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Children can scale new heights the next few weeks at Creative Discovery Museum with the opening of “Play! Build! Climb!”

What makes October such a scary month? Maybe the fact that so many spooks come out to play.

Big discounts on pickup trucks kept U.S. auto sales strong in September.

The Idaho man accused of killing a Walker County Sheriff's Office K-9 pleaded guilty Tuesday.

As part of homecoming weekend at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, alumni of the Chattanooga Singers along with current and past members of the Chamber Singers will join voices for a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Oct. 5, at First Baptist Church in the Golden Gateway, 401 Gateway Ave.

Listening to music on a 1980s-era boombox may take you back in the day. Even better is hearing some of the era’s hottest bands live. For that, push play for this weekend’s Rewind Music Festival.

Entertainer Lon Eldridge, playing a mix of blues, jazz and swing on acoustic guitar, will kick off Outdoor Chattanooga’s Fireside at Greenway series tonight, Oct. 2, at Greenway Farm, 5051 Gann Store Road in Hixson.

Red River Breeze, a Clarksville, Tenn.-based quartet playing Celtic, Renaissance, old-time and world music, will present a concert at 2:30 p.m. CDT Sunday, Oct. 5, at Cumberland County Playhouse, 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn.

Three artists brought together by a passion for their craft will explore their “Connections” in this month’s exhibit at River Gallery, 400 E. Second St.

The 2014-15 theater season at Lee University will be a “Season of Secrets,” and each of the four plays will deliver on that theme.

Paintings by James Tucker, such as “Yellow Taxi,” left, and sculpture by Maria Willison, such as this female torso, right, are featured in “Figuratively Speaking,” an exhibit opening Friday, Oct. 3, at Northshore Gallery of Contemporary Art, 505 Cherokee Blvd.

“Blue Truck” is indicative of the “End of the Road” collection of oil paintings by Chattanooga artist Gay M. Arthur that will be on display through Friday, Oct. 31, at In-Town Gallery, 26A Frazier Ave.

Two men have been arrested in DeKalb County for trafficking spice, according to a news release from the Dekalb County Sheriff's Office.

Interstate 24 eastbound has been shut down near mile marker 162 due to a tractor trailer crash, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Bea Lurie, president and CEO of Girls Inc. of Chattanooga, has been elected to the national board of Girls Inc., where she'll serve as a regional professional representative, according to a news release.

Big discounts on pickup trucks kept U.S. auto sales strong in September.

A body found floating in the Tennessee River has been identified.

Tool Box by Woodcraft, a West Virginia-based woodworking tools shop, will celebrate the grand opening of its Chattanooga store this weekend.

Cody Scott Johnson, the Sequatchie County man who was the subject of a manhunt starting Sept. 20 was arrested Tuesday at a home on Browns Chapel Road in Sequatchie County, Tenn.

NASHVILLE -- Republican Marc Gravitt of East Ridge was officially sworn in Tuesday as the new state representative of House District 30.

Cody Scott Johnson, the Sequatchie County man who was the subject of a manhunt starting Sept. 20, was arrested Tuesday at a home on Browns Chapel Road in Sequatchie County.

Chattanooga Police reported that on Saturday morning there was a traffic crash on 700 Central Avenue in which Jordan Guess was killed.

Chattanooga police report that a person was shot at East Lake Courts last night.

NASHVILLE - Republican Marc Gravitt of East Ridge was officially sworn in today as the new state representative of House District 30.

A 69-year-old man was attacked and sexually assaulted while running around 7:30 a.m. Monday on West Mississippi Avenue in North Chattanooga.

A multi-vehicle crash in this morning's fog is blocking all three lanes on Highway 27 southbound just north of Red Bank.

The Chattanooga Police Department has issued a public service announcement to inform residents and runners about an assault call on Mississippi Avenue that occurred Monday morning about 7:30 a.m.

Former city of Marietta employees and landlords have been charged with Section 8 housing fraud, according to a news release from the Unites States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

NASHVILLE - Republican Marc Gravitt of East Ridge will be sworn in Tuesday as the new representative for state House District 30, House Speaker Beth Harwell's office announced today.

Former Calhoun (Ga.) High School, University of Tennessee and Tennessee Tech football standout wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers was released by the Indianapolis Colts today after being arrested for driving under the influence early Sunday morning in Indianapolis.

A hang glider and its pilot were trapped 75 feet above the ground after crashing into a tree Thursday, Sep. 25, according to a news release today.

A man was shot last night at 1917 Foust Street in Chattanooga.

Chattanooga police responded to a reported stabbing at 727 East 11th Street downtown this morning.

Second-half goals by Quade Marinell, Arturo Rocha and Myles Scott gave the Lee University men's soccer team a 3-0 home victory Saturday night against Shawnee State.

A 6-year-old girl who was struck by a car Friday morning was taken to Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga with a "moderate" leg injury, according to Cleveland, Tenn., police.

Chattanooga-based PlayCore Holdings, a designer and maker of playground and recreation products and services, has purchased a company that makes architectural and interactive fountain equipment and systems.

Military officials and veterans will gather today to dedicate the beginning of a new trail tracing the Tennessee Valley’s long history of Medal of Honor recipients.

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a commercial fire alarm around 6:30 tonight at the Executive Business Park at 6025 Lee Highway, according to a news release from the fire department.

NASHVILLE - Some 22,800 students have registered to participate so far in Gov. Bill Haslam's Tennessee Promise program, which offers "last dollars" scholarships to high school graduates to attend two-year state community colleges or colleges of applied technology, an official said Friday.

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