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TVA cleanup, testing underway after fly ash sludgeslide in Roane County

Updated: 12/23/2008 - Cleanup is underway, water is being tested and those forced from their homes are getting help from TVA after a dike holding back a slurry of fly ash and water broke early Monday morning at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County, according to TVA President and CEO Tom Kilgore.

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TVA eyes possible cause of mudslide

Updated: 12/23/2008 - TVA officials believe recent rain and drastic temperature changes are two of the factors that could have led to the early Monday morning mudslide in Harriman.

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Emergency 911 calls after mudslide

Updated: 12/23/2008 - The early morning dike failure in Roane County left 200 acres of Harriman covered under a layer of ash, mud and debris. It also displaced more than one dozen families the week of Christmas.

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Roane Co. man's story escaping slide

Updated: 12/22/2008 - More than a dozen families are without homes today. After a sludge slide, some families are now calling a hotel home.

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UT nursing college ailing

Posted: 12/22/2008 - The University of Tennessee's College of Nursing faces the loss of half its students it admits next fall amid growing state budget pressures.

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A note of thanks to and from the Salvation Army

Posted: 12/22/2008 - The area commander of the Salvation Army sent a letter to members of the media and the Knoxville community. Attached to Major Don Vick's letter was a copy of a handwritten thank you note from a woman who, decades earlier, had received gifts and food from the Salvation Army at Christmastime.

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CBS NEWS: Michael Jackson fighting for his life?

Posted: 12/22/2008 - (CBS) As one journalist recently put it, "rumors are all anyone hears about Michael Jackson these days," and the current claim comes from a writer working on a Jackson biography.

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East Tennessee father chases accused kidnapper

Updated: 12/23/2008 - An attempted kidnapping sent a Sevier County father on a personal vendetta Monday morning. The dad chased down the accused kidnapper, then ,opened fire on him.

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South Knoxville car crash critically injures three

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Three people are recovering at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Sunday night after a driver smashed through a bus stop and parking lot early Sunday morning.

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