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Jonestown survivor speaks to Chattanoogans about that fateful day Video included

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In November 1978, the world watched in horror members of a cult called "The People's Temple", committed mass suicide at Jonestown, Guyana.  A woman who escaped death, only because she was away from Jonestown on that fateful day, spoke at UTC and the Chattanooga Public Library, Wednesday night.
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2 House Dems pressing inquiry into Tenn. VW vote Video included

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Democrats in Congress have opened an investigation into the union vote at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga. More>>

Friends and classmates hold memorial for "Big Ron" Video included

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Students and faculty members are still grieving the loss of Ron Farrell after he was found unresponsive in his dorm apartment on Friday. It was standing room only in the Benwood Auditorium at UTC Wednesday night as students celebrated his life and they all tell Channel 3 he won't easily be forgotten.
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Hamilton Co. man admits to having sex with foreign exchange student

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The 33-year-old foster father of a 16-year-old exchange student has been charged with having sex with her.
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Update: Services scheduled for 6-year-old Zackery Bryant Video included

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The death of a six-year-old boy continues to weigh heavy on the hearts of a North Georgia community. Zackery Bryant was killed after being struck by his school bus outside Chattanooga Valley Elementary School, early Monday morning. His grandparents say there really are no words to describe what they are going through, only that they miss their youngest grandson very much. More>>

1 month later: VRI shows small successes Video included

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The violence must stop. The killings must stop.  That's been the message for about a month now.  The VRI, aimed at making Chattanooga's streets safer, is also designed to keep the offenders safe, too. More>>

Crime Stoppers: Armed Robbery at Hwy. 58 Family Dollar Video included

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Three robberies, now, in a little more than a week. The Family Dollar, the bank next door, and now a Hardee's down the way have all been hit. Something is going on along this stretch of Highway 58, but tonight, we focus on the first of the crimes; an armed robbery at the Family Dollar.

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UTC's Robert Fisher named national Truman Scholar Video included

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Robert Fisher, a Brock Scholar and Student Government Association President at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has been named a 2014 Truman Scholar by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.
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Skyler Bates' mission to become mobile Video included

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Although he's confined to a wheelchair 10-year-old Skyler Bates' story has inspired many. Born with Cerebral Palsy he's not allowed his disabilities to hold him back. Earlier this year he launched "Skyler's Anti Meth Fight" in honor of his brothers, River and Leeland Bates and to bring awareness to the tragedies of meth and addiction.
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Community on edge as search for triple murder suspect continues Video included

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One week of freedom and counting for a shooter who may look like this sketch.  He could be hiding in plain site after helping kill three men in a Lookout Valley neighborhood last week.
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Parents, Student Athletes & Concussions Video included

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Any youth coach in Tennessee or Georgia who does not make parents sign a concussion form is breaking state law.That goes for all sports, all ages, public or private, as long as the team collects any sort of fee. More>>

Walker County Schools looking at school bus safety protocol Video included

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There are questions left unanswered after 6-year-old Zackery Bryant was hit and killed by his school bus. More>>

Governor signs bill ending forced Annexation and giving Tennesseans right to vote

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A piece of state legislation known as "HB 2371/SB2464" has been signed by Governor Haslam. More>>

UPDATE: Three rescued from balcony in Gatlinburg condo blaze

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Property manager Penny Nicely said a firewall and quick work by the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge fire departments helped contain the flames to half the building. More>>

TN House passes bill to allow electric chair for executions

The House has passed a bill to allow the state to electrocute death row inmates if lethal injection drugs are unavailable. More>>

UPDATE: Suspicious package rendered safe outside Chattanooga Jewish center Video included

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A suspicious package was rendered safe near the Mizpah Congregation on McCalle Avenue. More>>

Bill passes that would help TN felons get jobs

The state legislature has passed a bill that may make it easier for some felons who have turned their lives around to find a job. More>>

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Pinewood Apartment murder Video included

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The victim's girlfriend arrived home mid-morning to find her boyfriend dead in the apartment, with what Chattanooga Police describe as trauma to the head. More>>

Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. More>>

Miley Cyrus still hospitalized, cancels 2nd show

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Cyrus canceled a Tuesday show in Kansas City, MO. Last week, she canceled a stop on her "Bangerz" tour in Charlotte, NC, because she had the flu. More>>

VIRAL VIDEO: ‘World’s toughest job’ applicants get emotional during interviews

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The expressions on the job candidates' faces shows the horrible mix of wanting the job, but not wanting what appears to be the toughest job ever. More>>

Poll: Obamacare helped nearly 10 million Americans get insurance

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It’s the largest poll yet to assess the effects of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, and the findings add to what’s been reported in earlier surveys and the government tally of how many people signed up through the new online exchanges. More>>

Samsung to launch phones with Tizen OS

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Samsung previewed the latest version of its Tizen OS at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. More>>

Auburn cancels classes over alleged threat

Auburn University is canceling classes for Wednesday following what school officials are calling an unsubstantiated threat on campus. More>>

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St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital labs makes a differences in preventing disease Video included

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When St. Jude Children's Research Hospital opened its door more than 50 years ago.  The survival rate for childhood cancer was just 20 percent.

