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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.

Gov. Haslam announces grants for parks, communities

Gov. Haslam announces grants for parks, communities

Monday afternoon, Governor Bill Haslam was in East Tennessee to announce which parks and communities could be getting some additional help for community projects.

He visited the Oliver Springs City Hall to hand out community development grants and local parks and recreation grants.

Among the lucky recipients, Oliver Springs and Lenoir City both received $500,000 for water or sewer system improvements. Cocke County got nearly the same amount for a water line extension, and Clinton received $339,000 for housing rehabilitation.

Elizabeth Smart to speak in East Tennessee

Elizabeth Smart to speak in East Tennessee

The survivor of one of the most followed child abduction cases in recent history will be in East Tennessee Tuesday.

Elizabeth Smart will be the featured speaker at Lakeway Regional Hospital's Healthy Woman event.

Smart was in the Volunteer State last month for an event to bring home missing West Tennessee woman, Holly Bobo.

Tuesday's event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Fountain Plaza in Morristown.

Carson-Newman sorority sells lemonade for childhood cancer research

Carson-Newman sorority sells lemonade for childhood cancer research

Gamma Sigma Sigma Sorority at the Carson-Newman College set up a fresh lemonade stand on its campus to help fund cures for childhood cancers on Saturday afternoon.

A four-year-old girl battling cancer, named Alex, created this idea more than a decade ago.

Alex's Lemonade Stand is now a national foundation. It has raised more than $45 million since it started.

Church: Deadly crash kills two foster children

Church: Deadly crash kills two foster children

We're learning more about the foster family involved in a fatal wreck.  The crash occurred Monday afternoon on Highway 11E in Jefferson County.

The foster mom and dad, and their three biological children, are very active members of Jefferson City Christian Church.

"I cannot express how much love and heart Terry and Bryan have for the kids and how much they've poured into them," said John Emmert, Director of Worship and Missions at JCCC.

The Times they are A Changin'

The Times they are A Changin'

Bob Dylan never sang truer words than these when I reflect upon September 11, 2001.  Today is filled with remembrances and somber reflection.  Watching the coverage takes me back 11 years.  I had the flu and was on my sofa watching TV after taking my little one to kindergarten.  My hubby was flying for a major airline and spent the night in Cincinnati with a broken aircraft.  He had been scheduled to spend the night in upstate New York but fate intervened and he was only 5 hours away.

2 children die, others hurt in Jefferson Co. rollover crash

2 children die, others hurt in Jefferson Co. rollover crash

Two children are dead following a fatal crash in Jefferson County.

It happened Monday afternoon on Highway 11E in Strawberry Plains.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the car the kids were in dropped off the pavement, the driver over-corrected, and the car rolled three times before hitting a tree.

A 6-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy were killed. Two other boys, 9 and 8 years old, were hurt.

The driver, 47-year-old Theresa Hackett was also hurt.

No word on their conditions.

Troopers say charges are pending.