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Lower gas prices boost Ocoee whitewater bookings

Posted: 03/17/2009 - Lower gas prices and the prospect of federal stimulus money have officials in the Ocoee River area optimistic about the region's whitewater and other outdoor attractions having a big year.

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1 dead in Whitley County fire

Updated: 03/17/2009 - An Eastern Kentucky woman is dead after her mobile home was consumed by fire early Tuesday morning.

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Abbas announces Knoxville City Council bid

Posted: 03/17/2009 - North Knoxville resident Ray Abbas announced Monday that he plans to run for the fourth district Knoxville City Council seen soon-to-be vacated by Councilman Rob Frost.

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"Sexting" becoming more common among teens in East Tennessee

Updated: 03/17/2009 - According to Knoxville police, naked pictures and sexual messages are becoming more and more common in the inboxes of area teenagers. Their numbers are backed up by national statistics showing your child may know someone who has sent them something sexual in nature.

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Tenn. code requires electricity in your home

Updated: 03/16/2009 - A fatal East Tenn. house fire is caused by a kerosene heater before it is discovered the family is living without electricity nor water. But the state requires you to have power in your home.

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Mobile meals phone-a-thon

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Mobile meals needs your help. Rising transportation and food costs have forced Mobile Meals to cut more than 100 seniors from their list. Now they need your help so they can feed our elderly. For the first time in their history, mobile meals is having to hold a phone-a-thon. They're hoping they can raise money so they can help more seniors. Volunteer TV rode along with a volunteer delivering food. The elderly couple says Mobile Meals allows them to stay in their home a little longer.

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Alcoa unveils plan to cut dividend, slash costs

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. says it plans to slash its quarterly dividend, sell $1.1 billion worth of shares in a public offering and cut costs by more than $2.4 billion annually by 2010 to cope with the economic downturn.

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Obama: AIG can't justify 'outrage' of exec bonuses

Posted: 03/16/2009 - President Barack Obama says his administration will "pursue every legal avenue" to stop insurance giant American International Group from paying $165 million in executive bonuses.

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