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 2021-04-22 13:06 

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PREVIEW: The Millionairess Conference comes to Chattanooga in May...
 2021-04-22 06:33 

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Charles Coolidge Jr. tells incredible stories about his father...

Charles Coolidge Jr. gave the eulogy at his father's funeral. He told personal stories of what it was like growing up as the son of a war hero. He sat down with us recently to share a glimpse of what it was like growing up as the son of Medal Of Honor...

 2021-04-22 03:45 

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49-year-old Alton Park native overcomes rough past to graduate from UTC...

In Chattanooga, graduation season has begun. On Wednesday, UTC kicked off its first of nine commencement ceremonies, which will be taking place in McKenzie Arena over the next five days. These are the first graduations to be held at the arena since the pa...

 2021-04-21 23:40 

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Georgia firefighter dies on his first shift...

CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. (WTVC) — A Georgia fire department and community are grieving after a rookie firefighter died during his first shift. The St. Marys Fire Department says newly hired firefighter Efren Medina passed away while on duty on Saturday, A...

 2021-04-21 22:45 

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TN House passes bill banning state, local governments from mandating COVID vaccines...

The Tennessee House on Wednesday passed a bill that would prohibit local and state government entities from mandating COVID-19 vaccines. However, there are some exceptions meaning private companies and healthcare organizations can still mandate vaccines. ...

 2021-04-21 21:52 

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As report shows TN caregiver vaccination lagging, facilities urge staff to get their shots...

All throughout 2020, families had to visit their loved ones through glass windows. Some facilities are encouraging their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. But as one report shows, in Tennessee long-term care facilities, just under a third of workers ...

 2021-04-21 20:12 

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LIVE: DA releases details, police body camera video after Knoxville high schooler killed...

Knox County's District Attorney General is releasing details and video after a student was killed inside Austin-East Magnet High School. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said 17-year-old Anthony Thompson, Jr. , a student at the school, died last ...

 2021-04-21 18:22 

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Gov. Cooper announces plans to lift capacity limits, distancing requirements in June...

On Wednesday, April 21, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced plans to lift all mandatory social distancing, capacity and mass gathering restrictions by June 1. As of Wednesday, North Carolina has had 952,529 cases, with 1,963 new cases reported si...

 2021-04-21 17:58 

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Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly announces senior leadership team...

Two days after being sworn in, Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly has announced the senior leadership team who will execute his vision for the Scenic City. Mayor Kelly says Brent Goldberg will serve as his chief of staff, andJoda Thongnopnua as chief policy offi...

 2021-04-21 16:16 

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Hamilton County Commissioner Chester Bankston resigning May 31st...

After more than a decade of service on the Hamilton County Commission, Chester Bankston has announced he will resign at the end of May. "As of May 31st, it'll be the last day I'll be able to serve the great people of District 9, I'll be re...

 2021-04-21 15:44 

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New transgender bathroom bill passes both Tennessee House, Senate...

A new transgender bathroom bill passed the Tennessee Senate 21-7 on Monday. The bill now goes to Gov. Bill Lee's desk. The "Tennessee Accommodations for All Children Act," or HB1233/SB1367 sponsored by Rep. Jason Zachary (R-Knoxville) and Sen....

 2021-04-21 15:14 

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Tennessee Senate passes bill requiring aborted fetuses be cremated or buried, goes to Lee...

A Tennessee bill that would require aborted fetuses to be buried or cremated has passed both the House and Senate and is headed to Gov. Bill Lee's desk. The SenateSB828/HB1181 on Wednesday with a vote of 27 to 6. It previously passed the house. "T...

 2021-04-21 12:26 

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Rise Chattanooga presents free online creative entrepreneurship training for teens...
 2021-04-21 12:20 

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Foundation House Ministries holding luncheon to support housing for mothers in crisis...
 2021-04-21 09:33 

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Crews battling two large wildfires in the Cherokee National Forest...

Cherokee National Forest fire crews are currently fighting two large wildfires in its north and south zones in Tennessee. According to a release, neither fire is contained and smoke may be visible. Nearby communities should remain aware of smoke condition...

 2021-04-21 08:18 

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UT System will not require COVID-19 vaccine for students...

The University of Tennessee system will not require its students to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. That includes UTC in Chattanooga. The university's board approved a rule Tuesday that does not include COVID-19 and flu shots among the student...

 2021-04-21 03:53 

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Man biking 9,000 miles across America to raise support, awareness of senior falls...

One man is embarking on a national bike ride to raise awareness and money to help seniors. According to the Caring Senior Service, a senior is treated in the emergency room for a fall every 11 seconds. They say over 80 percent of those falls happen in the...

 2021-04-21 03:14 

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Chattanooga activists say Chauvin verdict is encouraging, but not vindicating...

