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Volunteering for medical research

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Before a new drug can make it on the market, its affects have to be tested on people, and, a group is performing some of those studies right here in town.

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Man guilty of 2009 Lonsdale murder

Updated: 06/24/2009 - A Knox County jury convicted William "Boo Boo" Blake, 37, Thursday on second degree murder charges stemming from a January 2007 shooting in the Lonsdale community.

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TVA to hold briefing on cause of Roane County ash spill

Posted: 06/24/2009 - Officials at TVA say they plan to hold a briefing Thursday morning on the results of a Root Cause Analysis conducted by a third party engineering firm, TVA announced in a release Wednesday.

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SC Gov. Mark Sanford says he's had an affair

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Posted: 06/24/2009 - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says he's been having an affair with a woman from Argentina and will resign as head of the Republican Governors' Association.

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Probation for getaway driver in W. Knoxville murder

Posted: 06/24/2009 - The teenager charged as an accessory after the fact to a West Knoxville murder pleaded guilty Wednesday in Knox County Juvenile Court, and was sentenced to a minimum of six months probation.

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Tennessee supercomputers rank among world's fastest

Posted: 06/24/2009 - The latest rankings of the fastest supercomputers in the world list the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jaguar at No. 2 and the University of Tennessee's Kraken at No. 6.

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Tenn. plant to convert more uranium to fuel

Posted: 06/24/2009 - A $209 million contract has been awarded to convert 12 metric tons of bomb-grade uranium from the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Tennessee into commercial reactor fuel.

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New report accounts noose at Tenn. power plant

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Investigators are still looking for leads in the discovery last year of a hangman's noose at a Tennessee power plant where a massive coal ash spill occurred in December.

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TVA prepares to move spilled fly ash from Roane County

Updated: 06/24/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority's waiting for approval from the Environmental Protection Agency to move millions of tons of spilled fly ash from Roane County. The utility plans to move three million tons of spilled sludge from the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant to a certified land fill in Alabama.

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2 armed robberies at 'family' establishments have some concerned for safety

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Any time you're caught up in a robbery, it can be a scary situation. It's the same whether you're in a convenience store or a restaurant. But what makes these two stick-ups perhaps more of a concern.These two businesses are places you probably wouldn't think twice about being at with your kids.

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Tenn. high ranking in teen driving deaths

Updated: 06/23/2009 - It's killing thousands of teens every year and injuring hundreds of thousands more. We're talking about car accidents, and a recent study ranks Tennessee number 6.

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Nissan could add more than 1,000 jobs in Tennessee

Posted: 06/23/2009 - A $1.6 billion federal loan for Nissan North America Inc. to build a zero-emissions electric car and battery packs to power them could eventually create more than 1,000 new jobs at the automaker's assembly complex in Tennessee.

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Popular television personality Ed McMahon dies

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Television personality Ed McMahon, famous for his 30-year stint as Johnny Carson's sidekick on the Tonight Show, died Tuesday, his publicist confirmed to Entertainment Tonight. McMahon was 86 years old.

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