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UPDATE: Cleveland man receives bone marrow transplant Video included

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Kevin Scoggins received the gift of life from an anonymous donor this week. More>>

New Michaels security breach affects 2.6 million cards

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The compromised data includes customer information such as payment card numbers and expiration dates. But there's no evidence that other personal information such as names, addresses or PIN numbers were at risk, Michaels said. More>>

When is gas cheaper? Weekdays or weekends?

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Since people drive more outside the scope of their typical Monday-to-Friday routine on the weekends, gas station owners want to take advantage of any additional traffic that comes their way. More>>

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Chattanooga ranked among lowest in nation for well-being, despite active outdoor status

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The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index ranks 189 cities according to their “overall well being,” measuring residents’ physical and emotional health along with access to basic health care needs and quality of work environments. More>>

Two arrested in church equipment theft

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Following leads, detectives were able to identify the suspects and make a full recovery of sound equipment belonging to the church at the pawn shop and two other locations. More>>

“National Park Week” starts April 19

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Spring is one of the best times to visit most National Parks as the wildflowers are starting to bloom and dot the landscape. More>>

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TVA May power bills to drop from April; but up 4.2% from last year

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TVA spokesman Scott Brooks said TVA's cheapest power source -- the rain-fed reservoirs that supply water for TVA's 29 power-generating dams -- was 43 percent below forecast during March due to below normal rainfall and runoff. More>>

Skyler Bates' mission to become mobile Video included

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Ten-year-old Skyler Bates' story has inspired many. Earlier this year he launched "Skyler's Anti Meth Fight" in honor of his brothers, River and Leeland Bates and to bring awareness to the tragedies of meth and addiction.
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Governor signs bill ending forced Annexation and giving Tennesseans right to vote

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A piece of state legislation known as "HB 2371/SB2464" has been signed by Governor Haslam. More>>

TN House passes bill to allow electric chair for executions

The House has passed a bill to allow the state to electrocute death row inmates if lethal injection drugs are unavailable. More>>

Bill passes that would help TN felons get jobs

The state legislature has passed a bill that may make it easier for some felons who have turned their lives around to find a job. More>>

Man charged with burglary and vandalism of a Bradley County church

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A string of burglaries solved after the suspect is caught on camera stealing from, and vandalizing a church. More>>

Multiple vehicle crash in Bradley county sends five to hospitals

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The accident took place Sunday afternoon in the 8400 block of Frontage Road when two motorcycles collided with a car. More>>

Apparent cost to implement TN gun carry bill puts measure in doubt

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At the time the bill passed the Senate last week, the standing fiscal note — the second issued on the bill — said costs to the state were “not significant.” More>>

Accused Lookout Valley killer has court date set

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Derek Morse, 19, was arrested and charged Thursday morning with 3 counts of Criminal Homicide and one count of Attempted Criminal Homicide. His preliminary date in Hamilton County Court is set for May 8. More>>

TN Open gun carry sponsor moves for full House vote

The House sponsor of a bill seeking to remove permit requirements to carry guns openly in Tennessee wants to bypass committees and hold a full floor vote on the measure. More>>

Bradley County EMS gets new CPR tool

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Once in place, the Lucas device takes care of the necessary chest compressions, but allows paramedics to focus on other tasks for the patient. More>>

TN Senate OKs House version of 'In God We Trust' bill

The Senate has voted to overrule the sponsor of a bill that originally sought to require the phrase "In God We Trust" to be painted behind the speaker's podiums in the state Capitol. More>>

UT Extension seeking children for 4-H summer camps

Tennessee 4-H camps Columbia, Crossville and Greeneville are looking for children to participate in this summer's programs. More>>

TN Lawmakers to vote on state's $32.4B spending plan

Tennessee lawmakers are poised to vote on a $32.4 billion spending plan for the budget year beginning in July. More>>

D. A. Bebb reinstates Assistant District Attorney

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Cindy LeCroy-Schemel has been reinstated to her position of Assistant District Attorney for the 10th Judicial District in Tennessee.
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TN Gov. Haslam examining ramifications of gun open carry bill

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Gov. Bill Haslam says his administration is carefully examining the ramifications of a bill passed by the Senate that would allow Tennesseans to openly carry guns without state-issued permits. More>>

