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Morristown cuts 2 firefighters, orders city-wide furloughs

Updated: 11/19/2009 - High unemployment and high sales tax rates mean Morristown finds itself $2 million short compared to two years ago. City departments have had to cut budgets 4 percent, buying unpaid time off for everybody, and layoffs for two firefighters.

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Jury picked to hear George Thomas' double murder trial

Updated: 11/18/2009 - A jury of 12 has been picked to hear the double murder trial of George Thomas for the January 2007 carjacking, kidnapping, rape and murder of Channon Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23, Volunteer TV's Mike McCarthy reports from Chattanooga, where the jury is from. Alternate jurors have not yet been picked.

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How you can prevent COPD

Updated: 11/18/2009 - The University of Tennessee Medical CEnter is holding free lung screenings in response to the fact that Tennessee has a high smoking rate.

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AAA: Thanksgiving travel to go up, air travel down

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Posted: 11/18/2009 - A leading auto organization is projecting a 1.4 percent increase in Thanksgiving travel this year, although fewer people will travel by air due to budget concerns, reduced airline capacity and added charges.

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Chick-fil-A Bowl to visit Knoxville for Vanderbilt-Tennessee game

Updated: 11/18/2009 - Chick-fil-A Bowl representative George Haney will visit Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday to scout the Vanderbilt-Tennessee game. The Volunteers are being scouted as a potential representative in the 2009 Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.

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Tenn. community buries soldier killed at Fort Hood

Posted: 11/18/2009 - About 200 family and friends gathered on a cold windy cemetery hillside in a tiny northeast Tennessee community to bury Army Spc. Fred Greene, one of 13 soldiers killed in the massacre at Fort Hood.

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Woman dies after crashing into E. Tenn. lake

Updated: 11/18/2009 - A young Powell mother is dead after her car crashed into Cove Lake in Campbell county, late Tuesday night. 21-year old Courtney Ford died Wednesday morning at UT Medical Center.

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Woman shot, killed in Sevierville apartment

Updated: 11/19/2009 - An 18-year-old woman was murdered at a Sevier County apartment Tuesday, and investigators says she was killed by the man who lived at the Murrell Meadows Dr. apartment where she was found dead, according to a SCSO news release.

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Feds raid Nashville Gibson guitar plant

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Federal agents have raided a Gibson guitar manufacturing plant and seized guitars amid concerns about where the Nashville-based company obtains the fine woods that go into its instruments.

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Sneak peek inside new breast cancer facility

Updated: 11/18/2009 - It is one of the only freestanding breast centers of its kind - and it's right here in your backyard. Now, the Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center is bigger and better than before and saving the lives of East Tennessee women, every day. We take you inside for a sneak peek of the new facility.

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Twilight sequel, New Moon, premieres in Knoxville

Updated: 11/18/2009 - Millions world-wide are fans of the Twilight series, but twihard fans in East Tennessee got their opportunity to see their favorite stars as thousands showed up Tuesday night. All for an event that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Out-of-town juries add taxpayers' costs

Updated: 11/17/2009 - The final jury pool for accused killer George Thomas has grown. So has the price tag for collecting the out-of-town jury, which includes transportation costs, hotel expenses for the judge, court staff, and attorneys.

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UT attempted robbery victims have faced charges of their own

Updated: 11/17/2009 - We're also learning new details about the victims in the alleged attempted robbery case that put three UT players behind bars. The victims: Corey Zickefoose, Corey Smith, and Benjamin Everett are no strangers to police in Blount County.

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Government panel says women under 50 do not need mammograms

Updated: 11/17/2009 - It's a major change in the way women try to prevent breast cancer and it has local experts fuming. A government panel suggests women in their 40's should stop having annual mammograms and older women should one get one every other year. We talked with local experts about what this could mean for you and your family.

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Millions may owe Uncle Sam taxes

Updated: 11/17/2009 - Millions of Americans who usually receive refunds will instead be paying money to Uncle Sam when they submit their taxes this year. If you got a small increase in your paycheck, you may want to make sure you're not one of the 15-point-4 million taxpayers that will be writing checks instead of cashing them.

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4 arrested, charged in Blount meth bust

Updated: 11/17/2009 - Blount County's Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force arrested four people on meth charges Tuesday, according to a release from the Blount County Sheriff's Office.

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Blount Co. man charged with growing marijuana

Posted: 11/17/2009 - Blount County Sheriff's Deputies, Maryville Police and Alcoa Police, along with members of the Loudon County Sheriff's Department arrested a Maryville man for allegedly running an indoor marijuana growing operation, according to a BCSO news release.

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