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According to a report on NFL.com late Wednesday, former LSU star Zach Mettenberger will be the starting quarterback for the Tennessee Titans on Sunday when they take on the Houston Texans.

Three people were injured in two shooting incidents Wednesday in Chattanooga, according to police.

RiverRocks plays out - Oct. 24-26

Still plenty of adventure in store before outdoor festival’s finale

RiverRocks, Chattanooga’s premier outdoor adventure festival, winds up this weekend with five competitions for crazy-fit athletes and four events for those who think parking downtown is as adventurous as they want to get.

What’s up on this last full weekend before Halloween? Here are some events around town.

Families who arrive early for the Tennessee Aquarium’s AquaScarium VII Halloween party will get an extra treat this year: the chance to see local athlete Edward Yates walk a line suspended between the Aquarium’s peaks.

Boo-Fest: Big Ridge Elementary School, 5210 Cassandra Smith Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free community festival with carnival games, entertainment, vendors. 423-316-5123.

Author Ben Tarnoff will present a free lecture on “Mark Twain and the Bohemians of the Far Western Frontier,” at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in McKee Library on the campus of Southern Adventist University in Collegedale.

Five area specialty shops will conjure up 19 kinds of fun and fright during Halloween ComicFest, an international celebration of comic books set for Saturday, Oct. 25.

Ten speakers have been slated for the first TEDxUTChattanooga, an independent program modeled on the TED Talks series of “ideas worth spreading” in the fields of technology, entertainment and design (TED).

Historic re-enactors will raise the ghosts of long-gone citizens in two cemetery strolls this weekend.

The sights and sounds of World War II return to Fort Oglethorpe again this year for the 6th Cavalry Museum’s fifth annual Remembering Our Heroes, which features living-history displays, battle reenactments and a USO show among its highlights.

It’s the time of year when ghosts, goblins and witches are spotted all over town.

Signal Mountain was the only one of four Chattanooga area teams to win two matches on the opening day of the Tennessee state volleyball tournament.

Jones Observatory, operated off-campus by the UTC Physics and Astronomy Department, is set to begin its fall season of programming.

A restored World War II B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber featured in the movie “Memphis Belle” will be in Chattanooga on Sunday, Oct. 26.

The Gem Theatre, 114 N. Wall St. in Calhoun, Ga., is set to begin Hitchcock Week with seven films by “Master of Suspense” Alfred Hitchcock.

The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus have three stops scheduled in Southeast Tennessee within the week.

The Chattanooga Clarinet Choir opens its 2014-15 season with a free concert Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale.

The MidSouth Symphonic Band, a 75-member ensemble directed by Jim Souders, will present its fall pops concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road.

Lee University’s newest performance venue, Pangle Hall, will be dedicated Tuesday, Oct. 28, with a showcase of “musical highlights from Lee’s past, present and future.”

World-class violinist Jaime Jorge will perform music ranging from favorite hymns to contemporary praise songs in a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Simpson United Methodist Church, 601 McFarland Ave., in Rossville.

Local singer Neshawn Calloway marks her fourth time onstage at the Mountain Arts Community Center with a performance focusing on pop hits tonight, Oct. 23.

The professional Christian ballet company Ballet Magnificat will continue Lee University’s U-Church series with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Conn Center on the Cleveland, Tenn., campus.

“Breakdown Lane Orrery,” an exhibition by Greg Smith, will open at the Cress Gallery of Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. A reception will follow in Room 356 of the UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St.

Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a McMinn County, Tenn., man charged with assaulting his father-in-law.

The Chattanooga Police Department responded at 4:54 p.m. today to 4628 Oakwood Drive on a report of a person shot.

The Tennessee Department of Health is creating a hotline and a special webpage to keep Tennesseans updated on Ebola-related issues in the state.

First Tennessee Bank is expanding its decade-long presence in North Carolina by buying Raleigh, N.C.-based TrustAtlantic Financial Corp., subject to approval by regulators and TrustAtlantic’s shareholders.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez says he plans to travel next week to Germany to meet with Volkswagen officials to learn more about their works council labor board which the company wants to launch at the Chattanooga factory.

The UTC student accused of placing a hidden camera in a Chattanooga Billiard Club restroom pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges Tuesday.

Covenant Transportation boosts revenues

Profits slip from adverse judgment

Covenant Transportation Group Inc. boosted its freight revenue in the third quarter by a healthy 5.7 percent, but an adverse court judgment from a 2008 cargo loss cut the company's net income slightly in the quarter.

Three men charged with murder in an April triple slaying in Lookout Valley appeared in a Hamilton County courtroom on Tuesday.

Nearly 1,000 emergency responders from the Tennessee Valley Authority and state and local agencies will participate today in a drill at the Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant near Soddy-Daisy and TVA's downtown offices.

Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. boosted its freight revenue in the third quarter by a healthy 5.7 percent, but an adverse court judgment from a 2008 cargo loss cut the company's net income slightly in the quarter.

A 20-year-old man was shot to death last night at Woodlawn Apartments in Chattanooga, according to a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department.

A Polk County woman was arrested today and charged with bribing voters during the county's August general election, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Based upon 10 criteria compiled by Wallethub, including per capita crime, drug abuse, suicide and bullying incidents, the states rated the least safe are:

The Tennessee Valley Authority is considering shutting down another two coal-fired units in Kentucky

An attorney for House Speaker Mike Hubbard says the powerful politician has been arrested on felony charges accusing him of several ethics violations.

Larry Henry was elected to Circuit Court Clerk in 2014. Prior to that, voters elected Henry to the Hamilton County Commission in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

Sabrena Smedley represents District 7, which includes East Brainerd, Westview and the Southeast corner of the county.

Vince Dean was elected as Criminal Court Clerk in 2014.

Almost every day, passengers in Chattanooga attempt to board a plane with contraband ranging from pocketknives to inert grenades stuffed into their pockets, luggage and person.

Chattanooga's Transportation Department will hold two public input meetings Thursday to discuss design plans for bicycle lane projects on Broad Street and in St. Elmo.

TVA's oldest nuclear plant, rated by regulators as one of the most troubled for operations four years ago, has been removed from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission watch list.

David Testerman represents district 8, which includes East Ridge and parts of Brainerd.

Steve Highlander represents District 9, which includes Ooltewah and Birchwood.

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