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Why has Congress delayed the switch to digital TV?

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Congress has delayed the drop-dead date for digital-only television transmission from February 17 to June 12. The problem: a backlog of applications for coupons that allow viewers to buy converter boxes at a substantial discount. Stations can elect to drop their analog signals sooner, depending on when viewers in their market are deemed ready to receive the digital signals.

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Summitt shoots for 1,000th win milestone

Updated: 02/05/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Lady Vols' Head Coach Pat Summitt prepared to score win 1,000 Thursday night, with many she's inspired looking on. It was a special day not only for Summitt, but for those whose lives she's touched.

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Shingles shot shortage

Updated: 02/05/2009 - If you've ever had the Shingles, you know just how painful it is. But now there's a preventative vaccine. It's called Zostavax. However, the vaccine is in short supply. Some local pharmacies do have the vaccine. One of them is Terry's Pharmacy in La Follette.

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Former UT housekeeper pleads guilty to 2 counts of arson

Updated: 02/05/2009 - A former University of Tennessee housekeeping employee pleaded guilty in Knox County Criminal Court to two counts of arson in connection with two fires she set in Humes Hall in January 2008.

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Vanderbilt endowment declines 16.5 percent

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Vanderbilt University endowment managers say the private school's endowment has declined 16.5 percent during a period of severe economic downturn.

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President Obama declares a major disaster in Ky.

Posted: 02/05/2009 - President Barack Obama on Thursday issued a major disaster declaration for Kentucky in the wake of a deadly ice storm, ordering federal aid to supplement local recovery efforts.

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Pilot told controllers he was going into river

Updated: 02/05/2009 - The pilot of US Airways Flight 1549, which ditched into New York's Hudson River, calmly radioed to air traffic controllers, "We're going to be in the Hudson."

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Inmate escapes from Hawkins County Jail

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Law enforcement agencies across East Tennessee have been told to be on the lookout for an escaped inmate from the Hawkins County.

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No charges for Tenn. Highway Patrol ex-officer

Posted: 02/05/2009 - A Nashville prosecutor has decided not to charge a Tennessee Highway Patrol lieutenant who was fired after checking information on as many as 182 state employees and private individuals.

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114 jobs plus 50 coming to Grainger County

Updated: 02/05/2009 - A Grainger County factory that specializes in advanced body armor will be reopened, thanks to a new $43.7 million dollar contract from the Army.

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Buy or re-fi: What would get you off the fence?

Updated: 05/07/2013 - Mortgage brokers are overwhelmed with re-financings, and the demand has produced longer waits and tougher qualifications. But even they admit that the real key to fixing the economy is getting people to buy houses again. A broker, a real-estate agent and a first-time buyer weigh when it's smart to buy, re-fi, or wait.

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Kiffin talks about signing class

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Lane Kiffin talks signing class; says Marlon Brown's grandmother wouldn't let him come to UT

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