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Trucker's overturned load dangerous, but perfectly legal.

Updated: 10/23/2008 - Trucker diverted from route through Knoxville, to take an employer-ordered drug test after a wreck in North Carolina several hours earlier. He missed his turn, and dropped his load trying to turn it around in a parking lot of an apartment complex. Fifty residents evacuated for six hours. Load replaced. No environmental danger, driver not cited.

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Housing starts in East Tennessee way down.

Updated: 10/24/2008 - Even East Tennessee is experiencing problems in the housing market, particularly with housing starts. A look at the numbers tell it all and Jefferson county in east Tennessee probably has it the worst with new home construction off by more than 60-percent from last year.

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Hamblen County Commission to consider law against hiring illegals

Updated: 10/23/2008 - No area county has a higher percentage of Hispanics than Hamblen County, and that's why some people there say they're asking the Hamblen County Commission to make sure their tax dollars don't support contractors who hire illegal immigrants.

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Petersen narrows UT chancellor choice to 2

Posted: 10/23/2008 - University of Tennessee President John Petersen announced he has narrowed his choice for chancellor to two candidates and may make a recommendation to trustees by Friday.

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TVA extends free home audit service

Posted: 10/23/2008 - The Tennessee Valley Authority is extending a free service to homeowners to audit their energy use and find ways to cut power use.

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Loudon officer says he told school officials of DUI bus driver's overdoses

Updated: 10/22/2008 - A Loudon county school board member says he told school officials about prior problems of a bus driver that was later charged with driving under the influence with a bus load of children. The question tonight, what if anything did school officials do about Vicki Lynn Kwasny's problems?

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Dow ends down more than 500 pts as stocks stage sharp decline

Updated: 10/22/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Investors suffered through another stomach-churning late-day decline, following drops seen on global markets. The Dow ended with a loss of 514 points or 5.7 percent to 8,519 The S&P fell 58 points to 897. And the Nasdaq composite lost about 81 points to 1,615. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and for continuing coverage of this developing news story.

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Retired judge Adolpho Birch faints, recovers

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Retired Chief Justice Adolpho Birch of the Tennessee Supreme Court collapsed while speaking at a public dedication, but recovered with a snappy comeback.

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