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Fate of old York building still unresolved

Posted: 01/03/2009 - JAMESTOWN, Tenn. (AP) -- The oldest living son of World War I hero Alvin C. York says he may ask the state to remove the family name off the old York Institute school building.

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Colon test tools at VA possibly tainted

Posted: 01/03/2009 - MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro is offering veterans free testing and additional medical care after using potentially contaminated equipment during colonoscopies.

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Tennessee: High cost of dropping out

Posted: 01/03/2009 - A recent study estimates that students who dropped out of high school last year in Tennessee will lose a total of $7.3 billion in wages over their lifetimes.

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UT-Knoxville frat house cleared to open

Posted: 01/03/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Fire Marshal's Office has cleared for opening one of three University of Tennessee fraternity houses that closed last month because of fire code deficiencies.

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Miracle in Piscataway

Updated: 01/03/2009 - Lady Vols recover from awful first half, beat rival Rutgers

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Israeli ground forces enter Gaza in escalation

Posted: 01/03/2009 - Israel's military says ground forces are crossing the Gaza border in an escalation of Israel's week-old offensive against the territory's militant Hamas rulers.

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Car runs into building at North Knoxville business

Updated: 01/03/2009 - A Knoxville Police officer rolled up onto a scene where a gold Mercury Mystique had apparently rammed into a storage building at the G & C TV business at the corner of Broadway St. and Cecil Ave. in North Knoxville Saturday.

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Ash slide having economic impact on Roane County

Updated: 01/02/2009 - The TVA ash spill in Roane County has not only affected the homes in the nearby area but now the local economy is starting to feel it's effects. It appears if it has to do with the lake, it's being affected first.

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Maryville man robbed in Alcoa store parking lot

Posted: 01/02/2009 - A 55-year-old Maryville man was robbed at gunpoint while sitting in the Big Lots parking lot at 116 S. Hall Road in Alcoa Friday afternoon, according to an Alcoa Police Department release.

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Peyton Manning voted AP's NFL MVP

Posted: 01/02/2009 - Peyton Manning has joined Brett Favre as the only three-time winners of The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award.

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3 arrested in attack on couple

Posted: 01/02/2009 - MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Two adults and a teenager have been charged with aggravated rape in a late December attack on a Memphis couple.

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Ex-Klansman sues over Coahoma Co. contract

Posted: 01/02/2009 - CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) -- A man who torched a Kentucky church when he was a Ku Klux Klan leader in 1991, has sued Coahoma County for rejecting his bid on a water project because of what he calls his criminal past.

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Warehouse vandalized, shut down days before

Updated: 01/02/2009 - JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- A warehouse belonging to a company that suspended operations in Johnson City has been heavily damaged by vandals.

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Early morning fire in East Knoxville

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Knoxville, Tenn (WVLT) - Knoxville Firefighters are working to determine the cause of an early morning house fire.

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Another Knoxville business closing

Updated: 01/02/2009 - With the new year, everyone is eager to say goodbye to 2008 and put the nation's economic troubles in the past. But the economy has claimed another business in Knoxville. The owners of Sprout Studio voted to close the doors for good today. Now parents are upset that their favorite indoor play spot is closing.

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Erin Brockovich to come to Roane County

Updated: 01/02/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Environmental law consultant Erin Brockovich expects a class-action lawsuit will come out of the TVA sludge slide in Roane County.

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Families' long-term concerns about sludge slide

Posted: 01/01/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- The Hall Family has lived in their Roane County home for more than 20 years. When they look out their backyard, effects of the sludge slide covers most of the landscape. The Halls are concerned about long-term affects of the sludge slide.

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