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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: 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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UPDATE: Prisoners discover body on roadside during trash detail

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State prisoners found the body while working on a trash detail. 

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UPDATE: Driver in fatal crash with dump truck ID'ed by police

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The dump truck, carrying a load of sand, was struck from the rear by one of the cars.

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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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Two women indicted for theft from fair

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The investigation found the two stole money from the Sequatchie County Fair Association.

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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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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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Man arrested for Sequatchie County wildfire

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A 24-year old Monteagle man is charged with setting a fire in Sequatchie County that burned 65 acres.

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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: One of two men identified in deadly house fire in Dunlap

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Investigators believe the fire started in the home's kitchen.

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SCHOOL PATROL

A special homecoming for Queen Hannah Murphy at Sequatchie County High

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Homecoming week is a highlight of the year at Sequatchie County High School in Dunlap, Tennessee.

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Former Sequatchie County Middle School bookkeeper indicted for theft

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A former bookkeeper for Sequatchie County Middle School is arrested for theft. 

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Couple donates K-9 vest to keep police dog safe

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Like your mom taught you, it’s considered proper manners to say thank-you when you get a gift. 

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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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Man making, passing funny money busted in Sequatchie County

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According to the deputies, Grinder was printing and passing $20 bills and possibly even $100 bills.

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Year-long drug operation sends 16 people to jail in Marion County

A drug investigation, a year in the making, has landed 16 people in jail.Marion County Sheriff Ronnie 'Bo" Burnett tells Channel 3 that deputies arrested 16 people for various drug and drug-related offenses.

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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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Marion County man still missing over a month later

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A Marion County man is missing for over a month. 

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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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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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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>>

UPDATE: Man indicted for homicide after deadly hunting incident

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A grand jury indicted 45-year-old Robin R. Smartt Jr. in connection to the fatal shooting of 44-year-old Chadwick Killian. 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>>

FIRST ON 3

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>>

ONLY ON 3

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>>

UPDATE: Infant had 0.51 BAC after mother mixed baby formula with vodka in baby bottle

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Heather Oakes appeared in court Friday morning and was denied bond. She is charged with aggravated child abuse after her 11-month-old son was taken to the hospital in critical condition with alcohol poisoning Monday night. More>>

Man arrested after early morning police chase

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Dunlap police used spike strips to stop the vehicle, but the suspect continued to drive with a flat tire and was finally stopped by a Sequatchie County officer who used his police car to hit the vehicle. 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>>

Band of the Week: Sequatchie County

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The Indian Marching Band from Sequatchie County rocks the ESPN theme for us in their appearance as our Friday Night Football Band of the Week! More>>

Law enforcement searching for Sexual Offender registry violator

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The Dunlap Police Dept and the Sequatchie County Sheriff's Office are looking for Joel A Waidner.  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>>

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>>

Land developer sentenced to time in prison

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A Sequatchie County developer will report to prison later this year after he was sentenced for defrauding a lender. 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

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Sequatchie Co. deputies searching for stolen construction equipment

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The Sequatchie Sheriff's Department is searching for those responsible in a theft at the high school. 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>>

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>>

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>>

Double fatal accident in Sequatchie County

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Two people are dead following a head-on collision on Hwy 28 in Sequatchie County. More>>

Let's all be #NoogaStrong

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

Tractor trailer overturns traveling down Cagle Mountain

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A tractor trailer driver is in good conditionafter his truck overturned on Cagle Mountain. 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>>

Musical instruments, sound equipment stolen from Grundy County church

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A July 5 burglary at a Grundy County Church left a church congregation without sound equipment of musical instruments. 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>>

UPDATE: Police call off search for attempted murder suspect

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Law enforcement agencies have called off the search for a man wanted for attempted murder. More>>

UPDATE: Missing Marion County man found

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A Marion County man who went missing early Friday morning has been located.  Marion County dispatch tells Channel 3, Mr. Grant was found along Highway 72 near exit 152 between 4:00pm and 4:30pm. 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>>

Power outage reported in the Tennessee Valley

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Storms going through the Tennessee Valley are leaving people without power.

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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>>

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>>

Sequatchie Co Sheriff's Office warns of suspicious activity

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The Sequatchie County Sheriff's Department wants the public to be aware of what they call "suspicious activity in surrounding counties." More>>

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