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Knoxville man walked into trouble with the law

Updated: 08/05/2009 - He says he didn't deliberately commit a crime. Larry Karter's run-in with the law is because he was walking. Karter is charged with putting himself and his son in harms way, even though his two feet are his only mode of transportation.

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Tennessee among first to get electric car chargers

Posted: 08/05/2009 - The president of an Arizona-based company working with Nissan and getting a nearly $100 million federal grant to supply chargers for electric vehicles said communities in Tennessee, Arizona, California, Washington and Oregon will get the equipment first.

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15 arrested in Cumberland County drug roundup

Posted: 08/05/2009 - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and local authorities arrested 15 people Tuesday in a Cumberland County drug roundup following a yearlong undercover investigation, according to a news release from the TBI.

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1 guard quits, 2 return at weapons plant

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Officials say two of three guards suspended last month for bringing video game devices into the high-security Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Tennessee have returned to work. The third quit.

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EPA to close Emory River section

Updated: 08/05/2009 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will bar boaters from a portion of the Emory River next week.

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IRS alerts public to new identity theft scams

Posted: 08/04/2009 - The Internal Revenue Service reminds consumers to avoid identity theft scams that use the IRS name, logo or Web site in an attempt to convince taxpayers that the scam is a genuine communication from the IRS. Scammers may use other federal agency names, such as the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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TVA closing stretch of Emory River for coal ash cleanup

Posted: 08/04/2009 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) are bringing in large hydraulic equipment to expedite the removal of ash from the Emory River. To keep the river as safe as possible, the Emory River will be closed beginning Aug. 11, 2009, from mile marker 1.5 to mile marker 3 for a minimum of 30 days.

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