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Spam Filter For Your Home Phone

You have a spam filter on your email and now you can have one on your home phone.

The new website Nomorobo which is set to go live tonight will offer a simple and free way to block those annoying – and often illegal – automated phone calls that interrupt your day.

Nomorobo is the brainchild of Aaron Foss, a software programmer from Long Island who hates robocalls as much as you do.

“People are screaming out for a solution," he said. "I hope to make their lives a little bit better."

The Best Time To See The Fall Colors

Changes are coming to the area and this is a change you will really like.

 

The Fall colors are coming!

 

Dates On Our Food- Do They Really Matter?

  • Finally there’s an explanation. Do you throw food out when it’s past the date on the label or wait until it smells bad. 

    A new Harvard study has the answer on what many of us have wondered. 

9/11 Memorial Events

Here is a list of some of the events taking place in the Knoxville area:

Yogurt Recall

Chobani says it's recalling some of its Greek yogurt cups that were affected by mold, a move prompted by reports of illnesses by some customers.

The recall comes about a week after the company first started asking retailers to pull the products from shelves, saying some cups were "swelling and bloating." Chobani had previously said it wasn't issuing a formal recall.

But the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it was in talks with the company about the matter.

10 Most Annoying Things Men Do In The Kitchen

A survey of women by Wren Kitchens & Bedrooms has identified the 10 most annoying things men do when they step into the kitchen. Topping the list is men making a huge mess when they’re cooking, followed by not washing dishes after their partner has cooked the meal. Only 3 percent of respondents complained that their man won’t let them cook. Here's the list:

A New Way They Can Steal Your Identity

There's a new kind of Identity Theft out there that you would never suspect.

Picture yourself in a fender bender.

You're now a target for identity theft.  
Especially if you're a woman! 

The latest scam for stealing your identity is to catch you when you are least on guard, especially after a crash. 

According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, a crash is the easiest way to get lots of information out of you.

Real Driving Danger For Teens Is...

If you have a teen driver and they've already been in a wreck there is a reason why this happened and shockingly it has nothing to do with texting!

Last week, Knoxville earned the recognition of grabbing the title for being the safest city in Tennessee for driving according to insurance company Allstate. 12th place overall nationally!
But according to a new study on teen driving, when teenagers listen to music they like, they end up making more driving mistakes.

Teen boys are especially bad as they make bigger, more aggressive mistakes, more often.

Boomsday!!

If you are headed to Boomsday, the largest Labor Day fireworks show in the nation here are some things you need to know.

The 26th anniversary of the Boomsday Festival will be held on Sunday, September 1, 2013 along Volunteer Landing.

Fireworks will be shot off the Henley Bridge this year after a two year hiatus due to the recent renovation of the bridge.

A Proactive Approach to Bullying

Has it really come down this this?

 

A school district in California could be setting the trend that other school districts may follow.

 

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