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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>>

“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>>

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>>

Cheer on the Grundy County HS Cheer Squad!

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The squad qualified earlier in Atlanta, and won a first place bid to compete in the southeast U.S. regional competition in Pensacola.
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High school bookkeeper arrested in theft of $35,000

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The TBI says the investigation revealed school collections totaling at least $35,332 were misappropriated by the 49-year-old Whitwell woman, who resigned from the position in 2010. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

ONLY ON 3: Cable repairman admits to stealing drugs. money from customers Video included

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A cable repairman has been charged with stealing prescription drugs and cash from homes while on the job.
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UPDATE: Hunting accident leaves Grundy man dead, Monteagle chief mourning

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Channel 3 is learning new details in the hunting accident that left a Grundy County man dead and his best friend, Monteagle's Chief of Police in mourning.
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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>>

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>>

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Raccoon/Aetna Mountains could become new ‘adventure' tourism district

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The Marion County Commission approved the resolution seeking the adventure tourism district designation March 24 and sent it on to the Department of Revenue and Department of Economic and Community Development for possible final approval. More>>

Man barricades himself, two others inside trailer

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A quiet trailer park in Marion County was surrounded by police Thursday night after a man, who didn't live there, barricaded himself inside one of the trailers.
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UPDATE: 3 in custody following Marion Co. standoff

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Three people are in custody after a swat stand off in Kimball. More>>

Marijuana growing operation busted in AL

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Officers seized 43 marijuana plants, two long guns, drug paraphernalia, and components of a methamphetamine laboratory. 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>>

Two arrested in Alabama when police spot drugs

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The officers spotted drugs in plan view as they served the warrant, and took Zachary Tyler Croft, 19, and Adam Blake Miller, also 19, into custody. More>>

South Pittsburg City Administrator given diversion for charges

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South Pittsburg's City Administrator was granted a diversion meaning his charges could be wiped off his record. 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>>

Coffee Co. plant to create more than 160 jobs

Gov. Bill Haslam says a new plant to be located in Manchester is expected to create more than 160 new jobs in Coffee County. 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>>

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>>

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Marion County officials refuse to give up on roadblock-type fundraisers

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Some Marion County leaders are refusing to give in to a state statute that outlaws roadblock fundraisers. More>>

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Marion Co. gives 20-year employees extra vacation week

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Longtime Marion County employees will enjoy an extra week of vacation per year after the County Commission voted to approve the measure this week. 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>>

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>>

Ex-cop involved in chase had criminal history

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Channel 3 is learning more about the man authorities say took his own life after a brief chase along Interstate 24 Tuesday afternoon. Forty-four-year-old Charles Murphree was a former police officer in Ider, Alabama. 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>>

UPDATE: Victim identified in shooting on Interstate 24 in Marion Co.

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Interstate 24 westbound in Marion County is now back open after an incident at mile marker 154.  It happened around 1:00 p.m. CST. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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Jasper eyes residences in commercial buildings

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City leaders are about to make changes to Jasper's zoning ordinance that would allow residential uses for buildings around its courthouse square. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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16-year old in bike assault case must complete 16 hours of community service

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The cyclist, Anders Swanson, said the teens almost hit him with their truck, blew an air horn at him and later sprayed him in the face with mace. 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>>

Area businesses receive job training grants

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The governor has awarded multiple Tennessee businesses with grants for job training. 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>>

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>>

South Pittsburg city administrator's court case sent to Grundy County

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South Pittsburg's city administrator was scheduled in court Wednesday morning on several charges but instead of hearing the case, the judge moved it to a later date in a different county. 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>>

Former Democratic senator Eric Stewart pleads guilty to theft

Former Democratic state Sen. Eric Stewart has pleaded guilty to a theft charge. More>>

UPDATE: Dade County church hit by AC thieves

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A suspected copper thief has struck a Dade County, Georgia house of worship, damaging six air conditioning units valued upward of $25,000. 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>>

