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Alcoa, Saudi Arabia to invest $11B in venture

Posted: 12/21/2009 - Alcoa Inc. and the Saudi Arabian mining company, Ma'aden, will invest $10.8 billion in a joint venture to develop an aluminum industrial complex in Saudi Arabia.

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Watch restrictions: rebates, gift cards, etc.

Posted: 12/21/2009 - State officials are encouraging consumers to watch out for restrictions and expiration dates on rebates, gift cards and gift certificates. Attorney General Bob Cooper said a little research can go a long way toward collecting what buyers are due.

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THP schedules 100 checkpoints for rest of year

Posted: 12/21/2009 - The Tennessee Highway Patrol will set up more than 100 checkpoints across the state during the rest of the year to arrest impaired drivers and other violators.

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Health Care bill clears key Senate test

Posted: 12/21/2009 - Landmark health care legislation backed by President Barack Obama has passed its sternest Senate test, overcoming Republican delaying tactics on a 60-40 vote that all but assures its passage by Christmas.

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Family businesses compete for holiday shoppers

Posted: 12/20/2009 - Big-box stores and malls have slashed prices, extended hours, and fought for your dollars this holiday season. But this time of year is traditionally means make or break sales for East Tennessee's family-owned, local business

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Fire displaces 12 Morristown families

Posted: 12/20/2009 - Volunteers are offering more than two dozen of our displaced neighbors a place to sleep Sunday night after a fire ripped through an apartment complex in Morristown Sunday morning.

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Homeowner shoots man trying to break in

Posted: 12/20/2009 - A man was shot at 419 Old Valley Road in Roane County Sunday night and dispatchers say it appears the homeowner was defending himself against an intruder.

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Actress Brittany Murphy dead at 32

Posted: 12/20/2009 - A Los Angeles County coroner's official says it appears actress Brittany Murphy died of natural causes.

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Toys for Tots distribution day

Posted: 12/19/2009 - It was a day full of charitable giving and holiday spirit throughout Knoxville. In North Knoxville, over a thousand families made their way to the Toys for Tots warehouse off of Clinton Highway to pick up gift donations from community members. Volunteer TV's Rebecca Solomon stopped over at the warehouse and quickly learned that your donations make the Toys for Tots program much more than a win win situation.

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Shelters open for those without power

Posted: 12/19/2009 - Utility company employees in Hawkins County believe it could be two or three days before power is restored to some hard-hit areas.

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Campbell County covered by snow

Updated: 12/19/2009 - The streets were pretty quiet in Jellico as some Campbell County residents dug out from several inches. "Electric has been out in part of the town," said Shawn Farris. "A lot of the town is still without power."

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Snowfall: zero to double-digits in East Tenn.

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Posted: 12/19/2009 - The snowfall totals around East Tennessee vary widely, with some areas seeing no snow accumulation, and other areas still have almost a foot of snow on the ground.

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Attorneys analyzing evidence in newborn kidnapping

Posted: 12/18/2009 - Attorneys preparing for a scheduled trial next month of an Alabama woman charged with kidnapping a Nashville infant say the investigation is ongoing and they are still analyzing evidence.

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TDOT, drivers brace for winter weather

Updated: 12/18/2009 - The rain has forced road crews to adjust their strategy to make sure you stay safe on the roads in case of freezing on the roadways this weekend.

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1 dead, 1 wounded in separate overnight shootings

Updated: 12/18/2009 - A pair of shootings Thursday night leaves one dead, another with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. And police say suspects in both incidents are still on the loose. One family was sitting quietly in their apartment until things turned deadly.

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Baby car seat carriers recalled

Updated: 12/18/2009 - About 447,000 Dorel baby car seat carriers are being recalled after dozens of reports of the child restraint handle coming loose.

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Helping United Way reach its goal

Updated: 12/18/2009 - $11.8- that's the amount of money United Way was hoping to raise this year. So did you help them reach their goal? Volunteer TV's Rebecca Solomon went to the United Way end of the year wrap and found out that it's your donations and support that help United Way help those in need throughout East Tennessee.

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Felon gets 2 1/2 years in McNair gun case

Posted: 12/18/2009 - A convicted murderer who pleaded guilty to selling the gun used to kill ex-NFL quarterback Steve McNair has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.

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