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Recession sidelines some Super Bowl spending

Updated: 02/02/2009 - The slumping economy's sidelined some Super Bowl fans spending. Shoppers say they've scaled back buying food, drinks, and other game day goodies.

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Smoky Mountains' `marrying minister' is retiring

Posted: 02/01/2009 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Rev. Ed Taylor, who's been marrying tourists in the Smoky Mountains for more than three decades, is saying "I do" to retirement.

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New UT chancellor to begin tenure in Knoxville

Posted: 02/01/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The University of Tennessee's new chancellor says he's planning to get a better understanding of the school by listening and learning with faculty, students and alumni.

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Large pieces of ice may fall in Kentucky

Posted: 02/01/2009 - Sunday's warm weather conditions, partnered with the aftermath of the ice storm may force large pieces of ice to fall to the ground.

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Three For All!

Updated: 02/01/2009 - A barrage of three-pointers shoots the Vols past Florida 79-63.

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Police: Athens business owner dies following shooting

Posted: 01/31/2009 - ATHENS, Tenn. (WVLT)---Police say an Athens business owner is dead after being shot Thursday night. Investigators say Plastic Industry Owner James Jeffrey Beene, 58, called 9-1-1 just before Midnight Thursday saying he was holding a burglar at gunpoint.

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TVA taking offers on windmills

Posted: 01/31/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Valley Authority is looking for offers to run, maintain, develop or buy three large windmills that formed the first commercial wind farm in the Southeast.

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Enjoying Superbowl snacks without the guilt

Posted: 01/31/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)--- If you're like many, you're probably getting to enjoy your favorite snacks food while you watch the Superbowl Sunday. You can enjoy those goodies and not feel so guilty about all those calories.

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Elderly couple's murder still painful to family

Posted: 01/31/2009 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee is preparing to conduct its first execution in 16 months, putting to death an inmate convicted of murdering an elderly Jackson County couple.

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Pilot PrepXtra Postgame Report (1-30-09)

Posted: 01/31/2009 - Click on the video link inside the story to see Friday night's Sports Overtime highlights, as well as scores from around the area.

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TVA taking offers on windmills

Posted: 01/30/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority is looking for offers to run, maintain, develop or buy three large windmills that formed the first commercial wind farm in the Southeast.

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Generosity turns dream wedding into reality

Updated: 01/31/2009 - Knoxville bride-to-be says the recession nearly ripped away her biggest wedding dreams, but East Tennessee's volunteer spirit has ended up giving her and her high school sweet heart the wedding they never expected.

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Gas Gap: If oil prices are steady, why are we paying more at the pump?

Posted: 01/30/2009 - Oil prices have dropped from their peak of $147 a barrel last July, to a little less than $42 Friday. That's a drop of more than 300%. But gas prices have dropped only a little more than half, from $4.11 to $1.71 per gallon. The American Automobile Association and the Chief Executive Officer for ExxonMobil, say oil companies and refiners are reducing supplies.

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United Way facing campaign shortfall

Updated: 01/30/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- United Way of Greater Knoxville says because of the economy, it may be half a million dollars short on its 2008 campaign pledges.

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Check scam hits East Tennessee

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Scam artists are at it again, this time in our own backyard. A Jefferson City woman received a check in the mail for an amount that could really help her during these tough times. She talked to us about how she almost found herself in a whole lot of debt.

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