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Cleveland widow loses everything to fire

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Friends of a Cleveland woman are trying to rally support after her home burned down. The recent widow didn't have insurance and everything she owns is gone. More>>

Sales Tax Holiday this weekend for TN, GA, AL

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States allow purchases (with limitations) without collecting sales tax, easing the financial burden of parents. More>>

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SPCA board votes to reset rescue networking attempts for Bradley County no-­kill shelter

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The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County wants to reset rescue networking attempts for its no-­kill shelter and heal divisions within the organization.
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UPDATE: EF-3 tornado touched down in north TN

Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries. More>>

Cleveland couple celebrates 71 years of marriage Video included

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James and Ruth Meeks said " I do" in Murray County in 1943 when they were both young teenagers.  More>>

Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

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Family Dollar has struggled and has attempted to reinvigorate sales by lowering prices on almost 1,000 basic items. More>>

Cleveland animal shelter needs more funding Video included

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No animals are being accepted at the Bradley County Animal Shelter after lack of funds and help has forced the group to turn some away. More>>

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United Way launches program for Bradley County, Polk County

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People who need help with their utilities, have questions about after-school programs or are seeking information from a wide variety of service providers have found the United Way of Greater Chattanooga's 211 number to be a helpful resource. More>>

TN has 760 of the children crossing into US

Tennessee has received about 2.5 percent of the unaccompanied children crossing into the United States. More>>

Chickamauga man delivers winning bid to buy Cleveland speedway Video included

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North Georgia's Al Chapman tendering an $807,100 bid late Thursday afternoon to buy the track and adjoining 25 acres of property, lock, stock and barrel.
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Tennesseans to share $10 million in refunds

More than 336,000 Tennessee residents will split $10 million in refunds from health insurance companies because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act. More>>

Police searching for information on missing woman

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Thirty-year-old Elizabeth Brooke Roberts was last seen Monday at her job at the Harpers Point Luxury Apartments in Murfreesboro. More>>

Hitting the airwaves: Sides in debate over justices dial up TV, radio ads

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Tennesseans for Fair Courts declared in a news release it has put an ad online to defend the justices against “extremist attacks” and plans to soon begin airing it on TV today in Knoxville, Nashville and Chattanooga. More>>

THP to begin taking cadet applications on July 30

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will start accepting applications for its new trooper cadet class on July 30. More>>

More early voters are heading to the polls in Tennessee

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Early voting in Tennessee has been going on for the past four days. The number of residents voting this year across the state has increased from 4 years ago.
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Cleveland Motor Speedway to be auctioned off Video included

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The Cleveland Motor Speedway is set to be auctioned off Thursday.
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Elderly driver crashes car into Habitat for Humanity Restore Video included

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A non-profit business in Cleveland aimed at helping others rebuild is temporarily closed.  This after an elderly driver reversed her car into the building, causing significant damaging.
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Lee University on "honor roll"

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Two Tennessee Universities have made the "honor roll" of a publication's 2014 list of "Great Colleges to Work For." More>>

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Bradley Co. school board members excluded from Haslam education meeting

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The secrecy surrounding a private meeting involving Gov. Bill Haslam, Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and educators from five area school systems has come under scrutiny by members of the Bradley County Board of Education. More>>

'Guns are Welcome' signs posted at Tennessee restaurant

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One Tennessee restaurant owner is making her opinion very clear by posting a 'Guns are Welcome' sign on the front door of her family-friendly establishment. More>>

TONIGHT: US House District 3 candidates face off in forum

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Channel 3 Anchor Cindy Sexton will moderate a forum with the candidates at 6:30pm in the Roland Hayes Auditorium at UTC. More>>

Groups want multi-state trails in TN, KY and VA

Several groups on the Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia borders want to connect the trial systems in the area and create one large trail in an effort to draw more adventure tourism into the area. More>>

Two Monroe County inmates escape

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Two inmates from the Monroe County Jail in east Tennessee are on the run. More>>

Early voting underway Friday for Tenn. primary

Early voting is getting underway for Tennessee's primary election that features tea party-style challenges to Lamar Alexander's bid for the Republican nomination to a third term in the U.S. Senate. More>>

Tennessee women float from GA to SC island

Two Tennessee women are safe after a storm blew their paddleboards from a Georgia island to a South Carolina island. More>>

Report: FBI quizzing people about meningitis

FBI agents have been interviewing Tennessee residents sickened or widowed by fungal meningitis as part of a criminal probe into the outbreak that sickened 751 people nationwide with 64 deaths. More>>

Tourism department presents new Tennessee logo

Tennessee's tourism agency has a new logo and ad campaign aimed to spark travelers' interest in a vacation that can only be made in Tennessee. More>>

