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 2021-04-29 21:54 

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Childcare Boost: Chattanooga centers say Pres. Biden's plan can help families, workers...

President Biden is proposing billions of dollars invested in childcare, as part of his almost $2 trillion American Families Plan. The goal being to increase subsidies for families to make childcare more affordable, make Pre-K free universally, and even in...

 2021-04-29 21:42 

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Tennessee could mandate bathroom signs about transgender use...

Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill that requires businesses or government facilities open to the public to post a sign if they let transgender people use multi-person bathrooms, locker rooms or changing rooms associated with their gender identity. The...

 2021-04-29 21:39 

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A dry start to the weekend, then an unsettled weather pattern next week...

An approaching cold front should bring some scattered showers and a few storms through our viewing area this evening and overnight. A few isolated storms could contain some strong wind gusts. Showers and any storms should taper off late into the overnight...

 2021-04-29 20:44 

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Man pleads guilty in Chattanooga crash that claimed 9-year-old boy's life...

A man has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, nearly two years after the Chattanooga crash that killed a young boy. On the night of June 7, 2019, Chattanooga Police said Jason Orlando Ansley was going 62 mph in a 35 mph zone. According to the Hamilton C...

 2021-04-29 20:00 

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Fired Nashville CEO: Remarks were over teenage boy's behavior, not his dress...

A Tennessee man who was fired from his position as CEO of a telemedicine company for remarks he made to a male student in a prom dress said he approached the teen due to his behavior, not his attire. "They were being obnoxious and profane in one of my...

 2021-04-29 19:36 

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MISSING: Blount County teen runaway last seen in Cleveland on April 25...

Authorities are searching for a missing 16-year-old girl who reportedly ran away from her Blount County home and was last seen in our area. According to the Blount County Sheriff's Office, Rachel Marie Miller ran away from her home in Maryville on Apr...

 2021-04-29 16:46 

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Hamilton Co. man repeatedly raped, sexually abused a child, say indictments...

A Hamilton County Grand Jury has indicted a man on three counts related to continuous sexual abuse of a child. The indictments say that abuse included rape. Online records show deputies with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office arrested 52-year-old Gr...

 2021-04-29 16:38 

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Police: 17-year-old crashes stolen school bus in Tennessee...

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WCYB) — Deputies in Sullivan County, Tennessee were on the scene of a school bus crash that was apparently stolen out of Wise County, Virginia. Caption: WCYB. Deputies tell News 5 the school bus was stolen Wednesday morning. ...

 2021-04-29 16:24 

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"Lead meaningful change:" Chattanooga Chamber calls on local CEOs to support racial equity...

The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce is asking local CEOs to take a Racial Equity Pledge. "We will educate ourselves and share the history of systemic racism in Chattanooga and Hamilton County and the barriers that continue, so that as we recognize the...

 2021-04-29 15:39 

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Wreckage located in Tennessee River may be USS Chattanooga, says UTC asst. professor...

An assistant professor at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (UTC)'s Department of Anthropology says he's "90 percent sure" he has stumbled across a major historical find at the bottom of the Tennessee River, according to UTC. Image v...

 2021-04-29 15:10 

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Arizona murder suspect escapes custody near Atlanta airport: Deputies...

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A murder suspect who escaped deputies transporting him in Arizona has been spotted in Georgia. The Clayton County Sheriff's Office said 20-year-old Jassan Dejon Strover was last seen going into some woods near 4285 Global Gatewa...

 2021-04-29 14:43 

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Recent rise in car thefts, burglaries concern St. Elmo residents...

Car thefts and burglaries from cars in the St. Elmo neighborhood of Chattanooga have residents on high alert. According to Chattanooga Police, they've received reports of 11 stolen vehicles and 26 thefts from vehicles just in the past two weeks. (CPD ...

 2021-04-29 14:43 

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Alabama removing anti-gay language from state's sex ed law...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will remove anti-gay language from the state's sex education law that for decades said students should be taught that homosexuality is both socially unacceptable and illegal. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the measu...

 2021-04-29 13:58 

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2 deputies among 5 dead after 13-hour standoff in Watauga County, sheriff says...

Authorities say five are dead, including two officers, following a Watauga County shooting Wednesday. Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman told media outlets Thursday that Watauga County Sheriff's Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox were both kille...

 2021-04-29 12:13 

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Interview: Funkey Munkey Mother's Day Market starts at Northgate Mall next week...
 2021-04-29 12:10 

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Interview: Chattanooga art box business booms during pandemic...
 2021-04-29 11:09 

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Tennessee lawmakers scale back governor's sales tax holiday plan...

Tennessee lawmakers are trimming in half Gov. Bill Lee's spending wish list items on restaurant and grocery store sales tax holidays, broadband expansion and local government grants. Instead, they want to funnel the money into the state's pension ...

 2021-04-29 10:52 

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15-year-old shot in Chattanooga Wednesday night...

