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Obama looks to end expedited mining reviews

Posted: 06/11/2009 - The Obama administration wants tougher environmental reviews for coal companies that mine the Appalachians by blasting off mountaintops and discarding the rubble in stream valleys.

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Latest on embattled Knox County Law Director

Updated: 06/11/2009 - Knox County Law Director Bill Lockett has not yet resigned, though if the county commission gets their way, the embattled official who has admitted to taking thousands from his former law firm would be out of a job in five days.

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Docking for dollars

Updated: 06/12/2009 - Head Basketball Coach Bruce Pearl put down the basketball Wednesday and took a group of kids on his boat to raise money and bring awareness to the parks and greenways here in East Tennessee. Sea Ray also helped with the fundraiser by showing off their new technology and proving that it's so easy a kid can do it!

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Knox Co. Commission votes to censure Law Director Lockett over admitted theft

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Knox County Commission voted Wednesday in a special called meeting to censure Knox County Law Director Bill Lockett, after he admitted pocketing thousands of dollars that should have gone to the law firm he worked for in 2005. The vote was 16-1, with Commissioner Greg "Lumpy" Lambert casting the lone "no" vote.

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Gunman shoots, kills guard at Holocaust Museum

Updated: 06/10/2009 - An elderly gunman opened fire with a rifle inside the crowded U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday, killing a security guard before being shot. Authorities said they were investigating a white supremacist as the suspect.

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Tourist says alleged rape victim didn't try to get help

Updated: 06/09/2009 - An Englishman, on vacation with his wife in Sevier County, is the latest witness to come forward and say the woman who says she was raped in a remote Sevier County cabin, did nothing to get help.

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WVLT asks if online degrees are worth it

Updated: 06/09/2009 - For years, online degrees carried a stigma. Now, they're more popular than ever and many professionals are advancing themselves as they work their regular job.

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Tennessee bill would extend lifetime of school buses

Updated: 06/09/2009 - A new bill proposed by an East Tennessee lawmaker is moving through the legislature, and while the bill could save money, the extra years on the road, leaves safety of students as a concern.

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3 missing, 38 hurt in NC Slim Jim plant collapse

Posted: 06/09/2009 - An explosion at a Slim Jim meat products plant Tuesday injured at least 41 people and left a toxic cloud around the facility as authorities searched for three missing people.

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