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Crash in Marion County claims life of former well-known pro motorcycle racer

An early morning crash on Monday, June 5th, 2017, claimed the life of a well-known former area pro motorcyclist. Known by the nickname “Revvin’ Kevin” in his years racing, 55-year-old Kevin Rentzell of Chattanooga was driving a dumptruck along US Highway 41 just inside Marion County when he crashed. According to officials with the Tennessee …

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Names released following deadly morning crash

An early morning accident on Interstate 24 at mile marker 166 claimed the lives of two people and sent another to the hospital. Officials have now released the names of those who died in the crash. Chidule Lackson,  54 of Lansing, MI and Michael Lee Cardin, 60 of Tyron, GA, died as a result of …

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Aerotek hiring 200 workers for Chattanooga’s VW plant

Aerotek is looking to fill over 200 production jobs at the Chattanooga Volkswagen production facility where the VW Passat and VW Atlas are manufactured. The job fair will take place on Saturday, June 3rd from 11:00am to 3:00pm EDT at the Volkswagen Conference Center located at 8001 Volkswagen Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416. Aerotek, a recruiting …

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Police chase that began in Marion ends with trooper firing shots in Chattanooga

On Friday afternoon, a man led Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers on a chase into Hamilton County that ended in one of the troopers firing shots at the suspect. It began in Marion County, where the suspect took off on a stolen motorcycle at around 4:00 PM. The suspect then led troopers on a chase along …

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Bridge over I-24 at Wildwood, GA to be replaced this weekend; Expect Delays

If you’re planing to drive on Interstate 24 this weekend to or from Chattanooga and Marion County, you may experience a few delays. Following up on a story we brought you last year, the Georgia Department of Transportation is replacing the Georgia State Route 299 bridge over the interstate at Wildwood, using their Accelerated Bridge …

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I-24 in Marion County re-opened after overnight semi crash thought to involve hazardous materials forces closure

An overnight crash on Interstate 24 Eastbound during the early hours of Wednesday morning forced TDOT and local authorities to close the Interstate in both directions while hazmat crews worked to clear the scene. Officials say the accident happened just after 1:00 AM CDT and involved a tractor trailer that crashed near mile marker 144 …

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Monteagle gas station clerk stabbed; suspect arrested in Chattanooga following chase

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that a store clerk was stabbed on Thursday afternoon in Monteagle following a robbery and failed carjacking attempt by the suspect at another location. The stabbing happened at the Shell gas station on Main Street (TN-56) near the entrance ramp to I-24 and the Smokehouse restaurant inside Marion …

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Puckett EMS joins Priority Ambulance’s national ambulance company network

Priority Ambulance announced today that Puckett EMS is joining its national family of ambulance companies. Puckett EMS, a private ambulance service based in Austell, Ga., provides emergency and nonemergency ambulance service in 12 Georgia and Southeast Tennessee counties. “Puckett EMS is pleased to have a partner in Priority Ambulance that shares our mission and vision …

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Elizabeth Thomas, 15, Found Safe; Former Teacher, Tad Cummins Arrested In Northern California

Elizabeth Thomas, 15, a Columbia, TN., high school student, who has not been seen since earlier this year on March 13 and prompted a nationwide Amber Alert, has been found safe, and her alleged abductor and former teacher, Tad Cummins, 50, was arrested. They were found on Thursday at a northern California commune Authorities reportedly …

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Maddux announces candidacy for US Congress 4th District of Tennessee

Cleveland, Tenn. — Navy Veteran, former police officer and local business manager, Jack Maddux, has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination to the United States Congress District 4 of Tennessee. The announcement took place on Tuesday evening, April 4th, 2017 at at the Mountain View Inn, 2400 Executive Park NW, Cleveland, Tennessee. Maddux is …

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UPDATE: Suspect Found — Chattanooga homicide suspect added to TBI’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list

UPDATED 3/15/17… NASHVILLE — One day after being added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list, a man accused in connection to a Chattanooga homicide has been captured by law enforcement. Jacob Evan Coyne (DOB 10-5-95) was wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to face …

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Winter Weather to impact Sequatchie Valley overnight

A line of moisture combined with a cold front that passed through the area in the late part of the week along with a low-pressure system is setting up the Marion County area for some of this winter’s most significant snowfall thus far. With only weeks left in the winter of 2016-2017, the Marion County …

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