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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>>

AP Newsbreak: 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76 Video included

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Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76. 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>>

Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39 Video included

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Rescue and recovery efforts continued through the night into the morning in Italy following the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa, while authorities raised the death toll to 35 with three missing. 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

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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>>

Police investigating shots fired call in Cleveland

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Police spokesperson Sgt. Evie West says after the shots were fired, several people started fleeing the scene. 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>>

Endangered Child Alert issued for Middle TN 12-year-old

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Briella was last seen in Smithville, Tennessee on August 8.

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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>>

The Latest: Italy authorities raise bridge death toll to 26 Video included

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The Latest: Italian authorities say that about 10 vehicles were involved when a raised highway collapsed during a sudden and violent storm in the northern port city of Genoa. 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>>

Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson to join Bruno Mars on tour

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Mars announced Tuesday that Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson, Ciara and "Boo'd Up" singer Ella Mai will perform during his upcoming fall concerts on his 24K Magic World Tour. More>>

Sarah Sanders says she 'can't guarantee' there's no tape of Trump using the N-word

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The White House press secretary said Tuesday she's never heard him say the word, though she acknowledged that she had never asked him the question directly.

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Jimmy Carter backs Democrat in Georgia governor's race

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Former President Jimmy Carter joins Barack Obama in backing Democrat Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor; President Donald Trump endorsed Republican Brian Kemp. More>>

UPDATE: Endangered Child Alert canceled after missing TN baby found safe

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The TBI says 11-month-old Mason Nicholson was found safe. More>>

UPDATE: Local candidate for U.S. Congress convicted of DUI sentenced to 6 months in jail Video included

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Steven Lamar Foster was sentenced to six months in jail for a DUI conviction.

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Blue light setting the stage for more eye problems for Generation Z Video included

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Uptown Vision in Chattanooga tells Channel 3, why preventative care is so important, especially for children who could be at risk of cataracts later in life. 

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UPDATE: Radio host Jeff Styles talks about road rage incident Video included

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WGOW radio host Jeff Styles said he was stalked, terrorized, and shot while acting in self-defense. He's now creating podcasts to explain his side of the story.

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New Chattanooga city attorney, chief legal officer to be appointed

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Phil Noblett will be made the new Chattanooga city attorney and chief legal officer later this month, according to a press release. More>>

Howard High School baseball program honored at Braves game Video included

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The Howard Tigers thought they were traveling to Atlanta for a tour of Sun Trust Park, but they had no idea they would get the VIP treatment. More>>

Motion filed claiming Waffle House shooter not competent to stand trial Video included

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A motion was filed on Tuesday asking for a hearing to determine whether the man accused of killing four people at the Waffle House on Murfreesboro Pike in Antioch is mentally competent to stand trial.

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RIDE ALONG: Dalton Police enforce hands-free driving Video included

Photo by Channel 3's Caitlyn Chastain. Photo by Channel 3's Caitlyn Chastain.
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In the past two weeks Dalton Police have issued more than 30 tickets to drivers in their phones.
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Over 300 'predator priests' in Pennsylvania accused of abuse in grand jury report

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A scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report released Tuesday reveals decades of child abuse allegations against more than 300 accused 'predator priests.' More>>

The Latest: UK police say properties raided after car crash

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The Latest: London's Metropolitan Police say no one is in a life-threatening condition following a car crash outside the Houses of Parliament. More>>

State Supreme Court fast-tracks lethal injection challenge

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The Supreme Court took control of the challenge Monday from the Court of Appeals and scheduled oral arguments on Oct. 3. The next scheduled execution is Oct. 11. More>>

Omarosa: Trump used 'derogatory' term for Puerto Ricans; Kelly fought hurricane aid

President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, tour areas damaged by Hurricane Maria in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 3, 2017. Photo by Jonathan Ernst / Reuters file President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, tour areas damaged by Hurricane Maria in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 3, 2017. Photo by Jonathan Ernst / Reuters file
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"His total lack of empathy is bad enough, but I believe many of the problems and delays with getting aid ... were partly political," she says in "Unhinged."

