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Gas prices fuel Thanksgiving travel plans

Updated: 11/26/2008 - As you pack your bags for Thanksgiving travel plans, Knoxville Police say don't forget to bring plenty of patience. According to AAA, you'll share the road with 41 million Americans nationwide, including 700,000 on Tennessee roads.

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Coach Bruce Pearl's ex-wife opens up salon

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Kim Shrigley has given her new salon an unusual name. That's because Alimony’s, which opened on Tuesday, is the former wife of University of Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl’s salute to the divorced.

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Former first lady Bush undergoes surgery in Houston

Updated: 11/26/2008 - 1:08 p.m: -- Former first lady Barbara Bush was "resting comfortably" Wednesday morning in a Houston hospital following laparoscopic surgery for a perforated ulcer, a family spokesman said. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for up-to-date information about the former First Lady's condition.

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Crime rate rising? Depends on how you figure the stats

Posted: 11/25/2008 - The Congressional Quarterly's interpretation of FBI crime statistics ranks Knoxville as the 52nd Most Dangerous City, of the 350 cities and metro areas studied, nationwide. Police Chief Sterling Owen IV disputes that Knoxville could be more dangerous than Nashville, or Louisville, KY -- and suggests that Tennessee's method for reporting criminal acts may skew the numbers.

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Getting ready for Thanksgiving holiday air travel

Updated: 11/25/2008 - The holiday travel period begins tomorrow, but if you're flying, you're probably packing right now. And if you don't fly alot, you need to be aware of some major changes that could add money to your ticket prices this year. It's the luggage that could get you!

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Where to eat out on Thanksgiving

Updated: 11/25/2008 - For some of us, cooking and cleaning on Thanksgiving are not exactly what we have in mind for "holiday fun." Luckily, some area restaurants are open on Thursday to give people all the fixings without all the hassle.

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Governor Phil Bredesen asks colleges to make cuts and submit budget plans next month

Updated: 11/25/2008 - The college where you or your children go to school may not be spared, as the governor calls for huge cuts to deal with a state budget shortfall that some say could reach a billion dollars next year. At public budget hearings today, Governor Phil Bredesen told higher education leaders to submit budget plans to him by next month.

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Train vs. truck near UT campus

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Knoxville Police say charges will likely be filed against the driver of a flatbed truck involved in a crash with a train Tuesday afternoon.

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National Neuro to close Knoxville rehab clinic

Updated: 11/25/2008 - National Neuro will close it's Knoxville, TN, and Greenville, SC rehabilitation centers on Friday, according to company president Alan Campbell. A facility in Mesa, Arizona, will close at a later date.

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School closings/delays

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Grainger County schools will be delayed one hour this morning due to black ice. Scott County will be closed today due to weather.

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