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Alcoa potlines shut down, smelting operations stop

Updated: 03/17/2009 - It's the end of an era for the Aluminum Company of America in Blount County. For the first time in 95 years, the smelting operation at Alcoa has ceased just days before more than 450 workers will be laid off.

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Country of origin now on some food labels

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Before you take that shopping list to the grocery store, there's something new for you when you get there. Certain foods are now labeled with where they come from.

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Knoxville serial rapist's appeal denied

Updated: 03/17/2009 - The man who raped several women in Knoxville in the late 1990s has had his appeal denied by the Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee.

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Lower gas prices boost Ocoee whitewater bookings

Posted: 03/17/2009 - Lower gas prices and the prospect of federal stimulus money have officials in the Ocoee River area optimistic about the region's whitewater and other outdoor attractions having a big year.

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1 dead in Whitley County fire

Updated: 03/17/2009 - An Eastern Kentucky woman is dead after her mobile home was consumed by fire early Tuesday morning.

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Abbas announces Knoxville City Council bid

Posted: 03/17/2009 - North Knoxville resident Ray Abbas announced Monday that he plans to run for the fourth district Knoxville City Council seen soon-to-be vacated by Councilman Rob Frost.

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"Sexting" becoming more common among teens in East Tennessee

Updated: 03/17/2009 - According to Knoxville police, naked pictures and sexual messages are becoming more and more common in the inboxes of area teenagers. Their numbers are backed up by national statistics showing your child may know someone who has sent them something sexual in nature.

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Tenn. code requires electricity in your home

Updated: 03/16/2009 - A fatal East Tenn. house fire is caused by a kerosene heater before it is discovered the family is living without electricity nor water. But the state requires you to have power in your home.

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