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Belle Island looking for one thousand good workers

Updated: 11/13/2008 - One thousand new jobs. Great news for many east Tennesseans struggling through a tough economy and looking for any kind of work. Enough to have dozens of people waiting in line before the huge job fair for Belle Island in Pigeon Forge today.

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Nursing students learn to help domestic violence victims

Updated: 11/13/2008 - Each year, the Knox County Circuit Court brings cases of domestic violence to the UT Law School to give students a hands on experience. But it's not just law students who get a lesson. Students from the UT Nursing School play an important role in the event and the lives of domestic violence victims.

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FBI warns of new e-mail scam

Updated: 11/13/2008 - You may have received e-mails in the past claiming that you are the possible recipient of millions of dollars.

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Knox Co. Commissioner Amy Broyles hospitalized ahead of surgery

Updated: 11/13/2008 - After undergoing surgery in September for a painful condition called trigeminal neuralgia, Knox County Commissioner Amy Broyles has been admitted to Fort Sanders Hosptial and will have surgery Friday after it was discovered that cerebral spinal fluid was leaking through her nose, an email to friends stated Thursday.

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TVA to cut rates 6 percent Jan. 1

Posted: 11/13/2008 - The Tennessee Valley Authority will be trimming electric rates by about 6 percent on Jan. 1 to account for lower fuel costs.

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Questionable jury panel in Rocky Houston trial won't be used, trial reset

Updated: 11/13/2008 - ROANE COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The defense and the prosecution in the Roane County double murder trial of Rocky Houston have reached an agreement not to use the jury panel originally brought in for the trial after it was discovered that none of the prospective jurors were under 40 years old and several got a notice saying they should report at the wrong time.

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Skinhead charged in Obama plot wants dismissal

Posted: 11/13/2008 - A white supremacist charged with plotting to kill President-elect Barack Obama and other black people wants his indictment dismissed, arguing that the federal grand jury that charged him had too many black members.

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Jurors deliberate charges in abused child's death

Posted: 11/13/2008 - A defense attorney at the trial of a Chattanooga man charged in the death of his girlfriend's 18-month-old daughter says evidence shows the child likely died from repeated pokes in the head by her mother who is also charged.

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Group wants probe of transgender woman's death

Posted: 11/13/2008 - The nation's largest gay civil rights organization is calling for a thorough investigation of the murder of a transgender woman who was preparing to sue Memphis police.

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Naifeh still planning bid for Tenn. House speaker

Posted: 11/13/2008 - Democratic House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh still hopes to retain the top post in the House even though his party lost the majority in the chamber in last week's elections.

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Memphis restaurant to keep church facade

Posted: 11/13/2008 - When Chick-fil-A builds a new restaurant in downtown Memphis, the company says it will keep the facade of a church building that preservationists campaigned for.

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Adios! Economy, job losses prompt immigrants' flee

Posted: 11/12/2008 - Many of the uncounted, or under-counted, unemplyed are Immigrants -- legal, illegal, or undocumented. But East Tennessee feels their presence, or absence -- whether it's the restaurateur whose lunch tables sit empty, or the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, citing the sales unmade and taxes unpaid when jobs in construction, landscaping and the service sector disappear, or go unfilled.

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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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