T-Mobile to hire more than 125 for Chattanooga Call Center

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Cellular service provider T-Mobile will host an open house hiring event to fill over 125 positions in the Chattanooga call center.
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TN House OKs weaker anti-meth bill

A watered-down version of Gov. Bill Haslam's anti-meth legislation has been approved by the House. More>>

Museum Center at 5ive Points gains Smithsonian affiliation status

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The Museum Center at 5ive Points in Cleveland, Tennessee has been invited to join the Smithsonian Affiliations by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. The Museum Center is one of six museums in Tennessee to be invited.
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TN Senate votes for open gun carry without permit

The state Senate has passed a bill to allow Tennesseans to openly carry guns without a state-issued permit. More>>

New TN bill aims to extend school bus retirement age Video included

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If approved, a school bus, regardless of age or miles, may stay on the road as long as it passes an annual inspection. More>>

TN taking comments on fishing regulations

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is accepting welcoming comments for its 2015 fishing regulations. More>>

Cleveland Police asks TBI to review assault allegations against DA Steve Bebb Video included

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Former Bradley County assistant district attorney, Cynthia Schemel, claims she was assaulted by her boss, District Attorney Steve Bebb.
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Bradley Co. schools granted Youth CareerConnect grant

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The Bradley County school system has been awarded a $4.5 million dollar grant.  It is one of 24 districts nationwide splitting a total of $107 million in grants under Youth CareerConnect. More>>

Reporters in TN ask for more access to Haslam speeches

Haslam Director of Communications Alexia Poe said the governor had been available to Tennessee media on 32 of the 68 business days in 2014. Haslam's predecessor, Gov. Phil Bredesen, allowed media to attend all speeches. More>>

Weston Wamp raises over $400,000 in first quarter of 2014

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Fleischmann has not yet reported his campaign fundraising totals for the first quarter of 2014; the reporting deadline is April 15. More>>

UPDATE: Bradley Co. District Attorney accused of assault

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The District Attorney of Bradley County is under fire, after a colleague claims he assaulted her. More>>

4 TN teens expected to appear in court in SC

The four Tennessee teens who led police on a 10-hour chase last week are due in court in South Carolina. More>>

Cleveland girl plays her way onto Augusta National Video included

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Cleveland's Rheagan Hall isn't your typical 8th grader and when it comes to golf, Hall is even further from typical. She's one of 88 that will get to play at Augusta National this weekend. More>>

Tennessee's forced annexation law reaches major milestone Video included

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The continued 59-year debate over Tennessee's forced annexation law's reached a major milestone on Wednesday when a bill passed the house. More>>

City beer sales bill headed to governor's desk

A bill to allow local governments to obtain permits to sell beer is headed for Gov. Bill Haslam's desk after being approved by the House on Thursday. More>>

Bradley County SPCA appoints shelter director

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The SPCA of Bradley County board of directors has appointed Bobbi Anderson of Dayton as the new shelter director. More>>

Haslam: No threat implied in VW incentive offer

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says making a $300 million incentive package to Volkswagen subject to labor talks concluding to the state's satisfaction was not a threat but a "statement of reality." More>>

WANTED: Man seen on tape sexually abusing a child

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The search for John Doe 28 is part of Operation Rescue Me and the Endangered Child Alert program. The programs focus on identifying both victims and suspects seen in child exploitation videos and images. More>>

TN children rank 32nd for health, well-being

A new national report finds Tennessee's children rank 32nd among all states for academic success, health and economic well-being. More>>

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Tennessee coding camps aim to teach next generation of coders

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While the United States already employs 1 million software developers and that number is expected to grow at least 22 percent by 2020, most children aren't learning how to code in school. More>>

TN House votes to clear way for Rocky Top name change

The state House has voted to allow Lake City to change its name to Rocky Top despite ongoing legal efforts by the rights owners of the bluegrass standard to block the move. More>>

Thieves steal monument face plate from Cleveland Greenway

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Cleveland police are searching for the suspect(s) who stole a face plate from a monument on the Greenway. More>>

Vanderbilt hosts forum on the politics of vaccines

Vanderbilt University is hosting a forum that will look at the political, medical and ethical debates surrounding childhood vaccines. More>>

