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TBI releases study on school crime and domestic assault

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released two studies today, detailing the volume and nature of crime on school campuses and crimes identified as being domestic violence in nature.

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Power outages in the Tennessee Valley

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Several thousand customers are without power in the Tennessee Valley.

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UPDATE: Homeowner shoots man in McMinn County

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The McMinn County Sheriff's office is investigating the incident, which happened on McMinn County Road 82.

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UPDATE: Power outages in the Tennessee Valley

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The storms Saturday evening caused several power outages in the Tennessee Valley. 

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Celebrating 70 years of Tennessee Strawberry Festival

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This week in Rhea County they are gearing up for the 70th year of the Tennessee Strawberry Festival. The theme for 2017 is "Birthday Berries."

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UPDATE: Power restored in the Tennessee Valley

EPB outage map from Monday morning. EPB outage map from Monday morning.
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Following storms that impacted the Chattanooga area, power has been restored.

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THP and TDOT partner for awareness of Move Over law

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation are working together to make drivers aware of the state's Move Over law. 

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UPDATE: New cold case task force formed for Bradley, McMinn, Monroe and Polk Counties

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The the task force will focus on unsolved homicides, missing persons, unidentified remains, serial cases & backlogged rape kit cases.

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UPDATE: Polk Co. School employee charged with solicitation of minor

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School officials say Ledford worked as a part-time substitute school bus driver, janitor and sometimes worked part-time in the Polk County Elementary School's library.

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Man struck by pick up and killed in Polk County

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A pedestrian was struck and died in a crash in Polk County. 

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Campbell County High School deals with bedbug problem

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Officials are combating the presence of bedbugs at Campbell County High School.

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Invasive species threaten Tennessee forests

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The fight to protect East Tennessee's forests from two invasive species continues to expand.

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Haslam cites trucking industry support for fuel tax hike

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Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is citing the willingness of the trucking industry to pay more at the pump as an example of why Tennessee needs to increase the state's gas and diesel taxes.     

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UPDATE: Woman injured in Polk County house fire

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One of the residents was injured by flash burns. She is expected to be okay.

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SRO teaches students respect for American flag

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A Polk County Sheriff's Deputy is going above the call of duty to teach students a very special lesson. 

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NBC to re-air “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”

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NBC announced “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” will re-air on Dec. 23. 

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Memphis Rep. Camper to attend White House gun violence forum

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State Rep. Karen Camper is headed to Washington to attend a gun violence prevention forum at the White House. 

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Tennessee Chamber launches program to promote GEDs among workers

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The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce is launching a program to encourage more workers to gain high school equivalency degrees.      

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Ocoee Post Office destroyed by tornado, Gatlinburg Post Office reopens

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The United States Postal Service Tennessee District confirms the Ocoee Post Office was destroyed by a tornado Tuesday night. 

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UPDATE: More fires ignite in Tennessee Valley

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Nearly 2 dozen fires ignited Friday night into Saturday in the Tennessee Valley. 

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UPDATE: Large wad of grease pulled from Polk County cafeteria plumbing system

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A collapsed pipe was spotted during inspections and should be repaired soon.

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UPDATE: SBA Disaster Loans available in TN for drought damages

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has added several Tennessee counties to its Agricultural Disaster Declaration. Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations.

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Atlanta Falcons host Moms Safety Clinic for the first time in Chattanooga

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The Atlanta Falcons hosted their "Mom's Football Safety Clinic" for the first time in Chattanooga.

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Monday is voter registration deadline for March 1 primary

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The voter registration deadline for Tennessee and Georgia's primary election has arrived.

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Man accused of shooting up Polk County home released from jail

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The man Polk County deputies say fired his gun into a home last month has been released from jail. 

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UPDATE: Copperhill issues boil water advisory for customers

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After pumping issues came to light Tuesday, the city of Copperhill issued a boil water advisory to water customers.

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State of Emergency issued after storms in Middle, West TN

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The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) issued an emergency management plan after severe storms "caused isolated damage in a number of counties including Dyer, Hickman, Hardeman Madison, McNairy, Martin, Montgomery, Perry, Sumner, Wayne and Wilson counties."

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ONLY ON 3: Mother and daughter died in Cherokee County house fire

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A mother and daughter passed away in a house fire Monday morning, and another daughter managed to escape out a bedroom window.
 

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UPDATE: Police catch Hixson auto lot vandal

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Surveillance video shows the man, who police say is Cory Dunn, 35, carrying out the crime with two distinct characteristics that helped lead to his arrest.

