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Kids Count shows TN children getting smarter, healthier, but more suffering from poverty

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Children in Tennessee are getting smarter and healthier, but an increasing number are plagued with poverty. More than 1 in every four children live in poverty, up from about 1 in 5 in 2005. More>>

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China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King

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Chinese authorities expanded their investigation of the meat supplier, Shanghai company Husi Food Co., owned by
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Court strikes down federal Obamacare subsidies

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A potentially lethal blow to Obamacare, a federal appeals court has ruled that the federal government may not subsidize health insurance plans bought by people in states that decided not to set up their own marketplaces under Obamacare. More>>

Woman shot with BB gun at WalMart

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The injury is believed to be non-life-threatening. More>>

UPDATE: GBI releases suspect sketch in GA home invasion

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The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two burglaries, both with similar suspect descriptions. More>>

Marston leaves Chamber for EPB

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J.Ed. Marston, who has led marketing and communications for the Chattanooga Area Chamber since 2002, will become Vice President Marketing for EPB. More>>

Apartment fire sends man to hospital

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A late-night fire at an apartment resulted in $20,000 in damages but no serious injuries. More>>

'Guns are Welcome' signs posted at Tennessee restaurant

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One Tennessee restaurant owner is making her opinion very clear by posting a 'Guns are Welcome' sign on the front door of her family-friendly establishment. More>>

Erin Corwin's neighbor arrested, suspected of affair

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High Desert law enforcement believe that a pregnant Marine spouse who has been missing for more than three weeks may have been shot while hunting with a Marine veteran with whom she was having an affair. More>>

Knoxville ranked the most exciting city in Tennessee

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If you are looking for excitement, Knoxville is the place to be, at least according to real estate website Movoto.com. More>>

HCSO: Boy Scout Rd shooting was self-inflicted

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Officials are investigating a shooting on Boy Scout Road in Hamilton County. More>>

Pastor avoids maximum sentence in child porn case

A one-time youth pastor from Shelbyville has been sentenced to three years and four months in federal prison for possessing child pornography. More>>

Prisoner sues pizza place he tried to rob

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A man is suing the same pizza place that he tried to rob several years ago. More>>

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Jockeying for jobs: Employment at Chattanooga VW plant

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This time around, VW spokesman Scott Wilson said the Chattanooga plant will hire purchasing, logistics, engineering and human resources people first and won’t start hiring for the production jobs until closer to the start date two years away. More>>

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Warm and humid with scattered afternoon storms Video included

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We can expect another warm, humid day today with a high of 87. We will have more scattered showers and thunderstorms developing this afternoon and lasting on and off through the evening. More>>

77-year-old questioned, defended as true Marine after NFL player takes his photo Video included

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Family members are upset and hurt that their relative, James Wesley Bolden, is being called a liar and "a fake."
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Young Chattanooga mother hit and killed on East 23rd Street Video included

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A Chattanooga family is mourning the loss of a young mother hit and killed by a car. It happened around 4 o'clock Saturday on East 23rd Street in front of the Burger King. More>>

Officials working to prepare Midstate residents for new area code Video included

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No one who currently has a 615 area code will lose it. But come Friday, regulators are encouraging everyone to start dialing with 10 digits instead of seven. More>>

Congressional candidates face off in CWLI forum Video included

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 We are just days away from the state primary election and Monday, the public got a chance to hear from some of the candidates. 
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Facebook pictures of pregnant dog causes concern Video included

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After pictures of a dog are posted online locals are outraged claiming the animal is being mistreated."She's just huge and you can see every bone in her body and blood vessel.  More>>

Body pulled from Weiss Lake identified as missing Alabama woman

DeKalb County sheriff's officials say a body that was pulled from Weiss Lake in Leesburg has been identified as a 20-year-old woman who was recently reported missing. More>>

Netflix tops $50M subscribers as 2Q Earnings Soar

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Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from one of its hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.
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Campbell Soup Adding Organic Line to Boost Sales

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Canned condensed soup isn’t exactly at the forefront of food trends. So Campbell is turning to organic varieties that come in rectangular cartons to help boost its struggling soup sales.  More>>

UPDATE: Coca-Cola breaks ground at former Olan Mills site Video included

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It's been 115 years since Coca-Cola began bottling in Chattanooga Monday the company is investing another $62,000,000 dollars in the scenic city.
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Community raising money for murdered Athens man Video included

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At Jan's Snack Bar in Athens, lunch was busy on Monday. But there's been a big void there the past couple of weeks.   More>>

Bradley Co. detectives need help identifying church theft suspects

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Property crimes detectives working recent thefts from several Bradley County rural churches are asking the public to help identify suspects involved in these crimes. More>>

Brother of Hot Car Dad: They Made a Terrible Mistake

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The Georgia father who is facing murder charges after leaving his 22-month-old son in a fatally hot car has at least one law enforcement official in his corner: His brother.  More>>

UPDATE: Pedestrian fatally struck on East 23rd Street

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Chattanooga Police say a woman was struck by a car Saturday afternoon while trying to cross East 23rd Street.

