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Doctor's license suspended for sex with patients

Posted: 10/23/2009 - Tennessee medical officials suspended the license of an Athens doctor for having sexual relations with female patients and prescribing controlled substances in exchange for sex.

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Beyond the river; EPA seeks advice on disposing of coal ash

Updated: 10/22/2009 - Ten months after TVA's 5.3 million ton coal ash flood at its Kingston power plant, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking folks affected, to help decide how to get rid of the portion that hasn't wound up directly in the Emory river. Two plans would move it off site. The third would it keep it there. The EPA promises all three would take things back to 'the way they were.' But some neighbors wonder which would buy peace of mind.

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Blount County animal shelter opening soon

Updated: 10/22/2009 - Workers are preparing to open Blount County's first animal shelter in about a week. It's been almost two years since they broke ground on the shelter.

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Tennessee unemployment numbers drop slightly

Updated: 10/22/2009 - There's lots of frustration out there for those who can't find a job. And even though the unemployment numbers are looking up, that's still not keeping some without work from being down.

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Living with dyslexia

Dyslexia

Updated: 10/22/2009 - On October 9, Governor Phil Bredesen proclaimed October as Dyslexia Awareness month in Tennessee. Studies from the Tennessee Branch of International Dyslexia Association show 15 to 20% of the national population has a reading disability. Of those, 85% has dyslexia. We talked with a woman who is dealing with dyslexia about how she has overcome the condition.

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Knoxville man arrested on child porn charges

Updated: 10/22/2009 - A Knoxville man was arrested on child porn charges Thursday morning, according to the a news release from the Knoxville Police Department.

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2 yr old found in creek near Anderson Co. school

Updated: 05/19/2011 - A 2-year-old girl visiting Grand Oaks Elementary School during Fire Safety Day in Anderson County was discovered in a creek after her mother reported her missing, according to a news release from Anderson County Schools.

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Knox Co. inmate found hanged in cell

Updated: 10/22/2009 - A female inmate is dead after she was found hanged in her cell around 8:40 a.m. Thursday, according to Knox County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Martha Dooley.

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Man being followed shoots unoccupied truck

Posted: 10/22/2009 - Police in northeast Tennessee say a man shot a truck that two private investigators had abandoned when he pulled a shotgun, then went home and awaited arrest.

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Frist unveils plan to boost Tenn. education

Updated: 10/23/2009 - Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is laying out a plan that he says could boost Tennessee's primary education system to the best in the Southeast within five years.

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Lemaricus Davidson trial, day 4

Updated: 10/23/2009 - Accused killer Lemaricus Davidson admitted to police that he's a dope dealer, but he said he's no murderer.

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Lenoir City man killed in I-75 crash

Posted: 10/22/2009 - A Lenoir City man was killed Wednesday afternoon when the car he was traveling in crashed along Interstate 75.

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Charges dropped in UT "tag" game scuffle

Posted: 10/21/2009 - All charges are being dropped against a group of University of Tennessee students arrested for brawling on the streets of a commercial district near the Knoxville campus in September.

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Asthma patients should get vaccine shot

Updated: 10/22/2009 - One of the largest high risk groups for the H1N1 strain of the flu is still waiting to receive the new shot version of the vaccination.

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Methodist Medical Center, union reach tentative agreement

Updated: 05/19/2011 - Officals with the Service Employees International Union confirmed to WVLT Volunteer TV News that they reached a tentative agreement with Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge on Wednesday evening.

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S&W Grand opens for business

Posted: 10/21/2009 - If you're thinking about eating out, you may want to take a trip back through time.

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Vaccines short; how prepared is East Tenn. for H1N1?

Updated: 10/21/2009 - The U.S. Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee says only about 25 percent of the H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccine will be delivered by the end of the month. How are East Tennessee care providers dealing with the shortages, and the safety concerns?

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UT President's mansion set to be sold

Updated: 10/21/2009 - Would you like to live in a home that's a big part of the University of Tennessee's history? A previous home to Andy Holt, J. Wade Gilley, John Schumacher and John Peterson? For about $4M bucks, it can all be yours.

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Smokies visits up 3.2 percent in September

Posted: 10/21/2009 - The Great Smoky Mountains National Park continues to see more visitors than a year ago, with a 3.2 percent increase recorded in September.

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