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Senate wants schools to recite TN flag salute

The recitation of a little-known "Salute to the Flag of Tennessee" in the state Senate is often met with confusion with visitors to the upper chamber of the General Assembly. More>>

Panel makes Common Core compromise proposal

A special committee of lawmakers is recommending delaying the testing component for Tennessee's Common Core education standards for one year. More>>

Fake online profile leads to robbery, assault

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A Knoxville man was robbed and assaulted after showing up for what he thought was a date with a girl he met on the internet. More>>

Man sentenced to hard labor for indecent exposure

An eastern Alabama man accused of flashing several women in Phenix City has been sentenced to 30 days of hard labor, but must serve seven years of hard labor if he gets in trouble in the next two years. More>>

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Ex-Chattanooga police officer involved in beating controversy seeks job as SRO

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Federal authorities found no cause for criminal charges against Sean Emmer or Adam Cooley. A Hamilton County grand jury declined to indict them. More>>

TVA revamps vehicle policy following audit

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The assigned vehicle program provides cars to TVA managers and others and pool vehicles for TVA departments. To make their use cost-effective, TVA intends these vehicles to be driven about 13,000 miles per year. More>>

Six TN women charged with filing 800 false tax returns

Federal prosecutors say six women have been charged with filing more than 800 false income tax returns and claiming more than $1.3 million in refunds. More>>

Dana Wilkes expressed fear towards Bigoms days before murder Video included

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On Monday, a sequestered jury found her killer, Tony Bigoms, 54, guilty of first degree murder and abuse of a corpse. Jurors deliberated for five hours before reaching their verdict. More>>

A freezing start to the day, and gradual warming through the weekend Video included

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After a freezing start for many, we will see a slow warming trend over the next few days that will take us into the 80s by the weekend. More>>

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Vocational students strut their skills in competition Video included

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Hundreds of vocational high school students from across Tennessee are in town this week for the annual Skills USA Competition.  Inside the Trade Center these talented young people are putting their skills on display. More>>

Overdose of pain patches results in 2 deaths

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Three are dead in Athens after drug overdoses, however police tell us two of the deaths resulted from using pain patches inappropriately. More>>

Principal Sharon Vaughn leaving Ringgold High after 10 years

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Some familiar faces will be in new places when Catoosa County students return to school this fall.
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Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's... More>>

"Alcohol freedom" and new council chair are voted on at Chattanooga City Council Video included

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Chattanooga City Councilman Chip Henderson will be leading meetings from now on at City Council.
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Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas City show

Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned. More>>

Whitfield County School Board passes 100% tobacco-free policy

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A revision is made to the Whitfield County School district's tobacco policy.
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Man on bond faces more charges after allegedly running over Chattanooga police officer

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A man out on bond faces more charges after allegedly running over a Chattanooga city police bicycle officer.
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Local runner returns to Boston Marathon Video included

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If terrorists thought the Boston Marathon bombing would keep people away, they are wrong. 9,000 more people will run this year's race compared to last year.
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Man charged with burglary and vandalism of a Bradley County church

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A string of burglaries solved after the suspect is caught on camera stealing from, and vandalizing a church. More>>

GA alters state employee health insurance program

The Georgia Department of Community Health has announced changes to the state employee health care system. More>>

TN's override of local bans of guns in parks fails

A bill seeking to do away with city and county governments' power to ban firearms in parks, playgrounds and ball fields has failed for the year. More>>

5 Things to Know about Tax Day

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The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday; if you haven't yet filed there are some important points to consider.
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UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed in Highway 58 crash identified

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The 42 year-old driver of the motorcycle did not survive the crash. His identity is being withheld, pending notification of family. More>>

Traffic stop nets drugs and fugitive

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Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested 26-year-old Margot Lynne Etheridge and 44-year-old Alex Dean Crosby after a traffic stop on April 10 and discovered drugs and a fugitive. More>>

Hamilton County court roundup

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The man arrested earlier this month for starting a fire at the Downtown Chattanooga "dome building" was in court Tuesday morning. Daniel Maier is charged with arson and vandalism.
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Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