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Georgia AG wants same-sex marriage suit dismissed

Georgia's attorney general is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a gay rights group challenging the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. More>>

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NRA 'proud' to endorse Scott DesJarlais

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On behalf of our five million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse your candidacy," wrote James J. Baker, the group's director of federal affairs in a July 14 letter. More>>

Facebook introduces new 'Save' feature

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Starting Monday, Facebook users can save pages of interest for later viewing and reading.
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Tennesseans have until Aug. 1 to file DRAM claims

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Tennesseans who purchased the memory storage component installed in most electronic devices known as Dynamic Random Access Memory have until Aug. 1 to participate in a $310 million settlement. More>>

Spotty showers and humid today Video included

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We start the week with some spotty morning showers, and humid weather with temps in the low 70s. More>>

World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

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The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May. More>>

159,152 ballots cast in GA runoff early voting

Georgia Secretary of State Jack Kemp says the majority of early votes in Tuesday's runoff election have been received, though mail-in absentee ballots can still be cast. More>>

Groups want multi-state trails in TN, KY and VA

Several groups on the Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia borders want to connect the trial systems in the area and create one large trail in an effort to draw more adventure tourism into the area. More>>

Caught on Cam: Railroad rescue Video included

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A police officer and a good samaritan team up to pull an elderly man from the railroad tracks just moments before a train speeds past. More>>

HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

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Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S. More>>

UPDATE: Motorcycle riders ID'ed in fatal accident

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Both motorcyclists were thrown from their motorcycles after the collision. The machines care to rest after each struck different utility poles. More>>

Chattanooga FC to host Sacramento in NPSL's Final Four

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Finley Stadium will host Chattanooga FC soccer team's national semifinal match vs Sacramento Gold. Chattanooga represents the South division and Sacramento represents the West division. More>>

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Survey: No wage drop for first time since 2012

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The share of U.S. companies raising wages more than doubled in the three months to July from a year ago, a survey showed on Monday, suggesting a faster pace of wage growth. More>>

Is your propane grill a ticking time bomb?

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There are 7,000 gas grill fires every year, according to the National Fire Prevention Association, many from leaking propane. More>>

200 pairs of panties stolen at east Georgia mall

Authorities are investigating the theft of 200 pairs of panties at an east Georgia shopping mall. More>>

Latest scam impersonates local sheriff

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The McMinn County Sheriff's Office  tells Channel 3 that a scam that began a few days ago has scammers impersonating Sheriff Joe Guy, his officers, and even local judges in an effort to extort money from citizens. More>>

Peregrine Falcons released from Rock City live on Channel 3 Video included

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“Wings to Soar” has led the peregrine release program at Rock City since 2006. Monday, they released Orville and Wibur from a hack box. The names were picked by Rock City’s Facebook fans and named after the Wright Brothers. More>>

Mom admits sexually abusing daughters to craft child porn

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The victims’ mother insisted she was not sexually abusing the girls but was wrong to photograph her acts. More>>

FDA Warns of Deadly Dangers of Powdered Caffeine

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The death of an Ohio teenager is prompting the Food and Drug Administration to warn consumers about the dangers of consuming pure powdered caffeine sold online.
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Arkansas granted trademark for “Woo Pig Sooie!” Hog Call

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The United States Trademark and Patent Office “granted registration of the [Hog Call] sensory mark to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas.” Not the words, mind you; the sound.
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Your racy online photos a "fringe benefit" for NSA workers, says Snowden

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Snowden says NSA analysts searching for signals intelligence were examining mostly mundane - but sometimes intimate - messages and photographs sent online or through cellphones by "ordinary citizens."

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Tennessee has more than 1,500 family Bibles online

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The new Tennessee database is a treasure trove for genealogists and historians, a record of a time when Tennessee was wildly dangerous and human life seemed especially small and fragile. More>>

Former MLB player shares faith on the field Video included

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Rounding 3rd Base has a whole new meaning for traveling baseball teams in the region. 
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$530M spent at TN national parks in 2013

A report shows more than 8 million people visited Tennessee's national parks last year, spending $530 million in the process. More>>

Police: 75 lose homes to meth-related fire Video included

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A Madison couple was charged with arson and meth manufacturing following a fire at the Alta Loma Apartments Saturday. More>>

Two Monroe County inmates escape

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Two inmates from the Monroe County Jail in east Tennessee are on the run. More>>

Trial Begins for Man Charged With Murdering 19-Year-Old Renisha McBride

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Jury selection is set to begin Monday in the murder trial of a white Detroit man who shot an unarmed 19-year-old black woman on his porch in November. More>>

