OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - Some employees at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee complained about a class aimed at teaching them how to reduce their Southern accents. Now, managers are calling the whole thing off.The course had been advertised as a way to feel confident in meetings, when one might need to speak with a more neutral accent. The class was touted as a way to "be remembered for what you say and not how you say it."Carolyn Ward of ORNL's Learning and Development Services to... More>>
Storm survivors are counting their blessings as they pick up what's left of their homes. More>>
Dubbed, "The US-21 Road Market Sale," tourism leaders throughout western North Carolina and Virginia say the event required months of planning and involved the cooperation of dozens of local leaders from at least eight different localities.
Three of the suspects in a drug and money laundering scheme involving Newport police officers were arraigned in a Cocke County courtroom Monday. More>>
The "Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2014" schedule was released Monday night, and a local corn maze has been featured as the site of the tour's opening show. More>>
The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-3 tornado touched down near Speedwell in Claiborne County last night with winds of 140 miles per hour. More>>
Communities across East Tennessee have begun cleaning up after powerful storms raked across the state destroying at least 10 homes. More>>
Brooke Roberts, 30, was last seen Monday at the Harper’s Point Apartments in Murfreesboro where she works. Her SUV was found at the nearby Cason Trailhead greenway. More>>
Charges have been filed against a male suspect in the case of the early morning shooting on Cumberland Avenue, according to WATE More>>
At least five people are in the hospital following a shooting on the Cumberland Avenue strip early Saturday morning. More>>
For the first time in five years a festival honoring the life of infamous moonshiner Popcorn Sutton is in Cocke County. More>>
Cindy Heinemann describes herself as determined. She started Misty Mountain Soap Company in her kitchen 10 years ago. Her goal then was to feed her family and make a quality product, but she also accomplished something else. She created jobs.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam was in Anderson County Friday morning to announce that SL Tennessee is adding 1,000 new jobs. More>>
A former East Tennessee State University men’s basketball player has taken a coaching position at Lees-McRae College. More>>
Three people involved in the “Big Blue” Cock Fighting Pit in McDowell, Kentucky pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Abingdon, Va. to animal fighting and drug charges. More>>
An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis. Johnny Lee Banks Jr. of Birmingham and his wife, Zelda Banks, filed the lawsuit Tuesday. More>>
Former astronaut Henry "Hank" Hartsfield, who logged 483 hours during three trips into space and commanded two shuttle missions, has died. More>>
Virginia State Police confirm that two people have died after a tornado ripped through an Eastern Shore campground Thursday morning. More>>
Early Friday morning, the front office staff of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans challenged their Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the team's Prostate Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, July 24. Milovich accepted the challenge but only if the Fierce Fallon Facebook Page reached 10,000 'Likes' by Thursday at midnight.The Fierce Fallon Facebook Page belongs to Carolina Forest 10-year old Fallon Emer... More>>
Randy Taylor, the man convicted of abducting and killing Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy, was given two life sentences in her death on Wednesday. More>>
The Commonwealth’s Attorney for Washington County announced Tuesday that a total of 100 defendants were charged in Circuit Court for the new term. More>>
A Morristown woman died early Wednesday morning after being hit by a truck. More>>
Fitness equipment maker Core Health & Fitness is planning to invest $2 million to expand a Grayson County manufacturing plant, creating 250 jobs. More>>
Officials are searching for a man just convicted of attempted murder who left a downtown Knoxville courtroom Tuesday afternoon. More>>
Tennesseeans now have access to an on line database that allows them to look up daycare inspection reports for centers across the state. More>>
Interstate 24 near the Tennessee-Kentucky state line is closed Tuesday after a semi hauling beehives crashed. More>>
The state of Tennessee denied a Murfreesboro woman’s request for a personalized license plate due to the perceived vulgarity of her message. More>>
A massive sinkhole opened up Saturday night in Spring Hill, FL - north of Tampa.No one was injured but several homes were evacuated. More>>
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering state agencies to contract more often with small businesses and businesses owned by women minorities. More>>
The owners of Tennessee Sports Radio announced Monday the station will cease broadcasting next month to make room for one of two new radio stations. More>>
A semi-truck driver is lucky to be alive after a fiery collision with a train in Pulaski County on Friday. More>>
Twenty toothbrushes, eight flash drives, four guns, nipple clamps, sex toys, lingerie: those are just a few of the items seized from the property of a Memphis businessman charged with rape.
Authorities charged two people after a meth-related explosion caused a two-alarm fire at a Madison apartment complex Saturday afternoon. More>>
The National Park Service says the Great Smoky Mountains National Park received more than 9,000,000 visitors in 2013 who spent more than $734 million in communities near the park. More>>
A summer vacation turned into a nightmare for a Murfreesboro family when they found out the condominium they paid for did not exist.