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>>

UPDATE: Burglary suspect arrested following viewer tip

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Dade County Sheriff Ray Cross said they received a tip Kenneth Hill was staying at his wife's home. "And actually he was watching the footage on Channel 3 that was being aired as we were making the arrest," Cross said. 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>>

Businesses in South Pittsburg clean up after severe weather last week

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Looking up in Atomic Firework's showroom, all you see is clear blue sky Monday after strong winds tore a big section of the roof off late Thursday night. 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>>

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>>

Crime Stoppers: Man Calmly Enters House, Takes Jewelry

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In this week's Crime Stoppers case, a broad-daylight burglary of a beautiful home. Some jewelry was taken, but so was some good video of our suspect. Identify him and earn reward cash! More>>

Remington Arms to open new facility in Huntsville

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Called by some the "best kept secrets in the history of Madison County," the Remington manufacturing facility is expected to bring 2,000 jobs to the northeast corner of Alabama. 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>>

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Traffic could flow over new Marion County bridge by summer

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The $21.6 million project launched in March 2011 to replace the Marion Memorial Bridge over the Tennessee River in Marion County is still about 30 percent shy of completion. 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>>

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>>

UPDATE: Volunteers clean up cemetery damaged by drunk driver

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A drunk driver goes on a destructive ride in a Marion County cemetery, knocking down, ripping up and cracking tombstones.
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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>>

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>>

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UPDATE: Teens charged in cyclist assault

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The Marion County (Tenn.) Sheriff's Department was advised Monday by 12th Judicial District Attorney General Mike Taylor that delinquency charges could be filed against two of the teenagers involved in the alleged harassment of bicyclist Anders Swanson. More>>

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Body in Sequatchie River identified as Whitwell man

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A body found in the Sequatchie River last month has been identified as that of a man reported missing in November 2013. More>>

UT earns 'Best Value' honors from Princeton Review

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UT distributes more than $23 million in scholarships every year, along with the state's lottery-funded scholarships that close to half of the tuition and fees for in-state students. More>>

TN Senate passes supermarket wine bill 23-8

The state Senate has passed a bill to allow local governments to hold votes on whether to allow wine sales in supermarkets and convenience stores. More>>

Guns bill gets through Senate committee

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Haslam declined to answer a question on whether he might veto the bill, saying it is "still very early in the process, especially in the House." More>>

UPDATE: How are the roads?

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Snowy conditions are making some roadways dangerous for travelers in the Tennessee Valley. More>>

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TVA power use rises near record high from cold weather

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Today's frigid weather and high demand was the third day this month that TVA's power peak has exceeded 32,000 megawatts. More>>

UPDATE: Teenage victim of violence laid to rest

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Deontrey Southers, 13, was shot inside his E. 50th St. home last week. He died on the way to the hospital. Police haven't charged anyone in the teen's death. More>>

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South Pittsburg board votes to change charter

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In order to speed up the process of passing new ordinances, city leaders are planning to change South Pittsburg's charter. More>>

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Fired Marion County coaches sentenced in vandalism scandal

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School system officials hope Friday's court action will put to rest a vandalism scandal surrounding cross-county rivals Marion County High School and South Pittsburg High School. More>>

Locals look for help heating homes

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Single digit temperatures have most people cranking up the heat in their homes to stay warm. This is the second arctic blast this month, which is causing utility bills skyrocket. More>>

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Former Marion football coach gets judicial diversion, pleads guilty

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The arrests came amid a vandalism investigation begun in early-November on the day of the football game between cross-county rivals Marion County High School in Jasper and South Pittsburg High School. The Jasper school hosted the game and lost to South Pittsburg 35-17. More>>

Haslam has 'major concerns' on guns-in-parks bill

Gov. Bill Haslam has what he calls "major concerns" about a measure supported by fellow Republicans in the Legislature seeking to do away with local government's power to decide whether to allow firearms in public parks. More>>

Supermarket wine bill up for key votes next week

The full Senate is scheduled to vote next week on a proposal to allow wine to be sold in Tennessee supermarkets, while a House committee that killed last year's version is set to consider reviving the measure. More>>

