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TVA coal ash spill 1 year later

Updated: 12/22/2009 - One year ago, on Dec. 22, 2008, some Roane County residents woke to one of largest environmental disasters in our nation's history.

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Law Director's son's life cut short by accident

Updated: 12/22/2009 - A Temple Baptist Academy classmate says Trent Lockett was a model student, a gifted athlete and a great friend. He loved the military and had enlisted in the Air Force. Trent was set to leave for airman training on Monday. While there's a lot that known about Trent's 20-years, no one knows the potential of a life cut short.

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Accidental shooting brings gun safety to light

Updated: 12/22/2009 - The accidental shooting death of Knox County Law Director Bill Lockett's oldest son, William "Trent" Lockett III, is a horrifying reality that hits home for many parents.

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Empty Stocking Fund distribution day

Updated: 12/22/2009 - In its 98th year, the Knoxville News Sentinel's Empty Stocking Fund is warming the hearts of those less fortunate.

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TN Dept. of Health completes ash spill assessment

Posted: 12/22/2009 - The Tennessee Department of Health’s (TDH) Environmental Epidemiology Program, under a cooperative agreement with the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), has completed a draft health assessment for Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Kingston coal ash spill site and is accepting public comments now through February 9, 2010, it was recently announced.

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KPD: 1 suspect in custody, still searching for 2

Posted: 12/22/2009 - Knoxville Police arrested a suspect Tuesday wanted on multiple violation of probation and failure to appear in court charges, according to a KPD news release.

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Cleveland-bound jet diverted to Knoxville

Updated: 12/22/2009 - The Delta Connection Canadair Regional Jet was bound for Cleveland's Hopkins International Airport with 53 people on board (50 passengers, pilot, co-pilot, and flight attendant), when it was diverted to Knoxville.

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No power in Campbell County after weekend storm

Updated: 12/21/2009 - It's a winter wonderland on this first day of winter in some parts of Campbell County. Two days after a storm brought as much as 10 inches of snow to some cities up on Jellico Mountain in Campbell County. The biggest problem isn't the roads it's the power outages. Some customers are still without electricity today.

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Environmental concerns for some residents near ash spill

Posted: 12/21/2009 - A group called the Environmental Integrity Project says TVA dumped about 140,000 pounds of arsenic, a known carcinogen, into the Emory River in 2008, more than twice the amount of arsenic discharged elsewhere in the US by power plants in 2007. Currently, it's not known if there will be short and long term damage to the environment, but there are those who can't be convinced otherwise.

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Tough economic times for some in TVA's shadow

Updated: 12/21/2009 - One year ago, life was changed for many Roane County residents, while some businesses have been hit hard. Especially the tourism industry and those who's business depends on the lakes and rivers near the TVA plant.

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Titans lose 2 starting linebackers to injuries

Updated: 12/21/2009 - Tennessee linebacker Keith Bulluck has a torn left anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the rest of the season while outside linebacker David Thornton will have season-ending shoulder surgery later this week.

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