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Parents stand up to VTVN@11 'text message test'

Updated: 08/18/2009 - Carter High School allowed cell phones in the hallways for the first time. Students can use cell phones during lunch and breaks other than classroom time.

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Security increased for Cobbins' trial, Christian-Newsom murder case

Updated: 08/18/2009 - Over the course of the 2 and a half years since the murders, there has been a lot of publicity around the case, and not just from the media. Other groups have expressed themselves in ways that led to local law enforcement being extra prepared for this trial.

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Head of Diocese of Knoxville hospitalized with mild heart attack

Updated: 08/17/2009 - Bishop Richard Stika, head of the Diocese of Knoxville, suffered what's being called a mild heart attack. Doctors are saying it was brought on my a severe diabetic reaction after Biship Stika complained of flu like symptoms on Saturday in Florida.

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Smooth start for thousands of students headed back to school

Updated: 08/17/2009 - The school year is underway for thousands of East Tennessee students. This is not only an adjustment for families starting the school year, but also for drivers. Knoxville Police officers were out keeping children safe and directing parents as they got back into the groove of the school routine. One of the main areas of concern is Farragut Primary as construction continues along Campbell Station Road.

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Man charged in largest ID theft case ever

Posted: 08/17/2009 - Federal prosecutors have charged a Miami man with conspiring to pull off the largest case of credit and debit card data theft ever in the United States.

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Maryville man facing child porn charges

Posted: 08/17/2009 - A 19-year-old Maryville man is in a Blount County jail facing sexual exploitation of a minor charges, according to a release from the Blount County Sheriff's Office.

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LIVE BLOG: Cobbins' Christian-Newsom murder trial, day 1

Updated: 08/18/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The first trial has begun in the carjacking, rape, and murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. Volunteer TV's Mike McCarthy is covering the trial and will update this blog throughout the day. You can also follow Mike's updates on Twitter, just follow @WVLT.

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UT students move in for the semester

Posted: 08/15/2009 - There were lots of boxes of books, hampers of clothes, and rolls of carpet going into the dorms at UT Saturday.

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Some get help for back to school with free supplies

Updated: 08/16/2009 - While many families make the final preparations for classes and homework, a few agencies are stepping in to help. Going back to school can be both exciting and expensive.

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Credit card laws to change

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Updated: 08/14/2009 - Credit card laws are about to change. Some of the consumer protection laws President Obama signed in May go into effect next week.

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