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Oscar Pistorius' sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months

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Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence has been increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal. More>>

After weeks of deals, stores aim to draw Black Friday crowds

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Retailers kick off holiday shopping season with an eye toward wooing shoppers away from rivals. More>>

Creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers

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Leftovers can be delicious simply warmed up, but it can be fun to get creative with them.

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Franken apologizes for making some women 'feel badly'

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In wake of 4 women accusing him of inappropriate touching, Franken apologizes for making some women 'feel badly'. More>>

FedEx worker killed at airport hub Video included

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FedEx has confirmed that a worker was killed at the airport this morning.

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Egypt mosque attack leaves at least 235 dead in Sinai Peninsula

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CAIRO — At least 235 people were killed when gunmen opened fire and bombed a mosque in Egypt's volatile Sinai Peninsula on Friday. 

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Hunters charged with illegally importing deer carcasses

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Wildlife officials in Tennessee say four hunters have been charged with illegally importing carcasses of white-tailed deer with chronic wasting disease into the state.

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A 60-second breathing exercise for when your family gets on your last nerve

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“Thanksgiving to New Years — a little over a month — is the most overstimulating time of the year,” says Dr. Belisa Vranich, clinical psychologist and author of Breathe: The Simply, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve your Mental and Physical Health.

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Records show history of hazing and sexual abuse at Grundy County High School

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Attempted rape charges against five Grundy County High School football players are only the latest in a litany of sexual misconduct and bullying at the school, police records and court documents show. 

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Food City is gearing up for their annual "Pet Hunger Drive"

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Starting November 29th, customers will have the opportunity to purchase pre-packaged pet food bags for $10 to deposit in special collection bins. 

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Cheer at the Pier means Christmas is near

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Cheer at the Pier will light up the Chattanooga sky tonight.  

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Avoid parking rage on Black Friday! How to find a spot every time

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Wherever you go, you must first park your car. Easier said than done — especially on a huge shopping day like Black Friday — but when it comes to finding a space, some strategies are better than others. 

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More than 40 pounds of marijuana found in luggage at airport

More than 40 pounds (18 kilograms) of marijuana have been discovered inside luggage at Tennessee's Nashville International Airport.

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UPDATE: Mall shopping hours for Black Friday

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It's almost time to get started with Christmas shopping!

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Staying safe on Black Friday

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Protect yourself with these Black Friday safety tips.

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6 healthy ways to opt out of Black Friday

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Friday, of course, is all about fighting the crowds for bargains and deals at the mall. But what if you turned tradition on its head? 

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Salvation Army volunteers deliver meals for the holiday Video included

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Thanksgiving comes with many traditions, and for some, it is volunteering with the Salvation Army. One volunteer's tradition is making sure everyone gets a piece of the pie during the holiday.

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Fire Safety for the holidays Video included

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Many are up bright and early prepping and cooking thanksgiving meals, but It's also a busy day for firefighters.

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Thanksgiving dinner is not the only thing the Community Kitchen is serving Video included

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It takes a village to feed hundreds of the less fortunate a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner.  

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THP, TDOT help drivers get to destinations safely on Thanksgiving Video included

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol works with the Tennessee Department of Transportation to help drivers on the interstates and state highways.

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The Chattanooga Police Department wants you to "Lock It, Hide It or Hold It" this holiday season

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The holiday season is officially here. Thieves consider this to be the perfect time for stealing. 

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How to be grateful, even when you don't feel like it

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Thanksgiving is here again; an entire holiday-cum-food ritual celebrating the importance of gratitude. Yet, through the lens of our everyday struggles — or when the chips are exceptionally down — it can feel like yet another struggle to be grateful when all you really feel is let down. 

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Tennessee Sen. Overbey sworn in as US attorney

State Sen. Doug Overbey has been sworn in for his new job as the U.S. attorney for Tennessee's eastern district.

