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Program allows kids to visit dads in prison

Updated: 08/14/2015 - The "Children of Inmates" program allows children to visit fathers in prison. In some cases these families haven't seen each other for years.

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Kerry calls for democracy as US flag rises in Cuba

Updated: 08/14/2015 - U.S. Marines raised the Stars and Stripes over the newly reopened American Embassy in Cuba on Friday as Secretary of State John Kerry made an unprecedented call for democratic change on the island ruled by a single party for more than five decades.

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Rare 1927 silent film to screen at the Tennessee Theatre

Updated: 08/14/2015 - The Tennessee Theatre is offering a chance to step back in time with a showing of the 1927 Paramount silent film, “Stark Love,” accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer organ on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m.

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Man in bear costume harasses bears in Alaska

Updated: 08/14/2015 - Authorities want to talk to a man who donned a fairly realistic bear costume - head and all - and wore it when harassing a bear and two sows trying to feed on pink salmon in an Alaska river.

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Firefighters respond to North Knoxville house fire

Updated: 08/14/2015 - Shortly after 2:00 a.m. this morning units from the Knoxville Fire Department were dispatched to 205 N. Laurel Circle near Merchants Drive for report of a small fire at the rear of that address.

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HBO to carry 'Sesame Street'; PBS to continue airing show

Posted: 08/13/2015 - The premium cable channel and Sesame Workshop, which produces "Sesame Street," on Thursday announced a five-year deal that will expand the "Sesame Street" footprint and its amount of programming.

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Parents upset over bus driver shortage

Posted: 08/13/2015 - Knox County Schools are short bus drivers and it's making the first week of school difficult for both the students and parents.

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Shawn Smoot in court for motions hearings

Posted: 08/13/2015 - The man accused of murdering Brooke Morris and dumping her body on the side of a Roane County road will soon be tried for the crime. First, attorneys for Shawn Smoot argued about the evidence jurors will hear.

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