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State FEMA aid for TN disaster tops $5 million

Updated: 05/20/2011 - Tennesseans who suffered losses from the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that hit the Volunteer State over the past month have been approved for more than $5 million in federal help.

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Knoxville's Bike to Work Day

Updated: 05/20/2011 - Cities across the nation celebrated National Bike to Work Day while about 1,000 cyclist participated in Knoxville.

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Tenn. lawmakers disagree on unemployment benefits

Posted: 05/20/2011 - The Legislature's progress toward passing Tennessee's $30.2 billion annual spending plan has hit a snag over efforts to extend unemployment benefits to thousands of jobless Tennesseans.

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Housing complex owners sued over wheelchair access

Posted: 05/19/2011 - The Justice Department is suing the owners and developers of several housing complexes in Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee for allegedly violating laws that require the properties to be accessible to disabled people.

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Please don't feed the bears

Updated: 05/19/2011 - Catching sight of a bear in the Smoky Mountains is great luck -- but there's nothing good about trying to lure one into your path.

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23 charged in multi-state drug trafficking case

Updated: 05/19/2011 - A federal grand jury in East Tennessee has indicted 23 people in a drug trafficking case that prosecutors say also reached into southwest Virginia, Michigan and Florida.

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Judge rules against plaintiffs in mosque suit

Posted: 05/19/2011 - Plaintiffs' attorney Joe Brandon Jr. had argued that the mosque violated his clients' constitutional rights, claiming that the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro's members were compelled by their religion to subdue non-Muslims.

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Tennessee unemployment increases in April to 9.6 percent

Posted: 05/19/2011 - Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development Karla Davis said in a news release on Thursday that the rate increased because "of a substantial increase in the number of people looking for a job."

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Police: 12-year-old boy rapes boy, 9

Posted: 05/19/2011 - Police Inspector Lee Covey says officials at the 9-year-old's elementary school reported the alleged rape Monday after the boy talked to the school's counselor.

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Dog attack sends 9 year-old to hospital

Updated: 05/19/2011 - A nine-year old boy was sent to the hospital after a Great Dane reportedly attacked him Wednesday evening outside a home in south Knoxville.

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Study: Human Trafficking is a major problem in Tennessee

Updated: 05/18/2011 - TBI study finds 85% of the counties in Tennessee have had at least one report of human trafficking in the last two years. Many don't even realize this is an issue in the United States, let alone in our back yard

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CTE classes sprout new generation of workers

Updated: 05/18/2011 - Your child is about to graduate from high school and the job market is anything but encouraging. So, how prepared are they to make the transition to a career?

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