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 2020-01-24 04:48 

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CPD effort helping officers perform better, be healthier, & build resiliency...

Helping police officers, perform better, be healthier, be more resilient, and better process the traumatic events they see all of the time in the line of duty that's the goal of a peer support effort CPD launched last year. They want to help officers ...

 2020-01-24 03:30 

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Tennessee Tech student undergoing testing for possible coronavirus infection...

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -- A student at Tennessee Tech University is being tested for possible infection with coronavirus, school officials tell FOX 17 News. According to the university, health providers quickly recognized that the student met the criter...

 2020-01-24 03:22 

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TDOT: Semi truck fire impacts traffic on Highway 27 SB near Soddy-Daisy Thursday night...

Crews responded after a semi truck caught fire on Highway 27 near Soddy-Daisy Thursday night. TDOT says the report came in at 9:52 pm. It happened on Highway 27 southbound near Sequoyah Access Road, about a mile from the Harrison Lane exit. Our crew on th...

 2020-01-24 00:29 

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Dalton PD searching for 'desperado' who stole Eagles CD, power tool from Walmart...

There's an outlaw man out there, and Dalton Police want to know if you know him. Dalton Police say on January 16th, loss prevention at the Shugart Road Walmart spotted a man shoplifting ared Hyper Tough brand impact drill and an Eagles CD from the sto...

 2020-01-23 22:13 

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DA: Woman pleads guilty in 2017 deadly shooting at Hixson gas station...

A woman has pleaded guilty, more than two years after police say she shot and killed a man at a Hixson gas station. The Hamilton County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday that Emily Brooks (akaEmber Lee Cash Elm) has pleaded guilty to secon...

 2020-01-23 21:17 

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Amber Alert issued for missing 12-year-old girl from Chattanooga...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has issued a statewide Amber Alert for a missing 12-year-old Chattanooga girl. The TBI says Lucy Lucas was reported missing Tuesday, Jan. 21 and was last seen at her Chattanooga home. According to a tweet, Lucy ...

 2020-01-23 20:39 

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TDEC detects elevated lead levels in soil near three Hamilton Co. Schools...

In November, we reported seven Hamilton County schools that fall within the EPA's toxic lead site have not been tested for lead in the soil. Thursday we have the preliminary results back from TDEC. The EPA asked TDEC to do X-ray screenings of the soil...

 2020-01-23 20:28 

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Cleveland PD searching for armed juvenile wanted for kidnapping, assault & burglaries...

Cleveland Police are urging people to be careful, as officers search for a juvenile they say is armed and wanted on several charges, including kidnapping. Cleveland PD said on Facebook that Jesus 'Tyler' Teague currently has an active warrant for ...

 2020-01-23 19:08 

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Hamilton Co. Sheriff's Office holds corrections deputy hiring event Wednesday...

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office needs more people to keep our jails safe and is using a unique approach to find them. For the first time ever, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office held a pubic recruiting event Thursday from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m...

 2020-01-23 18:27 

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TWRA issues hunting & fishing license 'scam alert'...

Sportsmen beware! A scam website has been detected by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. A spokesperson says there is a new bogus website that appears when you Google Tennessee fishing license. The scam website appears as an advertisement during a G...

 2020-01-23 16:17 

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Tennessee Governor announces legislation banning abortions if heartbeat is detected...

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Thursday a new "heartbeat bill. "The bill would ban abortions once a heartbeat is detected. Lee was surrounded by lawmakers Thursday for the announcement. Watch it below:"No one is more vulnerable than the...

 2020-01-23 16:16 

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Tennessee officials aim to go after dealers in overdose deaths...

In November, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations came before Governor Bill Lee to discuss what they are working on, and ask for more funding. In that meeting, the topic of drugs dominated much of the conversation. Watch the meeting HERE. TBI saying tha...

 2020-01-23 15:37 

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Georgia lawmaker seeks to block hair-based discrimination...

A Georgia state senator has filed a bill to block hair-based discrimination for people at work, school or who are seeking housing. The bill filed by Sen. Tonya Anderson, a Democrat representing Lithonia, would protect people who have "braids, locks, t...

 2020-01-23 15:31 

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In push for efficiency, Georgia agencies brace for cuts...

Proposed budget cuts in Georgia could mean fewer state troopers on the road, fewer lawyers defending poor people and fewer probation officers. That's what state agency heads told lawmakers Wednesday as budget hearings continued. Gov. Brian Kemp has pr...

 2020-01-23 15:27 

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Georgia election board approves rules for new voting system...

Georgia's state election board has adopted a set of rule changes to account for new voting machines being rolled out across the state. Election officials acknowledged that some of the rules adopted may still need further tweaking. But they went ahead ...

 2020-01-23 14:46 

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Fifth condemned Tennessee inmate opts for the electric chair...