Local vet warns pets must be kept warm as temperatures drop

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As the cold snap continues in the Tennessee Valley, local Veterinarian Dr. Jim Hammond offers some cold weather tips to pet owners. The Northgate Animal Hospital vet said all pets should be kept inside. More>>

UPDATE: TVA asks customers to conserve power

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The TVA says that all available generation sources are being used to meet peak demand during the cold period.
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South Pittsburg, TN adopts youth sports concussion policy

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As information about the dangers of concussions in sports becomes more prevalent, the state is requiring local municipalities to set guidelines on the matter for youth sports. More>>

TN Sen. Stacey Campfield files 'Merry Christmas' bill

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Campfield said last fall he planned legislation to reassure students and staffers they can celebrate Christmas in schools without "fear of lawsuits." More>>

Body found in Sequatchie River in Marion County

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An investigation is underway in Marion County, where a body was found in the river, Monday morning. More>>

BREAKING: Body found in Whitwell

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Sheriff Burnett with the Marion County Sheriff's Department has confirmed to Channel 3 that a body was found in a river in Whitwell, between 7:30-8:00 am Monday. More>>

Grocery wine bill negotiations near breakthrough

After years of bitter legislative fights over efforts to allow Tennessee grocery stores to sell wine, groups representing liquor stores and supermarkets are nearing an agreement that would give the measure its best ever... More>>

Haslam to bring back school voucher bill

Gov. Bill Haslam says he will support a school voucher bill this legislative session and that it will be similar to one he proposed last year. More>>

TN Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Defense Department says a soldier based at Fort Bragg, N.C., has been killed during a mission in Afghanistan. More>>

Cyclist says he was attacked on Raccoon Mountain, Marion County investigating

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A Chattanooga cyclist says he was harassed and sprayed with pepper spray by teenagers while riding on Raccoon Mountain. The case is gaining more and more attention.
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Flu cases on the rise in the Tennessee valley

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A local Memorial Hospital doctor is urging folks in the Tennessee Valley to get the flu vaccine before its too late. Local hospitals continue to report more and more cases of flu in our area.
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TN bill seeks to ban federal health care law

State Republicans have filed legislation to resist implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law in Tennessee. More>>

TN named the "2013 State of the Year"

Tennessee has been named the "2013 State of the Year" by a national economic development publication. More>>

TN legislature loads up on gun proposals

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The Tennessee Firearms Association backed the original Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act, which says any gun made in Tennessee and kept in Tennessee is not subject to federal gun laws. More>>

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee extends deadline for Obamacare

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BlueCross, one of three health plans under the new exchanges in Tennessee, has garnered the biggest share of the 36,077 Tennesseans who have signed up so far. More>>

HCA to purchase Grandview Medical Center

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HCA announced today it is buying Grandview Medical Center in Jasper, Tenn., to add a fifth Chattanooga area hospital to the HCA's Parkridge Health System. More>>

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Former South Pittsburg Mayor Mike Killian sentenced in federal court

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Killian served as mayor of South Pittsburg from 2005 to 2012. He is the brother of U.S. Attorney Bill Killian, who heads the office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, which includes Chattanooga and Knoxville. More>>

Armed fugitive caught in Sequatchie County

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A fugitive is now behind bars after leading officers on a three county chase for several hours Wednesday evening.
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15 dogs rescued from filthy hoarding conditions find help

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More than a dozen dogs rescued from a hoarding situation at a home in Marion County this week are now being helped by animal services in Hamilton County. 
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At least 11 flu deaths reported in TN

Health officials in Tennessee are urging more people to get vaccinations for the flu after at least 11 people have died from complications of the virus so far this season. More>>

TDOT launches new Yellow DOT program

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The Tennessee Yellow Dot Program is designed to help first responders to auto accidents gather medical information on individuals in minutes. More>>

UPDATE: Animal rescue needed in Marion County

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In Marion County several animals are in the need of rescuing. More>>

Auto theft suspects leave telling evidence in stolen vehicles

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OnStar GPS helped outsmart three suspects accused of stealing brand new cars from a local dealership. More>>

UPDATE: Snow blankets parts of Signal Mountain

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The first blast of winter weather for 2014 made its presence known Friday morning, with some snow and some bone-chilling temperatures. More>>

Are you ready for some real winter weather?

