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Hundreds help make cancer patient's dream come true

More than a thousand people came together in two places Tuesday to help a teen battling terminal cancer fulfill her dream.

Katelyn Norman, 14, has a form of bone cancer.  She has been battling it for 2 years. 

Norman made it her goal to
complete a bucket list. One of her priorities was to attend prom.

So, her family contacted Campbell County
Schools.  In only a week, the school district planned an impromptu prom at The Stables in LaFollette. 

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Campbell Co. drug suspects rounded up in "Operation Spring Cleaning"

Authorities in Campbell County are doing some "Spring Cleaning."

According to Sheriff Robbie K. Goins, a year-long undercover narcotics investigation has resulted in charges against 63 people.

Sheriff Goins said, "Since I've been in office and from what we can gather, I don't know of any 63 indictments coming down at one time."

Goins calls the investigation "appropriate, necessary and needed, for the citizens of Campbell County to receive the safety and service they demand and deserve."

Officials hope to reopen Scott Co. hospital by August

Scott County officials say they are back on track for having their hospital reopened by the end of summer.

On Friday, Mayor Jeff Tibbals signed the Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) between Scott County and Pioneer Health Services (PHS).  By the end of this week, officials hope to get the final information needed to the State Attorney General's Office for approval, which will take about 45 days.

Teen cancer patient continues to work on her bucket list

More than 50 East Tennesseans showed up in Campbell County Saturday to help a girl battling terminal cancer strike one more task off her bucket list.

Katelyn Norman, 14, has been battling cancer for two years. She has compiled a list of activities she would like to complete before she succumbs to her illness.

One of Norman's dreams has been to ride a motorcycle. Once Gary and Deena Christian's motorcycle club, The Shepherds, heard that, they decided to help.

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New East TN law enforcement partnership beefs up traffic safety

Officials said they hope a new East Tennessee law enforcement partnership will increase traffic safety in several counties with high fatality numbers.

Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office announced Friday it will work with Anderson, Blount, Campbell and Sevier counties in an effort to lower traffic fatalities and crashes in those areas. Those four counties investigated more than 170 fatalities from 2010 - 2012.

Teen cancer patient begins bucket list with prom

People in Campbell County continue to rally in support of a teenage girl during what has now been a two-year fight with bone cancer.

WBIR shared the story of Katelyn Norman last June and how this beautiful girl keeps living life to the fullest while she battles a deadly disease.  People in her home county have held multiple blood drives to help with Katelyn's life-saving transfusions.

East TN counties score low in state health report

A report ranking counties on health factors and outcomes showed a sharp contrast in East Tennessee, with Knox, Blount, and Loudon counties scoring well, but Campbell, Fentress, and Scott counties getting the worst ranks in the state.

The University of Wisconsin released its 2013 'County Health Rankings and Roadmaps' study, which is based on two categories, health outcomes and health factors.

Health outcomes were based 50% on mortality, or length of life, and 50% on morbidity, or quality of life.