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East Tennessee soldier dies in Afghanistan

Updated: 07/16/2008 - An East Tennessee soldier has been killed while serving in Afghanistan, but loved ones say he was doing more than just serving his country. He was spreading the word of God.

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Appeals court orders fact-finding in House case

Posted: 07/15/2008 - A three-judge federal appeals court panel said it can't determine if the Tennessee should be barred from retrying a former death row inmate and is sending the case back to district court for "further fact-finding."

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Corker, Alexander, Wamp react to Volkswagen's planned plant in Chattanooga

Posted: 07/15/2008 - U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and U.S. Representative Zach Wamp (R-TN) offered federal reaction to today’s announcement from Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. that it will build a U.S. automotive production facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., where it will produce a car designed specifically for the North American consumer and invest $1 billion in the economy. Corker, Alexander, and Wamp will join Volkswagen and other Tennessee government leaders for the announcement at 11:30 a.m. EDT at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga.

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ORNL, TEMA prepare to ship radioactive waste

Updated: 07/15/2008 - In December the Oak Ridge National Laboratory will begin shipping radioactive waste to Carlsbad, New Mexico where it will be buried approximately 2,000 feet underground.

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Interstate shutdown due to tanker leak created boom for some area businesses

Updated: 07/14/2008 - Interstate 40 is back to normal and flowing in both directions after a tanker carrying hazardous materials overturned over the weekend. It happened in Cumberland County, and traffic was detoured down highway 70 for two days, but it wasn't all bad for businesses in the area.

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Former Memphis journalist Bill Sorrels dies

Posted: 07/14/2008 - William "Bill" Sorrels, a former managing editor at The Commercial Appeal in Memphis and teacher at Mississippi University for Women, has died at the age of 83.

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Family of Ohio State president injured in crash

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Ohio State University President Gordon Gee has gone to the Philadelphia area to be with his daughter and son-in-law, who were injured in a crash Saturday night.

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