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You can register to vote now thru Monday, October 8.

If you are not registered by Oct. 8 you will not be able to vote for the Presidential and State General Election scheduled for November 6.

Early Voting starts Octoctober 17 and ends November 1.

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Kids found in 'horrendous' conditions

Kids found in 'horrendous' conditions

Three children have been removed from a Grainger County home that was the scene of a drug raid, and the sheriff says they were living in "horrendous" conditions. The raid happened at a home on Gray Road in Rutledge.

Several agencies including the TBI, Grainger County deputies and Rutledge police raided the home of John and Eddie Mullins on Thursday. The raid came after a two-year investigation. They say inside they found weapons, drugs, cash and children.

Mom: Shelter won't euthanize family dog after attack

Mom: Shelter won't euthanize family dog after attack

A Union County mom and dad want their family dog euthanized after an attack.  They said the Union County Humane Society will not fulfill their request.

Ali and Kelley Aljumaily's 4-year-old daughter, Briseis, was attacked by the family's coon hound Saturday morning.  Briseis was sitting cross-legged on the family's back porch with blood in her lap when Kelley rushed toward the commotion.  The parents said their daughter did not cause the attack.

The child received more than 200 staples and stitches along with a five-night hospital stay.

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.

Grainger Co. takes steps at regulating pain management clinics

Grainger Co. takes steps at regulating pain management clinics

With pain clinics becoming a more common sight in East Tennessee, yet another county is looking to take steps to try and keep them out.

Monday, the Grainger County Commission heard from the community and voted to form a special committee to look at the ways they can regulate pain management clinics.

One possible avenue is zoning restrictions, but commissioners point out that surrounding counties have decided to deal with the clinics in differing ways.

LMU rolls out bike borrowing program

LMU rolls out bike borrowing program

An East Tennessee just rolled out a new program to convince students to ditch their cars and ride some bikes.

It's happening at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate.

Kristi Blaisdell is a junior from Chicago who has always biked.

She brought her own bicycle to campus her first two years but this time she left it at home.

"Being that the bikes are here I decided not to bring my bike down and I'm actually going to use Turner's bikes," she said.