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Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

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The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds. More>>

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Girl told she would never walk, trains for her 7th race

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 Faith was told at birth she may never walk and now her doctors are encouraging her to continue her exercise.

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Ga. woman shoots suspected burglar through door

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Gwinnett County police say a 73-year-old woman shot through a door and wounded suspected burglar as he approached her bedroom. More>>

UPDATE: Microhomes aimed at helping Rhea County's homeless are now available

UPDATE: Microhomes aimed at helping Rhea County's homeless are now available

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A new kind of neighborhood is available in Rhea County. They're called microhouses; a temporary way of helping the homeless off the streets. More>>

One of two Murray County dogs exposed to rabies is put down

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Public Health officials urge: Maintain rabies vaccinations in pets! More>>

Haslam unveils report from Task Force on Aging

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In recognition of National Senior Citizens Day,  there is a report out from Tennessee Governor's Task Force on Aging.  This task force focuses on serving the state's senior citizens more efficiently and effectively. More>>

Ex-state museum worker accused of stealing $61K Video included

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A former worker at the Tennessee State Museum stole more than $61,000 in taxpayer money, according to an audit released by the Tennessee Comptroller's office. More>>

Government's weeds invading neighbor's yard Video included

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Dalton residents are upset about kudzu invading their yards. It's growing from government property belonging to the Georgia Department of Transportation. More>>

Dayton Blvd near the US 27 construct will be closed Thursday night

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If your daily commute involves Dayton Boulevard you may want to start thinking of a different route. More>>

Athens storm clean up Video included

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Crews and volunteers worked overtime on Thursday picking up large pieces of metal that ripped from the Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department's roof in Athens, TN.
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Old fashioned transportation has benefits for Russian town Video included

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A small town in Russia is saving money the old fashioned way.  Community services workers are "going green" by going back to four-legged transportation. More>>

Tough Assignment

Sleep & Students Video included

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The lazy days of summer are over, they've given way to packed schedules, homework, and after-school activities, but the toughest of all for most students could be waking up early. More>>

Duplex fire results in no injuries, but displaces three adults Video included

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A duplex fire Thursday morning on Cary Lane in Hixson damaged the structure, but resulted in no injuries because the occupants weren't home.
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Dryer fire displaces 18 people in Chattanooga Video included

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A Thursday morning fire at the Rustic Village North on Sunflower Lane has displaced 18 people due ton the extremely high levels of carbon monoxide lingering after the fire. More>>

Former firefighter arrested for stealing gas

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A former firefighter is arrested for stealing gas.
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5 year old finds marijuana in his shoe, takes it to teacher

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A little boy finds marijuana in his shoe and police say his mother is to blame. More>>

North GA dog survives crash, makes 600 mile journey home Video included

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Bella, a dog who survived a fiery crash, hundreds of miles from her home, but, her truck driver owner did not.  Now she's back home in north Georgia reunited with the family that says Bella is all they need to have closure.
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Two people arrested for evading arrest and helping a felon

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Two people are in custody after a brief slow chase in Hamilton County Wednesday.
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Police cadets explore black, hispanic, gay communities Video included

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The department is grouping the cadets in roughly three groups of eight. One group will study the black community; another will study the Hispanic community; and the final group will study the LGBT community. More>>

Mo'ne Davis signed baseball snags big bid on eBay

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Now, several other baseballs claimed to have been signed by Davis are up for sale on eBay, as well as autographed Sports Illustrated covers. More>>

Supermarket wine petitions at 60 near deadline

About 60 communities have collected enough signatures to place a referendum for supermarket wine sales on the November ballot. More>>

Dalton Police Department investigates stabbing on Underwood Circle

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A stabbing victim from early Thursday morning in Dalton in expected to recover. The Dalton Police Department in investigating the incident that happened on Underwood Circle around 12:20 a.m.
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Straight-line winds, not tornado, caused damage in Philadelphia, TN

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Cleanup continues, and power has been restored to all but six homes in the area. More>>

Woman downloaded child porn to frame estranged husband

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District Attorney Patrick Dougherty says the 43-year-old Woods downloaded 40 images to the family computer, took it to police last August and blamed Matthew Woods for the material More>>

Strong winds hit McMinn County leaving the fire department without a roof Video included

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The fire crews weren't just cleaning up everyone else's yard.  They were cleaning their own too.

