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Bearden Beer Market celebrates 'Oktoberfest' for a good cause

Bearden Beer Market celebrates 'Oktoberfest' for a good cause

People celebrated "Oktoberfest" at the Bearden Beer Market, while supporting a worthwhile cause at the same time on Sunday night.

All the money raised during this event benefited the UT Medical Center's cancer unit. Event organizers said they sold more than 150 tickets for this cause.

UT Medical Center said partnering with the Bearden Beer Market provided a unique opportunity for their fundraising.

Pets & owners step out for K-9 Cancer Walk

Pets & owners step out for K-9 Cancer Walk

Hundreds of owners and their four-legged friends came out to PetSafe's "K-9 Cancer Walk" in West Knoxville on Sunday.

The event was at the Cove at Concord Park and raised money to help dogs live healthy and cancer-free lives.

Nearly 50 percent of all dogs will battle cancer, and it's the number one cause of death in dogs over the age of two.

All the proceeds from Sunday's fundraiser benefited cancer research projects at the University of Tennessee and other universities nationwide.

Trader Joe's recalls its 'Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter'

Trader Joe's recalls its 'Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter'

Federal Health Officials have warned consumers not to eat Trader Joe's "Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter."

This product has been linked to salmonella infections, which have made 29 people sick in 18 states.

Trader Joe's pulled the product from store shelves nationwide and posted an advisory on the company's web page.

The peanut butter has a stock keeping unit 97111 and should be returned to any Trader Joe's store location for a full refund.

Veteran rehabilitation program hopes to add Knoxville branch

Veteran rehabilitation program hopes to add Knoxville branch

A veteran rehabilitation program is hoping to add a Knoxville branch.

Project Healing Waters, a fly fishing program dedicated to helping veterans and disabled military personnel heal, held a volunteer drive at Three Rivers Angler Fly Shop in Bearden on Thursday.

Organizers are hoping to start a local chapter, but first need people willing to help.

Project leader Steve Thompson says the group is about more than just casting a line.

Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Hundreds of East Tennessee cancer patients benefit from a volunteer effort to help them around the holidays.

"This says love is all you need," reads a hand made pillow case.

Love motivated UT Medical Oncologist Dr. Susan Huntsinger to start a program to help the cancer patients she treats.

"To be able to do this for them and give them just that little bit of spark that little bit of hope is just a wonderful thing," she said.

She realized the holidays can be especially difficult for her patients.

KCDC unveils new future for two affordable housing developments

KCDC unveils new future for two affordable housing developments

Knoxville's Community Development Corporation renamed two recently renovated affordable housing developments in Knox County.

Knox County renamed the Virginia Walker Apartments on Pleasant Ridge Road to "Autumn Landing." Officials unveiled the complex's new name and upgrades Monday morning at ten.

One hour later that same day, Knox County held another dedication ceremony at Bakertown Apartments on Bakertown Road. These units are now called "Natures Cove."

One Autumn Landing resident JoAlice Dunn said she's pleased with the changes.

UT Study: Number of uninsured Tennesseans drops to lowest total since 2008

UT Study:  Number of uninsured Tennesseans drops to lowest total since 2008

The number of uninsured Tennesseans has dropped to its lowest total in four years, according to a University of Tennessee study released on Monday.

The purpose of UT's annual study is to find out how many people in the state are without health insurance, the use of the university's medical facilities and services and patient satisfaction.