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 2021-05-08 20:19 

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Person dies after a boat sinks on Chickamauga Lake in Decatur...

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) says a person died and another boater was able to swim to shore when a 14-foot, flat-bottom johnboat sank. It happened on Chickamauga Lake near the Cottonport Marina in Decatur at 1:20 p. m. Saturday afternoo...

 2021-05-08 18:41 

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Chattanooga Police: Man shot in Cheddar's parking lot on Gunbarrel Road...

Chattanooga Police confirm a man was shot Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen on Gunbarrel Road. CPD says the victim was taken to the hospital by Hamilton County EMS. Limited details are available at this time. This is a...

 2021-05-08 17:35 

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Vanderbilt doctor explains why vaccination rate is dropping...

Vaccine supplies are widespread in our area but the demand down in comparison to the start of the vaccine rollout. For some, getting that first shot meant going back to normal was around the corner. According to ABC News, the fully vaccinated 7 day averag...

 2021-05-08 17:35 

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Saturday morning fire displaces Chattanooga family of six...

One adult and five children are without their home Saturday after a morning house fire. According to the Chattanooga Fire Department, no one was home when the call came in on North Hawthorne Street. The press release says crews were able to rescue the fam...

 2021-05-08 15:04 

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Firefighters battle flames at Apison Pike home Saturday morning...

The Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department battled a house fire on Apison Pike Saturday morning. According to a Facebook post from Hamilton County EMA, the house was a rental home. The fire started in the attic, though it's unclear on the exact cause...

 2021-05-08 10:17 

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A few showers this weekend, windy on Sunday...

Weather Forecast Prepared, Saturday May 8th, 2021For the Mother's Day Weekend, it looks like Saturday could have some cloud cover at times and even a few isolated showers (mainly north and west). Most will stay dry. Still cooler than average with high...

 2021-05-08 03:47 

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"Unequal system of justice": Money bail drives mass incarceration in rural Tennessee...

People who can't afford to pay bail are being kept behind bars, contributing to mass incarceration throughout Tennessee. The ACLU of Tennessee says it's a problematic situation, particularly in rural areas. About half of the people in Tennessee...

 2021-05-08 03:02 

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Hamilton County Schools announces more school leadership changes...

Hamilton County Schools has announced more leadership changes as the district closes in on the 2021-2022 school year. The following information about each of the new leaders was provided by Hamilton County Schools: ----------------------------------------...

 2021-05-08 02:21 

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Tennessee gov: Race shouldn't be taught in 'divisive' way...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Friday echoed arguments in favor of a bill that would restrict what concepts on institutional racism can be taught in school, saying students should learn "the exceptionalism of our nation," not things that "inherent...

 2021-05-08 00:14 

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Birth rates decline across the country, but not in the Chattanooga area...

The number of babies born in the U. S. fell to a new low last year. That's according to data from the CDC. The agency says the U. S. birth rate fell to its lowest level since 1979. Experts say economic uncertainty because of the pandemic could be part...

 2021-05-07 23:24 

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Teenager arrested for murder in Athens...

Athens Police have charged an 18-year-old in a deadly shooting. Police say they were called to Walthall Street Wednesday around 5:30 p. m. after a report of gunshots in the area. Police officers say they found the victim, 21-year-old Zavion Ferguson of At...

 2021-05-07 22:34 

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Twins who promised 1,000 jobs in Pikeville sentenced for major fraud against government...

Twin brothers who once promised to bring a thousand new jobs to Bledsoe County, Tennessee have now been sentenced in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud the government. Rahim and Karim Sadruddin agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and money launderi...

 2021-05-07 21:08 

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Georgia judge sets October trial in slaying of Ahmaud Arbery...

A Georgia judge Friday scheduled an October trial for three white men charged with murder in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was chased and shot while running in the defendants' neighborhood. Superior Court Judge Timothy Walm...

 2021-05-07 20:23 

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CPD: Man dies after crashing into poll, trees on Germantown Road...

Chattanooga Police are investigating a crash that resulted in a man's death on Friday. Around 11:25 a. m. , CPD's Traffic Division responded to a single vehicle crash on the 600 block of North Germantown Road. According to CPD's preliminary re...

 2021-05-07 20:04 

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Chattanooga families say Mother's Day will be different due to lives lost in pandemic...

This Sunday, instead of celebrating the moms or motherly figures in their lives, some are honoring those who lost their lives to COVID-19 the past year. Families going through this say it's hard to describe how this holiday will feel but it won't ...

 2021-05-07 19:45 

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With executive order, Chattanooga mayor continues rolling back COVID-19 restrictions...

For the third week in a row, Chattanooga's new mayor is rolling back COVID-19 restrictions. According to a release from Mayor Tim Kelly's office, they're making the orders reflect CDC guidance. The release says the Mayor's Office has lifte...

 2021-05-07 17:30 

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Reef balls going in Northeast Tennessee reservoirs...

