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Architect who designed several notable buildings in Knoxville has died

Architect who designed several notable buildings in Knoxville has died

The man who designed some of Knoxville's most visible buildings has died. Modern architect and World War II Air Force veteran Bruce McCarty passed away Saturday.

During his long career in Knoxville, he worked on designs for several notable buildings including the City-County building, Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, the Bank of America building, UT's Hodges Library and Humanities Complex, and the Knoxville waterfront.

Belize girl heads home after successful tumor removal and chemo

Belize girl heads home after successful tumor removal and chemo

We've followed the story of a little girl from Belize who came to Knoxville last spring.

She needed treatment for a tumor on her face the size of a watermelon.

She's about to return to her home country but not before she visited the Fantasy of Trees.

"Today we are very happy to be here," Juan Ishim said.

The Fantasy of Trees is quite a spectacle especially for visitors from a small village in Belize.

Book by children for children celebrates 75th anniversary

Book by children for children celebrates 75th anniversary

Averi Ramsey and Taylor Benson play together in a waiting room filled with toys at East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

They've spent a lot of time there.

They're both being treated for leukemia.

"I just got sick one day and and mommy..." seven year old Averi remembered. "I went to my old doctor and they told me I had to come here."

A former patient, 12 year old Jenna McMillan, wrote a book called East Tennessee from A to Z. It commemorates the 75th anniversary of the hospital.

Women in Black continue push for end to Middle East violence

Women in Black continue push for end to Middle East violence

As the violence continues in the Middle East, the Knoxville area Women in Black continued their push for an end to the violence at their weekly peace rally.

Each Tuesday the group of women gathers outside the Duncan Federal Building to call for peace between Israel and Palestine. They started more than 10 years ago.

The group is made up of both Israelis and Palestinians, and people of a variety of faiths. They wear black as a symbol of mourning and stand in orderly silence to say the violence needs to stop.

Vols face heavy SEC competition in coach search

Vols face heavy SEC competition in coach search

The University of Tennessee is not the only college in the Southeastern Conference looking for a new head football coach.

Three SEC schools are looking, including Tennessee, and another university may join the list by the end of the season.

Kentucky, Arkansas and Tennessee have announced active searches for a head coach.

Sports experts predict Auburn will also fire their football coach.

Chris Low with espn.com does not believe UT will have a clear advantage in this search.

Former coach Majors, former Vols react to Dooley dismissal

Former Vols players and coaches are reacting to the dismissal of UT Head Football Coach Derek Dooley.

Former UT players Jayson Swain and Chris Treece hosted a call-in show about Dooley Sunday afternoon on Tennessee Sports Radio.

Treece, a defensive back who played for the Vols from 1986 to 1990, said he wasn't surprised by UT Athletic Director Dave Hart's decision to let Dooley go.

"[It's] probably the worst past 3 years in Tennessee history." he said. "I think this job was too big for Derek Dooley."

Campus buzzing about Dooley departure

Campus buzzing about Dooley departure

With Derek Dooley out as the University of Tennessee head football coach, campus is buzzing about what's next for the football program.

Students at local sports bars switched from their NFL games to watch Athletic Director Dave Hart's press conference live.

Their eyes were glued to the TV, but they say the announcement wasn't a surprise.

"It's final. Finally," said UT junior, Samantha Dodge.

"It was a relief," said UT senior, Joe McCallum.