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TVA board votes to retire Memphis coal plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority's board has voted to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural-gas facility. More>>

Coonrippy challenges Haslam again (Alexander, too)

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Mark “Coonrippy” Brown who challenged Gov. Bill Haslam in the Aug. 7 Republican gubernatorial primary, has again challenged Haslam and Sen. Lamar, this time to the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. More>>

Heat/humidity through the weekend, slight cooling next week Video included

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Hold on. The heat and humidity are going to continue through the weekend. Today, look for a high of 95 and a heat index near 100. We won't see the same coverage of storms that we saw last night, but with this much heat and humidity in place you never want to completely rule out one or two storms breaking through.
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Dalton's unemployment rate rises to 10.4% in July

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There were 63,800 jobs in Dalton in July, down by 300, or 0.5%, from June. More>>

Caught On Cam: Air Mail? Video included

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Security footage shows a postal carrier tossing a fragile package up onto balcony. More>>

UAW says Volkswagen signups in TN hit 670

A United Auto Workers leader says a new local in Chattanooga has signed up the equivalent of what would have been a winning margin for the union vote at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee. More>>

Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

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Family Dollar Stores Inc. Chairman and CEO Howard Levine said in a statement Thursday that its board and advisers reviewed Dollar General Corp.'s offer and determined it wasn't likely to be completed on the terms proposed. More>>

Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

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Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. More>>

Rapper Gucci Mane sentenced on federal gun charge

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Rapper Gucci Mane has been sentenced to serve three years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge several months ago. More>>

Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. More>>

Report: Pregnant women should avoid all canned tuna

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While fish is often thought of as the perfect protein, ultra-lean, with loads of heart-healthy fats, the rising presence of mercury in some species causes many to limit or even avoid eating all fish.
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The worst baby names of the year: Ransom, Craven and more unfortunate choices

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Way down at the very bottom of the official U.S. Popular Names List are those baby names given to only five children each year.
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Man Dressed Up as Ninja Tries to Kill Uncle With Hammer: Police

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A Montgomery County man accused of attacking his uncle while dressed up as a ninja is behind bars.
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Tree crashes on top of Bradley County home Video included

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Storms caused problems in Bradley County Wednesday. Downed power lines and trees had crews working in the thick of the storms.  More>>

Storms that hit Tennessee Valley cause destruction in East Tennessee Video included

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It took only minutes for a storm in Loudon County to uproot trees, tear down power lines, and rip off roofs.  Power is out for dozens in that area...and class is canceled tomorrow morning at Philadelphia elementary school.
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Chattanooga one of seventeen TN cities to receive "Safe Route to School" Grant

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Chattanooga along with 16 other cities in Tennessee are recipients of a grant totaling 1.8 million dollars to promote Safe Routes to School. 
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5 horses killed in Columbia barn fire

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A barn fire on Wednesday in the 900 block of Old Lewisburg Highway in Columbia killed five Tennessee Walking Horses. More>>

Lightning strike may be to blame for Douglas Dam fire

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A large fire near Douglas Dam may have been caused by lightning striking an oxygen tank and causing an explosion, according to the Sevier County Sheriff's Department. More>>

Rutherford County man added to TBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state's Top Ten Most Wanted list, Edward William Tarras, Jr. of La Vergne, TN.  More>>

Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams

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Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards. More>>

UPDATE: Arrests made in Collegedale Credit Union robbery

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New details in a Collegedale bank robbery.  We now know the suspects in a credit union robbery were all customers of the bank. More>>

Second arrest made in Rossville home invasion

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A second arrest was made in a north Georgia home invasion after word the suspects were driving a champagne colored Ford Crown Victoria. More>>

Storm damages buildings in Philadelphia, Tenn.

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State and local officials are manning a command post as crews are working to clear trees and downed power lines after a storm swept through Philadelphia, Tenn., on Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Police looking for man accused of Cleveland church thefts Video included

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Cleveland Police are looking for a man who's accused of breaking into several churches around the city, taking food, money and electronics.  They say he's hit at least three churches so far. More>>

New program aimed at breaking street "code of silence" Video included

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Chattanooga Police are trying to break what's often referred to as the "code of silence."     


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Ice bucket challenge impacting local ALS patients Video included

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The "ice bucket challenge" is taking the Scenic City and nation by storm. Videos of people dumping ice cold water over their heads are raising awareness and millions of dollars for the ALS Association. More>>

Crime Stoppers: Search Still On for "Da Building" Murderer Video included

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More than a year after a 21-year old was shot and killed outside a Chattanooga night club, police are still looking for answers. We hope the promise of up to $1,000 Crime Stoppers cash will finally get someone to come forward with information.


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Police: UTC Foreign Exchange Student is Robbed and Stabbed at Hixon Pike Bus Stop Video included

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A UTC student stabbed after work is recovering.   And police say the man who came out of some nearby woods, is still out there.   More>>

Power outages in Hamilton County due to storms`

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The storms going through the Tennessee Valley have caused power outages in Hamilton County.
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News of GE Appliance division sale has some Roper workers worried Video included

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Workers at one North Georgia plant are watching and waiting to see what happens if their company is put up for sale. Roper Industries is one of the largest employers in Walker County.  More>>

'Causeway' handing out $50,000 in grants Video included

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One Chattanooga organization is shelling out tens of thousands of dollars to area businesses and individuals. The non-profit 'Causeway' says it wants to serve as the nerve center for taking ideas like community improvement projects and making them a reality.
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