The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners has reprimanded and fined representative Scott DesJarlais for having sex with patients before he was elected to Congress. DesJarlais is a licensed physician. He won re-election last year despite revelations he had affairs with patients and asked one of them to have an abortion. The board fined him $500. He is also responsible for up to $1,000 in ...
(WBIR- Knoxville, Tenn.) US Senator Bob Corker says he's open to the idea of changing the ownership model for TVA, including cutting ties with the federal government. The senator made those remarks to a Chattanooga newspaper after the Obama administration's budget floated the idea last month of selling TVA to ease the burden on the federal debt. Tennessee's other Senator, ...
The old courthouse in Downtown Knoxville is getting a makeover. Right now, many of the building's windows are boarded up with plywood. That's because the public building authority is restoring the windows. They're removing all 247 of them and shipping them to a Kansas City company for restoration. The PBA hopes the project will be finished by the end of August. The project ...
It's already been a busy weather week across the country, but it's not too early to look ahead to hurricane season. For Ask Todd, we're wondering, "What does this year's hurricane season have in store for us and what can we expect?" The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its forecast on Thursday, and they're saying it will be another ...
Derek Green was working the produce aisle of the Holt's IGA Market Thursday afternoon when his manager told him there had been a shooting next door. Police cars flooded the parking the lot the grocery store shared with its next-door neighbor, Down Home Pharmacy. Green watched as two women were brought out on stretchers and waited for a familiar face. His uncle, Steve Lovell, was the ...
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Fire Down Below
The problem with most Steven Seagal movies is the very presence of Seagal himself. He tends to be an incredible distraction because, despite the situation or characters around him, he refuses to assume any character other than himself. For a while that was bearable, but now that he is starring in his tenth film, this persona is starting to wear a little thin. In his latest, "Fire Down Below," he s ... ...
Prince Edward, one of Queen Elizabeth's sons, is in Nashville promoting one of the royal family's major charities for youth, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The award honors teens who showcase outstanding community service, skills, fitness and character-building. Governor Haslam hosted the prince at a private ceremony at the governor's mansion to honor this year's ...
National Weather Service crews spent Thursday in Hawkins County surveying the damage from strong winds. They estimate 80 to 85-mile per hour straight line winds tore through the county Wednesday night. About 40 homes had to be evacuated because of downed power lines. The storm also snapped about 15 to 30 trees in the county. Meanwhile, the Holston River there is high and emergency ...
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The search for a violent sex offender with an outstanding warrant for his arrest is over. Jerry Steven Helton, 59, was originally convicted of two counts of engaging in sexual contact by the use of force and aggravated assault with the intent to commit aggravated sexual abuse against a 17-year-old girl in the Smokies. Helton is in custody and will be held in the Knox County ...
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knoxville residents might have to change the dial if they want to hear their favorite stations. The next phase of the recent Knoxville radio shake-up is complete. WNOX moved to frequency 93.1 Thursday morning, but their programming didn't come with them. The station has switched to a classic hits format- now playing music from the 1970's and early 1980's. ...
The Volunteer Chapter of the Army Aviation Association of America is hosting its annual golf tournament at Royal Oaks Golf Course in Maryville today to raise money for three perpetual scholarships given annually to Tennessee Army National Guard AAAA ...
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Of the forty five U.S. senators who voted down Wednesday's gun reform bill, 42 have received funding from arms manufacturers or their agents.
The London newspaper The Guardian revealed the statistic on Thursday citing a study dating back to 1990.
On Capitol Hill, 45% of the Senate was able to derail a proposal that polls say is supported by roughly 90% of Americans.
"Everyone who voted yesterday knows after reading that bill, in their heart of hearts, that the bill would have made America safer," MSNBC's co-host Mika Brzezinski said on Thursday's Morning Joe. "We are the 90%," his co-host Joe Scarborough added. "And 90% will not be ignored."
Forty one Republicans voted against the bill, as did four Democrats.
"All in all this was a pretty shameful day for Washington," President Barack Obamai, in company with victims of gun violence, told a press conference in the Rose Garden Wednesday.
Seven amendments were put up, covering assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and straw purchases. All 7 amendments were defeated.
The senators who opposed the bills were:
1. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
2. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
3. Sen. ...
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