Emotions are running high in Minneapolis, across the world, and right here in Chattanooga following the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's death. Floyd's death in May of 2020 sparked weeks of protests and demonstra...

 2021-04-20 23:22 

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Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly on Chauvin's conviction: "Justice is served"...

Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly says justice has been served in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, nearly a year after protests broke out in the Scenic City and around the country over the death of George Floyd. He's one of many Chattanoogans responding t...

 2021-04-20 20:25 

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"Mama, it's on fire!": Chattanooga mom and her 6 kids devastated after house fire...

A devastating fire from early Tuesday morning has left a Chattanooga family with nothing. Teoshia Parker and her six kids -- three boys and three girls -- ran out of their home off of Hawthorne Street just a little after midnight on Tuesday. Teoshia Parke...

 2021-04-20 19:36 

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Roaches, mice, and dangerous hazards: What inspectors found in the East Ridge Budgetel...

NewsChannel 9 obtained pictures, videos, and inspection documents through an open records request that paint a bleak picture for those living inside the East Ridge Budgetel. That includes dozens of residents who stayed there after Patten Towers caught fir...

 2021-04-20 19:30 

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GSP: Head-on highway crash claims two lives in Catoosa County...

The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) says two drivers died after a head-on crash in Catoosa County on Monday. Around 5:48 p. m. , GSP troopers were called to Ooltewah Ringgold Road, not far from the Tennessee-Georgia line. According to GSP's preliminary inv...

 2021-04-20 19:07 

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Cleveland High School student arrested after gun, drugs found in car...

District officials say Cleveland police officers took a student into custody after they discovered a handgun and illegal drugs in the student's car. Cleveland City Schools released a statement Tuesday afternoon, saying students had tipped off school a...

 2021-04-20 18:13 

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Woman charged with murder following 2013 homicide in Hawkins County, police say...

A Kingsport woman has been charged with first degree murder following a 2013 homicide, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office. TBI agents and Hawkins County detectives investigated the death of Regil...

 2021-04-20 17:36 

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Potential construction school in the works for Hamilton County students...

Hamilton County Schools may build a new opportunity for students who want to pursue a career in construction. At last week's Hamilton County School Board meeting, the board donated the old Ann Garber school building to the initiative. The only require...

 2021-04-20 16:55 

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Mother, six children lose everything in Chattanooga house fire Tuesday...

The Chattanooga Fire Department says a mother and six children lost everything they own in a house fire early Tuesday morning. A CFD release says the fire broke out at about midnight at a home on the 1100 block of North Hawthorne Street. Arriving firefigh...

 2021-04-20 16:22 

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FBI agents arrest Cookeville man in connection to U.S. Capitol riot...

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a Cookeville man in connection to the U. S. Capitol riot. Michael Timbrook, 56, of Cookeville, faces charges related to the deadly U. S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6. Timbrook was placed under arrest Tuesday morning ...

 2021-04-20 16:05 

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Chattanooga activists charged with obstruction appear in court Tuesday...

Protesters and activists who led Chattanooga's Black Lives Matter movement last summer are in Hamilton County Criminal Court Tuesday. Marie Mott, Cameron Williams and other activists appeared before Judge Gerald Webb. They face an obstruction charge f...

 2021-04-20 15:55 

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Church leaders seek Home Depot boycott on Georgia voting law...

ATLANTA (AP) — A group of religious leaders is calling for a boycott of Georgia-based Home Depot, saying the home improvement giant hasn't done enough to oppose the state's new voting laws. African Methodist Episcopal Bishop Reginald Jackson...

 2021-04-20 15:03 

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Sheriff's Office: Teen shot dead in Fort Payne Saturday...

DeKalb County, Alabama Sheriff Nick Welden says an investigation is underway after a 19-year-old was shot and killed. A post on the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Facebook page says the incident happened on County Road 232 in the Mount Vernon communit...

 2021-04-20 14:57 

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Bill pushes for harsher penalty for those convicted of killing officers, emergency workers...

A new piece of legislation in Tennessee aims to limit the punishment a jury can consider for a person convicted of first degree murder who killed an officer, emergency medical worker or firefighter while they were on the job....

 2021-04-20 13:12 

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One killed after falling approximately 100 feet below embankment in motorcycle crash...

Authorities say a 20-year-old man was killed over the weekend in a motorcycle crash in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers responded to a report of a motorcycle wreck on Clingmans Dome Road at 4:08 p. m. on...

 2021-04-20 12:57 

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Interview: Family Promise Giving Day is Wednesday...
 2021-04-20 12:52 

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Interview: Chattanooga church hosts blood drive to fight sickle-cell anemia...
 2021-04-20 12:06 

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Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly announces transition team Tuesday...