A Tennessee inmate has chosen the electric chair for his scheduled execution next month, opting like four other inmates in little more than a year for electrocution over the state's preferred execution method of lethal injection. Nicholas Sutton, 58, ...

 2020-01-23 14:06 

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Chattanooga Urban League offers help with your 2019 taxes...
 2020-01-23 14:05 

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Chattanooga Business Elite presents the inaugural Black Excellence of Chattanooga Awards...
 2020-01-23 14:05 

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Make a Mark looking for non-profits in need of design projects...
 2020-01-23 04:24 

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GDOT awards nearly $2 million to repair 6.4 miles of Highway 114 in Chattooga County...

For the first time in more than 20 years, part of Highway 114 in Chattooga County is going to be resurfaced. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced Wednesday that they have awarded Northwest Georgia $1. 9 million to resurface 6. 4 miles...

 2020-01-23 03:30 

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STEM School students build mobility cart for Nubbs the two-legged dog...

STEM School students are putting their skills to use and creating a more comfortable ride for a dog named Nubbs. Katie Zwitter said she nearly cried when the fabrication lab class agreed to build Nubbs a new set of wheels. "He was just born that way,&...

 2020-01-23 03:23 

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Man found dead in Jackson County, Alabama, months after courthouse gun incident...

An Alabama man accused of bringing a gun into an county courthouse last year has now been found dead. News outlets report that authorities confirmed that a body found in a rural part of Jackson County was that of 72-year-old Fred Swearengin. Relatives rep...

 2020-01-22 23:37 

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Cleveland woman loses son to drunk driver, calls for stiffer DUI penalties...

Tennessee leaders want to hand out tougher punishments for those who drink and drive. One of our local lawmakers wants to create a registry, publicly identifying repeat DUI offenders. It's the latest movement in a push to add stiffer punishments to pe...

 2020-01-22 23:17 

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'I need to be aware': Packed room for active shooting training & Stop the Bleed course...

You never know when tragedy will strike your school, work place, or part of your city. That's why Chattanooga Police and Erlanger offered a free class on what to do in an active shooter situation Wednesday. The room was packed at Chattanooga State Com...

 2020-01-22 22:34 

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Nokian Tires plant sparks new business in Dayton...

A major tire manufacturing plant turns out to be a sign of things to come for one small town. This is part of the production line at Nokian Tires in Dayton. Image: Kiley Thomas. "The whole community is really excited Nokian Tires picked Dayton," s...

 2020-01-22 22:13 

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Police searching for endangered 13-year-old seen leaving Hamilton Place Mall with man...

Chattanooga Police need your help finding a teenage girl they say is in danger. CPD officers are searching for 13-year-old Claire Hussain, who they say is an endangered runaway. Police say Claire was last seen on January 21, 2020 around 5:30 p. m. near th...

 2020-01-22 21:17 

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TDOT: Cargo fire shuts down I-24 Eastbound in Marion County Wednesday afternoon...

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) says a cargo fire has shut down part of Interstate 24 in Marion County Wednesday afternoon. TDOT says the fire was reported at 2:41pm CST, with crews closing I-24 eastbound near Kimball. The scene is expec...

 2020-01-22 20:02 

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'Critical accident' closes Highway 58 in Hamilton County Wednesday afternoon...

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is on the scene of a "critical accident" on Highway 58 Wednesday afternoon. It happened on the 12400 block of Highway 58, just north of Grasshopper Road near Georgetown. Our crew is on the scene of the cras...

 2020-01-22 18:56 

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TBI issues Amber Alert Wednesday afternoon for missing infant from Lebanon...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation your help finding a missing infant from Lebanon, Tennessee. Raymond Lyons, Jr. is a 4-month-old baby. Image via TBI. The TBI says he's believed to have been kidnapped by his non-custodial mother, Erika Barksdale, ...

 2020-01-22 18:41 

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My parting gift from Cabelas...

Like many in the area outdoor community I was shocked by the announcement that the Ft. Oglethorpe Cabelas was closing its doors forever. It probably shouldn't have been a shock, knowing that after Bass Pro bought Cabelas, it was possible - if not like...

 2020-01-22 18:34 

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Chattanooga woman who is a "6-gallon donor" encourages others to give blood...

Janurary is National Blood Donor Month, and according to Blood Assurance of Chattanooga, that means blood donation is needed the most. We spoke with one Chattanooga woman that says donating blood has become a part of who she is, and wants others to consid...

 2020-01-22 17:45 

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Two in custody after traffic stop on I-75 near Ooltewah Wednesday...

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies have two people in custody after a traffic stop on I-75 near the Ooltewah exit Wednesday. Our crew on the scene was passing through the area when they saw one deputy pull a car over and exit his vehicle with h...

 2020-01-22 17:30 

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Cleveland High Mechatronics class wins $15,000 grant from Samsung...

