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Budget cuts affecting Morgan Co. prison plans

Posted: 02/16/2009 - The new 2,400-unit, $155 million Morgan County Correctional Complex will open this summer as the aging Brushy Mountain State Prison is closed. But prisons officials say the sluggish economy is affecting plans for the new correctional facility.

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Lawmakers agree K-12 education should be priority

Updated: 07/20/2009 - Lawmakers from both parties agree that K-12 education in Tennessee should be a priority, but they disagree over legislation that would fund it out of an education budget separate from the rest of the state's spending plan.

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More people trading gold for cash

Updated: 02/16/2009 - Rising gold prices and a slow economy has Knoxville residents cleaning out old jewelry boxes for cash. Gold buying team hosted a trade-gold-for-cash show. Dozens showed up for on the spot estimates and walked out with cash in hand.

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Burger King on Merchants Road robbed

Updated: 02/15/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Knoxville Police have confirmed the Burger King on Merchants Road was robbed around 10 o'clock Sunday night.

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Officers identify man in accidental shooting

Posted: 02/15/2009 - WARTBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Morgan County Investigators believe they know what caused the shooting accident that killed an elderly man in Morgan County.

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Fire destroys Harriman business

Updated: 02/16/2009 - Flames have destroyed a Roane County tire shop. The fire erupted at Hensley Tire and Service Company in Harriman early Sunday morning. Firefighters say they quickly had to change their attack to protect their own lives.

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East Tennessee soldiers home for Valentine's Day

Posted: 02/14/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- One East Tennessee soldier calls it the best Valentine's Day yet. The three soldiers returned home to Seveir County from Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Associated Press: TV station owner Young Broadcasting files Chp. 11

Posted: 02/14/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Young Broadcasting Inc., owner of 10 TV stations affiliated with the CBS and ABC networks, including two in Tennessee, says it has filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. bankruptcy court in the Southern District of New York.

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Man accused in Obama plot wants evidence tossed

Posted: 02/14/2009 - MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- One of two white supremacists charged with plotting to kill President Barack Obama is asking a federal court to dismiss statements he gave to police.

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TVA chief says spill was 'catastrophe'

Posted: 02/14/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The president of the Tennessee Valley Authority is trying to rebuild credibility as well as the site of huge coal ash spill.

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