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It’s binge time: What to stream during Thanksgiving weekend

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Thanksgiving is upon us. That means it's time to gorge on carbs, nestle in on the couch, and treat yourself to dozens of hours in front of your screens. Here are some old favorites and new releases that landed on streaming services in November, hand-picked for your holiday enjoyment.

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Georgia authorities seek thieves who stole pawn shop's guns

Authorities are seeking at least two burglars who broke into a Georgia pawn shop and stole thousands of dollars' worth of guns.

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Insects and food storage problems continue to plague some restaurants

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Proper food handling and storage techniques continue to be areas that need improvement for a few local restaurants.

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Better think twice before heading back for seconds this Thanksgiving

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If you plan on taking a leisurely stroll to burn off your Thanksgiving meal, think again! 

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14 pro tips to survive Thanksgiving Day cooking

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No matter how much time you've poured into prepping Thanksgiving dinner, things always get stressful leading up to the big day.

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DOLLY'S WALNUT PIE: Serve with a "Dolly-up" of whipped cream

Dolly Parton smiles and waves to fans as she steps off her tour bus and enters her new dinner show Smoky Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge on Friday, May 5, 2017. (Photo: BRIANNA PACIORKA/NEWS SENTINEL) Dolly Parton smiles and waves to fans as she steps off her tour bus and enters her new dinner show Smoky Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge on Friday, May 5, 2017. (Photo: BRIANNA PACIORKA/NEWS SENTINEL)
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Need a good holiday pie recipe? Dolly Parton has posted her recipe for walnut pie.

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Burglary suspect caught after swimming away

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A burglary suspect depended on his swimming skills to get away, but Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputies were able to pluck him from the water.

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Not into Black Friday shopping? Here are some opt-out alternatives

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If Black Friday is not your thing, there are a lots of other activities around the nation for those who’d like to get away for the weekend or indulge in fewer crowds and more serenity.

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Dawnville kids are getting ready for Santa Video included

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The kids at Dawnville Elementary are gearing up for Santa.

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UPDATE: Murder suspect added to TBI's 10 Most Wanted list found in Hamilton County jail

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The TBI says Ahren Presley, who was added to the agency's list of 10 most wanted suspects on Wednesday, was already in jail.

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SCHOOL PATROL

"Tiger-Givings": Howard High athletes host free Thanksgiving dinner for community

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Students showed up at 10:00 a.m. to set up tables and chairs before opening their doors to the community where members were welcomed with a free Thanksgiving dinner.

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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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A cool and dry Thanksgiving Video included

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Happy Thanksgiving!  It is a cold start with temps in the upper 20s and low 30s.

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House fire injuries firefighter, claims two dogs and cat

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Around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, Chattanooga firefighters responded to a house fire at 1655 Hattie Lane. 

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Suspicious package closes checkpoint at Seattle Airport

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It was a scary moment for travelers in Seattle on one of the busiest travel days of the year. 

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Thanksgiving traveler: "Don't be in too much of a hurry. You'll get there.” Video included

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According to AAA, 51-million people were expected to travel and nearly nine out of 10 are driving. Channel 3 spoke with one of those drivers who says his family hits the road every year for the holiday.

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Attorney general orders review of gun background check records

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a review of how well the national gun background check system is working, a response to the deadly shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

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#ScamAlert

Dade Co. Sheriff's Office warning of jury duty scam

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Sheriff's office spokesman Sgt. Chad Payne says a man with a southern accent and goes by the name of Gary Miller is posing as a sergeant with the Dade County Sheriff's Office while attempting the scam over the phone.

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Signs on trucks saying not liable for damage are false Video included

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You may have noticed them on your latest drive on the interstate. They’ve often on the back of big trucks, warning you to stay back 200 feet and then adding, “Not responsible for damage to windshields.”

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THP enforces traffic safety during busy Thanksgiving holiday Video included

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More than 1 million Tennesseans will be on the road traveling for Thanksgiving, according to AAA.

