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12:09pm

Fri December 13, 2013
Community

9-Month Chattanooga Shootings Investigation Concludes; TFP to Publish ‘Speak No Evil’ on Sunday

Reporters from the Chattanooga Times Free Press pored over hundreds of court documents and conducted more than 150 interviews for a special report, "Speak No Evil."  The report examined about 300 shootings in Chattanooga.  Often, after a shooting, no one is arrested—even if witnesses saw it happen.  If a shooter is arrested and prosecuted, he or she may spent only a short time in prison.  That’s because witnesses are often unwilling to cooperate with police.

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10:56am

Thu December 12, 2013
Community

Collaborative Workspace & The Society of Work

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The Society of Work is a membership driven collaborative workspace in downtown Chattanooga that provides an open environment for individuals and business to work. 

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10:15am

Thu December 12, 2013
Community

Linda Bullard Recalls Past As Teen Mother to Help Others Understand Choices

Linda Murray Bullard
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Linda Murray Bullard, a teenage mother in the 1970's, learned to make choices that would set her life on a positive course of improvement. 

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12:04pm

Mon December 2, 2013
Community

Handmade Goods That Help African Refugees: Amani Chattanooga Distributes Fair-Trade Items

African goods such as these oven mitts and wooden spoons are distributed and sold at Amani Chattanooga.
Molly Gardner Photography

Women affected by war and other hardships in Africa create handmade goods as part of Amani Ya Juu’s economic development program.  Amani is an international, fair-trade network with five locations in Africa, as well as one in Washington, D.C. and a distribution center in Chattanooga.

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11:31am

Mon November 25, 2013
Come Fly With Me

Beginners, Experienced Pilots Are Both Welcome at Moccasin Flying Club

The Moccasin Flying Club, based out of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, isn't a flying school--but they can help student pilots  earn their licenses, and they provide social interaction for experienced pilots.  They have a Cessna 172 and a Flight Design CTSW, and members may fly the planes.  Gene Perkins, the Membership Coordinator, joins us for this segment.

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10:00am

Mon November 25, 2013
Community

Barnes & Noble Hosts Book Drive for Area Children Through Year's End

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Booksellers Barnes and Noble have teamed up with the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga to collect books that will be wrapped up and delivered as holiday gifts to children participating in the Urban League's after school programs.  The annual Barnes and Noble book drive invites the community donate books for children.

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1:36pm

Fri November 22, 2013
Mooshine?

Why Some East Tennesseans Drink Raw Milk

Cows are milked during an FDA video about raw milk.
Credit United States Food and Drug Administration

Nine East Tennessee children recently contracted E.coli after drinking raw, unpasteurized milk.  It came from the McBee Dairy Farm, located near Knoxville.  Yesterday, the Tennessee Department of Health announced it matched the strain of E.coli to animal waste at the farm, and says there are serious risks for people who choose raw milk.  Three of the children developed a severe kidney problem known as hemolytic uremic syndrome, and

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11:18am

Thu November 21, 2013
Community

They've Got Coyotes. Now Roadrunners Arrive at Chattanooga Zoo

Acme and Meeks, a pair of roadrunners, look around their new home at the Chattanooga Zoo.
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The Chattanooga Zoo has two new arrivals at its Deserts and Forests of the World Exhibition: a pair of roadrunners.  One is named Meeks; the other, in true Looney Tunes style, is named Acme.  WUTC's Mark Colbert visited the zoo to meet the speedy birds.

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10:00am

Thu November 21, 2013
Community

Burning Season Is Underway, But Permits Are Needed in Hamilton County

A permit is required for burning in a barrel and the same limitations for brush fires apply to fires in barrels.
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The Air Pollution Control Bureau for Chattanooga and Hamilton County is responsible for issuing individual permits to burning leaves and brush for seasonal burning

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8:58am

Mon November 18, 2013
Community

A Diet Based On $4.40 A Day

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The Junior League of Greater Chattanooga challenged people to limit their food for an entire week to the average amount an individual on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would receive.  

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10:02am

Wed November 6, 2013
Community

Salvation Army Collects Instruments for Brainerd School of Music and Arts

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The school offers music lessons in an after-school program as well as a summer camp. 

Northwest Georgia Bank locations are accepting donations of musical instruments for the program until the end of November.  The School of Music and Arts plans to present a concert in early December, with a special invitation to individuals who donate instruments to the program.

For more information, call 423-499-0216.

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4:18pm

Thu October 31, 2013
Community

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise Programs Can Help Prevent Home Foreclosures

Since 2010,  Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise has allocated $19 million to prevent home foreclosures in Chattanooga and ten surrounding counties.  Homeowners who are behind on their mortgage (or expect to fall behind) could be eligible for foreclosure-prevention funding.  Homeowners who do not qualify for that may still be eligible for mortgage counseling.

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12:32pm

Tue October 29, 2013
Community

Counting the Kicks May Save a Life

Count Kicks can save lives by spending a short time monitoring fetal activity.
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Fetal and infant mortality rates continue to drop due, in part, to education and awareness programs promoted by the Hamilton County Health Department.  

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6:13pm

Fri October 25, 2013
Community

It’s Owned by a Church, but The Camphouse isn’t a Christian Coffee Shop/Listening Room

For the past three years, The Camphouse has slowly been growing its reputation as both a gourmet coffee shop and an ideal listening room for acoustic music.

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11:57am

Fri October 18, 2013
Community

Chattanooga Receives Code For America Fellowship

In 2014, some of the country's best web developers will take residence in the Scenic City. At least three fellows from Code For America will create web applications to serve the community of Chattanooga.

Mayor Andy Berke said in a media release, "City Government will collaborate with some of the top developers and designers from across the country, creating open-source web applications to help address important issues in our community - including public safety."

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