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Missing hiker airlifted to safety

Updated: 08/31/2009 - A 70-year-old missing hiker has been pulled to safety after being stranded in the Smoky Mountains for days.

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Woman blames school for son's case of H1N1

Updated: 08/29/2009 - H1N1 continues to make itself known around East Tennessee, now striking hard in Blount County. Several students within the Blount County School District have been confirmed to have contracted this strain of the flu.

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Withdrawal of unspent federal funds could delay, defer road projects

Posted: 08/28/2009 - Whether it's your company's budget, or Uncle Sam's--you've heard the credo, "use it or lose it." That's exactly what'll happen if Congress doesn't put back in, more than $8 billion it plans to take out- of the transportation budget. This isn't stimulus money--aimed at shovel-ready projects --but bigger ticket fixes--that could push some of East Tennessee's back- burner projects, off the stove.

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Church gives 25 tons of food to hungry neighbors

Updated: 08/28/2009 - No questions were asked on Friday when volunteers handed out 25 tons of food to people in need. This was the biggest food pantry Big Emory Baptist Church has ever had and it won't be the last.

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W. Knoxville killer may have stalked woman before murder-suicide

Updated: 08/28/2009 - Friends of a woman shot to death by a man in West Knoxville say he had been stalking her, but didn't realize they were still having problems. The two were found dead in the parking lot of a townhouse complex Friday morning.

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Effort revived to link E. Tenn. greenways

Posted: 08/28/2009 - Transportation planners in East Tennessee agreed to revive a council originally created in the 1990s to connect greenways between Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Woman sentenced in interstate prostitution ring

Posted: 08/28/2009 - A woman has been sentenced in Covington to more than two years in prison on her conviction for running a prostitution ring that extended from Ohio into Tennessee.

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TVA ramping up nuclear plant after shutdown

Posted: 08/28/2009 - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the Tennessee Valley Authority's 1,105 megawatt Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Unit 3 is up and running again and was at 23 percent power early Thursday.

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Victims rights group reacts to Cobbins verdict

Updated: 08/28/2009 - They say they know best the pain the families of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom now face. And although they say justice through the law helps, often the system is not enough.

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Newsoms keep Chris' room to keep son's memory alive

Updated: 08/27/2009 - Chris' parents, Hugh and Mary Newsom, say the jury let them down; they wanted the death penalty. The Newsoms have kept Chris' room basically the same since he was murdered in 2007. His parents say that keeps Chris in their lives everyday.

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Christian-Newsom case calls attention to keeping kids safe

Updated: 08/27/2009 - The Christian-Newsom murders were random acts of violence that began with a car-jacking. But without any personal means of protection, experts say it would be difficult for anyone in that type of situation to walk away unharmed. So...Is awareness the key to keeping safe?

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Cobbins arrives at Nashville prison

Updated: 08/27/2009 - Convicted carjacker, kidnapper, rapist and murder Letalvis Cobbins has arrived at the Charles B. Bass Correctional Complex in Nashville, according to Knox County Sheriff's spokesperson Martha Dooley. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for continuing coverage of this developing news story.

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Memorial for fallen athlete draws 1,400

Posted: 08/27/2009 - A memorial service for a high school football player who collapsed and died during a game drew an estimated 1,400 people to a gymnasium in Kingsport.

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