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Local healthcare reform debate

Updated: 06/15/2009 - In less than two months, Congress has been asked to have a new National healthcare program ready to present to the President. But some local medical professionals worry what the future could hold, with this quick decision.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day forces Sevierville discussion

Updated: 06/15/2009 - Of all the types of domestive violence, elder abuse is the least reported, and that's because many elderly people are afraid to seek help, especially when a family member abused them. The Sevierville Police Department hopes that a little education and awareness goes a long way in helping curb crimes against the eldery.

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Tennessee guardsman will compete in national competition

Posted: 06/15/2009 - Sgt. Mike Headrick, a Tennessee National Guard soldier from Dunlap, in East Tennessee, will be among seven National Guardsmen from across the entire United States competing next month for the prestigious title of Non-commissioned Officer of the Year.

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VA inspections show training flaws

Posted: 06/15/2009 - The Associated Press has learned that fewer than half of Veterans Affairs clinics given a surprise inspection last month followed proper standards for colonoscopies and other minimally invasive procedures -- even after the agency learned that mistakes may have exposed thousands of veterans to HIV and other diseases.

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NC woman attacked by black bear

Posted: 06/15/2009 - A western North Carolina woman has been treated and released after being attacked in her driveway by a black bear.

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Dolly Parton surprises scouts

Posted: 06/14/2009 - Dolly Parton surprises TN Girl Scouts at the Pines Theater with a patch made in her honor.

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VA to explain hospital mistakes before committee

Updated: 06/14/2009 - The VA hospital in Murfreesboro is among the hospitals set to go before a congressional panel Monday to explain equipment mistakes that raised health concerns.

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KPD arrests, charges 8 in prostitution sting

Updated: 06/14/2009 - Seven women and one man face a total of 15 charges in connection with a prostitution sting conducted by Knoxville Police over the weekend.

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Cades Cove concert marks Smokies diamond anniversary

Updated: 06/14/2009 - The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a lot in common with diamonds. Both are beautiful, neither fits a standard shape and like the gems, the Smokies certainly took a long time to form.

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With SmartFix40 over, TDOT moves onto "Parkway"

Updated: 06/14/2009 - Just one day after finishing the four year long SmartFix40 Project, the Tennessee Department of Transportation is already moving on to its next big project in East Tennessee.

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R/C planes take to the air over East Tennessee

Posted: 06/14/2009 - Dozens of radio controlled model stunt planes spent Friday and Saturday in East Tennessee for the annual Knox County Radio Control Society Senior Pattern Association contest.

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