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Reese Witherspoon, Keith Urban on board for cancer telethon

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Reese Witherspoon and Keith Urban are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon on Sept. 7. More>>

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, dies at age 76

Aretha Franklin died on Thursday at her home in Detroit. She was 76 years old. AP photo Aretha Franklin died on Thursday at her home in Detroit. She was 76 years old. AP photo
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Franklin was born March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee. More>>

UPDATE: Passengers quarantined on plane at Nashville airport

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he is quarantined on a plane at the Nashville International Airport. More>>

Police look into video of man spanking hippo at LA Zoo

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Police are investigating after a video shows a man spanking a hippopotamus at the Los Angeles Zoo. More>>

Baby's stroke a reminder why the chickenpox vaccine is so important

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The 11-month-old boy suffered weakness after catching the infection from unvaccinated older siblings. More>>

Something borrowed: Georgia planner nabs wedding grifter

A Georgia wedding planner came in handy for one couple who nearly had more than $2,000 stolen from their reception.

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Dog rescue ranch gives pets and humans a second chance Video included

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"Clear the Shelters" is just around the corner. It's an annual event to help shelter pets find a forever home. More>>

6 year old secretly orders hundreds of dollars in toys from Amazon Video included

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A savvy six-year-old delivers a big surprise to her parents.
Katelyn Lunt loves playing with Barbie dolls, but her favorite new friend is a magical pal named Amazon.
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US newspapers to Trump: We’re not enemies of the people

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Newspaper editorial boards overwhelmingly opposed Trump’s election in 2016. More>>

Hot and humid today, with showers and storms this weekend Video included

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Now THIS is August weather. The humidity is back. More>>

Weed-killing chemical found in many cereals, oat products, report says

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Glyphosate, the active chemical ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer, was found in a majority of the 45 conventionally grown oat products tested. More>>

Person hit by a train in McMinn County

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A person has been hit by a train in Calhoun, TN. More>>

'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution argues Video included

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Closing arguments set in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial after defense decides not to call any witnesses. More>>

Polk County church services continue after morning fire Video included

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With lifted hands, Mercy Tabernacle Church members gathered for another Wednesday night service.

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GBI, Bartow Co. Sheriff's Office seeking identity of body found in landfill

Photo provided by the GBI. Photo provided by the GBI.
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The GBI says the woman found is 18 to 35 years old. She is white with reddish-brown hair and is 5’2” to 5’6” tall. More>>

Paddlers notice uptick in litter along Chattanooga Creek Video included

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From Broad Street to Market Street this Saturday, Chattanooga Paddlers, Wild Trails, and L2 Outside are teaming up to clean up Chattanooga Creek. More>>

UPDATE: Crane falls onto condo in Hixson, E. Boy Scout Road reopened Video included

Photo courtesy of the Chattanooga Fire Department. Photo courtesy of the Chattanooga Fire Department.
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Chattanooga Fire Department spokesman Bruce Garner says the crane was being used by Big Woody's Tree Service when it fell over.

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Aerosmith to launch residency in Las Vegas next year

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Aerosmith is the latest act to head to Las Vegas to launch a residency. More>>

New ordinance aims at revitalizing downtown Rossville Video included

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The new ordinance not only puts forth guidelines on what businesses can move into the area, but also how they look. More>>

Crime Stoppers: Car burglary, thief buys diapers and more Video included

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Some pretty good pictures, this week, of a suspect who police say broke into a car, then used the credit cards he found inside the vehicle. Your tip can stop his spree and get you reward cash in the process. More>>

Brainerd HS boys basketball team off of probation after mid-game brawl Video included

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The TSSAA Board of Control lifted the original two-year restrictive probation placed on Brainerd High School and Knoxville’s Austin-East seven months after the two teams were involved in a mid-game brawl. More>>

Mother's warning after toddler temporarily paralyzed from tick bite Video included

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Cayla Bailey said her daughter Natalie Bailey, 2, woke up Sunday and couldn't stand.

