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Road crews and grocery stores prep for East Tenn. winter weather

As winter weather approached, East Tennessee road crews and grocery store employees worked long hours to keep roads safe and store shelves full Monday.For many people, Monday afternoon was spent on holiday in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For Knox County road crews and grocery store workers, the day was very busy...

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Family of four dies in West Tennessee house fire

A family of four perished in a house fire in Hardin County early Sunday morning.According to Hardin County Fire Chief Melvin Martin, 35-year old Jamie Franks, 37-year old Robyn Franks and their children 9-year old Brody and 3-year old Josie died in the fire...

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Knoxville teacher honored on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr had a dream and 50 years after his assassination that dream is still inspiring others."During that time he did his part," said Clarence Swearengen, a staff member at Vine Middle School. "As I move forward in life and as I continue to grow and impact lives, I just want to be that difference."Swearengen will be given the Chairs Award during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service in Knoxville on Monday....

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Kroger recalls ice cream bars, frozen biscuits over listeria concerns

Kroger has recalled two items sold in Knoxville-area stores because they could be contaminated with Listeria.The recalls include Kroger Arctic Blasters Ice Cream Bars, both the regular and no sugar added versions. The items have a sell-by date of Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018. The UPC codes are 11110-57120 and 11110-57885...

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Sevierville Police to offer self-defense class for women

The Sevierville Police Department is hosting a class to help women defend themselves.The 9-hour Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class will be held Feb. 1, 8 and 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Participants must attend every class and no make-up classes will be available.The first class will be at the police department and the rest will be held at the Sevierville Civic Center. ..

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Knoxville teacher honored on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr had a dream and 50 years after his assassination that dream is still inspiring others."During that time he did his part," said Clarence Swearengen, a staff member at Vine Middle School. "As I move forward in life and as I continue to grow and impact lives, I just want to be that difference."Swearengen will be given the Chairs Award during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service in Knoxville on Monday....

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    When to go to the emergency room for the flu

    Hospitals across East Tennessee are flooded with patients to check if they have the flu. Local 8 News checked in with UT Medical Center, who said they've been busy."We've seen steadily increasing volumes of influenza patients presenting for care," said Mark Rasnake, a UT Medical Center infectious disease physician...

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    At the Name of Jesus

    On the eighth day after His birth, the eternal Son of God, in accordance with the Law, would have been circumcised and given His name. The name He received was quite common. It is the same Hebrew name as “Joshua.” It means, “God saves.”No other name is spoken as often with such tenderness and devotion. The name itself has become a prayer. We are told that “whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”..

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    15 Soothing Bedroom Plants to Help You Sleep

    Sleep is an essential part of our well-being. The process is vital to both our physical and mental health — studies have shown that people who experience sleep insufficiency are at a greater risk of developing several diseases, including hypertension, diabetes and depression.There are a number of causes of lack of sleep, from sleep disorders and stress to the quality of the air....

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Tech Bites

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    After More Than a Decade, Wi-Fi Security Finally Gets a Major Update

    Wi-Fi Protected Access II, commonly known as WPA2, has been the standard for securing wireless networks for over a decade, but cracks are starting to show. The industry is now getting ready for its successor and we might see it in new devices this year.WPA3 will simplify Wi-Fi configuration while providing improved security and data encryption, announced the Wi-Fi Alliance, a standards organization whose members include Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Samsung, Cisco and other major technology companies....