Lower River Road near Charleston closed after 18-wheeler accident

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The road will be closed from the 1700 block to the 2300 block, which is near the Candies Creek Wildlife Management Area. More>>

TN death row inmates dying of natural causes

Many inmates awaiting execution on Tennessee's death row never make it to the execution chamber. More>>

Tennesseans rush to meet health care enrollment deadline

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If you choose not to enroll, you will have to pay this year's penalty: either 1 percent of your yearly income or $95 per adult, whichever amount is higher. More>>

Ramsey: Pay raises, higher ed funding face cuts

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says worse-than-expected revenue collections could force Tennessee to cancel planned pay raises for state employees and reduce planned investments in higher education. More>>

Bradley Co. Deputy Chief Wayne Bird passes away

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The Bradley County Sheriff's Office is grieving the loss of one of their own. More>>

Bradley County continues mission of being "Storm Ready"

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Bradley County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) officials work hard to keep citizens safe before, during, and after dangerous weather.
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THP helps in six-state I-75 crackdown this weekend

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During the three day period, law enforcement agencies on I-75 in all six states will have an increased presence, focusing on distracted driving. More>>

Which supermarket is the best?

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Consumer Reports' supermarket ratings are based on a survey of more than 27,000 readers. More than half had at least one complaint and almost a third had two or more problems. More>>

TN cautions uninsured about health deadline

State Department of Commerce and Insurance officials are cautioning uninsured Tennesseans that they may find it challenging to get health insurance if they wait after the March 31 deadline for open enrollment for the... More>>

Watered-down version of meth bill advancing in TN House

An annual cap of 150 days' worth of allergy and cold medicines like Sudafed could be bought without prescription under the current version of the bill. More>>

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Higher fuel costs push up TVA electric rates in April

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Consumers who heat with electric furnaces have already paid electric bills averaging 15 to 30 percent more than last winter in the Tennessee Valley due to colder weather. More>>

Wal-Mart recalls 174,000 dolls over burn risk

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Consumers should stop using the product, remove the batteries and return them to any Wal-Mart store for a refund. More>>

Bill to repeal TN motorcycle helmet law fails

The latest effort to get rid of Tennessee's motorcycle helmet requirement has failed in a Senate committee. More>>

TN Senate sponsor says compromise near on Common Core

The Senate sponsor of a contentious proposal to delay further implementation of the state's Common Core education standards for two years says compromise legislation is in the works. More>>

UPDATE: Effort to rewrite TN whiskey law fails for year

House and Senate committees are scheduled to take up bills seeking to undo the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey enacted last year. More>>

Home Depot groups hit 10,000 mark in homes project

Nonprofits backed by the Home Depot Foundation have improved more than 10,000 homes for veterans as part of the retail giant's grant program. More>>

Campfield drops fight over UT Sex Week, student fees

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The Senate resolution denounces Sex Week and says UT administrators and trustees are "directed" to develop new student fee policies, including ones that give students notice of organizations and events funded and an option on whether a portion of the fees are authorized for such uses. More>>

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Cleveland millionaire Alan Jones makes bid to buy bankrupt Hardwick Clothes

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Through the years, Hardwick has sold most every type of men's garments, including jeans, dollar pants, knicker suits, even convict strips and leisure suites.
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TVA to update progress on long-range plan

The Tennessee Valley Authority is set to discuss progress in updating the utilities long-range energy resources plan along with more than 1,100 comments from the public. More>>

7,780 flood insurance policies face hike in TN

For many Tennessee property owners in flood-prone areas, a move by Congress to soften steep increases to subsidized insurance policies may come as little comfort. More>>

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A life, a death, a mystery: Police say Jennifer killed herself, but there might be another story

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The first thing the neighbors heard was the throaty roar of a motorcycle racing away in the night. More>>

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Slaying defendant to get new lawyers in Cleveland case

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Maurice Johnson's new judge ruled Friday that Johnson, the only person convicted in the 1999 Valentine's Day triple slaying in Cleveland, Tenn., also deserves new defense lawyers. More>>

Tasha Bate's surviving son starts campaign against meth

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Skyler Bates is all smiles. But the 10-year-old has been through more pain than most adults can imagine."I've lost two brothers, my family has been torn apart," he said. More>>