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Southwest Airlines tightens rules on emotional support animals

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Southwest will limit emotional support animals to one per traveler, and the policies take effect Sept. 17. More>>

Knoxville shop selling 'MAKE UT FOOTBALL GREAT AGAIN' hats

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The hat, which is Tennessee orange, looks like President Donald Trump's campaign hat except it says "MAKE UT FOOTBALL GREAT AGAIN." More>>

Huntsville company signs extension: $522M Army contract for inflatable antennas

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GATR Technologies Inc. of Huntsville first won the contract in 2013.

 
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CHI Memorial ranked 2nd best hospital in Tennessee by US News & World Report

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The top three hospitals in the state include Vanderbilt, CHI Memorial and UT Medical Center. More>>

What the Tech? Amazon's Alexa protecting homes from burglars Video included

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That's right. Alexa can provide just enough security to scare would-be burglars from entering an empty home.

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Nashville lists Social Security numbers in some public records

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A Tennessee city has published confidential information including Social Security numbers in some publicly available court records.
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Three EKG machines donated to Walker Co Schools

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Three EKG machines were donated for Walker Co. students in healthcare science classes to use as part of the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) program.. More>>

Delta hiring more than 1,000 flight attendants

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Delta is looking to hire 1,000 flight attendants for 2019. More>>

UPDATE: Victim & suspect identified in Cherokee County murder, suicide Video included

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Deputies responded to a home on Twin Pond Road just after 8:15 p.m. on a report that a woman had possibly been shot.

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Food City to close Brainerd Road store in September

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Food City store employees will be offered positions at other locations in the area when the Brainerd Road store closes. More>>

UPDATE: Walker Co. Sheriff's Office searching for missing 16-year-old girl

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The Walker County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing teen, Vallery Martin, 16. More>>

Coca-Cola investing in sports drink maker BodyArmor

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Coca-Cola is taking an ownership stake in sports drink maker BodyArmor. More>>

BBB warns of scams targeting college students Video included

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Sending your kids off to college is difficult enough, and experts say this season there are extra reasons to be concerned.

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Google is probably tracking you — here's how to limit it

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TODAY investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen demonstrates the steps to take to limit Google's ability to track your location.

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UPDATE: Elevated highway collapses in Italy; cars plunge 260 feet

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Italian authorities say that about 10 vehicles were involved when a raised highway collapsed during a sudden and violent storm in the northern port city of Genoa. More>>

Waffle House shooter may not face trial after mental evaluation

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According to WSMV, an NBC affiliate in Nashville, Reinking may be "mentally incompetent" according to the evaluation. More>>

Sports betting is now legal in several states, but many others are watching from the sidelines

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Three months after the Supreme Court overturned a law prohibiting states from legalizing sports betting, a few states have begun accepting wagers. More>>

Tuition jumps for community, technical college students

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The Knoxville News Sentinel reported Monday that students at community colleges will face a 2.7 percent jump in tuition rates, while tuition at colleges of applied technology will rise by 3 percent. More>>

Hundreds of items with ties to Elvis Presley sold at auction

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A gold record, photos and jewelry are among the more than 200 items sold at an auction of memorabilia related to late singer Elvis Presley. The highest-priced item sold at The Auction at Graceland on Sunday was a 1942 Beretta 9mm pistol given to Elvis as More>>

New Tennessee State Museum to open on Oct. 4

The new Tennessee State Museum is slated to open to the public on Oct. 4.

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Advisory issued against 2 fish species in Tennessee rivers

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Tennessee officials say elevated mercury levels have been found in two fish species in the downstream portions of the Pigeon and Nolichucky rivers, and a precautionary fish consumption advisory has been issued.
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Warm, dry through Thursday

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For the month of August we are being a bit spoiled so far this week. More>>

Howard's Johnson is Braves' Community Hero, honored at game Video included

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The Atlanta Braves opened "Community Heroes Week" with a local flavor as they honored Howard School Baseball Coach Jon Johnson. More>>

UPDATE: Elderly woman with knife tased by Chatsworth officer Video included

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Al-Bishara was charged with obstruction of an officer and criminal trespass.