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Tonight we will see a few showers ending early and as the cold air filters in some of the light rain showers will turn to snow showers. More>>

Prevailing wage law rescinded as of Jan. 1

As of Jan. 1, most government building projects in Tennessee no longer have to pay the prevailing wage. More>>

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Thousands in Tennessee left out of health care protection

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Twenty-five states, including Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama, with mostly Republican political leaders such as Gov. Bill Haslam, opted not to participate in the Medicaid expansion. The expansion is entirely federally funded through 2016. More>>

Here comes winter with a mix of rain, possible snow

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For Thursday some light rain showers will move in and later in the afternoon change over to light snow showers. More>>

I-24 Danger zone study points to three areas in Chattanooga

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This study will identify short and long term solutions for improving problem spots along I-24. More>>

Amazon sales tax law starts Jan. 1 for TN residents

A law that could boost the state's revenue is among those taking effect on Jan. 1. More>>

Many TN tax preparers have not renewed ID numbers

Close to half of Tennessee's tax preparers have not yet renewed their preparer tax identification numbers, and the current numbers expire on Tuesday. More>>

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Tennessee lawmakers cool to gun law changes

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A legal opinion issued last spring, Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper said the law could not block employers from firing workers who violate company prohibitions against bringing firearms to work. More>>

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Shaw Industries in South Pittsburg, Tenn., seeks comments on expansion into wetlands

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The $40 million expansion of Shaw Industries hardwood flooring plant in South Pittsburg, Tenn., will disturb a small area of wetlands on the 13-acre tract where the work will take place. More>>

Panel: TN improved child abuse investigations

An expert panel tasked with reviewing the Tennessee Department of Children's Services found that the state has taken steps in the past year to improve state investigations into severe child abuse. More>>

TN student charged with Twitter bomb threat

A Tennessee high school student has been suspended and charged after police say he used Twitter to make a bomb threat. More>>

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White House plans Tennessee blitz on Obamacare

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It was unclear whether the release is factoring in Gov. Bill Haslam and fellow Republicans' in the Tennessee Legislature's turning down the Medicaid expansion, which the state has estimated could impact 180,000 residents. More>>

Deal would create meningitis victims' fund

Attorneys for creditors of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak say they've reached a preliminary settlement that would set up a victim compensation fund worth more than $100 million. More>>

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Wine in grocery stores sparks fight

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Each year, legislators and trade associations have lined up behind either the grocery stores or the liquor stores. Each year the outcome has been the same, and the measure has been defeated. More>>

Tracy City fire leaves family without home

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The American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee is assisting the family. More>>

TDOT to halt highway construction for holidays

The Tennessee Transportation Department is halting highway construction for the busy holiday travel period. More>>

Loved ones rally behind Marion Co. coach who suffers aneurysm

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Family and friends are rallying around a beloved coach and teacher in Marion County. More>>

Former TN employee charged with identity theft trafficking

A former state employee is facing a charge of identity theft trafficking. More>>

TN November unemployment rate is 8.1%

Tennessee's unemployment rate for November was 8.1%, four-tenths of one percentage point lower than the previous month. More>>

East TN counties want hog hunting season

At least five counties in East Tennessee are asking state officials to loosen regulations on hunting feral hogs. More>>

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City leaders want plan for old Jasper Elementary School building

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City leaders want a plan for the old Jasper Elementary School building along Betsy Pack Drive, but the town doesn't own the property. More>>

Tennessee America Water acquires water system for Whitwell

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Tennessee America Water has closed its acquisition of the water system assets from the city of Whitwell. More>>

