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Hiwassee College shows off new fleet of Smart Cars

(WBIR-Madisonville) Hiwassee College in Madisonville is rolling out new advertising, and it will actually help save the school money.

The College introduced five new SMART cars on Friday, finished with tiger stripes and the school's decal.

The cars will be given out to school employees when they make business trips around the area.

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This weekend: 'No refusal' DUI checks in Roane, McMinn

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies will conduct a special "no refusal" DUI enforcement campaign in several counties across the state this holiday weekend. 

The participating "No Refusal" counties include Roane (Knoxville District); Marion, McMinn, Meigs and Sequatchie (Chattanooga District); Rutherford (Nashville District); Fayette (Memphis District); Carter (Fall Branch District); Putnam (Cookeville District); Giles (Lawrenceburg District); and Henry County (Jackson District).

Fees grant: TN will help pay student test fees

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee will be able to reduce the costs of advanced placement test fees for low-income students with a U.S. Education Department grant of more than $340,000. 

A total of 42 states are receiving $28.8 million for the effort. The grants are based on the expected number of students who will take the tests and other factors.  The department says it expects the grants will pay all but $10 of the cost of each test.  States may require students to pay part of the costs.

Forecast: Spotty showers, high near 89

By 10News Meteorologist Mike Witcher

Today: A slight chance for a few spotty showers early, then partly cloudy and very warm with a chance for isolated afternoon thundershowers. Highs near 89 degrees.


Thursday and Friday:
Continued very warm to a little hot with high temperatures heating up to near 90 degrees. A chance of thundershowers on Thursday, then mainly sunny Friday.

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Neighborhood sees 19 break-ins in 1 week

One East Tennessee neighborhood is losing sleep after 19 of the homes have been burglarized or robbed in the past week.

"We've been staying up until 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning just looking out, wondering what's going to happen next," said burglary victim, Paul Smith.

Crews extinguish fire at Vonore plant

(WBIR-Vonore) Firefighters were able to extinguish a fire at a Monroe County plant.

An officer noticed smoke billowing from the Pro Tech Finishing plant in Vonore early Monday morning and called police at about 12:30 a.m.

Several fire departments responded the plant on Tellico Port Road and were able to put the fire out.

In June, another building owned by Pro Tech caught on fire.

Recall: Chefmate tea kettle poses burn hazard

More than 700,000 tea kettles are being recalled because they pose a "burn hazard" to consumers.

The "Chefmate" two-quart tea kettles were sold in "Target" stores and on Target.com from January 2006 through this past May.

The US Consumer Products Safety Commission says steam can travel up the handle, or water can spill from the spout, posing a burn hazard to the consumer. In addition, the leaking steam can cause the kettle to fail to whistle. If water completely evaporates from the kettle, the aluminum bottom can melt onto the stove and pose a burn hazard.