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Lenoir City boy needs a service dog

Lenoir City boy needs a service dog

A Maryville based non-profit trains service dogs to help people with neurological disabilities.

Wilderwood Service Dogs work with everything from Autism to Alzheimer's.

The dogs take about 18-months and thousands of dollars to train.

A Lenoir City boy needs one. His name is Danny.

Like a lot of seven-year-olds, Danny Lewis enjoys sports.

"I play baseball, football, and basketball," he said.

And like a lot of little boys he has a lot of energy.

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.

Blount Co. joins national movement to raise awareness of domestic violence

Blount Co. joins national movement to raise awareness of domestic violence

Blount County leaders are trying to raise more awareness around the issue of domestic violence in that area and across the country.

Tuesday morning, government leaders signed a proclamation declaring October "Domestic Violence Awareness Month." It's nationally recognized, but Maryville, Alcoa and Blount County wanted to give the issue more attention in that area.

The Blount County task force against domestic violence sponsored the ceremony, which was held at Maryville First Baptist Church.

Church fundraises for children's ministry damaged in fire

Church fundraises for children's ministry damaged in fire

A children's non-profit ministry is trying to get going again after a fire at their office last week wiped out their inventory and office.

Kingdom Design Ministry creates dream room makeovers for children facing adversity.

Missy Johnson founded the organization in 2007 and opened an office in the basement of the Law Building in Maryville just over a year ago.

Last Monday the building caught fire, damaging or destroying many of the 14 tenants office spaces.

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.

Newsmaker: Mountain Challenge 25th Anniversary

Maryville College is home to the oldest outdoor team building company in East Tennessee. Mountain Challenge has been around since 1987 benefiting area businesses and Maryville College students.

This year, Mountain Challenge marks its 25th anniversary with a special outdoor celebration on Sunday, September 23rd from 1 until 4 p.m.

"We thought this would be a great way to emphasize the importance of people being active and the importance of people being outside," said Mountain Challenge director Bruce Guillaume.