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 2020-07-02 03:36 

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Driver escapes injury after car catches fire in Dunlap Wednesday...

The Dunlap Fire Department (DFD) say a driver is safe after their car caught fire on Wednesday. DFD officials shared on Facebook that just after 3 p. m. , they responded to a vehicle fire call on Rankin Avenue near Pizza King, along with Dunlap Police and...

 2020-07-02 03:18 

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Sheriff: RV fire partially closes I-59 in DeKalb County, Alabama Wednesday night...

The DeKalb County, Alabama Sheriff's Office (DCSO) is asking people to steer clear after an RV caught fire on I-59 Wednesday night. The sheriff's office says it happened at the 227 mile marker of I-59 northbound, in between Fort Payne and Hammondv...

 2020-07-02 01:10 

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Health officials advise following CDC guidelines when celebrating 4th of July...

With the 4th of July weekend approaching, health officials are continuing to ask folks to follow CDC guidelines while celebrating. On Wednesday, Tennessee and Hamilton County had their highest single-day increases of COVID cases to date. Out of COVID caut...

 2020-07-02 01:05 

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Chattanooga Attorney Herbert Thornbury tells his story of serving in Vietnam...

Herbert Thornbury has spent the last forty-seven years practicing law in Chattanooga. Just over fifty years ago he went to Vietnam as a young lieutenant, a young man from St Elmo. "We owned a grocery store. My parents owned a small grocery store about...

 2020-07-01 22:59 

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Gov. Lee announces executive order providing liability protections to health care workers...

On Wednesday, during a press briefing, Governor Bill Lee announced he signed executive order 53. The order provides limited liability protections to health care workers on the front lines of the COVID19 pandemic, including those who work in hospitals and ...

 2020-07-01 22:50 

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Gov. Lee explores local governments' authority to mandate masks...

During a press conferenceWednesday, Governor Lee announced he was exploring the whether or not local governments could have the authority to mandate masks. The governor said he's looking at the legal question that would allow him to grant local govern...

 2020-07-01 22:33 

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Attendees from Hixson, Central HS get tested after possible exposure at graduation...

Cars lined the parking lot at Brainerd High School Wednesday morning. This comes after the Hamilton County Health Department announced people who attended the Central and Hixson High School graduations might have been exposed to COVID-19. It was on July 2...

 2020-07-01 22:33 

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Attendees from Hixson, Central HS graduations get tested after possible exposures...

Cars lined the parking lot at Brainerd High School Wednesday morning. This comes after the Hamilton County Health Department announced people who attended the Central and Hixson High School graduations might have been exposed to COVID-19. It was on July 2...

 2020-07-01 22:21 

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Activists call Red Bank restaurant racist; business files police report for harassment...

The owner of Shuford's Smokehouse in Red Bank filed a police report after, she says, she received harassing phone calls and messages. Madison Davis, the owner, believes people in the Black Lives Matter matter movement targeted her business, while acti...

 2020-07-01 22:13 

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Chattanooga Football Club announces return, with NISA tournament beginning in July...

Professional soccer is returning to Chattanooga this month. Chattanooga Football Club (CFC) says they will take on other teams from the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) in a tournament starting July 11th. But the games will not be quite the ...

 2020-07-01 20:41 

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Tennessee and Hamilton County report largest single-day COVID-19 case increases...

Hamilton County and the state of Tennessee on Wednesday each reported their highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases yet, days away from a busy July 4th holiday weekend. The Tennessee Department of Health reported an increase of 1,806 cases statewide...

 2020-07-01 18:04 

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The path forward: TSSAA outlines near future of high school sports Wednesday...

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) met to decide what will happen with upcoming high school sports in Tennessee in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemicon Wednesday. The plan comes one day after the group announced that high school fo...

 2020-07-01 17:44 

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Nashville DA to stop prosecuting minor marijuana offenses...

Nashville District AttoreyGlenn Funk announced his office is eliminating prosecution for minor marijuana charges. Effective Wednesday, the D. A. 's office will no longer prosecute individuals for possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana. it&#...

 2020-07-01 17:40 

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'You are not alone': Gov. Lee pushes for suicide awareness, shares family's experience...

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a statewide initiative Wednesday to combat suicide deaths. He has partnered with The Jason Foundation for the suicide prevention campaign named "Tennessee Won't Be Silent. "The Hendersonville nonprofit was...

 2020-07-01 17:17 

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Etowah city leaders dedicate new street in honor of teen murdered in 2017...

On the third anniversary of her violent death, city leaders and other officials dedicated a street in Etowah to Kelsey Burnette. What was once known as Charles Street will now be labelled Kelsey Street. Back in July, 2017, Burnette was beaten, raped and k...

 2020-07-01 16:50 

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Chattanooga State announces classes to resume under campus Phase III plan July 6th...

Chattanooga State says it will resume campus activities under its Phase III campus plan beginning this Monday, July 6th. It says walk-ins will be welcome, although appointments are still recommended, and visitors will encounter many changes for their safe...

