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Vol fans cheer at Big Orange Blast

Updated: 09/04/2009 - It's football time in Tennessee! About 5,000 football fans packed into World's Fair Park for the Big Orange Blast party Friday night.

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Obama School Speech: encouragement or politics?

Updated: 09/04/2009 - The White House, and Democrats have billed it as a noon- hour pep talk for kids when they return to school Tuesday. But some Republicans claim President Obama is using our schoolchildren to push his politics. The controversy is prompting dozens of school districts not to carry it-- one East Tennessee school district--Loudon County--is holding off until adminstrators can review a tape of it later.

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KARM seeing overcrowded conditions

Updated: 09/04/2009 - The Knox Area Rescue Ministries isn't used to having so many guests in the Summer. But tough times in both the job market and economy are forcing more and more people to seek help. While the Ministries could use some help as well.

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Rain good news for E. TN farmers

Updated: 09/04/2009 - Considering drought conditions over the last two years this year was different for area farmers. There was an abundance of rain this year, so what effect has it had on area cattle and row crop farmers?

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Emergency vehicle stolen from medical service

Posted: 09/04/2009 - A man who couldn't get a ride from officers at the McMinn County Jail is accused of then stealing an emergency medical services vehicle and driving it home.

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Campbell Co. schools closed Tuesday due to illness

Updated: 09/04/2009 - Campbell County Schools will be closed Tuesday due to illness, school officials confirm. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for up-to-date information about illness-related school closings.

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17 UTK students arrested in fight

Updated: 09/04/2009 - Police have arrested 17 University of Tennessee students for brawling on the streets of a commercial district bordering the Knoxville campus. The students told the officers it was a fight game.

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Research funding doubles at UT-Knoxville

Posted: 09/04/2009 - Research funding to the University of Tennessee's main campus in Knoxville has more than doubled in the past year to over $175 million.

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Greenback School to close early

Posted: 09/04/2009 - Greenback School will close early Friday due to fire alarm issues. Buses will be taking children home, but administrators say parents can also pick-up their children.

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Republicans to be listed first on Tenn. ballots

Posted: 09/04/2009 - State Election Coordinator Mark Goins says Tennessee Republicans will be listed first on all ballots, beginning with a special House election next month.

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Defendant can't use questionnaire to screen jury

Posted: 09/04/2009 - A University of Tennessee student accused of hacking the personal e-mail account of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin cannot screen potential jurors by questionnaire.

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Sailors join Mobile Meals as part of Navy Week 2009

Posted: 09/04/2009 - Members of the U.S. Navy have been in the community all week, explaining what they do and why it’s important. The annual tour is considered a way for the military branch to visit parts of middle America where they don’t have a large presence.

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H1N1: Facts v. fear

Updated: 09/03/2009 - So many children are out sick -- many likely with H1N1 swine flu, that several Tennessee Valley school districts have cancelled classes --trying to get the flu to run its course and stop its spread. Will the last blast of summer, the three-day Labor Day weekend, be a recipe for easing the flu outbreak, or making it worse?

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