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Obama nominates 2 Tennesseans for TVA board

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President Barack Obama has nominated two Tennesseans for the TVA Board: Virginia Lodge and Ronald Walter. More>>

Spiders a creeping problem in Tennessee Video included

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Several species of spiders consider Tennessee home including two poisonous ones. More>>

Tennessee drivers to get access to vehicle recall information

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Drivers in Tennessee will now have access to vehicle recall information under a new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rule.
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Web-based seminars to focus on saving for college

The Tennessee Treasury Department is planning a series of web-based seminars on saving for college. More>>

Wine in supermarkets left up to local voters Video included

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Voters are even closer to being able to put their wine in the buggy with their milk.  But is that the best combination?

 

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Bicyclist killed in crash in McMinn Co. Video included

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A bicyclist was killed in McMinn County after reportedly veering into traffic on Highway 30 East just before 10 p.m. Monday night.
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Study: Value of Tennessee's dollar goes far

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A study released last week shows the cost of goods and services in the Volunteer State goes farther than other states in the U.S. More>>

Tennessee Highway Patrol to enforce "No Refusal" law during Labor Day Holiday

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During the labor Day holiday which begins at midnight Friday, August 29 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday September 1, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will enforce the "No Refusal" law. More>>

Tennessee agencies have $121M in military surplus

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Tennessee law enforcement agencies have received more than 41,000 military surplus items worth at least 121 million dollars, much of that going to the state's smaller cities and counties.  More>>

Kentucky, Tennessee receive training funds

Kentucky and Tennessee are receiving funds from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration's health and safety training grants. More>>

Haslam unveils report from Task Force on Aging

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In recognition of National Senior Citizens Day,  there is a report out from Tennessee Governor's Task Force on Aging.  This task force focuses on serving the state's senior citizens more efficiently and effectively. More>>

Athens storm clean up Video included

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Crews and volunteers worked overtime on Thursday picking up large pieces of metal that ripped from the Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department's roof in Athens, TN.
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Strong winds hit McMinn County leaving the fire department without a roof Video included

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The fire crews weren't just cleaning up everyone else's yard.  They were cleaning their own too.

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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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UPDATE: Store owner shot in McMinn County, accused shooter arrested Video included

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The McMinn County Sheriff's Office and community members responded Sunday about two overnight shootings that were connected to the Englewood Package Store on Highway 411.
Those who knew the victims came forward and talked with Channel 3.

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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>>

Athens Police looking for home invasion suspects

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Athens Police are looking for two men who broke into a house and allegedly threatened the residents with a gun Sunday morning. 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>>

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>>

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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A potentially deadly accident is now a regional campaign against texting and driving Video included

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Earlier this summer, a teen texting and driving caused a serious crash involving a McMinn County Sheriff's deputy.


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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>>

Etowah detective uses Internet site to catch thief

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A detective in Etowah went searching for a lot more than a deal on Craigslist and put a thief behind bars.
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Man steals his impounded moped

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A man who stole his own moped after police had taken it away from him ended up getting arrested for theft when he broke into where it was impounded and rode away on it. More>>

Two women arrested for stealing vehicles, then selling them for scrap

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An investigation into a stolen car out of McMinn County led deputies to two women who were apparently selling stolen vehicles for scrap.  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>>

$6.6 million in parks grants awarded in TN

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Hamilton, Marion, McMinn and Rhea Counties were a few of the beneficiaries of state grants awarded to parks and recreation facilities around Tennessee. 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>>

Minor earthquakes hit East Tennessee hours apart

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Part of East Tennessee were shaken Friday morning by two minor earthquakes.
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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>>

Dozens of employers taking part in summer job fair

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Around 40 employers will take part in a summer job fair in McMinn County. 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>>

Auto supplier for VW to bring jobs to McMinn County Video included

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The promise of the new CrossBlue being built in Chattanooga brings with it the promise of new jobs not only at the VW plant, but also area auto supply companies. More>>

Scammers in McMinn County using county officials' names

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In McMinn County another old scam resurfacing has the scammers impersonating law enforcement.
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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>>

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>>

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>>

TBI charges 3 with July 4 slaying Video included

Three people have been arrested and charged with killing a 20-year-old McMinn County man and burglarizing a home earlier this month. More>>

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