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Walk your human, pick up litter, and earn rewards

Walk your human, pick up litter, and earn rewards

It's a way to get some exercise, keep your walking path tidy, and earn rewards.

"I walk about 10,000 to 12,000 steps a day. I have my pedometer on," Susie Stout said.

She's not just walking. Susie Stout is also picking up litter.

"I did Turkey Creek Greenway one time and I got 34 gallons, that's one of the big black trash bags full," she said.

She's part of a Keep Knoxville Beautiful program called Green Miles.

Allison Teeter is Executive Director.

Golfers hit the green to fight childhood cancer

Golfers hit the green to fight childhood cancer

Dozens of golfers hit the course at Fox Den Country Club to fight childhood cancer during the Annual Butterfly Fund of East Tennessee Golf Tournament.

Four years ago, a member of the 10News team lost his daughter to cancer. In honor of her memory and the memory of another little girl who died, the Butterfly Fund was founded.

Shahid Malik, a doctor from East Tennessee Children's Hospital, said this event raises money for cancer research and bring awareness to childhood cancer.

2nd human West Nile case confirmed in Knox County

The Knox County Health Department on Monday confirmed that a second human case of West Nile Virus had been reported in Knox County.

The first confirmed human case of West Nile in the county in 2012 was reported in early September, and these marked the first such cases since September 2009.

Officials have been working all summer to decrease the mosquito population, and recent cool nights were expected to help as well.

The Knox County Health Department has found the virus in their several of their testing pools in the county.

Walking (or Running) for a Good Cause

Walking (or Running) for a Good Cause

The fall weather is here and that makes running or walking (I'm strictly a walker if you don't know) much more comfortable.  Want to run or walk AND support a great cause at the same time?  You are in luck.  Knoxville has many 5K run/walks in the next few weeks that support great causes.  Here are just a few you can choose from:

Sept 29th - VMC 5K Race and Fun Walk to support the Volunteer Ministry Center

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.

Knox Co. parents can sign up kids for FluMist program

The FluMist vaccination program started Monday in all Knox County Schools.  On Thursday, nurses were at Rocky Hill Elementary School administering the FluMist.

The program, through the Knox County Health Department, allows all students to be vaccinated against the flu.  Parents must sign their kids up for the program.  They can go to this website to enroll their children.

Walgreens donates flu shots to Knox Co. high school students

Recent state and federal funding cuts put a burden on a Knox County program providing free flu vaccines to students.

Now the county is getting a boost. Walgreens is donating 3,000 flu vaccinations to area high school students. That's worth $100,000.

All students have to do is visit a local Walgreens.

In the past, high schools have not been a part of Knox County's in-school clinic program because of a lack of resources.

Now, this donation will help benefit older students.