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The Latest: Students, parents make emotional appeals on guns

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Maryland high school students who rallied at the U.S. Capitol in support of stronger gun control have marched to the White House. More>>

FluMist nasal flu vaccine can come back, vaccine advisers say

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FluMist, the only needle-free flu vaccine on the market, won a lukewarm recommendation from federal vaccine advisers Wednesday. 

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How the Parkland teen survivors became advocates for gun reform

Crosses and flowers hang on a fence near Majority Stoneman Douglas High School, near Parkland, FL in memory of the 17 people killed in a school shooting. AP photo Crosses and flowers hang on a fence near Majority Stoneman Douglas High School, near Parkland, FL in memory of the 17 people killed in a school shooting. AP photo
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The students have become vocal advocates for gun reform and against the NRA.

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Reverend Billy Graham's Tennessee ties

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Channel 3 spoke to Mayor Tom Rowland, who knew Rev. Billy Graham, and he said the religious icon had a sense of humor and always told the truth.

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Two arrested following vehicle pursuit Wednesday afternoon

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The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office was involved in a pursuit in the Highway 58 area Wednesday afternoon. 

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Pruitt names Chris Weinke Vols' running backs coach

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Tennessee football head coach Jeremy Pruitt announced the hiring of Chris Weinke as the Vols’ running backs coach on Wednesday. 
 

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CPD hosting crime prevention class for business owners, management

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The Chattanooga Police will be hosting a free class to help business owners in the area prevent crime. 

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Funding for Hamilton County school renovations approved

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Some Hamilton County schools are another step closer to having upgraded facilities. Wednesday morning commissioners approved the funding for those upgrades. 

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BCSO to makes drug bust thanks to information about illegal drug transactions

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Information about illegal drug transactions led the Drug Enforcement Unit at the Bradley County Sheriff's Office to make a bust. 

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Overheard threat helps foil California school shooting plot

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A security guard at El Camino High School in California heard a "disgruntled student" threaten to carry out a shooting.

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Central's Cortney Braswell takes HC position at Ridgeland

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Former Central head football coach Cortney Braswell has accepted the head coach position at Ridgeland High School.

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Catoosa County sheriff on school threats: "We have zero tolerance for this" Video included

Alexandria Greene, 17, charged with false report of a crime. Alexandria Greene, 17, charged with false report of a crime.
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Law enforcement is devoting all resources to finding the source of school threats. They ask that if you see something, say something. 

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RECALL: NEMO Equipment Recliner Chairs

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NEMO Equipment is recalling the "Stargaze Recliner Chairs". The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the straps on the chair seats can fail, posing a fall hazard. 

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Got skunks in your home? Don't use a smoke bomb

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Authorities say a man destroyed a suburban Detroit home while trying to use a smoke bomb to rid a crawlspace of skunks.

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Kratom blamed for salmonella outbreak in 20 states

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The popular herb kratom is linked to an outbreak of salmonella that has made 28 people sick in 20 states, federal health officials said Tuesday. 

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Proposed Neyland Stadium changes include potential for alcohol sales

Fans checker the Neyland Stadium as players run through the "Power T" before the game against Florida on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 in Knoxville. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL) Fans checker the Neyland Stadium as players run through the "Power T" before the game against Florida on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 in Knoxville. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)
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A building proposal for Neyland Stadium renovations includes recommendations to build infrastructure for potential alcohol sales.

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10 Tennessee sites included in new US civil rights trail

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State officials say 10 Tennessee landmarks are being included in a new civil rights trail.

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Two injured in Wednesday morning flash fire

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Two men doing maintenance work on a sewer line were injured this morning by a flash fire. 

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Rev. Billy Graham's visit to the Scenic City in 1991 Video included

Rev. Bill Graham speaking at Baylor in 1991. Rev. Bill Graham speaking at Baylor in 1991.
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It was September 24, 1991.  Rev. Billy Graham visited Chattanooga’s Baylor School to dedicate the new Alumni Chapel. 

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West Point admits Parkland student Peter Wang who died saving classmates

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Fifteen-year-old Peter Wang, who was killed while trying to help classmates escape from a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was posthumously accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Tuesday.

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More than 40,000 KitchenAid kettles recalled

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After 79 reports of handles separating from electric kettles, Whirlpool is recalling over 40,000 of the small appliances branded as KitchenAid.

