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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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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>>

“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>>

Chattanooga Chamber names Mohawk’s Bill Kilbride as next CEO

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Kilbride’s current role with Mohawk is Chief Sustainability Officer, and President of its Home Division. 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>>

Whitfield County School Board passes 100% tobacco-free policy

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A revision is made to the Whitfield County School district's tobacco policy.
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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>>

One dies in Dalton industrial accident

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One person has died after an industrial accident in Dalton Saturday. More>>

Suspect sketch released 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. 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>>

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GA woman accidentally hires scam artist to kill her husband, police say

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Mostiller is charged with one count of criminal solicitation to commit murder, which is punishable by one to five years in prison. 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>>

Dalton Police warn of old scam with new twist

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Police in Dalton are warning of an old phone scam, with a new twist..
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Man survives SUV accident with train

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A man was seriously injured after his SUV was hit by an approaching train in Dalton.
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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>>

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Man arrested in Dalton slaying out on bond

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A Dalton, Ga., man arrested in connection with a March 23 killing is out on bond, but other suspects remain jailed. More>>

GA officials look for other ways to allow cannabis oil

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Georgia parents and some top state officials are still fighting for a way to get medical marijuana into the state, despite legislation failing on the last day of this year's general assembly.
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UPDATE: North GA community rallying around teen recovering from car crash

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A North Georgia community is rallying around a 16-year-old girl recovering from a head-on car crash. They're selling tickets to a benefit concert this weekend.
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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>>

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>>

Vandals shootout car windows in North GA neighborhood

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Police are on the lookout for vandals, who are driving through one Dalton neighborhood and shooting out car windows with a BB or pellet gun. More>>

Dalton police release image of suspect vehicle in shooting

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The Dalton Police Department is investigating to determine who was driving an SUV that investigators say was involved in a March 22 shooting near Fredrick Street. More>>

DA weighs prospect of death penalty in Dalton case

Local public defenders say they plan to continue defending a woman accused of killing a northwest Georgia store clerk unless District Attorney Bert Poston decides to pursue the death penalty. More>>

DPD seeks info on BB Gun vandalism

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The Dalton Police Department is asking for information from the public regarding a string of recent vandalism incidents in the area of Underwood Street that left cars with dents or broken windows. 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>>

Dalton police searching for suspect in second separate shooting Saturday night

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Dalton police are investigating a second shooting Saturday night and say it's not related to the deadly bar shooting that same night. 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>>

Dalton murder suspect in custody Video included

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Three suspects believed to be involved in a double shooting over the weekend are in custody. The alleged shooter was captured around 4:30 Monday afternoon in Marietta, Georgia. He has been identified as 20-year-old Orlando Ramirez. 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>>

UPDATE: Two arrested in Dalton nightclub shooting, police still looking for murder suspect

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Police are looking for 20-year-old Orlando Ramirez in connection with a double shooting at a Dalton nightclub early Sunday morning. 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>>

UGA bans tobacco, Dalton State yawns

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A tepid reaction here on the campus of Dalton State College to the Georgia Board of Regents decision, to literally ban all tobacco products on all University of Georgia campuses statewide. 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>>

Family and friends attend funeral for slain store clerk

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It was an emotional Sunday afternoon for the 300 close friends and family members that attended the murdered gas station attendant, Dahyabhai Chaudhari's funeral service in Dalton. More>>

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>>

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>>

Bond hearing for Dalton murder suspect Skyy Mims cancelled

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A murder suspect accused of stabbing a Dalton convenience store clerk will not make her bond hearing court appearance Friday morning. 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>>

Mims appears for the first time before Judge

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While the District Attorney's office tells us it's too early to know the possible sentencing, we wanted to know what Mims could face if convicted. More>>

Skyy Mims has first appearance before judge

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Dalton murder suspect makes first appearance in court.  Follow the tweets from Eyewitness News reporter Megan Brantley.
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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: Suspect wanted in connection with Dalton murder in custody

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Suspect wanted in connection with Dalton murder in custody More>>

Skyy Mims on the run, not the typical suspect for murder

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The hunt continues for a young woman wanted for murder. A convenience store clerk was stabbed to death just before midnight, Monday, in Dalton. More>>

FIRST ON 3: Victim identified in murder at Dalton convenience store

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The suspect, Skyy Mims has not been located or seen since the incident. More>>

Local gas station clerks concerned about safety

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On average more than 60,000 convenience store clerks are victims of violent robberies each year in the US. It's a risk local workers say they try their best to prepare for. More>>

Community support for family of 4 yr old brain aneurysm victim

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A North Georgia community is mourning the sudden loss of a young life. A four-year-old girl passed away this week due to a ruptured brain aneurysm, which is rare among children. 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>>

2 arrested on meth charges following chase

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Deputies arrested two men Wednesday for allegedly selling meth in Whitfield County. More>>

Dalton Police selling hats, shirts to benefit Special Olympics

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The Dalton Police Department is selling Torch Run hats and t-shirts to raise money for Special Olympics Georgia.
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Dalton man still missing after 2 weeks

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It's been two weeks since Michael Lynn Franks disappeared and his family hasn't stopped looking. 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>>

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>>

Dalton mayor to step down, focus on campaign for governor

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The mayor of a northwest Georgia city is planning to step down from his post to focus on his campaign for governor. 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>>

Severe flu case leaves one man paralyzed

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The flu does not discriminate, but this year its target seems to the younger crowd. More>>