 2020-07-01 15:03 

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Goldman Sachs says national mask mandate could save lives and the economy...

A new study from Goldman Sachs says a national mask-wearing mandate could not only save lives--but also, the economy. The investment bank looked at the link between coronavirus infections and mask mandates in the US and overseas. The results concluded an ...

 2020-07-01 14:35 

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CPD: 27-year-old Chattanooga man shot, killed Tuesday night...

Chattanooga Police are investigating after a 27-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday night. Police say officers were notified when the victim showed up to a local hospital with a gunshot wound. Police say the man, identified as Laquan Scott, later die...

 2020-07-01 13:49 

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Confederate monument removed from Georgia county courthouse...

Another Confederate monument has been taken down from outside a Georgia county courthouse. Rockdale County Commission chairman Oz Nesbitt announced the removal on Tuesday and it was gone by midnight. Nesbitt invited the community to see the removal at 10 ...

 2020-07-01 13:18 

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Here are the new Tennessee laws going into effect July 1...

New Tennessee laws are being enacted on July 1. More than 20 new law taking effect range from extending the state's "slow poke" law, to strengthening penalties against child sex offenders and animals abusers, to the complexities of treating ra...

 2020-07-01 12:27 

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Gov. Kemp and DPH Commissioner Dr. Toomey launch 'Wear A Mask' tour of Georgia...

ATLANTA, Ga-- Governor Brian Kemp and Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey will launch a tour of Georgia on Wednesday to encourage people to wear masks and practice social distancing over the holiday weekend. Governor Kemp ...

 2020-07-01 12:02 

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GMC FOX Edition interview: Blue Star Mothers has new chapter in Chattanooga...
 2020-07-01 11:47 

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'You broke my wrist!' Police sued for taking down wrong man...

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Body camera video shows Antonio Arnelo Smith handing his driver's license to a Black police officer and answering questions cooperatively before a white officer walks up behind him, wraps him in a bear hug and slams him face...

 2020-07-01 11:02 

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City Council waits for directive from Hamilton Co. Health Dept. about mask mandate...

Certain counties in Tennessee and surrounding states have made wearing masks mandatory, and some are wondering if Chattanooga could be added to that list. Nothing has been set in stone yet for Hamilton County or Chattanooga, but the topic came up at the C...

 2020-07-01 03:11 

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Weather Alert Day Wednesday...

MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE STORMS WEDNESDAY. Wednesday should again have the potential for showers and strong storms. An off and on pattern from the morning and into the afternoon. Aside from any storms, expect a mix of clouds and sun with an afternoon high ...

 2020-07-01 02:04 

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Tennessee: Some first-time voters can't cast absentee ballot...

Tennessee officials say they plan to enforce a requirement that first-time voters who register by mail cast their ballots in person. That's despite a judge's ruling in early June that all eligible voters can cast absentee ballots during the corona...

 2020-07-01 01:56 

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TBI investigating after police involved in Johnson City shooting Tuesday evening...

Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) are on the scene of a shooting in Johnson City Tuesday evening. According to a tweet from the TBI, the incident happened on the 900 block of McArthur Street, and police were involved in the shooting....

 2020-07-01 01:26 

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Taxi driver sues Jasper Police and city, claiming officer attacked him during stop...

A taxi driver is suing the Jasper Police Department and the city, alleging that a police officer attacked him and falsely charged him during a traffic stop. Jasper Police ChiefBilly Mason is refuting those claims, however, telling NewsChannel 9 that he co...

 2020-06-30 23:21 

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Minority-owned businesses struggle to access PPP loans...

Small businesses in Chattanooga are still recovering from the economic disruption caused by the pandemic and many businesses are counting on government funding to help them get by. For many, one life-line has been funding from the Paycheck Protection Prog...

 2020-06-30 22:17 

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Councilwoman calls for racism to be declared a public health crisis in Chattanooga...

A Chattanooga councilwoman is now calling for racism to be declared a public health crisis in the city. Councilwoman DemetrusCoonrod says this comes after the death of George Floyd last month and protests across the country. "It's really not much ...

 2020-06-30 21:48 

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Health Dept. reports 30th Hamilton Co. COVID-19 death, urges safety this July 4th weekend...

The Hamilton County Health Department has confirmed a 30th Hamilton County resident has died of COVID-19, and officials are urging people to take precautions this Independence Day weekend. Health officials say the person who died was a Black man in his 70...

 2020-06-30 20:37 

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Health Dept. announces possible COVID-19 exposures at Central, Hixson High graduations...

The Hamilton County Health Department is notifying the community, after they say attendees at Saturday's Central High and Hixson High graduations may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Health Department spokesman Tom Bodkin said in a statement Tues...

 2020-06-30 20:35 

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TSSAA announces delay in high school football, girls soccer, due to pandemic...

The TSSAA announced on its website that high school football and girls soccer will be delayed this fall due to Governor Bill Lee's extension of his executive order through August 29. The order restricts contact sporting events and activities. Accordin...

 2020-06-30 20:26 

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VACAY or STAYCAY? What you need to know about your summer vacation as COVID cases rise...

