|There are no live appearances currently scheduled.|
For comments on News Stories, call the Peg Broadcasting News Department at 707-1102, fax us at 707-1220, or email email@example.com
A new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics study reveals that Tennessee leads the nation in the share of workers being paid at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. The study estimates that 7.4 percent of Tennessee's workforce-or 117,000 workers-was paid minimum wage or less last year. That's well above the national average of about 4.3 percent of the workforce. Tennessee is one of only five states without its own minimum wage law, which means the state defaults to the federal minimum standard.
The success of the Lady Vols in the South Eastern Conference has raised over 22,000 dollars for the Pat Summit Foundation through a pledge drive started by the Lady Volsís assistant coach Kyra Elzy. Elzy promised 100 dollars to the foundation for every SEC win this season and 200 for every SEC tournament win. 52 people joined Elzy in pledging various sums of money. Tennessee went 13 and 3 in SECplay and won the conference tournament, raising over 22,000 dollars for the Pat Summit Foundation. Former Lady Vols coach Pat Summit started the foundation to fight Alzheimerís disease.
Sunday morning a record number of participants pushed through Knoxville's chilly wind, determined to finish in the 10th Annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. It's a challenge that could be seen and heard for miles. More than 8,000 runners from all over the world hit the pavement. This race finishes on the 50 yard line at Neyland Stadium.
Tennessee's season came to a close with a 73-62 loss to # 4 seed Maryland on Sunday in the Sweet 16. The Lady Vols finished 2013-14 with a 29-6 record. Maryland (27-6) advances to the Elite Eight. Senior Meighan Simmons tallied 31 points in her final college game. She finished her career with 2,064 points, fifth all-time at Tennessee.
Harriman police have arrested a 53-year-old man accused of exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl inside a Kroger supermarket earlier this week. Investigators say James Tipton Land is the man seen in surveillance pictures they released Friday, Police say it happened around 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. They say the girl ducked under his arm and ran up the aisle to her parents, and the man took off. Land was taken to the Roane County Jail. Officers say the arrest was made possible by the numerous anonymous tips we received from the public after his photo was released to the public.