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Between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., a flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence will be held at the marathon finish line, to mark the time and place where two bombs exploded on April 15, 2013. More>>

Knoxville attorney Bruce Poston charged with delivering pain pills

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Prominent Knoxville defense attorney Bruce Poston was arrested Tuesday morning by the TBI on charges he delivered hydrocodone pills to an unnamed person. More>>

Man Angry Over Soda Tax Allegedly Pulls Gun

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Nahshon Shelton didn’t want to pay the 22-cent tax on his $1.79 two-liter of Pepsi on Saturday afternoon, Chicago police said. More>>

Tennessee charter schools bill sent to Gov. Bill Haslam

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The State Board of Education will be able to approve charter schools rejected by local school boards under a bill headed to Gov. Bill Haslam. More>>

Firefighters put out early morning porch fire

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The Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a house fire on Kelly's Ferry Road early Tuesday morning just after 7:30.
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Community, pastors support family of kindergartner killed in bus accident Video included

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"Grant wisdom and understanding, Father, for we cry out to you," prayed Pastor Dan Gilchrist outside of Lookout Valley Presbyterian Church. More>>

Caught On Cam: A soldier’s surprise Video included

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A boy is brought to tears when his deployed soldier-father makes surprise appearance at NBA game. More>>

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Fort Oglethorpe to get Walmart Neighborhood Market

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The grocery store, which will include a six-pump gas station, will have customer entrances off Battlefield Parkway and Fant Drive and a delivery entrance off Patterson Avenue. More>>

Police Release Chilling Details on High School Stabbing

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An X-Box, a Nintendo Wii and a Sony Playstation, along with dozens of games and gaming paraphernalia, an iPod, an iPad and three computers were taken from the home of the Pennsylvania high school stabbing suspect, according to an affidavit released Monday. More>>

Low blood sugar tied to 'hangry' fights with spouse

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Scientists asked married couples to secretly stick pins into a voodoo doll representing their spouses, and blast noise in their spouses’ ears. The results appear to show a link between lower blood sugar and marital spats. More>>

Senate approves Haslam's free tuition plan

Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is a step closer to the governor's desk. More>>

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Planners greenlight $100 million downtown Chattanooga waterfront project

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The homes will range from $319,500 to $550,000, depending on size and location, according to the developers. The homeowners will have access to a swimming pool, fitness center and clubhouse. More>>

Hamilton Co. Schools makes counter offer for unpaid money from liquor by the drink taxes

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There are new developments in a battle over unpaid liquor taxes in Hamilton County.  More>>

Grave-Robbing Cannibal Captured, Refuses to Eat Jail Food

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One of two brothers accused of stealing corpses from graveyards and eating human remains was captured after going on the run, police in Pakistan said Tuesday. More>>

Strong beer sales bill headed to governor's desk

A bill to allow stronger beer to be sold in Tennessee supermarkets and convenience stores is headed for Gov. Bill Haslam's desk. More>>

Open gun carry bill defeated in TN House panel

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A bill seeking to allow Tennesseans to openly carry firearms in public without permits has been defeated in a House subcommittee. More>>

Moon-Day! Skywatchers Catch a 'Blood Moon' Eclipse and Mars

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The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years turned the moon into a cosmic red ball early Tuesday —and there's still more to come. More>>

Morning sprinkles, blustery afternoon Video included

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We will warm up a bit this afternoon, but only into the low 50s, so you may need that jacket as you head through the day. More>>

Officials: 5 bears killed after attack on woman

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A Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission representative said the victim was attacked by one bear, but other bears were present when she was injured. More>>

Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. More>>

Police: Man arrested after throwing child out of car

The man accused of throwing a child out of his car has been in trouble with the law before. More>>

Grundy County HS has something to cheer about Video included

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What an exciting weekend for the Grundy County High School cheerleaders, who returned to school Monday as Southeast Regional Champions.
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Bigoms' sentenced; Wilkes family relieved

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The family tells Channel 3 it was hard knowing Bigoms' past and knowing the jury knew nothing of it. However, they say they believe Dana's light shined through and revealed the truth of what really happened. More>>

Bradley Co. deputy forced to shoot aggressive dog

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A Bradley County Sheriff's deputy says he was forced to shoot a dog, after the animal became aggressive. More>>

Fannin Co. judge killed by drunk driver

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One person is dead and another is in the hospital following a traffic accident Sunday afternoon. More>>

New signal to be installed on Highway 58 at Hunter Road and other road construction

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A new left turn signal will be installed on Highway 58 southbound near Hunter Road.
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1 killed in collision with school bus; no students injured

