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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 in East Knox reset for Saturday

Due to equipment problems, the Knox County Health Department was unable to spray for mosquitoes in East Knoxville Thursday night.

Spraying has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 14 between 9 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting.

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(WBIR, Knoxville) The Knox County Health Department plans to  conduct follow-up spraying for mosquitoes Thursday night in East Knoxville.

Crews spraying for mosquitoes in East, South Knoxville

Health department crews are spraying for mosquitoes in parts of East and South Knoxville Thursday night.

Crews are spraying along North Cherry Street and Magnolia Avenue in East Knoxville, and spraying a few neighborhoods near Chapman Highway a second time.

The Health Department says it's trying to stop the spread of West Nile Virus. They have only found the virus in mosquitoes so far. There have been no human cases.

Health officials ask you stay indoors while spraying.

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!