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 2021-05-06 03:27 

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What did Tennessee lawmakers pass this year? A look at the top bills...

Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday adjourned their annual legislative session. Here's a look at the top bills that the GOP-controlled General Assembly passed over the past five months. ___. Budget: Tennessee lawmakers advanced a $42. 6 billion spending ...

 2021-05-06 02:56 

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Tennessee passes bill that withholds funds from schools teaching about systemic racism...

Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill that would withhold funding from schools teaching about systemic racism and white privilege. HB 0580/SB 0623 officially cleared the General Assembly Wednesday, one of several to pass as lawmakers adjourned for the ye...

 2021-05-05 23:59 

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Tennessee American Water replacing Red Bank water mains installed in the 1920s...

Tennessee American Water (TAWC) is beginning work this week to replace some Red Bank water mains originally installed nearly a hundred years ago. The $320,000 project is expected to finish around mid-July, and the company says it could impact traffic in t...

 2021-05-05 23:24 

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Reluctance to Return: Certain groups taking measured approach as cities open fully...

The rollout of the vaccine means the world is slowly starting to reopen. But returning to a normal life, may not be easy for everyone -- at least not all at once. Doctors and researchers around the country say some people may feel anxious about reintegrat...

 2021-05-05 23:02 

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Chattanooga businesses face hiring struggle: "We cannot compete with the U.S. government"...

Some Chattanooga business owners say they're struggling right now, but not for the reasons you might expect. The Wood Gallery says they are struggling to find workers that can help turn their wood into a finished product. Co-owner John Biggs says it&#...

 2021-05-05 22:55 

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Pet owner blames vet clinic for death of dog after boarding...

** WARNING- some of the video in this report is graphic and maybe disturbing to watch. BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WBMA) - A family vacation ends with heartbreak when a family pet dies after boarding. Raven Banks questions what made her nine year old dog Peanut so s...

 2021-05-05 22:35 

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Incident between bear and Henderson County woman, dogs investigated by wildlife commission...

An incident between a Henderson County woman and a black bear is being investigated by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Commission officials said the incident occurred in Henderson County during the early morning hours of May 4 in which a...

 2021-05-05 22:04 

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Two arrested in connection to 2017 Tennessee man's murder...

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. --The Clarksville Police Department (CPD) reports two men have been arrested in connection to a 2017 murder. CPD says Timothy Labrone Willams II, and Matthew Kenneth Bryan have been charged in the November 7, 2017 murder of Christopher ...

 2021-05-05 21:49 

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Alabama trooper charged in child rape hid checkered FBI past...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama state trooper arrested last week on charges he raped an 11-year-old girl had been kicked out of the FBI amid a string of sexual misconduct allegations but was hired by the state agency with the apparent help of a f...

 2021-05-05 21:28 

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Cooler than average through late week...

A clear sky and quite cool through the night with overnight lows in the mid/upper 40s. DRY DAY THURSDAY..... FEW SHOWERS THURSDAY NIGHT. Nice Thursday with sunshine and highs in the low 70s (60s at higher elevations). A few showers are possible Thursday N...

 2021-05-05 21:05 

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THP: Carjackers in stolen Rolls-Royce caught going 177 mph in Marion County...

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) says if not for one sergeant's actions, a harrowing Interstate 24 chase and attempted carjacking could have turned from bad to worse. It happened on Tuesday, May 4, when THP's Chattanooga district got word that G...

 2021-05-05 20:08 

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Principal: Handgun confiscated from student at Brown Middle School...

Brown Middle School confirms a gun was found on campus on Wednesday. A Hamilton County Schools spokesperson sent us a copy of a message sent to parents today. It says a handgun was found in a student's possession. Principal David Carpenter says the we...

 2021-05-05 19:52 

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UT historian says GOP lawmaker's claims about Three-Fifths Compromise inaccurate...

A Tennessee Representative falsely claimed on Tuesday that an 18th century policy designating slaves as three-fifths of a personwas adopted for "the purpose of ending slavery. " The comments from Rep. Justin Lafferty (R-Knoxville) came during a de...

 2021-05-05 18:07 

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Police officer fired after Rayshard Brooks shooting reinstated...

ATLANTA (SBG) — An oversight board has ruled a former police officer who shot and killed a Black man who fell asleep in a Wendy's drive-thru was wrongly terminated and should be reinstated, according to documents obtained by Sinclair Broadcast G...

 2021-05-05 17:36 

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Firing of Atlanta officer who shot Rayshard Brooks reversed...

The firing of the former Atlanta police officer who's charged with murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks has been reversed. Garrett Rolfe was fired in June, a day after he shot Brooks in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant. The Atlanta...

 2021-05-05 16:43 

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There's [almost] an app for that: Chattanooga engineer, NASA make COVID-19 sensing device...

Detecting COVID-19 from your breath? There's almost an app for that. It's being developed inside of a Chattanooga business with a little help from NASA. From his office, electrical engineer Dr. George Yu is circling back to his NASA connections. T...

