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Obama to unveil $75 billion mortgage relief plan

Posted: 02/18/2009 - President Barack Obama's plan to tackle the foreclosure crisis will spend $75 billion in an effort to prevent up to 9 million Americans from losing their homes.

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Condom sales on the rise

Updated: 02/18/2009 - One industry that appears to be recession resistant is the condoms industry.

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Local military families concerned about Afghanistan

Updated: 02/18/2009 - President Barack Obama has approved sending 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan. The deployment has some East Tennessee military families worried they'll watch their sons and daughters go.

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Dealing with the issue of illegal immigrants

Updated: 02/17/2009 - Investigators are trying to find out if a man suspected of trying to abduct a Sevierville child is an illegal alien. 42 year old Gustavo Reyes remains in the Sevier County Jail on a one million dollar bond.

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Anderson County Schools thinking about uniforms

Posted: 02/17/2009 - The Anderson County School System is thinking about the possibility of school uniforms. Some parents are differing over whether it's the most cost effective strategy.

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Stimulus bill effect on East Tennessee

Updated: 02/17/2009 - The stimulus bill signed into law Tuesday by President Obama, is expected to do more for East Tennessee than just bring new jobs.

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Operational emergency after alarm at ORNL facility

Posted: 02/17/2009 - A recovery plan was put into place at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory facility in Oak Ridge Tuesday after an early-afternoon alarm prompted the evacuation of one of the facility's buildings.

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Stimulus could mean approx. 24K jobs in East Tennessee

Updated: 02/17/2009 - The American Recovery Reinvestment Act, the nearly $800 billion stimulus bill that President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday afternoon, is expected to generate 70,000 jobs for Tennessee, nearly 24,000 of which should come to East Tennessee, according to figures released by The White House.

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Officials: Obama OKs more Afghanistan troops

Updated: 02/17/2009 - Defense and congressional officials say President Barack Obama has approved a 17,000-troop increase in U.S. forces for the flagging war in Afghanistan.

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Judge refuses to toss charges in Blackwater case

Posted: 02/17/2009 - A federal judge has given a green light to the manslaughter case against five former Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of spraying innocent Iraqis with machine-gun fire.

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Police: TV exec beheads wife

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Police say an upstate New York man concerned about the negative portrayal of Muslims in the media beheaded his wife after she filed for divorce.

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Man accused, dog's skin grew around harness

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Authorities in northeast Tennessee have charged a Telford man with animal cruelty after finding his dog with a harness embedded in its skin.

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Electric Nissan to have 100 mile battery range

Posted: 02/17/2009 - A top Nissan North America executive says the company's new, all-electric car to be sold starting late next year will have 100 miles of pure battery range.

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Leon Houston judge steps down ahead of retrial

Updated: 02/17/2009 - Trial for accused killer Leon Houston has been reset after the judge in the case withdrew. Volunteer TV News has confirmed that the judge set to preside over the case, Senior Judge Buddy Scott has withdrawn from the case.

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East Tennessee charities get huge lift

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Folks celebrated a huge lift this morning for charities across East Tennessee, as the United Way of Anderson County revealed the results of their six-month campaign at a breakfast today in Oak Ridge.

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