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Medic Blood Center needs your help

Posted: 10/29/2009 - If you can spare a few minutes of your time, Medic Regional Blood Center in Knoxville needs your help.

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Pelosi: New health care bill is 'historic moment'

Updated: 10/29/2009 - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says new health care legislation will make affordable, quality health care available to nearly all Americans and represents a historic step.

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Sevier fugitive arrested in Alabama

Updated: 10/29/2009 - The Sevier County fugitive accused of robbing a Pigeon Forge furniture store Friday before leading police on a two-county chase that led to a manhunt has been arrested in Alabama, according to the Blount County Sheriff's Office. Blount County Sheriff's spokesperson Marian O'Brian was not prepared to release any further information about the arrest of Phillip Hammock, 37, but says details will be forthcoming.

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Economy grows in 3Q, signals end of recession

Posted: 10/29/2009 - The economy grew at a 3.5 percent pace in the third quarter, the best showing in two years, fueled by government-supported spending on cars and homes.

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Closing arguments, sentencing deliberations Friday

Updated: 10/30/2009 - Thursday was a day filled with emotional testimony in a Knox County courtroom, as prosecutors called Christian and Newsom family members to explain why Lemaricus Davidson should die for killing Channon Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23, in January 2007. Davidson's foster family asked the jury to spare his life.

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Christian, Newsom families call for more victim's rights

Updated: 10/29/2009 - The Christian and Newsom families say they were not served by the legal system, because of the strategy the defense took, in making claims of drug use by Channon and Chris. They called for changes to the legal system, and one organization hopes to help make changes for these families, and for every future victim.

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Chri$tma$ $pending: 8 weeks to merrier money management

Updated: 10/28/2009 - The National Retail Federation's pre-holiday surveys show many shoppers believe the recession won't end until unemployment ebbs. Seventy percent of those surveyed expect to buy at discount stores this Christmas; 10 percent at thrift stores. Expect larger, earlier stores to create more opportunities, and more temptations.

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Christian family speaks out on defense tactics

Updated: 10/28/2009 - Hours before the verdict, Gary and Deena Christian spoke up again for their daughter. Still incensed they were forced to defend her life in court. The families have already endured the horrible loss of their loved ones, and it sometimes gets worse.

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Rural hospitals prepare for H1N1

Updated: 10/28/2009 - Knoxville's hospitals are seeing many patients with the H1N1 virus. But how well prepared are the smaller, rural hospitals to help you and your family recover from H1N1?

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UT guard Josh Tabb withdraws from UT

Updated: 10/28/2009 - Tennessee head basketball coach Bruce Pearl announced Wednesday that senior guard Josh Tabb has withdrawn from the university and has returned home to Illinois to be closer to his mother, who is ill.

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Little River Road reopened after rock slide

Updated: 10/29/2009 - Officials reopened Little River Road in the Great Smoky Mountains Thursday morning after a small rock slide Wednesday afternoon forced the road to be closed.

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Roane State offering ID protection after data theft

Posted: 10/28/2009 - Roane State Community College is offering a paid, one-year membership to Experian identity protection service for anyone whose personal information was stolen recently.

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I-40 rock-clearing at NC-TN line will take longer

Posted: 10/28/2009 - State transportation officials say clearing Interstate 40 where a rock slide blocked the highway in both directions near the North Carolina-Tennessee line could take longer than first thought.

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Lemaricus Davidson guilty on all murder counts

Updated: 10/29/2009 - The jury finds Lemaricus Davidson guilty on all counts against him, except the three aggravated rape counts involving Christopher Newsom. On those three charges, the jury found Davidson guilty of the lesser-included offense of facilitation of aggravated rape.

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Keeping kids free of sex offenders on Halloween

Updated: 10/27/2009 - The Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole is taking a pro-active approach to keeping your children safe on Halloween. But with hundreds of registered sex offenders in Knox County alone, checking those sex offender registries will also provide piece of mind before your kids get a piece of candy.

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H1N1 flu season not over, nasal spray clinic announced

Updated: 10/27/2009 - Late Tuesday afternoon, the Knox County Health Department had only about 50 doses left of the H1N1 injectible vaccine. But there's still about 4500 doses of the nasal spray, and they're going to put those to good use.

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HWY 25-70 a scenic, tough rock slide detour

Updated: 10/27/2009 - The last time a rock slide closed I-40, most traffic was detoured on Highway 25-70 through the mountains to Asheville. But Highway 25/70 presents problems you won't see on the interstate.

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