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Big Brothers Big Sisters' Appreciation Festival

Posted: 01/24/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) ---A first-time festival means lots of fun and games for a special organization. Big brothers and Big Sisters of East Tennessee had it's initial member appreciation festival today at the smokies baseball park.

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Officer-Involved Shooting

Updated: 01/26/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) ---Bean Station Police say one of their officers has shot and wounded a woman after a car chase from Grainger to Hawkins County.

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Five arrested, facing multiple charges following Morristown investigation

Updated: 01/24/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) ---An investigation lasting several months in Morristown has five people facing a number of drug and weapons charges. Morristown Police say 22-year-old Kevin Michael Vinet, 27-year-old Preston E. Blanton, 25-year-old James McCloud and 20-year-old Amy Greir are in the Hamblen County Jail. Twenty-five-year-old Robert A. Johnson is out on a $100,000 bond.

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Vols fall to #22 Memphis 54-52

Updated: 01/24/2009 - Tennessee had its chances in the closing moments of the game, but couldn't get that critical shot to fall.

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TVA edits response to coal ash spill

Posted: 01/24/2009 - The massive coal ash spill at a Tennessee Valley Authority power plant last month wasn't so much "catastrophic" as it was a "sudden, accidental release."

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UT donor name removed from athletics building

Updated: 01/25/2009 - The University of Tennessee has removed the name of a former payday loan mogul from an athletics building after he failed to follow through on a $2 million pledge.

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Six graduate from KPD Cadet Academy

Updated: 01/24/2009 - Six young men and women graduated from the Knoxville Police Department’s Cadet Academy on Friday night.

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Dog put down hours before owner retrieval

Updated: 01/25/2009 - An East Tennessee woman says animal control put her dog down, just hours before she came to reclaim the animal. Diana Applegate says the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter never told her the Rottweiler had a date with death.

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Bradley County Sheriff to seek congressional seat

Updated: 01/24/2009 - Bradley County Sheriff Tim Gobble says he will seek the Republican nomination for the 3rd Congressional District seat that Zach Wamp is vacating to run for governor in 2010

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Slumlord or trashy tenant? -- Protecting your rights when renting your home

Posted: 01/23/2009 - A State Representative has been charging 4 U-T students $1600 a month for a North Knoxville home that housing enforcement officers have condemned after finding 47 violations; including sewage draining into the basement. What rights/obligations do landlords and tenants have to each other?

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Sevier United Way doesn't reach goal

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Sevier county's United Way came up more than 50 percent short. And they've warned agencies and fire departments who depend on the donations to be prepared.

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A hidden health risk homeowners may not be aware of

Updated: 01/23/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) ---If you're sealing up your home to conserve energy during these winter months, there's a greater risk for a hidden health threat you may not be aware of. The U.S. Surgeon General says radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the nation. The Tennessee Department of Health says the gas killed more than 20,000 Americans last year.

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Gov. Bredesen: difficult spending cuts ahead

Posted: 01/23/2009 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Phil Bredesen is warning lawmakers to be ready to make some difficult spending cuts this legislative session.

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One month after sludge slide, concerns continue

Posted: 01/22/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Thursday marks one month since the massive sludge slide at Kingston's TVA Plant which left more than a billion gallons of coal fly ash spilled across the landscape and in many's backyards.

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