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Accused church shooter worked as security guard, was renewing license before shooting Video included

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State records with the Department of Commerce and Insurance show accused church shooter Emanuel Samson was previously licensed to be an unarmed security guard and the News 4 I-Team has learned he was in the process of renewing the license before the shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ.

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Collins' opposition essentially kills GOP health care drive

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Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law and say they're pushing toward a climactic Senate faceoff this week. More>>

Trump 'proud of NASCAR' for protest-free New Hampshire race

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President Donald Trump tweeted he was proud of NASCAR because no drivers, crew or other team members protested during the national anthem prior to a race at New Hampshire Motorspeedway. More>>

DAY 5: State rests its case in Lookout Valley murder trial Video included

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During day five of the trial, testimony centered on a phone call Derek Morse made when he was first arrested. The state may have saved one of their strongest pieces of evidence for last.

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New Purple Paint Law in effect for trespassing while hunting Video included

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Many states use the Purple Paint Law, and this July it was passed for Tennessee. 

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5 victims in church shooting remain in stable condition; Suspect charged with murder Video included

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Police said Emanuel Kidega Samson shot and killed 39-year-old Melanie Crow Smith in the parking lot of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ on Pin Hook Road in Antioch as the church dismissed at 11:15 a.m.  Sunday.

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What The Tech? iPhone 8 Video included

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Judging from what I saw at a Verizon store this morning, most people couldn't care less about the new iPhone 8. 

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Chattanooga firefighters battle four fires in seven days in Lookout Valley Video included

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For the fourth time in one week, flames engulfed a Lookout Valley home. 

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Usher being called 'hero' for helping to stop Antioch church shooter Video included

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Robert Caleb Engle is being hailed as a hero after helping to stop the accused gunman during the shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch on Sunday.

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Northeast Georgia kidnapping suspect arrested in Chattanooga

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According to the arrest report, 29-year-old Derbi M. Reynoso assaulted a woman in Canton, Georgia, and then forced her into his car.

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Butch Jones rants about negativity, 'fake news'

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Vols defensive lineman Shy Tuttle did not play in Tennessee's game against UMass. After the game, head coach Butch Jones cited an undisclosed injury. Jones was asked about a rumor surrounding Tuttle's injury at his Monday press conference that launched a rant about media coverage. 

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Woman wanted for shoplifting at Ringgold gas station

Photo courtesy of the Catoosa Co. Sheriff's Office. Photo courtesy of the Catoosa Co. Sheriff's Office.
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The incident happened at Mapco in the 2700 block of Highway 41 in Ringgold.

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NBC's 'The Voice' returns tonight for Season 13

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"The Voice" premieres tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern, only on Channel 3.

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3 IN YOUR TOWN

One of America's best hikes: Walls of Jericho Video included

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Recently the Alabama trail is referred to in Reader's Digest as one of the top 20 hiking trails in the nation. 

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UPDATE: Man allegedly shoots wife on Holly Creek Dr. Video included

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A shooting in the Chatsworth area has forced some Murray County schools to be on a soft lockdown.  

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Wife of ex-coach pleads guilty to statutory rape charges

The wife of a former high school assistant football coach in Tennessee has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 16-year-old player on her husband's team.

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ESPN film honoring Zaevion Dobson to air this week

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ESPN's latest 30 for 30 film is about a local high school football player that was shot to death while protecting friends in a gang-related shooting in December 2015. 

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10-year-old who survived church shooting speaks out Video included

Jeremiah Reese, 10, injured his leg while running from the church. (WSMV) Jeremiah Reese, 10, injured his leg while running from the church. (WSMV)
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Jeremiah Reese was at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch on Sunday when a gunman shot six people, killing one woman.

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Nation’s murder rate rose nearly 9% last year, FBI data shows

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Property crimes, including burglary and car theft, dropped for the 14th consecutive year, the FBI said in its annual report, "Crime in the United States."

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UPDATE: North Korea: Trump's statement a 'declaration of war'

North Korea's Kim Jong-un and U.S. Pres. Donald Trump North Korea's Kim Jong-un and U.S. Pres. Donald Trump
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The North Korean foreign minister also said with the US declaration of war, it can shoot down US bombers in international airspace.

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VP Pence, Bannon to campaign in Alabama Senate race

Sen. Luther Strange and challenger Roy Moore head into their final full day of campaigning in Alabama before Tuesday's Republican runoff for U.S. Senate.

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Fall allergies will be bad thanks to 'perfect storm' of ragweed, mold

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The fall allergy season is likely to last longer because the warmer, wetter weather is predicted to continue.

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Coach's wife pleads guilty in high school football player rape case

Kelsey McCarter waits in court with her husband, Justin, on Thursday, May 5, 2016. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL) Kelsey McCarter waits in court with her husband, Justin, on Thursday, May 5, 2016. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
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The boy's mother said last year that the abuse happened while her son and his older brother were living with the coach's family.

