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Fla. deputies catch escapees suspected in slaying

Posted: 04/19/2009 - Two men suspected of killing a woman after they broke out of a Florida jail were caught in Kentucky after deputies acting on a tip chased them down on foot and tackled them.

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TVA: 2011 deadline hard to meet

Posted: 04/19/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority says it may not be able to clean up some of its oldest coal-fired plants as required by a court order.

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Two dollar stores robbed within minutes

Posted: 04/19/2009 - Knoxville Police say an armed robber hit up two Dollar General stores within six minutes. Officers have two possible accomplices in custody, but the robber's still on the run.

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Philippine police rescue Red Cross worker

Posted: 04/18/2009 - Officials in the Philippines say police have rescued a Red Cross worker from his al-Qaida-linked kidnappers three months after he and two colleagues were kidnapped on a southern island.

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US, Cuba advance dizzying thaw in relations

Posted: 04/18/2009 - President Barack Obama continues to make overtures toward Cuba, saying the U.S. is open to a "new beginning" with the Communist island.

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Rev. Williams from Marble City Baptist turns 97

Posted: 04/18/2009 - Reverend George Williams may be the oldest continuously preaching pastor in East Tennessee. Rev. Williams turned 97 on Friday and his church, Marble City Baptist in West Knoxville threw him a party.

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Clingmans Dome to close for event

Posted: 04/18/2009 - Officials with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are closing the Clingmans Dome Observation Tower from 7:00 PM on April 23rd, 2009 through 5:00 PM the following evening.

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Obama plot suspects want Tenn. evidence thrown out

Posted: 04/17/2009 - The owner of a residence where two men charged with plotting to kill President Barack Obama were arrested said Friday that authorities frightened him into letting them search the house without a warrant.

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VA patients testing positive for HIV grows to 3

Posted: 04/17/2009 - The Department of Veterans Affairs reports that three patients exposed to contaminated medical equipment have tested positive for HIV in follow-up exams.

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Court: Judge was 7 years late in ruling

Posted: 04/17/2009 - A Shelby County Criminal Court judge has been reprimanded for waiting seven years before filing a ruling in a death penalty appeal.

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TBI to report outstanding warrants in school employee background checks

Updated: 04/17/2009 - Recently, the Metro Nashville School District found out that a teacher who'd passed three background checks --has warrants on him for sex crimes involving children in Chattanooga. That's prompted the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to change how it reports what it finds out about those applying for school jobs.

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Plenty to do this weekend for fun

Updated: 04/17/2009 - It's a big weekend for east Tennessee. From the Orange and White game, and Dogwoods, to seeing a TV star in Sevier County, there's plenty to do.

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Animal doctors warn of using some flea and tick prevention products

Updated: 04/17/2009 - If you're a pet owner, listen up! The Environmental Protection Agency says it's evaluating some flea and tick control products more closely due to more reports of animals having adverse side effects--some of which have been deadly.

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