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 2020-01-31 12:30 

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Tennessee mom, boyfriend charged with raping infant, 4-year-old daughters...

A Tennessee mom and her boyfriend are behind bars accused of raping an infant and 4-year-old girl. The mom, who is not being named to help protect the victims' identities, is charged with aggravated rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery and sexua...

 2020-01-31 12:01 

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Third-party sellers to pay Georgia sales tax under new law...

Third-party sellers using online marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay and Airbnb will have to pay sales taxes to the state of Georgia under a bill the governor signed into law Thursday. State officials estimate that House Bill 276, which takes effect April 1...

 2020-01-31 11:42 

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Kemp's anti-gang push includes expanded prosecutor powers...

As part of his anti-gang push, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday said he wants prosecutors to be able to charge crimes across multiple counties and to be able to seek the death penalty for murders committed during gang activity. "Criminal street gan...

 2020-01-31 11:34 

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Tennessee reacts after reviewing new Medicaid offer...

Tennessee's top officials remained encouraged Thursday after reviewing the Trump administration's plan to transform Medicaid funding into block grants, arguing that the state's related but separate proposal is on the right track for approval. ...

 2020-01-31 11:30 

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Illness forces school closures in at least 9 counties in East & Middle Tennessee...

Several schools in Tennessee, including some in the NewsChannel 9 viewing area, have cancelled classes Friday, and in some cases Monday, due to excessive illnesses. Schools in Marion and Grundy Counties are closed through Monday. Other schools affected in...

 2020-01-31 04:18 

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Sen. Alexander says 'no need for more evidence' in President Trump impeachment trial...

GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander says there is "no need for more evidence" in President Trump's impeachment trial, boosting the odds of a swift acquittal. "There is no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven and that...

 2020-01-31 04:12 

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Park if pregnant: Tennessee bill aims to help expecting mothers, people with infants park...

Parking can be a hassle for everyone. Now imagine you're a mom trying to make sure your children are safe around moving vehicles while your hands are full of groceries. To make it easier for parents, a new bill in Tennessee would encourage businesses ...

 2020-01-31 02:08 

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Could the deadly Scottsboro dock fire have been avoided? Chief says it's too soon to tell...

"If it's not here, we're gonna have this situation again," Julie Jackson said. On Tuesday, Jackson called for change at Jackson County Marina, saying there needs to be a docked rescue boat on site. "All the time," she said. WTVC. J...

 2020-01-31 01:16 

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PSA: Gov. Lee encourages Tennesseans to participate in 2020 U.S. Census...

Governor Bill Lee is encouraging all Tennesseans to participate in the U. S. Census. His new public service announcement was shown on Wednesday during the public opening of the Census' office in Memphis. It is now available on the Internet. Lee's ...

 2020-01-31 00:18 

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Feds: Indicted Grundy Co. deputies bragged about beating handcuffed arrestees...

Federal prosecutors say two Grundy County deputies, a father and son, bragged about beating people who were in handcuffs, and said that this was the "Grundy County Way. " Tony and TJ Bean were indicted on excessive force charges in July 2019. Tony...

 2020-01-30 23:55 

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'Red Flag' gun laws make way through Tennessee Legislature...

Some Tennessee lawmakers want the state to implement "Red Flag" laws that would temporarily ban someone from buying or possessing a gun if they are deemed "a risk. "Sen. Sara Kyle (D-Shelby County) and Rep. Gloria Johnson (D-Knoxville) hav...

 2020-01-30 22:49 

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Emails: Big companies urged Tennessee Governor to veto anti-LGBT adoption law...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee sought to downplay potential consequences amid multiple businesses reaching out to his administration warning that the state's reputation would suffer should the Republican enact an anti-LGBT adoption measure. Emails obtained t...

 2020-01-30 21:36 

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Chattanooga FD: Welding believed to have sparked East Lake fire...

Chattanooga firefighters quickly got a blaze under control in an East Lake neigbhorhood Thursday afternoon. It happened around 2:40 p. m. in the 3000 block of 6th Avenue. When firefighters with Engine 9 got there, they say heavy fire and smoke coming from...

 2020-01-30 20:16 

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Tennessee law enforcement agency issues warning after razor blades found in unwrapped gum...

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) -A Sheriff's Office in Tennessee is warning residents after razor blades were found inside an unopened pack of gum. The Hardeman County Sheriff's Office issued the warning on Thursday. According to the department, thr...

 2020-01-30 17:00 

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Time Trial Tragedy: For the first time, see the crash that changed one man's life...

Our Newschannel 9 team got our hands on never-before-seen video showing the moment the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival came to a screeching halt. Organizers promised fans an experience they wouldn't forget, but because of the moment captured in that vid...

 2020-01-30 16:05 

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Ousted East Ridge Police Chief sues city...

James Reed, the former police chief for the city of East Ridge, is suing the city. We reported last year that Reed was first placed on administrative leave and then fired after an internal affairs investigation....