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A man was killed after a collision with a Coffee County school bus Monday afternoon. More>>

Kansas shooting suspect had no record of violence Video included

Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism. More>>

UPDATE: Tony Bigoms found guilty of first degree murder Video included

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Bigons' defense team chose to not call any witnesses as testimony wound down Saturday. More>>

Fire investigators investigate weekend explosion Video included

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It was far from a peaceful and relaxing weekend for homeowners on Wilson and Bluff Ave on Signal Mountain.
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UPDATE: Fire on Hoyt Street estimated at $26K

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Chattanooga firefighters responded to a house fire at 3505 Hoyt Street around 2:30 Monday afternoon.
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Chattanooga Times Free Press a Pulitzer finalist

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The Pulitzer in local reporting was awarded to the Tampa Bay Times for an investigation into the squalid conditions in housing for the city’s homeless population. More>>

ALDI brings new jobs to Chattanooga area

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ALDI is bringing additional new jobs to the Chattanooga area, by hosting two more hiring events for its local stores. More>>

UPDATE: Community mourns six year-old child fatally struck by bus Video included

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The Georgia State Patrol said that the accident was witnessed by several nearby students. More>>

Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian of... More>>

Cat survives being shot in head with arrow

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A cat in Middle Tennessee has survived being shot in the head by a hunting arrow. More>>

Wi-Fi in the Sky Is Taking Off

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 With satellite-based Wi-Fi, Internet speeds on jetliners are getting lightning fast. And airlines are finding that travelers expect connections in the air to rival those on the ground — and at lower cost. More>>

Uncle Sam Taking a Bigger Tax Bite Out of the 1%

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For most Americans, the tax increases passed in January 2013 look like ancient history. But for the wealthy, the bill for those changes is now coming due. More>>

Deal signs law extended tax-free shopping holidays

Georgians can count on at least two more years of tax-free shopping holidays for school items and energy-efficient appliances. More>>

Cheer on the Grundy County HS Cheer Squad!

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The squad qualified earlier in Atlanta, and won a first place bid to compete in the southeast U.S. regional competition in Pensacola.
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Last-minute tax help still available

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IRS-certified volunteers will provide free tax preparation and e-filing to those whose household income was below $52,000 in 2013 or who file a simple tax return. More>>

TN Temple waits for decision, planning commission to take up Tyner site plan

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There was talk last year about Tennessee Temple University moving to Tyner's Woodland Park Baptist Church as early as this fall. More>>

Pay for Play: What's a Student Athlete Worth?

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With the attempt to unionize football players at Northwestern University, and antitrust lawsuits being fought against the governing board of college athletics—the NCAA—experts say the day when student athletes are classified as workers and get paid may not be far off. More>>

Georgia voter registration deadline looming

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding voters April 21 is the deadline to register for the May 20 primary. More>>

Athens Police need help recovering stolen four wheelers

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Athens Police need the public's help in finding two stolen four wheelers.
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TN Lawmakers look to wrap up session this week

State lawmakers are hoping to wrap up the 108th General Assembly as early as Tuesday. More>>

Multiple vehicle crash in Bradley county sends five to hospitals

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The accident took place Sunday afternoon in the 8400 block of Frontage Road when two motorcycles collided with a car. More>>

One dies in Dalton industrial accident

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One person has died after an industrial accident in Dalton Saturday. More>>

Apparent cost to implement TN gun carry bill puts measure in doubt

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At the time the bill passed the Senate last week, the standing fiscal note — the second issued on the bill — said costs to the state were “not significant.” More>>

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UT policy would restrict street preachers, others who want to speak on campus

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Currently, unaffiliated people wishing to exercise free speech on campus simply notify the university of their desired location on campus, and the two sides arrange a time for their visit. More>>

3 TN cities make "America's least healthy cities" list

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The state of Tennessee is popping up several times on a list of our country's ten least healthy cities, according to a new report from 24/7 Wall Street and USA TODAY.
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Utah woman accused in death of her six infants

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Police said they found seven dead infants in the Utah home where she had lived up until three years ago before moving to another Utah town. More>>

Showers and storms today, and freezing Tueday night Video included

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Showers and storms today.  Freezing Tuesday night.
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Suspect sketch released in Lookout Valley triple homicide

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The suspect is described as a white man, 6 feet tall, weighing between 220 and 230 pounds.  His hair is black and he has a full beard. More>>

Local child actress appears on popular tv show Video included

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Loren Floyd is a vibrant 10-year-old who loves to be a little dramatic on stage. She's been in theatre since she was young and tonight she is getting the chance of a lifetime to see herself in her first role on television.
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Lawmakers discuss Common Core compromise proposal

