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Tenn. senator: Public frets 'runaway government'

Posted: 09/02/2009 - Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander says the American people are worried about more than health care plans and climate change proposals coming out of Washington.

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Alcoa schools close due to illness

Updated: 09/02/2009 - Alcoa City Schools say the absentee rates continued to go up, so they had to act to try and cut out the germs, despite CDC guidelines that suggest to keep school open, even with high absentee rates.

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Gatlinburg then and now

Updated: 09/01/2009 - You'll agree there's a lot to do in Gatlinburg other than just visit the national park. But that wasn't always the case.

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After 31 years in the same salon, stylist is cutting it on her own

Updated: 09/01/2009 - This is the ultimate "bouncing back" story, and might actually encourage you to give it another shot! Elaine Stapleton was 50 when she was cut from an employer she'd spent more than 30 years working for. Now, instead of working for someone else, she's working for herself.

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FAA: Pilot slightly hurt after plane crash

Posted: 09/01/2009 - The Federal Aviation Administration says an experimental airplane crashed at the Smyrna airport and caught fire, but no one was seriously injured.

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I-640 reopened after man jumps from bridge

Updated: 09/01/2009 - Knoxville Police have reopened part of I-640 between Gap Road and Western Avenue after a man jumped from the Wilson Road bridge around 10:30 Tuesday morning.

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School attendence policies adapt to H1N1 flu

Updated: 08/31/2009 - For teen and children, even when sick, missing five days of school can be difficult. "My sister's kids, all three of them got the swine flu," says Rachel Iorg. "After a few days, they were better. Yet they still had to stay home."

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Knox Co. School Board extends McIntyre contract by 1 yr.

Updated: 09/01/2009 - The Knox County School Board voted Monday afternoon to extend superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre's contract by one year. His contract will now expire on Aug. 31, 2013. He will not get a raise based on the contract extension, Volunteer TV's Mike McCarthy reports. McIntyre will, however, get a raise if certified teachers in Knox County get raises. His raise would match theirs.

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Wildfire traps 5 people at Los Angeles-area ranch

Posted: 08/31/2009 - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says five people who refused to heed wildfire evacuation orders are trapped in a canyon and it's too dangerous to rescue them.

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