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Ferschke's fight to stay hits the big screen

Updated: 09/25/2009 - A battle to stay in the USA hits the big screen in Maryville. Volunteer TV has followed Hota Ferschke as she fights deportation after her husband died fighting in Iraq. Now her story is the focus of a documentary.

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Is relief in sight for Union Co. firefighter with immune disorder?

Updated: 09/24/2009 - 23-year old Nick Harrell was born with a rare immune system disorder.His medicine cost him more then10-thousand dollars a month to stay alive.TennCare dropped Nick, and in two weeks he will be out of his very expensive medicine...And could lose his life. But some relief may be on the way. Hopefully before it's too late.

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Pumpkin patches face tough year with excess rain

Updated: 09/24/2009 - Need a fresh pumpkin to make pumpkin pie this year? How about that perfect Jack-O-Lantern? Pumpkins may be in shorter supply this year due to all the rain we've had.

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MUGSHOTS: 22 arrested in Sevier Co. drug roundup

Updated: 09/24/2009 - Twenty-two people are facing charges after a drug roundup in Sevier County following a four-month investigation, according to a release from the Sevier County Sheriff's Department.

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Lockett recall petition filed

Updated: 09/24/2009 - A group of Knox County citizens filed a petition to recall Knox County Law Director Bill Lockett Thursday morning.

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Custodian found dead at Austin-East

Posted: 09/24/2009 - A Knox County Schools custodian was found dead at Austin-East High School Thursday morning, according to the superintendent's chief of staff, Russ Oaks. The custodian appeared to have died of natural causes, Oaks says.

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Whiteside atty wants gag order, cameras barred

Updated: 09/24/2009 - The attorney for a prominent Knoxville businessman accused of killing another Knoxville businessman on Aug. 22 wants a judge to bar cameras from the courtroom and is requesting that a gag order be placed on family members, witnesses and attorneys, according to attorney Herb Moncier, who represents the victim's family.

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Mystery DNA IDed as lab tech's, Davidson defense wants delay

Updated: 09/25/2009 - Unidentified DNA at the center of a defense request to delay Lemaricus Davidson's death penalty trial for the carjacking, kidnapping, rape and murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom came from a lab technician, prosecutors told the judge Thursday.

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TVA rates to pay for cleanup and disposal changes

Updated: 09/24/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority's chief executive said he has no one to fire for the utility's massive coal ash spill last year and the projected cost of both the cleanup at Kingston and resulting utility-wide operating changes -- almost $3 billion -- will show up in customer bills.

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Pregnant woman shot in abdomen, home recovering

Updated: 09/24/2009 - It's a horrible experience never to be forgotten. After being shot in the abdomen, an East Tennessee pregnant woman is now home recovering. And her family says it's a miracle that mom and baby are going to be O.K.

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Boyd atty talks about Davidson jury selection

Updated: 09/23/2009 - A Knox County judge added about a dozen more jurors to final jury pool for Lemaricus Davidson's trial in the carjacking, kidnapping, rape and murder of Channon Christan, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23, in January 2007.

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Underemployed flooding the East Tennessee job market

Updated: 09/23/2009 - It's a term we're hearing more and more - underemployed - It's what happens when over qualified professionals have to take lesser positions in order to get back to work...And earn a living. The trickle-down effect of underemployment is that more and more highly skilled people are now applying for jobs they wouldn't normally apply for.

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Knoxville supporters of guns in parks vow to continue

Updated: 09/23/2009 - Knoxville kept the guns in parks issue, illegal. Lister Matthews is a member of the Tennessee Firearms Association. He says he's disappointed in the council's vote but says they're not going to lay down and let the issue die

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Police ID Western Heights murder suspect

Updated: 09/23/2009 - Knoxville Police have issued a first degree murder warrant for the man they say killed Christopher McBath in Western Heights on Sept. 15.

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2 former health care workers arrested in Sevier Co.

Posted: 09/23/2009 - Police arrested two former employees of the Pigeon Forge Care and Rehabilitation Center Wednesday for allegedly "taking degrading photos of elderly patients on cell phones while in their care," according to a release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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