235,000 hair dryers recalled due to fire, burn, and shock hazards

About 235,000 Allure and Allure Pro hair dryers are being recalled due to fire, burn, and electrical shock hazards. In a recall announced Wednesday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the hair dryer and power cord can overheat and catch on fire. ..


Friends Across the Mountains telethon sets new donation record

The 24th annual Friends Across the Mountains telethon broadcast has ended, but donations can still be made for the rest of the night into Thursday! The telethon aired August 15 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on WBIR and WLOS, a station in Asheville. Just before the telethon broadcast finished 8 p.m., hundreds of generous donors helped break the donation record with a total of $210,525!..


UT Medical Center recognized by U.S. News and World Report in 'Best Hospitals' edition

The University of Tennessee Medical Center continued its history of national distinction. For the seventh consecutive year, UT Medical Center was named in the “Best Hospitals” edition of U.S. News and World Report. The 2018-19 report ranks the medical center as the best regional hospital in the Eastern Tennessee region, best in the Knoxville metro area, and No. 3 in the state of Tennessee. The rankings are based on its patient care performance and other key factors...


Phone scam in Blount County claims to have arrest warrant from sheriff's office

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam in the Maryville area. The phone scammers are calling Blount County residents and claiming to be Blount County Sheriff’s Office employees. The calls typically include claims of an arrest warrant for unpaid traffic tickets....


Playing it safe at the Jefferson Co. Fair

The county fair is always a good time for entertainment, food, and of course rides, but with all that fun how do you make sure you’re safe. Many of your fair favorites have to pass inspections before you get the chance to them. Soon after the rides roll in to the Jefferson County Fair workers have to start building them...



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    Scientific study: Believers live longer

    Could your relationship with God correlate to how long you live?What many have thought over the years now has some scientific validity, according to some very reputable organizations.A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that those people who subscribe to religious beliefs can live five to six years longer.



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    Don't forget that Instagram is creepy, too

    With Facebook in the news for all the wrong reasons this week, it may be tempting to overlook the social media giant's photo-oriented sibling, Instagram. That would be unwise. Instagram, which you should absolutely never forget is owned by Facebook, has around 800 million monthly active users — and it exploits their data for ad targeting much like its scandal-prone big brother. This should worry you...