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Michigan balloonist survives crash at SC event

Posted: 09/01/2008 - Officials say a Michigan man survived a hot air balloon crash in South Carolina when the balloon's basket got caught in a tree about 10 feet above the ground.

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More than 4,500 evacuees in Tennessee

Posted: 09/01/2008 - More than 4,500 people have taken shelter in Tennessee and the governor has suspended some state laws to expedite services to Hurricane Gustav evacuees.

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Boomsday welcomes hurricane evacuees with a bang

Updated: 09/01/2008 - The nation’s largest Labor Day weekend fireworks display hosted more than 350,000 people along the banks of the Tennessee River on Sunday. It also served as a welcoming party for a few hundred New Orleans residents who had been evacuated to Knoxville.

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UPDATE: More evacuees arrive in the Volunteer State, Knoxville

Posted: 08/31/2008 - By Sunday afternoon, a sixth federally chartered flight of New Orleans residents had landed at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base. The 128 people on board were just some of the nearly 3,500 people that arrived at Tennessee Air National Guard bases in Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis, the Tennessee National Guard in the previous 48 hours.

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Bush unlikely to go to GOP convention on Monday

Posted: 08/31/2008 - The White House says it is unlikely that President Bush will attend the Republican National Convention on Monday as scheduled because of concerns about Hurricane Gustav.

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Gustav could become a category five storm

Posted: 08/31/2008 - Hurricane Gustav crosses into the Gulf of Mexico, where forecasters believe the warm waters could intensify it to a rare category five storm.

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Filmmaker Kassebaum dies in Tennessee

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Richard Landon Kassebaum passed at in Knoxville of a brian tumor. He was the stepson of Senator Howard H. Baker.

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