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House rejects Senate changes on gun proposal

Posted: 04/23/2009 - The House has voted 45-44 to reject Senate changes to a bill to allow people with handgun permits to carry their weapons into establishments that sell alcoholic drinks.

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Union County man arrested for alleged vote buying

Updated: 04/23/2009 - A Union County man faces a sic county indictment alleging that he tried to buy votes in an August 2006 early election to pick a member of the U.S. Senate, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney James "Russ" Deadrick.

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UT-Knoxville plans stimulus-funded energy projects

Posted: 04/23/2009 - The University of Tennessee's main campus plans to use $11 million in federal economic stimulus funding over the next two years as part of a major energy saving campaign.

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Bonanza or bargain? West Knox lakefront parcel headed for auction

Updated: 04/23/2009 - You'll need a $100,000 cashier's check simply to bid! And another $500,000 three days later, if you're the winning bid. Then, of course, you, and your banker or investors--will have to come up with the full sale price next month. But if you do,--ou'll find yourself owning what could be "the" hot property in West Knox County--depending on how quickly the housing market rebounds.

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AP Sources:GM to shut many US plants up to 9 weeks

Posted: 04/22/2009 - Two people briefed on the plan say General Motors Corp. will close most of its U.S. factories for up to nine weeks this summer because of slumping sales and growing inventories of unsold vehicles.

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UT combines for 37 on SEC winter academic list

Updated: 04/22/2009 - Nine Tennessee basketball players and 28 members of the Vols’ and Lady Vols' swimming and diving squads made the 2009 Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll, as released Wednesday by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. A total of 373 conference student-athletes were named from the 12 member schools.

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Roane County student dies in crash; community mourns

Updated: 04/22/2009 - The hearts of many are heavy after Kingston loses a classmate, a fellow athlete, a brother and a son. All of Roane County is missing 18 year-old James Sams III. He was killed in a car accident April 21, 2009 on Highway 70. Everyone who knew him is in disbelief.

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Knoxville attorney's law license temporarily suspended

Posted: 04/22/2009 - The Board of Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee has temporarily suspended the law license of a Knoxville attorney after he failed to respond to an ethical misconduct complaint against him, according to a Board of Responsibility release.

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Wife denies 'brainwashed' to help husband escape

Posted: 04/22/2009 - The gun-toting wife who killed a guard and wounded another in helping her career criminal husband escape the Roane County Courthouse in 2005 denies in newly released letters that he "brainwashed" her.

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