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'Click It or Ticket' campaign kicks off today

'Click It or Ticket' campaign kicks off today

Monday kicked off the start of the national campaign urging drivers and passengers to buckle up.

Officials said they hope "Click It or Ticket" campaign reminds people that wearing a seat belt could mean the difference between life or death.

Many fatal accidents could have been avoided if people were wearing their seat belts. Last year officials said more than 360 fatal crash victims in Tennessee weren't wearing seat belts. So far this year, 128 fatal crash victims were unrestrained.

Report: Tobacco fields poisoning kids

Report: Tobacco fields poisoning kids

by Anita Wadhwani, , The Tennessean

Kids can't buy tobacco products, but in Tennessee children as young as 9 are working in tobacco fields and suffering symptoms consistent with acute nicotine poisoning, according to a report by an international human rights group.

Mission of Hope kicks off Blue Barrel Christmas Campaign

Mission of Hope kicks off Blue Barrel Christmas Campaign

In our own backyard, there are thousands of people hungry and cold tonight. Thankfully, the Mission of Hope works all year to help ease the burden for our neighbors in rural Appalachia, and Friday, you can help make Christmas bright for thousands of children in that region.

The 18th annual Mission of Hope Blue Barrel Christmas campaign kicks off.

Knox Co. students can receive FluMist vaccinations this month

Knox County students will soon have the opportunity to receive the FluMist vaccine at school, but only if their parents approve.

The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will kick off this year's in-school influenza vaccination program on September 16. Clinics will be held elementary and middle schools as well as some Head Starts, private schools and child care centers.

Mosquito spraying set for two communities on Thursday

Knox County health officials will treat two more communities for mosquitoes this Thursday.

Tennova holds public meeting to discuss new hospital

(WBIR, Knoxville) Monday night, Tennova officials met with concerned North Knoxville residents to discuss the future of the old St. Mary's campus.

Tennova plans to get a "certificate of need" in order to build a new hospital off Middlebrook Pike. Physicians Regional, the old St. Mary's campus, will be used as an urgent and primary care clinic.

The current building is 83 years old and has been renovated numerous times since the '60s. Tennova officials think a new hospital will benefit the community in the long run, but some residents don't understand the need for the move.

Spring 2013 Cooking Classes at Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina

Spring 2013 Cooking Classes at Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina

 

Knoxville’s very own gourmet food importing business is offering another set of cooking classes at their kitchen, La Cucina.  Featuring a wide range of cuisines and traditions, the classes always focus on efficient professional cooking techniques that will make any cook’s life easier – and more fun!