6 questions about Passover answered by an East TN rabbi

Three separate houses, three separate events - one common thread: Bullets and Friday nights. Not the ideal combination. The Knox County Sheriff's Office is actively investigating an issue that was described as vandalism at three residences within the same neighborhood in West Knox County after residents found bullets in their homes...


Springtime means the bugs are back in East Tennessee

You have probably already seen them in your house, apartment, or in your office at work. Spring is bug season here in East Tennessee, and local exterminators say, if you're really bothered by the fairly harmless creatures making their way into your territory inside, it's best to let professionals help you get them under control....


Episcopal priest walking across U.S. in '6 Million Steps for Kids' journey treks through Tennessee

The Rev. Peter Munson trekked through East Tennessee Thursday as part of his walk across the United States to raise money for children's nonprofit organizations. ...


Knoxville infant sleep experts stress risks amid Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper recall

A warning for parents as Fisher-Price continues recalling all models of its Rock 'n Play Sleepers after reports of more than 30 infants dying while in the sleeper. This recall impacts 4.7 million sleepers....


NFL Network to use Dolly Parton in coverage of Draft

The NFL Network has a lot planned for its three-day coverage of the NFL Draft. The network will provide live coverage of the Draft Thursday through Saturday of next week from Tootsies to the Draft stage, and they've been preparing since May. To properly showcase Nashville and what it's all about, the network has taken numerous trips to the Music City to capture its essence. ...


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    Venomous Snakes of Tennessee

    Tennessee is home to 34 species of snakes, only 4 of which are venomous. Please take the time to learn more about these interesting and beneficial residents of our state....


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    Why do innocent people suffer?

    This is it: “We suffer because men sinned and continue to sin. God isn’t to blame.” Suffering happens because God made a perfect world that Adam and Eve broke, long ago, and now there’s no escaping the consequences, especially since we continue to sin as badly as they did. God is good, and we are not...


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    Kvass, celtuce and a few other ‘new’ good-for-you foods

    You’re about to encounter a new batch of healthful foods and drinks with names reminiscent of a word scramble. These products are not actually new — rather, like quinoa, they are ancient edibles being rediscovered and gaining popularity for the way they fit into today’s food landscape.

Tim Barnwell, Asheville, NC

Tech Bites

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    Health Apps Can Share Your Data Everywhere

    The researchers examined 24 of the top-rated Android apps for health medicine management in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia, including Ada, Lexicomp, Medscape, and Medicinewise. They found that 19 out of the 24 tested apps shared user data outside of the app, frequently to third-parties like Amazon Web Services, Facebook, Google, and AT&T. An app called “Pill Identifier and Drug List” shares data with the Department of Health and Human Services...