Dalton police investigate home invasion

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It happened just before midnight Thursday on Raintree Way. 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>>

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>>

Multi-vehicle accident shuts down North bypass in Dalton

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A multi-vehicle accident has parts of the North bypass in Dalton shutdown. 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>>

Recruitment event to fill textile jobs in NW Georgia

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The Georgia Department of Labor is hosting a recruitment event to fill hundreds of jobs at a textile manufacturing plant coming to northwest Georgia. 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>>

Whitfield County to upgrade railway crossings

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A widening project of the Panama Canal is having effects locally leading to several rail road closures. 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>>

Dalton Police search for missing man

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Dalton Police are searching for a missing man. 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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Man arrested after shots fired In Chili's restaurant parking lot

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Dalton police arrested a Chatsworth man late Saturday night after he pulled a gun and fired two shots into the air in the parking lot of Chili's restaurant near College Drive. 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>>

Whitfield County cleaning up wintry mess

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It was in the 40's most of the day Thursday, which helped melt most of the snow off the roadways in Whitfield County.
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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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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>>

Whitfield County under curfew until 10am Thursday

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Whitfield County under curfew until 10am Thursday. More>>

Whitfield Co. death likely caused by hypothermia

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A death in Whitfield County is believed to be weather-related. 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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Get the latest news and weather updates, follow WRCB on twitter. More>>

Snow Forecast, Got Milk, Bread?

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With snow in the forecast, that time-honored Tennessee Valley tradition of running out to the local supermarket and getting your milk and bread is officially underway! More>>

UPDATE: Dalton Public works trying to stay ahead of the storm

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Crews are spreading over 45,000 pounds of salt on the roads to help keep motorists safe during the storm. More>>

Dalton police make arrest made in 2011 armed robberies

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28 year old Samantha King Sanford is in custody at the Whitfield County Jail after being arrested over the weekend on warrants from the Dalton Police Department. 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>>

Robbery suspects arrested in Gordon Co. following chase

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Deputies arrested two armed robbery suspects out of Whitfield County Thursday. More>>

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Relic, artifact show draws crowd to Dalton

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It's a museum for the hands-on learner — and most of the items are for sale. More>>

Drug Bust in Dalton

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Synthetic marijuana seized on Tuesday at The Discount Tobacco Food Mart in Dalton is now being tested by the GBI.
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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>>

Car drives into Dalton business

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A slow speed chase with police, Tuesday afternoon ended with a car smashing into a Dalton business. More>>

Election results for GA House District 2

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

Whitfield Co. upgrades weather alert system to allow winter storm warnings

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Whitfield County has upgraded its early weather alerting system to allow residents to receive winter storm warnings thorugh a service called CodeRED Weather Warning, a service of Emergency Communications Network (ECN). More>>

'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>>

Police chase in Whitfield County leads to drug arrest

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A police chase involving Tunnel Hill police officers ends in the arrest of two people. 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>>

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>>

Health Department says H1N1 likely to blame for severe flu cases

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King says fortunately it is a part of the flu vaccine for this season. More>>

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: Dalton Police offering $3K reward in armed robbery attempt

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The Dalton Police Department is offering a $3,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of two suspects who attempted to rob a Dalton grocery at gunpoint last month. 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>>

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: 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>>

North GA businessman sentenced to 18 months for violating trade embargo

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A North Georgia businessman will spend 18 months in prison for violating the United States' trade embargo. More>>

Dalton police looking for debit card thief

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Dalton Police are looking for the suspect involved in fraudulent debit card transactions. More>>

Freezing cold winds rip through Northwest Georgia

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Monday's arctic blast caused temperatures to also plummet in Northwest Georgia. Most schools were closed, but those who still went out in it say it was the wind making conditions miserable. More>>

Minute-by-minute: Morning weather conditions

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At elevation and the further north you are, the temperatures and wind chill get progressively worse. More>>

GA braces for frigid weather

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

Wild hogs running wild in Georgia neighborhood

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Wild hogs are ruining a Dalton neighborhoods landscaping. It's real and the solution isn't easy. They're coming out at night can't be caught and the neighborhood is on edge. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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 couple sues Minnesota plant over hot manhole cover

A Georgia couple is suing Duluth's steam plant after they say their 2-year-old son received second-degree burns from a hot manhole cover. More>>

Georgia VA hospital bans some Christmas carols

A veterans' hospital in Georgia is taking a stricter stance on its policy of banning Christmas carolers from singing certain songs in patient areas. More>>

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And stay out! Georgia man banned from 4 counties

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For the next seven years, Les Coffey cannot enter any of four counties in Georgia: Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade and Walker. More>>

Headlocks for Hannah helped raise funds for treatment

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It was a full on fight in the storied squared-circle Friday night in Dalton.  All for a local girl left paralyzed by a devastating wreck.Southern style pro-wrestler Tommy Gage contacted the Locke family More>>

Future Dalton attraction trying to stay on track

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An abandoned train car in Dalton is being turned into a local and tourist attraction in an effort to boost the local economy. More>>

Thirteen years later, young Whitfield County man receives his reward

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After waiting 13 years, one Dalton student was finally able to accept his cash prize for the Barbra Bush Award. More>>

Dalton State Police looking for theft suspect

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The Dalton State Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a theft suspect. 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>>

Dalton business owner arrested in drug bust

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A Dalton business owner is in jail and more than 1,000 packets of synthetic marijuana seized following a drug bust in Dalton. 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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