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Channel 3 honored with Edward R. Murrow Award

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For the fourth year in a row, the most prestigious award in electronic journalism is coming to Chattanooga.
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UPDATE: Second arrest made in Lookout Valley triple homicide

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The suspect is described as a white man, 6 feet tall, weighing between 220 and 230 pounds.  His hair is black and he has a full beard.

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GDOL to host job training recruitment in LaFayette

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The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) will host a special recruitment for job seekers who qualify for OJT. More>>

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Students help to repair Missionary Ridge Civil War monument's drummer boy

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Last week Gordon Ponsford, a noted conservator based in Acworth, GA, finished work on the drummer boy statue. He replaced the right hand, reworked old repairs and inserted aluminum drumsticks to replace the original zinc ones that were missing or damaged. More>>

No charges filed in Walker fatal school bus accident Video included

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Monday morning's fatal school bus accident in front of Chattanooga Valley Elementary has resonated with many. In a sad twist of fate,both the bus driver and the lead investigator know what Zackery Bryant's parents are going through. More>>

GSP report: No fault in fatal school bus accident Video included

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The Georgia State Patrol has released its findings in the school bus accident that claimed the life of a 6-year-old boy.
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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>>

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Cellphone towers proposed on Lookout Mountain, Watoosa Ridge

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A new tower would improve cellphone service on Lookout Mountain and the town government stands to earn around $1,500 a month, initially, if it allows a company to build a tower on town-owned property. More>>

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Chattanooga ranked among lowest in nation for well-being, despite active outdoor status

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The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index ranks 189 cities according to their “overall well being,” measuring residents’ physical and emotional health along with access to basic health care needs and quality of work environments. More>>

Man slashes his own throat, then stabs driver

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In Rossville Thursday morning a man slashed his own throat before stabbing the driver of the car in which he was a passenger.  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>>

Atlanta Braves change policy on guns in stadium

The Atlanta Braves will no longer allow some off-duty police officers to carry guns at Turner Field, which has prompted objections. 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>>

UPDATE: Services scheduled for 6-year-old Zackery Bryant Video included

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The death of a six-year-old boy continues to weigh heavy on the hearts of a North Georgia community. More>>

Walker County Schools looking at school bus safety protocol Video included

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There are questions left unanswered after 6-year-old Zackery Bryant was hit and killed by his school bus. More>>

Memorial fund set up for family of Chattanooga Valley kindergartner Video included

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Zachary Bryant's grandmother says he was an active Cub Scout and enjoyed playing baseball.
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Fort Oglethorpe to get Walmart Neighborhood Market

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The grocery store, which will include a six-pump gas station, will have customer entrances off Battlefield Parkway and Fant Drive and a delivery entrance off Patterson Avenue. More>>

UPDATE: Community mourns six year-old child fatally struck by bus Video included

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The Georgia State Patrol said that the accident was witnessed by several nearby students. 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>>

Dalton high school filmmaker scores big in statewide competition

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The competition, sponsored by the Governor's Office for Children and Families, was in the form of 30-second video entries from Georgia students ages 12-18. More>>

Severe Diabetic Gets Insulin Pump

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Father gives thanks for his diabetic daughter's donated insulin pump. 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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Man arrested after police say he rubbed dead raccoon on neighbor’s property

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The arrest comes three months after Chattooga County Superior Court Judge Brian House granted one of Hellard's ex-girlfriends a restraining order. More>>

Have you seen "Fig" the pig? Video included

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"Fig" the pig has been spotted roaming around town and is known to frequent the local Walmart.  Some people have even mistaken it for a wild hog.  But those who know the pot belly pig say he's one of a kind. More>>

Dade County inmate still on the loose Video included

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Detective Don Hicks says they took Bradford to the hospital after an inmate claimed Bradford had said he had taken a hand full of pills. More>>

UPDATE: Manhunt for escaped inmate in Catoosa County continues Video included

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The decision was made to expand the search to parts of Chattanooga and Dade County where Bradford's family, friends and girlfriend live. More>>

UPDATE: Search for suspect disperses into other areas

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The suspect was being taken to a nearby hospital for examination, and broke free from the officers escorting him, and ran into the nearby woods. More>>

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New carpet plant in Carbondale, GA could be world's biggest