UPDATE: Alcohol suspected in fatal Bradley Co. crash

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Dispatchers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol have confirmed to Channel 3 that one person is dead after an accident on Lee Highway on Bradley County. More>>

TN road projects could face cuts in August

Tennessee has funding for 13 road-widening projects totaling more than $200 million waiting on whether Congress refreshes the federal Highway Trust Fund in August. More>>

New SUV could boost local supplier jobs Video included

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Local suppliers are beaming VW officials gave the green light to build the CrossBlue in the Scenic City. More>>

First Chattanooga Passat owner aims to be first CrossBlue owner Video included

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Southside resident Ellen Hays remembers the excitement that lead up to the day she was handed keys to her brand new Passat. More>>

New SUV brings hope for students’ job opportunities Video included

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Volkswagen's new CrossBlue SUV is bringing a lot of hope to the futures of local students, especially when it comes to jobs. That includes Chattanooga State Community College's partnership with the Volkswagen Academy.  More>>

VW to add planning center for Chattanooga Video included

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Volkswagen officials announced that 200 new engineering jobs will be coming to the Chattanooga plant as part of a National Research Development and Planning Center, in a news conference in Wolfsburg, Germany Monday morning. More>>

MAU hiring for automotive-related positions

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MAU Workforce Solutions is hiring to fill multiple positions in Chattanooga. More>>

Blood Assurance in need of O- blood

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Know your blood type? If you are O-, Blood Assurance is looking for you. More>>

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New TN law allows gun owners without permits to keep loaded firearms in vehicle

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Tennessee gun owners may now legally keep loaded firearms in their vehicles even if they don't have a state-issued handgun-carry permit.
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Haslam to talk with new US health secretary

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Gov. Bill Haslam is expressing hope that a planned discussion with the nation's new health secretary during the National Governors Association meeting in Nashville this week might rekindle talks over his plan for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee. More>>

Cleveland teacher named as finalist for TN Teacher of the Year Video included

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One of Cleveland City Schools' top teachers is a finalist for Tennessee Teacher of the Year.
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Roll out the barrel: Jack Daniel open new AL cooperage to make famous barrels

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The maker of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey opened a new cooperage in Alabama to supply its distillery with the American white oak barrels that are toasted and charred to give the spirit its distinctive flavor and color. More>>

Sen. Corker to visit Cleveland, Chattanooga on Monday

Sen. Bob Corker. AP photo Sen. Bob Corker. AP photo

The Tennessee Republican will begin the day in Cleveland, where he will meet with business and community leaders before heading to Chattanooga to meet with local entrepreneurs. More>>

THP stresses safety over July 4 holiday period Video included

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is taking steps to ensure motorists drive safely during this Fourth of July holiday period. More>>

Feeding black bears close trails in Smoky Mountains

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Gregory Bald, one of the most visited high elevation meadows in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, has been temporarily closed due to a high number of bears feeding on wild cherries at the site. More>>

It’s part of the law which gives communities the chance to vote on whether grocery stores can sell wine.

New law brings low gravity beer inside liquor stores Video included

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An important new month, new laws are taking effect across the state.  Among them is a change for stores that could make shopping for some easier.
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Puppy mill dog adjusts to new home Video included

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Dogs from Bradley County are being adopted out to new homes after being seized from a puppy mill three weeks ago. More>>

New roadwork planned for Cleveland exit 25

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation has proposed changes to improve traffic flow and vehicle capacity of the exit ramps at the Interstate 75 interchange at 25th Street and Georgetown Road.
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5 months later, seriously injured Cleveland toddler returns home Video included

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A Cleveland toddler involved in a serious crash this winter is finally home. After living out of hospitals for five months, two-year-old Katie Barkley is on the mend. More>>

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TDOT plans changes for I-75 exit ramps in Cleveland

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Georgetown Road endures heavy congestion between I-75 and Freewill Road, especially during peak morning and afternoon traffic hours. More>>

Man electrocuted during grain transfer

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The victim was unloading grain into a silo at a farm on McMinn County Road 609 when he was electrocuted Wednesday morning.
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Tennessee apologizes for Trail of Tears

Tennessee lawmakers have apologized to the Cherokee Nation for actions taken by President Andrew Jackson that forced up to 16,000 Cherokees off Tennessee lands 175 years ago. More>>

Cleveland toddler makes remarkable recovery, now back home

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A Cleveland toddler is making a remarkable recovery months after a devastating crash.
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New laws dealing with pregnancy and also DUI begin July 1st

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There are quite a few new laws that begin July 1st.  Two dealing with DUI and another dealing with pregnancy.
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