One day after he was sworn in, Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly on Tuesday announced who will be joining him on his transition team. A release from Kelly's administration says this team will "help guide the process of filling positions in Kelly's m...

 2021-04-20 11:55 

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7 arrested after rally for release of bodycam video in Tennessee school shooting: Report...

Seven people were arrested during a Knox County commission meeting Monday night after a rally was held calling for the release of bodycam video in the shooting at Austin-East Magnet High school last week, multiple local media outlets report. WBIR reports ...

 2021-04-20 10:33 

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Greene, Gaetz flaunt new paths to power, testing GOP leaders...

Congressional leaders have always faced rebels in their ranks. But Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are presenting top House Republicans with a test of how to handle a new breed of Trump-era, social media-savvy firebrands. Gaetz, a third-term F...

 2021-04-20 10:33 

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Greene, Gaetz flaunt new paths to power, testing GOP leaders...

Congressional leaders have always faced rebels in their ranks. But Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are presenting top House Republicans with a test of how to handle a new breed of Trump-era, social media-savvy firebrands. Gaetz, a third-term F...

 2021-04-20 02:46 

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Meigs County dedicates memorials to bus driver, student killed in Oct. 2020 crash...

A memorial ceremony was held over the weekend to honor the Meigs County school bus driver and 7-year-old student killed in a bus wreck in October 2020. The ceremony was held at Meigs South Elementary School. The memorial ceremony was held at Meigs South E...

 2021-04-20 00:38 

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Collegedale Commission approves plan to build 'Little Debbie Park' at The Commons...

The Collegedale Commission unanimously approved a resolution to build a new park in the city, this after hearing from passionate community members who voiced concerns about several aspects of the plan. In recent days, hundreds of Collegedale residents hav...

 2021-04-19 23:03 

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No appointments needed: North Georgia offering walk-up vaccine clinics through Thursday...

No appointments needed. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine has never been easier, and now you can literally walk up to a few North Georgia sites without an appointment and get your shot -- for a limited time. This increased ease comes as health officials work to ...

 2021-04-19 22:30 

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Dade County teacher and teens build Blessing Box for people in need...

A Dade County teacher is showing his students valuable skills they can use long after graduation. Now they're putting those skills to the test and helping the community. In this week's Pay It Forward, Jessica Harthorn surprises him during his cons...

 2021-04-19 21:53 

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North Carolina teacher dies trying to save kids from rip current...

Authorities on the North Carolina coast say a teacher died while attempting to save two children caught in a rip current. News outlets report Kure Beach police citing witnesses who say two children were caught in a rip current late Sunday afternoon. MARIN...

 2021-04-19 21:27 

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ICU doctor says to remain cautious of large gatherings, after exposure at Coolidge funeral...

As more people get vaccinated, health experts are still advising people to be cautious of large gatherings. On Sunday, the Hamilton County Health Department announced potential COVID-19 exposure at the memorial services for Charles Coolidge. On Monday, th...

 2021-04-19 20:56 

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Family of slain Knoxville high school student hires civil rights attorney Ben Crump...

The family of a 17-year-old Knoxville high school student shot and killed in a school bathroom last week has hired Ben Crump, a nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney. Crump is also currently representing the families of Daunte Wrig...

 2021-04-19 19:48 

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CoreCivic to settle shareholders lawsuit for $56 million...

CoreCivic says it will pay $56 million to settle a lawsuit by shareholders who accused the private prison operator of inflating its stock prices by misrepresenting the quality and value of its services. The lawsuit was filed in 2016, when CoreCivic's ...

 2021-04-19 17:39 

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Georgia Aquarium otters test positive for coronavirus...

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta says some of its otters tested positive for the coronavirus after they showed mild respiratory symptoms. The Asian small-clawed otters were tested after they had common COVID-19 symptoms, like sneezing,...

 2021-04-19 17:17 

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After low turnout of donors, Blood Assurance in critical need of blood...

Blood Assurance says it is in critical need of donors due to low donor turnout and several traumas in the Blood Assurance service area. The organization says they are seeing the lowest number of blood donors since the COVID-19 pandemic began over a year a...

 2021-04-19 16:16 

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Tennessee Aquarium exhibits highlight impact of road litter, microplastics on waterways...

(Editor's note: This story was submitted by Casey Phillips of the Tennessee Aquarium). A pair of new exhibits at the Tennessee Aquarium show how microplastics can negatively affect the health of the ocean as well as rivers, lakes and streams. Opening ...

 2021-04-19 15:43 

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Chattanooga's Christ Church Episcopal Church added to historic places register...

Two churches, including one in Chattanooga, are among five Tennessee properties named to the National Register of Historic Places. The Tennessee Historical Commission announced Friday the latest entries from the state on the national list of cultural site...

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