Legislative leaders are considering a one-year delay in the testing component for Tennessee's Common Core education standards. More>>

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Value of Medicare data release debated

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It’s always been hard to shop around for a doctor. Outside of word-of-mouth and personal experience, it’s nearly impossible to compare medical service providers on the type of care they provide, much less the cost. More>>

Gov. Deal signs prisoner re-entry bill into law

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law intended to reduce recidivism and help prisoners successfully re-enter society. More>>

UPDATE: Authorities investigating human skull found Video included

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Chattanooga Police confirmed to Channel 3 that a human skull was found Saturday at a home on Oak Place. More>>

Doctor gets prison for waterboarding child

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A judge sentenced a former pediatrician to at least three years in prison for convictions in the waterboarding of his 11-year-old stepdaughter.
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Tennessee preacher charged with child rape

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A Middle Tennessee pastor has been charged with child rape in Sumner County. Gallatin police arrested the suspect, Randy Giulliani, on Friday.
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Judge orders man to admit he's a bully

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A South Euclid man will soon let everyone know that he's a bully.A judge had ordered him to stand on a street corner this weekend holding a sign that says he picks on disabled children. More>>

Beef prices reach highest level since 1987

The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners - and relief isn't likely anytime soon. More>>

Months ago Lepard received a hero's welcome for his green streetlights; today his project has stalled

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Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann held the red ribbon tight so Don Lepard could make a clean cut with an unwieldy pair of extra-large scissors. More>>

Construction moving on veterans' nursing home

Clarksville's long effort to get a skilled nursing home for veterans is getting closer to reality, as construction takes shape on a site that will be the newest facility in the Tennessee State Veterans' Home network. More>>

Ga. ports on track to smash cargo records in 2014

The Georgia Ports Authority's chief executive says the seaports in Savannah and Brunswick are on track to finish the 2014 fiscal year with record cargo volumes. More>>

UPDATE: Minute by minute: The murder trial of Tony Bigoms

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Bigoms was charged in the grisly death and mutilation of Dana Wilkes in 2012. She was first reported as missing around November 10, 2012. Wilkes' decapitated and mutilated body was found near a waterway in Chattanooga. More>>

Donor gives $2.2 million for park centers

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has received one of its largest cash donations ever, a $2.2 million gift from an anonymous donor. More>>

Hamilton Co. schools sue city for back taxes

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With talks stalled and a potential change in state law threatening the mounting tab owed to the Hamilton County school system over past-due liquor taxes, school officials filed a lawsuit against Chattanooga on Friday as a safeguard. More>>

UPDATE: One dead in fatal crash in Sale Creek

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Last night's storms may have been a factor in a fatal, single vehicle crash in Sale Creek.Just before midnight on Dayton Pike and Highway 27, near the Patterson Road intersection. More>>

UPDATE: UTC students gather to mourn loss of student Video included

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Students gathered at the UTC campus Saturday morning to share stories and offer each other a shoulder to cry on after learning about the death of Ronald Farrell Jr. More>>

Birth certificate names both Knoxville women as baby's parents

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A a Knoxville baby has made history in Tennessee as the first to have a woman listed as the "father" on her birth certificate. More>>

Westbrook Family Speaks Video included

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"There's really no way to make amends for death of any kind. but uh, its' still raw even after all these months." More>>

'Heartbleed' Bug Coder: 'It was a simple programming error'

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The coder responsible for the "Heartbleed" bug has expressed regret over the damage caused, but points out that the error itself was "quite trivial. More>>

Bus Crash Investigator: Tracker On Fedex Truck Likely Destroyed

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Tracking technology on board the FedEx truck involved in the deadly Northern California college tour bus crash was “probably destroyed” in the fire, one of the investigators said Saturday. More>>

Born on the Run: Baby cleared of murder charges

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A court in Pakistan has withdrawn charges of attempted murder against a 9-month-old boy, it was reported Saturday, the latest development in a case that provoked widespread ridicule. More>>

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TN business man committed to buying Hardwick Clothes, despite lower breakup fees

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Allan Jones said today he will continue his efforts to buy the assets of the bankrupt Hardwick Clothes Inc., even though a federal court ruled Thursday that he can recover only about a third of what he expects to spend arranging the purchase in the event the assets are sold to another party. More>>

8 Tenn. counties will received disaster relief

Gov. Bill Haslam's office announced on Friday that the federal government will provide financial assistance to eight Tennessee counties that were declared a disaster because of severe winter weather last month. More>>

