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UT attempted robbery victims have faced charges of their own

Updated: 11/17/2009 - We're also learning new details about the victims in the alleged attempted robbery case that put three UT players behind bars. The victims: Corey Zickefoose, Corey Smith, and Benjamin Everett are no strangers to police in Blount County.

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Government panel says women under 50 do not need mammograms

Updated: 11/17/2009 - It's a major change in the way women try to prevent breast cancer and it has local experts fuming. A government panel suggests women in their 40's should stop having annual mammograms and older women should one get one every other year. We talked with local experts about what this could mean for you and your family.

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Millions may owe Uncle Sam taxes

Updated: 11/17/2009 - Millions of Americans who usually receive refunds will instead be paying money to Uncle Sam when they submit their taxes this year. If you got a small increase in your paycheck, you may want to make sure you're not one of the 15-point-4 million taxpayers that will be writing checks instead of cashing them.

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4 arrested, charged in Blount meth bust

Updated: 11/17/2009 - Blount County's Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force arrested four people on meth charges Tuesday, according to a release from the Blount County Sheriff's Office.

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Blount Co. man charged with growing marijuana

Posted: 11/17/2009 - Blount County Sheriff's Deputies, Maryville Police and Alcoa Police, along with members of the Loudon County Sheriff's Department arrested a Maryville man for allegedly running an indoor marijuana growing operation, according to a BCSO news release.

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Another Vol in legal trouble, cited for shoplifting

Updated: 11/17/2009 - University of Tennessee football player Nyshier Oliver, 18, is facing a misdemeanor citation for alleged shoplifting, according to Knox County Sessions Court records.

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Kiffin: Booting players 'a tough decision'

Updated: 11/17/2009 - University of Tennessee Vols Head Coach Lane Kiffin said Tuesday afternoon that "it was a very tough decision" to kick Nu'Keese Richardson and Michael Edwards off the team following their arrest on attempted aggravated robbery charges Thursday morning.

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Home care called for in health care reform

Updated: 11/17/2009 - At only 1.5 percent of the nation’s health care budget, home health care is argued as one of the most cost-effective forms of care. Now it’s facing some major cuts from Medicare reform.

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Store clerk hit by car chasing cigarette thieves

Posted: 11/16/2009 - A man and woman who stole two cartons of cigarettes from an East Tennessee convenience store struck the store clerk with their car as she chased them in the parking lot.

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Townsend residents oppose cell tower construction

Updated: 11/16/2009 - Take a look around the Townsend landscape and what do you see? Primarily the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. But residents say that will change if a new cell phone tower is erected.

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Commission votes against West Knox homeless housing

Updated: 11/17/2009 - Knox County commission voted against a Ten-Year Plan proposal to open a multi-unit homeless housing development on DeBusk Ln. in West Knox County. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News at 5:00 and VolunteerTV.com for continuing coverage of this developing news story.

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UT's Phi Gamma Delta fraternity sactioned over alcohol incident

Posted: 11/16/2009 - The University of Tennessee sanctioned Phi Gamma Delta fraternity Monday over an incident involving alcohol and an underage student that was taken to UT Medical Center on Oct. 21, according to a news release from the university and a report from the UT Police Department.

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