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Tennessee among unhealthiest states

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Tennessee is ranked among the five unhealthiest states for the fifth consecutive year in an annual report.

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Senator Corker pans money for Chrysler if it's for sale

Posted: 12/04/2008 - A U.S. senator says the government shouldn't lend money to Chrysler LLC because it would just be funding the automaker so it can stay in business until its private owners can sell it.

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McLean decides to stay behind bars, for now

Updated: 12/04/2008 - A Knox County Criminal Court judge ruled Eric McLean can be released from jail for a few days, pending a decision on his sentencing. But McLean said he'd rather stay in jail and wait it out.

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Andrew Mann takes stand in own defense

Updated: 12/04/2008 - Andrew Mann takes the stand to testify at his double murder trial, admitting he pulled the trigger but saying it was all his pregnant girlfriend's idea.

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Ahead of the Bell: Alcoa urged to suspend dividend

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Shares of Alcoa Inc. fell in premarket trading Thursday after an analyst urged the largest U.S. aluminum producer to cut its $560 million annual dividend in the face of "a rapidly deteriorating aluminum price environment."

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Vision for the future of Knox Co. Schools

Updated: 12/04/2008 - Changes to an East Tennessee School System would not only affect students but even the entire community. It's the Knox County Schools Superintendent's vision for the future.

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Hearing set to decide if McLean will be released early

Updated: 12/03/2008 - A hearing is scheduled for Thursday to decide whether the man convicted of killing his wife's teenage student-lover outside of the couple's Coker Avenue home should be release from jail before his entire sentence is served.

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Volunteering helps those in needs buy gifts for Christmas

Updated: 12/03/2008 - Presents may not mean everything, but to be able to give gifts on Christmas means a lot. Unfortunately some folks in our area, aren't able to provide gifts for their families. But thanks to the Volunteer Ministry Center, those people have been able to share the joy of opening presents on Christmas through the Holiday Store.

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UT president outlines initial efforts to reduce cuts to budget

Updated: 12/03/2008 - Actual and proposed cost-cutting measures in the wake of funding reductions for the University of Tennessee were reviewed at the Wednesday meeting of the UT Board of Trustees' Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future Committee.

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East Tennessee Zinc Company halts mining, cites slow zinc market

Posted: 12/03/2008 - The East Tennessee Zinc Company will stop mining zinc at its four East Tennessee mines on February 3, 2009, and the company says it will instead convert the mines' operations to "care and maintenance status," according to a company release.

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Signature Tower won't be 70 stories

Posted: 12/03/2008 - A Nashville developer aiming to construct the tallest building in the city says he is downsizing his reach for the sky.

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Blount woman whose dogs attacked animal control officer gets plea deal

Updated: 12/03/2008 - A Blount County woman charged in February after her two pit bulls attacked an animal control officer entered a plea of no contest Wednesday to charges of misdemeanor reckless endangerment in a deal that would have her charges dismissed in a year if she stays out of trouble with the law.

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Mann admits to killings during police interrogation

Updated: 12/03/2008 - Chilling testimony at Andrew Mann's double murder trial. Jurors hear a tape of the defendant admitting to the shootings and from a witness who was inside the Solway home on the deadly night.

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$100M lawsuit filed in murdered Alabama waitress case

Updated: 12/08/2008 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- The lawyer for the family of murdered Alabama waitress Jenny Lee Hampton, 21, filed a $100 million dollar lawsuit against Days Inn and other parties, Wednesday morning in Knox County Circuit Court.

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EPA backs rule easing mining waste disposal

Posted: 12/03/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected pleas from state governors and environmental groups, signing off on making it easier to dump mountaintop mining waste near rivers and streams.

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