 2021-05-05 16:02 

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International Tennessee Whiskey Day proposed for May 21, 2021 in state legislature...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A resolution in the Tennessee General Assembly looks to mark May 21, 2021 as International Tennessee Whiskey Day. HJR0477 is sponsored by House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville-D25). The resolution states "this General Assembly ...

 2021-05-05 15:29 

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Six Great Whites hanging out along the North Carolina coast...

With beach season in full swing, six Great White sharks are currently swimming off the coast of North Carolina. In March and April, researchers with OCEARCH collected data on the coast of the Carolinas, as well as the waters near Georgia and Florida, and ...

 2021-05-05 15:18 

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Nashville paramedic charged with two counts of murder...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A Nashville paramedic has been charged with two county of felony murder in Montgomery County, Tennessee. Nashville Fire Department (NFD) paramedic Matthew Konen has been re-assigned to an alternate duty assignment where he is not workin...

 2021-05-05 15:15 

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15 cows killed by lightning strike at farm in Alabama...

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Fifteen cows were killed when lightning struck a family farm in Alabama as severe weather moved through the area, according to an emergency management director. The cattle were struck Monday night at the farm in Macon County, n...

 2021-05-05 13:55 

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Deputies use PIT maneuver on chase suspect in Hamilton County Saturday...

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) says a man faces several charges after deputies used a PIT maneuver to stop him during a chase last Saturday. The incident happened just before midnight Saturday. HCSO says the Sequatchie County Sheriff'...

 2021-05-05 13:55 

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GBI: Butts County man shoots, kills stepfather in Ingles parking lot...

BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting in a murder investigation in Butts County. According to the GBI, 22-year-old Jackson resident Justin Tyler Davenport was arrested Tuesday night, booked into the Butts County Detention C...

 2021-05-05 12:50 

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State Capitol flags flying at half-staff to honor former State Senator Thelma Harper...

Governor Bill Lee has ordered flags at the State Capitol to fly at half-staff Wednesday in honor of former State Senator Thelma Harper as she lies in state at the Capitol. Senator Harper passed away on April 22. She was the first African American woman el...

 2021-05-05 12:42 

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East Ridge turns 100: Details on this fall's celebration plans...
 2021-05-05 12:36 

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Preview: National Day of Prayer on Thursday...
 2021-05-05 11:32 

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House GOP leader renews criticism over All-Star Game shift out of Georgia...

The top-ranking House Republican on Tuesday renewed his party's attack on Major League Baseball for pulling the All-Star Game out of the Atlanta Braves stadium after Georgia Republicans enacted a restrictive new voting law, saying the sport's lead...

 2021-05-05 10:36 

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Major commercial fire keeps Whitfield County firefighters busy early Wednesday...

Firefighters with the Whitfield County Fire Department and Dalton Fire Department were busy overnight with a major commercial fire. The Whitfield County Fire Department says at one point, a wall collapsed. No firefighters were hurt. The fire broke out at ...

 2021-05-05 02:06 

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Resolution to honor openly gay country star TJ Osborne blocked by GOP lawmakers...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Equality advocates say some Tennessee lawmakers are discriminating against the LGBTQ community by blocking a resolution to honor country music star TJ Osborne of the band Brothers Osborne. The resolution honors the artist f...

 2021-05-05 02:02 

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TN GOP lawmaker: Three-Fifths Compromise was to end slavery...

A Tennessee Republican falsely declared Tuesday that an 18th century policy designating a slave as three-fifths of a person was adopted for "the purpose of ending slavery," commenting amid a debate over whether educators should be restricted while...

 2021-05-05 00:21 

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Discrepancies in arrest case raise questions about racial equity in North Ga. police dept....

Discrepancies in a 2019 arrest case are now raising questions of racial equity and bias within the LaFayette Police Department in Walker County, Georgia. These four Black men could face years in jail for charges of armed robbery against a white couple. Po...

 2021-05-04 23:44 

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Chattanooga police advisory committee shares data on complaints reviewed...

The committee created to review complaints against Chattanooga Police has submitted its quarterly report. The Chattanooga Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) report showsCPD Chief David Roddy's decision has differed from theirs on several occa...

 2021-05-04 23:19 

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In wake of Zois accident, community reminded of importance of deck permits, inspections...

It's been three days since the deck at Zois Harbor Lights Restaurant in Soddy-Daisy collapsed, sending 11 people to the hospital. Hamilton County attorney Rheubin Taylor says the deck was built without a permit. The deck at Zois restaurant collapsed l...

 2021-05-04 23:12 

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Hagerty criticizes Biden infrastructure bill, talks priorities in Chattanooga...

Fixing our nation's infrastructure is becoming a big priority in politics. From our internet to our roads, state and federal leaders are looking towards ways to bring in more funding. Infrastructure was the topic of one U-S Senator's roundtable in...

 2021-05-04 22:57 

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Chattanooga Clergy for Justice calls for DOJ civil rights investigation into HCSO...

