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House Dems may drop contraceptive spending

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Democratic officials say House leaders are seriously considering deleting family planning funds for the low-income from an economic stimulus bill headed for a vote later in the week.

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Famed moonshiner sentenced to 18 months

Posted: 01/26/2009 - A federal judge turned aside public pleas for leniency and sentenced famed Appalachian moonshiner Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton to 18 months in prison.

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Economy hitting small private colleges

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Privately owned colleges are feeling the pinch of the weakened economy. Both Carson-Newman and Maryville College here in east Tennessee are tightening their belts like so many of you.

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Help to avoid foreclosure in Tenn.

Updated: 01/26/2009 - More and more people are losing their jobs, and while unemployed, the bills can pile up, but if you miss that house payment you could ultimately lose your home. But, there are ways you can keep your home from ending up in the foreclosures section.

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Tenn. man charged on 38-year-old warrant

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Police say a Tennessee man pulled over for failing to use his turn signal on a Kentucky highway was arrested on three old warrants, one dating to 1971.

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Bill Clinton praises Kay Yow as inspiration

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Former President Bill Clinton says he admired former North Carolina State women's basketball coach Kay Yow for the way she lived during her two-decade fight with cancer

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93-year-old froze to death, owed big utility bill

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Officials in central Michigan say a 93-year-old man who owned more than $1,000 in unpaid electric bills froze to death inside his home -- where the municipal power company had restricted his use of electricity.

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Pfizer to acquire Wyeth in merger of two drug giants

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Analysts don't see any benefit for consumers in the acquisition of one big drug manufacturer by another. But they're split on how good the deal is for the companies involved.

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Michele Carringer tapped to replace ousted Commissioner Scott Moore

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The Knox County Commission has appointed Michele Carringer to the commission seat once held by ousted commissioner Scott Moore. Carringer was sworn into the District 7B seat Monday afternoon. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for continuing coverage of this developing news.

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`Telemedicine technology' expanding in Tennessee

Posted: 01/26/2009 - A medical video network will allow small-town doctors treating pregnant women at risk of losing their babies to consult electronically with obstetrics specialists in Knoxville and Chattanooga.

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John Deere cutting 700 jobs

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Knoxville (WVLT) - Farm equipment maker, John Deere and Company says it plans to cut nearly 700 jobs.

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Sprint Nextel slashing jobs

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Knoxville (WVLT) - Wireless communications giant, Sprint Nextel is slashing jobs.

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