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 2021-02-16 16:03 

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Hamilton County Deputy Sheriff charged with violating no contact order, now on leave...

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) says a deputy sheriff faces charges after he violated a no contact order. HCSO spokesman Matt Lea says officers recently arrested Deputy Sheriff Jorge Araiza and charged him with one county of simple domesti...

 2021-02-16 12:59 

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Interview: Rise Chattanooga celebrates Black History Month with virtual events...
 2021-02-16 11:41 

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Auditor, police asked to investigate box of missing vaccines in Knoxville...

Officials in eastern Tennessee have hired an external auditor and asked police to investigate after a box of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines went missing. Public health officials announced last week the 975 doses were likely thrown out by accident. Knox County M...

 2021-02-16 11:32 

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Laundry basket, kayak, bodyboard: Middle Tennesseans use whatever they can to go sledding...

No sleds? No problem! Middle Tennesseans used whatever they could get their hands on to take advantage of winter weather on Monday. From laundry baskets, to kayaks, to bodyboards, FOX 17 News viewers got creative to hit the hills. Caption: Kayak sledding ...

 2021-02-16 04:44 

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Hamilton County Schools announces resolution aimed at diversifying teacher hiring...

The Hamilton County school district is doing more to diversify its teachers. On Monday, district leaders announced an initiative to hire minority educators - that a minority educator is someone who is African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native Haw...

 2021-02-16 03:14 

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David Perdue files paperwork for potential 2022 Senate run...

Former Georgia Sen. David Perdue filed campaign paperwork Monday, opening up the potential for the recently defeated Republican to run against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022. Perdue, 71, filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Co...

 2021-02-16 02:25 

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Mother Nature hits Monteagle with winter weather as black ice threat looms...

A mix of rain, sleet, freezing rain, snow and everything in between is making travel tricky on Monteagle Mountain Monday night. Crews from Sequachee Valley Electric Company worked to remove ice from power lines in Monteagle on Monday. As of Monday at 8:00...

 2021-02-16 00:33 

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Governor Lee closes state offices in Middle Tennessee due to expected hazardous weather...

Governor Bill Lee has shut down state offices in Middle and West Tennessee due to freezing rain, ice and snowfall. State offices in the following counties will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 16....

 2021-02-16 00:11 

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Chattanooga church, hospital team up to help vaccinate underserved, minority communities...

A Chattanooga church and local hospital are helping those in underserved, minority communities get the COVID-19 vaccine. Through a partnership with Olivet Baptist Church, CHI Memorial Hospital gave out shots to those 70 and older on Monday. The event last...

 2021-02-15 23:42 

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Black ice, a winter driving danger. How to regain control of your vehicle....

Winter weather can be dangerous, especially on the roads. We're talking about black ice in particular. If you've ever encountered it, you know how scary it can be. Consumer Reports has some lifesaving advice that every driver needs to hear. Black ...

 2021-02-15 23:02 

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Weather Alert through Tuesday morning...

WEATHER ALERT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING... WATCH FOR BLACK ICERain and a mix of rain/sleet/freezing rain/snow at higher elevations through the evening. Then, drier and sharply colder overnight with a rapid temperature drop to the 10s and low 20s. This could...

 2021-02-15 22:07 

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What happens to our COVID-19 vaccine supply if county health departments lose power?...

As parts of our viewing area experience power outages due to winter weather, we wanted to see if health departments were at risk to lose COVID-19 vaccines if they lost power. In Texas, a winter storm forced one county to change its COVID-19 vaccine plan. ...

 2021-02-15 21:04 

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Latest school closings & delays in the NewsChannel 9 area for Tuesday, Feb. 16th...

We're weather alert Monday, as winter weather is making its waythrough our area. Click here to see the latest list of closings and delays for Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 2021. The list will be updated as we receive word from school officials. Follow our Storm...

 2021-02-15 20:16 

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Man charged with murder in shooting death of baby in Macon...

A man has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of a baby at a Georgia apartment complex. Demetrius John Simmons, 28, was arrested and was being held without bond in the death of a 1-year-old child in the Macon apartment, the Bibb Co...

 2021-02-15 19:26 

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After video shows her being dragged by hair out of bar, Chattanooga woman claims assault...

A Chattanooga woman says she has filed a police report accusing a security guard of assault, after an incident caught on video in late January showed the woman being dragged out of the Chattanooga Billiard Club on Cherry Street by her hair. Bliss Causby s...

 2021-02-15 19:23 

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TEMA activated for severe winter weather as shelters, warming stations open...

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) has activated its emergency plan to respond to severe winter weather gripping Middle and West Tennessee on Monday. Freezing rain, sleet, and snow are expected to cause significant impacts to roadways and TEMA h...

 2021-02-15 18:14 

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Chattanooga man charged with impersonating President Obama on gun permit application...

