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Knox Co. Commission chair hospitalized

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Knox County Commission Chairman Thomas "Tank" Strickland has been hospitalized at Fort Sanders Medical Center because he's reportedly not feeling well. Doctor's plan to run some tests, according to the Knoxville mayor's office. Strickland also works for the City of Knoxville. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for continuing coverage of this developing news story.

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Fla. police: 1981 murder of Adam Walsh is solved

Posted: 12/16/2008 - Authorities in South Florida plan to announce that they've finally solved the 1981 killing of a little boy whose father later gained fame as the host of "America's Most Wanted."

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Fed cuts target for key rate to record low

Updated: 12/16/2008 - The Federal Reserve has cut its target for a key interest rate to the lowest level on record and pledged to use "all available tools" to combat a severe financial crisis and prolonged recession.

The central bank says it reduced the federal funds rate, the interest that banks charge each other, to a range of zero to 0.25 percent.

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Defense rests, closing arguments Wed. in Rocky Houston trial

Updated: 12/16/2008 - The defense has rested in Rocky Houston's double murder trial in Roane County, and closing arguments are expected to start Wednesday. Tune to Volunteer TV News First at 4:00 and click onto VolunteerTV.com for complete details on this developing news story.

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Knox Sheriff, FBI hunt bank robbery suspect

Updated: 12/17/2008 - The Knox County Sheriff's Office and the FBI are looking for the man who robbed a Regions Bank Tuesday morning, and they're asking for the public's help identifying a suspect.

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Businessman burglarized twice after home burns

Posted: 12/16/2008 - December has not been a merry month for Johnson City businessman Chuck Mason. Last week his home burned, and over the weekend his business, Chuck Mason Equipment was burglarized twice.

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Plumber gets pretrial diversion in whiskey case

Posted: 12/16/2008 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Just in time for a holiday toast, a Nashville-area plumber has escaped a jail sentence and fine on charges he illegally possessed up to $1 million worth of Jack Daniel's whiskey.

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Rural Metro Fire Department pulls out of Loudon County

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Some big concerns for people living near Knox County in Loudon County. Rural Metro is pulling out of the county leaving many residents worried fire protection will come with longer response times.

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Lease or rent to own seeing a business boom

Updated: 12/15/2008 - It's certainly not a good time for a high dollar appliance like your washing machine or fridge to burn out. But it's bound to happen to plenty of us and because many financially strapped consumers can't afford the full price up front during these tough times, whether it's the wise way or not, consumers are bringing big business to those willing to wait to recieve your payment in full.

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Erin McLean sentenced to 95 days in jail

Updated: 12/16/2008 - It's now Erin McLean's turn behind bars. A Knox County Judge sentenced her to 95 days in jail as part of her conviction on 17 contempt charges. That's five days more than her ex-husband Eric received after his conviction of reckless homicide in the shooting death of her teenage lover.

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Wilson tells GOP panel he opposes Tenn. income tax

Posted: 12/15/2008 - Comptroller candidate Justin Wilson, who as deputy to then-Gov. Don Sundquist spearheaded unsuccessful efforts to pass a state income tax, now says he doesn't believe the levy is appropriate for Tennessee.

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Weapons permits will apply to Smokies

Updated: 12/16/2008 - The National Park Service will allow weapons to be carried in the Smokies after the overturning of a federal rule restricting weapons in national parks and wildlife refuges.

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Man poses as bail bondsman, falsely arrests man

Posted: 12/15/2008 - JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Johnson City police have arrested a North Carolina man they say posed as a bail bondsman, handcuffed another man for nine hours and drove him through several states.

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Diversity increases in Nashville suburbs

Posted: 12/15/2008 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Recent U.S. Census numbers show Nashville's suburbs have become dramatically more diverse over the last seven years.

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