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Thousands get food and gifts for Christmas

Updated: 12/23/2008 - People started lining up as early as four am to get food and toys from the Empty Stocking Fund. For 97 years the fundraiser has helped folks in East Tennessee enjoy Christmas.

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Erin McLean released from jail on bond

Updated: 12/23/2008 - Erin McLean, the former teacher whose teenage lover was fatally shot by her ex-husband, has been released from jail on bond.

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FBI, Gatlinburg PD still looking for bank robber

Posted: 12/23/2008 - The FBI and Gatlinburg Police are still looking for the man they saw robbed the Smart Bank branch on the East Parkway in Gatlinburg around 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19.

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TVA cleanup, testing underway after fly ash sludgeslide in Roane County

Updated: 12/23/2008 - Cleanup is underway, water is being tested and those forced from their homes are getting help from TVA after a dike holding back a slurry of fly ash and water broke early Monday morning at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County, according to TVA President and CEO Tom Kilgore.

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TVA eyes possible cause of mudslide

Updated: 12/23/2008 - TVA officials believe recent rain and drastic temperature changes are two of the factors that could have led to the early Monday morning mudslide in Harriman.

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Emergency 911 calls after mudslide

Updated: 12/23/2008 - The early morning dike failure in Roane County left 200 acres of Harriman covered under a layer of ash, mud and debris. It also displaced more than one dozen families the week of Christmas.

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Roane Co. man's story escaping slide

Updated: 12/22/2008 - More than a dozen families are without homes today. After a sludge slide, some families are now calling a hotel home.

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UT nursing college ailing

Posted: 12/22/2008 - The University of Tennessee's College of Nursing faces the loss of half its students it admits next fall amid growing state budget pressures.

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A note of thanks to and from the Salvation Army

Posted: 12/22/2008 - The area commander of the Salvation Army sent a letter to members of the media and the Knoxville community. Attached to Major Don Vick's letter was a copy of a handwritten thank you note from a woman who, decades earlier, had received gifts and food from the Salvation Army at Christmastime.

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CBS NEWS: Michael Jackson fighting for his life?

Posted: 12/22/2008 - (CBS) As one journalist recently put it, "rumors are all anyone hears about Michael Jackson these days," and the current claim comes from a writer working on a Jackson biography.

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East Tennessee father chases accused kidnapper

Updated: 12/23/2008 - An attempted kidnapping sent a Sevier County father on a personal vendetta Monday morning. The dad chased down the accused kidnapper, then ,opened fire on him.

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South Knoxville car crash critically injures three

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Three people are recovering at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Sunday night after a driver smashed through a bus stop and parking lot early Sunday morning.

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