TVA and TWRA are joining forces to create fish habitat in the Valley's reservoir system by adapting an innovative technology originally created to help regenerate coral reefs in salt water. Once upon a time, the lakebeds of the newly flooded Tennessee...

 2021-05-07 16:26 

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Twin brothers charged for murder in connection to shooting at Circle K in Georgia...

MACON, Ga. (WGXA) — Authorities have arrested the twin brothers who were wanted in connection to a fatal shooting at a Circle K inMacon, Georgia. Deputies report that 23-year-old Brandon Washington was found killed at the Circle K on Zebulon Road on...

 2021-05-07 16:20 

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Sheriff: California felon pulls gun on Catoosa County deputy during traffic stop...

It could have turned out much worse. That's the message Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk wants to convey in the wake of a traffic stop where he says a convicted felon from California pulled a gun on a deputy. The incident happened Monday afternoon a l...

 2021-05-07 15:12 

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Voters to decide on amending Tennessee Constitution to abolish all slavery on 2022 ballot...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A resolution which abolishes slavery under any circumstance in the Tennessee Constitution will go before the voters after passing in the state legislature. Currently, Article I Section 33 of the Tennessee Constitution states "That s...

 2021-05-07 13:14 

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Some Republicans worry voting limits will hurt the GOP, too...

As Republicans march ahead with their campaign to tighten voting laws in political battlegrounds, some in their party are worried the restrictions will backfire by making it harder for GOP voters to cast ballots. The restrictions backed by Republicans in ...

 2021-05-07 13:00 

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Wild Morning: Zebra on the loose turns heads near Cookeville elementary school...

Some folks in Cookeville had quite the wild morning when they saw a zebra, yes a zebra, on the loose near an elementary school. Prescott South Elementary School posted on Facebook to beware of a zebra on the loose. "Good morning Prescott Families&mdas...

 2021-05-07 12:32 

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Good Chatt. with Greg & Chloe: Stories to make you smile...
 2021-05-07 12:15 

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Man accused of dousing girlfriend in nail polish remover, setting her on fire due in court...

The man accused of dousing his girlfriend with nail polish remover and then setting her on fire will be in court on Friday. Jeromy Wiggins of Kinston faces several charges, including assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and burning personal pr...

 2021-05-07 11:54 

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Interview: Junior League of Chattanooga hosting golf tournament to benefit kids...
 2021-05-07 11:52 

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Middle Tennessee woman still waiting for unemployment after 5 months, applies to 100+ jobs...

As of March 6, the Tennessee Department of Labor has paid almost 112,000 unemployment claims. It sounds like a lot, unless you're one of the thousands of people still waiting for benefits. This includes 64-year-old Marcia Sanders-Patterson, who never ...

 2021-05-07 03:32 

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Chattanooga PD: Man shot on Wheeler Avenue...

Chattanooga Police are investigating after a man was shot Thursday afternoon. Police say it happened on the 1200 block of Wheeler Avenue around 12:35 p. m. Responding officers found the man suffering from a gunshot wound, and secured the scene. The 25-yea...

 2021-05-07 03:16 

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Chattanooga coworkers jump into action to save man having heart attack...

One man is thanking a group of his coworkers for saving his life. Paul Palacio says he suffered a heart attack on the job at Averitt Express in Chattanooga back in February. Those who work closely with him saw him collapse and realized he was in trouble. ...

 2021-05-07 02:58 

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Chattanooga parents say special needs awareness training is critical for first responders...

Some parents are living in fear that interactions between their children and law enforcement may turn fatal over a misunderstanding. There has been a push across the country for more crisis intervention training among first responders. This comes as we co...

 2021-05-07 02:32 

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Tree falls on St. Elmo home Thursday night, trapping person inside...

Chattanooga firefighters worked to free a person after a large tree fell onto their house in St. Elmo Thursday night. It happened on the 4000 block of St. Elmo Avenue. The Chattanooga Fire Department says crews worked quickly to cut the tree with chainsaw...

 2021-05-07 01:50 

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Reports: Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will not seek reelection...

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will not seek reelection next year. That's according to our Atlanta affiliate WSB-TVand other media outlets, who report that Mayor Bottoms announced the news during a private virtual meeting with supporters Thursday ...

 2021-05-06 23:37 

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Cookeville Fire Dept. captains indicted for theft after 'double-dipping' paychecks...

Two Tennessee fire department captains, one former and one current, have been indicted on theft charges following a state investigation into their paychecks. On Monday, May 3, the Putnam County Grand Jury indicted former Cookeville Fire Department Captain...

 2021-05-06 23:32 

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Non-profit says contents of backpacks donated to North Ga. school crossed a fine line...

What started as a good deed ended up creating controversy at a Catoosa County elementary school. A concerned viewer explained that a Graysville Elementary School child was sent home from school on Wednesday with a Bible. Experts say it crosses a line for ...

