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City-County Building evacuated due to bomb threat

Updated: 09/09/2008 - The City-County Building in downtown Knoxville was evacuated Tueday morning due to a bomb threat, according to Knox County Sheriff's Deputies and Eric McLean trial judge Mary Beth Leibowitz. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and for continuing coverage of this developing news story.

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Altria Group buys UST for about $10B

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Altria Group says it will buy UST for nearly $10 billion in a deal that will give the maker of Marlboro cigarettes access to the smokeless tobacco market.

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3 employees at women's prison fired

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Two guards and the recreation director at the Tennessee Prison for Women have been fired after an investigation into misconduct.

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Knox County survey released on student behavior

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Results from the Second Knox County Youth Risk Behavior were released on Monday. The data was collected from middle school and high school students in Knox County during the 2006-2007 school year.

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Grainger County paramedics fight for higher pay

Updated: 09/09/2008 - Grainger County Emergency Medical Technicians are currently among the lowest paid in the state of Tennessee, and on Monday night, several of them crowded into a meeting of the county commission to flight for their livelihoods.

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Knox County schools, churches agree on abstinence as good policy

Updated: 09/09/2008 - Monday night the results of a study will be made public showing how many teens in Knox County are having sex and taking other risks, as school administrators try to figure out the best way to prepare kids for facing such a decision.

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Prosecution rests its case in the love-triangle murder trial of Eric McLean

Updated: 09/09/2008 - The prosecution rested its case Monday afternoon after jurors saw a different Eric McLean than they've seen before at McLean’s love-triangle murder. In fact, they got to see and hear the accused killer, as he appeared, on the day he was charged with murdering 18-year-old Sean Powell.

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RAW VIDEO: Calf 'Spot' born at Tennessee Valley Fair

Updated: 09/08/2008 - A calf was born in front of a crowd of adults and children at the Tennessee Valley Fair Monday.

As is tradition at the fair, an onlooking child was given the privilege to name the newborn calf. The chosen child picked the name "Spot."

We've posted the entire video of Spot's birth.

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Park service says fewer visitors in Smokies

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park say visitation at its main entrances is down 5 percent so far this year, largely because of gas prices that spiked during the season.

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UT chancellor search cost $100,000

Posted: 09/08/2008 - The University of Tennessee's search for a new chancellor will cost more than $100,000 to pay for a search firm, candidate travel expenses and advertising in national publications.

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Economic development officials using state planes

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Records show Tennessee economic development officials have taken dozens of flights on state planes this year, though the purpose for some of the trips is not clear.

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