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EF1 tornado confirmed in Cumberland County during Sunday storms

Updated: 05/04/2009 - The National Weather Service confirms that an EF1 tornado touched down Sunday in Cumberland County about 5:22 p.m. CST. The tornado's winds reached an estimated 100 to 105 miles per hour, according to Henry Steigerwaldt with the NWS.

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Flood Watch: through Monday morning

Posted: 05/03/2009 - The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a Flood Watch for parts of East Tennessee, through Monday morning.

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Man shot, trying to protect his home

Posted: 05/02/2009 - Lifestar has flown a Northeast Knox County man to UT Medical Center with wounds that the sheriff's office says could be life-threatening.

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Car show revs up Knoxville-area economy

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Thousands of car lovers are expected to set their parking brakes in Knoxville this weekend. The annual National Street Rods Association show brings lots of chrome, but also cash.

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Alarm sounds at ORNL

Updated: 05/03/2009 - The Department of Energy spent about seven hours, Saturday morning and afternoon looking into what it calls the lowest level of emergency in a unit of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Al-Qaida used Hotmail, simple codes in planning attacks

Posted: 05/02/2009 - According to a court document, alleged al-Qaida operations mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed used his free Hotmail account right after Sept. 11 in an attempt to direct a U.S.-based operative to carry out an attack.

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VA: 5th HIV case linked to unsterile equipment

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Posted: 05/02/2009 - The Department of Veterans Affairs says a fifth patient has tested positive for HIV and another seven have tested positive for hepatitis after being exposed to contaminated medical equipment at three VA hospitals.

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TDEC: Tire company sustained series of fires

Updated: 05/02/2009 - The state is investigating a Knoxville tire recycling company it says has sustained three fires in a year, including Thursday night's blaze.

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US carriers cutting service to Mexico

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Many U.S. airlines say they're cutting back on flights to Mexico as swine flu fears wreak havoc on many Americans' travel plans.

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Woman accused in Maine of bid to bite flight crew

Posted: 05/01/2009 - A British woman accused of downing prescription drugs, two or three bottles of wine and liquid soap from a London-bound jetliner's lavatory before scuffling with flight attendants will remain in jail in Maine over the weekend.

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Appeals court affirms teen's plea in shooting

Posted: 05/01/2009 - The Tennessee Court of Appeals says a teenager knew what he was doing when he pleaded guilty to lesser charges in the 2005 shooting of three administrators at Campbell County High School.

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Family searches for missing Cocke County teen

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Family and friends of a missing Cocke County teen are helping police with the search. 19 year-old Megan Maxwell was last heard from early Sunday morning. Her burned out car was found hours later along highway 25/70 in Newport, but no sign of the missing teen. A big group gathered this morning to scour the woods on foot to find some clue that might lead them to their beloved Megan.

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