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New prison taking shape in East Tennessee

Posted: 05/08/2011 - A new 1,444-bed state prison is starting to take shape in East Tennessee. The $208 million Bledsoe County Correctional Complex is being constructed on 2,200 acres of the Cumberland Plateau.

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Local student wins statewide poster contest

Updated: 05/04/2011 - Students around Tennessee participated in a poster contest for Red Ribbon Week which is a time for kids to learn the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

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Flood unease builds south along the Mississippi

Updated: 05/04/2011 - Flood worries that prompted the U.S. government to blast open a Missouri levee to ease pressure on some towns are rippling down the Mississippi River.

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How you can help tornado victims

Updated: 05/04/2011 - Last week the southern states experienced the worst tornado outbreak since March 18, 1925. The death toll continues to climb while the survivors are left with nothing, however, help is on the way for storm victims and you can help!

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IRS offers tax relief for storm victims

Posted: 05/03/2011 - The Internal Revenue Service announced it will offer tax relief for victims of last Wednesday's storms who live in parts of east Tennessee.

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152,000 TVA customers still without power

Posted: 05/02/2011 - The Tennessee Valley Authority says about 152,000 homes and businesses, mostly in Alabama, remain without power as a result of last week's severe weather in the South.

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On anniversary of floods, nonprofits tout success

Posted: 05/02/2011 - Last year about this time, rain was falling in Nashville in record amounts. The floods that affected much of Middle and West Tennessee would kill 22 people and cause billions in damages, but around the country many people were unaware of the disaster.

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Obama signs disaster declaration for Tennessee

Posted: 05/02/2011 - President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Tennessee after last week's line of tornado-spawning storms that killed at least 34 people in the state.

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Haslam asks Obama for federal disaster declaration

Posted: 04/30/2011 - Gov. Bill Haslam has asked President Obama to declare four Tennessee counties as federal disaster areas following the severe storms that struck the state this week.

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W.Va. woman sought in slaying caught in Tenn.

Posted: 04/29/2011 - Authorities say a West Virginia woman sought in the abduction of her young daughter and charged with killing her husband has been caught in western Tennessee.

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NWS: EF2 tornado struck Greene Co., EF4 in Hamilton Co.

Updated: 04/28/2011 - The NWS will be assessing damage for days, and possibly weeks. They are comparing this storm event to the Tornado Outbreak in April 1974, when 148 tornadoes killed more than 300 in several states.

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