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Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor visits Northeast State

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Governor Haslam's signature legislative proposal known as "Tennessee Promise" passed both chambers this week.The bill allows graduating high school seniors to have free tuition at Tennessee's two-year colleges.The legislation is a cornerstone of the Governor's "Drive to 55" campaign to improve the state's graduation rates from the current 32 percent to 55 percent by the year 2025.Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan made a stop at Northeast State Community College today, to discu... More>>

Renovations to J. Fred Johnson Stadium underway

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Many people in the Tri-Cities have attended a football game at J. Fred Johnson Stadium in Kingsport.Now the stadium at Dobyns-Bennett High School is getting a major over-haul.Built in 1939, J.Fred Johnson Stadium is getting 1500 new seats, upgraded concessions stands, and new restrooms.The stadium is also getting wider aisle-ways and will become more handicap accessible.The remodeling project began this past November, at a cost of 4.6 million dollars, and it's being done to make Friday night'... More>>

Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto... More>>

Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

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Officials say about five climbers are feared missing after an avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest and hit a route used to assent the world's highest peak. More>>

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

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Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of... More>>

Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion. More>>

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