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Townsend residents oppose cell tower construction

Updated: 11/16/2009 - Take a look around the Townsend landscape and what do you see? Primarily the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. But residents say that will change if a new cell phone tower is erected.

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Commission votes against West Knox homeless housing

Updated: 11/17/2009 - Knox County commission voted against a Ten-Year Plan proposal to open a multi-unit homeless housing development on DeBusk Ln. in West Knox County. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News at 5:00 and for continuing coverage of this developing news story.

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UT's Phi Gamma Delta fraternity sactioned over alcohol incident

Posted: 11/16/2009 - The University of Tennessee sanctioned Phi Gamma Delta fraternity Monday over an incident involving alcohol and an underage student that was taken to UT Medical Center on Oct. 21, according to a news release from the university and a report from the UT Police Department.

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Kiffin dismisses Richardson, Edwards from team

Updated: 11/16/2009 - UT Vol head football coach Lane Kiffin kicked Nu'Keese Richardson and Michael Edwards off the team after they, along with Janzen Jackson, were arrested Thursday morning on attempted armed robbery charges, according to the UT Athletics Department.

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Tennessee native pilots Space Shuttle Atlantis

Updated: 11/16/2009 - Tennessee native Barry E. "Butch" Wilmore isl piloting the Space Shuttle Atlantis on its mission to the International Space Station. The shuttle launched Monday afternoon.

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GM reports $1.2B 3Q loss, says it shows progress

Posted: 11/16/2009 - General Motors Co. says it lost $1.2 billion from the time it left bankruptcy protection through Sept. 30, far better than previous quarters and a sign that the auto giant is starting to turn around.

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Court won't hear complaint about Redskins name

Posted: 11/16/2009 - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a group of Native Americans who think the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins football team is offensive.

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Thousands lace up to fight cancer

Updated: 11/15/2009 - It's a fundraiser and a celebration. For 16 years now, Buddy's Race Against Cancer has brought cancer patients, cancer survivors and their cheerleaders together.

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Pastor celebrates his retirement after 23 years

Updated: 11/16/2009 - Dr. Larry Fields' ministry has taken him from mission trips around the world to the sidelines at Tennessee football games. But he's most comfortable behind the pulpit at Central Baptist Church of Bearden where he's spent 23 years.

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