KNOXVILLE — Bledsoe County Middle School Principal Deborah Thompson was killed when a former federal probation officer whose life revolved around helping others slammed his rental car into a West Knoxville eatery.
ROCKWOOD — For years, Rockwood Public Works Director Tom Pierce had access to two credit cards belonging to the town.
A judge's ruling last week in a lawsuit against its tree-cutting policies upholds the right of TVA to manage plant growth under its power lines.
If Knoxville can have a World's Fair, can Memphis or Nashville have an Olympics?
OAK RIDGE — An Oak Ridge-based research team has identified two genes in microorganisms that are responsible for an environmental process that converts mercury into its most toxic form — methylmercury.
KINGSTON, Tenn. — The Cleveland, Tenn., lawyer who helped win Leon Houston's freedom strolled across his ex-client's family farm Tuesday to knock down the sign that smeared his name.
MURFREESBORO - Eight pounds of marijuana valued at $24,000 were confiscated from a grandfather’s vehicle while he traveled with his wife and 3-year-old grandchild Saturday on Interstate 24, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office supervisor said.
CHATTANOOGA — U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais said today he never intentionally misled voters about his past and stressed that he has no plans to resign over recent revelations that depict a private life starkly at odds with his public image as an anti-abortion, family values congressman.
KNOXVILLE — An East Knox County man suspected of committing rape and a second attempted sexual assault within 24 hours, and deemed a "serial rapist" by investigators, was arrested this morning, authorities said.
Redcoats, Bluecoats and Cherokee Indians have been marching around Fort Loudoun this year. This time, though, their battles are being caught on camera.
KNOXVILLE — Spurred by social media calls to act, hundreds of people turned out this morning to show their support for the family of a Knoxville soldier whose funeral is today in North Knoxville.
KNOXVILLE — Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, the court's newest justice and its fourth female, will give a lecture Friday at the University of Tennessee.
The death of the 20-year-old Lenoir City man who fell 45 feet from an upper level at the Georgia Dome during a University of Tennessee football game Aug. 31 was an accident, a police investigation has concluded.
A Knox County Sheriff's Office motorcycle officer was struck by a motorcycle late this morning during the "Ride for Life," officials said.
Pat Summitt released a statement Friday afternoon saying she was not forced out as the head women's basketball coach at the University of Tennessee.
Pat Summitt gave me a little insight into her upcoming book, being penned by Washington Post sports writer Sally Jenkins.
More than 350 pounds of prescription medication have been taken out circulation and potentially out of the hands of those who may abuse the drugs, said a member of the Blount County Substance Abuse Prevention Team.
KNOXVILLE — University of Tennessee administrators today indefinitely suspended the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity on campus and ordered the Zeta Chapter house on Fraternity Park Drive to be vacated in nine days.
KNOXVILLE — A University of Tennessee student denied “butt-chugging” wine, but bloodstains, his injuries and eyewitness accounts told a different story, UT records released today show.
KNOXVILLE — A University of Tennessee vice chancellor this morning said he was "shocked" by reports that a fraternity had engaged in administering an alcohol enema to a member and the administration has begun its probe of the allegations.
HARRIMAN, Tenn. — The search went nationwide. The selection stayed at home.
CLINTON — He did it, Leo Collins said — pouring a lot of money into a historic log home to restore it — "out of an obligation to the past."
Praying before football games at Neyland Stadium does not violate the U.S. Constitution, University of Tennessee officials said Tuesday.
Cameron J. Potter didn't just steal more than $400,000 from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, he robbed the nonprofit's trust and sullied its reputation, its executive director said Monday.
LENOIR CITY — Child neglect charges have been filed against a Loudon County mother who was accidentally shot in the head by her 11-year-old son after he found a pistol hidden in his bedroom.
KNOXVILLE — A teen about 14 years of age was shot at least once in the torso this afternoon on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Austin-East High School, according to Knoxville police.
