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 2020-09-10 14:02 

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Tennessee lawmakers makes push to help musicians, small businesses, small restaurants...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Tennessee U. S. Representative Jim Cooper and others in the music and restaurant industry are calling on Congress to pass three bills to help industries impacted by COVID-19. Rep....

 2020-09-10 13:42 

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Son describes father's exchange of gunfire with wanted fugitive Dalton Potter...

https://newschannel9. com/news/local/police-activity-shuts-down-portion-of-i-75-in-whitfield-co-monday-morning. After nearly 72 hours on the run, Dalton Potter is in custody as of Thursday morning. The GBI says early Monday during a traffic stop, Potter f...

 2020-09-10 13:18 

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Tennessee reports at least 756 coronavirus cases at schools...

Tennessee reported on Wednesday that 756 students and staff have tested positive for the coronavirus at schools across the state, with more than half the districts reporting. Data on cases across all districts was supposed to be released Tuesday but was d...

 2020-09-10 13:03 

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Great Smoky Mountains wildfire lawsuits could move to trial with latest ruling...

U. S. park officials have failed to show enough was done to keep the public updated as a deadly wildfire spread from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2016, a judge ruled. The decision Tuesday by U. S. District Judge Ronnie Greer in Knoxville keeps l...

 2020-09-10 12:54 

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Interview: Enterprise Center helping small businesses during the pandemic...
 2020-09-10 12:46 

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Tennessee mayor calls for Gov. Lee to fire Education Commissioner Schwinn...

Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles is calling on Gov. Bill Lee to fire state school commissioner Dr. Penny Schwinn. Mayor Ogles made his announcement on Facebook - saying Commissioner Schwinn doesn't represent our values. So far, the state is not respondin...

 2020-09-10 12:33 

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'Be on the Lookout' alert issued after Knox County deputy spots tiger...

A "Be on the Lookout" alert has been issued after a Knox County deputy reported seeing a tiger Wednesday night. Multiple agencies responded to the Forks of the River Industrial Park. No other sightings have been reported. Zoo Knoxville confirmed a...

 2020-09-10 11:45 

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TBI Most Wanted: New photos released of Murfreesboro attorney wanted on rape charges...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released new photos of a Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive andMurfreesboro attorney wanted on rape charges. David Whelan, 49, is wanted for aggravated rape and statutory rape involving a teenage babysitter. Rutherford C...

 2020-09-10 11:07 

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Fire in Sale Creek destroys mobile home, travel trailer Wednesday night...

Fire investigators say a faulty generator sparked a fire that destroyed a mobile home and travel trailer in Sale Creek Wednesday night. Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Amy Maxwell says the fire broke out just after 6:30 p. m. at a ...

 2020-09-10 10:31 

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COVID-19 infections leap again at University of Georgia...

Coronavirus infections continue to spread at the University of Georgia, with the school reporting more than 1,400 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week. The numbers, reported Wednesday, push the 39,000-student university close to 2,600 total infections i...

 2020-09-10 08:56 

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Man dies after reported fall from boat on Nashville lake...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A mid-state man has died after an apparent fall from a boat while sailing in Nashville. Jerry Mealer, 73, of Clarksville, was found unresponsive after reportedly falling from a sailboat in Percy Priest Lake Wednesday afternoon, accordi...

 2020-09-10 08:55 

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Casting ballots by mail in Tennessee blocked for first-time voters...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A federal judge has blocked a Tennessee law for the November election that bars first-time voters from casting ballots by mail unless they show identification at an election office beforehand. U. S. District Judge Eli Richardson or...

 2020-09-10 02:31 

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Chattanooga PD, TWRA, others work to recover body from Nickajack Lake Wednesday...

Several different agencies are working together to recover a body from Nickajack Lake in Hamilton County Wednesday night. Chattanooga Police tell us the body was discovered near Moccasin Bend. (Image: TWRA) The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) s...

 2020-09-09 23:23 

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Cleveland Tenn. home owner denied storm damage insurance, TDCI explains policies...

Tennessee state officials say they've seen many more insurance claims so far this year, compared to 2019. They tell NewsChannel 9 that the powerful tornadoes that hit in the spring have a lot to do with it. But some residents in our area say claims fo...

 2020-09-09 20:53 

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Tennessee calls for poll workers 16 and up for election amid shortage...

A pandemic can't stop an election from happening, but it can cause hiccups along the way. The CDC considers seniors to be at higher risk for severe illness from the pandemic, with eight out of 10 COVID-19 related deaths involving adults 65 and older. ...

 2020-09-09 17:31 

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Chattanooga taxi driver charged with assaulting woman in her Walker County home...

Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson says a Chattanooga taxi driver faces charges that he assaulted a woman in her home, and says the suspect may have committed similar crimes in the past. Sheriff Wilson says early Friday morning, deputies responded to the ...

 2020-09-09 15:09 

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Ooltewah High School classes cancelled all week, but outdoor team practices to continue...

