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I-40W reopens after wreck in Roane County

Interstate 40 has reopened in Roane County after an accident.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. Thursday near mile marker 355.

The westbound lanes of the interstate were shut down for about an hour and a half. Traffic backed up for about three miles. Drivers in the eastbound lanes encountered some delays.

Dispatchers tell 10News that a Lifestar helicopter was sent to the scene.

Stay tuned to 10News for more updates as they become available.

Proposed TN pit bull law requires liability insurance

Reporter's note:  The original version of this story below provides links to House Bill 621, but those online documents at the Capitol website have not been updated to include the amendment with breed-specific language.  A pdf of the amendment that is cited in the article to  specifically say "pit bull dog" has now been attached to this article.  (Updated March 16, 9:02 PM) 

Statewide campaign works to make sure teens wear seat belts

Tennessee ranks second in the nation for teen auto crash fatalities. A statewide campaign has been underway to get kids to buckle up when they drive or ride in cars.

At Midway High School in Roane County, students are running the Battle of the Belts Tennessee Campaign. They conducted surprise inspections Friday afternoon of their fellow students to see if they were buckled up.

UT Regional Medical Center along with other trauma centers across the state are sponsoring the program. This is the third inspection at Midway High School.

Air quality visibly improved in Smokies

If you feel like you have been seeing more of the Great Smoky Mountains in recent years, a recent atmospheric study says you are correct.

A new Colorado State University study of air quality in national parks shows a major reduction in particle pollution in the air leading to and drastic increase in visibility.

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Rolling arcade is a party on wheels

A franchise with a party theme has rolled in to Knoxville.

On the outside it's a brightly colored trailer with a hint of what's happening inside.

It's called Rolling Video Games, an arcade on wheels, a mobile entertainment center.

"Not only can we do video games inside but we can also link it up so you can watch the same movie on all four TVs inside and they are 55-inch flat screen TVs," Rolling Video Games owner Michelle Bacon said.

She is no stranger to video games.

Motorcyclist reaches out to lawmakers on helmet law

State lawmakers delayed action on two bills that would allow some Tennessee motorcyclists to ride without helmets.

Now, a long-time rider is taking the extra time to reach out to legislators.

Ralph and Pam Hadley of Kingston have logged more than 150,000 miles together, traveling on motorcycles through 49 states.

Even with the experience Ralph said, "We don't think that's enough to go without a helmet."

In Tennessee, motorcyclists must wear a helmet.