It's sunflower time in Ooltewah!
It's sunflower time in Ooltewah!

It's sunflower time in Tennessee, and there might not be a better place to see them than at the Smith-Perry Berries Sunflower Fields.

Cook uses bare hands to check cooked chicken's temperature; evidence of rats found
Cook uses bare hands to check cooked chicken's temperature; evidence of rats found

Three restaurants in Dalton have some cleaning up to do.

Children's sleepwear recalled for flammability concerns
Children's sleepwear recalled for flammability concerns

Parents should immediately take the sleepwear away from children and contact the company for a full refund.

UPDATE: Former Grundy Co. pastor indicted for attempted rape of a child
UPDATE: Former Grundy Co. pastor indicted for attempted rape of a child

District Attorney Mike Taylor tells Channel 3, 48-year-old William E. “Tim” Smith, Jr. was indicted on charges of attempted rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery and possession of a controlled substance.

UPDATE: New nonstop service from Chattanooga to New York City takes off
UPDATE: New nonstop service from Chattanooga to New York City takes off

A new flight in Chattanooga take passengers directly to the Big Apple, the first flight took off Monday morning.

UPDATE: Heart condition named as cause of death for young Tyner basketball player
UPDATE: Heart condition named as cause of death for young Tyner basketball player

Coach E'Jay Ward tells Channel 3, Javon Craddock, a sophomore at Tyner Academy, stopped playing and asked for a drink of water when he suddenly passed away.

Athens continues rebuilding one year after downtown fire
Athens continues rebuilding one year after downtown fire

It's been a year since a fire blazed through downtown Athens, destroying some of the city's oldest historic buildings.

UPDATE: CPD, RPD issue warning about man approaching female joggers
UPDATE: CPD, RPD issue warning about man approaching female joggers

The Chattanooga Police Department and the Red Bank Police Department are issuing a warning to joggers and runners in the area.

Raw sewage overflows in yard for months leading to woman's health problems
Raw sewage overflows in yard for months leading to woman's health problems

City records show the city threatened Tracy Robinson's landlord, but didn't follow up on those threats, leaving sewage to puddle in her yard for months.

Chattanooga hiker rescued by Alaskan husky after injury in backcountry
Chattanooga hiker rescued by Alaskan husky after injury in backcountry

A 7-year-old Alaskan husky is credited with helping rescue an injured woman hiking a trail east of Anchorage.

Mimosa trees considered invasive species in the Tennessee Valley
Mimosa trees considered invasive species in the Tennessee Valley

Like the Bradford Pear, the mimosa tree isn't native to the United States.

Family robbed while sleeping at a Chattanooga hotel
Family robbed while sleeping at a Chattanooga hotel

Police say Jennifer L. Eustice used a room key issued to the family's room. They say Eustice told the front desk manager she lost her key, then lied about her last name and used the family's personal information that was listed under their reservation.

Job fair seeks to hire 2,000 in Chattanooga
Job fair seeks to hire 2,000 in Chattanooga

Interested job applicants can apply on site for positions ranging from warehouse jobs to machine operation.

Georgia's new hands free law comes with one pass
Georgia's new hands free law comes with one pass

But under the new law, those caught violating the new measure get one pass.

Former Cheeburger Cheeburger owners open new restaurant
Former Cheeburger Cheeburger owners open new restaurant

River Drifters on Suck Creek Road in Chattanooga opened to customers Monday morning.

Vice President Mike Pence to visit Chattanooga for Blackburn fundraiser
Vice President Mike Pence to visit Chattanooga for Blackburn fundraiser

It's to help Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn who is running for Bob Corker's U.S. Senate seat.

The Waterfalls of Greeter Falls Loop
The Waterfalls of Greeter Falls Loop

In just a short hike, this trail visits two stunning waterfalls

UPDATE: Deaf puppy rescued from 50-foot hole in south Huntsville
UPDATE: Deaf puppy rescued from 50-foot hole in south Huntsville

Crews kept her fed and had eyes on her the whole time through a camera lowered in.

Hands-free driving law goes into effect in Georgia
Hands-free driving law goes into effect in Georgia

Some drivers told Channel 3 they are happy this law is now in place.

Volkswagen worker, 60, files age discrimination case against automaker
Volkswagen worker, 60, files age discrimination case against automaker

A 60-year-old employee at Volkswagen's Chattanooga auto plant has filed a class-action lawsuit in which he contends the company is using a rebranding effort to discriminate against workers once they turn 50.

AL woman has 50-pound ovarian cyst removed
AL woman has 50-pound ovarian cyst removed

After months of unexplained stomach issues, pain, and weight gain a Montgomery woman now has answers.

UPDATE: Cases of Hepatitis A continues to rise in Hamilton County
UPDATE: Cases of Hepatitis A continues to rise in Hamilton County

Seven cases of the virus have been reported in our area.

