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.
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky State Police say some people in Harlan County have received scam phone calls from people saying they are entitled to a government grant and asking for private financial information.
Police say the people calling say they are with the U.S. Government Grants Department and want the people receiving the call to send money to receive the grant. The callers also ask for checking account numbers and credit card information.
Police at the Harlan post say anyone who receives calls, mail or emails from people they don't know should ignore them.
Complaints about scammers can be reported to the post at (606) 573-3131.
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