LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Freezing temperatures will develop later tonight, causing damage to flowers and plants that are left exposed to the cold. Be sure to bring in your potted plants before you go to bed, as lows drop into the lower to mid 20s...about 25 degrees for Knoxville and Oak Ridge. Look for 1 to 3" of snow for the Smokies by morning.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Hundreds of kids from Rush Strong Elementary spent Friday morning learning about the dangers of drugs.
The event wrapped up Red Ribbon Week.
Dressed as their favorite characters from books, they got a first hand look at emergency choppers, K-9 teams, the effects of alcohol on driving and the importance of seatbelts.
Dr. Charles Edmonds, from Jefferson County Schools said, "We think it's having an impact. It's a never ending battle, because it's so prevelant in society today. If it's in the community some of it finds its way into the school. So we're happy to do all we can to combat the problem, and anything we can do to help children. "
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.