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The carpet market has faced an uneven recovery following the Great Recession, and Shaw has taken advantage of competitors who haven't adapted to the new realities of a post-housing crash economy. More>>

Skeletal remains recovered in northwest Georgia

Authorities in northwest Georgia are awaiting autopsy results on skeletal remains that were found during a search for a missing man over the weekend. More>>

Beaulieu partners with GDOL to fill 150 jobs

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A recruitment fair will be held Thursday, April 17 from 9:00 am to 3:00pm at the GDOL's Dalton Career Center located at 1406 Chattanooga Ave. 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>>

Police make fifth arrest in Dalton slaying

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Investigators determined that Corona was with Orlando Ramirez, Fernando Resendiz, and Juvencio Vega-Garcia in a car as they drove to the Las Delicias bar. 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>>

NEW DETAILS: North GA man accused of murdering grandmother

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North Georgia investigators made an arrest in the murder of an elderly Walker County woman. Detectives say her grandson beat her to death. More>>

UPDATE: Grandson charged with felony murder of his grandmother in Chickamauga

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Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson says he bludgeoned his grandmother Joyce Fowler to death. More>>

Walker County murder victim found after neighbors call police

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A developing story in Walker County where detectives are investigating the murder a senior citizen, found dead in her Chickamauga home. More>>

Intoxicated driver in high-speed chase had more than 5 DUIs

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Arrest records show the suspect behind the wheel in Thursday's wild car chase has been a regular threat to the roads.
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UPDATE: 100 mph high-speed chase ends with two arrests

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The chase began on Highway 153 late Wednesday night when a suspect in a vehicle refused to stop for police.
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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>>

GA unemployment numbers show some promise

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Georgia's unemployment rate for February was 7.1%, also down from the same period in 2012 at 7.3%. 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>>

Former GA youth pastor sentenced to 10 years on child porn charges

Federal prosecutors say an ex-church youth outreach coordinator has been sentenced for distributing child pornography. More>>

UPDATE: Foster parents waited 7 hours before seeking help for injured child Video included

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The case summary — which contains information about Saharah and her older brother but in a disjointed form because of redactions — describes earlier injuries and delayed medical care. 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>>

GA city considers $244,000 project to build restroom

Officials are considering a plan to build a public restroom beneath a bridge that would cost more than the value of many Georgia homes. More>>

UPDATE: LaFayette "abduction" leaves questions Video included

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The chief said based on the interview, there's no "credible threat to the community" and "no active search for a suspect." More>>

Deal says GA to explore medical marijuana options

Gov. Nathan Deal says he's working to see if there's something the state could do to help families who say a form of medical marijuana would ease their children's debilitating conditions. 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>>

Catoosa jury convicts woman in Facebook photo case

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The jury in Catoosa County Superior Court found Davida Kaye Caylor, 33, guilty of making false statements as the result of a picture her son uploaded online last year. More>>

Five arrested on 'ice' meth and weapons charges in GA

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A cache of firearms, military grade ballistic gear and small arms ammunition were discovered at one of the search warrant locations. 
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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>>

GA road repairs continue as spring arrives

Although winter is officially over, ice storms this season left lots of potholes and other problems on Georgia roads that state and local officials are still dealing with. More>>

GA university system to vote on campus smoking ban

University System of Georgia officials are expected to weigh in on a tobacco ban that would apply to all campuses in the university system. 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>>

Thieves targeting North GA churches

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Houses of worship are the latest target among thieves in North Georgia.
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UPDATE: Crime lab report shows Dalton clerk was stabbed in back

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Mims is not speaking with investigators, said Greg Ramey, a special agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. More>>

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Crews battle 300-acre wildfire near Lookout Mountain in Dade County

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The cause of the wildfire, which is estimated to cover around 300 acres, is under investigation. More>>

North LaFayette Elem. teacher honored for life-saving deed

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2nd grade teacher Audra Shepherd of North Lafayette Elementary was honored by WRCB, Red Robin and O'Charley's for her role in saving a student's life during a recent choking incident.
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Morning accident closes Chickamauga Avenue; now re-opened

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The accident took place about 6:00am, closing Chickamauga Avenue for almost 90 minutes as wreckage was cleared. 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>>

Co-worker remembers murdered store clerk in Dalton

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Two days after the murder of a Dalton convenience store clerk, the crime scene has turned into a makeshift memorial. 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>>

