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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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Vets affected by hospital mistakes to file claims

Posted: 07/28/2009 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be asked to pay disability benefits and possibly other compensation for hospital mistakes that possibly exposed veterans to infectious body fluids.

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Tight job market sends more to college

Updated: 07/27/2009 - It's back to school time, for people avoiding the job market. Some are trying to start a new career, or putting more on their resume to look better than all the other applicants, and others are just plain avoiding the market for as long as possible.

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UPDATE: County employee resigns after allegedly stealing $7,400

Updated: 07/28/2009 - A former Knox County Solid Waste employee has resigned after admitting she stole $1,000 in cash that meant for a County bank account, but Knox County Engineering and Public Works Director Bruce Wuetrich says a review of records shows she stole more than $7,000 over the past year alone.

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