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TDOT to close and repair I-24 east this weekend

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TDOT will close lanes on I-24 eastbound at mile marker 182.6 to replace a 240-foot section of damaged and deteriorating concrete in the right lane.

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TVA to refurbish bridge at Ocoee #2 Dam

Ocoee No. 2, completed in 1913, was among the first hydroelectric projects in the region. TVA photo Ocoee No. 2, completed in 1913, was among the first hydroelectric projects in the region. TVA photo
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The eastbound lane of US-64 will be closed every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 8:30am to 3:00pm until March 15 to ensure the safety of motorists and construction crews.

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UPDATE: Arrest made in deadly shooting on Carousel Road Video included

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Chattanooga Police are investigating a second homicide within three days. The latest one happened Tuesday evening around 5:30.

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Alabama officer killed, suspect found dead after standoff

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A police officer and a shooting suspect are both dead after a standoff in Alabama.

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For nurses, sexual harassment from patients is ‘par for the course’

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Sexual harassment has "been going on for decades" in nursing, said Dr. Seun Ross, the director of nursing practice and work environment at the American Nurses Association, which represents more than 3 million nurses. 

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New 360 cameras released for police K9s

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The company "Blue Line Innovations" has released a 360 body camera for K9s. 

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Record warmth coming this week Video included

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Good Wednesday.  We will have record breaking high temperatures today and tomorrow with highs of 77 and 79 degrees respectively.  Both days will sport a few light sprinkles, but nothing major as a ridge of high pressure continues to block the significant rain and cooler air keeping it to the west. 

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Georgia has more than 500 sites on Hazardous Site Inventory for cleanup

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There are 528 sites listed on Georgia's cleanup list. The categories range from Class I being a priority, to Class V where cleanup is underway.  

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To get a ride, Uber says take a walk

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The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk.   

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UPDATE: Governor proposes slashing taxes after federal 'windfall'

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Georgia lawmakers have announced a proposal to slash income taxes in the state in response to federal tax changes passed in December.

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Hamilton Co. commissioners set to vote on funding to repair school facilities Video included

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Wednesday, Hamilton County Commissioners will vote on a $195 million bond.  The money is expected to fund improvements to Silverdale Correctional Facility and pay off some county debt. But the majority of the bond will pay for the the worst facilities in the Hamilton County School System. 

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Rally calls on Mayor Barry to resign in wake of affair Video included

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry (WSMV) Nashville Mayor Megan Barry (WSMV)
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A protest calling for the resignation of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry was held on Tuesday evening. The group said Barry can no longer be trusted since the news of her affair with her former bodyguard, Sgt. Rob Forrest. 

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Early morning fire damages Hamilton Co. home

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It's believed the home was not occupied and no one was inside at the time. 

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Pollen makes an early return to the Tennessee Valley Video included

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Spring fever is in the air even though it's only late February.

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RECALL: Britax strollers due to a fall hazard

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Britax is recalling about 676,000 strollers due to a fall hazard that could dump an infant from the stroller. 

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Nashville strip club advertises AR-15 on street corner Video included

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Exotic dancers outside a Nashville strip club really caught the eyes of people driving past on Tuesday. It had nothing to do with what they were wearing, but what they were selling.

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Hamilton County inmate, 2 others charged for attempting to sneak drugs in jail

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Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Matt Lea says 30-year-old Megan Beatty and 41-year-old Jon Vance were charged with criminal conspiracy for trying to sneak tobacco and methamphetamine ice into the jail.

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Chattanooga firefighter quickly extinguish fire at local radio station

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Officials say firefighters quickly got the small fire at Moody Radio under control.

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What the Tech? Ad blockers Video included

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If you spend anytime at all online you've been annoyed by advertisements that suddenly pop up on the screen and, very loudly starts playing a video for a retailer, insurance company or car dealer.

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SNAP outage this weekend in Tennessee

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There will be a statewide SNAP benefit outage this weekend for all EBT cardholders.

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'Grateful' shelter dog holds hands with woman during car ride to foster home

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This scared dog landed in an animal shelter after her owner died. And here's how grateful she seemed on the 2 1/2-hour car ride to her new foster home. 

