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Knox County libraries to reduce hours

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Check your public library for their hours of business. They're changing. Starting December 8th, all 19 Knox County Public Library facilities will be trimming hours. Despite doing this because of budget cuts and frozen staff positions, library personnel say it's a positive compared to what other libraries across the nation are going through.

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Bredesen: Won't raise gas tax

Posted: 11/18/2008 - Gov. Phil Bredesen says he won't seek to increase the state's gas tax as a way to bolster Tennessee's ability to build and repair roads.

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Cold snap brings on fire season

Posted: 11/18/2008 - With the first prolonged cold snap moving into Tennessee, fire officials caution the house fire season is also beginning.

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Lieberman keeps Senate chairmanship

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A Democratic senator says Democrats are letting Sen. Joe Lieberman keep his prized chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee despite supporting Republican John McCain for president.

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Carjacking suspect caught in California

Posted: 11/18/2008 - A Johnson City man suspected of carjacking an East Tennessee State University student has been caught driving the stolen car, more than 2,500 miles away.

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Report: McCready not proud of ties to Clemens

Posted: 11/18/2008 - In an interview being broadcast by "Inside Edition," country singer Mindy McCready claims she broke off her relationship with Roger Clemens when the former baseball star wouldn't marry her.

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UPDATE: Crews search new area of Guyana for missing East Tennessee man

Posted: 11/18/2008 - Tuesday marks the 30th anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre. For this year’s anniversary, members of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority will continue their search for an East Tennessee man whose plane went missing over Guyanese airspace on November 1st, 2008.

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Thanksgiving plans go up in smoke

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A weekend apartment fire has forced more than a dozen residents from their homes, just about a week and half before Thanksgiving. Fire erupted at the Wade Village Apartments on Saturday afternoon.

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Area United Ways struggling to meet financial goals

Updated: 11/17/2008 - The economy is having a tremendous impact on more than just the business world. Charitable giving is down and that's making it difficult for area United Ways to reach their goal, many of whom were looking to end their campaigns at the weeks end.

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East Tennessee bankruptcy filings increase sharply

Updated: 11/17/2008 - There's another startling symptom of just how much the nation's ailing economy is affecting you and your neighbors. East Tennessee bankruptcy filings are up 29 percent in one year, according to United States Bankruptcy Court statistics.

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