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Past articles by Brian:

Driver set to be cited after nearly hitting group of cyclists in Ooltewah

John Smith and his group of cyclists captured a driver on video speed past the group nearly hitting its members. → Read More

"Bowl For Life" Fundraiser breaks record in donations towards St. Jude

Tony O' Rear Bowl For Life fundraising campaign held in correlation with St.Jude set record-breaking numbers Sunday. The funds go to children in need at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. → Read More

A'naya Nelson crowned new winner of 2nd Annual Bessie Smith Scholarship Pageant

A'naya Nelson is the winner of the 2019 Bessie Smith Scholarship Pageant. → Read More

New tax laws may affect the way you file your return

Tax season introduces new challenges when it comes filing taxes. The IRS says it does not expect any delays in issuing refunds. → Read More

Mizpah Congregation donates money to help furloughed TSA workers

Mizpah congregation of Chattanooga donated $1,200 worth of gift cards in $20 increments to those agents in hopes of helping workers feel appreciated. → Read More

UPDATE: Mother, daughter, identified as Dalton double homicide victims; family dog recovering

Two women were found dead in a home on Tanglewood Drive Thursday. → Read More

Chattanooga police confirm a person was hit by a train

Chattanooga police are investigating a man who was hit by a train late Saturday night. Officials say he is suffering from serious injuries. → Read More

Chatt City Suites set to close by the end of January, agencies working with residents

A general manager said residents were notified Thursday and Friday through a newsletter that they have to be out by the end of January. → Read More

Sunday alcohol sales regulations approved in Walker County

Retail and grocery stores are now able to sell packaged alcohol and wine Monday through Saturday, 24 hours a day and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. through 11:30 p.m. → Read More

Theft suspect leaves child behind while fleeing from Fort Oglethorpe officers

Elizabeth Posey is being charged with DUI, larceny, and hitting two unattended cars after attempting to escape from employees who say Posey was shoplifting from Dollar General in Fort Oglethorpe. → Read More

Polk County family's vehicles set on fire; Suspects arrested and charged

The Polk County Sheriff's Department says Kenneth Bice and Graylon Newman are the men responsible for setting 4 vehicles on one Ducktown family's home. → Read More

Dade Co. fire officials asking community to help first responder who lost home to fire

Early Monday morning, April Keith's home on Mason Road caught fire and burned to the ground. She was working as a dispatcher at the time. → Read More

UPDATE: Suspect in custody after SWAT standoff on Memphis Drive

UPDATE: A man has been taken into custody following a SWAT standoff in the 3900 block of Memphis Drive. Chattanooga police said an armed man barricaded himself inside a home alone. Officers originally responded to the home on a disorder weapon involved call around 4:15 pm. Channel 3 is on the scene. We will keep you updated as we learn more. → Read More

UPDATE: ATF says 'loud booms' were explosions from training exercise

Channel 3 has confirmed that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives was demonstrating explosives for the U.S. Attorney's Office. → Read More

UPDATE: Mechanical issue with a heating and air unit causes gas leak and closes Englewood Elementary Thursday

Director of schools Mickey Blevins says Englewood Elementary will be closed on Thursday. → Read More

UPDATE: All angels from The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program adopted

The Salvation Army said Monday that this is the earliest they have ever had all the angels adopted. → Read More

Bradley County Courthouse set to open Monday after being closed for nearly 14 months

The Bradley County Courthouse is ready for business once again after a fire caused millions in damages and left employees without a building to work from for nearly 14 months. → Read More

Athens Police Department adds K-9 unit

The dog's name is Aric, and he is currently in training. → Read More

YMCA's Miracle League helps participants make new friends

This league is for people who have special needs, and it gives them the opportunity lets to play America’s favorite pastime. → Read More

LOCK YOUR DOORS! Chattanooga Police warn drivers to secure vehicles as auto-related crimes rise

As temperatures start to fall, police say they have seen an uptick in auto-related crimes as people are leaving their cars unattended with the keys left inside. → Read More