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Keeping the kids safe in the cold

Updated: 01/15/2009 - East Tennessee has some extremely cold weather to deal with for a couple of days. That means when the kids head off to school Thursday morning, it's time to bundle up but also stay protected.

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Rereading Chapter 11; Goody's files bankruptcy for second time in just over 6 mos.

Posted: 01/14/2009 - Goody's final liquidation, if it is that, will leave behind more than 282 stores and 8000+ employees. The Chamber of Commerce already is looking for new tenants for Goody's leased corporate headquarters and distribution center. But the director of the University of Tennessee's Center for Business and Economic Research says Goody's greatest asset (and challenge) may be its East-Tennessee-based employees.

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Regents authorize layoffs, pay cuts

Posted: 01/14/2009 - The Tennessee Board of Regents voted unanimously Wednesday to allow Chancellor Charles W. Manning to authorize system presidents to order layoffs, pay cuts and work time reductions.

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Prepare your home for below freezing temperatures

Updated: 01/14/2009 - With these frigid temperatures the next few nights, you're going to want to take care of pipes around your home. Frozen pipes can cost hundreds of dollars and even more of an inconvenience. We talked with a plumber to help you get your home ready for the next few nights.

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Slain Maryville Marine's son born in Japan

Updated: 01/14/2009 - WVLT (Knoxville) - His name is Michael H. Ferschke III. At birth, he weighed seven pounds, 8.8 ounces and was 19.7 inches long. He is the son of Sgt. Michael H. Ferschke, Jr. and Hotaru Ferschke.

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Obama EPA will investigate coal ash sites

Posted: 01/14/2009 - The Obama administration will immediately begin to assess the hundreds of coal ash disposal sites at power plants across the country in the wake of two spills in Alabama and Tennessee.

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Want to be an Inauguration Day street reporter?

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Are you going to the inauguration? Do you have plans to go to an inauguration party or event around Knoxville or East Tennessee?

If so, contact the WVLT newsroom and ask for Michael Grider. We’d like to tell your story and even have you doing some “street reporting” from the nation’s capitol for

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Maryville Y-12 FCU robbed

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The Y-12 Federal Credit Union branch on West Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville was robbed late Wednesday morning.

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Student accused of threats to undergo evaluation

Posted: 01/14/2009 - A former Middle Tennessee State University student charged with terrorism for threats that shut down the university will undergo a mental evaluation before charges are sent to the grand jury.

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Goody's files for bankruptcy again

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Knoxville-based Goody's Family Clothing has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection a second time and plans to liquidate, according to documents filed in United States Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware.

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Kingston residents defend their city

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority coal ash spill was a disaster. It moved homes off their foundations and spread more than one billion gallons of coal fly ash over more than 400 acres.

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What should you know about your retirement funds?

Updated: 01/14/2009 - East Tennessee companies have cut hundreds of jobs in recent weeks, including Knoxville-based ImagePoint and Goody's. A termination letter obtained by Volunteer TV says Goody's plans to file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy around January 13th, 2009. So what should you know about your retirement funds, especially if your company goes bust?

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