Chattanooga Police are investigating after a 15-year-old boy was shot Wednesday evening. The incident happened at about 8:30 p. m. at the 2500 block of 6th Avenue. Chattanooga Police say arriving officers found the unidentified gunshot victim. He told off...

 2021-04-29 10:36 

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New leader for Georgia election board, but much remains same...

Georgia's State Elections Board got a new leader Wednesday in one of the first impacts of the state's new election law, with an appointed member of the board replacing Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, whom the law removed from the board. But...

 2021-04-29 10:30 

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Tennessee officer fired for high-fiving man using racial slur...

A Tennessee police department fired an officer last fall after video surfaced of him high-fiving a man who used a racial slur. According to The Tennessean, the Franklin Police Department's November firing of Seth Schilling was confirmed by documents o...

 2021-04-29 03:14 

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Tennessee's Crown Act aims to stop discrimination against race-based hairstyles...

A hairstyle is often an iconic piece of how you look, but some people still face discrimination today for styles like dreadlocks or braids. Now, a bill making its way through the Tennessee Legislature aims to stop discrimination against race-based hairsty...

 2021-04-29 02:33 

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Deputy killed, another wounded in North Carolina standoff...

A North Carolina sheriff's deputy has died and another has been wounded in a shooting that prompted a daylong standoff Wednesday that dragged into the night with law enforcement officers surrounding a home, authorities said. The Watauga County Sheriff...

 2021-04-29 02:08 

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Tennessee man suing officials over social media post arrest...

A Tennessee man arrested over a social media post sued law enforcement officers Tuesday, claiming they violated his First Amendment rights. Joshua Andrew Garton was arrested in January after posting a photograph that depicted two people urinating on a gra...

 2021-04-29 00:43 

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Jim Oliver's Smoke House was much more than a restaurant for Monteagle...

The town of Monteagle has been shaken in the wake of a massive fire that decimated a decades-old restaurant. More than two dozen fire departments responded to Jim Oliver's Smoke House on Tuesday afternoon, as huge plumes of smoke lifted into the sky. ...

 2021-04-28 23:45 

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Candle leads to $30,000 in damages to North Chattanooga home...

The Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire in North Chattanooga Wednesday afternoon. At 5:35 p. m. , a homeowner called 911 to report a house fire at 1010 Hillcrest Road. Dallas Bay VFD arrived on the scene to find heavy smoke comi...

 2021-04-28 21:21 

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Tennessee zoo announces 44-year-old gorilla has died...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WCYB) — Zoo Knoxville announced that Wanto, a 44-year-old western lowland gorilla, has died. The zoo said on Facebook that Wanto was being treated for a "sudden onset of gastrointestinal symptoms" Wednesday afternoon. Wanto...

 2021-04-28 21:02 

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DOJ: 3 Georgia men indicted in connection with death of Ahmaud Arbery...

WASHINGTON (WTGS) Three Georgia men were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Georgia and charged with hate crimes and the attempted kidnapping of Ahmaud Arbery, according to the U. S. Department of Justice. Officials sai...

 2021-04-28 20:41 

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Sheriff: Search underway after inmate drives stolen vehicle to Cherokee County, N.C....

Authorities in western North Carolina are searching for an inmate after they say he stole a vehicle from a post office. The incident happened Tuesday around 4:30 p. m. in Hayesville. According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, inmate Roy Edward Loc...

 2021-04-28 20:00 

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Bradley County burglary suspect airlifted to hospital after capture by K-9 unit...

A burglary suspect was airlifted to the hospital after being injured during his capture by a Bradley County K-9 unit. It happened around 7:30 a. m. on Wednesday, when Bradley County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a burglary call at a barn on C...

 2021-04-28 19:25 

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TDOT planning I-24 closure again this weekend over Germantown Road...

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is moving forward with more construction on the I-24 bridge over Germantown Road this weekend. Starting Friday April 28th at 9 p. m. , traffic will be diverted off the Interstate, down the access highway, ...

 2021-04-28 18:20 

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Starting over: Cleveland mother with terminally-ill child returns home to new challenges...

We have an encouraging update on a story we brought you back in November that touched many of our viewers' hearts, and our own. It's the story of Cleveland mother Mandy Sinard and her two-year-old daughter Charlie. Photo provided by Mandy Sinard. ...

 2021-04-28 17:14 

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Families of Silverdale stabbing victims ask commissioners for help...

Some of the family members of thesix inmates who were recently stabbed at the Silverdale detention center spoke to Hamilton County Commissioners, saying their concerns have gone nowhere with the Sheriff's Department. At least one commissioner and the ...

 2021-04-28 16:43 

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Judge denies requests to release body cam video in North Carolina shooting...

ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. (AP) — A judge has denied requests to release body camera video in the case of a Black man who killed by North Carolina deputies. The decision came shortly after a North Carolina prosecutor said that Andrew Brown Jr. had hit la...

 2021-04-28 16:43 

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'Fetal heartbeat' in abortion laws taps emotion, not science...