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A look inside how Chattanooga police train for active shooters

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Channel 3 wanted to know more about how officers prepare for events like what unfolded on July 16, 2015, the day Chattanooga was shaken to it's core. While the department couldn't show us all of their tactics, they showed us one of the many ways they prepare for an active shooter.  More>>

Tennessee returned $40 million in unclaimed property

The state Treasury Department says it returned $40 million of unclaimed property to its rightful owners this past fiscal year. More>>

UPDATE: Homeowner uses gun to scare off home invasion suspects

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One of the victims managed to grab a weapon after being maced, which scared off the suspects. More>>

Chattanooga honors veterans, including fallen five service men

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Family and friends of local veterans honored by these flags look on, including those of USMC Staff Sgt. David Wyatt. A flag will permanently fly in his memory along with the other servicemen killed on July 16th.  More>>

Ringgold High School students make crosses to honor veterans

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It's second period at Ringgold High School where students in Tim Elliott's construction class are working hard.They're putting the finishing touches on a project that means more than a letter grade.  More>>

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UPDATE: Dalton woman charged in 30-year-old cold case

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Sandra Hartzag has been charged with the 1985 murder of Joseph Braun. More>>

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ONLY ON 3: Newspaper carrier discovers house fire in Rossville

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 Keasha Bradley's early morning paper route was interrupted when she noticed the home on Longview Drive on fire.  More>>

The end of an era: Locals pack Mom's Italian Villa for one last meal

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After 54 years, a popular Chattanooga Italian restaurant is closing its doors for good. More>>

ONLY ON 3: How missing GA teen was found in Gatlinburg, reunited with family

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The Georgia teen was found in Gatlinburg, TN, loved ones say she wanted to travel to that area. More>>

Band of the Week: Polk County

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The Polk County High School Band is ready to get you moving with "Land of a Thousand Dances!" More>>

Haslam defends recommendation for advisers to avoid email

Gov. Bill Haslam is defending a practice among his outsourcing advisers to avoid email correspondence to prevent information getting out to the public. More>>

Alleged McMinn home invasion sends one to hospital

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The male gunshot victim was flown to an area hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries. More>>

Paychecks for Patriots hiring event October 1 statewide

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A state-wide initiative, Paychecks for Patriots, will hold a hiring fair October 1 to place veterans in full-time positions with major employers around the state. More>>

Police K-9 released from kennel

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Investigators believe someone intentionally cut into the pen where the dog where the dog was kept, and let it go.  More>>

AT&T to extend broadband to 81,000 rural Tennessee customers

AT&T says it will expand broadband Internet connection to more than 81,000 homes and businesses in rural Tennessee within six years. More>>

Tennessee among top 10 states for women murdered by men

A recent study shows Tennessee ranked sixth in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men. More>>

Copper Basin High responds to suicides with increased safety measures

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Four weeks into the new school year, Copper Basin High School seems like any other, as hallways buzz with activity. Still, the school, and Polk County feel the effects of tragedy.  More>>

Community college enrollment jumps under Tennessee Promise

Administrators are heralding the Tennessee Promise scholarship program for seeming to have led to an increase in full-time enrollment at many of the state's 13 community colleges. More>>

TBI receives grant money for testing unprocessed sexual assault kits

A small piece of cotton from a swab in a sexual assault evidence kit is placed into a vial for testing in the biology lab at the Houston Forensic Science Center. AP photo A small piece of cotton from a swab in a sexual assault evidence kit is placed into a vial for testing in the biology lab at the Houston Forensic Science Center. AP photo
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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation received a grant Thursday of more than $975,000 from the New York District Attorney’s (DANY) Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Elimination Program. More>>

Gov. Haslam meets with top leaders on Israel trade mission

Gov. Bill Haslam says conversations he's having with some of Israel's top leaders are helpful in understanding international economic development opportunities and challenges. More>>

Polk County man arrested on meth charges

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A Polk County man is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent for Resale following a federal indictment. More>>

Tennessee Highway Patrol is competing for the Best Looking Cruiser Award

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol needs your vote to win "Best Looking Cruiser Award". More>>

Touching tribute for band director killed in I-75 crash

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Students and teachers honored one of their favorite teachers, long-time Ocoee Middle School Band Director Brian Gallaher. He was one of six killed in the June 25th multi-car crash on I-75 near Ooltewah.  More>>

Thieves caught on video stealing from non-profit in Polk County

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying thieves who took donations from a local non-profit. More>>

TN education officials discuss new assessment test

State education officials say a new assessment in math and English for students in grades 3-11 will provide a better measurement of their progress and make sure they're on track to succeed after graduation. More>>

Man charged for exposing himself in front of high school

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A man is charged with disorderly conduct and indecent exposure after pulling his pants down in front of a Polk County school.  More>>

Polk Co. Sheriff's deputies catch four theft suspects in the act

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Polk County Sheriff's deputies recently arrested four suspects in the act of trying to steal an elderly couple's trailer filled with their belongings. More>>

Haslam considers outsourcing buildings at TN colleges, prisons, parks

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Two years ago, Gov. Bill Haslam's administration privatized management of many state government buildings that didn't fall within the higher education and prison systems. More>>

Symbol v. logo: Legislator looks to elevate ‘tri-star'

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The recently introduced bill begins by declaring, “The official state symbol shall be the circular feature of the state flag.”  More>>

