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Senate committee passes abortion resolution

Posted: 01/08/2008 - Tennessee lawmakers began the first day of the session Tuesday with a renewed effort to change the state's constitutional stance on abortion.

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Lawmaker wants you to have right to carry in Tennessee restaurants

Updated: 01/08/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- Should you be allowed to carry a gun into a restaurant that serves alcohol? At least one state senator thinks so. Volunteer TV's Rob Pratt is here to explain what the proposed change in the law could mean and what people think of it. Tennessee Senator Doug Jackson, from Dixon, expects to introduce the bill Wednesday. It comes less than two weeks after the deadly shooting at Hooter's in Knoxville. While some hope the new law could help prevent such tragedies, others say guns should not be on the menu at all.

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New Way To Get Information In Roane County

Updated: 01/08/2008 - Roane County (WVLT) -- A new emergency notification system is in the works for Roane County. Volunteer TV's Kim Bedford has more with how the emergency management agency is trying to keep you safe. Roane County's EMA Director, Howie Rose, wants to make sure if you live in Roane County, you get important information about potential dangers as quickly as possible. Hopefully by the end of January, that will happen through a phone call.

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East TN city in process of annexation

Updated: 01/08/2008 - There's been a lot of growth along Highway 411 south of Maryville, so the city is now in the process of annexation.

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Strong rains due in East Tennessee by late evening

Updated: 01/08/2008 - A strong storm system that has produced tornadoes in Arkansas, Missouri, and at least a report of a tornado around Memphis, will move through East Tennessee by around 11 p.m., according to Volunteer TV Chief Meteorologist Scott Blalock.

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CA study finds no link between autism and vaccines

Posted: 01/08/2008 - Autism cases in California continued to climb even after a mercury-based vaccine preservative that some people blame for the neurological disorder was removed from routine childhood shots, a new study found.

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3 TVA board nominees in limbo

Posted: 01/08/2008 - Congress took a holiday break at the expense of three members of the Tennessee Valley Authority's board of directors.

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Thompson skips N.H., focuses on S.C.

Posted: 01/08/2008 - Republican White House hopeful Fred Thompson is campaigning in South Carolina, skipping the New Hampshire primary and the cold weather there.

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Ft. Campbell soldier electrocuted in Iraq

Posted: 01/08/2008 - Authorities say an Army Special Forces soldier died from cardiac arrest due to an apparent accidental electrocution while deployed to Iraq.

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