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Tennessee receives failing grade from March of Dimes

Updated: 11/12/2008 - The state of Tennessee received a failing grade from the March of Dimes in what will be an annual Premature Birth Report Card. The "F" grade shows how the state is facing a crisis level of premature births that is driving up health care costs and special education budgets.

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Elderly couple in critical condition after motel fire

Updated: 11/12/2008 - An east Tennessee family is hoping and praying tonight after two of their loved ones are critically burned in a motel fire. 70 year old Nancy Louise Riggs and 63 year old James Petree are both being treated at Nashville University Medical Center

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Booted commissioner Scott Moore appealing ouster

Updated: 11/12/2008 - Ousted Knox County Commissioner and former Commission Chairman Scott Moore has filed filed papers to appeal a judges ruling that kicked him out of office, according to sources at the City County Building.

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Erin McLean's contempt hearing set back

Updated: 11/12/2008 - A judge in Knoxville has set over a contempt hearing for Erin McLean, whose former husband was sentenced last week in the fatal shooting of her teenage lover.

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Enforcement blitz on rural roads

Posted: 11/12/2008 - The Governor's Highway Safety Office is cracking down on seat belt use in rural areas of Tennessee.

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Restraining order issued against GOP operative

Posted: 11/12/2008 - A Sullivan County circuit judge issued a restraining order against a Republican operative in a state House campaign for using running Web sites named after the Democratic incumbent in the race.

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Wartime economy boosts real estate near bases

Posted: 11/12/2008 - While overall national home prices and sales are down, there are pockets in the U.S. that are doing well, including military towns dominated by big bases.

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50 House Republicans pledge to elect GOP speaker

Posted: 11/12/2008 - All 50 Republicans in the Tennessee House of Representatives have signed a pledge to elect a slate of GOP leaders when the legislative session convenes in January.

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Economy dims immigrants' hopes

Posted: 11/12/2008 - Some people who had immigrated to the United States in hopes of economic success are returning to their native countries.

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Pigeon Forge performer's real passion is honoring veterans

Updated: 11/12/2008 - Some know him as “Grandpa Duffy” and others as the character "Granny Hay-Rack,” but what the Pigeon Forge performer really wants you to know is that he is a proud Vietnam veteran who goes out of his way to recognize and honor everyone in the military.

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Black Friday Deals Already Out

Updated: 11/12/2008 - Thanksgiving's still more than two weeks away. But some Knoxville shoppers are already counting down the days to the big sales. And you can already the ads, if you know where to look.

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Wanted man tries to escape in KPD cruiser

Updated: 11/12/2008 - An alleged fugitive from Florida was taken into custody Tuesday evening after taking a Knoxville police cruiser for a joyride through the Fort Sanders neighborhood.

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Honoring Veterans who are overseas

Updated: 11/12/2008 - Veterans Day takes on a whole different meaning for one Knoxville family whose son is currently serving his third tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Knoxville honors veterans at downtown parade

Updated: 11/11/2008 - Hundreds gathered in downtown Knoxville to celebrate Veterans Day by waving flags and cheering for those who have sacrificed for our nation's freedom.

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Veterans in local shelter speak out about vet benefits

Updated: 11/11/2008 - Right now a meal is underway in north Knoxville for veterans who are a bit down on their luck. It's a tradition at Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries. But for some, this meal is so much more than just a bite of food and camaraderie.

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Klemm promoted to deputy general manager at B&W Y-12

Posted: 11/11/2008 - William R. (Bill) Klemm has been promoted to deputy general manager of B&W Y-12. In this position, he will be responsible for the day-to-day site operation of the Y-12 National Security Complex.

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50 House Republicans pledge to elect GOP speaker

Posted: 11/11/2008 - All 50 Republicans in the Tennessee House of Representatives have signed a pledge to elect a slate of GOP leaders when the legislative session convenes in January.

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