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Families gear up for troop deployment

Updated: 03/07/2009 - Hundreds of East Tennessee military families have prepared to send their loved ones to war. Members of the Knoxville-based 844th Combat Engineer Battalion are set to deploy for Iraq later in March.

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Education reform in Tenn.

Posted: 03/07/2009 - Former Senate Majority Leader Dr. Bill Frist is backing a new project called "Score" or "State Collaborative on Reforming Education."

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Record attendance at Knoxville Christian concert

Updated: 03/07/2009 - A record number of East Tennessee faithful rocked out at Thompson Boling Arena Friday night. Organizers say more than 12,000 packed the venue for the Christian music tour "Winter Jam 2009."

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A local business turns to trade to stay afloat

Posted: 03/06/2009 - With unemployment numbers the highest in 25 years, it's hard to imagine any company staying successful. But one East Tennessee man is trying his luck at the oldest form of business. He's turned to trade to keep his business afloat.

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Police: Drive-by murder victim targeted by mistake

Posted: 03/06/2009 - Police say last night's deadly drive-by shooting in East Knoxville, targeted the wrong man; a retiree, and a church volunteer--trying to care for his 92-year-old mother.

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Blount County man charged in Seymour killing

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A 31-year-old Blount County man faces a criminal homicide charge after allegedly shooting a Seymour man who was banging on the door of his home on Chilhowee Loop Road, according to the Blount County Sheriff's Office.

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Fighting the drug-resistant flu strain

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Doctors say one flu strain has become resistant to a common medicine. Meanwhile, more than a hundred students, and dozens of teachers are absent at one Knox County School. Most are believed to have a stomach virus.

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Man pleads guilty to headbutting ref, must umpire little league games

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A man charged with headbutting a referee during a middle school wrestling match in Jefferson County just pleaded guilty. Bobby Glenn Williams was sentenced to 25 hours of community service, which the judge says he'll have to serve as a little league umpire.

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Knoxville shopping center welcomes JCPenney

Posted: 03/06/2009 - While many businesses are being forced to downsize or even shut down, one retailer is bucking the trend, and bringing a few more pennies to East Tennessee.

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