Overnight fire damages Athens restaurant

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The Western Sizzlin in Athens is closed Friday as workers assess the damage caused by an overnight fire.
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Cleveland TN library trying microchip-based self-checkout technology

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The Cleveland Bradley County Public Library soon will consider bids for updating its collection management system with radio frequency identification technology to improve service, circulation speed and inventory accuracy. More>>

Remains of TN Vietnam vet laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

The recently recovered remains of seven U.S. service members from the Vietnam War are being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. More>>

No new trial for woman charged with killing two of her sons

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A Bradley County mother sentenced to spend the rest of her life in prison will not get a new trial. More>>

Cleveland business re-opens, thanks firefighters

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It disappointed the Cleveland community when one of its family-owned restaurants was destroyed by flames this winter. But now Stadium BBQ is rising from the ashes with the goal of More>>

Job fair Thursday in Walker County

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The Georgia Department of Labor along with other organizations are sponsoring a career expo Thursday. More>>

TN Gov. Haslam's free tuition proposal advancing in Senate

Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create a community college program for all high school graduates is advancing in the Senate. More>>

Student leaders take center stage during ceremony

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It was a big time for some parents and students in Cleveland, Tuesday night during a celebration for students involved in the Bradley County Schools Leadership Initiative. More>>

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Bradley County to pay liquor tax revenues to schools

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The Bradley County Commission has agreed to pay $120,000 in previously distributed liquor tax revenues to the Bradley County and Cleveland school systems. More>>

Toddler injured in weather related crash heads to rehab in Maryland

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The air service from Indiana's "Grace on Wings" transported Katie Barkley and her family to  Kennedy Kreiger Institute in Baltimore. More>>

Bank robbery suspect caught near scene of the crime

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A bank robbery suspect is behind bars thanks to the quick actions of authorities. More>>

TN Gov. Haslam visiting schools in support of Common Core

Gov. Bill Haslam is visiting schools in each grand division of Tennessee on Tuesday to drum up support for Common Core education standards. More>>

Who uses food stamps? Millions of children

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In recent years, experts say, many people also have turned to the food stamp program because of a short-term job loss or cut in hours. That's a temporary safety net the program is supposed to provide. More>>

TN House outlaws using drones to monitor fishing and hunting

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The Tennessee House has given final legislative approval to a bill that would outlaw the use of drones to watch people who are "lawfully" hunting or fishing. More>>

THP warns motorists about drinking and driving for St. Patrick's Day

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Last year, 13 people died in vehicular crashes during the 72-hour St. Patrick's Day holiday period, according to the THP. More>>

Cleveland runners finalize plans for 1,075 mile run

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Hours and hours have been poured into the preparation for Run Now Relay as the team gears up to run 1,075 miles. More>>

Bradley Co. chief deputy critically ill, sheriff asking for prayers

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Bradley County Sheriff Jim Ruth announced Friday the county's chief deputy, Wayne Bird, is critically ill and has gone on medical leave. More>>

Lost zebra returns home

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Zeke the zebra hopped a fence at Ronald Price's farm back in December and has been spotted several times since then, but it wasn't until earlier this month that Price's striped friend returned home.
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Severely injured toddler's fighting spirit defies odds

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Doctors said Katie Barkley would never be able to move again.  The toddler was involved in a serious crash in Cleveland last month during the stretch of winter weather that made road conditions treacherous. More>>

Tennessee can lawfully electrocute inmates, says State Attorney General

The State Attorney General says Tennessee can lawfully use the electric chair on death row inmates if drugs used for lethal injection are not available. More>>

Opposition to guns in parks bill comes from gun-rights group

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The Tennessee Firearms Association says there's a "felony trap" hidden in the current version of the bill. More>>

After months of freedom "Zeke" a zebra in Bradley County is back home

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Zeke the zebra is back home after several months of freedom. More>>

UPDATE: Additional charges added for suspect caught after I-75 chase

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Taylor was charged with resisting arrest, misuse of plates, evading, and reckless endangerment. More>>

TN House votes to delay implementation of common core for 2 years

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The standards are intended to provide students with the critical thinking, problem solving and writing skills needed for college and the workforce. More>>

