TOXIC ALGAE: Blue-green algae could make pets, and people, sick
TOXIC ALGAE: Blue-green algae could make pets, and people, sick

The algae increase when temperatures rise and water is stagnant.

TDOT begins slope stabilization on U.S. 127 this week
TDOT begins slope stabilization on U.S. 127 this week

The repairs are expected to take approximately eight to ten weeks to complete.

Georgia teen wins Google competition, gets $30K for college
Georgia teen wins Google competition, gets $30K for college

A Georgia high school graduate has won a $30,000 college scholarship through the "Doodle for Google" competition.

911 call reveals more on how Curtis Watson was captured
911 call reveals more on how Curtis Watson was captured

Curtis Watson is accused of strangling and sexually assaulting a prison administrator in west Tennessee before his escape.

YOUR 3 CENTS: Is a big wedding worth going into debt?
YOUR 3 CENTS: Is a big wedding worth going into debt?

There was an article recently in the Washington Post that said couples and/or their parents were going into debt to pay for their weddings.

3IYT: Tunnel Through History
3IYT: Tunnel Through History

Completed in 1850, the W&A Tunnel was the first major railroad tunnel south of the Mason-Dixon Line and the first through the Appalachian Mountains.

Woman pulled from car by a state trooper planning to file lawsuit
Woman pulled from car by a state trooper planning to file lawsuit

A lawsuit has not been filed yet, but Kiyara Estes' attorney Robin Flores says they're considering two options; sue Trooper Charles McVey as an individual or go after the state for monetary damages.

Local apple harvesting starts in the Tennessee Valley
Local apple harvesting starts in the Tennessee Valley

At Apple Valley Orchards in Cleveland, Tennessee, the apple season has officially begun, and it will be peaking in about a month or so.

Hamilton County school officials stepping up security this year
Hamilton County school officials stepping up security this year

he Hamilton County School District is stepping up security this year. Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Johnson said they are working to make their software and technology are up to date. 

Spoiled meat, roaches and lack of handwashing drop restaurants' scores
Spoiled meat, roaches and lack of handwashing drop restaurants' scores

There were several perfect scores this week, but we do have one failure and a few low scores.

3 ON YOUR SIDE: Marion County man to pay $30,000 to repair contractor's mistake
3 ON YOUR SIDE: Marion County man to pay $30,000 to repair contractor's mistake

Bobby Webb says he gave contractor Kenny Knowles $8,000 only to realize that Knowles provided fake permits, and the company he claimed he worked for did not exist.

$10M lawsuit filed against driver, owner of SUV in deadly Ashmore Avenue crash
$10M lawsuit filed against driver, owner of SUV in deadly Ashmore Avenue crash

The lawsuit shows the family of 23-year-old Haven West is seeking emotional suffering, medical and funeral costs.

Family member of local radio show host killed in Ohio mass shooting
Family member of local radio show host killed in Ohio mass shooting

Logan Turner was out with friends celebrating his birthday when he was killed outside Ned Peppers Bar in Dayton, Ohio.

RULES OF THE ROAD: Police remind drivers of bus-passing laws
RULES OF THE ROAD: Police remind drivers of bus-passing laws

East Ridge Police Chief Stan Allen says most people know what to do when they see a stopped bus, but that doesn't always mean they stop. 

Tennessee's Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary saves hundreds of dogs, pays vet bills for life
Tennessee's Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary saves hundreds of dogs, pays vet bills for life

'When they come to us from the shelter, we say, ‘Today is the day that they start their new life.’'

Motivational seminar for Hamilton County teachers stirs debate
Motivational seminar for Hamilton County teachers stirs debate

An in-service motivational presentation to teachers today has stirred up a debate. Some are saying the message was racist and inappropriate.

UPDATE: NTSB releases preliminary report on Sequatchie County plane crash
UPDATE: NTSB releases preliminary report on Sequatchie County plane crash

The plane suffered an electrical system failure, followed by a complete loss of engine power.

Adam Braseel speaks to Channel 3 for the first time as a free man
Adam Braseel speaks to Channel 3 for the first time as a free man

Braseel says he took the plea deal on Friday, pleading guilty in his best interest to aggravated assault, even though he says he wasn't guilty.

Local girls with special needs all get awarded in a Chattanooga pageant
Local girls with special needs all get awarded in a Chattanooga pageant

"I think it hits them that wow-- all those people are here for me-- they are cheering for me," said organizer Caitlyn Gobble.

Chattanooga thrift store turns donations into blessings
Chattanooga thrift store turns donations into blessings

Ladies of Charity Greater Good Thrift Store in Chattanooga uses new or slightly used donations to help people with food, medical expenses and utility bills.

Business Improvement District ordinance is approved; draws mixed reaction
Business Improvement District ordinance is approved; draws mixed reaction

Many small business owners are still against it, and say too many questions were left unanswered.

Dome on Chattanooga Airport terminal damaged by strong winds
Dome on Chattanooga Airport terminal damaged by strong winds

The airport is still open for business but passengers are encouraged to check their flight status with their airline.

