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EF-3 tornado destroys homes in Claiborne County
Updated: 6:58 PM
- The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Speedwell. They say it was an EF-3 with estimated winds of 140 mph.
Survey crews are still working in determining the track of the storm.
6-year-old boy attacked by dog in Seymour
Posted: 6:31 PM
- It happened on Burnett Station Road in Seymour.
Partly cloudy, cool, low humidity Tuesday
Updated: 9:08 PM
- Updated 9:08 PM
Today's high in Knoxville was 82 degrees at 4:59 PM at McGhee Tyson Airport. This morning's low was 67 degrees.
Oak Ridge hit 83 degrees today, while Crossville reached 78 degrees for an afternoon high.
Airport rain today around 2 AM: 0.02 inches
4.68 inches of rain for July
25.26 inches of rain and melted snow since January 1, 2014...4.65 inches BELOW NORMAL for the year.
Peak wind gust today: 24 mph
Healthy "brown fat" may reduce risk for obesity and diabetes
Posted: 9:14 PM
- Unlike white fat, which lowers insulin sensitivity, researchers found that brown fat actually improves insulin sensitivity, blood sugar control and fat-burning metabolism.
The healthiest way to say hello
Posted: 9:02 PM
- Fist bump, handshake, high-five: Which spreads the most germs?
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