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TBI Releases Hate Crime Statistics

Updated: 08/18/2009 - The numbers seem clear, TBI reports Tennessee had fewer hate crimes last year, than the year before. But Volunteer TV’s Gordon Boyd reports the numbers may not tell the whole story.

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CDC: West Nile Deaths Highest Since 2003

Updated: 06/08/2007 - As we've reported, despite the drought, the number of mosquitoes is on the increase here in East Tennessee. So, the risk of the disease climbs as well.

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Rural/Metro: Heat Related Illness a Concern

Updated: 06/08/2007 - Two weeks to the official start of summer, and temperatures are already 10 to 12 degrees above average. The extreme heat caught many people off guard yesterday, sending rural/metro ambulance crews into overdrive, responding to people already experiencing heat-related illnesses.

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Severe Weather Enters East Tennessee

Posted: 06/08/2007 - From the Super Pinpoint 8 Doppler Weather Center: The National Weather Service has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Knox County until 6:00 p.m. Anderson, Campbell, Morgan, Roane and Union counties remain under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. The remainder of the WVLT viewing area remains under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9:00 p.m. Stay with WVLT Volunteer TV and VolunteerTV.com for the latest weather information. If you are on the go, take WVLT with you, get weather updates on www.VolTV2Go.com on your cellphone. Don’t forget you can track this storm on your computer by downloading Pinpoint 8 Desktop Alert.

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Hilton Dragged to Jail Screaming

Updated: 06/08/2007 - Paris Hilton was taken from a courtroom screaming and crying Friday seconds after a judge ordered her returned to jail to serve out her entire 45-day sentence for a parole violation in a reckless driving case.

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Black Bear Sighting at Cosby Home

Updated: 06/08/2007 - A Cocke County family is on the lookout for a black bear after the animal made a few visits to their home.

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Mary Winkler Sentenced to Jail

Updated: 06/08/2007 - Knoxville native Mary Winkler will go to jail in connection with the killing of her minister husband.

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Tips For Beating the Heat

Updated: 06/08/2007 - The "Sundown in the City" concert began before sunset, and with temperatures in the low 90's...put thousands of people at risk for heat injuries.

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Getting Your Money's Worth?

Updated: 06/07/2007 - Are you really getting your money's worth by pumping new ethanol based gas into your car?

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Staying Safe: Shopping Safety

Updated: 06/07/2007 - You never want to think about something like this happening to you or someone you know.

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Dow Plunges Nearly 200 Points

Posted: 06/07/2007 - Wall Street fell sharply for a third straight session Thursday after rising bond yields deflated hopes for an interest rate cut later in the year. The Dow Jones industrials fell nearly 200 points and the S&P 500 index fell below the 1,500 mark.

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Tennessee's Tax Track Record

Updated: 06/07/2007 - Tennessee lawmakers have taken little action on raising or lowering state taxes over the past five years, other than the recent cigarette tax legislation.

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Knox County School Board Discusses Budget

Updated: 06/07/2007 - Balancing the budget for your child's education isn't easy, but the Knox County School Board and County Commission are working together to get it done right.

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CBS: Fans Win, “Jericho” To Return

Posted: 06/06/2007 - "Jericho" fans who slammed CBS with protests over the drama's cancellation have won the battle: It will return next season, the network said Wednesday.

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