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Illegal immigrant sentenced for crash in Smokies

Posted: 03/19/2008 - Mario Roberto Diaz-Mourillo, a Honduran native who entered the United States illegally in 1998 and worked in construction in eastern Tennessee, was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison for causing a head-on collision in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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UPDATE: 5 killed in crash on I-65 in Kentucky

Updated: 03/19/2008 - Police say a family of three from south-central Kentucky and two women from Elizabethtown were killed in a morning crash on a rainy Interstate 65 in south-central Kentucky.

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UPDATED 12 AM: Flames shrinking at site of oil well fire

Updated: 03/21/2008 - KEY DETAILS: * 3,000 gallons of oil spilled * Blowout preventer failed * One person in critical condition at burn unit * 25 homes evacuated * Fire may burn for several days * Shelter opened at 11 a.m. at Norwood Middle School

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Bush to mark Iraq war 5th anniversary with speech

Posted: 03/19/2008 - Five years after he gave the fateful orders, President Bush will tell an audience of military chiefs and other officials he's confident he was right about Iraq.

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Zoo's response to tiger attack detailed

Posted: 03/19/2008 - A report on the Christmas Day tiger attacks at the San Francisco Zoo praises the zoo's overall response, but says workers should have believed two brothers who said a tiger was loose and had mauled their friend.

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Knox County parents fight for longer summers

Updated: 03/19/2008 - There's a grassroots effort by several moms in Knoxville to convince Tennessee legislators to set a mandatory school start date so the summers don't get any shorter.

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Trial begins for man accused of killing ex-sheriff

Posted: 03/18/2008 - Prosecutors say the man on trial for the murder of a disgraced ex-sheriff in eastern Kentucky volunteered to kill him, but a defense attorney says there's no proof against his client.

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Preliminary study: Racing surface has no effect on fatality rates

Posted: 03/18/2008 - Preliminary statistics from a new on-track injury reporting program showed fatality rates among horses that run on synthetic surfaces are nearly identical to the fatality rates of horses that run on traditional dirt tracks.

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