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Mother speaks out about suicide prevention Video included


One mother is speaking out after she almost lost her son in a suicide attempt just four weeks ago.  More>>

Man rescued from mountain cave in northwest GA

Authorities in northwest Georgia say rescue workers spent hours in the rain working to free a man who was trapped in a mountain cave. More>>

UPDATE: North GA residents brace for more flooding tonight

Residents of saturated areas in north Georgia are bracing for more flooding as 2 to 4 inches of rain is possible through Thursday morning. More>>

UPDATE: Flood waters recede in north GA; most roads passable Video included


After a  night of heavy rains, water has receded in Whitfield County. Officials say most of the county roads are passable. More>>

Georgia State Patrol steps up road enforcement for a safer Labor Day Video included


Law enforcement were out on the roadways making sure it was a safe Labor Day holiday for everyone. 


Ga. officials urge boating safety over holiday

State officials are reminding people to be safe on Georgia's waterways during the upcoming holiday weekend. More>>

Drunk drivers' Labor Day warning Video included


For Tennessee Valley law enforcement the Labor Day holiday weekend begins in earnest Friday night.  And you can expect a major police presence on area highways throughout the holiday weekend as officers crack down on drunk or impaired drivers.

GA lane closures to be lifted for holiday weekend

Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend. More>>

Suspect pleads guilty in Ohioan's 1987 stabbing


A woman arrested last year in Georgia for a 1987 Ohio stabbing has pleaded guilty to a murder charge and been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. More>>

Boy's spirit lives on in service dog

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Each of the dogs in Canine Assistants' latest graduating class has a story, but the name and story behind a certain dog is one that touched people across the country. More>>

State Senate group to discuss school discipline


A Georgia state senate committee is hosting a hearing this week to discuss the findings of a study on school discipline strategies. More>>

Georgia's Joint Study Committee on Prescription of Medical Cannabis to hold first meeting


This is a small victory for some north Georgia families who have been rallying to legalize the use of medical cannabis.

73-year old GA woman shoots suspected burglar through door


Gwinnett County police say a 73-year-old woman shot through a door and wounded suspected burglar as he approached her bedroom. More>>

Dalton's unemployment rate rises to 10.4% in July


There were 63,800 jobs in Dalton in July, down by 300, or 0.5%, from June. More>>

Second arrest made in Rossville home invasion


A second arrest was made in a north Georgia home invasion after word the suspects were driving a champagne colored Ford Crown Victoria. More>>

Rocks tossed from bridge strike vehicles on GA highway

Georgia police say they suspect that men on a freeway overpass tossed rocks weighing up to 25 pounds onto cars traveling on Interstate 985, severely damaging at least two vehicles. More>>

GA communities get $39.7 million in federal grants

Gov. Nathan Deal says 82 Georgia communities will receive nearly $40 million in grant funding to work on local economic growth projects. More>>

GA officials offer online deer hunting application

Georgia wildlife officials are encouraging deer hunters to fill out an online application that will allow them to participate in this season's deer quota hunt. More>>

Back to school jam in Ringgold Video included


Saturday families got the chance to enjoy one last free day before the school year kicks in full gear.

UPDATE: Catoosa County homeowner shoots intruder Video included


A homeowner in Catoosa County fought off and ultimately shot an intruder in the leg inside his home Friday afternoon. More>>

Drive-by flu shot clinics to be offered in some North Georgia counties


Health Departments in the north Georgia counties of Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield will once again offer "drive-by flu shot clinics".

Wildlife officials concerned over bat population

Federal wildlife officials are hosting a series of information sessions about a proposal to list a type of bat as endangered after a disease found in Georgia wiped out part of the species. More>>

Dalton high schoolers investigate mock crime scene Video included


It's all about learning by doing in a new curriculum adopted by Dalton Public Schools called "Studio E" and it's being phased in as a trial year with MIHS freshmen.


