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Good Morning East Tennessee!

It's Wednesday, and I'm sensing some of you are due for some good news.

A bird (Beck's Petrel) long thought to be extinct was recently rediscovered after 80 years of no confirmed sightings. The bird was officially sighted in New Guinea.

A truck driver driving a million miles in 20 years is not uncommon. Doing it without an accident is very uncommon, but Mike Crone of Indianapolis has done it and was rewarded by his company.

Divorce rates in America have fallen to their lowest level in years.

Suicide rate for young men has dropped almost 7%. In England and Wales it is at its lowest level in 30 years.

The major watch and preserve of U.S. forests is working. Since the year 2000 forestland across America has increased the size of Delaware.

Since 1994 domestic violence cases in America have been declining. Today they're at a 30-year low.

The unemployment rate is sinking at the fastest pace in 50 years. In 2 just months it fell from 9.8% to 9%.

Iraq had a choice to purchase 18 American fighter jets. They declined the offer and, with the money, chose to feed their poor.

In Bolivia 25 circus lions were rescued from an inhumane organization that mistreated the animals. The investigation took many months and countless hours of hard work in the harshest of conditions. On Sunday the animals were flown to Denver and will spend their lives on an 80-acre sanctuary.

In Iowa a four-year-old girl, her brother and her mom were in a car accident. The mother was trapped and the brother was injured. The little girl walked a ΒΌ mile in heavy snow and 21 degree weather to get help and saved her family's life.
Have a great day!

Published February 23, 2011

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