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Why the U.S. has the most mass shootings

Updated: 08/29/2015 - When a gunman opened fire Wednesday on two Virginia journalists and the woman they were interviewing on live TV, he was influenced by a long history of public mass killings throughout the country.

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Texas deputy killed, shooting suspect in custody

Updated: 08/29/2015 - Authorities in Harris County, Texas say a deputy filling up his patrol car's gas tank was gunned down for no apparent reason Friday, and now there's an active manhunt for his killer.

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Tattoo artists come from around the world

Posted: 08/28/2015 - It's not the typical sound, crowd, or location, but this weekend the Holiday Inn in Downtown Knoxville is doubling as a massive tattoo shop.

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Tropical Storm Erika forecast to weaken

Posted: 08/28/2015 - The National Hurricane Center said Friday that Tropical Storm Erika is forecast to weaken into a tropical depression. During the 5 p.m. announcement, meteorologists said they expect Erika to be downgraded to a depression Saturday.

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Local 8 News stands with WDBJ

Updated: 08/28/2015 - The news of the shooting of a Roanoke, Va. reporter and cameraman affected newsrooms across the county. Local 8 News explains the camaraderie of a newsroom.

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Ex-prep school senior acquitted of felony rape

Posted: 08/28/2015 - A former senior at a New Hampshire prep school has been acquitted of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex charges regarding a 15-year-old freshman.

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Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

Posted: 08/28/2015 - The CEO of adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members.

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