Behind the Music with harpist Kari Novilla
Watch a performance by harpist Kari Novilla. WATE Living East Tennessee on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway says the billionaire Haslam family tried to bribe at least 15 executives at the Pilot truck stop chain with millions of dollars to get them to inflate the company’s profits this year because that would force Berkshire to pay more for the Haslams’ remaining 20% stake in the company.
A group that includes former Knoxville Mayor Victor Ashe has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Tennessee over a new law that requires poll workers to tell voters it is against the law to vote in open primary elections without being a “bona fide” political party member.
Republicans have been pushing for state-wide school vouchers for years, saying it supports underprivileged students, but it is quite controversial. Democrats say it moves money away from public schools. WATE's Ella Wales has been looking into this growing debate.
Knoxville widow no longer has to worry whether or not the contractor she hired will put a new roof on her home. She hired the roofer six months ago. However, he came up with constant excuses and failed to do the job. A contractor who watched WATE’s story on Lois has stepped up to make things right.