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TVA: "We've hurt not only you, but ourselves"

Updated: 07/30/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority made an emotional plea to regain the trust from Roane County residents recovering from the massive ash spill. TVA's Inspector General issued a report Tuesday saying the utility ignored warning signs that could have prevented the catastrophic collapse at the Kingston Fossil Plant in December 2008.

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TVA: Have heads rolled, or will they, following ash flood?

Posted: 07/29/2009 - TVA's Inspector General has concluded TVA could have prevented the holding pond failure and coal ash flood in Roane County, if managers had heeded warning signs as far back as 1985. It's Chief Executive Officer has promised change, even if heads need to roll. But have they?

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Area corn farmers enjoying good year

Updated: 07/30/2009 - You may not notice a change in produce prices at the store but some area extension service agents say you'll probably notice a difference in the quality.

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New TBI facility more than just a building

Updated: 07/29/2009 - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation held a grand opening ceremony today for the new TBI Regional Consolidated Facility in East Knox County, the first of its kind for East Tennessee. But it's more than just a building for some, especially when a timely investigation could help find your loved one's killer.

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TN AG will not pursue ouster proceedings against Bill Lockett

Updated: 07/29/2009 - The Tennessee Attorney General has decided not to pursue ouster proceedings against Knox County Law Director Bill Lockett after Lockett admitted to pocketing money meant for the law firm he worked for before being elected law director, according to a letter from the attorney general's office. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for continuing coverage of this developing news story.

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Deputies search former KPD officer's home; warrant details allegations

Updated: 07/30/2009 - Knox County detectives searched Nicky Bryant's home Tuesday seizing several items. The search warrant used to search his home details the allegations that Bryant and Donald Clark provided two thirteen old girls with alcohol and also watched pornography with them.

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Motel clerk says gunman asked `Should I kill him?'

Posted: 07/30/2009 - A clerk at an East Tennessee motel told police after a robbery that a gunman took him to a back closet, forced him to his knees and asked his accomplice, `Should I kill him?"'

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Obama visit follows large free health clinic

Posted: 07/29/2009 - President Barack Obama arrives in a conservative corner of Appalachia for a town hall meeting on health care reform just days after an annual free clinic treated more than 2,700 poor people for decaying teeth, fading eyesight and other maladies.

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Roane Co. deputies investigating homicide

Updated: 07/29/2009 - Deputies in Roane County are investigating a homicide that happened early Wednesday morning in Harriman's Dodson subdivision, officials say.

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Remains found linked to 11-year-old case

Posted: 07/29/2009 - A forensic examination has determined human remains found by a hunter in southern Kentucky are those of a girl who had been missing for nearly 11 years.

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Coal ash cancer concerns

Updated: 07/29/2009 - Cancer concerns about spilled coal ash from the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant are piling up right along with sludge itself.

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Letters stating school transfers coming late for some parents

Updated: 07/28/2009 - If you're the parent of a child that attends a school struggling to keep up with No Child Left Behind standards, you're allowed the option of changing schools. It's required. But some parents are saying their notification came too late.

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Child well-being report ranks Tenn. 46Th

Updated: 07/28/2009 - An annual report on child well-being ranks Tennessee 46Th in the nation. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Book looks at 10 indicators, and shows Tennessee improved on some, but still has a lot of work to do.

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Stanley resigns from state senate after affair with intern, alleged extortion

Updated: 07/28/2009 - Tennessee State Senator Paul Stanley is resigning from the legislature after having an affair with 22-year-old intern. Republican state Sen. Paul Stanley told The Associated Press Tuesday that he will soon break his silence on his affair with a 22-year-old legislative intern that was revealed by an alleged extortion plot.

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Judiciary Committee OKs Sotomayor for high court

Posted: 07/28/2009 - The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic justice. The committee voted 13-6 Tuesday morning to send Sotomayor's nomination to the full Senate, where she's expected to be confirmed easily next week.

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IG report: Red flags ignored, TVA ash spill could have been prevented

Updated: 07/28/2009 - TVA Inspector General Richard Moore presented the findings of his office's review of the cause of the December 2008 ash slide at the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County to the U.S House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment in Washington, D.C. Tuesday.

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Jefferson County inmates captured

Updated: 07/28/2009 - Two inmates are now in custody after they escaped from a Jefferson County Prison early Tuesday morning.

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