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"Red Zone" raises sexual assault awareness


(WBIR - UT Campus) In an effort to raise more awareness to sexual assault on college campuses, one student organization made big strides this weekend.

The Sexual Empowerment and Awareness of East Tennessee organization held its Red Zone workshops Saturday.

Howard Baker Jr. Center saw close to a hundred students circling the rotunda and learning about different resources they have around campus.

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Knoxville 9/11 stair climb helps honor fallen FDNY firefighters


(WBIR) Firefighters from across East Tennessee and from several states traveled to Knoxville to honor the memory of the men and woman who sacrificed their lives during the 9-11 attacks.

Dozens of firefighters put on full gear Saturday morning and took part in the memorial stair climb at the Sunsphere. Each participant made several trips, climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center.

Friday is POW/MIA Recognition Day


Tens of thousands of American service members are missing right now.

The Department of Defense says more than 83,000 Americans, including more than 200 Tennesseans, are missing or unaccounted for since World War II. This evening, East Tennessee will join the nation to honor prisoners of war and those missing in action.

UT class teaches rise and fall of celebrities, sports stars


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Governor Haslam promotes amendment 2 at UT


ID=15799967Governor Bill Haslam made a trip to Knoxville to promote Amendment Two on the upcoming November ballots.

The Rock's new message: Don't text and drive


The Rock on the University of Tennessee's campus has a new message: don't text and drive.

The UT Student Government Association painted The Rock to say "#x" and "It can wait." The effort is all part of AT&T's "Texting, It Can Wait" campaign, which encourages drivers to pause texting conversations while they drive.

U.S. officials report distracted driving killed 3,328 people in the country in 2012.


UT takes steps toward stopping sexual assault


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The University of Tennessee is taking the problem of sexual assault on campus head on. The issue has been gaining more attention nationwide recently.