Proposed Tennessee bill could make playgrounds smoke-free
Proposed Tennessee bill could make playgrounds smoke-free

The bill would allow officials in each county to decide on whether or not to ban smoking at government owned playgrounds.

SCHOOL PATROL: Details are limited on recent Ooltewah High incidents
SCHOOL PATROL: Details are limited on recent Ooltewah High incidents

In recent days, reports have circulated about two separate assaults at Ooltewah High School, but school and law enforcement officials haven't released much information.

Chattanooga woman making a difference in kids' lives through dance
Chattanooga woman making a difference in kids' lives through dance

In 2014, Dee Gladden used her own money to start Silver Slippers Dance Academy.

What the Tech? Cutting the cable cord
What the Tech? Cutting the cable cord

Millions of people plan to ditch cable or satellite this year, and if you're thinking about it, there are some things you should know.

UPDATE: Polk County Schools will revise school nutrition policy
UPDATE: Polk County Schools will revise school nutrition policy

The school system will have a new solution for families when students return to class on Tuesday.

Sen. Alexander weighs in on 'national emergency' declaration
Sen. Alexander weighs in on 'national emergency' declaration

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee weighed in Friday on President Donald Trump declaration of a national emergency to build the southern border wall. Alexander's statement reads: “The president has made a strong case for increased border securit

Toll planned for $2B I-10 bridge span crossing Mobile River, bay
Toll planned for $2B I-10 bridge span crossing Mobile River, bay

Tolls will help finance a new, $2 billion bridge that will cross the Mobile River and Mobile Bay on Alabama's coast.

How to prepare for possible flooding next week
How to prepare for possible flooding next week

With the threat of flooding next week, now's the smart time to make a plan that you hopefully won't need.

Food drive aims to make sure homeless have fresh produce
Food drive aims to make sure homeless have fresh produce

A group of young professionals organized a fresh fruit and vegetable drive to make sure the homeless population has nutritious food year round.

What is a national emergency? Here are 8 things to know
What is a national emergency? Here are 8 things to know

Here's everything you need to know about the special and far-reaching powers that presidents have.

CPD K-9 officer, K-9 recognized for helping arrest two TBI Top Ten Most Wanted fugitives
CPD K-9 officer, K-9 recognized for helping arrest two TBI Top Ten Most Wanted fugitives

K9 Rex also helped police arrest Dwight K. Land during a SWAT standoff earlier this week.

Hamilton Co. Deputy K-9 Zorro dies
Hamilton Co. Deputy K-9 Zorro dies

He served with distinction until officially retiring in 2015, according to HCSO spokesman Matt Lea.

Report: Nearly half of Tennessean students not college ready
Report: Nearly half of Tennessean students not college ready

According to the report, 46 percent of higher education enrollees needed math remediation while 30 percent of enrollees needed reading remediation during that first year of college.

Social media threats led to 'soft lockdown' at Niota Elementary Thursday, charges pending
Social media threats led to 'soft lockdown' at Niota Elementary Thursday, charges pending

Sheriff Guy said the juvenile who made the threats will face charges, but it is possible others could also be charged.

Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn share smooch on 'kiss cam' on Valentine's Day
Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn share smooch on 'kiss cam' on Valentine's Day

The romance between the former president and his wife is still going strong after seven decades together.

Early Friday house fire displaces 3 Orange Grove residents, two others
Early Friday house fire displaces 3 Orange Grove residents, two others

The exact cause of the fire is being investigated, and no one was injured.

UPDATE: Trump announces national emergency to obtain billions for border wall
UPDATE: Trump announces national emergency to obtain billions for border wall

The White House said Trump intends to redirect money from the military and the Treasury to fund his wall — a plan likely to meet with swift legal challenge.

Happy Shoes Project encouraging TN Valley cancer patients
Happy Shoes Project encouraging TN Valley cancer patients

The Happy Shoes Project gave out goodie bags filled with blankets, a book of inspirational quotes and a pair of shoes to patients at CHI Memorial.

The right way to shower, dangers you could face if done wrong
The right way to shower, dangers you could face if done wrong

According to one dermatologist, there are four things you need to be doing in the shower to lower your risk of infection, itching, acne and dry skin.

Rain later in the day, but major rain expected next week with possible flooding
Rain later in the day, but major rain expected next week with possible flooding

Our best chance for rain today will be as you head home at about 5pm and through tonight.

UPDATE: Jogger recounts killing mountain lion with his bare hands: 'It was pure adrenaline'
UPDATE: Jogger recounts killing mountain lion with his bare hands: 'It was pure adrenaline'

Colorado jogger Travis Kauffman spoke about the fight with a mountain lion that left him with more than 25 stitches on his face and wrist

Nebraska considers kicking its habit of recall elections
Nebraska considers kicking its habit of recall elections

Nebraska's habit of booting mayors and county commissioners out of office before their terms end could be in jeopardy under an unusual proposal.

Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly's campaign raises $1.1M since launch
Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly's campaign raises $1.1M since launch

Mark Kelly's campaign for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat in 2020 says it has raised more than $1 million in individual contributions since announcing his candidacy Tuesday morning.

Closings & delays
Closings & delays

Some schools have closed or delayed the start of classes today.

Search for suspect continues in shooting near Ingleside Elementary
Search for suspect continues in shooting near Ingleside Elementary

Athens Police continue to search for the suspect in a shooting that put Ingleside Elementary on lockdown Thursday. 

Assault leads to criminal investigation at Ooltewah High School
Assault leads to criminal investigation at Ooltewah High School

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Matt Lea says records and reports of the incident are confidential because it involves minors.

Local students reflect on Parkland school shooting one year later
Local students reflect on Parkland school shooting one year later

Students from across the Tennessee Valley formed an activist group to push for gun reform in schools.

UPDATE: I-24 E in Marion Co. back open
UPDATE: I-24 E in Marion Co. back open

Emergency crews were called to a cargo fire on Interstate 24 East Thursday night around 10:15 Central Time.

Dating website helps people connect with prisoners
Dating website helps people connect with prisoners

Want to correspond with an inmate? There's a website for that.

Tyner Academy treated for bed bugs, parents concerned the problem is ongoing
Tyner Academy treated for bed bugs, parents concerned the problem is ongoing

A report from the health department states one classroom was treated. As a precaution, a chair was removed from the classroom and several other rooms were sprayed. It also notes no follow-up was required.

State, city leaders reach out to residents of Lookout Mountain Suites
State, city leaders reach out to residents of Lookout Mountain Suites

Nearly 200 people are searching for new homes after the owner of Lookout Mountain Suites on South Broad Street told residents they are closing for renovations.

Georgia bill would allow medical marijuana production
Georgia bill would allow medical marijuana production

A plan introduced Thursday in the Georgia House would give patients who are already approved to use medical marijuana oil access to the product.

Trump to declare national emergency as Congress passes border security spending deal
Trump to declare national emergency as Congress passes border security spending deal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said if Trump declares a national emergency, Democrats could consider legal action to stop him.

Local authorities warn of scammers posing as the IRS this tax season
Local authorities warn of scammers posing as the IRS this tax season

Local authorities say it usually starts with a phone call from the scammer asking you to provide your tax filing information.

Hamilton County schools to close Friday due to sickness
Hamilton County schools to close Friday due to sickness

Hamilton County Department of Education spokesperson Tim Hensley says the decision was made after the district monitored the number of absences by students and staff over the past week.

21 students sickened after eating candy on Valentine's Day in Georgia
21 students sickened after eating candy on Valentine's Day in Georgia

School officials say 21 students from a middle school south of Atlanta have been taken to hospitals after eating candy and snacks on Valentine's Day.

3 To Get Ready: What to do this weekend
3 To Get Ready: What to do this weekend

Here is a look at what is happening in the TN Valley this weekend.

Trump still coy on border deal - but claims victory anyway
Trump still coy on border deal - but claims victory anyway

Trump says he's not expecting another government shutdown, a signal that he's leaning toward accepting a budget compromise.

Student assault at Ooltewah High under investigation
Student assault at Ooltewah High under investigation

The sheriff's office says the incident happened on January 16, when an a male student entered a classroom and hit another student several times.

What the Tech? Romance apps
What the Tech? Romance apps

Tinder, OK Cupid and Match, swipe right or left and you may just find the right connection.

McConnell: Trump says he'll sign spending deal on border security, declare national emergency
McConnell: Trump says he'll sign spending deal on border security, declare national emergency

This came after Trump said earlier in the day that he was still reviewing the bill.

Erlanger's smallest patients celebrate Valentine's Day with red hats and heartfelt messages for moms
Erlanger's smallest patients celebrate Valentine's Day with red hats and heartfelt messages for moms

Love is definitely in the air at Erlanger when it comes to some of their smallest patients.

Local group combating malnutrition among the homeless
Local group combating malnutrition among the homeless

Fresh fruit and vegetables are needed for good health.

Walker County adds new alert system for severe weather, emergencies
Walker County adds new alert system for severe weather, emergencies

Walker County residents are urged to download the free SirenGPS app, which is available for both Apple and Android devices.

Applications for Chattanooga Police's Citizens' Police Academy available
Applications for Chattanooga Police's Citizens' Police Academy available

Interested in knowing more about how the Chattanooga Police Department works?

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