 2020-01-30 14:31 

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Group says Chattanooga, southeast Tenn. at "functional zero" for homeless veterans...

The Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition (CRHC) has some welcome news: It says the Chattanooga community along with southeastern Tennessee has reached "functional zero" on veteran homelessness. The CRHC says the region is just one of 11 communi...

 2020-01-30 13:30 

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Local daycare starts online children's & parents magazine...
 2020-01-30 13:23 

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Preview: Women's policy conference...
 2020-01-30 12:27 

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Georgia State Patrol fires 30-plus new troopers for cheating...

The Georgia State Patrol says an entire graduating class of its Trooper School has been fired or resigned amid a cheating scandal. Georgia Department of Public Safety Commissioner Col. Mark W. McDonough confirmed at a news conference Wednesday that 32 tro...

 2020-01-30 12:23 

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Tennessee 3rd grader saves toddler cousin from choking on candy at rodeo...

A 9-year-old old boy in Tennessee is being called a life saver after he saved his little cousin from choking on a lifesaver candy. And it's all because of a poster hanging up at his school. Timothy Prather is a 3rd grader at Ramer Elementary School in...

 2020-01-30 11:55 

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Crews in Scottsboro recover boat believed responsible for deadly boat dock fire...

Late Wednesday night, crews recovered the boat investigators believe started the deadly dock fire in Scottsboro, AlabamaMonday morning. New video shows salvage crew members removing the boat from the water Wednesday night. Image via WAAY-TV video. Shane O...

 2020-01-30 04:46 

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Amanda Foster died trying to save children in Scottsboro dock fire, according to witness...

More families continue to come forward mourning their loved ones lost in the Scottsboro dock fire. Bliss Zechman spoke with Amanda Foster's grieving family, who says the 38-year-old woman died trying to save others. Monica Howard and Amanda Foster wer...

 2020-01-30 04:28 

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'The bill is due': Hamilton Co. Schools unsure how to pay for costly consolidation plan...

The bill is due. Some Hamilton County School Board members say time has run out and they have to do something about the state of schools in the district. While MGT Consulting continues to collect community ideas after their latest proposal, the school boa...

 2020-01-30 01:21 

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East TN truck driver sentenced after driving to Atlanta to exploit child for sex...

An East Tennessee truck driver has been sentenced after traveling to Atlanta to try to sexually exploit someone he thought was an 11-year-old girl. U. S. Attorney Byung J. "BJay" Pak says 27-year-old Seth Weidemann used the internet to try to expl...

 2020-01-30 01:18 

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Woman shares final memories of 5 grandchildren she lost to Scottsboro marina fire...

Stories of failed rescues and tragic endings begin to surface after eight people - children and adults - died in the Scottsboro, Alabama marina fire. Crews believe they'll be at the dock for weeks as they try to see what led to this tragedy. On Wednes...

 2020-01-30 00:34 

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The sudden resignation of Ringgold's police chief has many people surprised...

The sudden resignation of Ringgold's Police chief leaves many surprised and confused. Ringgold Police Chief Dan Bilbrey announced his resignation Monday night saying he was tired of seeing his department overlooked. But, some say that isn't the wh...

 2020-01-29 22:28 

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Rhea Co. biologist calls for immediate closure of Watts Bar Lock due to Silver Carp threat...

A fish that threatens other species in our area's beloved lakes and rivers is spreading across the state. Now, a biologist is calling for the closure of Watts Bar Lock, a major lock that's been open since the 1940s. Asian Silver Carp are known for...

 2020-01-29 21:32 

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Calhoun Walmart welcomes new health center - and Mark Wahlberg...

Actor Mark Wahlberg made a stop in North Georgia Wednesday to help usher in Walmart's second ever health center. This afternoon, the retailer celebrated the grand opening of the facility at 448 W. Belmont Drive in Calhoun, right next to their newly re...

 2020-01-29 20:25 

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CDOT: Water main break shuts down all lanes of Manufacturers Road near Hwy 27 Wednesday...

Chattanooga Department of Transportation (CDOT) says a water main break has closed all lanes of Manufacturers Road near Highway 27 Wednesday afternoon. CDOT issued a statement at 3:09 p. m. , saying the impacted area is between the Highway 27 overpass and...

 2020-01-29 14:54 

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Tennessee state park discounts if you 'Refer-a-Friend'...

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is launching a campaign to encourage hunters and fishermen to recruit their friends, family or anyone they know to go hunting or fishing. The Refer-a-Friend campaign rewards licensed hunters and anglers who r...

 2020-01-29 14:32 

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Free prom dress giveaway in Chattanooga...
 2020-01-29 13:30 

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Rossville couple charged with distributing drugs in northwest Georgia...

The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force (LMJCD) says a couple from Rossville operated a distribution network of prescription drugs and marijuana throughout the northwest Georgia area. Agents arrested 33-year-old Kristopher Teffeteller and 38...

 2020-01-29 13:19 

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 2020-01-29 13:09 

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Tennessee bill aims to have reserved parking spots for expectant moms, infants...