Former state worker charged with food stamp fraud

A former state employee and an alleged accomplice have been charged with running a food stamps fraud operation in Lebanon. More>>

GA national parks see 7 million visitors in 2013

National Park Service officials say more than 7 million people visited Georgia parks in 2013 and had an economic benefit of about $348 million. More>>

GA group launches breastfeeding awareness campaign

An Athens group is working to make the city's restaurants more accommodating to breastfeeding mothers. More>>

Seriously stressed out in summer? This is the No. 1 reason why

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Just the word "summer" has us thinking about sandy beaches, frozen umbrella drinks and kicking back with buddies — or does it?  More>>

NYPD Cop In 'Chokehold' Death Stripped of Gun, Badge

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Authorities said Saturday that Officer Daniel Pantaleo has been place on modified assignment pending further investigation into the arrest of 43-year-old Eric Garner, which was captured on cellphone video showing the chokehold, a tactic prohibited by NYPD policy. More>>

'Maverick,' 'The Rockford Files' Star James Garner Dead at 86

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Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, has died. te word on a specific cause of death. Garner had s... More>>

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Agents tracked, cracked massive cocaine ring based in Chattanooga

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People shopping, running errands or dining in Chattanooga in recent years never had a clue that nearby, a major drug dealer was selling multiple ounces of cocaine that fueled the drug trade and influenced street gangs in the Scenic City and surrounding areas. More>>

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New noise ordinance in Chattanooga: Louder but stricter

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For more than a year, neighbors of Track 29 have complained of loud concerts that rattle pictures on their walls and keep them awake at night. But Chattanooga officials' proposed solution to the complaints is to raise the allowable noise level in a newly created entertainment area. More>>

Heavy fog on Signal Mtn. cause traffic crashes

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 The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is advising that heavy fog is on Signal Mountain/Walden area and it has directly impacted driving conditions.   More>>

Much warmer today. A few spotty showers. Video included

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 Good Sunday. The heat and humidity are settling back in today. After a couple of days with highs not breaking the 80 degree mark, we will see temps today climbing into the mid 80s. We may get a few spotty showers this morning, but this afternoon I am expecting a mix of sun and clouds as the heat and humidity sets in. More>>

MMA fighter with Down syndrome sues to get back in the ring

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A 24-year-old Mixed Martial Arts fighter with Down syndrome, Garrett Holeve says he’s ready for a fight, but to him, his fiercest opponents aren’t in the ring: They’re the people stopping him from climbing into it. More>>

Cloudy with spotty showers on and off Video included

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Overnight we saw 1" to 1.5" of rain around the Tennessee Valley. That will certainly cut into the 2014 rainfall deficit of more than 6.5". More>>

WRCB anchor stars in local Les Miserables musical Video included

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The world’s longest running musical is the ending to the Chattanooga Theatre Center’s 90th season. Les Miserables is described as an epic tale of broken dreams, passion, and redemption, against the backdrop of a nation seething with revolution. WRCB anchor Greg Glover stars as as Javert. More>>

Record $23.6B verdict reached in big tobacco lawsuit

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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company must pay $23.6 billion to the estate of a man who died of lung cancer in one of the largest verdicts for a single plaintiff in Florida state history, according to attorneys.  More>>

Local organization brings awareness to fight addiction Video included

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Many people were indoors to keep dry and out of the rain. However, Teen Challenge braved the elements and hosted their annual 5K run Saturday morning to raise money for their organization.  More>>

Green Dot ending MoneyPak PIN reloads to fight fraud

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Green Dot Corp. is changing the way money can be loaded onto its popular prepaid debit card.  More>>

Memphis 9-year-old may be next Gabby Douglas Video included

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Jordyn Sanders is on the fast track to stardom in the world of gymnastics, and some are saying she may even be the next big Olympic star. More>>

ESPN reaches deal with Comcast for SEC Network

Comcast Cable has reached a deal with ESPN to carry the SEC Network. More>>

Walgreens hires people with disabilities in East TN

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Walgreens stores in East Tennessee are hiring more people with disabilities than other stores in the state, said Doug Hamburger, district manager for Walgreens in the Knoxville area. More>>

Health officials: 12 confirmed cases of chikungunya in TN Video included

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The Tennessee Department of Health says there are now 12 confirmed cases of chikungunya in the state. More>>

Erectile Dysfunction Rate in Young Troops is Way Above Average: Study

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One third of male troops aged 40 and younger revealed to researchers in a new study that they experience erectile dysfunction. More>>

'Send an Ambulance': Florida Dad Beats Up Son's Alleged Abuser

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A Florida dad beat a man unconscious after catching him molesting his 11-year-old son — and police refused to charge the father, saying, “dad reacted like a dad,” it was reported Friday. More>>

