Courtesy of WATE, Knoxville
A Knox County parent is furious after her child was told he would receive an electric shock if he did not tell the truth.
The school system has filed a formal complaint with the Department of Children's Services (DCS).
The incident happened Wednesday at Gibbs Elementary School.
Katina Angola, a mother of three, says when she picked up her son, who's in first grade at Gibbs Elementary School, from school on Wednesday, he told her his teacher had threatened to shock him at school.
For the second year in a row, Amazon.com has named Knoxville as the most romantic city in the U.S.
The rankings are based on the sales of romance novels and relationship books, romantic comedy movies, a collection of romantic music from Dean Martin, Barry White, Luther Vandross, Maxwell and Miguel, and sexual wellness products.
Here's the full list:
1. Knoxville, Tenn.
2. Alexandria, Va.
3. Miami, Fla.
4. Orlando, Fla.
5. Cincinnati, Ohio
6. Vancouver, Wash.
7. Dayton, Ohio
Most of us have been out to eat and had our dinning experience ruined by rowdy kids.
But one restaurant in the state of Washington may be on to something that may stop that from happening.
This week a mom in Washington posted a picture of a receipt she received from an Italian restaurant. On it, the restaurant gave her family a $4 discount for having well behaved kids.
A couple in Connecticut who got married on November 25th, 1932 is being honored for their 80-year-marriage by Worldwide Marriage Encounter. 101-year-old John Betar and his 97-year-old wife Ann will be recognized in their hometown of Fairfield on Saturday, February 9th. A rep from WWME explained, "It is truly an honor and a privilege to recognize John and Ann Betar for their commitment to marriage." The organization noted that the award is based on nominations so there are likely other couples out there who have been married longer.
AAA says there are several reasons why gas prices are so different.
Typically when gas prices are moving fast, changing quickly, one station will get a more expensive load of fuel and one station will have cheaper fuel, so you'll see a huge disparity from one place to the other.
Prices have also been changing because Europe is sending less gas to the U.S.
Refineries are having their seasonal maintenance a little bit early this year, which is causing a shortage in gas.
It’s WeatherPerson's Day!
You may want to get up a little early and take part in a beloved IHOP tradition: National Pancake Day.
A man has created a petition to the White House to make Monday after the Super Bowl a national holiday.
Josh Moore, a fantasy football website owner, said his main reasons for starting the petition: more productivity at work and to make the streets safer for our kids.
Ashley Monroe, who attends a school in Massachusetts, wrote out 1,986 sticky notes. Each said, "You're beautiful," and she stuck one to every locker in my entire school.
She wrote in her blog:
It was almost unbearable to listen people put themselves down every day. They would say things like, "I'm ugly" or "No one likes me." To me, that wasn't the truth. For at least one day, I wanted everyone to know that someone thought they were beautiful.
PICS OF FOOD
I was at lunch yesterday and noticed a couple of ladies whipping out their smart phones and taking pictures of their lunch.
i've heard of this before and seen it on Facebook a few times, but it wasn't until i came across an article that talked about some restaurants in New York that are putting a stop tonit.
This growing trend is commonly known as foodstagram, a photo taken on a cellphone and quickly posted online.