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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.

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.

New indoor activites center opens at the Field of Dreams complex in Dandridge

New indoor activites center opens at the Field of Dreams complex in Dandridge

A new indoor activities center opened in Dandridge, Tenn. at the Field of Dreams complex.

The complex hosted an open house on Sunday afternoon. Community members got to tour the 31,000 square foot facility, which houses two full court gyms, a fitness and activity rooms and an indoor walking track.

Dandridge Recreational Director Kevin Craig said he hopes the new facility will promote community wellness.

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.

Bacteria subsides after sewage spills into Cherokee Lake

Bacteria subsides after sewage spills into Cherokee Lake

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (AP) -- Cherokee Lake is beginning to return to normal after an accident created a sewage spill that caused levels of E. coli bacteria to spike.

Morristown City Administrator Tony Cox told the Citizen Tribune that health advisory signs posted along the lake have been removed. The newspaper said bacteria readings in the lake water for a time reached critical levels.

Portion of Cherokee Lake still unsafe for swimming

Portion of Cherokee Lake still unsafe for swimming

Four days after sewage overflowed into Cherokee Lake, swimmers are still urged not to swim in one section of the water. 

A car accident caused a power outage at the Spring Creek pump station in Morristown on Labor Day. The outage resulted in 90,000 gallons of sewage seeping into the lake.

This year's flu shots becoming available

This year's flu shots becoming available

Flu season is just around the corner, and already drug stores and doctor's offices have supplies of this year's vaccine.

The shots will be available to patients by the end of the month.

But if you get your shot now, will you be protected all season? The Centers for Disease Control says "yes."

The CDC recommends that people get their shots as soon as possible. It suggests everyone from six months old and older get a yearly vaccine.

One local flu shot clinic opens Tuesday.