TN Senate decries 'radical agenda' of UT's Sex Week

The state Senate has passed a resolution directing the University of Tennessee to require parents to opt in to allowing student fees to go toward events deemed "controversial or objectionable." More>>

Chattanooga Area Food Bank wins grant

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Chattanooga Area Food Bank President, Maeghan Jones, says the Darden Restaurant group is one of many community partners doing their part to fight hunger in this region. More>>

Ethics Commission: Sheriff's ethics allegations "frivolous, without merit"

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A Tennessee Ethics Commission ruled against the Bradley County Sheriff in an ethics claim. More>>

UPDATE: N. Lee Hwy crash victims identified

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Investigators have identified an Etowah man as the victim in a fatal Bradley County crash. More>>

Grand Ole Opry House celebrates 40th anniversary

Country music's most famous radio show, WSM-AM's "Grand Ole Opry," has been on air since 1925, but the show didn't find a permanent home until the Grand Ole Opry House opened 40 years ago. More>>

Increasing winds create problems around the Tennessee Valley and beyond

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A cold front is slipping into the Tennessee Valley and causing our winds to shift and blow from the northwest at 20-30mph. More>>

UT president says school can't ban Sex Week event

University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro is urging lawmakers not to pursue legislation that would penalize the school over its student-run Sex Week. More>>

Bill makes changes to TN State Textbook Commission

A proposal that makes changes to the process for selecting books for state schools is advancing in the House. More>>

Police: Impaired, texting driver causes I-75 crash

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A Knoxville woman was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition after a wreck in Bradley County. More>>

Police chase ends in crash

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A crash is Bradley County on I-75 was the result of a police chase, according to investigators. More>>

Cleveland High School to get new gymnasium

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The Cleveland Raiders will soon have a new gym. 
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TVA spring sport fish survey starts this week

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The surveys start Tuesday, and among reservoirs to be sampled are Nickajack, Chickamauga, Guntersville, Wheeler, Pickwick, Watts Bar and Fort Loudoun. More>>

More Tennesseans filing taxes electronically

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Through March 7, the IRS had received more than 1.4 million electronic returns from Tennesseans, a 3.8% increase over the same time last year. More>>

Tracking dog leads deputies to armed robbery suspect

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Patrol deputies, assisted by a tracking K-9, took a suspect into custody following an armed robbery of the Kangaroo Mart at 2300 Springplace Road. More>>

Ocoee Middle Freedom Circle Project to honor Vets

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Students at Ocoee Middle School are selling bricks in honor of U.S. Veterans as part of a campus beautification project. More>>

UPDATE: Industrial accident claims life of one person

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The person injured in an industrial accident Friday in Polk County has died.
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Meet Cleveland's 99-year-old Music Man

David Carroll with 99-year-old music man Claude Ogle Sr. David Carroll with 99-year-old music man Claude Ogle Sr.
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Claude Ogle, Sr. loves to entertain "the older folks" in Cleveland, even at the age of 99. He says singing and playing piano for his friends helps keep him young.
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UPDATE: Man arrested after overnight standoff in Cleveland

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According to police, they responded to a tip of a wanted person, Larry Silmon, on Adkisson Drive around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night in Cleveland. More>>

Twenty indicted in East Tennessee meth ring

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An investigation shows that the people involved bout pseudoephedrine at local pharmacies with the intent to manufacture meth at various places around Sweetwater, Lenoir City and Loudon. More>>

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Move to boost Tennessee's minimum wage fails

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Tennessee's effort to increase the state's minimum wage above the current federal standard failed in Republican-led House panel Wednesday. More>>

TN Bar Association releases handbook for seniors

The Tennessee Bar Association has released a handbook to help the state's senior citizens better understand things like federal and state benefits and new health care laws. More>>

Paula Deen to open eatery in Pigeon Forge

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The Savannah, GA-based celebrity cook announced Wednesday she's opening a new restaurant, Paula Deen's Kitchen, in Pigeon Forge, TN. More>>

TN health care computer security considered "high risk"

Tennessee was among the more than two-thirds of states rated as "high risk" for security problems related to its computers tapping into the federal health insurance exchange system. More>>

Minor fire at Cleveland restaurant

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Cleveland Fire Department responds to fire call at Golden Corral on Stuart Rd. More>>

