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Tennessee Valley could feel effects of possible government shutdown Video included

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A government shutdown could mean national parks will be closed to visitors. It could also affect federal workers and members of military reserve forces. 

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Shutdown deadline nears; no accord in Trump-Schumer meeting Video included

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A bitterly-divided Congress is hurtling toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. More>>

What the Tech? Winter survival app

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Winter Survival Kit is from North Dakota State University Extension Service and they put some work into it.

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Dunlap police arrest sex offender found on school property

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A detective pulled over 37-year-old Jonathon Eric Kelly near the intersection of Elm Street and Buddy Skyles Road.

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Las Vegas Shooting Latest: No motive uncovered for Las Vegas mass shooting

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Investigators say they have still not determined why Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire from his high-rise hotel suite, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds.

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TV film crew arrested after TSA allegedly catches them intentionally bringing fake explosive to Newark airport

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TSA officers said they detected a suspicious item in one of their carry-on bags Thursday.

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Execution date set for Billy Ray Irick, convicted In 1985 rape and murder of 7-year old Paula Dyer

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Currently, there are two other Tennessee cases with execution dates set: State v. James Hawkins and State v. Sedrick Clayton.

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District 6 School Board member Joe Galloway will not seek 3rd term

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Hamilton County School Board member Joe Galloway will not seek a third term as District 6 representative.   Galloway, a longtime Lookout Valley teacher and coach, told Eyewitness News, "I will continue to remain active in the schools, but I have grandchildren who are growing up, and I don't want to miss any of their events." 

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UPDATE: Two injured in Marion Co. house fire

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Two people have been injured in a house fire in Marion County. 

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Firefighters responded to a house fire caused by wood burning stove

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The stove was improperly installed, and was not being monitored according to Battalion Chief Don Bowman. 

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Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

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The FDA says it wants to continue to help people quit by supporting a variety of approaches, including new quit-smoking aids and opening opportunities for a variety of companies, including drugmakers, to help attack the problem.

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Local spot cleans up after mildew, sink issues Video included

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Ice ice baby: ice machine causes local spot to clean up after inspector's visit. 

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Dump truck hit by oncoming train in Georgia, driver killed

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The train dragged the truck several hundred yards before coming to a stop.

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State gives grants for digital literacy, broadband adoption

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The state of Tennessee has announced dozens of grants to improve computer and online skills and access to broadband services at libraries in 52 cities. Six of which are in the Tennessee Valley.     

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Falcons' offensive coordinator Sarkasian to return in 2018

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Sarkasian has been the target of criticism as the Falcons, who lost at Philadelphia in the divisional round of the playoffs last week.

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Former French actress speaks out against actresses protesting sex harassment

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A second star French actress has dissed the Time's Up movement in the U.S. This time, it's Brigitte Bardot, revered as a sex symbol back in the day. 

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Warming through the weekend Video included

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Good Friday!  The warmer weather is FINALLY moving in.  After another bitterly cold start in the 10s we will warm quickly through the day with sunshine and highs near 50 degrees. 

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Tennessee agrees on sales tax for short-term rentals

Airbnb will now be able to collect and pay sales tax on behalf of its renters in Tennessee.

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Apple, Google shuttles attacked

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It appears someone has a beef with Apple and Google - or at least the shuttle buses the high-tech companies use to ferry their workers to and from headquarters. The shuttle buses transporting Apple and Google employees have been targeted by vandals.

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Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000

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Apple plans to take advantage of that provision to bring back most of its roughly $252 billion in offshore cash, generating a tax bill of about $38 billion.

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Traffic Alert: Suck Creek Road shut down one car accident

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Dispatch also says the road will be shut down at least an hour.

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Road closures for January 20

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Road closures for the weekend of January 20, 2018.

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10 Things to Know for Friday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Prosecutor says California parents who tortured children were 'depraved'; blood test to detect eight cancers early gives promising results; Amazon sweepstakes narrowed to 20 competitors. More>>

ONLY ON 3

One Direction band member donates to a North Georgia girl Video included

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Nine-year-old Rylee Sanford has a rare brain malformation that limits her speech and ability to walk. She was born with bilateral close-lipped Schizencephaly, which ultimately caused Cerebral Palsy. 

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California torture house: 13 siblings allowed to eat once a day, shower once a year

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The 13 starving siblings held captive in a California house hardly ever saw the sun and were allowed, a prosecutor said Thursday, to eat only one rationed meal a day and shower just once a year.

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Potholes invade Chattanooga streets; repairs underway Video included

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Chattanooga Public Works crews have been working around the clock to fill potholes around the city. The department's street maintenance team has already received 100 repair requests. 

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12 Most Wanted suspect arrested by police, U.S. Marshals

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According to the complaint affidavit, 27-year-old Jeffery John Nunes is accused of stealing a vehicle. 