KNOXVILLE — Knoxville police are investigating the discovery of a woman's body found floating in Fort Loudoun Lake across from Sequoyah Hills Park this afternoon.
A Maryville, Tenn., nursing home put its residents in danger because it failed to prevent and improperly handled the June sexual assault of a resident and didn't change its security procedures afterward, a state and federal report said.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — There were so many problems that contributed to the July 28 security breach at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant that the inspector general had to lump them into categories just to keep them organized.
TALLASSEE, Tenn. — For Matt Hearon and his older brother, Andy, it took a couple of years for the anger to subside.
Virgin Falls isn't the highest waterfall in Tennessee — that distinction belongs to Fall Creek Falls — but it's one of the most distinctive.
KNOXVILLE - A federal judge has ruled that TVA is liable for the failure of a storage cell which led to a massive ash spill in Roane County .
"The paramedics said it appeared one wheel had rolled over her," said Bob Stahlke, spokesman for the city of Sevierville.
OAK RIDGE — WSI-Oak Ridge, a security contractor at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant, confirmed that one of the guards on site during the July 28 security breach has been fired and others have been disciplined.
OAK RIDGE — Security personnel, including heavily armed guards, are stationed this afternoon at multiple points in view of the entrance to Y-12 nuclear weapons plant, and barricades were in place on Bear Creek Road, which leads into the Oak Ridge nuclear facilities, in preparation for two days of peace events associated with the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.
A huge security shake-up is under way at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant, underscored Friday evening with a statement from Energy Secretary Steven Chu regarding the "unacceptable and deeply troubling breach" that occurred last weekend when antiwar protesters infiltrated the Oak Ridge plant's high-security core.
KNOXVILLE — Three people were arrested after authorities discovered two young children, along with five adults, locked in the back of a moving truck traveling along Interstate 40 this afternoon.
KNOXVILLE — Three anti-war activists today entered not guilty pleas to misdemeanor trespassing charges after the U.S. government submitted a revised complaint — known as an "information" — for their alleged intrusion into the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant last Saturday.
He suspected his live-in girlfriend of planning an affair, and when he saw a picture of a man he didn't recognize on her Facebook page, it set him off, according to reports.
Protesters managed to gain access early Saturday incident to one of the highest security areas of the Department of Energy's Y-12 weapons plant and poured human blood in the plant.
CLINTON — A Powell resident remains jailed today on charges he lured another man to a cemetery mausoleum, locked its door, made the victim drink alcohol and then performed oral sex on him.
CROSSVILLE — Horace Burgess didn't need blueprints to build a 10-story, 14,000+-square-foot tree house that towers over surrounding oaks and that thousands of people flock to each year. God was his architect.
At least two people in the Great Smoky Mountains are dead and several injured as a results of a violent late-afternoon storm Thursday that snapped or blew down hundreds of trees onto East Tennessee streets and houses, tossed boats like toys in a marina, knocked out power to more than 50,000 households and left visitors to the national park stranded.
KNOXVILLE -- Marybeth Rood feeds a lot of mouths. Fifty-two, to be exact.
The recent record-setting heat wave has prompted the Tennessee State Parks system and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area to impose a temporary ban on all backcountry campfires.
A grand jury has determined two former Monroe County deputies who pepper-sprayed a spitting inmate used enough force to warrant an indictment on criminal charges, including assault.
While there are constant reminders to "See Rock City," less subtle signs point to the countless wonders that lie beyond this popular attraction perched high atop Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga.
A federal judge has turned down a bid by homeowners suing TVA to force the federal utility to place its tree-cutting policy on hold while the lawsuit progresses.
A brief YouTube video linked to state Rep. Julia Hurley showing a small dog being held outside a moving convertible was removed from the Internet Monday, two days after it was posted.
WASHINGTON — You can take U.S. Sen. Bob Corker's name off the list of potential vice presidential candidates.