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Protecting Yourself

Updated: 01/11/2007 - You never think it's going to happen to you, which is why safety experts say we should all take a self-defense course to learn how to protect ourselves from an attacker.

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Knox County Charter Decision Expected Friday

Updated: 01/12/2007 - The Court Secretary of the Tennessee Supreme Court says an opinion will be filed in the case surrounding the validity of the Knox County Charter and the impact it will have on county government Friday afternoon.

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Tennessee Gang Threat: MS-13 Recruiting, Victimizing Hispanics

Updated: 01/11/2007 - They call themselves members of Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13 for short, and their reputation precedes them. A record of violence so brutal, so long, that some federal agencies consider MS-13, the most serious gang threat our country faces.

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A Local Business Owner Says A Hike Could Hurt

Posted: 01/11/2007 - A bill to increase the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour now waits for Senate approval, but it already has small business owners here in Knoxville wondering if they can afford to pay their workers more.

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Truck Overturns on I-640 Westbound

Posted: 01/11/2007 - From the Volunteer TV Newsroom: Volunteer TV's Eye in the Sky Pete Michael's says a semi truck has overturned on I-640 Westbound near the I-75 ramp. Expect severe delays in the area, and consider an alternative route if possible. Stay with Volunteer TV News for all the latest information.

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US Special Forces On Ground In Somalia

Posted: 01/11/2007 - American and Somali officials say a small team of US Special Operations Forces are in Somalia hunting suspected al-Qaeda fighters.

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House Approves Stem Cell Research Bill

Updated: 01/11/2007 - From the Volunteer TV Newsroom: The House has approved a bill boosting federal support of embryonic stem cell research. We'll have more on VolunteerTV.com as it becomes available.

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More Troops Headed to Iraq

Updated: 01/11/2007 - President Bush on Wednesday acknowledged for the first time he erred by failing to order a military buildup in Iraq last year and said he was increasing U.S. troops by 21,500 to quell the country's near-anarchy. "Where mistakes have been made, the responsibility rests with me," Bush said.

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Pro-Anorexia Sites Online

Updated: 01/11/2007 - When you're searching for answers, many of you use your mouse to find them. However in this age of the internet, a new trend is emerging. Volunteer TV's Stacy McCloud shows you how websites and groups are actually promoting dangerous eating disorders.

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Charter Schools: Student Saviors Or Dollar Drains?

Updated: 01/10/2007 - East Tennessee apparently will be getting its first charter school, partly the state education department says, because Knox County's School Board waited too long to fight it.

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Police Search for Brothers in Double Murder Case

Updated: 01/10/2007 - A day after the discovery of a second body in a double murder case, people in that neighborhood raise questions about safety, while police ask for your help finding two men of interest in the case.

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Police Work to Identify Second Body Found in East Knoxville

Updated: 01/10/2007 - It has been an eventful day for investigators looking into the murder of one man and the disappearance of his girlfriend. Around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, police announced the discovery of a second body.

Police say they found the body of a white female Tuesday afternoon in a rental house at 2316 Chipman Street.

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House Votes For First Increase In Minimum Wage In A Decade

Updated: 01/10/2007 - The Democratically-controlled Congress has approved the first minimum wage increase in nearly a decade. By a vote of 315-116, the House approved legislation to increase the federal minimum wage to $7.25 over a period of 26 months.

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Lafollette Man Shoots Would-Be Robbers

Updated: 01/10/2007 - They didn't get quite what they were expecting, after Campbell County authorities say two men tried to rob a home in Lafollette.

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