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Hamilton principals make recommendations after TNReady online test failure

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The Hamilton County Principals Association, responding to the recent failure of the TNReady online state testing assessment, sent a letter of recommendations that would apply the brakes to many of the state's intentions. 

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UPDATE: DA find officers' use of deadly force justified in Eagle shooting Video included

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Pinkston says that deadly force was justified because Eagle refused repeated commands to surrender to uniformed officers and pointed a pistol at two officers and his young daughter.

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School closings & delays

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Winter weather has forced several school systems and businesses to close or delay opening.

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Cold temperatures force students indoors for recess Video included

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Students at a local elementary school were forced to stay indoors because of the freezing temperatures on Wednesday. Many of the kids at Calvin Donaldson Elementary played games in their classrooms instead. 

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First Case of Zika Virus Disease Reported in Tennessee Video included

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More cases of the Zika virus are popping up in the U.S. including the Southeast, the latest number is at 37 and the World Health Organization has called it a "global health emergency."

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Road crews continue road treatments Wednesday Video included

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Snow turned to ice in some parts of the area overnight with here-and-there flurries during the morning. It was just enough to require some road treatment. 

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Whitfield County battled icy roads Wednesday morning Video included

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People in Whitfield County woke up to snow Wednesday morning, but the main concern was the ice on the roads.

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Tennessee Mom Says Hospital Performed Procedure on Wrong Baby

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A Tennessee mother is planning to sue after she says the hospital where she gave birth accidentally performed a procedure on her newborn instead of on another baby. 

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Carly Fiorina drops out of 2016 GOP race

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Carly Fiorina is dropping out of the 2016 Republican presidential race. The former technology executive announced on Twitter that she is suspending her campaign. 

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Durham looking for school bus drivers

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The job fairs will run from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Tennessee Career Center, located at Eastgate Mall.

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New 'Harry Potter' Book, Script of Upcoming Play, Gets Summer Release Date

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Little, Brown Book Group UK, the publisher of the beloved franchise, announced Wednesday that it will publish "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" — the eighth story in the series — on July 31. 

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Trump Win, Rubio Collapse in New Hampshire Primary Plunge GOP 2016 Race Into Chaos

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Republican front-runner Donald Trump took the stage to celebrate his resounding double-digit victory on Tuesday night — not in an alternate reality, not in the fevered nightmares of Republican leaders, but in actual real life.

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VW recalls 680,000 vehicles with suspect air bag inflators

A Volkswagen Passat with a diesel engine is evaluated at the California Air Resources Board emissions test lab in California. AP photo A Volkswagen Passat with a diesel engine is evaluated at the California Air Resources Board emissions test lab in California. AP photo
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Automaker Volkswagen says it is recalling 680,000 vehicles with suspect air bag inflators in the United States. Volkswagen says it has notified the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the upcoming action involving VW vehicles from model years 2006 to 2014.

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Jack Daniel's plans $140 million expansion

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Tennessee whiskey giant Jack Daniel is set to make a $140 million expansion to its distillery in Lynchburg, according to Gov. Bill Haslam and state economic officials. 

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Temporary road closures on MLK Blvd.

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In continuation with the U.S. 27 construction plan in Chattanooga, portions of Martin Luther King Blvd. will be closed on select days this week and next week.

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Twitter tweaks its timeline to look a bit more like Facebook

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Twitter is tweaking its timeline. The social media site will let people turn on a setting that lets popular tweets related to people you follow show up first in your timeline, followed by the real-time feed most people on Twitter are used to. 

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Post-conviction hearing in Adnan Syed wraps after 5 days

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A retired Baltimore judge who will determine whether a man convicted of a killing at the center of popular podcast "Serial" deserves a new trial said the five-day post-conviction hearing that concluded Tuesday garnered more attention than any other proceeding he'd seen in the state. 

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Alabama the latest state with confirmed Zika patient

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Tests are being conducted from Alabama resident specimens with a travel history to areas where Zika virus outbreaks are ongoing. 

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UGA student kidnapped, shot while delivering pizza

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A University of Georgia student is recovering after he was kidnapped, robbed and shot four times while trying to deliver pizza last week.

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Officials warn of counterfeit drugs laced with deadly doses

State health and safety officials are warning that drug dealers are selling counterfeit pain medicines on the street that contain what could be deadly doses of a drug used often to treat cancer pain.

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AP News Guide: A big validation for Sanders, Trump

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It's getting harder to shake off Donald Trump as just a hot-air balloon and Bernie Sanders as a pie-in-the-sky political revolutionary.

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10 Things to Know for Today

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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Early voting kicks off for Tennessee presidential primary

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Voters are going to the polls Wednesday in the first day of early voting to make their choices in Tennessee's March 1 presidential primary.

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County-by-county road conditions for Channel 3 viewing area Video included

WEATHER - Icy Roads WEATHER - Icy Roads
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As winter weather moves across the Tennessee Valley, icy conditions are plaguing some roads this morning.

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UPDATE: Morning flurries and a cold, blustery afternoon Video included

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The day is starting with bitterly cold temps in the 10s and low 20s. 

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Parts of Sequatchie Co. covered by snow Video included

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The snow's wrath brought down tree branches, and made the roads slick. 

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Tips for driving in winter weather, black ice Video included

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Black ice forms when the temperature is 32 degrees or colder outside and since cars can't gain traction on ice, AAA says it's even more dangerous than snow. 

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    David Carroll covers education news and issues at schools across the Tennessee Valley.More
    David Carroll covers education news and issues at schools across the Tennessee Valley.More
  • Restaurant Report Card

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    Jed Mescon investigates the health department records for restaurants Hamilton County, and airs Friday at 5.More
    Jed Mescon investigates the health department records for restaurants Hamilton County, and airs Friday at 5.More
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    Crime Stoppers

    Our award-winning Crimestoppers Program with Greg Glover covers the entire Channel 3 viewing area and airs Wednesdays at 6 and 11.More
    Our award-winning Crimestoppers Program with Greg Glover covers the entire Channel 3 viewing area and airs Wednesdays at 6 and 11.More

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