Police are charging a man from Chattanooga after they say he forged former President Barack Obama's name on an application for a handgun permit. Chattanooga officers arrested Robert Joseph Hallick on February 11th. He's charged with perjury, forge...

 2021-02-15 17:00 

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Proposed law would protect some workers, applicants testing positive for marijuana...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Two Tennessee lawmakers have introduced legislation which would prevent employers from penalizing some employees and applicants if they test positive for marijuana use. HB1330/SB1359 is sponsored by Representative Torrey C. Harris (D-Me...

 2021-02-15 15:46 

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Georgia bill would require nursing homes to allow visitors...

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawmakers in Georgia's state House are considering legislation that would require hospitals and nursing homes to allow visitors, after many cut visitor access because of the coronavirus pandemic. Rep. Ed. Setzler, a Republican fro...

 2021-02-15 14:36 

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AAA: Georgia gas prices ticking upward...

Gas prices in Georgia increased at the pump compared to a week ago, according to a report released Monday by AAA. AAA said Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $2. 33 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday's state average is 5 ...

 2021-02-15 13:41 

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Get Moving Monday: Eating more fruits & veggies...
 2021-02-15 13:04 

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Good Chatt. with Greg & Chloe: Stories to make you smile...
 2021-02-15 13:03 

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Interview: Girls, Inc. celebrating 60 years with upcoming virtual event...
 2021-02-15 12:08 

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Snow leopard previously at Tennessee zoo known for her 7 healthy cubs dies after cancer...

A snow leopard that gained national attention for giving birth to seven cubs has died at 17 years old, a New Jersey zoo said Sunday. Himani, who reared four litters of cubs at a time when snow leopard breeding success was at a low point, was "peaceful...

 2021-02-15 11:47 

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NC GOP to vote on censuring Burr after impeachment vote...

The North Carolina Republican Party is expected to vote Monday on whether to censure Sen. Richard Burr over his vote to convict former President Donald Trump during Trump's second impeachment trial. Party spokesman Tim Wigginton told multiple news out...

 2021-02-15 10:56 

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GALLERY: Sheet of ice snow, covers Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky...

A sheet of ice, sleet and snow is covering parts of Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. Winter storm warnings are in effect for a large part of the country, all the way down to the U. S. /Mexico border, brining winter weather across the south. A glaze...

 2021-02-15 03:42 

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Park ranger advises how to prepare for wintery weather as TDOT urges drivers stay at home...

Tennessee Department of Transportation(TDOT) is urging drivers not to travel starting Sunday night and into Tuesday morning. But for some, travel is unavoidable. We spoke to a park ranger about what he advises for people having to get out in winter storms...

 2021-02-15 01:17 

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Chattanooga Clergy for Justice sends list of new policy requests in letter to HCSO Sunday...
 2021-02-15 00:04 

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Valentine's vaccinations are a once in a lifetime experience for Hamilton County seniors...

It's love in the time of lockdown. Several seniors lined up at the Tennessee River Park this Valentine's Day for a very unique date. We spoke to Hamilton County couples about their decades long love stories that lead them to get a COVID-19 vaccine...

 2021-02-14 02:51 

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Investigation underway after fire causes severe damage to renovated house Saturday evening...

A house that was being renovated on Hazelwood Avenue near Brainerd Road is severely damaged after catching fire around 7:00 Saturday evening. The Chattanooga Fire Department (CFD) confirms multiple people called to report the entire back of the home was e...

 2021-02-14 02:34 

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Chattanooga floral shops hope Valentine's Day sales help recover from pandemic losses...

Valentine's Day is Sunday, and the holiday is one of the busiest weekends for florists. However, this past year hasn't been easy for these small businesses. With wedding and event cancellations, some florists have struggled to stay afloat. We went...

 2021-02-14 01:15 

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Black Businesses are growing in Chattanooga despite the obstacles of the pandemic...

As we're about halfway through Black History Month and with that in mind we checked in with black-owned businesses in Chattanooga to see how they're staying afloat. Several months out from the pandemic we spoke with a few black owned businesses to...

 2021-02-13 20:38 

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Hundreds of EPB customers in downtown Chattanooga are experiencing a fiber optics outage...

EPB says 1500 of their customers are experiencing a fiber optics outage. This after a brief fire broke out that was caused by an equipment malfunction. A spokesperson for the company says the fire was quickly put out and the Chattanooga Fire Department wa...

 2021-02-13 16:21 

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Multiple crashes in Middle Tennessee Saturday morning as icy conditions persist...

Our Nashville ABC affiliate WKRN reports several accidents in the Nashville area due to icy conditions Saturday morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol's Nashville post tweeted they were investigating several ice-related accidents and urging drivers to ...

 2021-02-13 04:47 

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Chattanooga Rescue Mission holds annual Valentine's Day banquet for homeless community...

The Chattanooga Rescue Mission held its annual Valentine's Day banquet for people in our community who are without a home. Caption: WTVC. On Friday evening, people were given plates of food with hearts, accompanied by some good music. We spoke with on...