Secret Service orders TDOT cameras to go dark Saturday

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TDOT SmartWay traffic cameras will go dark Saturday August 15, 2015 between 9:00 a.m. EDT to 5:00 p.m EDT.   More>>

TN. lawmakers speak out against gas tax on Haslam tour

Gov. Bill Haslam is bringing his transportation funding road show to Nashville on Thursday amid increasing skepticism among fellow Republicans in the Legislature about the need to raise Tennessee's gas tax. More>>

11 Tennessee colleges to roll out new veterans' programs

Eleven colleges will roll out new programs for student veterans in the fall thanks to $1 million in state funding that is part of a wide-ranging effort to draw more veterans to Tennessee. More>>

All 95 Tennessee counties now in victim notification system

All 95 Tennessee counties are now part of the statewide victim notification service, with Van Buren County's recent addition. More>>

State moves to decertify Polk Co. Jail after security checks go undocumented

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The Polk County Jail recently failed a second inspection for state certification. Inspectors with Tennessee Corrections Institute found security checks and the outcomes of those checks are not being consistently documented. More>>

UPDATE: Truck driver in deadly I-75 crash added to TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted

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Benjamin Brewer, the truck driver charged in the I-75 fatal accident has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted. More>>

Seat belt use in Tennessee drops

A recent survey shows a decrease in seat belt use in Tennessee. More>>

UPDATE: Service restored after widespread outage in Southeast

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An AT&T outage left thousands of users without access to the internet and phone services. Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile customers were also affected. More>>

Polk Co Sheriff's deputies find several dozen marijuana plants in search

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Several dozen marijuana plants were discovered during a search last Tuesday in Polk County. More>>

Georgia's sales tax free weekend helps parents and students prepare for school

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There's the opportunity this weekend to cash in on some serious deals as parents get back-to-school supplies. More>>

Let's all be #NoogaStrong

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WRCB and US101 are organizing a community-wide group photo on Saturday. More>>

State audit uncovers millions in questionable billing

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An audit of the Tennessee Department of Human Services found a lack of oversight led to at least $1.8 million in questionable billing last year from programs to feed needy children and some adults. More>>

New additions to TN child-abuse registry becoming public

The Tennessee Department of Children's Services has begun making publicly available the names of people who it believes have committed child abuse or neglect, despite the fact that some of them were never prosecuted... More>>

State officials warn of scam targeting business certificates

State officials are warning businesses of a scam related to misleading certification documents. More>>

3 in 4 local students may lose free ride to college without required community service

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Channel 3 found that of the nearly 32,000 students eligible state-wide, the majority have not yet submitted those service hours. More>>

Lawmaker seeks refund over state logo flap

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Tennessee State Rep. Martin Daniel told Jeff Lipscomb, CEO of GS&F, and Roland Gibbons, executive vice president, that his review indicates the company was “substantially over-compensated for its work on the project.” More>>

TN Supreme Court rejects inmates' challenge to electrocution

The Supreme Court has rejected a request by death row inmates to challenge electrocution as an alternative execution method. More>>

New legislation implements requirements for donation bins

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A new law is holding donation bin operators accountable. More>>

88 of 95 Tennessee counties complying with same-sex ruling

Seven of Tennessee's 95 counties were not issuing same-sex marriage licenses on Monday, but officials say technical hurdles, rather than political objections, were to blame for the majority of the delays. More>>

University of Tennessee approves 3% tuition hike

The University of Tennessee board of trustees has approved a tuition increase for undergraduates of 3 percent at its three main campuses. More>>

Euthanized bear not involved in attack on teen in Smokies

Officials with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park say DNA results show a euthanized bear was not responsible for an attack on a 16-year-old boy. More>>

U.S. Patent Office say Tennessee can't trademark embattled new logo

Gov. Bill Haslam has said one of the main points of creating a new state logo is that Tennessee can't trademark its flag or seal. More>>

UPDATE: Driver of fatal Hwy. 64 in Polk County dies

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The Chevy was reportedly swerving, according to witnesses, when it crossed the center line and hit the Volvo semi head-on.  More>>

Polk County man dumps great-grandmother out of car and abandons her

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Both women were injured when they were removed from the car.  More>>

Federal appeals court asked to throw out TennCare case

Tennessee is asking a federal appeals court to throw out a class-action lawsuit that claims the state left thousands of TennCare applicants in indefinite limbo, with their applications neither approved nor rejected. More>>

Pilot Flying J reviewing wine sales at TN truck stops

The truck stop chain owned by the family of Gov. Bill Haslam is reviewing whether to offer wine and high-alcohol beer at its Tennessee stores under a new state law. More>>

TN Education Department apologizes for changes in test scoring

More than a dozen education advocacy groups are calling for more transparency from the Tennessee Department of Education after it failed to communicate a change it made in the way a student's test score is calculated. More>>

Bullying suicide victim's mother files suit against Polk County School System

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Parents in a Polk County community are concerned about the safety of their kids after a recent, second suicide related to bullying.

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Chatsworth man sentenced for meth distribution charges

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A Chatsworth man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute meth.
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