Cleveland High School Students are using technology to help people in need. Now, they are being rewarded with a $15,000 grant. The work to change lives never stops for Pearce Shackelford and his classmates at Cleveland High School. They have designed proj...

 2020-01-22 16:30 

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Healthier living for women in 2020...
 2020-01-22 15:30 

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TobyMac's son Truett died of an accidental overdose, agency says...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -Christian rapper TobyMac's son died of an accidental overdose, his representatives tell FOX 17 News. Truett Foster McKeehan, an aspiring rapper, died in a Nashville home in October. McKeehan's body was reportedly found by ...

 2020-01-22 15:08 

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Social Security Administration wants you to beware of scam phone calls...

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has launched a new public service announcement campaign to continue warning people about the ongoing nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. The PSAs feature a message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Sa...

 2020-01-22 13:24 

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Help with do-it-yourself projects...
 2020-01-22 13:23 

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Scenic Trend, new online local magazine...
 2020-01-22 12:36 

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Kemp looks to efficiency, pay raise in Georgia budget talk...

Georgia's governor isn't seeking another income tax cut in the upcoming budget, but he's still not talking about it. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, speaking to lawmakers Tuesday about his proposed budget, focused on efforts to cut spending withou...

 2020-01-22 12:34 

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Georgia Governor, First Lady unveil anti-trafficking plans...

Georgia's Republican governor and first lady have announced a slate of legislative measures they want to see enacted this year to combat human trafficking. Gov. Brian Kemp and first lady Marty Kemp said the proposals unveiled Tuesday build on work alr...

 2020-01-22 12:27 

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Tennessee lawmakers seek answers amid correction audit fallout...

Tennessee lawmakers grilled the state's correction agency for answers on Tuesday after a scathing audit found the department failed on many levels to ensure the safety of inmates and the public. Read the full audit here. The 200-page report — pr...

 2020-01-22 03:49 

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Chattanooga honors Walmart employee who was killed in shooting while shielding shoppers...

The Chattanooga City Council is honoring the Walmart employee killed in a shooting outside the Brainerd Walmart. Chattanooga Police say a 23-year-old man was the intended target in the New Year's Eve shooting, but Alfred Williams Jr. was stuck in the ...

 2020-01-22 02:54 

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Rhea Co. deputies investigate animal cruelty after video shows UPS driver running over dog...

The Rhea County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible animal cruelty incident after a UPS driver ran over a family's dog in Dayton. The entire situation was caught on the family's security cameras. It was Monday morning when the Shipley...

 2020-01-22 00:53 

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TN Comptroller: Woman stole nearly $120k from Sweetwater assisted living facility...

A woman has been indicted after the Tennessee Comptroller's Office says she stole nearly $120,000 from an assisted living facility where she worked. On Tuesday, the Comptroller's Office announced Mariam Renee Wells had been indicted for one count ...

 2020-01-22 00:14 

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East Ridge PD: Man confesses to hit and run that cost motorcyclist his leg...

East Ridge Police say a man has confessed to a New Year's Eve hit and run that cost a motorcyclist his leg. According to Police Chief Stan Allen, investigators interviewed Tommie Eugene Harris on Tuesday about the crash that severely injured Jeffrey S...

 2020-01-21 22:55 

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Neighbors ask Chattanooga to shut down group home after caretaker murdered...

Court records show the man accused of killing a Hixson group home caretaker last week has a history of accusations of attacking health care workers. Police say on January 12, Shantez Ferguson hit his caretakerKevin Garrett with a brick, killing him. On Tu...

 2020-01-21 20:57 

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Mayor Berke, others to form task force to protect Lookouts & other Minor League teams...

As the Lookouts and dozens of other Minor League Baseball teams face the chopping block, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and the mayors of Dayton, Ohio and Columbia, S. C. plan to form a task force to protect them. Back in November, Major League Baseball (ML...

 2020-01-21 20:20 

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East Tennessee sheriff on the lookout for a cattle rustler, $40,000 in livestock stolen...

Authorities in northeastern Tennessee are looking for a cattle rustler. News outlets report sheriff's deputies are investigating the theft of 36 head of cattle from a farm in Greene County. Deputy Frank Cedillo said in a report that the victim told in...

 2020-01-21 19:03 

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Signal Mountain Airbnb renter says 'never again' after wild party at his house...

A homeowner on Signal Mountain is saying 'never again' after a wild weekend. Signal Mountain Police were called to the South Street home on Friday night after a report of a fight, and when they arrived, they said they found 29 people in the home. ...

 2020-01-21 18:46 

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Trailer burns on Cassie Lane in Chattanooga Tuesday afternoon...

Chattanooga firefighters worked to put out a fire on Cassie Lane Tuesday afternoon. The fire broke out a little after 1 p. m. in the 6500 block of Cassie Lane. Firefighters tell our crew on the scene everyone got out of the structure safely. Image: WTVC. ...

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