GA jobless rate rises to 7.8%

State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen to 7.8%. More>>

Catoosa Co. Sheriff’s searching for armed robbery suspects


The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to West Circle Drive in Rossville August 3 just after 12:30 a.m. in reference to an armed robbery of a female More>>

Feds target international counterfeiting ring with GA ties

Federal authorities say 13 people have been indicted in connection with an alleged counterfeiting ring that involved fake bills manufactured in Israel being circulated in the United States. More>>

47 cameras to be added to trail after attack

The Paulding County Sheriff's Office is announcing plans to add dozens of high-resolution cameras along the Silver Comet Trail in the wake of an attack that left a jogger severely injured. More>>

Attempted attack reported on Cartersville trail

Bartow County sheriff's officials are investigating an attempted attack on a state park trail in Cartersville. More>>

2nd American infected with Ebola headed to Atlanta

The second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa is en route to Atlanta. More>>

GA Department of Labor to hold job training recruitment in Cartersville and Dalton


The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is holding a special recruitment for job seekers who qualify for On-the-Job-Training (OJT), a federal program to help get unemployed workers back into the labor force. More>>

Dalton teachers get motivation from former student Video included


J.R. Martinez is a Dalton High School graduate and army veteran. In 2003, he hit a roadside bomb in Iraq and suffered burns on a third of his body. Monday he returned home with an inspirational message for some of his former teaches, coaches and classmates. More>>

Sales Tax Holiday this weekend for TN, GA, AL Video included


States allow purchases (with limitations) without collecting sales tax, easing the financial burden of parents. More>>

GA drive-in movie theater named among best in U.S.


A Georgia drive-in movie theater finished near the top of TripAdvisor's list of the top 10 drive-in movie theaters in the U.S.


GA included in human trafficking training program

Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services say they're launching a training program to improve services offered to human trafficking victims. More>>

GDOT suspending construction during GA tax holiday

State transportation officials say they're planning to suspend road work near shopping centers to accommodate Georgians looking to save money during the upcoming tax holiday period. More>>

Tax free weekend is August 1st-3rd


If you need to do some back-to-school shopping this is the weekend to do it.It's tax-free weekend for both Tennessee and Georgia. More>>

Crime Stoppers: Catoosa Co. Home Invasion Video included


It was a violent, armed, home invasion in Catoosa County. Help solve this case and earn a Crime Stoppers cash reward.

Woman found badly beaten on GA's Silver Comet Trail

Authorities say a 42-year-old woman is hospitalized after she was found badly beaten on the Silver Comet Trail northwest of Atlanta. More>>

Recount ordered in Ga. school superintendent race


Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has ordered a ballot recount in the Republican state school superintendent primary runoff.

New Georgia law could ensure local courts get their money


A law, expected to be implemented in 2015, will allow state and local courts to draw unpaid fines from Georgians' state income tax returns. More>>

Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion


Family Dollar has struggled and has attempted to reinvigorate sales by lowering prices on almost 1,000 basic items. More>>

Ringgold man faces child rape charges Video included


The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man at his family's pizzeria in Ringgold where he worked.


GA governor chides president over young migrants

Georgia's governor has sent a letter to the president saying it is "unconscionable" that the federal government didn't communicate with his office before sending unaccompanied young migrants to the state. More>>

Graffiti vandals strike North GA art facility


Dalton Police are asking for the public's help in finding who's responsible for defacing the Creative Arts Guild. T More>>

GA investigated complaint against Dalton plant

State regulators investigated an anonymous complaint alleging a Dalton factory illegally discarded chemical waste five months before an accident injured a worker. More>>

Dalton police arrest 3 in synthetic pot bust


The investigation, spanning several months, was centered on the Discount Tobacco Food Mart business in Dalton, owned by Dhansukh Chhaganlal BhikaBhika. More>>

Georgia releases student growth tool

Georgia parents now can see how their children are performing compared to students with similar academic histories. More>>


GA lottery turns 21 and launches Kia promotion

The Georgia Lottery is celebrating its 21st anniversary and is partnering with Kia Motors to launch new games and promotions. More>>

UPDATE: Georgia runoff election results


Georgia residents were at the polls Tuesday voting for their candidate in the runoff election.  More>>

Ga. group to address jail gangs, contraband

A group of corrections agencies are planning to discuss a multi-jurisdictional initiative aimed at cracking down on jail gangs and the use of contraband. More>>

Catoosa County Sheriff's Office to offer Citizens Police Academy


The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office is holding a Citizens Police Academy in September. More>>


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