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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 VolunteerTV.com.

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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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How to prevent gun accidents from happening in your home

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Accidents involving guns are easily prevented by safely storing and securing firearms away from children - it's safety information we received from folks who teach firearm classes. We talked with instructors from Gander Mountain who say gun safety is all about common sense.

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Help for unemployed in Tennessee

Updated: 01/13/2009 - There are a lot of programs out there to help you financially, and if you know where to go, you will hopefully be able to get by, until you're able to find a new job.

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Government programs help ex-cons find work

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Last week we introduced you to a Knoxville man who was having a harder time than even the normal person finding a job. Like thousands of fellow Tennesseans he was laid off. Despite wonderful references, multiple skills and a history of leadership, overcoming a felony conviction in his past is too much. But there are government programs available to employers that may help.

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TWRA finds problems with fish near fly ash spill

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Ash in stomachs, damage to scales and gills are just a few of the items on a laundry list of problems with fish swimming in the Clinch and Emory rivers around the fly ash spill.

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Job search: scam or opportunity

Updated: 01/13/2009 - If you're looking for a "plan B", a sign or an e-mail promising a work from home, make big bucks job, may be enticing. But you have to know what to look for or it may cost you more in the long run.

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Ramsey re-elected Tenn. Senate speaker

Posted: 01/13/2009 - Ron Ramsey was re-elected Senate speaker shortly after Tennessee's 106th General Assembly was gaveled into session.

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Emory Road reopened after propane tanker crash

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Emory Road has been reopened after part of it was closed in both directions east of Maynardville Highway because a tanker truck hauling propane rolled into a ditch around 12:30 p.m.

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Tennessee issues order in TVA ash spill cleanup

Updated: 01/13/2009 - The state of Tennessee has put the Tennessee Valley Authority on notice that it will get no breaks in its $1 million per day cleanup of the massive coal ash flood from its Kingston power plant.

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3 arrested, charged in Best Buy stun gun robbery

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Three people are charged in connection with a December Best Buy robbery in which the suspects used a stun gun, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

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