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Thieves steal license plates to hide their crimes

Updated: 05/28/2008 - The high cost of gas is fueling an increase in a type of crime that you need to know about, before it's too late. Thieves are stealing license plates from cars parked in front of homes, and if you don't take steps to protect your car you could be the next victim.

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Despite plans to repay Knox Co., some still want Ragsdale out

Updated: 05/29/2008 - Relatively speaking, the dollars are small -- slightly more than $1,200 out of what was once $40,000 in quote questionable spending of your tax dollars through Knox County purchasing cards, and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale says he’s paying it back.

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Lack of Rain Keeps TVA Reservoir Levels Below Normal

Posted: 05/28/2008 - Although water levels in TVA reservoirs are higher than they were last spring, drought conditions still exist, particularly in the eastern half of the Tennessee Valley, and almost all of the large tributary reservoirs are below targeted summer levels.

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Tennessee woman, 61, dies in iron lung after power outage

Posted: 05/28/2008 - A West Tennessee woman who spent nearly 60 years of her life in an iron lung after being diagnosed with polio as a child died tragically Wednesday. Relatives said a power failure shut down the machine that kept her breathing.

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Bank robbery in Northeast Knox County

Updated: 05/28/2008 - Dispatchers say the First Choice Community Credit Union, 9440 Mascot Rd., in Mascot was robbed Wednesday afternoon. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and for continuing coverage of this breaking news story.

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Knox County working to keep public pools clean

Updated: 05/27/2008 - Many Knox County youngsters took their first plunge over the weekend, and for mom and dad, you can rest easy knowing Knox County will again be keeping a close watch over some 400 swimming pools this summer.

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Fire burns apartment above Knoxville business

Updated: 05/28/2008 - A fire burned inside an apartment above a Fort Sanders business late Tuesday afternoon, but firefighters were able to contain it before it spread to a second apartment unit.

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Tennessee Ethics commission fines UT president

Posted: 05/27/2008 - The Tennessee Ethics Commission has voted to fine University of Tennessee President John Petersen $250 for missing a deadline on his disclosure form.

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