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Governor Bredesen's veto of "guns in bars" bill overridden

Updated: 06/04/2009 - There aren't many who would argue that guns and alcohol are a potentially deadly combination. Tennessee's Governor feels that way, but in the end, the power of the State Legislature was mightier than the veto pen.

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U.S. House passes resolution honoring Lady Vols head coach

Updated: 06/04/2009 - The House of Representatives Thursday unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) congratulating Pat Summitt for achieving her 1000th victory as the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols Head Basketball Coach.

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TVA to build gas plant in East Tennessee

Posted: 06/04/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority will build an $820 million natural gas power plant in East Tennessee in order to comply with a North Carolina lawsuit over air quality.

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Tenn. Senate overrides so-called 'guns in bars' veto

Updated: 06/08/2009 - The Tennessee Senate has voted 21-9 to override Gov. Bredesen's veto of the so-called "Guns in Bars" bill. The Tennessee House voted 69-27 Wednesday to override the veto.

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Sundown in the City moved indoors

Updated: 06/04/2009 - Tonight's Sundown in the City concert has been moved from Market Square to the Tennessee Theater, AC Entertainment says.

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Bear crashes into Knoxville woman's house

Posted: 06/04/2009 - Knoxville police are watching a city neighborhood after a report that a black bear -- startled by a dog -- crashed through a glass door into a woman's home.

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Knox County schools unblock gay Web sites

Posted: 06/04/2009 - The superintendent of the Knox County schools says a glitch has been fixed, allowing access to educational Web sites on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues.

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History of break-ups, make-ups foretold Webb murder-suicide

Updated: 06/04/2009 - A drunken driving arrest, charges of animal cruelty, and the threat of losing his business, his home, his wife and his 3 children. Nobody is saying *whether some or all of those factors might have prompted pet care business owner Erik Webb to stab his wife to death--and shoot and kill himself.

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Damage, flooding reported as severe weather hits East Tennessee

Updated: 06/03/2009 - Trees are down, roads are closed and flooding is being reported in Knox County as East Tennessee gets hit with spring storms. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and for complete severe weather coverage. Send your severe weather photos and videos to or upload them to

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