UPDATE: Dalton man still missing, family still searching

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Police are asking for help locating a man that has been missing from North Georgia since Sunday. Michael "Paw" Franks hasn't contacted his family since. More>>

TN House votes to condemn organizers of UT Sex Week

The House has voted to condemn the student organizers of a weeklong program about sex at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. More>>

Dustin's Law would increase penalties for drunk drivers

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There's a new movement to make the penalty for drunk drivers more harsh in Tennessee, especially if the driver hurts someone. More>>

Cleveland rallies behind cyclist needing bone marrow transplant

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The Cleveland community rallied together Monday for one of their own. Kevin Scoggins is an avid cyclist from Cleveland and employee at Tarver Distributing Co.  More>>

Lowe's hiring 25,000 seasonal employees

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The length of the seasonal employment varies; however, seasonal employees are most needed in spring and summer months. More>>

2 plead guilty in Nissan fraud scheme

Two California residents have pleaded guilty to conspiring to launder money derived from a scheme to defraud Franklin, Tenn.,-based Nissan North America. More>>

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Cleveland group to run 1,000 miles to reach the Boston Marathon

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Forrest Gump spent three years, two months, 14 days and 16 hours running back and forth across the United States "for no particular reason." More>>

Locals head to Nashville in hopes to strengthen DUI laws

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A group of Tennessee parents and local representatives are heading to Nashville this week to push for the state to adopt Dustin's law. More>>

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Cleveland Jetport looks forward to visit from Tuskegee Airman

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A member of the famous Tuskegee Airmen, a World War II black fighter group, will speak at Youth Aviation Day on March 8 at the Cleveland Regional Jetport. More>>

Human trafficking a continuing problem in Tennessee

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Human trafficking continues to be a problem all over the world even right here in Chattanooga. More>>

Local men volunteer with Olympic athletes

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Two local men played a hand in outfitting the US team and coaches for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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TN Court: Passing field sobriety tests doesn't matter

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that police may still have grounds to arrest people for DUI even if they pass field sobriety tests. More>>

Gov. Haslam: No interest in running for president in 2016

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Asked if he might be interested in the vice presidency, Haslam said, "I doubt I would be on the A-list of candidates." More>>

Local mom prepares for severe weather

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Prepare for severe weather in order to prevent panic. More>>

UPDATE: Cleveland Pilot robbery suspect in custody

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Twenty-three year-old Ethan Bowers was placed in custody and later confessed to the robbery. More>>

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Dogs 'rescued' from Cleveland shelter sent to 'house of horrors'

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A recent raid on a cramped "house of horrors" animal shelter near Morristown, Tenn., saved some dogs that earlier were removed from the Cleveland Animal Shelter by a local rescue group. More>>

Teen impersonates officer in robbery

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A 19-year-old out of Cleveland, Tennessee landed himself behind bars after he carried out a robbery while posing as a police officer. More>>

Bradley Co. EMT receives state award

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James Bradford, an Emergency Medical Technician at Bradley County EMS, was recently recognized as the EMT of the Year at the 2014 Tennessee Ambulance Service Association Mid-Winter Conference in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. More>>

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McMinn County man pleads guilty in child porn case; link to deputy revealed

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The recipient of the texted image was not named in the plea agreement, but sources close to the investigation confirmed that he was Matt Blair, McMinn County chief deputy and brother-in-law of Sheriff Joe Guy. More>>

2-year-old still in ICU nearly a week after icy road accident

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One Cleveland family had their lives spared after sliding off the road on South Lee Highway, but the road to recovery is far from over. More>>

Nursing program to begin in Fall 2014 at Lee U.

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The school has received approval from the Tennessee Board of Nurses to begin the program. More>>

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Siskin Children Institute to close East Brainerd center

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The center's 33 full-time and six part-time staff will be supported beyond the end of May. More>>

Should Tennessee make the jump to permanently stay on daylight-saving time?

