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Jobless rate hits 9.4 percent in May; layoffs slow

Posted: 06/05/2009 - The unemployment rate jumped to 9.4 percent in May, the highest in more than 25 years. But the furious pace of layoffs eased, with employers cutting 345,000 jobs, the fewest since September.

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Smoky Valley Rally kicks off

Posted: 06/05/2009 - Motorcycle enthusiasts have arrived in East Tennessee for this weekends first annual "Smoky Valley Rally".

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IRS, TBI, special prosecutor probe Knox County law director

Updated: 06/04/2009 - The I-R-S, the T-B-I, a Special Prosecutor, and Knox County Commissioners all want to know about Law Director Bill Lockett's admission that he took money directly from clients, rather than giving it to his law firm, when he was a lawyer in private practice.

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Oak Ridge High School postpones graduation, graduation celebration still on

Updated: 06/04/2009 - Oak Ridge High School has postponed June 4 graduation ceremonies at Blankenship Field until Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. However, the annual "Graduation Celebration" party will go on as planned. Friday's rescheduled graduation ceremony will be held at Blankenship Field, weather permitting. For more information about Graduation Celebration, CLICK HERE.

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Governor Bredesen's veto of "guns in bars" bill overridden

Updated: 06/04/2009 - There aren't many who would argue that guns and alcohol are a potentially deadly combination. Tennessee's Governor feels that way, but in the end, the power of the State Legislature was mightier than the veto pen.

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U.S. House passes resolution honoring Lady Vols head coach

Updated: 06/04/2009 - The House of Representatives Thursday unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) congratulating Pat Summitt for achieving her 1000th victory as the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols Head Basketball Coach.

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TVA to build gas plant in East Tennessee

Posted: 06/04/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority will build an $820 million natural gas power plant in East Tennessee in order to comply with a North Carolina lawsuit over air quality.

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Tenn. Senate overrides so-called 'guns in bars' veto

Updated: 06/08/2009 - The Tennessee Senate has voted 21-9 to override Gov. Bredesen's veto of the so-called "Guns in Bars" bill. The Tennessee House voted 69-27 Wednesday to override the veto.

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Sundown in the City moved indoors

Updated: 06/04/2009 - Tonight's Sundown in the City concert has been moved from Market Square to the Tennessee Theater, AC Entertainment says.

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Bear crashes into Knoxville woman's house

Posted: 06/04/2009 - Knoxville police are watching a city neighborhood after a report that a black bear -- startled by a dog -- crashed through a glass door into a woman's home.

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Knox County schools unblock gay Web sites

Posted: 06/04/2009 - The superintendent of the Knox County schools says a glitch has been fixed, allowing access to educational Web sites on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues.

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