Cleveland High students in new zone to provide their own transportation to school
Cleveland High students in new zone to provide their own transportation to school

It's not a decision that was made overnight, but after building a new school, it's one school officials agreed on to help with zoning, bus routes and budgeting.

SCHOOL PATROL: Marion County tests new gun detection system for schools
SCHOOL PATROL: Marion County tests new gun detection system for schools

Mayor David Jackson says the county commission recently approved a bid with security company Zero Eyes, which created the system.

Rossville business owner killed while parachuting in Portugal over the weekend
Rossville business owner killed while parachuting in Portugal over the weekend

Zeke Wilson and his wife went BASE jumping with friends in Portugal over the weekend. On his last jump, the wind took hold of his parachute after he deployed it, blowing him backwards into the side of a cliff.

UPDATE: Teens arrested after accusations of threatening visitors with guns at Hixson park, thanks to social media
UPDATE: Teens arrested after accusations of threatening visitors with guns at Hixson park, thanks to social media

Police say a 15-year-old and 16-year-old are each charged with three counts of aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Young driver crashes into utility pole and Signal Mtn welcome sign, arrested for DUI
Young driver crashes into utility pole and Signal Mtn welcome sign, arrested for DUI

Signal Mountain's police chief says it's a miracle an 18-year-old driver is alive after a serious crash Monday morning.

Ringgold receives $12,500 to continue tradition honoring veterans
Ringgold receives $12,500 to continue tradition honoring veterans

The flags are flown twice a year, honoring deceased veterans in Catoosa County. The money will be used to buy additional flags to replace the weathered and to honor those who have served.

UPDATE: Name of person hit and killed on I-75 released
UPDATE: Name of person hit and killed on I-75 released

Investigators suspect that the person was hit and killed by an 18 wheeler.

UPDATE: Go Fund Me page created for 23-year-old killed in wreck on Ashmore Avenue
UPDATE: Go Fund Me page created for 23-year-old killed in wreck on Ashmore Avenue

A man has been charged in a wreck that happened on July 23rd where one person died.

Students could face online risk this school season
Students could face online risk this school season

Many students will head back to school with new gadgets but technology could put them at risk.

Warmer weather causing larger bugs!
Warmer weather causing larger bugs!

Several of our Channel 3 viewers have recently sent in photos of the venomous Black Widow Spider.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Home alarm stops attempted burglary suspect in Grundy County
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Home alarm stops attempted burglary suspect in Grundy County

Surveillance video shared by the GCSO shows a white male at a home, trying to open the gate to the porch shortly before 4:30 a.m. CDT.

Blocked railroad crossings raising concerns for first responders in Hamilton County
Blocked railroad crossings raising concerns for first responders in Hamilton County

Many times the trains are stopped for long periods of time, causing traffic backups, which has become a problem for drivers and first responders.

What the Tech? Getting paid for online surveys
What the Tech? Getting paid for online surveys

The trustworthy survey companies vet new members so you'll answer a lot of questions before you're accepted in the program.

Hixson couple narrowly miss getting hit by suspect during police chase
Hixson couple narrowly miss getting hit by suspect during police chase

Hixson residents have a close call with a suspect on the run from law enforcement, the video shows the suspects car narrowly missing theirs.

EPB: Employee misused Twitter account to make controversial tweets
EPB: Employee misused Twitter account to make controversial tweets

The most popular internet provider in Chattanooga posted a series of controversial tweets over the weekend.

3IYT: Coca-Cola Bottling Celebrates 120 Years
3IYT: Coca-Cola Bottling Celebrates 120 Years

Chattanooga is the site of the World's First Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

Fallen Marine's mom: A terrorist took my son's life, you took my trust
Fallen Marine's mom: A terrorist took my son's life, you took my trust

On Friday, the family of Skip Wells told 11Alive a federal court sentenced John Shannon Simpson for wire fraud.

ONLY ON 3: Hamilton County EMS featured on A&E show 'Live Rescue'
ONLY ON 3: Hamilton County EMS featured on A&E show 'Live Rescue'

Crews from the new A&E Network show 'Live Rescue' were there to document the work of EMT’s as they responded to a shooting on Roanoke Avenue Thursday night.

It's the last weekend to see sunflowers at Smith Perry-Berries in Ooltewah
It's the last weekend to see sunflowers at Smith Perry-Berries in Ooltewah

If you haven't seen the sunflowers at Smith Perry-Berries, the clock is ticking.

UPDATE: Arrest made in case of counterfeit money found in Grundy County
UPDATE: Arrest made in case of counterfeit money found in Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office says 39-year-old Whitney Dunwoody, from Altamont, was arrested on Wednesday morning, following a lead that deputies received.

FBI SWAT, US Marshals capture fugitive in Sequatchie county
FBI SWAT, US Marshals capture fugitive in Sequatchie county

An FBI SWAT Team and Deputy United States Marshals captured 53-year-old Vincent Garner who was on the run for three years.

Back off! We'll use our emojis however we want
Back off! We'll use our emojis however we want

Today is World Emoji Day, so it's time to get your emjoi game on point.

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