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Over 80 guns taken off Chattanooga streets in July

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One of the guns was taken from a convicted felon on July 21. More>>

Portion of Hixson Pike to close for paving Wednesday & Thursday

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Hixson Pike from Black Oak Circle to Lupton Drive will be closed from 9:00 am-2:30 pm on Wednesday and Thursday. More>>

Utah man crashes plane into his own house after assaulting wife, police say

The alleged intentional crash in Payson, Utah, came hours after Duane Youd was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of domestic violence. Photo by KSL The alleged intentional crash in Payson, Utah, came hours after Duane Youd was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of domestic violence. Photo by KSL
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The pilot, Duane Youd, died. His wife and a child who were in the home got out and survived despite the front part the two-story house being engulfed in flames, Payson police Sgt. Noemi Sandoval said.

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Broncos sign former Tennessee linebacker AJ Johnson

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John Elway said in a statement to the media "our organization is confident A.J. is ready to move forward and resume his playing career." More>>

DECISION 2018: 14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

Ethan Sonneborn, of Bristol, Vermont, is one of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the Aug. 14, 2018, primary election. Photo by Buzz Kuhns / Ethan 2018 Campaign via AP Ethan Sonneborn, of Bristol, Vermont, is one of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the Aug. 14, 2018, primary election. Photo by Buzz Kuhns / Ethan 2018 Campaign via AP
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The Vermont Constitution doesn't have an age requirement for people seeking the state's highest office.

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Cleveland police seeking teenager who ran away from home for a fourth time

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Police say 17-year-old Tracy Sherman, aka Benji, has brown hair, blue eyes and weighs around 115 pounds.

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Chattanooga mother afraid son's murder case has gone cold Video included

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Deonte' James was found shot to death in a car on Lightfoot Mill Road in August 2017. More>>

Omarosa Manigault Newman reveals recording she made of Trump day after she was fired

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The former "Apprentice" star says she has more tapes. Trump responded by calling her "wacky" and "vicious but not smart."

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UPDATE: Blue Cove Hideaway closed for good Video included

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Deemed a public nuisance by authorities, McMinn County's Blue Cove Hideaway has been closed. More>>

UPDATE: Man convicted of 2010 murder seeks new trial Video included

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Attorneys for a man convicted of killing 46-year-old Bernard Hughes in 2010 are asking for a new hearing. More>>

Rains this summer were a recipe for apple fungus Video included

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Since July 1st, seven inches of rain has fallen, making a Cleveland apple orchard spray for more fungicide. More>>

What the Tech? App of the Day: "Quizlet" Video included

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There are dozens of apps in both app stores for school work, homework or just for continued learning. Some just do the work for the student but Quizlet actually helps students learn and memorize. More>>

Blackburn and Bredesen debate debates across TN

Marsha Blackburn (left) and Phil Bredesen. Marsha Blackburn (left) and Phil Bredesen.
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Blackburn's campaign told Channel 3 the debate schedule is not yet set in stone. More>>

Retired Walker County officer passes away over the weekend, visitation underway

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The sheriff’s office says Eddie “Ed” Massengale, of Lafayette, passed away on Saturday at the age of 70.

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Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

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Called a polygenic risk score, it measures millions of small genetic variations that add up to cause harm. More>>

90 million Americans use mobile pay apps — but are they safe?

