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Frozen ponds, creeks, pools may look fun, can be dangerous

Updated: 01/07/2010 - There's a hidden concern the cold is causing, something we don't see too often. Swimming pools, ponds, lakes, even some creeks are frozen. Some are even covered with a thin layer of snow. And although it may look like fun, those whose job it is to save your life if you fall in say, do not take any chances.

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Snow hits East Tennessee, motorists having trouble

Updated: 01/08/2010 - A Knox County school bus became stranded on a snowy road Thursday afternoon, and officials had to use 4-wheel drive vehicles to get to the students, Volunteer TV photojournalist Keith Smith reports.

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Knox County schools closed Friday

Updated: 01/08/2010 - Knox County schools will be closed Friday due to snow, school system administrators say. Get complete school closing information on Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com.

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How to stay warm, safe using extra heaters

Updated: 01/07/2010 - Volunteer TV is Taking Action for You, letting you know how to heat your home and stay safe during these frigid temperatures. If you don't take the necessary precautions, the added heaters could quickly become dangerous hazards, Knoxville Firefighters told Volunteer TV Wednesday.

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Free medical clinic gets ready to open in Oak Ridge

Updated: 01/07/2010 - It's been months in the making, but the Free Clinic of Oak Ridge is just a week and half away from opening its doors. Even though they're not taking patients, they are taking appointments - and fulfilling a huge need in the community.

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Costs of the cold, temps explain heat bill, but not gasoline hikes

Updated: 01/06/2010 - You're paying less for the fuel to heat your home, but using more of it in this cold snap. January's bill will be higher than December's. Less clear is why gasoline prices are rising; demand hasn't risen yet, and supplies remain relatively steady.

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Marshals seize $1 million in food from warehouse

Posted: 01/06/2010 - U.S. marshals seized more than $1 million worth of bulk restaurant food products from a Nashville food processor and warehouse after inspectors found signs of rodent infestation.

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How to maintain your heating system

Updated: 01/06/2010 - As temperatures in East Tennessee drop, you turn on your heat for instant warmth. But what happens when your heat source fails? Volunteer TVs Rebecca Solomon spoke with a local heating service that's keeping very busy this winter, making sure your heat is on.

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Local Red Kettle Campaign falls short of goal

Posted: 01/06/2010 - Despite the efforts of The Salvation Army staff, thousands of volunteers, scores of area retailers and an untold number of donors, the Knoxville area Red Kettle Campaign fell short of its goal this year.

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