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Drivers upset about I-40 detour

Posted: 05/08/2009 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation closed a section of I-40 in Jefferson County Friday night. The state says the bridge across Douglas Lake and the French Broad River will be closed for no more than the next 10 days.

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Blount has first 2 H1N1 cases, 46 cases confirmed in Tennessee

Updated: 05/08/2009 - Blount County has its first two confirmed cases of H1N1 'swine flu,' and is in addition to two other new counties added to the list of Tennessee counties with confirmed cases of the flu virus, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

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Teen charged in parking lot murder released from juvenile custody

Updated: 05/08/2009 - The teenager charged as an accessory in a West Knoxville parking lot murder has been released from the Knox County Juvenile Detention Facility after his attorney, T. Scott Jones, struck a deal with the district attorney general's office.

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Report clears Soddy-Daisy officer who used Taser

Posted: 05/08/2009 - A Hamilton County Sheriff's Office report has cleared a Soddy-Daisy policewoman who used her Taser seven times on a man who became combative and died 18 days later.

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Storm leaves damage across East Tennessee as storms roll through

Updated: 05/08/2009 - East Tennessee residents and emergency crews are dealing with damage left by storms that rolled through the area Friday morning, and Volunteer TV News photojournalists were busy getting as much of it on tape as possible.

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TVA tries ash removal by rail

Posted: 05/08/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority is testing the use of rail cars to haul off spilled coal ash at the Kingston Fossil Plant.

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TennCare could be cutting up to 150,000 enrollees

Updated: 05/08/2009 - More than 150,000 TennCare enrollees could soon be without insurance soon. That’s because the large group of Tennesseans are covered by the state under a program called “Daniels class."

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Study claims connection to coal ash and cancer

Updated: 05/07/2009 - One in 50 people living near unlined ash ponds, like the one that breached in Kingston, have an increased risk for cancer. That's part of new information contained in an EPA study released by a federal watchdog group.

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H1N1: Knox County confirms first case, 7 more

Posted: 05/07/2009 - The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed Knox County's first cases of H1-N1, or swine flu. Three of those 8 cases are students whose illinesses prompted the school district and Health Department to close West Valley Middle School all week, and Blue Grass Elementary School Wednesday. But we're not likely to hear about the other 5 patients. Nor is Knox County likely to close any more schools.

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TN ranks fourth in the U.S. for children at risk of hunger

Updated: 05/07/2009 - There are more than 12 million children in America at risk of not getting meals on a regular basis. That includes 20.5% of Tennessee children. Only three other states have more children who struggle to get a meal. Tennessee is fourth under Texas, Mississippi, and the District of Columbia.

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