Local News

Former Vols sue NCAA over concussion claims

10:54 PM, Sep 4, 2013

A pair of former UT football players have joined another former college player in suing the NCAA for failing to educate them about the risks of concussions, and not doing enough to prevent, diagnose, and treat them.

Knoxville, Blount Co. discuss ways to end homelessness

12:15 AM, Sep 5, 2013

Two East Tennessee communities are looking for ways to help the homeless in their neighborhoods.

Knoxville early voting begins with mostly predetermined winners

7:33 PM, Sep 4, 2013

The polls opened Wednesday for early voting in the Knoxville City Council primaries. All but one primary race was already settled before counting a single vote.

UT restricts fundraising on game days

11:24 PM, Sep 4, 2013

New rules from UT are changing when, where, and how student groups can fund raise on game days.

Knox BOE approves transferring nearly $4M to magnet school

11:55 PM, Sep 4, 2013

The money will come out of Pond Gap Elementary School's funding and go toward the new Career Technical Education Center on Pellissippi State's Strawberry Plains campus.

Deputies: Thieves stole 97 vases from cemetery

11:31 PM, Sep 4, 2013

Cemetery caretakers at Green Lawn Memorial Gardens say someone stole nearly 100 vases from graves Monday night.

Wait times remain long in driver service centers

10:28 PM, Sep 4, 2013

Attempts by the state to cut down on long lines at the DMV have failed, largely thanks to computer problems and handgun permit applications.

Scammers targeting locally-owned restaurants

10:20 PM, Sep 4, 2013

KUB is warning local restaurants about scammers that are trying to rip them off.

Former TVA VP pleads guilty in investment scheme

8:55 PM, Sep 4, 2013

A former TVA vice president has pleaded guilty to sending $600,000 to Iran for investment purposes and lying on his tax returns about his interest in a foreign bank account. 

Construction begins on new Knox Co. park

6:10 PM, Sep 4, 2013

Plans for the Clayton Park on Norris Freeway in Halls were first announced back in 2009. The park will include walking trails, picnic shelters, an adventure playground, and amphitheater.

KKK leaves fliers in Middle TN mailboxes

6:09 PM, Sep 4, 2013

The flyer, which says "The KKK wants you" is popping up in mailboxes in Cookeville. It also includes a number and a website.

UT police urge safety after reported sexual assault

6:08 PM, Sep 4, 2013

A jogger near UT's campus says a man ran up to her and sexually assaulted her Tuesday afternoon.

Buggin' for a Cure to benefit cancer research

5:53 PM, Sep 4, 2013

This weekend hundreds of Volkswagen cars will pack into the Greene County Fair Grounds in Greeneville.

10 hunters charged with baiting doves

5:21 PM, Sep 4, 2013

Tennessee wildlife officials say officers found scattered corn, oats and seed in a corn field off Albright Road near Andersonville in Union County on Monday.

Invasive Kudzu Bugs spread to more counties

5:01 PM, Sep 4, 2013

Kudzu Bugs feed on the Kudzu plant, but also eat soybean and other crops, reducing yields by as much as nearly 50 percent.