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Fort O to get new shopping center; Hobby Lobby, Marshalls, PetCo

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Chattanooga-based CBL is a major developer and owner of malls and shopping centers, including Hamilton Place, Northgate Mall and Walnut Square in Dalton. More>>

UPDATE: Deadly shooting in Walker County

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The Walker County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting in Lafayette. More>>

Federal disaster declaration granted for 39 Georgia counties

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President Obama has approved Georgia Governor Deal's request for a major disaster declaration for 39 counties that sustained damage the Feb. 10-14 winter storm. More>>

Update: Missing north Georgia man found safe after family pleads for help

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Michael Cooper's family and the Walker County Sheriff's Office were under the impression Cooper was last seen walking away from the Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe in early February, leaving his family to fear the worst for a month.
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UPDATE: Walker Co. Sheriff's Office looking for missing man

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The Walker County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in locating a missing Rossville man. More>>

One-third of apartment units damaged in fire

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Residents at a North Georgia apartment complex were hoping for a better night's sleep Monday afternoon, after the morning started with the smell of smoke and officers yelling for everyone to get out. More>>

DA will not pursue charges in death of 72-year-old shooting victim Ronald Westbrook

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Walker County Sheriff Wilson said Westbrook was most likely trying to find his way home, when he saw the porch light on at the home on College Crest Court. More>>

Wallenda eyes 2015 date to cross GA's Tallulah Gorge

High wire walker Nik Wallenda has a date in mind for crossing a nearly 1,000-foot deep gorge in the northeast Georgia mountains, 45 years after his great grandfather accomplished the feat. 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>>

Eagles shine on camera at GA college

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The school's live streaming camera went live last fall, and the mating pair of eagles hatched two eggs last month. More>>

Dalton band returns from Sochi Olympics

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A group from North Georgia is back home after a week at the Olympics. The Earl Brackin Bluegrass Band traveled across the Sochi region spreading southern culture and bluegrass music.The 6-member band spent More>>

Deal requests federal disaster relief for storm

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Deal requests federal disaster relief for storm   In the wake of the destructive winter storm Feb. 10-14, Gov. Nathan Deal today submitted a request to President Obama for federal disaster relief for the More>>

Drug trafficking operation based in Rossville

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Two Florida men face federal prison time for a drug trafficking operation allegedly based out of Rossville Georgia. 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>>

Rally planned to oppose GA gun bill

Two organizations are pushing state lawmakers to oppose a bill that would expand the rights of gun owners in the state. More>>

City of Fort Oglethorpe fails to approve a Council chosen charter

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The charter will now be submitted for recommendation to the General Assembly, and will be presented as a House or Senate bill. 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>>

Steps 2 Hope completes project for local injured athlete

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It took 2-1/2 days and over 100 volunteers to complete a project to help make the life of one wheel chair bound student a little easier. More>>

Walker County adding 20 minutes to school day

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Walker County schools will add 20 minutes to the end of each school day to make up for lost time due to snow days. More>>

Train strikes Gregg Allman biopic film crew, killing woman

Authorities in south Georgia say a woman working with a film crew has been struck and killed by a train while making a biopic about musician Gregg Allman. More>>

Volunteers Help Whitten Family

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Benevolent minded craftsmen descend upon Brian & Angie Whitten's Walker County home Thursday, to help the couple's son Austin, who continues to recover from a June 2012 swimming mishap. More>>

Inmate recaptured after jail toilet escape

Authorities have recaptured a north Georgia jail inmate who they say escaped by removing a toilet from a cell wall. More>>

Pedestrian killed on Mission Ridge in Walker County

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Pedestrian is dead after being struck by a vehicle on Mission Ridge Road. More>>

Wal-Mart smash & grab couple caught on camera

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 Police in North Georgia are on the lookout for a couple that got away with tens of thousands of dollars in merchandise from local Wal-Mart stores.  More>>

$646,000 Winning lottery ticket sold in Walker County

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Winning numbers from the Feb. 10 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 7-9-10-32-33. More>>

Cabela's co-founder Richard Cabela dies at 77

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The company that sells outdoor gear and sporting goods got its start humbly in 1961 when Richard Cabela bought $45 of fishing flies in Chicago. More>>