NC farmers lead country on legal foreign workers

As efforts to change U.S. immigration laws stall, North Carolina farmers are proving adept at legally bringing in thousands of temporary workers into the country. More>>

Adventure tourism touted for Marion County

Officials in southern Tennessee are seeking an adventure tourism designation for 500 acres of land near Chattanooga. More>>

Dreams dashed in fatal college tour bus crash

It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to college, journeying from the concrete sprawl of Los Angeles to a remote redwood campus 650... More>>

UPDATE: Glenwood shooting victim identified Video included

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A crime scene perimeter has been set up as investigators begin the work of gathering information and evidence at the scene. More>>

TN Legislature OKs change in statute of limitations for rape Video included

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Legislators in the Tennessee House have unanimously passed a bill eliminating the statute of limitations on rape cases filed within three years of the crime. More>>

First photos of Zoo Miami's newest lion cubs

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Zoo Miami’s latest litter of lion cubs has been in seclusion with their mother since their birth on March 6th. The majority of visual opportunities with these cubs have been through a closed circuit camera that allows the staff to observe the mother and cubs without disturbing them. Just recently, zoo staff was able to temporarily separate the mother from her cubs to enable a closer examination. Senior Carnivore Keeper Ivy Brower was able to capture some wonderful images of the newest cubs wh... More>>

Ga teacher: Marijuana in home was medicine

An Athens middle school teacher facing drug charges says he was growing marijuana in his home for medicinal purposes. More>>

Soaring OJ Prices Putting The Squeeze on Your Pocketbook

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Freshly squeezed? You're going to pay more for that glass of breakfast OJ.Orange juice prices have hit two-year highs because the crop in Florida has been hit hard, not only by an unusually cold winter, but also a fruit disease that has stunted orange growth and reduced the amount of juice the Sunshine State squeezes from its signature fruit. This year’s crop is approaching the fruit’s lowest harvest in 24 years. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast the 2013-2014 oran... More>>

Rising Demand Pushes Gas Prices Up 5 Cents a Gallon

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The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States rose nearly 5 cents over the past two weeks, mainly because of an increase in demand, according to a survey. More>>

New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare'

Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political. More>>

UPDATE: Charges officially dropped in road rage case Video included

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The case against an accused road rage shooter has officially been dismissed. More>>

New veteran's clinic opens in McMinn County Video included

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Local veterans that fought in Korean War and Vietnam also fought for a nearby outreach clinic to open up in McMinn County on Decatur Pike.
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Triple murder victims' families mourn loss Video included

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We're learning more about the four victims who were gunned down outside of a Lookout Valley home Wednesday night.
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High school bookkeeper arrested in theft of $35,000

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The TBI says the investigation revealed school collections totaling at least $35,332 were misappropriated by the 49-year-old Whitwell woman, who resigned from the position in 2010. More>>

BlackBerry CEO: Reports of Our Phones' Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

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No, BlackBerry isn't planning to exit the phone business, despite reports this week. More>>

4 places you should not swipe your debit card

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Breaking news such as the massive data breach at Experian or Target now seems common.
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Minute by minute: The murder trial of Tony Bigoms Video included

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Hunters discovered the grisly remains of Dana Wilkes near the South Chickamauga Creek in late 2012.
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Without a Tweet: Nearly Half of Twitter is Silent, Report Says

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By the numbers, Twitter is huge, boasting 241 million monthly active users across the globe. But how many of those people are actually tweeting? More>>

Amazon to start offering public tours of Chattanooga facility

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Amazon plans to open up its massive Chattanooga distribution center for public tours starting in May. More>>

Early Bird Deadline Today for 2014 Dream Home Tickets

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More than 3,000 have already been sold.  Get your ticket by midnight, Friday, April 11 to be eligible for the early bird prize - a luxurious getaway to Orlando, Florida valued at $2,500 courtesy of Quinn's Vacation Homes. More>>

UPDATE: Suspect in triple murder arrested, victims named Video included

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Officials say the shooter is 19-year-old Derek Morse. Morse was arrested Thursday morning on attempted criminal homicide. More>>

Accused Lookout Valley killer has court date set

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Derek Morse, 19, was arrested and charged Thursday morning with 3 counts of Criminal Homicide and one count of Attempted Criminal Homicide. His preliminary date in Hamilton County Court is set for May 8. More>>

TN Open gun carry sponsor moves for full House vote

The House sponsor of a bill seeking to remove permit requirements to carry guns openly in Tennessee wants to bypass committees and hold a full floor vote on the measure. More>>

Kelly's Ferry Triple Slaying 26 Years After Signal Mountain's ATV Murders Video included