 2021-05-06 22:37 

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A look at the new 30 year climate "normals" for Chattanooga...

Each day, the StormTrack 9 Team will update you on the daily almanac. We will then compare the daily temperature highs, lows and rainfall with a "normal" or average value. You may have wondered how these "normals" are calculated. Well, wit...

 2021-05-06 22:13 

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How a 10 cent wrist band is making NC firefighters more aware of their cancer risk...

A 10-cent wrist band could help researchers give North Carolina firefighters greater insight into their risks of cancer. Occupational Health and Safety data reveals firefighters are nine percent more likely to get cancer than the general population. Why i...

 2021-05-06 21:50 

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Sheriff: Woman's stalker arrested after chase ends near Catoosa County school...

Catoosa County deputies say a man wanted for stalking ran onto an elementary school's property where kids were playing outside. The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office says a woman noticed a man following her while she was walking at the Jack Mattox P...

 2021-05-06 20:05 

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Knoxville's Black community protests after student deaths...

His final plea was uttered quietly but urgently. "Wait. Wait. Wait. " But in a flash, a police officer had shot and killed 17-year-old Anthony Thompson Jr. during a short struggle after authorities say a handgun Thompson was carrying went off and ...

 2021-05-06 16:16 

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17-year-old arrested in two Nashville murders, found with 7 guns during traffic stop...

Metro Police have charged a teenager in the murders of two Nashville men. Jonathan Morales-Perez, 17, was arrested during a traffic stop Wednesday night. Metro Police say he's charged in the Nov. 16 murder ofof Alexander Presley, 34, and the Dec. 16 m...

 2021-05-06 16:06 

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NewsChannel 9 wins Edward R. Murrow 2021 award for Investigative Reporting...

Please indulge as we praise of our co-worker, evening anchor an managing editor Latricia Thomas and photographer Blaine Headrick, who have both just won the 2021 regional Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reportingby the Radio Television & News Dir...

 2021-05-06 15:32 

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Gov. Kemp signs bill to compensate Ga. student-athletes for name, image, and likeness...

Gov. Kemp signed a bill Thursday to ensure that student collegiate athletes in Georgia are paid for the use of their name, image and likeness. According to the Governor's Office, the bill, HB 617, was signed at a ceremony at the University of Georgia....

 2021-05-06 13:09 

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Preview: Economic development webinar for small businesses...
 2021-05-06 12:43 

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Interview: North Georgia author writes new book on Miracles...
 2021-05-06 12:39 

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Interview: Urban League's NextLevel business program...
 2021-05-06 12:19 

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Minor injuries after school bus crash in Cleveland Thursday morning...

Dispatchers with the Cleveland Police Department confirm a school bus on its way to Black Fox Elementary crashed in Thursday morning. Dispatchers tell us there were injuries, but that they are minor. The accident happened a little before 7 a. m. on Brymer...

 2021-05-06 12:02 

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Tennessee delegation urges major disaster declaration for extreme March flooding...

A letter to President Joe Biden urging him to declare a major disaster in extreme flooding has been signed, sealed and delivered from the Tennessee delegation. Sen. Marsha Blackburn says the goal is to get more money to the Volunteer State to help countie...

 2021-05-06 11:47 

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Tennessee Latino leaders form PAC to elect Latino Democrats...

A group of Latino leaders in Tennessee has formed a political action committee with the goal of electing Latino Democrats in the state. Fuerza Democrats Tennessee recently registered as a PAC with the Tennessee Secretary of State's office, executive d...

 2021-05-06 11:21 

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After turbulent meeting, Red Bank commissioners re-vote on city manager's exit contract...

After a turbulent meeting Wednesday night, city commissioners in Red Bank on Wednesday decided to re-vote on a 10-month exit contract for City Manager Tim Thornbury. Speaking at the podium, Thornbury explained his recent resignation, citing "tensions&...

 2021-05-06 04:17 

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Chattanooga's Armed Forces Day Parade returns on Friday...

This Friday marks the return of Chattanooga's Armed Forces Day Parade. Last year the parade was postponed to October because of Covid 19, and it was all mobile. This year the full parade returns with marching bands, ROTC units, and more. It starts at ...

 2021-05-06 04:03 

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Moms of two Silverdale inmates say they're left in the dark after sons stabbed...

Families are demanding an explanation after two stabbing incidents at Silverdale Detention Centerwhich happened just hours apart. A total of six inmates said they were stabbed by other inmates inside the jail almost two weeks ago. All of them had non-life...

 2021-05-06 04:03 

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Mission 22 is holding a caravan & auction in Chattanooga to fight veteran suicide...

Mission 22 will hold a Jeep caravan and auction in Chattanooga on May 22. The organization is working to end the veterans suicide crisis. "Mission 22 is a non profit organization that is battling the issues that our veterans face," event organizer...

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