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Etowah woman returns $13K to rightful owner

An Etowah woman visiting a Florida beach found something truly unexpected.

Darlene Curley was walking along Daytona Beach with her daughter when they stumbled on a purse with $13,000 cash inside. Curley then called the police to report the purse.

It worked out for the rightful owner, a Maryland woman who eventually claimed the cash.

"I'm glad she got her money back and her belongings and that she was safe. That was more our worry than anything, that she was ok," said Curley.

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VOTE NOW: Local teacher finalist in TODAY show contest

VOTE NOW: Local teacher finalist in TODAY show contest

(WBIR-Dandridge) Today is your last chance to vote for a local teacher nominated for the TODAY show's "Teacher of the Year."

Billie Yardley, who teaches drama at Jefferson County High School in Dandridge, is one of three finalists competing for the grand prize of $10,000 in school supplies.

The prize money would definitely go a long way for Mrs. Yardley. When the roof collapsed over her classroom due to heavy rains in June, she lost more than 30 years of costumes, props and scripts. Now her entire classroom is reduced to a rolling cart.

Don't let spooky weather ruin your Halloween fun!

Don't let spooky weather ruin your Halloween fun!

Don't let bad weather ruin your Halloween fun! Here's a listing of some of the indoor events going on that you can enjoy on this spooky holiday!

Dead Man's Farm Haunted House: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 24 & Oct. 29-30; 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 25-26, 7-11 p.m. Nov. 1-2; closed Oct. 31, 9567 Highway 11E, Lenoir City. $17 admission. High-intensity, interactive haunted house.

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Halloween Cookie Cake

Halloween Cookie Cake

Ingredients

Value Sized Chocolate chip cookie dough

1 block cream cheese

1/2 cup Nutella

Candy Corn

Marshmallows

Chocolate Chips

Pecans

Directions

Press the cookie dough into a 10 inch round cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 22 minutes. Cream together the cream cheese and Nutella. Spread Nutella mixture on cooked cookie cake. Layer outer edge with candy corn, then circle in marshmallows, then pecans, then chocolate chips.

 

Nuclear emergency drill scheduled for Watts Bar

The Tennessee Valley Authority will coordinate the drill along with federal, state and local agencies.

According to TVA, approximately 1,000 people are expected to participate in the exercise including emergency personnel located within 50-miles of the plant.

Local residents should expect to hear sirens coming from the plant during the exercise. In addition, residents may see radiological monitoring teams practicing throughout McMinn, Meigs and Rhea counties.