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Quality Counts For Schools In East Tennessee

Posted: 01/09/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- The 12th annual "Quality Counts" report card is out for K-12 schools across the country. Volunteer TV's Kim Bedford has more on what grade Tennessee received and why. Tennessee's overall grade is a C+, just slightly better than the nation's grade of a "C". "Editorial Projects In Education" is the non-profit organization that evaluated 50 states to help raise awareness and understanding on important issues to improve education.

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Neighbors of Suspected Black Tape Bandit React To Arrest

Updated: 01/09/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- In West Knoxville, some folks are stunned to find out their neighbor may be the black tape bandit Volunteer TV's Lauren Davis spent time today with some of the neighbors. You would think with security pictures posted all over the local media, the robber couldn't be missed. But he was, in fact. Neighbors were surprised when we told them their neighbor was the guy police believe is behind all the recent bank robberies.

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Cleaning Up The Bad Smell In West Knox County

Updated: 01/09/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) -- Work is now underway to clean up a stinky, smoky, illegal landfill in West Knox County. It has sickened neighbors, and cost Knox County taxpayers more than $50,000 already, and with the cleanup just beginning, the cost will continue to rise. Volunteer TV's Jim Freeman spent much of the day at the site off Tedford Road. It's a slow process, but crews are making headway.

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Black Tape Bandit: Timeline of events

Updated: 01/09/2008 - After two months and a half dozen bank robberies, FBI agents believe they have arrested the black tape robber.

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TN Education Report

Updated: 01/09/2008 - (WVLT) - The 12th annual "Quality Counts" report card is out for K-12 schools across the country.

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Three in custody after robbery at West Knox bank

Updated: 01/10/2008 - The FBI says one person is in custody, and two are still on the run after a bank robbery at a SunTrust Bank branch on Kingston Pike near Campbell Station Road.

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UPDATED: Suspected "Black Tape Bandit" makes court appearance

Updated: 01/09/2008 - According to the warrant, Carver, 25, actually turned himself in to the Knox County Detention Facility on an outstanding warrant just hours before he is suspected of robbing the SunTrust Bank inside the Wal-Mart on Walbrook.

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Take This Job: Allison becomes a firefighter

Updated: 01/09/2008 - Wednesday on East Tennessee This Morning, it was time for another segment of "Take This Job" where we send Allison Hunt out to do someone else's job for the morning.

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Tornado destroys homes in northwest Tennessee

Posted: 01/09/2008 - A tornado was spotted in northwest Tennessee and hail and thunderstorm damage has been reported as a line of storms moved east across the Mississippi Valley. No injuries were immediately reported.

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Kentucky reports first mining death of 2008

Posted: 01/09/2008 - Officials say a truck driver in Kentucky was killed when his vehicle backed over a tipping point at a southeastern Kentucky mine and went down a slope.

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