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The top three services (whether iOS or Android versions) received “fair” scores for data privacy. More>>

WWE Legend: Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart dies at 63

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Neidhart became a major star alongside his brother-in-law Bret Hart as part of the hart Foundation in the 1980s and 1990s. More>>

Man sentenced for taking North Carolina teens across state lines for sex

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El Salvador man was sentenced to 6.5 years for taking two minors across state lines for sex. More>>

Murphy man sentenced for child sex crime

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Burris is required to register as a sex offender for 30 years. More>>

Athens PD investigating shooting at Cook Park, searching for shooter

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The victim is expected to survive. More>>

Man who killed Florida father Markeis McGlockton charged with manslaughter

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Florida's 'stand your ground' law was tested after McGlockton, 28, was mortally wounded by Michael Drejka last month. More>>

Minnesota deputies reel in women stranded on waterborne unicorn

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A sheriff’s deputy reeled in a group of women stuck in their unicorn floatie on a lake in Minnesota.

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UPDATE: Aretha Franklin's family reportedly says she's 'gravely ill'

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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"She is asking for your prayers at this time," WDIV-TV reporter Evrod Cassimy said in a tweet. More>>

Experts share warning signs for human trafficking victims Video included

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It's an alarmingly common problem that even affects us here in Middle Tennessee. Human trafficking affects 85 percent of Tennessee's counties.

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Sunday night stabbing in East Brainerd under investigation

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Police responded to the hospital and found 37-year-old Christopher McGill suffering from a life-threatening stab wound to the back. More>>

Chattanooga's historic Patten Parkway Video included

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Patten Parkway is arguably Chattanooga's most historically significant city street More>>

Teachers, state workers will see stable health care premiums

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Georgia teachers and state employees next year won't see the types of rising health care costs seen in many industries in recent years - at least not in 2019. More>>

God could return to Alabama schools, in form of trust motto

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As Alabama students adjust to a new school year, some public schools are considering putting up "In God We Trust" displays. More>>

How to keep food fresh in the fridge by storing it in the right place

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From dairy to meet and leafy greens, keeping foods fresher longer is as simple as knowing how to store them. More>>

UPDATE: Hungry suspect breaks into Chattanooga restaurant, fries up chicken wings Video included

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A man is accused of breaking into a popular Chattanooga restaurant, cooking some chicken wings, stealing a city truck and then driving off. More>>

Jobs boom favors Democratic counties, not Trump strongholds

Chip Kohser, the Beaver county Republican chairman, stands overlooking the construction of a chemical plant on the banks of the Ohio River near Beaver, PA, that will help convert natural gas into plastic, creating hundreds of jobs. AP photo Chip Kohser, the Beaver county Republican chairman, stands overlooking the construction of a chemical plant on the banks of the Ohio River near Beaver, PA, that will help convert natural gas into plastic, creating hundreds of jobs. AP photo
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Despite an otherwise robust national economy, the analysis shows that a striking number of Trump counties are losing jobs. More>>

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

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An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say they will prevent it from doing so. More>>

Study claims blue light from screens can accelerate blindness Video included

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A new study claims that the blue light emitted by smartphones and computers can accelerate blindness.

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A warm, nice start to the week

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We will be dry at least Monday and Tuesday with mostly sunny skies and highs near 90 degrees. More>>

UPDATE: Chattanooga man accused of trying to rape woman in Coolidge Park

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A witness saw movement in the bushes and pulled Hixson off the victim. More>>

UPDATE: Omarosa: Trump used N-word on ‘Apprentice’ set

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Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday that she has personally heard a tape of President Donald Trump using the N-word during filming for NBC's 'The Apprentice.'

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Artists, fans push music festivals to tackle sex harassment

Fans and artists are asking the live music industry to make cultural changes to address sexual harassment and groping in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

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ONE YEAR LATER: Chattanooga pastor reflects on Charlottesville protests Video included

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Anna Golladay still thinks about being in Charlottesville during those protests. More>>

Dog running on interstate can't resist lure of stuffed teddy

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The Massachusetts State Police got multiple calls of a dog dashing through traffic on Interstate 291 in Springfield on Sunday morning. More>>

Community raises money to buy lawn mower for 93-year-old who had his stolen

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An East TN crime Facebook group raised over $2500 through a GoFundMe account. More>>

UPDATE: CPD searching for S Willow St. shooting suspect

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It happened around 6:30 pm on Saturday. More>>

Dolly Parton honored with the first-ever Excellence in Leadership Award

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Tennessee's own Dolly Parton was celebrated with an award bearing her name Saturday night. More>>

Grieving orca lets go of dead calf after carrying it over 2 weeks

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An orca mom who was mourning the loss of her calf has finally let go. More>>

Charlottesville focuses on healing as Unite the Right rally heads to Washington

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Last year's tumultuous clashes in Charlottesville gripped the nation and became a flashpoint in a renewed discussion about the state of race relations in America. 

