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Dog put down hours before owner retrieval

Updated: 01/25/2009 - An East Tennessee woman says animal control put her dog down, just hours before she came to reclaim the animal. Diana Applegate says the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter never told her the Rottweiler had a date with death.

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Bradley County Sheriff to seek congressional seat

Updated: 01/24/2009 - Bradley County Sheriff Tim Gobble says he will seek the Republican nomination for the 3rd Congressional District seat that Zach Wamp is vacating to run for governor in 2010

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Slumlord or trashy tenant? -- Protecting your rights when renting your home

Posted: 01/23/2009 - A State Representative has been charging 4 U-T students $1600 a month for a North Knoxville home that housing enforcement officers have condemned after finding 47 violations; including sewage draining into the basement. What rights/obligations do landlords and tenants have to each other?

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Sevier United Way doesn't reach goal

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Sevier county's United Way came up more than 50 percent short. And they've warned agencies and fire departments who depend on the donations to be prepared.

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A hidden health risk homeowners may not be aware of

Updated: 01/23/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) ---If you're sealing up your home to conserve energy during these winter months, there's a greater risk for a hidden health threat you may not be aware of. The U.S. Surgeon General says radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the nation. The Tennessee Department of Health says the gas killed more than 20,000 Americans last year.

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Gov. Bredesen: difficult spending cuts ahead

Posted: 01/23/2009 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Phil Bredesen is warning lawmakers to be ready to make some difficult spending cuts this legislative session.

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One month after sludge slide, concerns continue

Posted: 01/22/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Thursday marks one month since the massive sludge slide at Kingston's TVA Plant which left more than a billion gallons of coal fly ash spilled across the landscape and in many's backyards.

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Tazewell mayor commits suicide

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The mayor of Tazewell, Tennessee shot and killed himself Wednesday afternoon at his home in Tazewell, according to Captain David Honeycutt of the Claiborne County Sheriff's Department.

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AMBER Alert Canceled for Tri-Cities toddler

Updated: 01/22/2009 - An AMBER Alert that was issued for Hannah Jo Hicks, 2, is now over, according to the TBI. The child's mother, Valerie Hicks is currently in the custody of the Johnson City Police Department and Hannah has been safely recovered.

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Low airfares from US Airways

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Airline prices in Knoxville are sometimes five times higher than other airports. That's because there are no low fare carriers and no competition to drive the prices down. But US Airways has stepped up and dropped their prices to more than 60 cities hoping more people like you will fly.

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