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Fewer visitors came to the Smokies in 2008

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Just over 9 million people visited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as tourism dropped 4 percent, or 328,000 people, in 2008.

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Snow in eastern Tenn. counties

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Snow -- some of it briefly heavy -- caught some eastern Tennessee spots by surprise with more than an inch on the ground by noon.

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"Boss" to headline Bonnaroo

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Bruce Springsteen, fresh off his Super Bowl halftime performance, has been announced as a headliner at this year's Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival.

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Some ice on Knox County roads

Updated: 02/03/2009 - By Monday night, the snow had stopped around Knox County, but concerns about ice on the roadways across the county and Knoxville had piled up.

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Still Chasing 1,000

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Lady Vols lose at #2 Oklahoma; Pat Summitt remains at 999 career wins.

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Knox Co. Parents concerned with delay of school dismissal

Updated: 02/02/2009 - The early dismissal of school, came a little too late for some parents. The snow was coming down fast enough to cover main roads with slush, so some school bus operators declined to run, and it sent some parents to get their kids, before school was even called off.

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New UT Chancellor to deal with budget cuts, talks about focus

Posted: 02/02/2009 - The new University of Tennessee Knoxville Chancellor Dr. Jimmy Cheek says he knows he's going to have to deal with extreme budget cuts and faculty layoffs, and says his main focus will be on diversity, undergraduate studies and private fundraising.

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School bus slides off road in Claxton, no injuries

Posted: 02/02/2009 - An school bus carrying Claxton Elementary Students in Anderson County slid off the road around 11:20 Monday morning as heavy snowfall blanketed East Tennessee. Officials say bus No. 7 ran off Moody Hollow Road in Claxton, but no children or adults were hurt.

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Punxsutawney Phil says six more weeks of winter

Posted: 02/02/2009 - It's too bad Punxsutawney Phil isn't Knoxville Phil. If he lived here in East Tennessee and they were able to somehow get him out of his hole, he definately would not have seen his shadow.

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Girl,5, finds drugs stashed in her pants

Posted: 02/02/2009 - SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities in northeast Tennessee have arrested a man they say stashed painkillers in his 5-year-old niece's pants pocket.

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Knox county deputy's cruiser catches fire

Updated: 02/02/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) ---A Knox County deputy was sent to the hospital to be checked out after his cruiser caught on fire Sunday night.

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Shelby County employee fired in probe

Posted: 02/01/2009 - MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A Shelby County employee was fired and another retired as part of an investigation into motor-vehicle-registration practices at the County Clerk's Office.

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Super Steelers!

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Pittsburgh defeats Arizona 27-23 to capture sixth Super Bowl championship.

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Studies show prison recidivism down in Tennessee

Posted: 02/01/2009 - CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Studies show 67 percent of Tennessee's criminal offenders re-offend within three years of their release from prison but initiatives that help released prisoners find work and a place to live are working.

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Record number receive health care services in local event

Posted: 02/01/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) ---A record number of patients received free health care services in Knoxville this weekend. Remote Area Medical treated nearly a thousand under and uninsured individuals at it's Chilhowee Park Clinic.

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FAA: 1 person killed in small plane crash

Posted: 02/01/2009 - MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says one man was killed when the small plane he was flying crashed Saturday, in Fayette County.

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