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UPDATE: Woman seriously injured from being hit by school bus in Trenton

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Police say the 70-year-old victim was taken to Erlanger.

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UPDATE: Whitwell High School teacher arrested for statutory rape off the job Video included

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Joseph Smith has been an employee with the Marion County School District since 2013. This was the first time administrators received a complaint about him.

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UPDATE: Charges filed against two juveniles for separate hoax threats

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Charges are being filed against two Hamilton County students after separate hoax threats were discovered.

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UPDATE: Ringgold HS student charged after social media threat Video included

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The Sheriff's Office's investigation revealed that the "victim of the threat" had actually created the message herself. 

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Treatment against peanut allergy protected kids in new study

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A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped sensitize children to nuts in a major study.

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Catoosa Co. Sheriff's Office looking for identity theft suspect

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The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help identify an identity theft suspect. 

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UPDATE: Dalton Police identify shoplifting suspect

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The Dalton Police Department is asking the public to help identify a woman who managed to get away from loss prevention employees at Belk.

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UPDATE: Economy Inn opening Thursday for residents to get belongings Video included

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In a release sent to the Channel 3 newsroom, owner Janice Hixson says the Economy Inn will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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UPDATE: Mueller files new charge in Russia probe against lawyer accused of lying to investigators

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The new charge was announced just days after Mueller brought charges against 13 Russian nationals accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election.

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Student's invention protects his school Video included

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A student at a high school in Wisconsin has invented a device to keep intruders out of classrooms. 

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Dalton Police seeking help identifying scammer

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The Dalton Police Department is seeking help identifying a man who scammed a local cashier. 

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What to watch tonight in PyeongChang: Lindsey Vonn's moment, ladies short program, USA men's hockey

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By: Jennifer Hoffman It's down to the homestretch in PyeongChang -- and we've finally arrived at the moment Lindsey Vonn has been waiting eight years for. More>>

Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

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A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles. 

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UPDATE: Water main break at Eastgate Town Center closes school Video included

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Jennifer Yealy with Eastgate Town Center told Channel 3 that a break has occurred in the main water line and the water is out throughout the whole complex. 

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New Drug To Fight HIV Video included

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Research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center could possibly lead to a cure for HIV. In a lab on the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus, it's common to see experts in a variety of fields, such as chemistry and immunology, working together. This team, led by Dr. Howard Gendelman, developed a drug that has shown promising results in the fight against HIV. "You're really killing two birds with one stone. You're bringing the drug to the site of the disease ...

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For Maia and Alex Shibutani, choosing Coldplay was a no-brainer

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By: Stephanie De Lancey Maia and Alex Shibutani, also known as the “Shib Sibs,” have been ice dancing together since 2004. They entered PyeongChang the most decorated of the three American ice dance teams competing. Last... More>>

Students Take Gun Protest To White House Video included

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One by one, dozens of teens were lying down in front of the White House, serving as a grim reminder of those killed in Parkland, Florida and other school shootings. 

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Authorities: Student shoots self at Ohio middle school

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Authorities and school officials haven't released any other details about the shooting. 

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US postal worker found fatally shot in mail truck in Dallas

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The U.S. Postal Service operates two large mail sorting and processing complexes nearby, according to Amanda McMurrey, an inspector with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service , the law enforcement and security arm of the USPS.

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Grocery retailer Albertsons to buy drugstore chain Rite Aid

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 Albertsons Companies is offering either a share of its stock and $1.83 in cash or slightly more than a share for every in cash or slightly more than a share for every 10 shares of Rite Aid. 

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Georgia's toxic sites await cleanup as funds are diverted

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Georgia has more than 500 hazardous sites in need of costly cleanup, but an analysis of state spending shows that it routinely shorts the trust fund that's supposed to pay for them.

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Youth baseball team to move forward with AR-15 raffle despite outcry

An AR-15 style rifle is displayed at the Firing-Line indoor range and gun shop. AP photo An AR-15 style rifle is displayed at the Firing-Line indoor range and gun shop. AP photo
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The weapon was offered by a player's father who is a co-founder of a local gun store.

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Record warmth and on and off showers Video included

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Good Tuesday.  We won't break any records today, but it will still be a warm one.  Highs will reach the low 70s, well short of the record high of 78.  

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