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Custodian found dead at Austin-East

Posted: 09/24/2009 - A Knox County Schools custodian was found dead at Austin-East High School Thursday morning, according to the superintendent's chief of staff, Russ Oaks. The custodian appeared to have died of natural causes, Oaks says.

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Whiteside atty wants gag order, cameras barred

Updated: 09/24/2009 - The attorney for a prominent Knoxville businessman accused of killing another Knoxville businessman on Aug. 22 wants a judge to bar cameras from the courtroom and is requesting that a gag order be placed on family members, witnesses and attorneys, according to attorney Herb Moncier, who represents the victim's family.

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Mystery DNA IDed as lab tech's, Davidson defense wants delay

Updated: 09/25/2009 - Unidentified DNA at the center of a defense request to delay Lemaricus Davidson's death penalty trial for the carjacking, kidnapping, rape and murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom came from a lab technician, prosecutors told the judge Thursday.

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TVA rates to pay for cleanup and disposal changes

Updated: 09/24/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority's chief executive said he has no one to fire for the utility's massive coal ash spill last year and the projected cost of both the cleanup at Kingston and resulting utility-wide operating changes -- almost $3 billion -- will show up in customer bills.

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Pregnant woman shot in abdomen, home recovering

Updated: 09/24/2009 - It's a horrible experience never to be forgotten. After being shot in the abdomen, an East Tennessee pregnant woman is now home recovering. And her family says it's a miracle that mom and baby are going to be O.K.

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Boyd atty talks about Davidson jury selection

Updated: 09/23/2009 - A Knox County judge added about a dozen more jurors to final jury pool for Lemaricus Davidson's trial in the carjacking, kidnapping, rape and murder of Channon Christan, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23, in January 2007.

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Underemployed flooding the East Tennessee job market

Updated: 09/23/2009 - It's a term we're hearing more and more - underemployed - It's what happens when over qualified professionals have to take lesser positions in order to get back to work...And earn a living. The trickle-down effect of underemployment is that more and more highly skilled people are now applying for jobs they wouldn't normally apply for.

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Knoxville supporters of guns in parks vow to continue

Updated: 09/23/2009 - Knoxville kept the guns in parks issue, illegal. Lister Matthews is a member of the Tennessee Firearms Association. He says he's disappointed in the council's vote but says they're not going to lay down and let the issue die

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Police ID Western Heights murder suspect

Updated: 09/23/2009 - Knoxville Police have issued a first degree murder warrant for the man they say killed Christopher McBath in Western Heights on Sept. 15.

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2 former health care workers arrested in Sevier Co.

Posted: 09/23/2009 - Police arrested two former employees of the Pigeon Forge Care and Rehabilitation Center Wednesday for allegedly "taking degrading photos of elderly patients on cell phones while in their care," according to a release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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Investigation continues in murder of store owner

Updated: 09/23/2009 - The Knox County Sheriff's Department is still investigating an apparent shooting that took the life of one man, while he was working in his general store.

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Union County Firefighter in battle for his life with TennCare

Updated: 09/22/2009 - Time may be running out for a Union County volunteer firefighter, who's battling a rare immune system disorder. 23-year old Nick Harrell needs thousands of dollars in medications each month to fight off infection. But in two weeks, his TennCare insurance runs out, and without it, Nick's family cannot afford his medicine.

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