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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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Donor flap with UT president's wife

Posted: 11/25/2008 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The head of a University of Tennessee donors group has quit over a flap with the wife of university President John Petersen.

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Where Are They Now, part one: Edye Ellis

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Have you ever thought about some of those local TV people you've watched over the years and wondered where and what they're doing now?

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Bush plans to dine with soldiers at Fort Campbell

Updated: 11/25/2008 - FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- A White House spokesman says President George W. Bush plans to eat lunch with Fort Campbell soldiers when he visits the post on Tuesday.

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Police cracking down on shoplifting

Updated: 11/25/2008 - It's a crime that happens throughout the year, but shoplifting increases more during the holiday season.

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Gas prices help refuel Knoxville SUV sales

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Knoxville car dealers say cheaper gas prices have refuelled SUV and truck sales. Dealers say record high summer gas prices hit the brakes on sales by upwards of 30%. But now that gas has fallen below $2.00 a gallon, dealers say drivers are buying bigger cars with bigger tanks again.

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Surviving Chri$tma$: Give of your heart, time

Posted: 11/24/2008 - The tighter economy likely is telling your gut not to max out your credit card and blow your wallet on Christmas presents. But how do you foresake temptation and guilt and spread joy, if you can't afford all the toys?

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Local charities need your help

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Each year, charity organizations across East Tennessee gear up to give those who are less fortunate a wonderful holiday. And many couldn't do it without your help. Local charities like Knox Area Rescue Ministries are in need of things you can donate to help everyone enjoy Thanksgiving.

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