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Bayne, Summitt prepare for race at Food City Race Night

"As a grand marshal...ladies and gentleman...start your engines!" exclaimed Pat Summitt.

UT Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt got a head start on her grand marshal duties for Friday night's Food City 250.

The winningest coach in college history spent several hours at the Food City Race Night at the Knoxville Expo Center.

Hundreds of fans came to see 2011 Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne's "We Back Pat" car for the nationwide race.

You can see Bayne and Summitt from Bristol Motor Speedway Friday night on ESPN.

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Ribbon cut on improved Larry Cox Senior Center

City leaders gathered Wednesday to see the new improvements at Larry Cox Senior Center.

After months of work, it now has an easy-access entrance, a new lobby, larger restrooms, and an employee office.

Crews improved the original building with energy-efficient and ADA upgrades. The center also saw an addition of close to 960 square feet.

During the four-month construction, the center displaced the senior programming. Now the seniors get to return to the facility.

Knox Co. spraying mosquitoes in West Nile positive communities

Knox County Health Department crews will spray a record number of areas for mosquitoes within the next week to help fight the spread of West Nile Virus.

Nine out of 11 of the county's surveillance sites turned up mosquitoes that tested positive for West Niles.

Health officials emphasize that it's not unusual to find West Nile mosquitoes this time of year, but because of the high number, the department will add three more surveillance sites.

Traffic light timing could improve in Knoxville

The string of red lights that run back-to-back but don't appear to sync up along Broadway and Kingston Pike remain a consistent complaint from drivers.

Tuesday night, the Knoxville City Council could approve two resolutions that would lead to an upgrade.

The resolutions would authorize signal timing upgrades along Kingston Pike from Cherokee Boulevard to Bridgewater Road.  Also, timing along Broadway from Jackson Avenue to I-640 would be reworked.

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Knox County Health Department says don't be afraid of West Nile Virus

The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) has trapped and confirmed more mosquitoes with the West Nile Virus than ever before.

That coupled with the increase in deaths from the virus in nearby states has caused health officials to make sure they are ahead of the bite.

Ronnie Nease is the Environmental Health Director for the Knox County Healthy Department. He uses fish and traps to kill off the West Nile carrying insect.

North Knoxville woman charged with dealing drugs

KPD officers discovered drugs, drug paraphernalia, and drug resale materials in a Knoxville woman's residence when they served a search warrant Monday night.

According to a press release by a KPD spokesperson, the Repeat Offender Squad served the warrant to Amelia Elaine Snider at her Washington Avenue home.

Belle Morris will remain closed as a polling location

A Knox County Election Commission meeting Monday afternoon decided to keep a voting location closed, which typically draws a heavy democratic vote.

After heated debate, the commission decided Belle Morris Elementary will remained closed as a polling place during the upcoming November election.

Election Commissioner Cliff Rodgers said they decided to close this location because it did not have proper handicap accessibility and enough parking.