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TBI launches human trafficking initiative

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has launched a new initiative to raise awareness of human trafficking. More>>

"IT Has to Stop" :TBI launches new initiative to combat human trafficking

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has launched a new outreach to raise awareness of human trafficking in Tennessee.
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Tenn. AG: Parents can't give kids new last names

Tennessee's attorney general says married parents can't invent new last names for their children. More>>

DesJarlais holds election lead in TN District 4 count

Scandal-battered U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is holding onto his narrow lead as election officials wrap up the count of provisional ballots from last week's Republican primary. More>>

TN to crack down on drunken driving

The Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office is kicking off its campaign to crack down on drunken driving. More>>

DesJarlais spokesman says Tracy victory unlikely

A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais says he believes it's statistically impossible for the incumbent's opponent to pull an upset in Tennessee's 4th Congressional District's Republican primary. More>>

UT welcomes largest freshman class in 40 years

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UT has increased its six-year graduation rate from 60% to 67.5%, and in five years has moved its four-year graduation rate from 28% to about 43%. More>>

Tennessee's Corker: Presidential bid not ruled out

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker says he isn't ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016. More>>

TN sets execution date for death row inmate in Hamilton County murder

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Hall was convicted of throwing gasoline on his ex-girlfriend as she sat in her car, and then setting her on fire in 1991.
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DesJarlais' lead widens slightly over Tracy in District 4 race

Although it is unclear exactly how many Republican provisional ballots remain uncounted in the 4th Congressional District's primary, the ballots counted so far make an upset look increasingly unlikely. More>>

Monroe escapee ‘tired of running' surrenders to authorities

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A Monroe County jail escapee surrendered to authorities in Polk County on Tuesday, telling officials he was “tired of running,” officials said. More>>

Court considers if executioners can be named

A Tennessee appeals court is considering whether 10 death row inmates have the right to know about the drugs that will be used in their executions and whether their lawyers can get the names of the people who will kill them. More>>

Deadline for voters on Monday in DesJarlais race

Voters who cast provisional ballots in the election involving scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais have until the close of business Monday to present proper identification so their votes count.... More>>

Citizens' Trooper Academy taking applications

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is taking applications for the fall class of its Citizens' Trooper Academy for classes to be held in Nashville and Jackson. More>>

UPDATE: Minor earthquake in East Tennessee upgraded to 2.3 magnitude

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A 2.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in parts of East Tennessee and North Georgia around 9:00 p.m. Friday.
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Tennessee voters get ready to head to the polls

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The primary election features a multitude of races on the ballot, including seats for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, the governor and state Supreme Court justices.
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5 Things to know in the TN primaries today

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Tennessee straddles two times zones, giving some counties flexibility on when to open voting. But polls close at the same time: 8 p.m. EDT and 7 p.m. CDT. More>>

TN to co-sponsor genealogy events next month

The Tennessee State Library and Archives and Ancestry.com are collaborating on genealogy events in Nashville next month. More>>

TN Supreme Court races see spending spike

An influx of campaign spending on three Tennessee Supreme Court seats has transformed what is traditionally a sleepy affair into a hard-fought campaign that has raised questions about the role of partisan politics in the... More>>

Same-sex marriage arguments headed to federal courts

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will consider six cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee on Wednesday. More>>

Lane Kiffin fully aware Alabama plays Tennessee on Oct. 25

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In case you were wondering, yes, Lane Kiffin is fully aware Alabama plays at Tennessee on Oct. 25.  More>>

TN early voting numbers set record

A record number of voters have cast ballots during early voting for the Tennessee primary election. More>>

Sales Tax Holiday this weekend for TN, GA, AL Video included

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

Tax free weekend is August 1st-3rd

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If you need to do some back-to-school shopping this is the weekend to do it.It's tax-free weekend for both Tennessee and Georgia. More>>

911 outage affects Cherokee County, NC

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A “major” outage by a telephone service provider in Cherokee, NC has left the area without 911 landlines for communication to the county’s Emergency Communications center. More>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

DA follows up on Polk vote-buying complaints

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The new 10th Judicial District attorney general sent his own investigator and a TBI agent to the Polk County Election Commission office Wednesday to look into allegations of vote-buying and voter intimidation during early voting.
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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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'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>>

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>>

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>>

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

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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>>

UPDATE: Chief says shooting is likely gang related Video included

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Chattanooga police are on the scene of a homicide in East Lake early Thursday 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>>

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>>

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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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>>

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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Anti-meth law among those taking effect July 1 in TN

A law limiting the purchase of cold and allergy medicines used to make illegal methamphetamine is among those taking effect on July 1. More>>

THP increases visibility during July Fourth weekend

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a high-visibility enforcement campaign during this year’s Fourth of July holiday period. More>>

Copperhill under boil water advisory

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The city of Copperhill, TN water customers are under a boil water advisory and are being asked to conserve water until further notice.
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UPDATE: Cleveland police arrest man in connection to overnight shooting

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Cleveland police have arrested Garrett Hooper in connection to a shooting on Freewill Road that sent one person to the hospital.
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TN high school students see gain in TCAP scores

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The Education Department said in April that the scores would be delayed because of a change in assessments but decided to release them after experts signed off on the validity and accuracy of the results. More>>

UPDATE: Police looking for armed robber who shot clerk Video included

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Convenience store employees that work near Lee Highway say they are on edge after an armed robbery Sunday night landed one of their own in the hospital.  More>>

Flash flood warnings issued for TN and GA

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With a seeming constant cycle of afternoon rains, the possibility of some localized flooding exists for the Channel 3 viewing area. More>>

Haslam signs agreement to protect dairy industry

Gov. Bill Haslam has signed an agreement with eight other states to protect the dairy industry in the event of an outbreak of hoof and mouth disease. More>>

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