Florida has reached over 150,000 cases of COVID-19 and, as some beaches close, families all over the country are weighing their options when it comes to vacation plans. A lot goes into planning a vacation: where to stay, what to do, and when. Throw a glob...

 2020-06-30 19:35 

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Reports: Minor League Baseball to announce cancellation of 2020 season...

Minor League Baseball (MiLB) is expected to officially announce the cancellation of the 2020 season amid the ongoing pandemic. This is according toBaseball America, The Athletic and other outlets, who report that the MiLB's announcement is expected to...

 2020-06-30 18:55 

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Chattanooga firefighters working apartment fire on Sunflower Lane...

The Chattanooga Fire Department is on the scene Tuesday afternoon of an apartment fire on Sunflower Lane. Information is limited right now. NewsChannel 9's crew on the scene saw two people being loaded into ambulances. Depend on us to update you on th...

 2020-06-30 17:42 

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Federal prosecutors given July 21st deadline to reply to convicted bomber's motion...

A federal judge set a deadline for prosecutors to respond to convicted clinic bomber Eric Rudolph's motion to vacate or correct his life sentence for the deadly 1998 attack on Birmingham's New Woman, All Women clinic. The judge's order gives f...

 2020-06-30 17:27 

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Alabama skips tougher virus rules despite worsening pandemic...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In the face of climbing virus numbers, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday extended a state health order that limits the number of people in restaurants and stores but didn't follow other states that have issued new restrict...

 2020-06-30 17:00 

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How Governor Lee's latest State of Emergency Extension affects high school sports...

On Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued an executive order that extends social distancing protocol in Tennessee for another month, which affects how high school sports can prepare for an uncertain upcoming season. Tennessee high school coaches have ...

 2020-06-30 16:49 

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Governor Brian Kemp signs $26 Billion dollar 2021 fiscal year budget...

ATLANTA,GA--Just days after state lawmakers approved Georgia's 2021 budget, Governor Brian Kemp signed it. The fiscal year 2020-2021 budget had steep cuts to programs across the board, including nearly $1 billion in cuts to K-12 education and less fun...

 2020-06-30 16:38 

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Chattanooga City Councilman Byrd to request "more teeth" for CPD Advisory Committee...

Chattanooga City Councilman Anthony Byrd tells NewsChannel 9 that at Tuesday night's council meeting, he plans to ask the City Attorney about possibly expanding the powers of the city's Police Advisory Committee, which was created last year. Right...

 2020-06-30 15:49 

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Tennessee, Georgia travelers added to New York, New Jersey quarantine restrictions Tuesday...

If you are from Tennessee or Georgia and plan to visit the states of New York or New Jersey in the near future, you should plan on an extended stay. On Tuesday morning, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced travelers...

 2020-06-30 14:24 

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Middle Tennessee deputy arrested on aggravated rape charge...

A Middle Tennessee deputy has been indicted on an aggravated rape charge. Bedford County Sheriff's Office DeputyJoseph Guthrie is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a party. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the assault happened at a p...

 2020-06-30 12:51 

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Tennessee mom warns young people after her daughter fights for her life due to COVID-19...

A Tennessee mom is warning young people about the novel coronavirus as her 25-year-old daughter fights for her life due to COVID-19. This comes as health officials and doctors in both Davidson County and Shelby County urge young people to take precautions...

 2020-06-30 12:44 

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Court throws out first degree murder conviction for Chattanooga man, calls for new trial...

A Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has thrown out a first degree murder conviction for a Chattanooga man, and has called for a new trial. Back in 2016, a jury found Jeremy Reynolds guilty of the 2013 death of Wednell Washington. Police found Washington...

 2020-06-30 12:03 

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Interview: Chattanooga Theatre Centre holds modified Summer Camp due to COVID-19...
 2020-06-30 11:50 

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Tennessee among top in nation for 'worst drivers,' study says...

Tennessee is once again in the top 10 for the states with the worst drivers, according to a study. This year, Tennessee came in third place when looking at data that indicates in some states, drivers are more responsible than in others, SmartAssest report...

 2020-06-30 11:10 

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Tennessee extends deadline for families to apply for COVID-19-related food assistance...

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) says f amilies across Tennessee still have time to apply for an important program designed to help support them through the COVID-19 pandemic. TDHS has extended the deadline to apply for the Pandemic Elect...

 2020-06-30 10:35 

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Volunteer mentors needed to assist Tennessee Promise students...

Thousands of volunteers are needed in Tennessee as students enter their first year of college amidst an already uncertain time. The Tennessee Promise scholarship launched in 2015 to allow high school graduates the opportunity to go to college for free. &#...

 2020-06-30 06:58 

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Tractor Trailer fire shuts down I-24 Tuesday morning...

Hamilton County dispatch says a tractor trailer fire shut down I-24 near the Germantown Road exit early Tuesday morning. The call came in around 2:20 a. m. Right now we're working to learn how it started and if the driver is ok. TDOT expects the scene...

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