Girl who lost ear to a raccoon grows a new one in her arm

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At only 12 years old, Charlotte Ponce has already conquered what sounds like the impossible.After losing her ear and other parts of her face in an accident when she was a baby, Charlotte now has a new ear — one she grew in her arm. More>>

Nearly 200 bodies found at MH17 crash scene

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At least 190 bodies have been discovered at the MH17 crash site, but Ukrainian government officials said Saturday pro-Russian militants are doggedly refusing to let the remains be removed. More>>

HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

A new study says the rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade. More>>

UGA summer enrollment down for 4th straight year

University of Georgia administrators say summer enrollment has declined for the fourth straight year. More>>

Active indoor activities for kids on rainy days

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Parents of young children have to tackle the task of trying to keep their active kids entertained indoors when the weather isn't friendly. More>>

Wait time drops for VA Hospital in Atlanta

Patients must wait an average of 61 days before getting an appointment at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta. More>>

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Four trustees resign from Bryan College

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 Four members of the Bryan College board of trustees have resigned, saying they're upset with the direction that the Christian liberal arts college in Dayton, Tenn., has taken under President Stephen Livesay. More>>

Many worried about future of North River YMCA Video included

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Families fill the North River YMCA for swimming lessons and family night. It’s a place where they can let loose and have some fun. “In this day and age, with electronics and everything, just good ‘ol fun is important,” Joseph Neither said. For area kids like Adrianna Betbeze and Colton Harris, the Aquatic Center is where many learn to swim. “Now I can swim without my floaties in the deepest area. I can do it in nine feet!” Betbeze said. “I slid down the slide,” Harris said, “I kept falling do... More>>

Bread, milk, and a bottle of wine? Video included

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Allowing wine in supermarkets has been a hot topic in Tennessee for many years. State lawmakers finally passed the law this year, but before you see wine on your grocery store shelves voters still have to approve the sales by local referendum.  More>>

Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

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World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the... More>>

Victims' rights groups opposed to retaining TN Supreme Court judges Video included

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For the first time in state history, there is organized opposition to retaining state Supreme Court judges. More>>

Former volunteer soccer coach accused of child sex crimes Video included

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A former volunteer soccer coach at a middle school in Cookeville is accused of sexual exploitation of a minor in a child pornography investigation. More>>

Police: Suspects in Athens July 4th murder blaming each other Video included

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Three people charged with killing an Athens man appeared in court for the first time on Friday. Thomas Odum, 48, Amanda Britnell, 34, and Martha Thompson, 43, were arraigned on first degree murder and burglary charges in connection to the July 4th shooting death of 20-year-old Tyler Womack. More>>

North GA man to spend life behind bars for sex crime conviction Video included

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A 39-year-old North Georgia man will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Gary Lynn Kritlow, Junior, was sentenced last week for aggravated sodomy and false imprisonment, among other charges. More>>

Live fire training completed for Chattanooga fire recruits Video included

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After three days of intense live fire training at a donated house on Fagan Street, the 25 recruits in Chattanooga’s Fire Academy 2014 got to watch how just fast a house can burn to the ground if they don’t use the fire suppression tactics they’ve been taught in recent months.  More>>

Early voting locations and times for TN primary Video included

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Early voting is getting underway for Tennessee's primary election that features tea party-style challenges to Lamar Alexander's bid for the Republican nomination to a third term in the U.S. Senate. More>>

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BlueCross awards Erlanger $1M to cut ER 'frequent fliers'

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BlueCross has awarded Erlanger a $1 million award to help fund a new team to bring down the number of emergency room “frequent fliers” — high-risk, elderly patients with no primary care doctor who use the ER to get treatment.
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Dad's bun-making skills make him a You Tube hit

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He brushes his 7-year-old daughter’s hair upward, gets a good, tight grip and instructs his little girl to spin around, wrapping her hair into a quick, tidy bun, perfect for her gymnastics or dance classes. More>>

Shakira's Facebook Page Breaks record with 100M Likes

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In the World Cup of Facebook popularity, Shakira has come out on top. More>>

President Obama: At least one American killed in Malaysian jet crash

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President Barack Obama said Friday that the missile that downed a commercial jet was fired from a separatist-held location in Ukraine, and the American ambassador to the United Nations said she could not rule out that Russia had helped. More>>

Dog hailed as hero for alerting sleeping deaf boy to fire

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 A dog named Ace is being hailed as a hero for licking the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old Indianapolis boy to alert him that the house was on fire. More>>

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Three bids to raze Chattanooga's Tubman homes all come in high

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A project to tear down all 440 apartments at Chattanooga's former Harriet Tubman public housing site to make way for a new industrial site is set to begin in September. More>>

It's Here: First Local Chikungunya Cases in Florida

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Chikungunya has been reported in a Florida man and woman who had not recently traveled, health officials said Thursday — the first indication that the painful virus has taken up residence in the United States. More>>

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