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Roane County veteran escaped body bag in Vietnam

Updated: 11/12/2009 - Melvin page is an open book. His actions in Vietnam were heroic, his survival while the rest of his platoon was wiped out is miraculous and his love of our nation remains unquestionable. Thankfully the story of this East Tennessee veteran didn't end when a pair of GIs, mistaking him for dead, placed him in a battlefield body bag.

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Flames destroy East Knoxville home

Posted: 11/12/2009 - A family of seven is homeless after flames ripped through their East Knoxville home early Thursday morning.

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Honoring homeless Knoxville veterans

Updated: 11/12/2009 - They've served and fought for their country. But many veterans are now fighting for their own livelihoods, struggling to provide for their families.

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Memorial for fallen on Veterans Day

Updated: 11/11/2009 - The East Tennessee Veterans Memorial will have been in the world's fair park one year, next week. But, the names of heroes from East Tennessee goes back decades, and, more of our own were added and remembered. One local woman shares memories of her fallen soldier.

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Local honors and awards luncheon on Veterans Day

Posted: 11/11/2009 - Several local heroes were honored this Veterans Day, at the 27Th Annual Veterans Day Commemoration. The East Tennessee Military Affairs Council (ETMAC) hosted the ceremony at The Foundry downtown.

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EPA fines KUB for sewage overflows, despite on-going $530M fix

Updated: 11/11/2009 - Storm water gets into, and overflows the Knoxville area's sewer system, -- so much so that KUB is in the middle of a ten-year, $530 million rebuild, per consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But after four years, the fines -- have come.

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World War II Veteran paints images for generations

Updated: 11/11/2009 - As a Navy Corpsman, Alex Dumas used his hands to help treat the wounded. Now, his hands are being used in a much different way. His paintings, a canvas of experiences and real life moments in combat.

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Campbell Co. student expelled for bringing gun to school

Posted: 11/11/2009 - The 16-year-old student, who administrators say brought a gun to Campbell County High School last week, has been expelled, according to Campbell County Director of Schools Dr. Michael Martin.

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KCSO deputy resigns after being arrested by KPD

Posted: 11/11/2009 - A now-former Knox County Sheriff's Deputy resigned Wednesday after being arrested by the Knoxville Police Department on identity theft and forgery charges, according to KCSO spokesperson Martha Dooley.

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Holiday Mail for Heroes sends greetings to military, veterans

Posted: 11/11/2009 - In this season of hope and giving, the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. have joined forces again to invite the public to “send a touch of home” to United States service members and veterans across the country and abroad through the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign.

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Fatal crash on Topside Rd. in Blount Co.

Updated: 11/11/2009 - One person is dead, and two are injured after a three-car crash on Topside Rd. near Lakeview Rd. in Blount County, Volunteer TV's Stephen McLamb reports.

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Veterans Day across the Volunteer State

Posted: 11/11/2009 - Veterans Day is Wednesday, but Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen chose to honor the states’ past and present members of the armed forces on Tuesday afternoon.

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Get a first look at Black Friday sales

Updated: 11/11/2009 - The holiday shopping season has barely begun, and you can already see what industry insiders say will be big deals on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

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