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Whitfield County Public Works repairing sinkhole in Underwood road Video included

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Whitfield County Public Works crews are repairing what was supposed to be a small hole in the road.  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>>

Whitfield County emergency crews respond to haz-mat situation

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A little after 8:30 p.m. emergency crews were called to the Pilot station on Connector 3 for a vapor leak. More>>

More rain could pose problems for rain-soaked Dalton Video included

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Flash flooding and severe weather have kept public safety crews busy in Whitfield County.  More>>

Day care fire quickly extinguished Video included

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A morning electrical fire at Mill Creek Child Care in Rocky Face had firefighters springing into action Wednesday morning. 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

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

Dalton Police are reminding residents to lock up their vehicles

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Officials in Dalton are investigating several car break-ins. More>>

UPDATE: 3 suspects in fatal Dalton shooting indicted

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Three suspects in the June 18th killing of Abel Carmona, Jr. have been indicted by a Whitfield County Grand Jury.
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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

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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.
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UPDATE: 5 year old finds marijuana in his shoe, takes it to teacher Video included

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A little boy finds marijuana in his shoe and police say his mother is to blame. More>>

Officer pinned against car before chase Video included

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A Whitfield County sheriff's detective is expected to be okay after he was pinned up against a car, driven by a suspect who was trying to run from police. More>>

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>>

Two candidates to run for Dalton mayor

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Miller Jones and Dennis Mock filed papers by Wednesday's deadline to have their names on the November 4th ballot.  More>>

Dalton Police asks 'serial flasher' victims to come forward Video included

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A north Georgia community is shocked to learn a teenager has been doing lewd acts in public places.   Now why police are charging him with a felony.  

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Suspect pleads guilty in Ohioan's 1987 stabbing

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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

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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

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This is a small victory for some north Georgia families who have been rallying to legalize the use of medical cannabis.
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73-year old GA woman shoots suspected burglar through door

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

Kudzu on the attack from state-owned property to neighbor's yard Video included

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Dalton residents are upset about kudzu invading their yards. It's growing from government property belonging to the Georgia Department of Transportation. More>>

Dalton Police Department investigates stabbing on Underwood Circle

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A stabbing victim from early Thursday morning in Dalton in expected to recover. The Dalton Police Department in investigating the incident that happened on Underwood Circle around 12:20 a.m.
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Dalton's unemployment rate rises to 10.4% in July

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

Man charged for using vulgar language on 911 call, has charges dropped

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Prosecutors have dropped the case against a Whitfield County, Georgia man who used profanity while talking to a police dispatcher in June. More>>

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

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Health Departments in the north Georgia counties of Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield will once again offer "drive-by flu shot clinics".
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GA man worried natural gas pipeline will hurt business Video included

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A proposed natural gas line would cut right through several counties in our area. Some affected property owners tell us this isn't the first time they've had to deal with this type of interruption, but they're hoping it's the last.
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United Way Little Free Libraries placed in Whitfield County Parks

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United Way Little Free Libraries were recently placed in Whitfield County Parks. The Little Free Libraries offer a way to share good things to read.
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Workers suspended for euthanizing wrong dog Video included

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New details in the story of two Whitfield County Animal Control employees who euthanized the wrong dog.
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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

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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.

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GA jobless rate rises to 7.8%

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

Standoff suspect found passed out in garage

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One person is in custody after a three hour police standoff in Dalton.
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UPDATE: Dalton police officer saves choking baby Video included

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Dalton Police Officer Michael Houck responded to a vehicle accident Monday, which put him in the right place at the right time to save a choking baby. 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>>

UPDATE: Whitfield Co. train victim identified

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One person was hit and killed by a train late Monday night in Dalton. More>>

Whitfield County Sheriff's Office in need of public's help in identifying train death victim

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Whitfield County Sheriff Investigators are trying to identify the individual killed by a train Monday night.
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Dalton Police need public's help in search for suspect who used stolen credit card

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Dalton Police need your help in their search for a man who used a stolen debit card. Investigators believe he may live near the Atlanta area because after the stolen card was used in Dalton, it was later used at a store along the I-75 corridor towards Cartersville.
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North GA schools prepare for influx of immigrant students

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As students head back to class, one North Georgia school is preparing for dozens of immigrant children.  "Newcomer Academy" is created specifically for minors who've fled Central America.   And though there's nationwide criticism, local teachers say they're welcoming the kids with open arms.

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Attempted attack reported on Cartersville trail

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

Shaw honored in flooring industry awards

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Dalton-based Shaw Industries has won several honors in the flooring industry, which recognized the company's product portfolio, design sustainability and customer service. 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>>

Truck of murdered Calhoun man found in Whitfield Co, 2 arrested 1 sought

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Gordon County deputies are searching for a man wanted in connection with the death of a Calhoun man. More>>

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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