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First responders prepared to deal with swine flu

Updated: 04/30/2009 - When it comes to treating people with Swine Flu, our paramedics and firefighters will be on the front lines. So what kind of training are they doing to treat the virus without spreading it?

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TVA looks at ash disposal sites

Posted: 04/30/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority is studying possible disposal sites for the 5.4 million cubic yards of ash that breached a holding area last year at a Tennessee coal-fired power plant.

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Fires burning in Smokies

Posted: 04/30/2009 - Forest fires on both sides of the Smoky Mountains have closed part of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and several hiking trails in Tennessee.

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Bankruptcy looms for Chrysler

Posted: 04/30/2009 - Talks between Chrysler LLC's lenders and the Treasury Department to reduce the automaker's $6.9 billion in secured debt and keep it out of bankruptcy protection have disintegrated, a person familiar with the talks said early Thursday.

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Congress adopts budget embracing Obama's goals

Posted: 04/29/2009 - Congress has wrapped up work on a compromise $3.4 trillion budget outline aimed at helping advance President Barack Obama's ambitious agenda despite staggering government deficits.

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Pneumonia shot recommended for elderly

Updated: 04/29/2009 - While there's no vaccine for the swine flu, there is one vaccine that you or a loved one may need, for the most common flu complication.

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Health officials outline plans for helping homeless during a Pandemic

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Local health officials are preparing for what could happen if swine flu continues to spread, and becomes a pandemic, hitting Tennessee. But, officials focused on agencies that help the homeless, because they could feel the worst burden if there's a swine flu pandemic.

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Crews continue to battle wildfires in the Smokies

Posted: 04/29/2009 - A total of almost 40 firefighters at Great Smoky Mountains National Park worked Wednesday to contain the Laurel Falls II Fire, which is located along the Park's Little River Road about five miles west of the Park's Sugarlands Visitor Center.

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