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A local business turns to trade to stay afloat

Posted: 03/06/2009 - With unemployment numbers the highest in 25 years, it's hard to imagine any company staying successful. But one East Tennessee man is trying his luck at the oldest form of business. He's turned to trade to keep his business afloat.

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Police: Drive-by murder victim targeted by mistake

Posted: 03/06/2009 - Police say last night's deadly drive-by shooting in East Knoxville, targeted the wrong man; a retiree, and a church volunteer--trying to care for his 92-year-old mother.

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Blount County man charged in Seymour killing

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A 31-year-old Blount County man faces a criminal homicide charge after allegedly shooting a Seymour man who was banging on the door of his home on Chilhowee Loop Road, according to the Blount County Sheriff's Office.

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Fighting the drug-resistant flu strain

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Doctors say one flu strain has become resistant to a common medicine. Meanwhile, more than a hundred students, and dozens of teachers are absent at one Knox County School. Most are believed to have a stomach virus.

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Man pleads guilty to headbutting ref, must umpire little league games

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A man charged with headbutting a referee during a middle school wrestling match in Jefferson County just pleaded guilty. Bobby Glenn Williams was sentenced to 25 hours of community service, which the judge says he'll have to serve as a little league umpire.

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Knoxville shopping center welcomes JCPenney

Posted: 03/06/2009 - While many businesses are being forced to downsize or even shut down, one retailer is bucking the trend, and bringing a few more pennies to East Tennessee.

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Lose your job? Builder could pay your mortgage

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Would you be more willing to risk buying a home, if you knew somebody would cover your mortgage if you lost your job? One of East Tennessee's high-end builders is offering just that kind of assurance and *insurance -- to get you to commit.

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Help available to cover childcare costs

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Many people laid off in the area are trying to support a family, but what options are available when you lose your job and can't afford daycare anymore to even try to find new work?

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West Knoxville shopping center booms despite tough economy

Updated: 03/05/2009 - The state of our economy has forced several businesses to close and several people to lose their jobs. But in Turkey Creek, it's the exact opposite. Several new stores are opening and hundreds of jobs are being created.

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