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CBS will air a special on Zaevion Dobson, the Knoxville teen who was killed after using his own body to shield friends from flying bullets. The 15-year-old’s story made national headlines after he died a hero in December. The special will air today during the 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. time period of the Super Bowl pregame show on CBS. Police are still looking for Kipling Colbert, Jr, who they say is a person of interet in Dobson’s death. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Knoxville Police Department's crime information line at 865-215-7212.
Stone Memorial played host to Cumberland County in District basketball action Friday night. Both the Lady Jets and Jets posted hard fought wins. The Lady Jets rallied in the second half and slipped past the Lady Panthers 77-71. Cumberland County is now 9 and 0 in District play and the Lady Jets have claimed the regular season District 6-AAA title. In the final game of the night the Jets built a 21 point first half lead and were able to hold off the Panthers for the win, 57-53 the final.
Monday, February 8th, the Stone Memorial teams will on the road for District games at Cookeville. The Lady Panthers game with the Lady Cavs is scheduled to tip at 4:30. The Cumberland County teams step outside the District and return to action on Tuesday with road games at Clarkrange.
Whether you attend or host a Super Bowl party this weekend, AAA wants everyone to celebrate safely. The auto club group says that means having a Designated Driver, calling a cab or staying where you are celebrating. For those with no other option, Tow to Go will be operating in Tennessee to provide a safe way home. Whether you are a AAA member or not, you can call for a Tow to Go ride anytime this weekend starting today. AAA will then safely transport you and your vehicle home or somewhere safe within 10 miles. The number to call is 800-2-TOW-2-GO.
NASHVILLE – As football fans gather to watch the Big Game this Sunday, the State Fire Marshal’s Office offers Tennesseans essential tips to keep the firefighters from crashing your viewing party. “Sunday’s championship game is the second biggest day for food consumption in the U.S.,” Commerce & Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak said. “For many, it means a lot of time spent in the kitchen preparing game day snacks. We’re encouraging Tennesseans to brush up on basic kitchen fire safety tips when planning the menu for this weekend’s game.” According to the U.S. Fire Administration, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries nationwide, with home fires more likely to start in the kitchen than any other room. Before kicking off your football watch party, make sure your game plan is fire-safe. For more on kitchen fire safety, go online to tn.gov.
A Memphis native who was the founding member of the band Earth, Wind and Fire has died. Maurice White founded the Grammy-winning group in the late 1960s. They were known for hits including "September" and "Shining Star." Earth, Wind and Fire was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. White had long battled Parkinson's disease. He was 74.