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Should Alcoa Highway Be Changed?

After yesterday's big crash on Alcoa Highway ("I'll Kill Ya Highway")...

 Is it time to turn Alcoa Highway into a Kingston Pike?  Add traffic lights and slow it down?  Would that help? TDOT recommendations:

The project is proposing:

Festival on the 4th!

The City of Knoxville's Festival on the Fourth presented by OneMain Financial promises once again to deliver a wide variety of family fun including entertainment, activities and treats at the City of Knoxville’s Fourth of July celebration.

The free festival begins at 4 p.m. and ends at approximately 10 p.m. at the conclusion of the fireworks display.

Throughout the day festival goers will be treated to good music, good food, good fun and good times on the Festival and Performance lawns of the Worlds' Fair Park. Regal's Kids Zone is sure to please kids of all ages.

Henley Street Bridge


Delta CEO Gives Up Seat

Jessie Frank was having one of those nightmare travel days.  She was heading home to Atlanta to pick up her 12-year-old daughter from diabetes summer camp. And she really wanted to be there because she wanted to be part of the end of camp experience with her daughter. The last day they roast marshmallows, sing, tell stories; it's kinda neat! But there she was stuck at the airport because of weather delays, flight cancellations and a mechanical failure landed Jessie at a Washington, D.C. airport instead.

Siri to the Rescue!

We always talk about how bad texting and driving is or how much the smartphone has taken away that personal connection. There is one GOOD connection that’s happening with iPhone users who use Suri.


A Fun Way To Stop Crime Online

A small town in northeast Ohio, is going on social media to stop crimes.

If someone commits a crime, you're risking not only jail time or a fine but a swifter repercussion with a much larger audience: You're in for a social media scolding from police Chief David Oliver and some of his small department's 51,000 Facebook fans.

And Oliver does not mince words.

Can We Blame The Weather Man?

The Oklahoman has published a story that suggests KFOR meteorologist Mike Morgan was to blame for the deaths of five Oklahoma City family members after they followed his advice about escaping an oncoming tornado. Virginia Shrum said her brother talked about how he had hidden down in the tunnel from a tornado three years before.

50 Worst Charities

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A Popular Song May Cost You If You Sing It!!!

A production company making a documentary about the song "Happy Birthday to You" is challenging the copyright to the famous jingle.

Good Morning To You Productions Corp., which is working on a film tentatively titled Happy Birthday, argues in a lawsuit filed last week that the song should be "dedicated to public use and in the public domain." The company is seeking monetary damages and restitution of more than $5 million in licensing fees collected by Warner/Chappell Music Inc. from thousands of people and groups who've paid it licensing fees.

"I Can't Survive Without..."

A daily cup of tea, high-speed internet connection, a trustworthy best friend and cuddling are among the things Britons count as 'bare necessities' of modern day life, according to a new survey.

Researchers compiled a list of top 20 things which are the essentials of life for Britons, following a poll of 2,000 adults aged from 18 to 65.

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