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Jury deliberating in Memphis murder trial

Posted: 01/19/2009 - A jury is deliberating in the murder trial of a Memphis man accused of beating his school teacher wife to death on Thanksgiving Day 2006.

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English-only group accused of finance violation

Posted: 01/19/2009 - Advocates for open government say accusations of campaign finance violations from groups on both sides of a proposal to require Nashville to conduct city business only in English are justification for transparency.

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Has MLK's dream been reached with Obama presidency?

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Today, people turned out for a Martin Luther King Day ceremony at Blount county's, Alcoa High School. But this year is different than years past as the country prepares to inaugurate it's first African American president.

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Inauguration sweets at Knoxville bakery

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Many Inauguration Day celebrations and gatherings are already in the works, and an East Tennessee bakery has just the sweet treat for the big day.

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Nationwide Peanut Butter recall

Posted: 01/19/2009 - A peanut butter recall that started in Ohio has gone nationwide and prompted stores to pull several products off the shelves.

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Inauguration Day plans in East Tennessee

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Millions are expected in Washington DC to witness the inauguration of President Elect Barack Obama. Locally many faces will be glued to the TV or the internet to watch it live.

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TDOT talks about road conditions

Posted: 01/19/2009 - The Tennessee Department of Transportation says the snow hasn't caused any problems on the roads, but tonight could be a different story.

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Bush library names director

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A National Archives official who also serves as executive director for UT's Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will go to Dallas as director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library at Southern Methodist University.

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TN Lottery is turning five

Posted: 01/19/2009 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee lottery has generated more than $1.3 billion for education programs since its inception five years ago, and officials are hoping that number will continue to grow despite a tight economy.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted: 01/19/2009 - Washington D.C. (WVLT) - The country will formally honor the life and legacy of the civil rights leader Monday, just one day before the first African-American is sworn in as the next president of the united states.

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Maryville mom sends text in U.S Airways crash

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A Maryville mother feared her final goodbye would be a text message. But, Vallie Collins survived last week's plane crash in New York's Hudson River.

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Street re-opens after bricks fall on car, injuring two

Posted: 01/18/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)---A Maryville street has re-opened after two women were hurt -- when bricks fell on their car. Saturday evening, emergency crews had to remove the driver, 34-year-old Kelli Loser, and passenger, 23-year-old Makashia Knotts, from their vehicle.

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Teenager shot by Knox Co. Officer to face charges

Posted: 01/18/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) ---A teenager shot by a Knox County Deputy Saturday will face multiple charges. Sheriff's investigators say 19-year-old Alex Hall will be charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault and Resisting Arrest.

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Help with heat bills on the way

Posted: 01/18/2009 - More Tennesseans will get help paying utility bills this year thanks to a three fold increase in federal aid.

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UT officials looking at athletics aiding academics

Posted: 01/18/2009 - University of Tennessee officials are looking at ways to generate more academic funding from athletics as the university system struggles with a projected state funding shortfall of at least $66 million.

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