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State senator helps save man's life

Posted: 07/13/2007 - State Senator Bo Watson is one of three bystanders who helped save a retired surgeon's life after he collapsed.

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UPDATED: One I-40 Westbound Lane Reopens at TN-NC Line

Updated: 12/18/2007 - One lane of Interstate 40 Westbound is now open near the North Carolina-Tennessee state line (milemarker 445). The other lane remains closed due to a tractor trailer rollover accident. More details on Volunteer TV News at noon. Stay connected on volunteertv.com.

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Tennessee Announces New Flagship Television Partner

Updated: 07/13/2007 - The University of Tennessee has joined Host Communications in announcing Knoxville’s CBS affiliate, WVLT VOLUNTEER TV, as the official East Tennessee TV outlet for the Vol Network. Effective for the upcoming 2007-08 season, WVLT becomes the new Vol Network flagship television station for University of Tennessee sports.

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Deadly Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle Accident

Posted: 07/13/2007 - The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly motorcycle accident that left one man dead.

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Could Drought Affect Fall Colors?

Updated: 07/12/2007 - There's been so little rainfall, you have to wonder what effect that might have on this year's fall colors in the Smokies.

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Blood Levels Drop in Summer Months

Updated: 07/12/2007 - We've certainly seen plenty of hot days so far this summer, but the one-hundred plus degree temperatures out west, are causing some life or death concerns for blood banks, where mobile units are being shut down leaving blood supply extremely critical.

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The Drought’s Impact on Next Year

Updated: 07/12/2007 - Being more than a foot short on rainfall has changed our perspectives in more ways than one this summer. And as the drought keeps us hot and dry, it drives up prices, especially when it comes to food, but what does the drought mean for next year?

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Drought Hurts River Rafting Businesses

Updated: 07/12/2007 - The areas drought is affecting more than local farmers. Many people come to the Smokies and the foothills for fun things to do, but the drought is affecting water recreation.

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Intel Report: Al-Qaeda Trying to Sneak Terrorists into America

Updated: 07/12/2007 - The Associated Press has learned that, according to a new US intelligence assessment, Al-Qaeda is stepping up efforts to sneak terror operatives into the United States. And, according to this assessment, the group has acquired most of the capabilities it needs to strike here.

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Hormone Replacement Therapy And Heart Disease

Updated: 07/12/2007 - Results of a new study, called the Wisdom Trial, find older women shouldn't use hormone replacement therapy to prevent heart disease, although it appears to be safe and effective in relieving menopausal symptoms in younger women.

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Blue chips notch new records

Updated: 07/12/2007 - Both the Dow and the S&P 500 soared to fresh record highs for the first time since early June.

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Water Main Break In MI Leaves Cars Stranded

Posted: 07/12/2007 - From the Volunteer TV Newsroom, a massive water main break has flooded Eastbound I-96 in Livonia Michigan. Officials say the service drive and water is surging down the embankment. It's being reported right now that at least four cars are stranded on the highway. Be sure to keep it tuned to volunteertv.com for live coverage of this still developing story.

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County Spending Audit: Mayor Defends Fix, Questions Findings

Updated: 07/12/2007 - Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale says that any county worker caught misusing your tax dollars, by deliberately charging personal travel, food or fun on county-issued, credit cards will have to pay the money back, and either resign or be fired.

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