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Thousands take a 'Stand in the Gap'

Thousands take a 'Stand in the Gap'

Thousands of people across East Tennessee and Kentucky came together Sunday to march and pray for an end to the drug abuse plaguing their communities.

Last year 8,000 people gathered in Cumberland Gap for the annual "Stand In The Gap" event.

This year they split up the locations for the march across several counties.

Organizers estimate more than 2,000 people attended one of the seven sites Sunday, in New Tazewell.

TN meningitis deaths rise to nine

TN meningitis deaths rise to nine

The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed the fungal meningitis outbreak has killed one more person and sickened another in Tennessee.

The CDC said there are now 69 confirmed cases and a total of nine deaths in that state.

Nationwide the death toll has increased to 23, and the number of confirmed cases is 284.

The meningitis outbreak has now reached to 16 states.

Tennessee has the most confirmed number of cases than any other state.

Race for the Cure offers registration discount this weekend

Race for the Cure offers registration discount this weekend

It's been an annual tradition on the streets of Knoxville for more than a decade, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is hoping East Tennesseans will turn out once again this month to help those fighting breast cancer.

For years, this race has seen tremendous growth. In 2010, they hit a record 14,000 participants. Last year, they were down to 11,600. Organizers hope that drop doesn't continue this year.

Audit shows UCDD exec "living the dream" on tax dollars

Audit shows UCDD exec "living the dream" on tax dollars

The state comptroller's office has revealed an incredible amount of corruption and wasteful spending by the former head of a group that is supposed to help develop local economies.

Wartburg woman describes fungal meningitis scare

Patients of an Oak Ridge pain center are being tested for fungal meningitis.

"They give spinal taps and draw spinal fluid.  The first test I had was on October 3.  It came back that I had seven white blood cells," said patient Faydra England of Wartburg.

England goes to PCA Pain Care center in Oak Ridge. Health officials said the clinic is one of three facilities that received vials of the recalled steroid epidural in Tennessee.

The compounded medicine has been connected to the national meningitis outbreak.

Crossville patient contracted rare form of meningitis

Crossville patient contracted rare form of meningitis

Tennessee health officials have found five more patients who contracted a rare form of meningitis, and one of those was treated at a Crossville clinic.

So far, 26 people in five states who received steroid injections for back pain have been affected. Four people have died.

Eighteen of the cases -- and two deaths -- are in Tennessee where a Nashville clinic received the largest shipment of the steroid suspected in the outbreak.

Wednesday, health officials identified five new cases, including one who received an ESI at the Specialty Surgery Center in Crossville.

Register to Vote!

Register to Vote!

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.

Here's a couple handy links: