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An industrial accident Tuesday morning at Stone Peak Ceramics has caused one man to be airlifted for further treatment. According to reports, the man suffered hand and arm injuries which were deemed severe enough to warrant transport for treatment
Kraft foods has voluntarily recalled nearly 8000 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product. According to the company’s website, the recall is due to a supplier who failed to store an ingredient used in the product in accordance with Kraft’s temperature standards. Officials with the company say this could create conditions that could lead to premature spoilage and/or food borne illness, however it is unlikely and there have been no illnesses reported at this time. The affected product is limited to Kraft American Singles in the 12, 16 and 64 ounce sizes with the "Best When Used By" dates of February 20, 2015, and February 21, 2015.
At least 32 teenagers escaped from a Department of Children's Services facility in the Bordeaux late Monday night. According to police, the escape happened about 30 minutes after a shift change around 11pm, at the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center. Officials think the juveniles escaped from the dorm, into a courtyard and likely pulled up some fencing to get out. All of the escapees range from 14 to 17 years old. To be admitted to the facility, the juveniles must have committed at least three felonies.
Prescription drug abuse has become the biggest substance abuse problem faced by the State of Tennessee. Officials say more people die from abusing prescription medication than they do on our state's highways. But only one out of eight people get the help they need. According to the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, substance abuse admissions for prescription drugs, like hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine and methadone have increased 500 percent over the past decade.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol says their Smartway system saves lives and taxpayer money. The system, which has been in use since 2003, gives real time traffic information to four stations throughout the state. Where TDOT used to rely on police or other drivers to call in about accidents, Smartway provides real time information through hundreds of cameras has changed that operation, alerting officials everything from drivers who run out of gas to debris on the road. Tennessee was one of the first states to use the Smartway system and now other states are following suit.