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Family pitches tent to be first in line on 'Black Friday'

Updated: 11/26/2009 - How far would you go to make sure you're first in line when the store doors open on 'Black Friday?' We've tracked down one family that's decided electronics and games are more important than turkey and stuffing. And for the better part of 48-hours, a tent will be home. And with temperatures dropping, being cold is giving way to saving cash.

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Bredesen unsure in selecting among severe cuts

Posted: 11/25/2009 - Now that Gov. Phil Bredesen has heard a series of proposals for severe budget cuts at state agencies, he's preparing for what he calls the "painful" task of crafting a spending plan.

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Shoe store employee talks about confronting alleged left shoe robber

Posted: 11/25/2009 - Talk about a man with two left feet. Knoxville police say a man stole shoes from an East Knoxville store Tuesday. But he only got the ones that fit on the left foot. KPD says when 46-year-old Vincent E. Salters came back to the store, perhaps to get the right shoes, they found him in the wrong. Only Volunteer TV talked with the store employee who confronted him.

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Stores open for special Thanksgiving Day sales

Posted: 11/25/2009 - Some East Tennessee retailers hope you put down the turkey to gobble up sales on Thanksgiving Day. More stores plan to open their doors for special sales Thursday.

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Knox unemployment lower than all major metros in Tenn.

Posted: 11/25/2009 - Knox County's October unemployment rate was the lowest out all of Tennessee's major metropolitan counties, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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H1N1 vaccine available to everyone Monday

Updated: 11/25/2009 - You may be wondering when you can get an H1N1 vaccination if you're not a high-risk group- and we now have some good news for you. The Knox County Health Department says they're offering the H1N1 vaccine to anyone and everyone beginning Monday. Volunteer TV's Rebecca Solomon tells you where you can go if you're looking for protection against the flu.

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Restaurant and pre-prepared Thanksgiving dinner options

Updated: 11/25/2009 - Thanksgiving doesn’t mean having to spend the last Thursday of November slaving over a hot stove. It turns out there are a number of options for East Tennesseans who either want to bring a pre-made feast back to their home or enjoy the holiday by going out to eat.

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East Tennesseans plan for holiday travel

Updated: 11/25/2009 - Your Thanksgiving plans likely mean time on the road, before turkey time. If that's the case, you'll join the more than 33.2 million motorists nationwide AAA expects on the road this Thanksgiving weekend.

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A good night's sleep - Part 2

Updated: 11/25/2009 - There are more than 84 types of sleep disorders, most of which can be diagnosed and treated with a sleep study. Monday, we introduced you to Gail Wilson who decided to do a sleep study to figure out some of her issues related to drowsiness, weight and blood pressure. Now, Gail gets her results. Find out how you too can get a better night sleep and a healthier life.

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16 Tenn. counties seek federal farm assistance

Posted: 11/24/2009 - Gov. Phil Bredesen is seeking federal farm assistance for 16 Tennessee counties hurt by excessive rain and flooding that occurred in September and last month.

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Loans available to businesses hurt by rock slide

Posted: 11/24/2009 - Federal officials are offering low-interest loans to help western North Carolina businesses cover expenses after a rock slide closed part of Interstate 40.

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10th time for man arrested with revoked license

Posted: 11/24/2009 - For the 10th time, Kevin McCumber has been arrested in East Tennessee for driving with a revoked license and this time after leading officers on a two-county chase.

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East Tennessee travel could be hectic this holiday weekend

Updated: 11/24/2009 - Wednesday marks the big day for travelers like you who may be heading to relatives or tourist destinations like Sevier County to enjoy the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. But east Tennessee travel could get a little tricky this year.

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Make sure your older vehicle is safe for holiday driving

Updated: 11/24/2009 - If you're driving something less than new to grandmother's house, or wherever you'll carve the turkey this year, getting it inspected before hitting the highway might save you a big holiday headache. Volunteer TV's Mark Edwards decided to take his car in to get checked out, and in the end, it was a smart decision.

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Take care not to purchase recalled crib

Updated: 11/24/2009 - The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced one of the largest crib recalls in U.S. history Monday, but you can still inadvertently buy a recalled crib that's used, unless you do your homework.

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