Maggie was found starved and nearly frozen to death in January. His former owner is now charged with animal cruelty. More>>
Cornhole, the strange-sounding game made popular in backyards and at football tailgate parties, is taking on a serious side this week. More>>
A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to probation after being found guilty of trespassing at singer Taylor Swift's seaside mansion in Rhode Island. More>>
Emotions were overwhelming as the North Carolina church bus crash survivors were reunited with the men and women who helped saved their lives. More>>
A Tennessee county is putting the words "In God We Trust" around the county courthouse. More>>
A semi carrying boxes of Fruit of the Loom underwear overturned on I-65 near Columbia early Thursday morning. More>>
Buncombe County deputies are wanting to bring awareness to parents who owe a lot of money in child support, and they've taken to Facebook to help target what they called the most egregious offenders. More>>
A man shot and killed another man at the Kentucky Welcome Center off I-65 in Franklin, Ky. Tuesday night before shooting himself. More>>
A Farragut teen is talking about the summer camp that changed her life. It's put on by the Amputee Coalition, a national non-profit that started right here in Knoxville. Sierra Younger stands out on the golf course for her swing. But for much of her life, she just wanted to be like everybody else. More>>
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal judge is mostly siding with prosecutors on several pre-trial motions filed ahead of the corruption trial for former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.Judge James R. Spencer ruled Wednesday against motions made by the McDonnells' lawyers to bar certain evidence from trial, including the financial disclosure form the governor had file when in office and statements Maureen McDonnell made to FBI agents during an interview.The McDonnells are charged with accep... More>>
A 3-year-old Knoxville boy is getting national attention for saving an elderly man who was trapped in a hot car. It happened Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of Vestal Baptist Church.
A Tennessee couple is celebrating their recent engagement. More>>
A five-year-old girl in Sumner County lost part of her leg in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle Saturday. More>>
Jimmy Haslam's Pilot Flying J, has entered into a Criminal Enforcement Agreement with the government. Under the agreement the Cleveland Browns owner's other company will not be prosecuted, as long as Pilot Flying J holds up its end of the deal. More>>
Jeremiah Heaton traveled to northeastern Africa to acquire land to fulfill his daughter's desire to be a princess, but his goals, he says, is to provide much more than that.
Jeremiah Heaton traveled to northeastern Africa to acquire land to fulfill his daughter's desire to be a princess, but his goals, he says, is to provide much more than that.? More>>
A Campbell County teacher has been indicted by a grand jury for inappropriate conduct with a student. More>>
Mallory Loyola will be in court later this month after her newborn tested positive for drugs at birth. More>>
In 2013, nine teams brought a quarterback to SEC Media Days. This year only five are scheduled to do so. Only one of those players – Ole Miss’ Bo Wallace – was a full-time starter in 2013.
In 2013, nine teams brought a quarterback to SEC Media Days. This year only five are scheduled to do so. Only one of those players – Ole Miss’ Bo Wallace – was a full-time starter in 2013.More>>
Volkswagen announced that the company will build its midsize SUV in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a more than $600 million investment in the region, which will add 2,000 jobs at the plant. More>>
A New Jersey man has been convicted of killing a 6-year-old boy who was trying to protect his sister from a sexual assault. More>>
A new attraction will open in Gatlinburg called Kat Kingdom in early July. The company is the first and only cat attraction in the Smokies and the Eastern United States. More>>
Vice President Joe Biden was in Nashville for the National Governor's Association summer meeting on Friday. More>>
A prostitution sting in Grainger County on Thursday has uncovered illegal drugs, stolen property and resulted in the arrests of 5 people. More>>
How would you deal with facing an amputation in your early 20s? One Virginia man decided to take his left foot on one last round of adventures, and his sister used social media to brag on him. More>>
A 15-year-old was arrested after a 45-year-old sergeant was shot and killed at the Tennessee Army National Guard armory Wednesday in Perry County. More>>
Amy Arrington, the woman who supposedly went " missing" in the ocean Saturday, July 5, is now in custody. Pat Dowling, spokesperson for North Myrtle Beach, said she turned herself into authorities in Charlotte. First responders in North Myrtle Beach spent hours searching for Arrington, 42, from Gastonia, North Carolina, after her husband Paul, told police she went in the water in the area of 24th Avenue North and North Ocean Boulevard, and didn't resurface. More>>
An emergency dispatcher was put to the test as she fielded a 911 call from her own home with her son's life at stake. More>>
Washington and Lee University President Kenneth Ruscio announced the school will remove confederate battle flags from the school’s chapel.
A few Tennessee families made the list of America's wealthiest people, all with net worths of over at least one billion dollars. More>>
John Woodworth allegedly stole more than $800 worth of meat from a Nashville Walmart last month. More>>
The man accused of a deadly shooting at a Grainger County pharmacy is still facing the death penalty despite a request to get it off the table. More>>
A Knoxville man is asking for the public's help in tracking down his rare antique BMW that was stolen from his home. More>>
A Morristown woman says she was only doing what was right when she found and returned a $40,000 diamond to the owner. The woman says she did what everyone else would do when she found the three and a half carat diamond.
NEW BERN, N.C. - A New Bern woman pleaded guilty for a DWI crash that killed her 6-year-old daughter. Amber Sandvig made the plea in court Monday afternoon. Her 6-year-old daughter, Alanna, died last year when Sandvig was high on drugs and crashed her car with her two children in the backseat.Her two-year-old son, Blaze, was seriously injured. Police also found drug paraphernalia in her car including syringes, a needle, and spoon.Lab results found Oxycodone in Sandvig's system. She was sente... More>>