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Knox Co. lawyer suspended Tennessee Supreme Court ethics board

Posted: 08/25/2008 - Knox County attorney James M. Webster has been suspended for six months and order to pay restitution to three former clients, according to the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.

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Grainger EMTs get emergency pay raise to meet new minimum wage

Updated: 08/25/2008 - They are the people in the ambulances who answer the calls when lives are on the line, but EMTs in Grainger County are paid so little that the County Mayor had to give them an emergency raise just to avoid violating the minimum wage law.

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Drought concerns starting to drown farmers' hope

Updated: 08/25/2008 - The lack of rain is causing major problems across East Tennessee where we're seeing a rise in electrical rates down to local cattle farmers still reeling from last year's historic low rainfall.

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8 inmates escape from NM jail, including murderer

Posted: 08/25/2008 - Seven inmates, including a convicted murderer and another man charged with murder, remain on the loose after escaping from a county jail in New Mexico Sunday night.

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Trial opens for professor accused of passing secrets

Posted: 08/25/2008 - A retired University of Tennessee engineering professor has gone on trial for allegedly passing secrets from his work on a U.S. Air Force contract to two foreign graduate students.

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Tenn. lawmakers at odds over TVA rate hike

Posted: 08/25/2008 - Tennessee's congressional members are at odds over how to respond to a hike in TVA rates as the nation's largest public utility approved a 20 percent rate increase last week.

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Protesters: We're being treated like prisoners

Posted: 08/25/2008 - A small group of protesters has marched to the demonstration zone outside the Democratic National Convention, complaining they are being treated like political prisoners.

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Karns HS evacuated after mowers damage gas line

Posted: 08/25/2008 - Karns High School was evacuated Monday morning after a lawn mowing crew damaged a gas line near the school's boiler room, according to Knox County Schools Spokesman Russ Oaks.

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NY escort worker pleads guilty in Spitzer case

Posted: 08/25/2008 - A woman accused of helping arrange trysts between pricey escorts and their customers has pleaded guilty in the prostitution scandal that forced Eliot Spitzer to step down as governor of New York.

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Clarksville's school buses feature calming music

Posted: 08/25/2008 - Hoping to curb rowdy behavior on school buses, the Clarksville school system has installed special radios that bus drivers say have a calming effect on students.

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Realtors say existing home sales rose in July

Posted: 08/25/2008 - A trade group for real estate agents says sales of existing homes rose 3.1 percent in July as buyers snapped up deeply discounted properties in parts of the country hit hardest by the housing bust.

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Ryan McDonald laid to rest in Union County

Updated: 08/25/2008 - The Knoxville teenager who was gunned down inside the cafeteria of Central High School on August 21st was laid to rest on Sunday in Union County.

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