Cold blast to be short-lived in central, eastern US this week

The frigid conditions that are chilling the central and eastern United States into midweek will quickly get whisked away by the weekend.Residents from the central Plains to the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic and New England will be trading heavy winter coats, hats and gloves with lighter outerwear in the span of a few days....


Snow, ice to create hazardous travel from Texas to Tennessee

As temperatures plummet, snow, ice and a rapid freeze-up will pose hazards to travelers across the south-central United States into early Wednesday.Enough wintry precipitation will fall to heighten the risk of vehicle spin outs and multi-vehicle accidents. Significant delays are possible along stretches of interstates 10, 20, 35 and 45...


Tennessee officials seek comments on hunting regulations

Tennessee wildlife officials are seeking public comments on regulations for the 2018-19 hunting season.The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says it's an opportunity for Tennesseans to offer ideas and share concerns about hunting regulations with the agency's staff.The agency says the comment period is open through Feb. 15...


Kroger recalls ice cream bars, frozen biscuits over listeria concerns

Kroger has recalled two items sold in Knoxville-area stores because they could be contaminated with Listeria.The recalls include Kroger Arctic Blasters Ice Cream Bars, both the regular and no sugar added versions. The items have a sell-by date of Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018. The UPC codes are 11110-57120 and 11110-57885...


Sevierville Police to offer self-defense class for women

The Sevierville Police Department is hosting a class to help women defend themselves.The 9-hour Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class will be held Feb. 1, 8 and 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Participants must attend every class and no make-up classes will be available.The first class will be at the police department and the rest will be held at the Sevierville Civic Center. ..



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    At the Name of Jesus

    On the eighth day after His birth, the eternal Son of God, in accordance with the Law, would have been circumcised and given His name. The name He received was quite common. It is the same Hebrew name as “Joshua.” It means, “God saves.”No other name is spoken as often with such tenderness and devotion. The name itself has become a prayer. We are told that “whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”..


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    15 Soothing Bedroom Plants to Help You Sleep

    Sleep is an essential part of our well-being. The process is vital to both our physical and mental health — studies have shown that people who experience sleep insufficiency are at a greater risk of developing several diseases, including hypertension, diabetes and depression.There are a number of causes of lack of sleep, from sleep disorders and stress to the quality of the air....

Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís

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    After More Than a Decade, Wi-Fi Security Finally Gets a Major Update

    Wi-Fi Protected Access II, commonly known as WPA2, has been the standard for securing wireless networks for over a decade, but cracks are starting to show. The industry is now getting ready for its successor and we might see it in new devices this year.WPA3 will simplify Wi-Fi configuration while providing improved security and data encryption, announced the Wi-Fi Alliance, a standards organization whose members include Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Samsung, Cisco and other major technology companies....