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Triple homicide investigations in Hamilton County are a rarity. The last such case was in July 1988, and the notorious Signal Mountain ATV murders, when Sheriff Jim Hammond was then Chief Deputy. More>>

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Chattanooga-based CBL plans to sell 21 shopping centers

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CBL owns, holds interests in or manages 150 properties, including 91 regional malls and open-air centers. More>>

One week left to eat a Subway ‘yoga mat' sandwich

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Subway says they will completely phase out the azodicarbonamide from its bread by next week, an ingredient that drew a storm of criticism after a food activist launched a petition pointing out that the chemical is also used in yoga mats. More>>

Facebook promises less junk in your news feed

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This comes on the heels of Wednesday's announcement that Facebook will be filled with less ads — although the ones that do show up will be bigger. More>>

Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention audience. More>>

Bradley County EMS gets new CPR tool

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Once in place, the Lucas device takes care of the necessary chest compressions, but allows paramedics to focus on other tasks for the patient. More>>

Lake Winnie opens season Saturday

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The park’s water feature, Soak Ya Water Park, opens Memorial Day weekend for the second season. More>>

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Chicken Salad Chick, Happy Cakes, Destination XL plan new outlets near Hamilton Place

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Chicken Salad Chick will open a second Chattanooga location at Gunbarrel Pointe between Moe's Southwestern Grill and New Balance. The 2,500 square foot restaurant will employ between 25 and 40 associates and is planning a July opening. More>>

Georgia's share of NFL stadium costs could grow

Georgia officials are preparing to spend more than $30 million to buy land and build parking for the new stadium that would be home to the Atlanta Falcons. More>>

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Unseasonably warm weekend, with lots of pollen

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A scratchy throat or a watery eye will hopefully be the only downer for you this weekend.  Otherwise, the weather will be near perfect. More>>

UPDATE: No life jackets in deadly boating accident Video included

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TWRA spokesperson has confirmed to Channel 3 a water accident on Watts Bar Lake near the Hornsby Hollow Campground.
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New Program For Early Stage Alzheimer's Video included

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A diagnosis of Alzheimer's is life changing, leaving both the patient and caregiver confused and often overwhelmed.
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One buffet offers a batch of things to fix, but a clean dog is a good dog

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The inspectors at the Hamilton County Health Department had a very good week reporting no failing grades among the 21 restaurants inspected. More>>

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Families testify at Hays State Prison hearing

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At the first legislative hearing to tackle the spike in violence in Georgia prisons, two state senators called on corrections officials to answer for how prisoners in many cases were able to predict their own deaths.
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EPB warns customers of new scam targeting Hispanics

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EPB wants to caution the Hispanic community about a utility scam that specifically targets them. More>>

GA studying public-private foster care partnership

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says a study will explore the possibility of launching public-private partnerships for the state's foster care system. More>>

Next Week, You, Too, Can Buy Google Glass

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Get your credit card ready. On Tuesday, April 15, after the pain of filing your taxes has subsided, you'll be able to buy Google Glass — for a limited time. More>>

Kathleen Sebelius Resigning as Health Secretary

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Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, U.S. officials told NBC News on Thursday.
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UPDATE: Graphic testimony marks second day of Bigoms' murder trial Video included

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Bigoms was charged in the grisly death and mutilation of Wilkes in 2012. She was first reported as missing around November 10, 2012. Her decapitated and mutilated body was found near a waterway in Chattanooga. More>>

Signal Mountain police say salaries a factor in officer turnover

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The Town of Signal Mountain has a problem. Although the police department for the Tennessee town of about 8,000 is authorized to have 16 officers, over the past couple of years it's had a staffing shortage, town manager Boyd Veal said.
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GM Adds Part to Recall, Says Key Can Be Removed While Running

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General Motors said Thursday it is adding ignition lock cylinders to its existing recall of more than 2 million older model cars in the U.S. because the ignition key can be removed while the engine is running, leading to a possible rollaway or crash. More>>

Georgia governor backs medical marijuana trials

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state and Georgia Regents University will work to help children with seizure disorders get access to a form of medical marijuana. More>>

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Second teen in Marion cyclist assault case gets probation, community service

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The boys were charged in a Jan. 11 encounter with the cyclist, Swanson, in which they blew an air horn as they drove past him in their truck then blasted the man with pepper spray when they returned in another vehicle later the same day. More>>

Dalton high school filmmaker scores big in statewide competition

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The competition, sponsored by the Governor's Office for Children and Families, was in the form of 30-second video entries from Georgia students ages 12-18. More>>

