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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>>

911 outage affects Cherokee County, NC

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A “major” outage by a telephone service provider in Cherokee, NC has left the area without 911 landlines for communication to the county’s Emergency Communications center. More>>

Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

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

Murphy woman arrested for illegal possession of controlled substances

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The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office arrested 42-year-old Elizabeth Ann Helmes for charges involving the illegal possession of controlled substances.  More>>

NC man arrested for sex offender registration violation

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The Cherokee County Sheriff 's Office arrested 27-year-old Glenn Edward Holloway Jr for violation of the North Carolina Sex Offender Registration Statutes.  More>>

NC couple arrested for growing pot

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Chester and Collette Mann were charged with manufacture of Schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling house, felony possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia.
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Groups want multi-state trails in TN, KY and VA

Several groups on the Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia borders want to connect the trial systems in the area and create one large trail in an effort to draw more adventure tourism into the area. More>>

North Carolina man accused of vandalizing airport, trying to steal planes Video included

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A North Carolina man is facing a slew of charges. He is accused of breaking into an airport, vandalizing several planes, then taking a John Deer tractor on a joyride. More>>

Murphy man arrested for stealing and selling metal

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A Murphy, NC man accused of stealing and selling metal is out on bond. More>>

Andrews woman arrested for possession of drugs in jail

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An Andrews woman is arrested for violations of the controlled substance laws including Possession of Controlled Substances in Jail.  More>>

Murphy man arrested for murder

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The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office arrested 43-year-old John Anthony Hill of Murphy. NC for murder of a Peachtree Community man. More>>

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2012 death

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A Cherokee County teen pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the 2012 death of Billy Ray Arp.
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Southern Baptist leader: No change on marriage stance

The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention says the denomination won't relax its position on same-sex marriage and transgender identity, even as courts across the country strike down gay marriage bans and the... More>>

Waffle House waitress finally gets $1,000 Mother's Day tip

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Shaina Brown was working the night shift in Raleigh when a man left her the tip. But the Waffle House says that it refunds large tips unless they're paid by cash or check to avoid disputes about charges. More>>

Wal-Mart to expand online savings tool nationwide

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The world's largest retailer said Wednesday that it's expanding its online tool that compares prices on thousands of products with those of some of its competitors to cities nationwide in the next few months. More>>

Southern Baptist membership declines for 7th year

An annual report says the nation's largest Protestant denomination saw membership decline for the seventh straight year in 2013. More>>

Have gas prices hit their peak? Video included

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Experts say the cost of fuel should soon go down, after near-record prices this year. More>>

Traffic stop helps police net drugs and arrest

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Investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old Dustin Michael Akroyd Wednesday, April 30 after an investigation into individuals who were illegally possessing controlled substances. More>>

The State of the Air

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The American Lung Association has released a new report about the "State of the Air." in the U.S. More>>

Comcast, Charter deal impacts Chattanooga area

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Some East Tennessee customers of Comcast, including in the Chattanooga area, will be impacted by a far-reaching deal between the cable TV giant and competitor Charter. More>>

Measles off to a fast start, as cases trend up

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Since 2000, the highly contagious disease has been considered eliminated in the United States, aside from occasional small outbreaks sparked by overseas travelers. For most of the last decade, the nation was seeing only about 60 cases a year. More>>

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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Working Together for You

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>>

When is gas cheaper? Weekdays or weekends?

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Since people drive more outside the scope of their typical Monday-to-Friday routine on the weekends, gas station owners want to take advantage of any additional traffic that comes their way. More>>

“National Park Week” starts April 19

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Spring is one of the best times to visit most National Parks as the wildflowers are starting to bloom and dot the landscape. More>>

Working Together for You

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>>

Traffic stop nets drugs and fugitive

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Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested 26-year-old Margot Lynne Etheridge and 44-year-old Alex Dean Crosby after a traffic stop on April 10 and discovered drugs and a fugitive. 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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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>>

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>>

Working Together for You

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>>

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>>

Juvenile shot by police in Cherokee County, NC

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A high speed chase ends with a juvenile being shot by police.
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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>>

Murphy man arrested on drug charges during traffic stop

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During a vehicle stop on March 20 at the Grizzly bear Intersection of Hwy 64 West Brendon Jacobsen, a Murphy North Carolina resident was arrest for controlled substance violations. More>>

Murphy man arrested on drug charges at Dollar General

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Deputies with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office arrested Paul Richard Lucas from Hayesville. More>>

Murphy man captured by authorities

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Matthew Don Mueller, a fugitive from justice, was captured and taken into custody at the West Motel in Murphy NC. More>>

NC police seek man who sucked toes at Wal-Mart

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The suspect convinced a woman that he was a podiatry student and persuaded her to take off her shoes. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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