COVID-19 concerns have forced the cancellation of classes at Ooltewah High School this week, but Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE) spokesman Tim Hensley says practices for the sports teams will continue. Hensley says school officials finalize...

 2020-09-09 14:46 

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WWTA sewer customers in Hamilton County to pay 12 percent more, starting in October...

The Waste Water Treatment Authority (WWTA) in Hamilton County has announced that customers will be paying more for their sewer bills, as of October 1st. The WWTA explains that this hike is so that it can be in compliance with the Federal Water Pollution C...

 2020-09-09 14:37 

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Georgia D.E.C.A.L. debuts website to track childhood development milestones...

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has launched a new "Developmental Milestones" website. The site provides information and resources that will aid families to easily track their child's developmental mileston...

 2020-09-09 12:27 

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Comedy 423 to entertain with Secret Comedy Show...
 2020-09-09 12:21 

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Preview: Virtual Art Fair celebrates local artists...
 2020-09-09 11:10 

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UT-Knoxville leader: COVID case count rising 'way too fast'...

The chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville said Tuesday that COVID-19 cases are increasing "way too fast" and that specific actions to address the jump will be announced in the coming days. In an online message, Chancellor Donde Pl...

 2020-09-09 10:48 

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Chattanooga Food Bank, Athens church among recipients of statewide non-profit grants...

The winners are announced and two local non-profits are included for COVID-19 relief funding through the Tennessee Community CARES Program. The Chattanooga Area Food Bank and St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Athens were just two of the hundreds of winne...

 2020-09-09 04:52 

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Georgia investigating 'potential double voting' in primary...

Georgia's top elections official said Tuesday that his office has identified about 1,000 cases of "potential double voting" in the June primary election — a felony he's determined to see prosecuted. These voters submitted absentee ba...

 2020-09-09 03:52 

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Chattanooga leaders fix clerical error that showed raise for some city employees...

Chattanooga City leaders say a clerical error that showed a raise for some city employees has been fixed. During a budget vote, a previous pay plan was left in by mistake and approved. City of Chattanooga Cheif Operating Officer Maura Sullivan says they f...

 2020-09-09 01:03 

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Tennessee delays launch of school district COVID dashboard, citing technical difficulties...

The Tennessee Department of Education says the launch of their anticipated online dashboard to track COVID-19 cases in schools across the state has been delayed. TDOE officials say this is because of technical difficulties with processing data across a nu...

 2020-09-09 00:33 

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Working parents able to sign kids up for virtual learning at Chattanooga YFD centers...

Chattanooga Youth and Family Development centers are partnering with Hamilton County Schools to help working parents have a place for their children to continue their virtual learning in a safe and socially-distanced environment. The following sites will ...

 2020-09-08 23:37 

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As some teachers ask to go virtual, Hamilton Co. Schools' criteria seems to have changed...

As more COVID-19 cases show up in Hamilton County Schools, some teachers are asking to shift their schedules so they can protect themselves from the virus. That includes requesting to teach remotely. But, as NewsChannel 9 discovered, the district's cr...

 2020-09-08 22:27 

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Nashville man killed in possible road rage shooting...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Metro Nashville Police have responded to a shooting possibly connected to a road rage incident. WATCH LIVE: HERE. Nashville man killed in possible road rage shooting. PHOTO: FOX 17 News. Police say one man has been shot and was killed o...

 2020-09-08 22:10 

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No more snow days? School officials discuss possibility, say online learning on the rise...

Snow days are something students look foward to every year - but could the pandemic make them a thing of the past? It's no secret that even before the virus, college students could do a lot more from their devices than ever before. And now, they'r...

 2020-09-08 20:53 

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Tennessee boating fatalities increase 200 percent so far from 2019...

With two more deaths reported over the Labor Day Holiday weekend, the number of boating-related deaths in Tennessee have increased by 200 percent over 2019. There have been 24 people killed in boating accidents so far this year. There were only eight deat...

 2020-09-08 20:41 

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District: Catoosa County school bus hit by car Tuesday afternoon...

School district officials say no one was hurt when a Catoosa County school bus was hit a car Tuesday afternoon. According to district spokesperson Marissa Brower, one student was on the bus at the time of the crash. However, no one was hurt. Brower says t...

 2020-09-08 19:07 

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Tennessee schools take advantage of USDA's decision to pave the way for free meals for all...

In Hamilton County, every student will now be able to eat for free regardless of their financial situation. The USDA announced an extension to an existing program which now allows students that were previously paying for meals at reduced or full price, to...

 2020-09-08 17:37 

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Plane crashes with 3 people onboard in Warren County...

The Warren County Sheriff's Office has been called to a plane crash off old Nashville Highway 70. Three people were on the plane when authorities say it went into a field near Airport Lake Rd. Witnesses told the sheriff's office the plane stalled ...

