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Update: Austin East Parents say we've had enough

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Knoxville Catholic clobbered Austin East 45 -0 to in one of the most anticipated games of the year friday night.. Austin East took the field missing eight players right from the get-go, after they were suspended for being arrested for felony theft.

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Knox County Mayor's race begins, election is 18 months away

Posted: 11/21/2008 - State Senator Tim Burchett has made Knox County's worst-kept secret official: he's running to succeed term-limited Mike Ragsdale as Knox County Mayor in 2010. He can't even pick up his qualifying petitions until June 2009, but announcing now allows him to begin raising money for a primary likely to cost a candidate $250,000 to be considered a serious contender.

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The Red Kettle Campaign bells are ringing

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign is officially underway and the goals are even higher this year. The Salvation Army hopes to raise $350,000 and fill 4,000 volunteer hours. They say they can reach that goal with volunteers across East Tennessee.

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Smokies closes loop to spray for bugs

Posted: 11/21/2008 - The 11-mile road around scenic Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be closed briefly in December so foresters can spray insects attacking native hemlock trees.

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East Tennessee authorities capture escapee

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Authorities are searching for a man they say escaped from custody in Union County around 9:45 Friday morning. Tune to Volunteer TV News at Noon and for continuing coverage of this developing news story.

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UT-Knoxville panel looks for savings

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Administrators at the University of Tennessee's main campus have appointed a task force to help decide how to trim programs to reflect economic conditions.

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School Closings

Updated: 07/20/2009 - Lee County Virginia Schools will be closed today. Grainger County Schools will be delayed two hours today. Hancock County will be closed today.

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Armed Robbery in the Old City

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Knox Co. (WVLT) - Police are still searching for evidence in an armed robbery. The incident happened just after nine thursday night in the old city. According to police a man said he was robbed by a group of people, who took off in a car. The car was later spotted by police. The driver of the car was taken into word yet on whether or not he will be charged in the case.

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Fred Thompson drops bid to head national GOP

Posted: 11/21/2008 - The finance chairman of former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson's failed presidential bid says the actor turned politician is abandoning a long shot bid to head the Republican National Committee.

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