GA lawmakers debate loosening gun restrictions

Georgia's state lawmakers are debating a bill that would allow people to carry guns in more places, including bars, churches and government offices. More>>

Two iconic GA companies to lay off workers in other states

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Delta Air Lines will job out maintenance and service workers at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and Coca-Cola will cut jobs in CA.
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Warming shelters open in Walker County

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For people still without power in North Georgia, the Agricultural building at the Walker County Civic Center is being transformed into a second home. 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>>

Georgia sheriff's office 'cancels' Valentine's Day after winter storm

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Many commenters appreciated a little humor from local officials in the midst of such a terrible storm — though some joked that their significant others still weren't off the hook. More>>

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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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>>

356,000 without power in GA statewide

Georgia utility companies report that about 356,000 customers in the state were without power shortly after dawn Thursday morning. More>>

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Cabela's outdoor outfitter to open store in Fort O

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The store will feature North American game animals recreated in their natural habitat, an aquarium, bargain cave, indoor archery range, deli and more, in addition to thousands of outdoor products. 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>>

Dozens of warming shelters open in Georgia

Dozens of shelters have been opened statewide to keep people warm. 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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Snow means work for Walker County road crews, fun for others

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Walker County saw its share of snow Tuesday, keeping road crews busy. Crews were out all day plowing the roads. While it is work for them, it is a day of fun for most folks. More>>

Ringgold sees snow Tuesday, but only for a bit

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A portion of I-75 South was grid-locked for a couple hours Tuesday morning as crews worked to cleanup a wreck involving an 18 wheeler. More>>

Some lanes becoming impassable on I-75 in GA

State transportation officials say that some lanes of Interstate 75 between Chattanooga and Atlanta's northwest suburbs were becoming impassable as snow spreads across north Georgia. More>>

Deal warns drivers of road conditions during winter weather

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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued a warning to drivers today to be careful while on the roads.
   
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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>>

Atlanta braces for winter storm, preparing for the worst

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Two weeks after snow and ice caused a traffic nightmare, Atlanta prepares for another round of winter weather. More>>

ONLY ON 3: Dalton bluegrass band traveling to Sochi

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A group from North Georgia is bridging gaps and crossing barriers with the help of music. The Dalton band is flying overseas to Sochi, Russia Wednesday. More>>

Election results for GA House District 2

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A runoff election was held Tuesday for Georgia House District 2. More>>

UPDATE: Fire in Lafayette destroys home

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A family is safe after a fire destroys their home. More>>

Saving money trying to stay warm

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An unusually cold winter boosts sales of alternative home heating sources. More>>

Wanted man found asleep in car at intersection

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A wanted Chickamauga man was arrested for drugs in Fort Oglethorpe.
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'The buck stops with me': Georgia gov takes responsibility for snowstorm response

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Facing criticism over the city's response to an unusual winter storm, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed said that while they did not have the experience to deal with the unusual weather, their efforts have made 80 percent of the city's roads passable. 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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Former Signal Mountain teen makes 'Idol' cut

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On "Idol," Porras accompanied herself on guitar as she sang "Fever," the Top 10 hit from 1958 by singer Peggy Lee. 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>>

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Walker County generous with DUI reductions

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If you get arrested for driving drunk in Walker County, there's a very good chance that you won't get convicted for breaking a driving law. More>>

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Lookout Mountain's cameras will capture every license plate that comes to town

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Civil libertarians have raised privacy concerns about license plate readers, which use character recognition technology to translate images into license plate numbers and letters. More>>

Chattanooga area woman celebrates 100th birthday

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Channel 3 would like to wish a happy 100th birthday to Miss Thelma Little. More>>

Bill moving up GA primary date gets final passage

Georgia lawmakers have agreed to move up the state primary to May 20, and the bill now heads to the governor for his signature. More>>

Bats drive Georgia homeowner batty

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A family is driven from their Georgia home due to a bat infestation. More>>

UPDATE: LaFayette High School teacher arrested

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A North Georgia teacher faces charges of cruelty to children. More>>

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LaFayette, Ga., 'girlfriend hunter' goes back to jail

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On the day he accidentally shot his significant other, investigators say, Matthew Tyler Webb smoked methamphetamine. More>>

