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W. Knoxville killer may have stalked woman before murder-suicide

Updated: 08/28/2009 - Friends of a woman shot to death by a man in West Knoxville say he had been stalking her, but didn't realize they were still having problems. The two were found dead in the parking lot of a townhouse complex Friday morning.

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Effort revived to link E. Tenn. greenways

Posted: 08/28/2009 - Transportation planners in East Tennessee agreed to revive a council originally created in the 1990s to connect greenways between Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Woman sentenced in interstate prostitution ring

Posted: 08/28/2009 - A woman has been sentenced in Covington to more than two years in prison on her conviction for running a prostitution ring that extended from Ohio into Tennessee.

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Victims rights group reacts to Cobbins verdict

Updated: 08/28/2009 - They say they know best the pain the families of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom now face. And although they say justice through the law helps, often the system is not enough.

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Newsoms keep Chris' room to keep son's memory alive

Updated: 08/27/2009 - Chris' parents, Hugh and Mary Newsom, say the jury let them down; they wanted the death penalty. The Newsoms have kept Chris' room basically the same since he was murdered in 2007. His parents say that keeps Chris in their lives everyday.

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Christian-Newsom case calls attention to keeping kids safe

Updated: 08/27/2009 - The Christian-Newsom murders were random acts of violence that began with a car-jacking. But without any personal means of protection, experts say it would be difficult for anyone in that type of situation to walk away unharmed. So...Is awareness the key to keeping safe?

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Cobbins arrives at Nashville prison

Updated: 08/27/2009 - Convicted carjacker, kidnapper, rapist and murder Letalvis Cobbins has arrived at the Charles B. Bass Correctional Complex in Nashville, according to Knox County Sheriff's spokesperson Martha Dooley. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for continuing coverage of this developing news story.

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Memorial for fallen athlete draws 1,400

Posted: 08/27/2009 - A memorial service for a high school football player who collapsed and died during a game drew an estimated 1,400 people to a gymnasium in Kingsport.

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Clinton still on for Tenn. Democratic fundraiser

Posted: 08/27/2009 - Tennessee Democratic Party officials don't expect funeral services for Sen. Edward Kennedy on Saturday to prevent former President Bill Clinton from delivering his scheduled keynote speech at the party's annual Jackson Day fundraiser in Nashville.

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Judge seals juror list following Cobbins sentencing

Updated: 08/27/2009 - The Davidson County jury that sentenced Letalvis Cobbins to life in prison without the possibility of parole spent Wednesday night back at their hotel. The difference was that for the first time in 10 days they were no longer sequestered by the court.

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Leave your thoughts and comments for the Christian, Newsom families

Updated: 08/28/2009 - Gary and Deena Christian and Hugh and Mary Newsom have now seen the first sentence doled out to a someone directly convicted in the carjacking, rape and murder of their children, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. Please leave your thoughts and comments by clicking on this story.

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Who is Letalvis Cobbins?

Posted: 08/26/2009 - Deciding punishment is about aggravating and mitigating circumstances of the crime and the convicted. But it's also about defining the defendant. For Letalvis Cobbins, the difference between getting the death penalty -- or life in prison--could depend on how much responsibility the jury believes he bears for his choices.

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H1N1 cases no longer shared with public

Updated: 08/26/2009 - Confirming with State health officials if H1N1 is in your child's school is no more. The Health Department is no longer releasing that information based on guidelines from the CDC.

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