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UPDATE: GSP seeking suspect wanted for hit and run in Walker County Video included

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The GSP says a woman was jogging with her dog when a small truck crossed the centerline and hit both of them near the shoulder of the road.

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What the Tech? Google is tracking you Video included

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he Associated Press reports computer science researchers at Princeton discovered and confirmed the findings after the AP conducted tests using several iPhones. More>>

Former Tennessee AD Hart to remain as advisor to ECU sports for 3 more months

UT's Dave Hart. Knoxville News Sentinel photo UT's Dave Hart. Knoxville News Sentinel photo

East Carolina says former Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will remain with the school for an extra three months.

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UPDATE: 45 cases of illness linked to well water used at local restaurant Video included

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The Hamilton County Health Department says River Drifters is the only restaurant it inspects that operates on well water. Because of its location, it's not connected to the main water system. So, well water had to be used.

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Fake money 'rampant' across Middle Tennessee

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One major problem: the bills look legitimate. More>>

UPDATE: Fire destroys Polk County church; may have been deliberately set Video included

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Firefighters in Polk County are on the scene of a large structure fire on Clemmer Ferry Road involving three building. More>>

Search ongoing for 5 armed suspects after series of robberies

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Investigators believe the suspects may be in a stolen car, possibly a silver four-door Toyota.

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UPDATE: Teen who pushed friend off bridge speaks out as prosecutors consider charges

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Taylor Smith, 18, tells NBC News she has apologized and 'feels really bad' for pushing friend Jordan Holgerson off a 60-foot span over a river in Washington state earlier this month.

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Animal shelter accused of freezing kittens to death

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Authorities in southern Indiana are investigating allegations that an animal shelter has been freezing kittens to death as an alternative to accepted forms of euthanasia. More>>

After shocking Catholic abuse report, the law can do little — for now

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Many victims 'ran out of time to sue before they even knew they had a case,' the Pennsylvania grand jury said. More>>

UPDATE: All gates now open at Fort Campbell

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Fort Campbell was put on lockdown Tuesday evening after a suspicious vehicle entered the base without stopping to check in with security. More>>

While probing 538 records exemptions, Tennessee added more

A state review has found that while Tennessee lawmakers began reviewing 500-plus public records exemptions this year, they approved more exclusions.

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App created by Nashville woman rewards you for staying off your phone Video included

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A timer racks up points for every minute you spend off your phone in places like restaurants, concert venues or movie theaters. You can win a gift card after you accrue enough points.

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Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin at Elton John AIDS Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala on Nov. 7, 2017 in New York. AP photo Aretha Franklin at Elton John AIDS Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala on Nov. 7, 2017 in New York. AP photo
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The special vigil at New Bethel Baptist Church began before dawn Wednesday. More>>

Federal officials unveil impaired driving awareness campaign

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On Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed the campaign that will run national television, radio and digital ads through Labor Day weekend. More>>

Squirrel Hunting Season Begins in Georgia

Georgia hunters can begin pursuing both gray and fox squirrels starting Wednesday. More>>

UPDATE: Shooting on Mowbray Mountain ruled a homicide Video included

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Deputies found 69-year-old Roger Kelley deceased Sunday on Hotwater Road.

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Sun Country Airlines bringing 6 new nonstop flights to Nashville airport

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The new seasonal routes will go to Fort Myers, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando, Tampa and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

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Hot and dry today

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We will see a few more clouds today and tomorrow with highs in the low 90s. More>>

Driver hits Walker County patrol car during deer crash investigation

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The GPS says the deputy was responding a to crash involving a deer when his patrol car was hit by a driver passing by.

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Bradley Co. teen honored for saving two small children and woman from drowning Video included

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Taylor Swallows was one of two lifeguards working a private party of 25 to 30 people. She says everything was going smooth until a storm appeared that evening. More>>

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