Dr. Michael Cackovic has treated his share of pregnant women. So when Republican lawmakers across the U. S. began passing bans on abortion at what they term "the first detectable fetal heartbeat," he was exasperated. That's because at the poin...

 2021-04-28 15:29 

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The mask-wearing updates explained from the national to Chattanooga level...

Face covering requirements are no longer "one size fits all. " Just in the last day there's been several updates from all levels about where and when you won't need to wear a mask anymore. Now some rule-makers are having to clarify what...

 2021-04-28 15:18 

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High school bass championship coming to Chickamauga Lake...

National championships for the fastest-growing youth and high school fishing circuits in the country will be held on Tennessee fisheries, B. A. S. S. announced Wednesday. Hosted by FishDayton. com, the 2021 Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Nationa...

 2021-04-28 15:15 

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Man charged in deaths of Georgia woman, 2 kids found in submerged car...

EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man was charged with capital murder in the deaths of a Georgia woman and two children whose bodies were found inside a car that was partially submerged in a lake, state police said. Demetrius Devonte McGhee, 26, of Cl...

 2021-04-28 14:51 

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Alcohol to-go passes Tennessee General Assembly, heads to Gov. Lee's desk...

Tennessee could continue to-go alcohol sales under a bill that has just passed through the Tennessee General Assembly. Gov. Bill Lee made alcohol to-go from bars legal during the COVID-19 pandemic under an Executive Order. Now, some lawmakers would like t...

 2021-04-28 14:36 

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Fired coach sues UTC, claiming 1st Amendment right to make fun of Stacey Abrams' weight...

A coach whom the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) fired last January after he posted a tweet making fun of former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams' weight is suing the university, claiming it violated his First Amendment right...

 2021-04-28 14:20 

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Tennessee Rep. doesn't like what NFL is 'doing to our country,' votes no on Nissan upgrade...

A Tennessee lawmaker is speaking out against a plan that uses sales tax dollars to help pay for upgrades at Nissan Stadium. Rep. Jerry Sexton (R-Bean Station) says he doesn't like some of the ways NFL players are protesting during the National Anthem....

 2021-04-28 14:00 

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'Danger to community:' Judge rules on Cleveland man charged in Jan. 6th U.S. Capitol riot...

A federal judge has ruled that a Cleveland man charged in connection with the riots at the U. S. Capitol on January 6th is a 'danger to the community. ' Because of that, the judge ordered Jose Padilla must remain in federal custody, despite his at...

 2021-04-28 13:47 

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Ringgold City Manager Dan Wright chosen as new Catoosa County Manager...

Catoosa County has a new county manager. At a special-called meeting Tuesday afternoon, Catoosa County Commissioners chose Ringgold City Manager Dan Wright as the county's new manager. This comes a little more than a week after former County Manager A...

 2021-04-28 13:23 

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Interview: Lionhearts Fitness seeking mentors...
 2021-04-28 13:17 

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Interview: Chattanooga State & Incubator hosting recruiting events...
 2021-04-28 13:15 

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Nashville woman smashes ex-boyfriend's pickup truck, spills beer on his seat...

A woman was arrested this week after she's accused of smashing her ex-boyfriend's pickup truck and spilling beer on the driver's seat, Nashville police said. Makayla Fryar, 23, is charged with vandalism in the incident on April 10 in the 800 b...

 2021-04-28 12:39 

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Mayor Kelly names Chattanooga's city attorney, would be first woman to hold the position...

For the first time, a woman will hold the job of City Attorney for the city of Chattanooga. Mayor Tim Kelly announced Wednesday morning that he's picking Emily O'Donnell for the position. The Chattanooga City Council must first approve the nominat...

 2021-04-28 10:36 

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Andrew Brown Jr. funeral set for Monday with Sharpton eulogy...

A funeral will be held next Monday for Andrew Brown Jr. , a Black man shot and killed by North Carolina deputies, with the Rev. Al Sharpton delivering the eulogy. Lawyers for Brown's family said that the funeral will take place at noon on Monday in El...

 2021-04-28 03:47 

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Hamilton County Schools to continue masking through end of school year...

Hamilton County's mask mandate is coming to an end this week, but school district officials say face coverings will continue to be required in school. Wednesday, April 28th marks the final day of the countywide mask requirement. Mayor Jim Coppinger wi...

 2021-04-28 03:16 

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Catoosa County honors lives lost in 2011 tornadoes...

Catoosa County is remembering residents who lost their lives to the tornadoes 10 years ago. A memorial was held at the Ringgold Market Pavillion on Tuesday, April 27th, the anniversary of the 2011 Tornado Super Outbreak. The names of nine people were read...

 2021-04-28 00:24 

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MISSING: Grundy County deputies search for man last seen April 24...

The Grundy County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Pelham man they say has been missing for several days. In a post to their Facebook page Tuesday, the sheriff's office said Roy Allen Owens, Jr. was last seen Saturday night, April 24. Authoriti...

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