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Where Are They Now, part three: Scott Sams

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Through the 1970’s and 1980’s, Scott Sams was on the radio and television in East Tennessee, but for the last two decades he has been making his mark in the big city.

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Boy Scout troop equipment, trailer stolen

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Boy Scout Troop 506 in Halls was still angry on Wednesday night after thousands of dollars worth of their equipment stolen over the weekend.

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Police say 9 Lenoir City High students caught with prescription drugs

Posted: 11/26/2008 - As a parent you don't want to think about it, but drugs can show up at your child's high school anytime. Police say the problem they've uncovered in Lenoir City is bigger than they've ever seen before. Nine students are in trouble with the school and are expected to face criminal charges for illegal possession of prescription narcotics.

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How to avoid holiday headaches when shopping online

Updated: 11/26/2008 - The busiest shopping season is upon us. Many of you will avoid the crowded stores and shop from the comfort of your own home. But before you click your mouse, we have some tips from the Tennessee Consumer Affairs Division to avoid getting scammed online.

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Hamilton: 'We are on the right track'

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton told the Sports Overtime team Wednesday afternoon that he has not offered the University of Tennessee football coaching position to former Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin, contrary to reports from WVLT's media partner, WIVK-radio.

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Gas prices fuel Thanksgiving travel plans

Updated: 11/26/2008 - As you pack your bags for Thanksgiving travel plans, Knoxville Police say don't forget to bring plenty of patience. According to AAA, you'll share the road with 41 million Americans nationwide, including 700,000 on Tennessee roads.

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Coach Bruce Pearl's ex-wife opens up salon

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Kim Shrigley has given her new salon an unusual name. That's because Alimony’s, which opened on Tuesday, is the former wife of University of Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl’s salute to the divorced.

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Former first lady Bush undergoes surgery in Houston

Updated: 11/26/2008 - 1:08 p.m: -- Former first lady Barbara Bush was "resting comfortably" Wednesday morning in a Houston hospital following laparoscopic surgery for a perforated ulcer, a family spokesman said. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for up-to-date information about the former First Lady's condition.

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Crime rate rising? Depends on how you figure the stats

Posted: 11/25/2008 - The Congressional Quarterly's interpretation of FBI crime statistics ranks Knoxville as the 52nd Most Dangerous City, of the 350 cities and metro areas studied, nationwide. Police Chief Sterling Owen IV disputes that Knoxville could be more dangerous than Nashville, or Louisville, KY -- and suggests that Tennessee's method for reporting criminal acts may skew the numbers.

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Getting ready for Thanksgiving holiday air travel

Updated: 11/25/2008 - The holiday travel period begins tomorrow, but if you're flying, you're probably packing right now. And if you don't fly alot, you need to be aware of some major changes that could add money to your ticket prices this year. It's the luggage that could get you!

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Where to eat out on Thanksgiving

Updated: 11/25/2008 - For some of us, cooking and cleaning on Thanksgiving are not exactly what we have in mind for "holiday fun." Luckily, some area restaurants are open on Thursday to give people all the fixings without all the hassle.

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Governor Phil Bredesen asks colleges to make cuts and submit budget plans next month

Updated: 11/25/2008 - The college where you or your children go to school may not be spared, as the governor calls for huge cuts to deal with a state budget shortfall that some say could reach a billion dollars next year. At public budget hearings today, Governor Phil Bredesen told higher education leaders to submit budget plans to him by next month.

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