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Impact statement clear new Smokies center

Posted: 02/24/2009 - The National Park Service is cleared to built a new visitor center on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Mother, 2 children killed in house fire

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Authorities in western Kentucky say a 32-year-old woman and her two children died in an early-morning house fire this week.

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Commission modifies Hillcrest Healthcare lease

Updated: 02/24/2009 - A Knox county Nursing home operator says it's gotten most of what it needed to keep more than 500 patients in their beds. Knox County Commissioners changed the lease terms with Hillcrest Healthcare Monday.

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11 Maryville families out of their apartment due to fire

Updated: 02/23/2009 - Nine Maryville families are looking for help from family and friends while two others are in motels after fire struck their apartment building Monday morning. The good news. No one was injured and no one died.

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Thackston students relocate after fire damages school

Updated: 02/23/2009 - It wasn't a typical Monday for teachers and students of the Thackston School Branch. After a fire left severe smoke and flame damage to the 80-year-old building on Saturday, classes are now taking place at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. We talked with parents and teachers who are trying to pull the pieces together while they mourn.

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Search for armed robbery suspects in Knox Co.

Updated: 02/23/2009 - In 24 hours there was a string of robberies in Knoxville and Knox County, and the search is on for the suspects. One man may be to blame for several robberies.

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Knox Co. Commission agrees to new Hillcrest lease terms

Updated: 02/23/2009 - The Knox County Commission has unanimously agreed to several new lease terms put forth by Hillcrest nursing home that are geared toward helping Hillcrest continue to operate. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for continuing coverage of this developing news story.

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Major stock market indexes fall to 1997 levels

Posted: 02/23/2009 - The major stock market indexes have staggered to their lowest levels in more than a decade, pulled down by investors' rapidly waning confidence. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index are at the lowest point since 1997, succumbing to growing worries about a recession that has no end in sight.

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Tennessee coal industry agrees to severance tax hike

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Tennessee roadbuilders and the mining industry are lining up behind a bill to increase the state's severance tax on each ton of coal from 20 cents to $1 over the next four years.

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Knoxville Police officer rear-ended in construction zone

Updated: 02/23/2009 - A Knoxville Police officer was taken to the hospital for minor injuries after his patrol cruiser was rear-ended by a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck on Pleasant Ridge Road near Bradshaw Gardens.

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Fire burns Blount Co. apartment complex

Updated: 02/23/2009 - A Maryville apartment building caught fire Monday morning on Garrett Lane causing heavy fire damage to at least one unit and smoke damage to several others, Volunteer TV Blount County Bureau Chief Stephen McLamb reports.

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Regulators pledge to shore up financial system

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Federal regulators are pledging to do all they can to shore up the struggling banking system and plan to launch a revamped program to inject capital into financial institutions on Wednesday.

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Cocke County Highway Superintendent arrested for DUI

Updated: 02/23/2009 - The Newport Plain Talk is reporting that Cocke County Highway Superintendent, John Holloway, faces several criminal charges, including driving under the influence and fleeing a wreck.

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For-profit schools thrive in downturn

Updated: 07/20/2009 - The cost to attend for-profit schools will be significantly higher at a time when many Tennesseans are losing jobs and continuing their educations, school officials say.

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