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TDEC: Tire company sustained series of fires

Updated: 05/02/2009 - The state is investigating a Knoxville tire recycling company it says has sustained three fires in a year, including Thursday night's blaze.

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Family searches for missing Cocke County teen

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Family and friends of a missing Cocke County teen are helping police with the search. 19 year-old Megan Maxwell was last heard from early Sunday morning. Her burned out car was found hours later along highway 25/70 in Newport, but no sign of the missing teen. A big group gathered this morning to scour the woods on foot to find some clue that might lead them to their beloved Megan.

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Pork producers say phrase 'swine flu' is hog wash

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Area pig producers are not taking a liking to the name Swine Flu. In fact, they say it hurts business seeing as how the flu isn't transmitted by pigs or eating pork.

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TVA ash spill estimate rises to $975M

Posted: 05/01/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority has raised its cost estimate for the massive coal ash cleanup in Tennessee to as much as $975 million and acknowledges the recovery process could take "several years."

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FDA announces recall of diet pill Hydroxycut

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Government health officials are announcing the recall of popular weight loss pill Hydroxycut, after reports of liver damage and other health problems.

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Covenant Health prepares for H1N1 cases

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Covenant Health is taking the necessary precautions to make sure their hospitals are ready for potential H1N1 flu patients.

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Gov. Bredesen honors for historic preservation

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Governor Phil Bredesen was in Knoxville on Thursday night where the East Tennessee Historical Society presented him with a plaque in recognition for his historic preservation efforts across the state.

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Source: Justice Souter retiring

Updated: 05/01/2009 - A source says Justice David Souter has told the White House that he will retire from the Supreme Court at the end of the court's term in June.

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Sanitizer sales brisk for area drug stores

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Many East Tennessee stores have seen a huge increase in the sale of hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes since the start of the H1N1 virus outbreak.

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First responders prepared to deal with swine flu

Updated: 04/30/2009 - When it comes to treating people with Swine Flu, our paramedics and firefighters will be on the front lines. So what kind of training are they doing to treat the virus without spreading it?

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TVA looks at ash disposal sites

Posted: 04/30/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority is studying possible disposal sites for the 5.4 million cubic yards of ash that breached a holding area last year at a Tennessee coal-fired power plant.

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