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Quick actions of homeowners, neighbors save Dunlap home from burning

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Firefighters were told a fire was sparked when some grease spilled onto the eye of the stove. More>>

Photographer says Bill Murray harassed him at restaurant

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No one was charged. More>>

In wake of critical book, Trump calls Omarosa 'a lowlife'

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Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman says in a new book that she didn't want to believe President Donald Trump was racist but saw it with her own eyes. More>>

Backpack Chattanooga puts together school supplies for students in need Video included

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They packed a total of 6,500 backpacks across the city. More>>

Morning surprise: Boa constrictor found under car hood

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One Massachusetts resident popped their car hood to check fluids to find a boa constrictor staring right back.  More>>

Community block party brings Eastdale neighbors together Video included

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It included plenty of family fun events including food, hula hooping and a basketball contest. More>>

Two more executions set for Tennessee this year

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Both men have exhausted their formal appeals, but both will very likely pursue additional legal attempts to delay or vacate their executions. More>>

CPD: Witnesses say argument led to Museum St. shooting, suspect arrested

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Officers were called to the 2000 block of Museum Street just after 10:30 pm. More>>

Sequatchie Co. residents being targeted by phishing scam

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Scammers are using the Sheriff's Department's phone number and claiming to be an officer. More>>

UPDATE: Arrest made in Saturday stabbing on Peeples St.

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The victim's injuries are life-threatening. More>>

CPD: Juvenile suffers apparent graze wound to face, investigation underway

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The girl also told officers she was shot while sitting in a vehicle. More>>

Airline employee steals plane, takes it for flight before crashing near Seattle

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Military jets were scrambled late Friday evening after a ground service agent at Seattle's Sea-Tac Airport stole a plane and performed air stunts in the sky before crashing about an hour later on a sparsely populated island near the city, officials said.

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CRIME STOPPERS UPDATE: Man charged with criminal homicide in O Neal St. shooting

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Police say 27-year-old Anthony Broome II shot and killed 39-year-old Shandar Weaver, aka Shalone Wingate, in the 100 block on June 15 of last year.

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Man drives truck through local church and daycare playground Video included

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A local church is condemned and a daycare is without a playground because a man crashed his truck into both places on Thursday.

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The Latest: Monsanto to appeal $289 million verdict

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A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer. More>>

Dade County community rallies around injured sheriff's major and his family Video included

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The Dade County community is rallying around the deputy who was seriously injured when a woman ran him over on Tuesday.

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Dalton's top teacher wins a new Ford Escape for a year

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In her Teacher of the Year application, LeLe Dean said she is not comfortable with labeling herself an outstanding teacher, but she can share what she finds important and what she has learned from her peers and mentor teachers. More>>

NFL players protest during anthem, drawing rebuke from Trump

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Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games. More>>

Study shows dangers of rolling bars on Broadway Video included

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No one like to be stuck behind someone driving 7 mph, but as you know, that seems to be the norm downtown when driving behind a moving bar.

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Real Housewives star Bethenny Frankel's ex-boyfriend found dead in Trump Tower

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Dennis Shields and "The Real Housewives of New York City" star have known each other for more than three decades, but much of that time has been spent as close friends.

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Local lawyer looks back on case of convicted child murderer who was executed Thursday Video included

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For 19 years, a Chattanooga lawyer represented convicted child murderer Billy Ray Irick who was executed Thursday night in Tennessee.

