After a day of winter weather conditions consisting of sleet and snow statewide, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has officially declared a state of emergency due to traffic conditions. TEMA released a statement just before 10:30 p.m. Monday indicating that interstate conditions have deteriorated quickly, leading to traffic backups on widely used roadways, including Interstate 40 …

Fifty Shades of Grey released just in time for Valentine’s Day and, unsurprisingly, is doing very well in theaters. But do yourself a favor: Save your money. The movie is 50 shades of disappointing. It follows the dialogue of the book to the letter for the most part. Usually I applaud that tactic in a novel-turned-movie. …

American Sniper, the film based on the life of the most lethal sniper in American military Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, lives up to the hype surrounding itself. The movie opens with a scene almost identical to the opening sequence in the memoir it’s based on. Kyle (Bradley Cooper) lies on a rooftop of a building in Fallujah, Iraq …

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visited Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville on Friday to announce “America’s College Promise,” a plan to provide free community college across the nation. “This is a hallmark of America, this investment in our education,” President Obama said on Friday. The plan, which is modeled after Tennessee Governor …

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are scheduled to visit Koxville and Clinton, Tennessee on Friday for a speech on manufacturing careers and education, according to a statement from a White House official. In an email on Monday, White House representative Kaelan Richards said the president, vice president and Biden …

One building of the Y-12 facility in Oak Ridge was evacuated around 10:30 a.m. when alarms sounded after a chemical spill in the nuclear plant’s purification factory, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. Fewer than 10 employees were present when the building was evacuated, National Nuclear Security Administration spokesman Steven Wyatt told the Knoxville News Sentinel. The chemical, …