President Barack Obama will direct the Labor Department to strengthen overtime pay protections for millions of workers, a White House official said.
Increasing winds through the Tennessee Valley created headaches for power crews Tuesday.
NASHVILLE — Democratic attorney Gordon Ball of Knoxville today formally kicked off his bid for U.S. Senate, saying that "poor and middle class Tennessee families have been victimized far too long by professional politicians and Washington insiders."
A Chattanooga Police officer faces a charge of domestic assault, according to the department.
A 39-year-old man was shot and wounded when he was reportedly driving down the 2000 block of Maple Hills Way Tuesday night, according to Chattanooga police.
A police chase on I-75 Tuesday ended when the vehicle being pursued went down an embankment near the Hiwassee River Bridge, and landed on its roof.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A House committee has approved an education budget aimed at giving teachers more money for their health insurance instead of a raise or bonus.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The historic lamp posts on at the University of Georgia in Athens are getting a makeover.
Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger said the county has enough funds to complete three of six proposed new school projects — but he won't say how much the county has to work with or which schools he thinks should be built.
NEW YORK — The New York City fire department says more than a dozen people are still missing after an explosion leveled two apartment buildings, killing two people.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro is urging lawmakers not to pursue legislation that would penalize the school over its student-run Sex Week.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is reminding residents that a burn permit is currently required for outdoor burning.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Hollywood actor Chris Pine, known for playing Captain Kirk in the "Star Trek" movies, has been charged with drunken driving in New Zealand.
ATLANTA (AP) — Organizers of a construction career expo in Atlanta say the event is aimed at closing a skilled labor gap in the state.