Members of Chattanooga's clergy plan to ask the U. S. Department of Justice to investigate the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. In a letter, clergy members mention the Derek Chauvin verdict. They say it has prompted national calls for law enforce...

 2021-05-04 21:45 

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North Carolina GOP advances bill to ban abortions due to prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis...

North Carolina lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill to make it illegal for physicians to perform abortions because of the fetus' race or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. A physician would be subject to monetary damages if he or she performed an ...

 2021-05-04 21:14 

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Autopsy results released in double homicide of Chattanooga woman, daughter...

Nearly a year later, we've now learned the causes of death of a Chattanooga woman and her daughter at the center of a double homicide investigation. In newly released autopsy reports, the Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office said 40-year-old ...

 2021-05-04 19:54 

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Tennessee spikes bill to protect drivers who hit protestors...

A Tennessee proposal to provide legal immunity to drivers who hit protesters and increase penalties for demonstrators who obstruct major roads has stalled for the year. The bill was among the dozen proposals Republicans across the country had submitted in...

 2021-05-04 17:54 

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NWS: Damage reported in Bledsoe County after Tuesday morning storms...

The National Weather Service (NWS)reported Tuesday afternoon that "multiple homes" were damaged in Pikeville after strong storms moved through Tuesday morning. We tracked the storms here. The NWS also reported "numerous trees down and trailer ...

 2021-05-04 16:43 

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Man shot in Cleveland Tuesday night...

Cleveland Police are investigating after they say someone shot a man Monday night. The incident happened in the evening hours on the 1600 block of Chippewah Avenue Southeast. CPD spokeswoman Sgt. Evie West says an ambulance rushed the victim to Tennova Ho...

 2021-05-04 16:20 

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Bill making Tennessee a 'Second Amendment Sanctuary State' passes House...

Tennessee House lawmakers moved forward a bill that aims to make Tennessee a "Second Amendment Sanctuary State," but a local professor previously said the legislation is misleading because states lack the constitutional authority to nullify federa...

 2021-05-04 16:00 

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Teen driver dead after severe injuries from wreck on I-24 in Chattanooga...

Chattanooga Police say an 18-year-old woman has died from injuries she received after a traffic accident on Interstate 24 on April 25th. Traffic investigators say the unidentified driver was heading east on I-24 in a Ford when her vehicle struck the guard...

 2021-05-04 15:46 

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Commissioners push teacher pay raises as Hamilton County Schools presents budget...

There were some heated words as Hamilton County Schools district leaders presented their budget to commissioners Tuesday morning. Hamilton County Schools presented a balanced budget of $434 million. The district is proposing an additional one percent rais...

 2021-05-04 15:35 

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Teen shot in Chattanooga Tuesday night...

Chattanooga Police are investigating after a 17-year-old boy was shot Tuesday night. The incident happened a little after 8 p. m. at the 2700 block of 4th Avenue. Officers were told the victim arrived at a local hospital by a private vehicle with a gunsho...

 2021-05-04 15:32 

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GBI confirms 'use of force' investigation underway after 2 Whitfield Co. employees resign...

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) confirms a use of force investigation is underway in Whitfield County. Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood has confirmed that two Whitfield County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) employees recently resigned. "...

 2021-05-04 15:13 

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Tennessee man charged with shooting, killing grandma on Facebook Live...

A Tennessee man has been charged with fatally shooting a bystander to an argument — a 55-year old woman who was holding her grandson when she was killed, prosecutors said. Darrell Peterson, 37, has been indicted on first-degree murder and other char...

 2021-05-04 14:37 

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Tennessee woman gets upset, pulls gun after ordering at Taco Bell drive thru...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. --A Tennessee woman is wanted by Memphis police after allegedly threatening a Taco Bell employee at gunpoint. The Memphis Police Department (MPD) reports on April 28, the woman ordered food in the drive-thru before becoming angry and threat...

 2021-05-04 14:04 

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Woman killed amid strong storms in Weakley County, Tennessee...

A woman was killed amid strong storms in Weakley County Tuesday morning. Ray Wiggington, the EMA director, said a woman was killed in a mobile home park in the 5570 block ofGreenfield Hwy 54 in Dresden. He says at least half a dozen mobile homes were dest...

 2021-05-04 13:36 

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VW Chattanooga to suspend operations for 2 days due to worldwide supply chain shortage...

Volkswagen Chattanooga will be suspending operations this coming Friday, May 7th, and Monday, May 10th due to a "significant shortage of semiconductor capacities," according to spokeswoman Amanda Plecas. Production will resume as normal on Tuesday...

 2021-05-04 12:27 

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Much of the South at risk for more severe weather Tuesday...

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Much of the South is at risk of more severe weather Tuesday, forecasters said, after tornadoes struck parts of the region Sunday night and Monday, causing heavy damage in some parts of Mississippi and flipping trucks in Texa...

 2021-05-04 12:26 

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Interview: Beats & Eats Food Truck Fridays...

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