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Stealing a tailgate from a pickup & trying to sell it

A man accused of stealing a tailgate from a pickup truck and trying to sell it is being held in jail without bond. It happened at a public boat ramp near South Holston Lake.

Bill facilitates health system mergers

There’s a new bill in Virginia that could make it easier facilitate a regional merger between local healthcare systems.

Automakers exceeding gas mileage standards

Automakers have beat ever-toughening gas mileage standards for a second year in a row. A new report says vehicles sold in the US are averaging 24.1 miles per gallon for the 2013 model year. That's a half-gallon increase over the previous year.

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Outdoor burning is useful but you need a permit

You may have your fireplaces burning this weekend, but there’s a reminder not to forget outdoor burning in Tennessee requires a permit through May 15th.

O- and O+ blood donations urgently needed

The non-profit regional blood center, Blood Assurance, says it’s in critical need of O-negative and O+ positive blood. The organization is asking you to consider taking 30 minutes out of your day to make a donation that will save three lives.

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Va. Gov. vetoes gun bills, proposes lower gift limits

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he's amending a last-minute ethics package lawmakers passed last month from $100 per gift to a $100 aggregate gift cap. Also, he's vetoing several pro-gun bills.

Vols fire basketball coach Donnie Tyndall

The University of Tennessee has fired basketball coach Donnie Tyndall after one season. Tyndall's firing comes as the NCAA investigates his two-year stay at Southern Mississippi.

Can’t make it to Grandfather Mountain? Take a virtual tour

Grandfather Mountain’s iconic Mile High Swinging Bridge and Grandfather Trail are the newest sites available for 360-degree virtual viewing on Google Maps Street View. See how it was done using Trekker, a 4-foot-tall, 40-pound camera and backpack.

Debit card stolen at night club used for shopping spree

A woman’s wallet was stolen at a night club and police say the thieves went on an overnight shopping spree with her debit card. We have a media gallery of the suspects and their car.

Latest on BVU VP corruption investigation

There are many questions, a day after two former BVU vice presidents entered guilty pleas in federal court. Robert Kelley Jr. and David Copeland admitted to taking kickbacks from contractors for work that was never completed.

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