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Whitfield Education Foundation awards $62K in teacher grants

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The Whitfield Education Foundation awarded 35 Innovative Teaching Grants in the amount of $62,000 to teachers within the Whitfield County School System. This is the largest amount of grant funds awarded in the history of the Whitfield Education Foundation More>>

Former employee sues city of Dunlap, mayor

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A former employee for the city of Dunlap says he was fired as political payback.

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What the Tech? The iPhone Photography Awards Video included

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The annual iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA) prove even an old smartphone camera can take awe inspiring photographs. More>>

Newborn found inside toilet at Ohio Burger King

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Police say they found the 26-year-old woman sitting on the toilet with a baggie of suspected heroin on the floor beside her. More>>

Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick receives contract extension

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Tennessee women's basketball coach Holly Warlick has received a three-year contract extension.

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UPDATE: Walker County Sheriff warning residents of peeping tom in Noble community Video included

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Officials say a woman who lives on Pebblestone Drive saw a man on her back porch staring at her in her living room as she was getting ready for the day on Wednesday around 6:15 a.m.

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Smartphones or pen and paper? Cybersecurity experts split on tech in voting

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Some of the brightest minds in cybersecurity want the U.S. voting system to embrace technology. Others want to keep tech as far away as possible. More>>

Back to School Allergies Video included

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Since the late 1990's food allergies in children have shot up approximately 50 percent.
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Italian wine harvest begins, productive year forecast

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The Italian wine grape harvest season has started with the first picking of Pinot and Chardonnay grapes in the northern region of Franciacorta, anticipating a better year after the weak production figures of 2017. More>>

I-40 to close again this weekend for bridge repair project Video included

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This is the third and final weekend-long closure connected to a $5.8 million resurfacing and bridge repair project.

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Veterans asking for donations for Wreaths Across America Video included

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Its a tradition in the Scenic City since 2006, to place wreaths on the gravesites of fallen veterans.  More>>

Got spoiled milk? Sell-by dates may see update

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It's a future where less and less food is thrown away. More>>

Chattanooga couple expecting first child after winning IVF cycle Video included

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Scarlet and Chris Brown struggled to get pregnant for years. More>>

East Ridge City Council approves purchase of new police equipment Video included

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Officers say it's been a long time coming, but they are excited about the future of the department.

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Small earthquake hits northwest Georgia

The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has hit northwest Georgia.

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Heavy rain and lightning again today

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Even this morning we are looking at some areas of rain and thunderstorms popping up.

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Early morning fire destroys house being renovated

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The house was considered a total loss, with damages estimated at $70,000. More>>

UPDATE: Accident involving tractor trailer in McMinn Co. is fatal

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The Tennessee Highway was called to an accident on Highway 11 in McMinn County around 11:45 Thursday night. More>>

AZ boys struck by lightning Video included

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Two Arizona teens are being treated for burns after before being struck by lightning Wednesday. More>>

Rodent bait stored next to food earns a failing score Video included

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One eatery failed this week for a number of reasons. More>>

The 2018 Perseid meteor shower could be especially dazzling Video included

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Here's how to watch the shooting stars — and when.

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Crash blocks right lane of I-24 near 24/27 junction

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The right lane is blocked on I-24 East as you near the 24/27 junction. More>>

Witnesses describe watching Billy Irick execution Video included

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Tennessee executed its first inmate in nearly a decade Thursday night. Billy Ray Irick was pronounced dead by lethal injection at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville at 7:48 p.m.  Irick was convicted of raping and murdering 7-year-old Paula Dyer in Knoxville in 1985. 

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Melania Trump's parents become U.S. citizens through 'chain migration' Trump wants to end

Viktor, right, and Amalija Knavs arrive to take the oath of citizenship with their attorney Michael Wildes in New York on Aug. 9, 2018. Seth Wenig / AP Viktor, right, and Amalija Knavs arrive to take the oath of citizenship with their attorney Michael Wildes in New York on Aug. 9, 2018. Seth Wenig / AP
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Viktor and Amalija Knavs, both in their 70s, took the oath at a special, private ceremony in New York City.

