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Mother Nature racks up big bill

Posted: 04/26/2009 - Local government and public utilities are facing a combined $8.1 million in emergency expenditures from the April 10 tornadoes at a time when revenues are down and home and business owners are also facing hefty cleanup bills.

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WHO raises pandemic flu alert level to phase 4

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Mexico says the World Health Organization has raised its pandemic alert for swine flu by one level, two steps short of declaring a full-blown pandemic.

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Swine flu fears prompt quarantine plans, pork bans

Updated: 04/26/2009 - Countries planned quarantines, tightened rules on pork imports and tested airline passengers for fevers as global health officials tried Sunday to come up with uniform ways to battle a deadly strain of swine flu. Nations from New Zealand to France reported new suspected cases.

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WHO tries to come up with swine flu plan

Posted: 04/26/2009 - The World Health Organization tried to determine Sunday how to battle a deadly new strain of swine flu, holding teleconferences with staff and flu experts around the world as countries from New Zealand to France reported suspected cases.

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Swine Flu outbreak scares travelers; tips for prevention

Updated: 04/26/2009 - A deadly outbreak of a new Swine Flu strain has crossed the border into the United States. The never-before-seen strain of the virus has killed dozens of people in Mexico, and sickened others in the U.S.

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Broncos draft Robert Ayers

Posted: 04/26/2009 - Tennessee defensive end goes to Denver with the 18th pick in the NFL Draft

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1,200 Tenn. handgun permits canceled since 2005

Posted: 04/25/2009 - Hundreds of Tennesseans that have had their state-issued handgun carry permits revoked or suspended over the last four years may lose the right to find out why.

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13 injured in Tenn. fish fry accident

Posted: 04/24/2009 - Authorities say a man on a four-wheeler lost control after having a seizure and plowed into a crowd along a Tennessee parade route, injuring 13 people -- including an 18-month-old.

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Local GM dealers say plant shutdowns aren't so bad

Updated: 04/24/2009 - General Motors announced it's closing 13 plants nationwide this summer. Local dealerships say that's good news. They hope it will thin out their inventory just in time for fall.

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