for a few days. The boiler at the central library is leaking water and is scheduled for repair beginning Sunday, November 8, 2009.

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Ethics panel clears NC Rep. Shuler in TVA probe

Posted: 11/05/2009 - Congressional ethics investigators say North Carolina Rep. Heath Shuler did not act inappropriately when a residential development that he was involved in sought lake-access rights from the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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Obama to sign bill extending homebuyers credit

Posted: 11/05/2009 - The White House says President Barack Obama on Friday morning will sign a bill that expands a popular homebuyers tax credit and extends unemployment benefits.

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