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UPDATE: Judge rules that toddler who witnessed mom's death will not have to testify

Tyler Enix in court Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017 on motions about his then 2-year-old daughter being allowed to testify before Knox County Criminal Court Judge Steven Sword. (Photo: Michael Patrick/News Sentinel) Tyler Enix in court Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017 on motions about his then 2-year-old daughter being allowed to testify before Knox County Criminal Court Judge Steven Sword. (Photo: Michael Patrick/News Sentinel)
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Prosecutors wanted to use tapes of an interview with the then 2-year-old girl as evidence.

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5 Science-backed reasons to go apple picking this weekend

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Being in tree-lined environments reduces cortisol, lowers heart rate and blood pressure and helps enhance your parasympathetic nervous system.

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GM to furlough 3rd shift at Tennessee plant as demand slows

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 19.  John Locher / Associated Press The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 19. John Locher / Associated Press

General Motors is laying off the third shift at its Spring Hill, Tennessee, SUV factory as it deals with a slowing U.S. auto market.

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Construction begins for multi-million dollar East Ridge project Video included

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For the next eight months, drivers can expect congestion near Camp Jordan. 

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Trump ‘kneel’ attack gives his base reason to stand

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank stands with his players during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski) Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank stands with his players during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
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Trump’s fiery declaration on Friday night that National Football League owners should "fire or suspend" players who kneel during the anthem was met Saturday with fierce criticism.

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10 Things to Know for Today

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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Warm, dry through Thursday, but cooling this weekend Video included

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For the first half of the week we will be way above that with highs in the upper 80s under mostly sunny skies.

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Local churches stress safety after Nashville shooting Video included

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Local church leaders took time out of their sermon Sunday to talk about the violence in Antioch. 

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Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she finds it "very difficult" to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill repealing the Obama health care law. More>>

Driver arrested at Cohutta gas station

Photo Credit: Cohutta Police Dept Photo Credit: Cohutta Police Dept
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Cohutta police said it happened on Saturday at the Cohutta Food Mart near State Route 71 and Tag Drive.

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Flames, smoke engulf Lookout Valley home

Photo Credit: Capt. Brent Arnold Photo Credit: Capt. Brent Arnold
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Firefighters arrived at the home on O'Grady Drive around 3 p.m.

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IRONMAN: Cheering on athletes, remembering loved ones Video included

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Spectators came out from all over to support Ironman athletes. Channel 3 caught up with a few supporters, including some cheering on an athlete running for another who couldn't be there. 

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Trump tweet, NFL response escalate drama of Sunday games Video included

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The NFL's players and owners are frequently at odds over the issues, finances and rules of the game. More>>

UPDATE: Family rallies to get answers in Etowah teen homicide Video included

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The TBI identified 18-year-old Kelsey Burnette as the person found dead in the residential area near Charles Street.

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UPDATE: CPD investigating three overnight shootings Video included

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Three victims, two are listed in serious or critical condition. 

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Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as they rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam. More>>

New superintendent, board members speak candidly about future

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If Hamilton County schools fail to soar in the years to come, it will not be because school board members are divided.  It will not be because they are disengaged.  It will not be due to a disgruntled superintendent. It was apparent at their weekend retreat at the Creative Discovery Museum that the school board, which includes four first-year members, and newly hired superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson are on the same page.  There seems to be a unified vision that has bee...

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Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new ban may vary by country

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New, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries could be part of next version of Trump's travel ban. More>>

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico Video included

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In the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note. More>>

Zach Adams to serve life without the possibility of parole Video included

Zach Adams (Source: WMC Action News 5) Zach Adams (Source: WMC Action News 5)
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The defense and prosecution have reached an agreement that Zach Adams will serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole. He was convicted Friday of the kidnap, rape, and murder of Holly Bobo

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Travel agents busy after active hurricane season Video included

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The hurricane season is keeping travel agents busy as they work to reschedule vacations.

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Corker: people have nothing to fear about North Korea nuclear threat Video included

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Senator Corker, who serves as the chairman of the foreign relations committee, said the U.S. should remain peaceful and diplomatic.

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Chattanooga residents concerned about Central Avenue extension Video included

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City Council members approved the project, which is included in the FY 2018 Capital Budget Tuesday night. But some say they're concerned about the impact it will have on the entire Lincoln Park neighborhood. 

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Crime Stoppers: Weekday home burglaries in East Chattanooga Video included

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In Crime Stoppers this week, we have a home burglary suspect who should be easy to spot. He is tall and slender, rides a bike to commit his crimes, and he has residents in one neighborhood on edge.

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3 ON YOUR SIDE

Local financial coach explains how you can protect yourself in Equifax breach Video included

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Equifax announced last week that sensitive information belonging to some 143 million Americans may be exposed after a massive data breach. 

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Construction on Apison Pike now complete Video included

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A major construction project two years in the making is now complete. Since 2015, a two-mile stretch in Collegedale was undergoing a makeover to meet growth needs and improve safety. 

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HCSO arrest man after police chase on Hwy 27

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Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a man after he led them on a chase on Hwy 27 North in Soddy Daisy.

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