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Legendary comedian and actor Jerry Lewis dead at 91

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Jerry Lewis, the legendary character and physical comedian, has died, his talent agency said Sunday. He was 91. 

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Powerball jackpot grows to $650M — second-largest in history

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Nobody won a Powerball jackpot of $535 million in a draw Saturday night, meaning the grand prize will grow to about $650 million, the second-highest level in the history of the Powerball. 

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Amber Alert canceled, missing 4-year-old boy found safe

Zion Byrd (Source: MPD) Zion Byrd (Source: MPD)
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A City Watch was issued for a missing 4-year-old boy. 

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TDOT preparing for massive crowds traveling to view solar eclipse

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TDOT preparing for massive crowds traveling to view solar eclipse The Tennessee Department of Transportation anticipates heavier than normal traffic on interstates and state routes during the total solar eclipse on Monday. 

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Dick Gregory, barrier-breaking comedian and civil rights activist, dies at 84

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Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84. 

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UPDATE: Still need solar eclipse glasses? Here's how to get them! Video included

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The solar eclipse is less than a week away, and folks in Chattanooga are making sure they're ready. However, if you haven't found your eclipse glasses just yet, snagging a pair may not be as easy as you thought. 

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Property tax increase could be on the way for Walker County residents

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The proposed property tax increase would be 2.00 mills in the unincorporated locations of the county and 2.189 in the incorporated areas. 

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UPDATE: Jones Gap Road reopened after crash

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Initial reports show that three people were involved in the crash.

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Pet killed in East Ridge home fire

Photo Credit: East Ridge Fire Department Photo Credit: East Ridge Fire Department
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When firefighters arrived to the home on State Line Road, they said they saw heavy smoke.

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Eclipse celebrations begin in Spring City Video included

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The solar eclipse is less than 48 hours away, but the celebration has already started in Spring City.

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Safe photography during the solar eclipse: What you need to know Video included

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The solar eclipse will have a lot of people looking at the sky on August 21st, so you must protect your eyes. 

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UPDATE: Man arrested after barricading himself in apt. on Highway 58

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A heavy police presence is currently happening on Highway 58 Chattanooga confirm around 6:30 this evening they were serving a warrant on Highway 58 in the 5100 block near Champion. 

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Powerball players have chance at $535 million jackpot

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Powerball players will hold their breath as numbers are drawn for one of the nation's biggest lottery jackpots. 

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6 police officers shot in separate incidents; 1 dead

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Six police officers were shot, one of them fatally, in three separate incidents in Florida and Pennsylvania late Friday, officials said. 

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WEEK 1: FNF Scoreboard Video included

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Week 1 FNF scoreboard 

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Historic letter, artifacts are hidden in Confederate statue

Concealed in the base of a Confederate statue in central Georgia is a trove of historic artifacts and documents from the years soon after the battle between the states.

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SCSO: Man arrested in shooting on Signal Mtn.

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Sequatchie County Sheriff's Department have arrested a man in a shooting on Signal Mountain. 

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Man shows up to local hospital after being shot

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A man was shot after an unknown man demanded money from him.  Chattanooga Police officers were called to a local hospital on reports of a victim arriving who was suffering from a gunshot wound.  

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UPDATE: Woman killed in train crash on Hamill Rd. Video included

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A vehicle was traveling west on Hamill Road and had stopped at the railroad crossing. The gates were extended with flashing lights and sounding bell. 

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Tad Cummins' lawyer files motion to have him released from jail

Tad Cummins (Source: Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office) Tad Cummins (Source: Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office)
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The public defender for former Maury County teacher Tad Cummins filed a motion Friday asking for Cummins to be released from jail.

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Opportunity Zones established to prevent more Hamilton Co. Schools from falling into I-Zones Video included

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The school board approved Dr. Bryan Johnson's request to establish "Opportunity Zones" to assist with academic improvement. 

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What the Tech? Mesh Network Video included

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Who knows what's going to happen Monday. There will be so many people streaming the eclipse from their phone and many others uploading photos that cell towers may be overwhelmed. We;re looking at new technology that allows people to connect to other people and the internet even without a connection.

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'Predator' actor Sonny Landham dead at 76

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Sonny Landham, the muscular action-movie actor who co-starred in "Predator" and "48 Hrs," has died at 76. More>>

UPDATE: New trial date for Tony Bigoms

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The man charged with killing a woman five years ago has a new trial date.

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FNF3 Scoreboard

Your Friday Night Football scores.

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UPDATE: TDOT to add stop signs to merge lanes for US-27 construction project Video included

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Stop signs will be added to merge lanes to reduce crashes in the construction areas.

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City seeks to be removed as trustee of Confederate Cemetery

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Mayor Andy Berke asked City Attorney Wade Hinton, on behalf of the City of Chattanooga, to file the necessary paperwork to confirm the City is no longer listed as a trustee of a Confederate Cemetery on East Third Street.

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Easy and 'delicious' way to view the solar eclipse Video included

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Solar eclipse glasses are a hot ticket item around the country, but you can make a pinhole viewer to watch the eclipse in a different and completely safe way. 

