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Expert: TVA could move quicker to cap pollution

Posted: 07/15/2008 - An expert in air pollution control technology says the Tennessee Valley Authority could move far more quickly to reduce emissions from its coal-fired power plants.

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Knowing what to look for can prevent problems when picking new pet

Updated: 07/15/2008 - A Greeneville woman is in big trouble after a jury convicted her of seven charges involving selling sick dogs to buyers. The most serious charges Gina Price faced are two counts of wire and mail fraud from the puppy-selling business.

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Local bankers explain F.D.I.C. amid California bank's troubles

Updated: 07/15/2008 - A California bank is now under the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation after the bank was seized by federal regulators last week when it's stock price fell 90 percent. The F.D.I.C. insures up to $100,000, so how safe is your money if you have more than that?

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Jury seated in East Tennessee deputy murder trial

Updated: 07/15/2008 - Jury selection is finally over in the trial of Leon Houston, one of two Roane County brothers accused in the shooting deaths of a deputy and a former police officer.

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Kathy Mattea to ride Santa Train

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Country singer Kathy Mattea says riding the Santa Train will be the highlight of her Christmas this year.

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FedEx seeks incentives for Greensboro center

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Guilford County commissioners plan a public hearing this week on whether to provide nearly $1 million in incentives for FedEx Ground's proposed shipping center.

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Whirlpool asks $3M to move to Tennessee

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Whirlpool Corp. wants state and local governments to help pick up the $3 million bill to move equipment from a Mississippi plant it will close to an expanded operation in Tennessee.

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Goats returning to graze slopes in East Tennessee

Posted: 07/15/2008 - A herd of goats has done such a bang up job cleaning up the kudzu and other invasive plants on Chattanooga's Missionary Ridge that the city wants to turn the critters loose on other tough-to-mow patches.

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East Tennessee soldier dies in Afghanistan

Updated: 07/16/2008 - An East Tennessee soldier has been killed while serving in Afghanistan, but loved ones say he was doing more than just serving his country. He was spreading the word of God.

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Appeals court orders fact-finding in House case

Posted: 07/15/2008 - A three-judge federal appeals court panel said it can't determine if the Tennessee should be barred from retrying a former death row inmate and is sending the case back to district court for "further fact-finding."

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Corker, Alexander, Wamp react to Volkswagen's planned plant in Chattanooga

Posted: 07/15/2008 - U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and U.S. Representative Zach Wamp (R-TN) offered federal reaction to today’s announcement from Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. that it will build a U.S. automotive production facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., where it will produce a car designed specifically for the North American consumer and invest $1 billion in the economy. Corker, Alexander, and Wamp will join Volkswagen and other Tennessee government leaders for the announcement at 11:30 a.m. EDT at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga.

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Traffic alert: Eastbound lanes of Rutledge Pike OPEN

Updated: 07/15/2008 - KNOX CO. (WVLT) Eastbound lanes of Rutledge Pike are now OPEN. A crash involving a pick-up truck and a tanker truck early Tuesday morning is still under investigation. The crash temporarily shut down the east bound lanes of Rutledge Pike. We will have new details from the scene as they develop here on volunteertv.com and an update on Volunteer TV News at Noon.

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ORNL, TEMA prepare to ship radioactive waste

Updated: 07/15/2008 - In December the Oak Ridge National Laboratory will begin shipping radioactive waste to Carlsbad, New Mexico where it will be buried approximately 2,000 feet underground.

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More drivers play Russian Roulette with fuel gauge

Updated: 07/15/2008 - A gallon of regular unleaded gasoline now costs nearly $4, which is one of the reasons that AAA and TDOT have had to fuel more cars this year than in the past.

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