A Tennessee lawmaker is calling on businesses to allow reserving at least two parking spots exclusively for pregnant women or persons with infants. Rep. G. A. Hardaway's bill (D-Memphis) allows for a business, firm, or other person conducting business...

 2020-01-29 12:47 

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East Ridge Police seek car thief caught on camera...

Police in East Ridge need your help identifying a man who was caught on camera while he was stealing a car. The incident happened early Monday morning at about 5:30 a. m. at the Circle K gas station at 6708 Ringgold Road. The victim told police officers o...

 2020-01-29 12:30 

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MTSU seeking man who sexually assaulted a student in a parking lot on campus...

The Middle Tennessee State University Police Department is seeking information to help find a man they say sexually assaulted a female student in the parking lot on campus. University Police said a female student reported that she was walking near the Dav...

 2020-01-29 12:19 

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Walker County announces "significant" infrastructure investment...

Officials with Walker County government say residents will notice a significant investment in the county's road system this summer. Walker County spokesman Joe Legge says contractor bids are now being accepted to make improvements to 36 miles of roads...

 2020-01-29 12:10 

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Georgia lawmakers consider restrictions on vaping...

Doctors and students told Georgia lawmakers that e-cigarette use is prevalent among children and poses serious risks to their health. State legislators considering restrictions on vaping products met Tuesday at the state Capitol. A pending bill would rais...

 2020-01-29 04:38 

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Family says Nashville officer stabbed their dog; officer says he was protecting his dog...

A family says their 13-year-old dog is recovering after she was stabbed several times by an off-duty Metro Nashville Police officer, who says he was protecting his own dog. Tommy Jacobs tells our affiliate station WKRN that his family dog Cami got out of ...

 2020-01-29 04:09 

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Petition to make CSAS a local historic landmark reaches thousands of signatures...

Saving a school that means so much to so many. Two weeks ago, we told you about a new proposal from MGT Consulting that would close 11 schools in Hamilton County. Now, community members are working on a petition to save a certain building. We came across ...

 2020-01-29 03:30 

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Chattanooga City Council takes a stand against "predatory lending"...

Chattanooga's City Council is taking a stand against what they're calling "predatory lending. " At Tuesday night's city council meeting, several audience members stood in support after the council passed a resolution asking the State o...

 2020-01-29 01:25 

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Chattanooga City Council puts an indefinite brake on electric scooters...

You won't see electric scooters on the streets of the Scenic City anytime soon. On Tuesday night, Chattanooga City Council put an indefinite brake on electric dockless scooters. Back in July, the city council passed a 6-month ban on scooters after mem...

 2020-01-28 23:59 

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Galingers sue Farm to Fork; Restaurant liability harder to prove in Tenn. than Georgia...

The Galingers believe Farm to Fork restaurant in Ringgold over served Janet Hinds, knowing she was about to drive home. Hinds is the woman accused of hitting and killing Chattanooga Officer Nicholas Galinger in February while he was inspecting a flooded m...

 2020-01-28 23:56 

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Catoosa County Sheriff's Office searching for wanted man...

The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a man with warrants out for his arrest. Deputies are looking for 33-year-old Jon Edward Pippin, who has outstanding warrants in the county, according to a post on the sheriff's office Fac...

 2020-01-28 22:58 

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Father of 5 loses wife, children in devastating Scottsboro marina fire; GoFundMe started...

Tonight, a husband and father of five is now trying to find a new way of life after losing his family in the marina fire in Scottsboro, Alabama. Joe Miles lost his wife and children as a result of the massive fire in Scottsboro, Alabama early Monday morni...

 2020-01-28 22:07 

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Soddy-Daisy fire chief says stalled trains could cost people their lives...

A neighborhood in Soddy-Daisy is growing concerned for their safety after stalled trains are causing major delays. On Tuesday morning, the Soddy-Daisy Fire Department says a train stalled at the Cox Lane intersection for more than 40 minutes. (Image submi...

 2020-01-28 21:00 

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Coroner: 4 children among 8 killed in massive Scottsboro marina fire...

A county coronor has confirmed that four children were among those killed when a fire ripped through a North Alabama marina early Monday morning. Roughly two dozen people lived on Dock B at Jackson County Park Marina, and none was rich or famous. They wer...

 2020-01-28 19:26 

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Harrison Elementary students working for wildlife - Part 2...

Harrison Elementary School 5th graders descended upon Hidden Lake in the Enterprise South Nature Park Tuesday morning, all in the name of enhancing wildlife habitat. Youngsters place pine shavings inside their wood duck nest boxes to serve as nesting mate...

 2020-01-28 17:07 

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Dispute over dog in Collegedale puts CPD officer on leave...

A Chattanooga Police officer has been placed on administrative leave after police in Collegedale charged him with simple assault. Collegedale Police charged Gregory Stroud on Saturday. An affidavit obtained by NewsChannel 9 says the arrest came after poli...

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