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 2021-02-11 19:17 

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Virginia woman charged in Bradley County with defrauding TennCare...

A woman living in Abingdon, Virginia faces Tenncare fraud charges in Bradley County. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced Thursday that deputies in Bradley County arrested 38-year-old Lauren Cole. A release says the charges stem from Cole a...

 2021-02-11 18:39 

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After Tennessee governor blasts transgender athletes, Senate GOP tepid on ban...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A day after the governor said transgender athletes would "destroy women's sports," Tennessee's Senate GOP leaders on Thursday offered tepid support for legislation that would ban them from participating in gir...

 2021-02-11 18:33 

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Former treasurer whose job council members later rescinded sues city of Chattanooga...

Kim Farmer, who was hired to be the City of Chattanooga's Treasurer before the City Council later rescinded her job offer, is now suing the City of Chattanooga in federal court. Farmer worked in Wyoming before getting the offer in Chattanooga. It was ...

 2021-02-11 18:09 

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Lawmaker wants Tennessee to have power to exempt itself from presidential executive order...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A Tennessee state representative is seeking to give the General Assembly the power to exempt the state from executive orders issued by the president. Republican Susan Lynn of Mount Juliet filed HB 1229 on Thursday, the bill also sponsor...

 2021-02-11 15:50 

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Serving up support: Food truck owners pitch in to help repair damage to Food Truck Alley...

Karol Brigham quit her job to open up a haven for local food trucks just two weeks ago, and sudden damage to the property almost put her livelihood--and those of her vendors--on hold. "It was painful to see that to say the least," Brigham said. Br...

 2021-02-11 13:09 

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Interview: Update on a Chattanooga church's efforts to rebuild after Easter tornado...
 2021-02-11 13:01 

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Interview: Chattanooga Room in the Inn has a mission to help the homeless...
 2021-02-11 11:39 

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Tennessee governor won't revive paid family leave push...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Wednesday he won't revive his push from early last year to offer paid family leave for state workers. Last January, Lee announced an executive order to offer up to 12 weeks of annual paid family leave for state workers who...

 2021-02-11 07:43 

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Skip Anderson tells his story of service during WWII and the Korean War...

Skip Anderson's service started when he was 16. He joined the Minnesota State Guard. He did that for a year then tried to join the Marines. "I went to the Marines and they said Sonny Boy when you become a man come back here and I'll talk to yo...

 2021-02-11 03:53 

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Walmart, Sam's Club locations distributing COVID-19 vaccines in Tennessee...

Tennesseans in our viewing area will soon be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine at local Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies. According to Walmart Corporate, pharmacies are receiving federal vaccine allocations and will begin administering the vaccine to ...

 2021-02-11 00:52 

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Vaccine drive-thru site opening next week at Enterprise South Nature Park...

It's official: The Enterprise South Nature Park will now be a third vaccination site available for those who are eligible in Hamilton County. Caption: Eric Benninghoff reports... The Hamilton County Health Department announced Wednesday that they are ...

 2021-02-10 23:45 

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Vaccinated TN National Guard soldiers headed for deployment set example for the public...

At the Tennessee National Guard Armory, soldiers of Chattanooga's 181st Field Artillery Regiment preparing for overseas deployment received their coronavirus vaccinethis past weekend. We spoke to officials about what it's like to protect those who...

 2021-02-10 23:31 

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Whitfield County Republican confronts Rep. Greene over use of offensive word...

(Editor's Note: Some may find language used in this story to be offensive. Viewer discretion is advised. ) A Republican constituent of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is confronting the Congresswoman over her past comments. Representative Greene has been ...

 2021-02-10 23:09 

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Rainy and cooler Thursday...

Cloudy through the night with rain arriving during the overnight and early morning hours. Patchy fog with overnight lows in the upper 40s. GRAB AN UMBRELLA FOR THURSDAYA wet and cooler day Thursday with highs only in the lower/middle 50s. Rain should cont...

 2021-02-10 22:12 

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Tennessee: FBI raid no excuse for not filing campaign report...

Campaign finance officials offered little sympathy Wednesday to a Tennessee Republican lawmaker who said he was unable to complete a recent election finance report due the FBI confiscating all his campaign files. Newly sworn-in Republican Rep. Todd Warner...

 2021-02-10 21:50 

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Georgia leaders want to pay bonuses to many state workers...

Georgia officials are proposing one-time bonuses of $1,000 to many state employees who make less than $80,000 a year. Gov. Brian Kemp, House Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, all Republicans, announced the plan Wednesday. They said they wan...

 2021-02-10 21:03 

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Knox County Health Dept: Nearly 1,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses accidentally thrown away...

Knox County health officials say nearly 1,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have gone missing, believed to have been accidentally discarded. Now, the Health Department is asking the state to investigate what happened. During a Wednesday news conference, Dr. Mart...