Rain and snow mix possible in north Georgia

Forecasters are warning that a mix of rain and snow could fall across parts of north Georgia. 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>>

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Students evacuated at Chickamauga Elementary after pepper spray released at school

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Chickamauga Elementary School had its day disrupted Monday when two high school students sprayed pepper spray in the area More>>

Fort Oglethorpe reinstates City Manager

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New council members in Fort Oglethorpe reset the town leadership Monday night.
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UPDATE: Two flu deaths confirmed in North GA

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The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed two flu-related deaths in North Georgia.
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UPDATE: Chickamauga fire destroys home

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Officials on the scene tell Channel 3 it took more than two dozen firefighters to put the fire out. More>>

Small tornado causes storm damage in north Georgia

National Weather Service forecasters say they've determined that recent storm damage north of Atlanta was caused by a small tornado. More>>

Walker County purchases land to develop for industry

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Thursday the county closed on property, 423 acres of land right off high way 27 for $4.23 million, with plans to develop it to bring in big business. More>>

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Walker County buys land to lure industry

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Call it the factory that got away. More>>

Walker Co. Deputies honored after saving three from burning home

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With the fire department several minutes behind, deputies Shawn Carter, Zach Simpson and Joshua Mathis acted quickly to try to save the three people trapped inside. More>>

GA regents to review out-of-state tuition waivers

State regents say they plan policy changes next month that would allow the board -- rather than state lawmakers -- to make decisions on tuition waivers for out-of-state students at Georgia colleges and universities. More>>

UPDATE: Missing Walker County teenager found

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"I  just want her to know if she's out there that she can come home and that we love her and if she can just would call anyone that I trust". Ginger Montgomery wants her 17 year old daughter Kayla Mae back. More>>

UPDATE: Northwest Georgia special election results

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Special election held Tuesday for Northwest Georgia District 2. More>>

Deal campaign reports $4 million in contributions

The campaign of Gov. Nathan Deal is reporting $4 million in contributions over the last six months, as he seeks re-election this year. More>>

GA braces for frigid weather

Forecasters expect a winter storm to bring snow and frigid temperatures to central and north Georgia. 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>>

Chatsworth to offer reduced cost rabies vaccinations Saturday

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Maintaining annual rabies vaccinations for pets is required as a matter of public health law. More>>

Gordon Lee Trojans Band playing at Gator Bowl

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It's an exciting day for the Gordon Lee Trojans Band.  They are playing at the Gator Bowl. More>>

Rabid cat bites two GA residents

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The rabid cat, described as black with a white chin, weighed about ten pounds, and appeared otherwise healthy. More>>

Hutcheson labor & delivery unit closed

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Fort Oglethorpe's cash-strapped hospital is getting some financial help, but not before making cuts.
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Police seek tablet thief

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According to police, the suspect was recorded on the store's surveillance system removing a back piece from a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and then stealing it. More>>

GA State Patrol to ramp up New Year's Eve monitoring

The Georgia State Patrol promises to ramp up New Year's Eve patrols on the lookout for drunk drivers, and authorities are encouraging residents to plan ahead and avoid the dangers of impaired driving. More>>

Two arrested on charges of credit card fraud

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In late November and early December, a stolen credit card was used fraudulently over 20 times, accumulating more than $700 in charges.
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GA officials take lobbyist gifts before new rules take effect

Lobbyists bought rounds of golf, Falcons and Braves tickets for lawmakers in just a few examples. More>>

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McConathy family petitions Lookout Mountain prosecutor

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Family members of a slain North Georgia 17-year-old have appealed to hundreds in the community to bring the case of the boy's killer before a grand jury. More>>

Dalton's unemployment rate dips

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The unemployment rate from the Dalton area dropped to 9.4%, down slightly from October's 9.9%. More>>

GA officials urge businesses to hire ex-prisoners

The top federal prosecutor in northern Georgia and the state's governor say the state and federal governments need to focus on helping former prisoners readjust to life outside prison. More>>

Atlanta freeway signs warn of storm watch, but none issued

Despite warnings of a winter storm watch posted on large message boards over metro Atlanta interstates, the National Weather Service issued no such watch and requested that they be corrected. 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>>

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Ex-school band director back in jail on charges he molested another girl

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Several reports of sexual assaults by Blevins were reported by parents and a student, according to an arrest warrant. 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>>

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