 2021-02-13 02:52 

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What the new CDC guidelines could mean for Marion County Schools and other districts...

With new CDC guidelines for schools, some parents and students are wondering... will this change anything about their schools? We spoke to people connected to Marion County Schools about what this could mean for their county. Mark Griffith is the Superint...

 2021-02-13 01:22 

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Tennessee man leaves $5 million to pet border collie...

It won't be a dog's life for a Tennessee canine whose owner recently died. Lulu, an 8-year-old border collie, will be living the good life in Nashville after inheriting $5 million in her owner's will, WTVF-TV reported. Martha Burton, Lulu'...

 2021-02-13 00:36 

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Chattanoogans with disabilities struggle to find employment during pandemic...

The path to employment for many adults with developmental disabilities is often a difficult one. And the pandemic is making that transition out of the school system and into the workforce even harder. We explored the struggles many are facing right now, a...

 2021-02-12 23:36 

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'I shouldn't be a prisoner in my house': Veteran scared to live in home amid vandalism...

BONAIRE, Ga. -- Bullet holes, broken glass, and bricks aren't typical living room dcor but one look inside of Tracy Gray's home, and that's all you'll see. "We're under siege over here," Gray said. The veteran lives in a duplex...

 2021-02-12 22:30 

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Comparing the CDC's new school guidance and district practices in the NewsChannel 9 area...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially issued its guidance for safely returning to the classroom....

 2021-02-12 20:00 

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HCSO SWAT aiding in arrest on Taft Highway, roadway temporarily closed...

SWAT team members with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) are assisting in the arrest of a suspect with warrants on Taft Highway Friday afternoon, authorities said. It is happening on the 5200 block of Taft Highway near Fairmount. HCSO spokes...

 2021-02-12 18:55 

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Pastor calls out Tennessee governor for 'echoing transphobia' in support of bill...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A Tennessee pastor is calling out Governor Bill Lee for "echoing the transphobia" in his support for legislation that would ban transgender children from participating in sports other than with those of their biological sex. SB2...

 2021-02-12 18:09 

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What's different with your taxes this year? An expert in Chattanooga offers advice...

As of Friday, the I. R. S. is accepting and processing tax returns. Experts we spoke with say this year, pandemic aid and working from home means there are a couple things to think about when it comes to filing those returns. With pandemic relief like the...

 2021-02-12 17:29 

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Students make 131 Valentine's Day cards for quarantining seniors at Morning Pointe...

They just want someone to listen to them. They want someone to know that their life is so meaningful. And I think this is a great way to let the younger generation reach out to the older generation. IMG_5980. JPG. Everyone could use a little extra love th...

 2021-02-12 17:01 

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Doctors warn of chance vaccines may cause swollen lymph nodes in breasts...

The CDC reports of swollen lymph nodes in a vaccine group of 55 years of age and older. According to the CDC 58 of the 64 people in the Pfizer vaccine group experienced imbalanced lymphadenopathy (Swollen Lymph nodes) compared to the placebo group which w...

 2021-02-12 16:48 

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Dalton Police: Runaway teenager suspected in car theft...

The Dalton Police Department is asking for the public's help to locate a 16-year-old runaway, Robin Gilbert, who is suspected of stealing a dark blue Honda Civic. DPD spokesman Bruce Frazier says Gilbert ran away from DFCS custody on February 9th. Fra...

 2021-02-12 16:30 

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Traffic mess: Thousand of gallons of corn syrup spill on I-24 near Ridgecut Friday morning...

The Chattanooga Fire Department said crews are working to clean things up after a tanker carrying 50,000 pounds of corn syrup overturned on I-24 east near the Ridgecut Friday morning. As of 11:30 a. m. , one eastbound lane was open, but traffic in the are...

 2021-02-12 15:58 

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Teen reunites with pet chicken after losing it at Alabama Cracker Barrel...

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — A Mississippi teen who lost his Civil War-reenacting pet chicken Peep outside a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Alabama was reunited with the bird courtesy of a farmer who helped find the fowl. Thomas Ramsey, who founded a military...

 2021-02-12 15:17 

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"Quit buggin' me:" Chattanooga Zoo event invites you to feast your eyes, trash your ex...

Valentine's Day perhaps isn't the best holiday for those who ended a relationship in the past year. The Chattanooga Zoo aims to help those folks work through it with an event Friday afternoon intended to be cathartic. Image via the Chattanooga Zoo...

 2021-02-12 14:29 

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Tennessee lawmakers again push Spencer Bristol Act to increase penalty for evading arrest...

Tennessee lawmakers are again proposing legislation that would increase the penalty for evading arrest to honor fallen Hendersonville Officer Spencer Bristol. The bill, HB0055/SB0129, aims to increase the penalty for evading arrest that results in serious...

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