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Dow closes above 10,000 points

Updated: 10/14/2009 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 10,000 points Wednesday. The Dow hit the 10,000 mark earlier in the day for the first time in a year, but it quickly dropped back to just under the 10,000 point mark.

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Knox health dept. extends H1N1 vaccine clinic hours

Posted: 10/14/2009 - Three of Knox County Health Department’s (KCHD) clinics will be offering extended clinic hours Thursday, Oct. 15, to accommodate those wanting H1N1 intranasal mist vaccination.

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Public hearings in Tenn. to change surface mining permits

Updated: 10/14/2009 - Hearings took place this evening around the region, on an aspect of coal mining that affects your water. It's a permit the Army Corps of Engineers wants to change for companies in Appalachia. The Corps called 6 public hearings in Appalachian states, the topic Nationwide Permit 21.

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Double transplant patient being kicked off TennCare

Updated: 10/13/2009 - There are currently thousands of Tennesseans who've been removed from TennCare, and some in our area are strugging without it. In West Knoxville, 21-year old Maranda Taylor got a new liver and kidney, paid for by TennCare. But now TennCare is dropping her...And she doesn't know where to turn.

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Swine flu vaccine now available to the public

Updated: 10/13/2009 - The Knox County Health Department is tallying how many people lined up to get the H1N1 nasal vaccine on Tuesday. It looks like more than 300 came out.

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Knoxville hearing Tuesday for mountaintop mining

Posted: 10/13/2009 - Tuesday, East Tennesseans will have the chance to share your thoughts on mountaintop mining removal, because of the potential impact the mining process could affect the water you drink.

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Hutchison names treasurer for Knox Mayor's race

Updated: 10/13/2009 - Former Knox County Sheriff Tim Hutchison filed paperwork Tuesday naming a treasurer for his bid for the Republican nomination for Knox County mayor. It's the first formal step of his long-anticipated run for Knox County mayor.

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Burchett raises $100K in mayor's race

Updated: 10/13/2009 - State Senator Tim Burchett (R-Knox) announced Tuesday that his campaign had raised more than $100,000 for his bid for the Republican Party nomination for Knox County mayor.

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Sevier Co. man charged with Knox woman's killing

Updated: 10/13/2009 - A Sevier County man is charged with homicide in the death of a Knoxville woman found in a remote area in Friendsville, according to a Blount County Sheriff's Office news release.

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Senate committee approves health overhaul bill

Updated: 10/13/2009 - A pivotal Senate committee has approved a sweeping remake of the country's health care system, delivering a long-sought boost to President Barack Obama's goal of expanding coverage.

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KFD investigating overnight house fire

Posted: 10/13/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Knoxville firefighters are working to determine the cause of an overnight house fire in North Knoxville.

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Nasal H1N1 mist available free starting Tuesday

Updated: 10/13/2009 - The H1N1 vaccine will be available in Knox county, first thing Tuesday morning. It's not the shot, but the nasal mist version that the Knox County Health Department will be giving out. The list of who the nasal mist vaccine is recommended for is actually different, than the H1N1 shot.

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Cumberland County woman shot to death

Posted: 10/12/2009 - Monday, around 11 a.m., Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators were dispatched to a residence off of Hwy 70E in reference to a female being shot and killed.

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Woman's body identified, suspect to be charged

Posted: 10/12/2009 - Investigators are confirming for the first time that the body discovered in Blount County Saturday is the woman who went missing from Knox County on Friday.

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UT trustees approve buying land for solar plant

Posted: 10/12/2009 - Trustees at the University of Tennessee have approved the acquisition of 200 acres in West Tennessee to house a solar power generation plant and educational center.

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