UPDATE: 2018 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway winner announced
UPDATE: 2018 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway winner announced

The 2018 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is Sunday, June 24th. Be sure to watch Channel 3 beginning at noon to see who wins the house and the other great prizes.

UPDATE: Permit approved for Cheesecake Factory at Hamilton Place Mall
UPDATE: Permit approved for Cheesecake Factory at Hamilton Place Mall

The Cheesecake Factory gets approval to come to Chattanooga.

The ins and outs of tree damage insurance claims
The ins and outs of tree damage insurance claims

Local State Farm agent Kerry Smith has received several claims because of the weekend storms.

UPDATE 2: Monday's storms cause power outages in Tennessee Valley
UPDATE 2: Monday's storms cause power outages in Tennessee Valley

Monday's storms brought down trees and power lines, leaving some customers in the dark.

How a local tree company prioritizes calls of tree damage
How a local tree company prioritizes calls of tree damage

Robert Paden allowed Channel 3 to tag along for his call on Signal Mountain Monday. He says most jobs require more than what a property owner expects.

UPDATE: Radio host Jeff Styles on leave after road rage incident
UPDATE: Radio host Jeff Styles on leave after road rage incident

Long-time Chattanooga radio personality Jeff Styles was arrested for Aggravated Assault and Vandalism in connection with a Friday "road rage" incident.

Chattanooga's 'Genealogy Queen' set to retire
Chattanooga's 'Genealogy Queen' set to retire

After 40 years with the Chattanooga Public Library system, Mary Helms will retire on June 30.

Closest location of Giant Hogweed about 5 hours from Chattanooga
Closest location of Giant Hogweed about 5 hours from Chattanooga

Confirmed reports are located on a website called EDDMapS, a national database used by the Tennessee Invasive Plant Council and the Department of Agriculture to track the presence and spread of invasive species.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested for 2017 rape and murder of Etowah teen
UPDATE: Suspect arrested for 2017 rape and murder of Etowah teen

The suspect identified during the investigation was a juvenile at the time of the offense.

Local man diagnosed with tick borne illness
Local man diagnosed with tick borne illness

The Centers for Disease Control is warning people about tick borne illnesses. They increase in the summer months because of rising insect populations and more people outside. One tick borne illness is Rocky Mountain spotted fever. These are the symptoms y

Invasive plant causes severe burns and possibly blindness
Invasive plant causes severe burns and possibly blindness

The flowers of the Giant Hogweed are beautiful, but the plant produces a sap that's very sensitive to sunlight and can cause third degree burns.

UPDATE: Two Walker County deputies charged with attempted rape
UPDATE: Two Walker County deputies charged with attempted rape

The GBI says 40-year-old Brandon England and 36-year-old Shawn Norris are each charged with aggravated assault, criminal attempt to rape, and false imprisonment.

East TN angler catches state record-breaking black crappie
East TN angler catches state record-breaking black crappie

A Philadelphia, Tennessee, angler has made quite the record-breaking catch.

"Project Thank You" aims to show appreciation to local police
"Project Thank You" aims to show appreciation to local police

The idea started two years ago when organizers say the increase in gang-related shootings at the time inspired the effort.

Search begins for new TNReady vendor
Search begins for new TNReady vendor

After years of testing troubles, the search is on for a new vendor, or vendors, for TNReady testing.

UPDATE: Another Lake Winnie guest injured on park ride
UPDATE: Another Lake Winnie guest injured on park ride

Lake Winnie was cited three times last week in connection to three separate injuries.

Tennessee is expected to get hot this week -- What you need to know about heat safety
Tennessee is expected to get hot this week -- What you need to know about heat safety

The summer season officially starts June 21, but East Tennessee is already seeing many summer-like temperatures across much of the area.

Changes coming to Erlanger NICU, parents concerned
Changes coming to Erlanger NICU, parents concerned

Some parents are unhappy about a big change coming to Erlanger's neonatal intensive care unit.

Grandmother bloodied in bobcat attack, fights it with her bare hands before help arrives
Grandmother bloodied in bobcat attack, fights it with her bare hands before help arrives

Police arrived to find DeDe Phllips pinning the rabid animal to the ground, with her hands around its neck.

UPDATE: Deputies rescue 15-year-old girl from suspected sex trafficking
UPDATE: Deputies rescue 15-year-old girl from suspected sex trafficking

The investigation focused on human trafficking activity around motels near the Lee Highway and Bonny Oaks Drive area.

Woodmore mother calls on parents, educators following statutory rape arrest of Johnthony Walker
Woodmore mother calls on parents, educators following statutory rape arrest of Johnthony Walker

Diamound Brown wants parents and educators in Chattanooga to take a closer look at the elementary, middle and high school-aged students Walker once transported.

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