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Curious friend leads police to robbery suspect

Posted: 10/12/2009 - Chattanooga police say a juvenile robbery suspect's curious friend unintentionally helped them find him. Police say the 17-year-old is accused of pulling a pistol on a woman Saturday night and striking her son with it in a school parking lot.

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UT trustees approve buying land for solar plant

Posted: 10/12/2009 - Trustees at the University of Tennessee have approved the acquisition of 200 acres in West Tennessee to house a solar power generation plant and educational center.

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Lakeland dam owners cited for violation

Posted: 10/12/2009 - State environmental inspectors have issued a notice of violation over the dam that impounds Garner Lake in Shelby County.

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Calif governor signs gay marriage recognition bill

Posted: 10/12/2009 - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill recognizing gay marriages sanctioned in other states during the nearly five months such unions were legal in California.

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Burn permits needed beginning Oct. 15

Posted: 10/12/2009 - The middle of October brings about the need for property owners to get permits for any outside burning of brush or debris.

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Taylor trial begins for murder of foster child

Updated: 10/13/2009 - Two key witnesses Monday, for the defense as they continue to paint a picture of Kenneth Taylor as a good foster father. Prosecutors say Taylor's choke-hold killed his foster son, Jordan Shelton, and that's considered first degree murder, but the defense says it was self defense.

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Construction starts, closes part of Kingston Pike

Posted: 10/12/2009 - A lot of us remember Smart-Fix 40. It took some time getting used to it, but then it went OK. TDOT hopes the same is true on a much smaller scale for a busy section of Kingston Pike.

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Carly Simon sues Starbucks over album deal

Posted: 10/12/2009 - Singer Carly Simon is suing Starbucks Corp. and says the coffee company's now-defunct music venture didn't adequately promote her 2008 album.

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H1N1 hitting healthy adults

Updated: 10/12/2009 - New research shows healthy adults and adolescents are more likely to become critically ill.

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Bell County extends fall break

Posted: 10/12/2009 - As influenza continues to spread, a Kentucky public school system is stretching its scheduled fall break to try to limit transmission of the disease among students.

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Recalled sandwiches have 7-digit code, not 6

Posted: 10/12/2009 - People who bought pre-packaged sandwiches from a North Carolina company should look for a seven-digit code, not a six-digit one, to identify products that may contain Listeria.

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Weak tornadoes confirmed in 3 counties

Posted: 10/12/2009 - The National Weather Service has confirmed tornado touchdowns during storms Friday in Marion, Monroe and McMinn counties.

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Construction closes two lanes on Kingston Pike

Updated: 10/12/2009 - If getting around takes you down Kingston Pike in Bearden, prepare for even slower going than usual for the next year. Construction that started Sunday night will cut traffic to a single lane surrounding the Forest Park intersection until next fall.

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