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Larry Nassar complains it’s too hard to listen to victim stories

Nassar speaks to his attorney Shannon Smith on Thursday. Photo by Brendan McDermid / Reuters Nassar speaks to his attorney Shannon Smith on Thursday. Photo by Brendan McDermid / Reuters
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In a six-page single-spaced letter, Nassar complained it was too hard for him to listen to dozens of accusers describe how he abused them under the guise of medical treatments and how it wrecked their lives.

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House Republicans pass short-term spending bill, moves to the Senate

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he measure passed the House on mostly party line 230-197 vote.

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3 IN YOUR TOWN

Chattanooga's Zarzours celebrates 100 years Video included

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The restaurant has been in the same location and run by the same family since it opened on January 18, 1918.

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EYE ON HEALTH

"The Dental Diet" Video included

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A local dentist says the first place you should look for signs of underlying health problems is in your mouth.

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What the Tech? Security breaches Video included

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Millions of people had their information stolen by hackers just in December.

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Inmate escapes from custody in Bedford Co. for 3rd time within a year Video included

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An inmate who escaped from custody in Bedford County twice last year is on the run again.

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SCHOOL PATROL

How do Hamilton County schools decide to close on snow days? Video included

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Thursday was another snow day for Hamilton County and surrounding school districts in our viewing area. However, some people are wondering why there’s no school if no snow is on the ground.

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UPDATE: Three people arrested in deadly Polk County shooting Video included

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Deputies said the shooting started after an altercation.

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UPDATE: Law enforcement searching "several acres" of land in Harrison Video included

Photo courtesy of WRCB reporter Kate Smith. Photo courtesy of WRCB reporter Kate Smith.
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It's unclear what or who they are looking for at this time.

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Closings & delays

Some schools have closed for the day.

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UPDATE: Jury selected in Benjamin Brewer case Video included

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The jury is made up of 12 men and four women who will travel to Chattanooga.

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Former Chattanooga police officer charged with Possession of Child Pornography

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Bryan Moody III is facing one count of possession of child pornography in federal court.

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Federal responsibility in nuclear attack alerts is unclear

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Missteps in Hawaii's handling of a false missile alert raises questions about whether any state should be solely responsible for notifying the public of such an event. More>>

Timeline showing process to Benjamin Brewer's trial Video included

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Jury selection is underway in the  Benjamin Brewer trial. Here's a timeline showing the process to where we are now. 

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US marshal shot, killed while serving warrant

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Two other officers were also shot, including a Harrisburg police officer who "bravely returned fire and critically injured the gunman

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An online glitch cause Wells Fargo customers to be charged twice for bills

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Customers began reporting Wednesday some accounts were overdrawn.

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Government shutdown looms amid congressional fight over DREAMers

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Much of the debate centered around the fate of 700,000 so-called DREAMers—immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children

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Nashville is listed as a finalist for Amazon second headquarters

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Cities are in fierce competition to lure Amazon, which has revolutionized the way people shop.

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One person injured in a house fire in East Lake

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The fire was spreading into the attic, but firefighters managed to get the fire under control quickly.

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California couple accused of starving, torturing children has ties to Tennessee Video included

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Louise Turpin and her husband, David, are being held on a $9 million bond. 

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79 Films to be featured at Lookout Wild Film Festival

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The festival runs through today January 18th until Sunday, January 21st.

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Uber to begin using autonomous vehicles

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Uber soon says some of its passengers won't have to look at their apps to get a peek at the driver coming to get them - because their vehicles won't have drivers. 

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What happens if the government shuts down?

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The White House and Congress have yet to reach a deal on funding the federal government, raising the prospect of a partial shutdown as early as this weekend. What happens if they don’t? Here’s what you need to know. 

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The Latest: The snow has stopped but travel dangers continue

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Warming this weekend Video included

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Good Thursday.  We have another bitterly cold start today with temps in the low to mid 10s this morning.  Fortunately, our winds are fairly calm this morning so wind chill won't be as much of an issue heading out.  

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Small child, infant sister rescued after mom's car was stolen in freezing temps

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A massive manhunt took place Wednesday night after a car was stolen from a local Quik ATrip in Atlanta that had a four-year-old girl and her 1-month-old sister inside.

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  • School Patrol

    School Patrol

    David Carroll covers education news and issues at schools across the Tennessee Valley.

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    David Carroll covers education news and issues at schools across the Tennessee Valley.

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  • Restaurant Report Card

    Restaurant Report Card

    Channel 3 investigates the health department records for restaurants in Tennessee and Georgia to keep you safe.

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    Channel 3 investigates the health department records for restaurants in Tennessee and Georgia to keep you safe.

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