 2021-02-10 19:14 

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Tennessee lawmaker proposes bill targeting solicitors, camping on state highways...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A Tennessee lawmaker wants to clear state highways of campers and solicitors by creating fines and community service requirements for those who violate the proposed law. State Representative Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) is sponsoring HB...

 2021-02-10 18:31 

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CFD: Family safe after kitchen fire causes extensive damage to Chattanooga home...

A family in the East Lake neighborhood of Chattanooga is getting help from the American Red Cross after a kitchen fire caused extensive damage to their home on 10th Avenue. Chattanooga Fire Department spokeswoman Lindsey Rogers tells us the fire broke out...

 2021-02-10 17:36 

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All University of Tennessee campuses plan to resume in-person classes this fall...

Students who attend a University of Tennessee campus can expect to have a traditional college experience in the fall, officials announced Wednesday. "Our faculty and staff have done an amazing job to make sure our students are successful," said UT...

 2021-02-10 16:25 

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'All hands on deck' TDOT prepares for ice storm warning in parts of Middle Tennessee...

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) officials are "all hands on deck" preparing for an ice storm warning Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. FOX 17 News is in a Code Red Weather Alert as ice accumulation up to . 5" is possible ...

 2021-02-10 15:30 

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Alabama law would ban drug treatment for transgender kids...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it a felony for doctors to treat transgender youth with hormonal therapy, puberty blockers and surgery to help their transition. The House Judiciary Committee will hold...

 2021-02-10 15:26 

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Alabama set to carry out its first execution during pandemic...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is preparing to execute an inmate by lethal injection in what would be the state's first death sentence carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic. Willie B. Smith III, 51, is scheduled to be put to death Thursday a...

 2021-02-10 14:55 

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Federal judge rules part of Tennessee's sex offender law punishes retroactively...

A federal judge has ruled that parts of Tennessee's sex offender registration act should not be applied retroactively to two offenders who sued over the law. Monday's ruling in the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee was narr...

 2021-02-10 14:33 

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Shaq's historic Atlanta Krispy Kreme damaged by raging fire...

A historic Krispy Kreme Doughnuts store owned by Shaquille O'Neal was engulfed in flames early Wednesday, heavily damaging the structure. Atlanta fire crews responded to the iconic restaurant on Ponce de Leon Avenue shortly after midnight, news outlet...

 2021-02-10 14:17 

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Interview: Chattanooga natvie dances with The Weeknd for Super Bowl halftime show...
 2021-02-10 14:14 

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Interview: National Donor Day is February 14th...
 2021-02-10 14:09 

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Busted: Nashville airport traveler caught with 66 pounds of pot in luggage...

A man traveling through the Nashville International Airport (BNA) this week was busted with more than 66 pounds of marijuana in his luggage, police say. Luis Orosco, 34 is charged with possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor...

 2021-02-10 13:06 

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Dumpster fire closes parking garage on Cherokee Boulevard in Chattanooga Wednesday...

The Chattanooga Fire Department says a dumpster fire early Wednesday morning caused partial damage to several metal trusses in a parking garage. The garage is now closed while firefighters determined whether the structure is still sound. No one was hurt. ...

 2021-02-10 12:46 

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Changes likely in Georgia bill to ban transgender girls from boys' sports...

A proposal that would ban transgender girls and women in Georgia from playing on school and college sports teams is headed for changes. Republican Rep. Philip Singleton of Sharpsburg says the measure is needed to prevent girls from unfairly losing out to ...

 2021-02-10 12:26 

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Deadline for absentee ballot requests advances in Georgia...

Georgia House Bill 270, in its first iteration, set a deadline after which counties could no longer issue an absentee ballot. Now, under a version approved by a House committee Tuesday, the bill instead sets a deadline by which absentee ballot application...

 2021-02-10 12:09 

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2 Georgia men arrested, accused of roles in US Capitol riot...

Two additional Georgia men have been arrested on criminal charges related to alleged acts committed during the attack on the U. S. Capitol last month, authorities said. Benjamin Harry Torre, 23, of Dawsonville, was arrested by federal agents in Atlanta on...

 2021-02-10 11:04 

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Chattanoogans can now vote early to decide city's future...

Chattanoogans are set to decide their future. Early voting for the Chattanooga Municipal Election gets underway on Wednesday. You will be able to vote early through Thursday, February 25th. There are 15 candidates running for mayor. All are looking to rep...

 2021-02-10 06:32 

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Former Marjorie Taylor Greene opponent talks about the race that sent her to Congress...

Last week a vote in Congress stripped away Marjorie Taylor Greene's committee assignments. Some democrats wanted to go further. As all of that is happening in Washington how is all of the controversy surrounding Greene being received by the people who...

 2021-02-10 02:58 

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Controversial transgender athletics bill moves forward in Tennessee House...

