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The Times they are A Changin'

The Times they are A Changin'

Bob Dylan never sang truer words than these when I reflect upon September 11, 2001.  Today is filled with remembrances and somber reflection.  Watching the coverage takes me back 11 years.  I had the flu and was on my sofa watching TV after taking my little one to kindergarten.  My hubby was flying for a major airline and spent the night in Cincinnati with a broken aircraft.  He had been scheduled to spend the night in upstate New York but fate intervened and he was only 5 hours away.

East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

It will be a somber day Tuesday as we mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

From Ground Zero, to the Pentagon, to a tranquil field in Pennsylvania, thousands will gather to remember those they lost. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks.

President Obama has proclaimed Tuesday "Patriot Day" and the "National Day of Service and Remembrance."

Thousands of Tennesseans have fought for our country since the 9/11 attacks.

2 children die, others hurt in Jefferson Co. rollover crash

2 children die, others hurt in Jefferson Co. rollover crash

Two children are dead following a fatal crash in Jefferson County.

It happened Monday afternoon on Highway 11E in Strawberry Plains.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the car the kids were in dropped off the pavement, the driver over-corrected, and the car rolled three times before hitting a tree.

A 6-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy were killed. Two other boys, 9 and 8 years old, were hurt.

The driver, 47-year-old Theresa Hackett was also hurt.

No word on their conditions.

Troopers say charges are pending.

Police: Mother Nature may have played role in school bus crash that killed grandmother

Police: Mother Nature may have played role in school bus crash that killed grandmother

A Hamblen County community is grieving following a violent accident that killed one woman in front of more than a dozen school children. Police believe Mother Nature might have played a part in the cause of the crash.

That accident, involving a school bus and two other vehicles, happened shortly before 8 a.m. Monday morning, near Meadowview Middle School in Morristown.

Portion of Cherokee Lake still unsafe for swimming

Portion of Cherokee Lake still unsafe for swimming

Four days after sewage overflowed into Cherokee Lake, swimmers are still urged not to swim in one section of the water. 

A car accident caused a power outage at the Spring Creek pump station in Morristown on Labor Day. The outage resulted in 90,000 gallons of sewage seeping into the lake.

Jefferson Co. marina owner sentenced for filing false tax returns

Jefferson Co. marina owner sentenced for filing false tax returns

A Jefferson County marina owner will serve time behind bars for filing false tax returns.

A judge sentenced 69-year-old Stanley H. Veltkamp Thursday to serve four months in prison followed by one year of supervised release. Veltkamp has already paid more than $80,000 in restitution.

He co-owned Swann's Marina in Jefferson County.

During tax years 2004 through 2008, Veltkamp admitted to paying employees with cash to avoid paying social security and medicare taxes. He also admitted to filing false returns with the IRS.

Argument over a woman ends in a shooting in Morristown

Argument over a woman ends in a shooting in Morristown

One man is in the hospital and another behind bars following a shooting. It happened Thursday evening at Wildwood Park in Morristown.

Police say the two men met in the park and apparently got into an argument about a woman. Then one pulled out a gun and shot the other in the back.

Police say the suspect fled and later wrecked his car. he is now in custody with minor injuries.

Lifestar flew the victim to UT Medical Center.

No word yet on his condition.