 2020-09-08 17:04 

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Labor Day weekend in Nashville: Over 50 mask citations, 4 large parties busted...

Crowds packed Broadway to spend Labor Day weekend in Music City. As people celebrated, Metro Police say they kept working to enforce Nashville's COVID-19 restrictions. Most of the action involved mask violations downtown and breaking up large parties ...

 2020-09-08 16:31 

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Georgia investigating double voting in primary election...

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state said Tuesday that his office has identified about 1,000 cases of double voting in the June primary election -- a felony he's determined to see prosecuted. These voters submitted absentee ballots bu...

 2020-09-08 16:10 

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Tenn. Comptroller: Assistant District Attorney wrongfully pocketed $22K in state payments...

The latest investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller's Office has led to the indictment of an Assistant District Attorney for Henry, Carroll, Benton, Decatur and Hardin counties. According to the comptroller's office, Thomas Tansil Jr. wrongfully...

 2020-09-08 15:49 

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Chattanooga firefighters rescue man from Tennessee River Sunday night...

Chattanooga firefighters rescued a man from the Tennessee River Sunday night, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department. Spokeswoman Lindsey Rogers says the incident happened at about 10:45 p. m. Fireboat 1, Ladder 1, Battalion 1 and Battalion 3 were d...

 2020-09-08 14:16 

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COVID-19 claims life of prominent Hamilton County Republican Mike Baskette...

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger confirms to NewsChannel 9 the passing of Micheal "Mike" Baskette, due to complications of COVID-19. Baskette was a longtime prominent Republican in Hamilton County. An obituary on the Hamilton Funeral Home's...

 2020-09-08 12:59 

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Suspect charged after man shot at hotel in Cleveland Sunday...

Cleveland Police say a man is recovering and another man faces charges after a shooting at a hotel in Cleveland on Sunday. CPD spokeswoman Sgt. Evie West says the incident happened just after 5 p. m. at the Daybreak Suites, at 132 Keith Street Southwest. ...

 2020-09-08 12:52 

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Food box distribution to begin at Alstom COVID-19 testing site in Hamilton County...

Hamilton County Health Officials are distributing food boxes at the Alstom Plant COVID-19 testing site Tuesday to anyone who is tested and may be facing hunger. This is in partnership with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. The distribution takes on the topi...

 2020-09-08 12:35 

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North Carolina trooper cited for taking $5K in gear from gym...

A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper is accused of stealing $5,000 worth of exercise equipment from a gym before it reopened to the public amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to authorities. The Gastonia-based officer, Jerome John Letcavage,...

 2020-09-08 12:32 

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Person struck, killed on I-59 in Dade County early Tuesday morning...

The Dade County Sheriff's Office confirms to NewsChannel 9 that a person was struck and killed while standing on or near Interstate 59 late Monday night. Major Barry Irwin tells us the incident happened at 12:45 a. m. near the Tennessee state line. Au...

 2020-09-08 11:56 

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GMC FOX Edition interview: Chattanooga Boys Choir sets plans for 2020...
 2020-09-08 03:40 

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CPD: Man shows up at hospital with gunshot wound Monday night...

The Chattanooga Police Department says showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound Monday night. Police say the man says he was shotsomewhere on Arlington Avenue. He was taken to the hospital by aprivate vehicle. CPD says the victim has a non life-thre...

 2020-09-07 21:09 

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Popular businesses take part in #LaborDayOn movement to help fight U.S. unemployment...

On Labor Day, many companies either take the holiday off, or use it to promote their own sales or discounts. But on Monday, more than 50 well-known brands, starting with Red Wing Shoes, are taking part in the '#LaborDayOn'; initiative, instead usin...

 2020-09-07 20:09 

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Ooltewah football player finds inspiration in the leadership of Nick Saban...

It was a week ago when the Alabama football team, led by Coach Nick Saban, marched through Tuscaloosa for racial equality. Since then, other teams have done similar acts showing their unity. Those actions have been visible across the country, and in the p...

 2020-09-07 15:48 

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Chattanooga COVID-19 "long-hauler" patient still feeling intense effects two months later...

Articles from TIME, The Atlantic, and physicians across the country are addressing "long-haul" coronavirus patients - those who are left unable to work, lead a normal life or get out of bed for months after they've had the illness. Some resear...

 2020-09-07 08:33 

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Whitfield County deputy shot during traffic stop Monday morning...

UPDATE (4:30AM): Officers on the scene say the deputy is ok. PREVIOUSLY: A Whitfield County deputy was shot while making a traffic stop Monday morning. An officer on the scene says the deputy pulled over a man suspected of stealing a utility trailer aroun...

 2020-09-06 22:24 

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Nashville mayor closes part of Broadway to traffic following packed Saturday night...

Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced he was closing a section of Lower Broadway to traffic on Sunday to promote social distancing following a packed Saturday night Downtown. Beginning at 6 p. m until 11 p. m. , traffic will not be allowed on Broadway fro...

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