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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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Judge seals juror list following Cobbins sentencing

Updated: 08/27/2009 - The Davidson County jury that sentenced Letalvis Cobbins to life in prison without the possibility of parole spent Wednesday night back at their hotel. The difference was that for the first time in 10 days they were no longer sequestered by the court.

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Who is Letalvis Cobbins?

Posted: 08/26/2009 - Deciding punishment is about aggravating and mitigating circumstances of the crime and the convicted. But it's also about defining the defendant. For Letalvis Cobbins, the difference between getting the death penalty -- or life in prison--could depend on how much responsibility the jury believes he bears for his choices.

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H1N1 cases no longer shared with public

Updated: 08/26/2009 - Confirming with State health officials if H1N1 is in your child's school is no more. The Health Department is no longer releasing that information based on guidelines from the CDC.

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'Rocky Top' owners sue A&E over song use

Posted: 08/26/2009 - The owners to the rights of "Rocky Top," the song that's played frequently throughout football season in Tennessee, are suing the television network A&E for using the song without permission.

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Jurors give Cobbins life without parole

Updated: 08/27/2009 - Jurors have decided that convicted carjacker, rapist, and murder Letalvis Cobbins should not die for his crimes. They sentenced him Wednesday night to life in prison without parole on first degree murder and felony murder counts relating to the death of Channon Christian in January 2007. Jurors had to deciding whether or not the convicted murderer will receive the death penalty, life in prison, or life in prison without the possibility of parole. Volunteer TV's Mike McCarthy is at the courthouse, and he'll update this live blog as warranted. You can follow Mike's updates on Twitter, just follow @WVLT. For background information on this case, CLICK HERE.

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Recalls: August 25, 2009

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Refrigerators, windows, and entertainment stands are included in the latest round of recalls.

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LIVE BLOG: Cobbins guilty of 1st deg. murder, most other counts; eligible for death penalty

Updated: 08/26/2009 - Letalvis Cobbins killed Channon Christian and is responsible for the death of Christopher Newsom, a jury ruled Tuesday. Cobbins was found guilty of most counts against him, including several lesser-included offenses. He was only found not guilty of a couple of charges. The 1st degree premeditated murder of Christian makes Cobbins eligible for the death penalty. He'll learn his fate Wednesday.

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