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Federal law allows states to make such decisions as long as the state covers two time zones, as Tennessee does: the Eastern Time Zone in East Tennessee and the Central Time Zone in Middle and West Tennessee. More>>

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Chattanooga couple says they got counterfeit money from the bank

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Ami Risinger, a full-time student, had picked up her student loan reimbursement check and cashed it at BB&T in Ooltewah. More>>

Southeast K-9 trains dogs in event of disaster

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While these dogs may look like your normal man's best friend, they're on a mission to try and save lives. More>>

Power crews still working to restore power after winter storm

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In one Soddy Daisy neighborhood, residents of Dallas Hollow Road were still in the dark late Friday morning. More>>

Home Depot to add 80,000 positions for spring season, 60 locally

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Home Depot is one world's largest home improvement retailer, with 2,263 retail stores in all 50 states. More>>

UPDATE: Fire at Bradley County home on Gold Point Drive

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A house in the northern part of Bradley County goes up in flames. More>>

Winter weather causes problems for emergency workers

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The snow storm caused issues for people who were out doing just about anything. More>>

TN Senate passes bill allowing guns in parks

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Gov. Bill Haslam has declared his opposition to the bill, which has yet to come up for a vote in the House committee system. Mayors of the Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga have also opposed the bill.
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So how much snow DID we get?

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The infamous March 13, 1993 Blizzard dropped 20 inches of snow in the Tennessee Valley. Wednesday's snow didn't even come close.
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TN enrollment in health exchange up 65%

Nearly 60,000 Tennesseans signed up for coverage under the federal health insurance exchange through January, a 65 percent increase since the beginning of year. More>>

UPDATE: TDOT continues to salt, plow roads statewide

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The winter storm forced some cities to close roads as a safety precaution for motorists. Officials urge residents in ALL areas to stay off the roads if possible. More>>

Minute by minute: Snow slams the Tennessee Valley

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A substantial snow event has kept some people in the Tennessee Valley at home, and others at work. More>>

TN declares state of emergency due to forecast

The state of Tennessee has declared a state of emergency because of a winter storm that is expected to pound parts of the state with snow and ice. More>>

1,609 flights canceled at Atlanta airport

More than two-thirds of all scheduled flights to and from Atlanta's airport on Wednesday have been canceled. More>>

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Bob Corker urges Chattanooga VW workers to vote against UAW

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The Tennessee Republican said he's not against a works council labor board at the plant, and he noted that factory workers could form their own union if they wished. More>>

Bradley Co. road crews hold off on salting early

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There was snow falling in Bradley County Monday, but the county road department didn't send the salt trucks out just yet. More>>

Poll: Haslam job approval takes dive

The latest Middle Tennessee State University poll shows Gov. Bill Haslam's job approval has dropped since last spring. More>>

Tips to stay safe and warm in a winter storm

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If your power or heat were interrupted, how would you keep yourself and your family warm and safe? More>>

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Pro-UAW VW workers criticize outside groups

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UAW Region 8 Director Gary Casteel said that other politicians should follow the lead of U.S. Sen. Bob Corker and "respect these workers' right to make up their own minds." More>>

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Body found along I-75 in Cleveland

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Police in Cleveland, Tenn., are investigating the death of an Alabama man whose body was found Thursday in a wooded area after his car was discovered abandoned alongside Interstate 75. More>>

'Before I Die' board gets locals thinking about life

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The slate has caught the attention of many who wander the greenway. More>>

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Cleveland Library seeks radio frequency identification technology

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Radio might be the route for improving circulation processes at the Cleveland-Bradley County Public Library, officials said. More>>

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Bradley schools to address disputed liquor tax revenues

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The Bradley County Board of Education's executive committee and attorney James Logan will meet with the Cleveland City Council on Monday about the school system's pursuit of $720,000 in disputed liquor tax revenues. More>>

Bradley Central's "Cave" store gives students business, design experience

"The Cave" store at Bradley Central High is open for business "The Cave" store at Bradley Central High is open for business
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A newly remodeled school store at Bradley Central High School is paying off for students in various career and technical classes. More>>

Funding approved for Smokies historical collection site

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The new facility will preserve 422,000 historical artifacts and 450,000 archival records, including photos, records and items from families who lived on the farmsteads of the Southern Appalachians in pre-park days. More>>

UPDATE: Both missing Walker County teens safely found

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The teens, Savannah Jackson, 14 and Michael Tanner VanPelt, also 14, were last seen February 4. More>>

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