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UTK faculty suggest tuition hike

Posted: 09/16/2008 - University of Tennessee-Knoxville faculty say a special tuition hike may be needed for the university's flagship campus.

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Crude drops well below $100

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Oil prices continue their steep slide. Benchmark crude has dipped below $93 a barrel as traders bet that a global slowdown will put a dent in energy consumption.

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Tennessee to revoke licenses over late child support

Posted: 09/16/2008 - The state is warning parents delinquent on child support payments that they risk losing drivers licenses, professional licenses and hunting and fishing licenses if they don't pay.

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Murder defendant says jurors `racist rednecks'

Posted: 09/16/2008 - A prosecutor at East Tennessee's first federal death penalty trial wants a jailhouse recording of the defendant describing the jury as "racist rednecks" played for them before they sentence him.

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Fed pumps $70B into nation's financial system

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Urgently trying to keep cash flowing amid a financial meltdown, the Federal Reserve has pumped another 70 billion dollars into the nation's financial system.

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LaFollette Meth lab bust

Updated: 09/16/2008 - LaFollette Police have made their 10th meth lab bust in the last two weeks.

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Knox County burglary suspect arrested

Updated: 09/16/2008 - A man suspected in a string of garage burglaries in Gettysvue and Farragut areas of Knox County has been arrested.

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BREAKING: Dow closes down more than 500 points

Updated: 09/16/2008 - The stock market has suffered one of its worst days in years as investors reacted to a stunning reshaping of the landscape of Wall Street that took out two storied names: Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Merrill Lynch & Co.

The Dow Jones industrials are down more than 504 points, their sixth-largest point drop ever and their worst showing since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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Gas arrives in Knoxville, Pilot's Haslam talks answers questions

Updated: 09/15/2008 - A shipment of 450,000 gallons of gasoline arrived at the terminals off Middlebrook Pike Monday afternoon. It's the first of several shipments expected on the pipeline this week, but it could take a couple days before the national record high gas prices you're paying here go down.

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Oil closes below $100 for first time in 6 months

Updated: 09/15/2008 - Oil prices have closed below $100 a barrel for the first time in six months, tumbling more than $5 after the demise of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and the sale of Merrill Lynch & Co. fed worries about the U.S. economy and sparked another dramatic sell-off.

Also on Wall Street, Dow Jones industrials are down 400 as the market reacts to Lehman's demise, and the purchase of Merrill Lynch.

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Tennessee gas price gouging complaints top 500

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Tennessee's division of consumer affairs has received more than 500 complaints about gasoline price gouging and the phone calls and e-mails are still coming in.

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Deceased sculptor created Knoxville's Haley statue

Updated: 09/15/2008 - A memorial service will be held next month in Los Angeles for sculptor Tina Allen, who depicted such figures as Martin Luther King Jr. and Alex Haley in her works.

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