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Channon Christian Laid to Rest

Posted: 01/15/2007 - Sunday family and friends celebrated the life of a young woman murdered in a carjacking 21 year old Channon Christian.

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Knox County Charter Affects Sheriff Position

Updated: 01/15/2007 - Barely a day after Tennessee's Supreme Court upheld Knox County's charter, and term-limits the jockeying is underway to fill those dozen elected offices affected.

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Escaped Prisoner Back in Custody

Updated: 01/15/2007 - A man accused of rape, who escaped from jail over the weekend, is back in custody in Roane County.

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Fire Damages East TN Textile Plant

Posted: 01/13/2007 - Rockwood (WVLT) - Workers at one area textile plant are cleaning up from a morning fire that threatened the entire building. When firefighters arrived at the Alba Health building in Rockwood smoke and flames were visible.

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Man Attempts to Light Gas Pumps on Fire

Updated: 01/13/2007 - Knoxville (WVLT) - A man is facing assault and other charges after Police say he apparently tried to set fire to some gas pumps, then assaulted a convenience store clerk.

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December Revenues Give TN a Boost

Updated: 01/13/2007 - A sharp increase in corporate tax collections helped Tennessee end 2006 with more money than expected. State revenues were nearly $114-million dollars above montly projections in December.

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Michael's Loses Liquor License

Posted: 01/12/2007 - Michael's restaurant closes until further notice after its liquor license is suspended.

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Report: Close 2 Schools, Fix 8, Build 2 More

Posted: 01/12/2007 - A new study released Friday by the Knox County Public Building Authority recommends closing two schools, eight are high priorities for capital funding and two more need to be rebuilt.

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Protect Yourself From A Carjacking

Posted: 01/12/2007 - Officials say Channon Christian and Chris Newsom were victims of a carjacking. Authorites say a weapon is used in 95% of these crimes. So how do you get yourself out of the situation safely? There are some ways you can arm yourself with the upper hand.

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Hutchison, 11 Others Removed in Court Decision

Updated: 01/15/2007 - The Knox County Charter approved by voters in 1994, was upheld by the Tennessee Supreme Court. And that means that several county office holders including the Knox County Sheriff must abide by term limits. It means he, and 11 other elected officials, will be out of a job.

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Double Murder Suspects Face Judge

Updated: 01/13/2007 - Local authorities are letting the federal government handle charges against the four men connected with a double murder that the community disgusted and saddened.

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Houston Brothers Will Stand Trial

Updated: 01/12/2007 - From the Volunteer TV Newsroom: A Roane County Judge has found Rocky and Leon Houston competent to stand trial. Rocky Houston will return to the Kingston Courtroom on February 5th to determine if he can represent himself in court. We'll have the latest on this on Volunteer TV News at it becomes available.

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Hit and Run in North Knoxville

Updated: 01/12/2007 - The Knoxville Police Department is searching for a car that hit a pedestrian overnight and left the scene.

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278th Prepares Just in Case

Updated: 01/11/2007 - With the President announcing more than 20,000 extra troops will soon be on the ground in Iraq, could soldiers from East Tennessee be among them?

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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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