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Alcoa potlines shut down, smelting operations stop

Updated: 03/17/2009 - It's the end of an era for the Aluminum Company of America in Blount County. For the first time in 95 years, the smelting operation at Alcoa has ceased just days before more than 450 workers will be laid off.

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Country of origin now on some food labels

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Before you take that shopping list to the grocery store, there's something new for you when you get there. Certain foods are now labeled with where they come from.

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Knoxville serial rapist's appeal denied

Updated: 03/17/2009 - The man who raped several women in Knoxville in the late 1990s has had his appeal denied by the Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee.

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Lower gas prices boost Ocoee whitewater bookings

Posted: 03/17/2009 - Lower gas prices and the prospect of federal stimulus money have officials in the Ocoee River area optimistic about the region's whitewater and other outdoor attractions having a big year.

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Missing man described as brilliant loner

Updated: 03/17/2009 - A northern Kentucky man whose remains police believe were found in an Indiana forest is described as a brilliant but reclusive mathematician by his former co-workers.

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1 dead in Whitley County fire

Updated: 03/17/2009 - An Eastern Kentucky woman is dead after her mobile home was consumed by fire early Tuesday morning.

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5 injuries reported after NC school bus accident

Posted: 03/17/2009 - North Carolina authorities say five people, including two students, are being treated after a Mecklenburg County accident that involved two school buses and another vehicle.

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Kentucky sex offender booked in Lafourche

Posted: 03/17/2009 - A man convicted of sexual abuse charges in Kentucky has been arrested for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender in Lafourche Parish.

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Pop star Rain testifies about canceled concert

Posted: 03/17/2009 - South Korean pop star and actor Rain says he had every intention of performing in Hawaii and other U.S. states, but a series of abrupt concert cancellations were out of his control.

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Officials: Folk ballad inspiration recaptured

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Authorities say a convict and inspiration for a folk ballad about a man who stole a Wal-Mart trailer to see his dying mother has been captured in Florida, two weeks after escaping from custody in Georgia.

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Army awards 7 Fort Campbell soldiers

Posted: 03/16/2009 - The Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George Casey, has presented seven Fort Campbell soldiers with awards for their heroism in Iraq and at home.

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