A controversial bill (HB0003) about transgender athletics in Tennessee middle and high schools is moving forward. The bill, sponsored byRep. Scott Cepicky (R-Culleoka), calls for the sex of student athletes to match their original birth certificate in ord...

 2021-02-10 01:05 

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Dunlap FD: Grandmother escapes devastating fire Tuesday...

Dunlap firefighters say a woman is safe, but her home is destroyed, after a fire broke out on Tuesday morning. Just before 9 a. m. , volunteer firefighters with the Dunlap Fire Department responded to a home on Branch Road, north of the city. Sequatchie C...

 2021-02-09 23:31 

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Tenn. senator votes to dismiss Trump impeachment trial, calls it 'pure political theater'...

Sen. Bill Hagerty on Tuesday voted to dismiss the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, calling the Senate floor proceedings unconstitutional and "pure political theater. " Trump's lawyers on Monday also called the impeachment ca...

 2021-02-09 22:59 

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In Murray County, former President Trump's 2nd impeachment trial is the talk of the town...

As the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump got underway Tuesday, we headed to one of the deepest red counties in our area to see how they're taking in the developments. Murray County showed increased support for Trump from 2016 t...

 2021-02-09 22:29 

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Hamilton Co. Schools to bring vaccines directly to teachers, plan pending state approval...

Hamilton County chools says they're advocating with state and local health officials to get teachers vaccinated. And once teachers are eligible locally, the district says they have a plan in place to get vaccines to teachers. The district is partnerin...

 2021-02-09 22:23 

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Adorable video of dancing tortoise getting a shower at Tennessee Aquarium goes viral...

Shake it! An adorable video of "Turnip the Tortoise" dancing while getting a shower at the Tennessee Aquarium has gone viral. The aquarium posted the video on their Facebook page last week showing Turnip dancing on cue while getting sprayed with t...

 2021-02-09 22:18 

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Hamilton County Schools moves to Phase 3, bringing students back to class 5 days a week...

Hamilton County Schools is returning students to class full time. The district announced the news Tuesday, saying schools will follow the Phase 3 schedule from Monday, Feb. 15th through Friday, Feb. 19th. Under this phase, K-12 students attend school in p...

 2021-02-09 21:44 

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Bill gives back: How convalescent plasma can save COVID-19's sickest patients...

When you've spent a few weeks in the hospital, battling COVID-19, your perspective can certainly change. "I was a little nervous coming into a medical facility for the first time since my hospital stay," our senior meteorologist says. But some...

 2021-02-09 20:27 

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Many COVID-19 affected families could qualify to be reimbursed for funeral costs...

Our viewing area has suffered through more than 1,200 deaths from the virus and now, some of those families could qualify for help to cover funeral costs, retroactively. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez annou...

 2021-02-09 19:51 

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Bradley County deputies look for suspect after shooting sends person to hospital...

A person has been sent to the hospital after a shooting in Bradley County Tuesday afternoon. Bradley County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) spokesman Taylor Woodruff says deputies responded to the incident on Burris Lane NW off of Frontage Road around 1 p. m....

 2021-02-09 19:10 

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Push for Dolly Parton statue on the Tennessee Capitol grounds moves forward...

A push to add a statue of Dolly Parton on the Tennessee Capitol grounds is moving forward. Parton may be a national treasure, but one Tennessee lawmaker wants to make sure her vast contributions are recognized in her home state. Rep. John Mark Windle (D-L...

 2021-02-09 17:19 

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Punished by Democrats, Greene consolidates support at home...

ATLANTA (AP) — Stripped of her congressional committee assignments and causing heartburn for traditional conservatives ahead of next year's elections, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene may actually emerge stronger back home in her deep-red ...

 2021-02-09 17:15 

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White House Report: Tennessee COVID death rate rises but drops in spread, hospitalizations...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The latest White House COVID-19 report on Tennessee shows the state has seen an uptick in the death rate from the virus but is also seeing improving rates of spread, positivity, and hospitalizations. The report dated February 7 details ...

 2021-02-09 16:59 

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Stepping up to the plate: Chattanooga teacher asks for help building baseball program...

Starting a new athletic program with minimal funding and virtually no equipment in the midst of a pandemic sounds impossible. A Howard Connect Academy teacher is finding that it's going much better than expected because the community is stepping up to...

 2021-02-09 15:50 

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TBI theft investigation leads to arrest of former Fraternal Order of Police treasurer...

An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the arrest of a former treasurer of a local Fraternal Order of Police chapter. In Dec. 2019, 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway asked the TBI to start looking into possible fi...

 2021-02-09 15:21 

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Tennessee bill would ban executive orders which close businesses, stops assembly or travel...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A Tennessee lawmaker is sponsoring a bill targeting the powers of the governor and local leaders when it comes to businesses, gatherings, and more. State Representative Bud Hulsey (R-Kingsport) submitted HB700 this week, stating the gov...

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