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Marion County's Carol Bailey wins statewide education award

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The Tennessee Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention was held recently, with a major award presented to Marion County educator Carol Bailey. She said, "I am truly honored and humbled to receive this award."  Bailey is Director of Coordinated School Health for Marion County schools. 

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UPDATE: Salvation Army red donation kettle stolen, bell ringer shares her story Video included

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A Salvation Army red kettle with about $200 dollars in donations inside was stolen in Chattanooga Tuesday.

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UPDATE: Victim in fatal ATV crash ID'ed

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The crash happened in a remote area of private property on Flat Top Mountain off Beverly Drive. 

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Fire chief injured in head-on collision thanks doctors who saved his life Video included

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In January, Walker State Prison Fire Chief Matthew Mann was severely injured in a head-on collision. He wasn't expected to survive. But Tuesday, he thanked the emergency crew that responded that life-changing day.

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Why is football played on Thanksgiving?

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Learn more about football's deep history on Thanksgiving in the latest installment of NBC's Ever Wonder.

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UPDATE: Grundy County school board chairman resigns Video included

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Foster notified Mayor Michael Brady in a letter of resignation Tuesday.

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Two crashes slow holidays travelers in North GA Video included

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Two separate crashes on Interstate 75 northbound in north Georgia are not helping holidays travelers' schedules. 

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AAA predicts 51 million Americans to travel over Thanksgiving Video included

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The rush is on, from coast to coast. AAA says Wednesday through Sunday will be busier than usual on the roads. 

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Girl Scouts' post about holiday hugging goes viral

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Holidays mean family gatherings, which can result in hugs and kisses, and of course, some social awkwardness. 

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Sheriff: Inmate caught after 2nd jail escape within 3 weeks

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Authorities say a fugitive has been captured near Atlanta after escaping from the same county jail in Alabama twice within a three-week span.

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East Ridge community members hosting Christmas festival and parade

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East Ridge community members are putting together a Christmas festival and parade. 

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What you need to know about Uber's data breach

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Hackers stole the personal information of 50 million Uber customers and 7 million drivers a year ago.

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Chick-fil-A slated for multimillion-dollar Collegedale shopping center

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The restaurant will be part of a larger center on Old Lee Highway on a vacant tract near an existing Zaxby's eatery not far from Interstate 75.

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What the Tech? Save money with camelcamelcamel Video included

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It’s a website that tracks prices at Amazon. Prices go up and down constantly, like the stock market. By looking at the history of prices you can figure out exactly which date to look for a price change.

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FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

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The Federal Communications Commission followed through on a pledge to try to repeal "net neutrality" regulations enacted under the Obama administration.

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Thanksgiving road closures

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As the Holiday weekend begins this Thursday, here are some road closures you need to know about.

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Size matters? Turkeys expected to be smaller this Thanksgiving Video included

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Last year the drought meant more grains and less movement from the turkeys. In 2016 they were heavier, but also had more fat.

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Lauren Alaina to join Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade lineup

The lineup of stars for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is announced and one of the Tennessee Valley's own, Lauren Alaina will be a part of the festivities. 

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8 Tennessee sites added to historic places register

Eight Tennessee properties have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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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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Cool and crisp through the weekend Video included

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We are looking at great weather through Thanksgiving and into the weekend.

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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Trump all but endorses GOP's Moore despite sex accusations; Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years; Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers. More>>

33rd annual Share Your Christmas™ food drive begins Video included

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WRCB Channel 3 is teaming up with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank once again for the 33nd Annual Share Your Christmas™ food drive.

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E-cigarettes: the dangers and health risks of vaping

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E-cigs aren't the way to quit smoking — or start up a "better-for-you" habit.

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The last straw? Uber loyalists tested by string of scandals

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Scandals chase away some customers from Uber, but service keeps others hanging on. More>>

Shoppers mobilize on Thanksgiving, as retailers branch out

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Retailers kick off holiday shopping season with an eye toward wooing shoppers away from rivals. More>>

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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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