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USDA vaccinating wildlife for rabies

USDA vaccinating wildlife for rabies

Over the next the two weeks, by land and air, federal teams will work to vaccinate wildlife up and down the east coast.

The US Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services has the goal to create an immune barrier to halt the spread of "raccoon variant rabies."

The Oral Rabies Vaccination Project goes through East Tennessee and includes McMinn, Hawkins, Greene, Hamblen, Cocke, and Monroe counties.

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How are you getting in the Halloween spirit this year?

How are you getting in the Halloween spirit this year?

October is finally here, so are you getting your home in the Halloween spirit?  

We would love to see & share your SPOOKTACULAR decorations, creepy crafts, and homemade costumes! Just e-mail them to WhereYouLive@wbir.com.  Don't forget to tell us where you live!

 

Woman pulls gun on unarmed Monroe Co. bear hunters

Woman pulls gun on unarmed Monroe Co. bear hunters

The Monroe County Sheriff's department is investigating an incident where a woman pulled a handgun on two bear hunters.

Saturday morning two men were loading their bear dogs into the back of a truck when a car pulled in behind them.  The woman driver got out of the car and confronted the men. 

They said she pulled a handgun and pointed at the head of one of the hunters.  She then pulled back the hammer, cocking the firearm.

50% off Swinging Bridge Adventure for 2 at Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park

50% off Swinging Bridge Adventure for 2 at Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park

Today Deal Chicken is offering 50% off Swinging Bridge Adventure for 2 at Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park in Sevierville!

This safe yet exhilarating activity will have you close to wildlife and one with nature as you cross the Bridge to Prosperity to a covered walking bridge, leading into the Lost Mine Falls trail and finally the Cliffhanger Swinging Bridge where you’ll peer 60 feet below into the pooling water from above the falls. This hour-long experience will leave you feeling alive and vibrant.

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Monroe Co. publisher recovers, paper on hold

Monroe Co. publisher recovers, paper on hold

The leader of the Monroe County Daily News Express is recovering at U.T. Medical Center after being hit head-on in a car wreck in Greenback.

According to T.H.P., William Daniel Hall, 31 was hit head-on by Nicholas Steffa, 41 of Sweetwater. Troopers indicated in their report that Steffa may have been impaired when he was driving. They said charges are pending against Steffa.

Meanwhile, the newspaper Hall owns and works on daily is on hold as staffers reorganize their priorities.

Sweetwater QB plays with prosthetic leg

Sweetwater QB plays with prosthetic leg

At first glance, you'd never know D.J. Vanderwerf wasn't like everyone else. His footwork, his spirals and his knack for the game are just as good as the next quarterback.

But what is different, D.J. only has one leg.

"I had a birth defect, and they had to amputate it when I was 9 months old," D.J. explains.

By 15 months old, D.J. was fitted for a prosthetic leg. He says learning to play sports wasn't hard because he's never known any different. What was hard? Convincing his parents to let him play.

Sweetwater HS holds fundraiser in honor of childhood cancer survivors

Sweetwater HS holds fundraiser in honor of childhood cancer survivors

Students and faculty at Sweetwater High School have become very familiar with a devastating disease. In recent years, two students have been diagnosed with childhood cancer.

Jacob Standridge first learned he had a rare type of bone cancer, osteosarcoma, at age 15.

"This isn't a curse; this is a gift so I can tell people what happened to me, and spread what God's done for me."

Now cancer-free, Standridge is a college student and studying to be a pediatric oncology nurse.