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Ex-Vanderbilt football player Brandon Banks sentenced to 15 years in rape case

Brandon Banks was found guilty by a jury in June. (WSMV file photo) Brandon Banks was found guilty by a jury in June. (WSMV file photo)
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On Friday, Brandon Banks was sentenced to 15 years for aggravated rape and eight years for aggravated sexual battery, both to be served concurrently.

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UPDATE: Steve Bannon out as White House Chief Strategist

Former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon. AP photo Former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon. AP photo
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Bannon’s departure brings to a close his rocky tenure in the West Wing.

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Georgia city won't remove memorial to Confederate dead

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The mayor of a Georgia city says the city will not remove a memorial to the Civil War dead, after a letter from the local NAACP chapter president asked for the removal of all Confederate symbols.

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High-speed chase ends with fight and drug bust

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A high-speed chase in North Carolina ended with a fight and two arrests by The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

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GDOT approves funding for safety improvements on Hwy 27

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The Georgia Department of Transportation has approved $200,000 in funding to improve the safety and efficiency of a major intersection. 

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State officials warn of eclipse scams, fake glasses Video included

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After several recalls and a lot of duds, people all over Tennessee and Kentucky are in the final rush to find eclipse glasses that will actually work.

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Murphy, NC prepares for the solar eclipse Video included

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Locals are hoping visitors will understand that patience is just as important as safety glasses this Monday.

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Dirty hands, undated foods nearly fail one restaurant Video included

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In north Georgia, one taco restaurant needs more guidance with food safety. 

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Alabama investigators seek to identify body found in Tennessee River

Authorities in Alabama are seeking help to identify the body of a woman found in the Tennessee River.

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Walker County adds public hearings on proposed property tax increase

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Additional public hearings have been set in Walker County for discussion on a proposed property tax increase and the 2018 fiscal budget.

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Mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer says she’s received death threats

Susan Bro, mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer. AP photo Susan Bro, mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer. AP photo
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Bro said that the White House has reached out to her several times since her daughter’s death.

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TDOT preparing for massive crowds traveling to view solar eclipse

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TDOT is putting all roadway projects on hold to make the trip a little easier on the thousands expected to travel for the big day.

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Republican Senator Bob Corker calls for radical changes at the White House Video included

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker. WRCBtv.com photo U.S. Sen. Bob Corker. WRCBtv.com photo
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Corker was the keynote speaker at the Rotary Club meeting luncheon Thursday, and had sharp criticism of President Trump.

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Spice up your weekend and celebrate National Fajita Day! Video included

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The national holiday started in 2016 and is sponsored by On the Border.

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Candlelight vigil held for 12-year-old murder victim Video included

Yhoana Arteaga was found murdered in her family's mobile home. (WSMV) Yhoana Arteaga was found murdered in her family's mobile home. (WSMV)
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Yhoana was found dead inside her family's mobile home last Thursday. Investigators say she suffered blunt force trauma and her clothes were in disarray.

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Judge resigns after calling counter-protesters 'snowflakes'

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A Georgia judge has resigned after being suspended for commenting online that opponents of Confederate monuments are "snowflakes" and "nut cases."

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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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Morning showers, but nice this weekend

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We are looking at a few light showers this morning as a front moves through. By noon the rain will be gone.

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Rally draws hundreds of protesters to Coolidge Park Video included

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Hundreds gathered at Coolidge Park, protesting the violence that happened last week in Charlottesville.  

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Eclipse burgers, Eclipseville sorbet, and tattoos; a city readies for the eclipse Video included

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We're four days away from the celestial event of a lifetime, a total solar eclipse stretching coast to coast. For two minutes and 40 seconds, Hopkinsville will be the prime place to watch it. Businesses are up and celebrating in their own unique ways.

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TN Congressman proposes impeaching President Trump Video included

Congressman Steve Cohen (Source: WMC Action News 5) Congressman Steve Cohen (Source: WMC Action News 5)
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Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen will introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as soon as he returns to Congress.

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Convicted Cleveland murderer up for parole for a second time Video included

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Larry Kelley was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his ex-wife, Brenda Wilson, outside of a church in 1990.

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Apartments in store for some UTC students due to overcrowding Video included

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This year, the school has a new plan to make room for freshman. The university said they rented out every single room at an apartment complex to accommodate students until more housing becomes available.

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How will the eclipse impact animals? Video included

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As far as your pets, Dr. Hammon said the risk is there, but it's minimal. 

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Gorilla-masked man's intimidation charges could be dismissed

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A former East Tennessee State University student accused of civil rights intimidation during a Black Lives Matter demonstration could have the charges dismissed.

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Sam Shepard, actor and Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73

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Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died. 

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Bible verse to be removed from a Tennessee police department

The sign at the Knoxville Police Department will now be taken down. The sign at the Knoxville Police Department will now be taken down.

A biblical passage that has long been displayed at a Tennessee city's police headquarters will be removed following a complaint.

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CRIME STOPPERS: Collegedale Police investigating string of robberies Video included

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Detectives with the Collegedale Police Department are investigating a string of burglaries in the area.

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Grundy County inmates' personal growth through gardening Video included

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A new gardening program for inmates in Grundy County is providing skills to help them work their way back into society more smoothly. 

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UPDATE: More fire severely damages home the same day a family was set to move in Video included

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Crews are cleaning up after a morning house fire.

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Some schools have closed for the day or will delay the start of classes.

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