Drug round up in Marion leads to 18 arrests

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While the Marion County Sheriff's Department and South Pittsburg Police Department are looking for the remaining suspects on their list of indictments, they hope this bust serves as a warning to anyone else involved in drugs. More>>

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Vic Grider backs out of coaching Coahulla Creek football program

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In addition to his salary as a school staff member, Grider, who won three state titles in 16 seasons as South Pittsburg's head coach, was to receive a $7,500 athletic supplement. More>>

CDC: Flu season starting a little more normally

Health officials say the flu season seems to be getting off to more normal start this year. More>>

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Fundraising roadblocks run afoul of Tennessee traffic laws

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Recently in Sequatchie County, Southend Volunteer Fire Department members were told by a state trooper to get out of the road because the fundraiser roadblock they were holding was "illegal." More>>

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Kimball honors heroes of boating accident

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When Janette Rodgers of Cayce, S.C., describes the day she and her husband, Charles, almost lost their lives in a boating accident on Nickajack Lake, her gratitude shines through. More>>

Share Your Christmas with Chattanooga, Dalton, Cleveland and Jasper

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Our 29th annual Share Your Christmas event will be in Cleveland, Dalton, Jasper and Chattanooga Friday, December 6 from 4:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. More>>

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Manchester doctor shot by estranged wife in front of lawyer's office

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Brenda Bartee and Dr. Harry Bartee were at the lawyer's office for mediation about 1 p.m. CST, the Manchester police investigator said, but "the mediation apparently didn't go well." More>>

Marion Co. High agrees to cancel 2014 spring football practice

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Marion County's high school football program will continue with a regular schedule in 2014, but will cancel spring practice after recent violations reported to the TSSAA. More>>

THP reports 8 deaths on Tennessee roads during Thanksgiving holiday

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Eight of the occupants killed were not wearing seat belts; two of the fatalities were from in alcohol-related crashes. More>>

Fire damages bait shop in Marion County

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A bait shop in Jasper is destroyed by fire. More>>

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Old lawsuit holds key for neighborhood in Marion County

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A dispute between property owners and a bankrupt developer someday could lead to several new Marion County roads. More>>

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Restoration under way for 1936-era courthouse clock

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The original had electric motors used only to rewind the clock when the weights reached the floor and tripped the mercury switches -- which triggered the bell and winder mechanism.
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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation still investigating fatal shooting by Marion County deputy

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The results of a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probe into a fatal shooting by a Marion County deputy in September will be submitted soon to 12th Judicial District Attorney Mike Taylor, but officials remain mum on the outcome. More>>

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Marion County Commission votes to extend site prep at tech school

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When officials discovered in August that there would be $242,000 in leftover grant money on Marion County's career and technical school project in Kimball, they had to find a way to spend it. More>>

Local school puts rivalry aside to give encouragement

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The Marion County Warriors are still working to get past their troubles, as the scandal involving its coaching staff continues. More>>

Marion Co. players focused on future

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It's been a tough couple weeks for the Marion County community. But now they're focused on healing. More>>

TN officials links strain of E. coli to animal waste

State officials have confirmed that a strain of E. coli that sickened nine children has been matched to animal waste collected at an East Tennessee dairy farm that sells raw milk. More>>

4 Marion Co football coaches off the job following vandalism

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Shocking developments continue to unfold in the Marion County football scandal. Four coaches are off the job, including Head Coach Mac McCurry. More>>

Grundy County audit hits schools and highways hard

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The Comptroller's Division of Local Government Audit, released Wednesday, shows that the Director of Schools office and the Highway Superintendent's office were responsible for eight findings each. 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>>

How cold was January?

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According to the TVA, five of the top 10 energy needs days in the provider's history were in January of 2014. More>>

TN couple charged after girl dies from drinking soda

An East Tennessee couple is charged with murder in the death of the man's 5-year-old daughter after an autopsy revealed the girl died from being forced to drink more than 2 liters of grape soda and water. More>>

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