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.
Krystal restaurant, a late-night favorite for college students and tailgaters, has closed its Cumberland Avenue location near the University of Tennessee campus.
Summer slide. Brain drain. Amnesia. It's called different things but adds up to the same thing: Young brains slow down during the long, lazy days of summer, causing some kids to backslide, forgetting valuable math and reading skills.
PHILADELPHIA, Tenn. -- The fate of Philadelphia is in the hands of a small group of citizen volunteers battling financial burdens that threaten the tiny Loudon County town's very existence.
Pat Summitt will visit the White House on Tuesday to receive the President Medal of Freedom.
NAPLES, Fla. - As Chuck Shriner crossed the stage on Saturday during Bishop Verot's graduation ceremony, he suddenly paused, dropped to one knee, and Tebow-ed his principal.
KNOXVILLE — Knox County authorities are investigating the discovery of a body found in a field near Turkey Creek Medical Center this afternoon.
Not so long ago, Bob Corker was not sure he wanted another six-year term in the U.S. Senate because of frustration over congressional inaction, which he compares to "watching paint dry."
You have to say this much for Desmond Hatchett: He has a way with the ladies.
KINGSTON — The father of a toddler who starved to death earlier this month pins the blame on the mother, who he said "takes pain pills and has lupus," a Roane County Sheriff's Office incident report indicates.
STRAWBERRY PLAINS — Offers have come flooding in from Good Samaritans offering to help 78-year-old Mary Cate Jones save her rural Strawberry Plains home of 56 years.
Last December, a 12-year-old boy was baptized in a Karns Baptist church.
KINGSTON — A 2-year-old Roane County boy starved to death after being fed only once a day, often restrained in a car seat inside his parent's residence, authorities said.
Maryville College has announced changes to its academic programs that will result in four positions being eliminated.
KNOXVILLE — Knox County detectives are investigating the apparent bathtub drowning of a 22-year-old University of Tennessee female student.
LENOIR CITY — An article in the Lenoir City High School yearbook describing the life of a gay student has ignited a storm of controversy that has spilled over onto local blogs and is threatening to disrupt upcoming graduation ceremonies.
If he'd wanted to hit him, he would have hit him. North Knoxville liquor store clerk Harold Edward Williams, though, contends he only wanted to scare a fleeing shoplifter when he fired a single .38-caliber round above the man's head Monday.
NASHVILLE — The Senate approved and sent to Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday legislation that allows criminal prosecution for causing the death of "a human embryo or fetus at any stage of gestation in utero."
ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. — A man who allegedly exposed himself while paying for gasoline Tuesday in Rogersville, was later arrested in the McDonald’s drive-thru line wearing nothing but a t-shirt.
BRICEVILLE, Tenn. — A coal company is being fined for illegally dumping more than a million gallons of "black water" into a river that's home to a fish and a plant on the federal list of threatened species.
KINGSTON — Roane County dangled big incentives to land a huge Volkswagen regional distribution center, officials said after groundbreaking ceremonies Tuesday.
LENOIR CITY — Krystal Myers is an honors student, captain of the swim team and editor of her high school newspaper.
Amusement park fans looking for something weird to do this spring can find it right in Tennessee at Dollywood, one of the 10 weirdest theme parks in the world, according to Time.com.
A 13-year-old boy tried to rob a business, then raped a woman employee, according to the Knoxville Police Department.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has scheduled a trip to Tennessee next week while a poll indicates Rick Santorum is now leading in the state despite his lack of a campaign organization within the state.
A Sevier County bus driver has been fired after being arrested for allegedly carrying a gun on the job.
Looking for a romantic getaway for Valentine's Day? You don't have to go far.
A Bybee, Tenn. man was arrested today after allegedly shooting at a Cocke County school bus with nearly three dozen children on board.