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Local expert: sexual assaults frequent on college campuses

Updated: 12/03/2009 - They are difficult situations to talk about - sexual assault and rape. But 30 percent of today's teens have reported being sexually, emotionally or physically abused by their partners. Local experts say talking is exactly what has to happen to stop these crimes from continuing to escalate.

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Tenn. general earns Distinguished Service Medal

Posted: 12/03/2009 - The outgoing commander of the Tennessee National Guard, Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett Jr., has received an Army Distinguished Service Medal, the nation's highest peacetime award.

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Bernanke hears criticism over bailouts

Posted: 12/03/2009 - Although there's little doubt that he'll be confirmed for a second term as Fed chief, Ben Bernanke has been hearing some anger today from senators about the government's bailout of Wall Street.

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Spokesman: Senator's daughter OK after carjacking

Updated: 12/03/2009 - The 22-year-old daughter of U.S Sen. Bob Corker was carjacked as she was driving in Washington D.C., but she was not seriously injured and police have taken two suspects into custody.

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George Thomas double murder trial, day 3

Updated: 12/04/2009 - Jurors were forced to leave the courtroom Thursday, following a heated exchange during testimony in George Thomas' double murder trial.

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Charge your donations to The Salvation Army bell ringers

Updated: 12/03/2009 - Technology and donating to one charity will go hand-in-hand starting Wednesday. Some of those bell ringers will start asking you, debit or credit? The Salvation Army is adding credit card kettles in Knoxville.

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Mastercraft recalls 73 workers

Updated: 12/02/2009 - Boating probably isn't at the top of your list of things to do this December. But folks in Vonore are glad making more boats is at the top of Mastercraft's list.

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278th set for deployment to Iraq

Updated: 12/03/2009 - They are serving to help keep you safe. And on Sunday, the Knoxville-based 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment is set for its second deployment to Iraq. For this unit, it's a 2nd trip to the region.

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Alexander, Duncan ask Blount to consider 'stealth' cell towers

Posted: 12/02/2009 - Federal lawmakers Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Congressman John "Jimmy" Duncan Jr. (R-2nd) are encouraging the Blount County Board of Zoning Appeals to consider approving so-called "stealth" cell phone towers instead of traditional towers that some say would damage the scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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State report begs changes in ash ponds

Posted: 12/02/2009 - A state advisory board, formed after the failure of a TVA coal ash pond spilled 5.4 million cubic yards of sludge at the Kingston Fossil Plant, recommends tougher regulations.

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Adopting a pet this holiday season

Updated: 12/07/2009 - You can give the gift of an animal this season, but make sure your gift is in the form of a certificate. As Volunteer TVs Rebecca Solomon found out, it's a bad idea to adopt an animal for someone else, especially as the euthanasia rates rise.

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Tennessee executes 1980 triple murderer

Updated: 12/02/2009 - A man who spent 28 years on death row for killing three people while robbing a Nashville convenience store has been executed.

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