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Alabama school suspends football coach after locker room hazing attack

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Mobile County schools spokeswoman Rena Phillips tells news outlets the action against Davidson High School coach Fred Riley is effective immediately.

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'Superman' actress Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide

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The actress who soared to stardom as Lois Lane died from "self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose," according to a coroner statement.

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SCHOOL PATROL: Chattanooga Preparatory School opens with 60 sixth-grade boys Video included

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The success of the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy charter school has led to a "brother school," so to speak. The all-boys school, Chattanooga Preparatory school opened this week.

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What the Tech? Amazon hiring employees to work from home Video included

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If you're looking for a job but hate the thought of actually going in to work, Amazon may be just what you're looking for.

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SCHOOL PATROL

"In God We Trust" displayed in Tennessee public schools Video included

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The law requires schools to display the nation's motto in a “prominent place,” like a gym, cafeteria, or lobby.

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TBI investigating death of Polk County teen Video included

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Investigators said Kelby Fritts was at an event in the Ocoee area early Monday when she began having medical issues.

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UPDATE: Man charged with attempted murder for O Neal Street shooting

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Police say 27-year-old Anthony Broome II is charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault.

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Gordon Lee Middle teacher/coach Greg Landers dies at 49

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In Chickamauga, the Gordon Lee school community is mourning the sudden loss of a beloved teacher. More>>

Supreme Court won't hear death row inmate's appeal

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Tennessee inmate Billy Ray Irick's legal team has filed motions in federal court requesting a stay to his scheduled execution on Thursday.

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VP Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020

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Vice President Mike Pence says the time has come to establish a new United States Space Force to ensure America's dominance in space amid heightened completion and threats from China and Russia. More>>

Basal cell carcinoma may signal higher risk for other cancers, study finds

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The findings imply the skin condition may be "the canary in the mine shaft" for other cancers, doctors say. More>>

UPDATE: Woman arrested for 2017 CARTA chemical attack Video included

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Maja Madesha Garcia-Thompson has been charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in the incident which injured 5 people almost a year ago.

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Mannington expands in Calhoun with $24-million investment, 200 new jobs

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The 78-acre site will be located near the Mannington Commercial facility in Calhoun. More>>

NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for agents, NBA draft

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College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. More>>

Atlanta school: No more Pledge of Allegiance to start day

Students at an Atlanta school will no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance to start their school day.

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Puerto Rico concedes Hurricane Maria deaths more than 1,400, not 64 officially reported

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The government acknowledged the higher death toll with no fanfare in a report submitted to Congress. More>>

Acting vice mayor calls for police chief's resignation Video included

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Acting Vice Mayor Sheri Weiner has called on Police Chief Steve Anderson to step down in light of last month's deadly officer-involved shooting.

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Van used by rock icons Aerosmith in '70s found in the woods

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Long before Aerosmith filled stadiums with tens of thousands of fans, the band traveled New England in a tiny van playing to smaller crowds. More>>

Some Georgians set to vote on earlier Sunday alcohol sales

Residents in several places across Georgia are set to vote in November on whether they'd like a mimosa with their Sunday brunch.

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Tennessee set to kill 1st inmate in nearly a decade

Tennessee is set to execute a man for the 1985 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, in what would be the first time the state has applied the death penalty since 2009.

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No Crime Stoppers reward for Waffle House shooting tipster

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News outlets reported Tuesday that Lydia French won't get the reward because she called 911 instead of submitting a tip through Crime Stoppers. More>>

Woman tells police she's a 'clean, thoroughbred, white girl' and shouldn't be arrested

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Cutshaw, a real estate agent, told the officer that she'd had two glasses of wine at an upscale restaurant. More>>

Snow day? No, Beyonce day lets S Carolina students out early

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Students at six schools in South Carolina will get to leave early thanks to Beyonce and Jay-Z. More>>

Superintendents declare 'no confidence' in TNReady

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This year, it was revealed that unauthorized changes to the online test caused issues for students. More>>

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