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Accused Central High shooter, 1 other juvenile in custody after escape

Updated: 03/28/2009 - Jamar Siler, the teen accused of shooting a fellow student to death in the Central High School cafeteria last year, and one other juvenile suspect have been captured after escaping from the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Detention Center on Division Street Friday afternoon.

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Company behind Sevier County development files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Updated: 03/27/2009 - BIV Retail LLC, a company behind the Belle Island Viliage development in Sevier County, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. Chapter 7 bankruptcy governs the liquidation of a company's assets and their distribution to its creditors. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for continuing coverage of this developing news story.

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Consumer spending up for second straight month

Posted: 03/27/2009 - The government says consumers increased spending for a second straight month in February even though their incomes slipped due to continuing massive layoffs.

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TVA takes Sequoyah reactors offline

Posted: 03/27/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority has taken the two reactors at its Sequoyah Nuclear Plant offline and a spokesman says there is no safety issue, just some noise.

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Army recruiting on the rise in East Tennessee

Updated: 03/27/2009 - While most businesses are downsizing, the United States Army is going in the opposite direction. Officials say in the last year, there has been a 100 percent increase in the number of people enlisting, and one of the main reasons may have something to do with the economy.

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UT's Class of 2009 finds tougher competition, fewer prospects at job fair

Posted: 03/26/2009 - They'll have their diplomas in weeks. But what hundreds of u-t seniors are really hoping -- is that they'll graduate into a job. U-T has brought them together with more than 100 prospective employers, in its annual spring job fair. But the soon-to-be grads, and some alums are finding that they're competing for fewer positions.

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Emotional sendoff of East Tenn. soldiers

Updated: 03/26/2009 - More than 1,000 soldiers of the 844Th Engineer Battalion out of Knoxville are headed overseas. About 200 left Thursday morning.

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Bredesen opposes Employee Free Choice Act

Posted: 03/26/2009 - Gov. Phil Bredesen said that when he was being considered for a post in Washington one problem was that he does not support a measure in Congress that would make it easier for workers to join unions.

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Damage assessed in Mississippi town after tornado

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Authorities are beginning to get a clearer picture of the damage done overnight in rural Mississippi, after a line of severe storms blew through several Southern states last night, spawning two tornadoes.

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Obama touts new online-style town hall meeting

Updated: 03/26/2009 - President Brack Obama kicked off a first-of-its-kind Internet era Town Hall at the White House, thanking online participants for watching it online.

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