TN Senate OKs House version of 'In God We Trust' bill

The Senate has voted to overrule the sponsor of a bill that originally sought to require the phrase "In God We Trust" to be painted behind the speaker's podiums in the state Capitol. More>>

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GA woman accidentally hires scam artist to kill her husband, police say

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Mostiller is charged with one count of criminal solicitation to commit murder, which is punishable by one to five years in prison. More>>

Police: Man gets stuck in door after trying to break into bar Video included

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Police say a man tried to break into a karaoke bar in downtown Nashville overnight but was caught when his leg got stuck in the front door. More>>

UAW subpoenas Gov. Bill Haslam, Sen. Bob Corker in Chattanooga VW plant hearing

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Also among those on the subpoena list are Ron Harr, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s chief executive and Tim Spires, who heads the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association. More>>

Possible 5th underwater signal heard in jet search

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If confirmed, the signal would further narrow the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished on March 8 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people aboard. More>>

UT Extension seeking children for 4-H summer camps

Tennessee 4-H camps Columbia, Crossville and Greeneville are looking for children to participate in this summer's programs. More>>

Teen suspected in PA stabbing spree to be charged as adult

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The Murrysville, PA teen allegedly stabbed or slashed 20 fellow students and a security guard at Franklin Regional Senior High School on Wednesday morning minutes before the school's opening bell. More>>

Whitwell High, Jasper Elementary principals to be re-assigned

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Superintendent Dr. Mark Griffith said, "The moves are what I feel we needed to do to move the school district forward."  More>>

Jar of French mountain air fetches $860 in China

Beijing artist Liang Kegang poses with the jar of fresh air collected in Provence, France, in an art gallery in Beijing, China. The jar of air has fetched $860. AP photo Beijing artist Liang Kegang poses with the jar of fresh air collected in Provence, France, in an art gallery in Beijing, China. The jar of air has fetched $860. AP photo
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China's senior leaders have pledged to clean the country's air, partly in response to a citizenry increasingly vocal about environmental issues. More>>

TN Lawmakers to vote on state's $32.4B spending plan

Tennessee lawmakers are poised to vote on a $32.4 billion spending plan for the budget year beginning in July. More>>

Investigators: Woman huffing gas causes apartment fire

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A Chattanooga woman was arrested in connection with a fire on March 29 at Mountain Brook Apartments. More>>

Warm, pleasant through the weekend, rain coming Monday

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This afternoon, we will soar above that with sunny skies and a high of 75.  We may be a little breezy this afternoon with 10-15 mph winds from the south. More>>

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Modernized McDonald's opens today in East Ridge, called biggest in area

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The new McDonald’s will employ about 100 crew members and 15 managers, many of them hired over the last few weeks. More>>

Senate authorizes electric chair for executions

The Tennessee Senate has voted to allow the state to electrocute death row inmates if lethal injection drugs cannot be obtained. More>>

Day One: Bigoms' murder trial Video included

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Bigoms was charged in the grisly death and mutilation of Dana Wilkes in 2012. More>>

Crime Stoppers: Tractor Stolen from Farm Video included

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Taken from a farm in Catoosa County was a $35,000 John Deere tractor. Sheriff Gary Sisk explains how the bad guys may have pulled it off.

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Local schools react to PA student stabbings Video included

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Nearly every school district in the Tennessee Valley spent the last year improving on security following the Sandy Hook tragedy. More>>

Mixed reactions to proposed open carry gun law in Tennessee Video included

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The proposed law would do away with the requirement that gun owners go through a background check and training, to obtain a permit to carry a handgun in public. Gun owners would only have to get a permit if they plan to conceal their weapons. More>>

Yale to Student: Gain weight or leave school

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The ordeal of an underweight Yale University student who stuffed herself with chips, ice cream and cookies to avoid being forced out of school reveals the perils of relying on a simple BMI test to diagnose a complex problem. More>>

Tyner principal to retire, other changes for Hamilton schools

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Several Hamilton County schools will have new faces in the principal's office this fall, as the annual shuffle begins.
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Department of Labor hosting income equality forum

The U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau is planning to host a forum in Atlanta later this week. More>>

Bank Robber Escapes, Nearby Businesses on Edge Video included

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Chattanooga Police and the FBI are searching for the city's latest bank robbery suspect, "it's a white male, approximately five foot six to five foot seven, middle aged, probably between 40's, 50's," says CPD's Public Information Officer Timothy McFarland.
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Pistorius refuses to look at photo of dead lover

A shaken Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a gruesome photo of his slain girlfriend's bloodied head on Wednesday, telling a prosecutor through tears, "I don't have to look at a picture. I was there." More>>

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