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High flying local celebrates 100Th Birthday

Updated: 11/07/2009 - She has dedicated her life in East Tennessee to what started as a hobby more than 50 years ago, but that soon turned into a passion for flying. And, Wednesday, the woman known by many as "Mama Bird" celebrated a very special milestone

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Senate votes to extend homebuyer credit, jobless benefits

Updated: 11/04/2009 - The Senate has voted to give the jobless up to 20 weeks of additional unemployment benefits and significantly expand a tax credit program aimed at getting buyers back into the dormant housing market.

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Knoxville Codes Enforcement aims to clean-up City

Updated: 11/04/2009 - The program hopes to identify code violations and address blight and neglected properties. Perhaps in your neighborhood. With older communities getting first priority. And these inspectors are doing a lot more than talking trash. They'll fine you if you don't remove it.

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Direction after election? Maintain services, grow revenue

Updated: 11/04/2009 - Knoxville's election means five of City Council's nine members will be new. They're a month and a half from taking office, but once they do-they're facing a crash course in stretching your tax dollars.

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H1N1 vaccine comes to area schools

Updated: 11/04/2009 - Health department officials are now taking the campaign to keep your children safe from the H1N1 virus to the schools. Wednesday, they took H1N1 shots and mist to Roane County schools and the mist to Knox County schools.

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1 dead in W. Knox rollover crash

Updated: 11/04/2009 - One person is dead in a rollover crash on Bob Gray Rd. at Highvue Dr. near the Pellissippi Parkway overpass in west Knox County.

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Gov. offers $10K reward in E. Knox murder case

Posted: 11/04/2009 - An additional $10,000 is being added to the reward money being offered to you for information leading to the arrest and conviction of 64-year-old Jim Mullins' murderer.

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278th prepares for 2010 Iraq deployment

Updated: 11/05/2009 - Knoxville's 278th Armored Cavalry regiment will deploy to Camp Shelby, Miss., in early December, then they will be sent to Iraq for a one-year deployment, according to Randy Harris with the Tennessee Army National Guard.

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1 dead in E. Tenn. after boat sinks

Updated: 11/04/2009 - A man is dead after a boat sank on Cherokee Lake near the Hamblen-Grainger county line Wednesday morning, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Volunteer TV News has a crew en route to the scene. Stay connected to VolunteerTV.com and Volunteer TV News at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. for more on this developing news story.

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Tennessee gets $12 million for career retraining

Updated: 11/04/2009 - The state of Tennessee has received an additional $12 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to enhance the state's Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program.

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Voter turnout low for Knoxville election

Updated: 11/04/2009 - You probably didn't have to wait long, if you voted in the City of Knoxville Regular Election Tuesday. Less than 10 percent of Knoxville city voters headed to polls to fill five city council seats.

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UPDATE: Five elected to Knoxville City Council

Updated: 11/04/2009 - Nearly 8,000 Knoxville voters cast ballots on Tuesday for candidates in five separate city council races, electing Nick Pavlis, Duane Grieve, Brenda Palmer, Nick Della Volpe, and Daniel Brown to the Knoxville City Council.

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Family visits pond where ND college students found

Updated: 11/04/2009 - Family members and teammates of three North Dakota college softball players have thrown roses and softballs into a pond where the students were found dead inside their Jeep.

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Bredesen: Keeping GM in Tenn. was 'hopeless quest'

Posted: 11/03/2009 - Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen says the state is preparing for an increase in unemployment claims once the General Motors Corp. assembly plant in Spring Hill closes its doors later this month.

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NCDOT begins blasting at I-40 rock slide

Posted: 11/03/2009 - North Carolina Department of Transportation crews began blasting Tuesday in the area of the massive I-40 rock slide that is expected to close the interstate between Knoxville and Asheville for months.

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Are some tenants being evicted unlawfully?

Updated: 11/03/2009 - In a struggling economy, often you have to choose which bill you'll pay first. And for some, rent falls through the cracks. But imagine not paying, then coming home and finding everything you own on the curb. It happened to one Knoxville woman...And it could happen to you.

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