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Tennessee struggling to maintain parks

Posted: 04/08/2009 - While more Tennesseans are vacationing in affordable state parks, many are disappointed to find the aging facilities with broken plumbing, rusty equipment and chipping paint.

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UPDATE: Pirates Seize U.S. Cargo Ship

Posted: 04/08/2009 - A diplomat says Somali pirates have hijacked a cargo ship with 21 Americans onboard. A presidential spokesman says the White House is assessing a course of action.

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Illegal immigrant indicted in Alabama waitress murder at Knox motel

Updated: 04/08/2009 - A Knox County grand jury indicted Valentino Vasquez Miranda, 20, Tuesday on charges of first degree murder, felony murder, aggravated burglary, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated rape, and abuse of a corpse in connection with the murder of Jennifer Lee Hampton, 21.

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Tenn. abortion bill makes it one step further

Posted: 04/08/2009 - A proposal that would allow voters to decide whether to change the Tennessee Constitution to impose greater limits on abortions made more progress Tuesday.

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Knox County teachers worry about cuts

Updated: 04/08/2009 - More than 60 Knox County teaching positions could get the ax next school year. However, some teachers worry cuts at Christenberry Elementary School will cut them out of the district, period.

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Farmers work hard to protect crops in cold snap

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Just a couple of days ago, temperatures were in the upper 70s in most parts of East Tennessee. Some places even hit 80 degrees. Farmers say it's that drastic change that makes it rough on crops.

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Bill to allow guns where alcohol is served passes House

Updated: 04/07/2009 - You may soon be allowed to carry a loaded gun into a restaurant serving alcohol. The Tennessee House has already passed the measure and a key Senate committee will vote on Wednesday.

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Alcoa reports $497M loss in 1Q on lower prices

Posted: 04/07/2009 - Alcoa Inc., the largest U.S. aluminum producer, said Tuesday it lost $497 million during the first quarter, as the global economic crisis continued to erode prices and demand for the lightweight metal.

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