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Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Theater, dance, visual art and film.

Concerts, recitals, jam sessions and more.

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

Direct Divide, a band specializing in “violin amplified rock,” will stop in Chattanooga tonight, Oct. 9, as part of a 33-city (and counting) national tour in support of new single “Abduction.”

An enhanced version of The Secret Sisters’ latest album has been available since early August at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores.

Dr. Keith S. Reas, music director at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, will give a preview of the organ concert he is scheduled to present later this month in Turin, Italy, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10.

A person was struck by a train tonight in Whitfield County.

A man has been arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, after he took oxycodone from a Walmart on Cummings Highway.

An 18-year-old man was shot this afternoon at 2302 Windsor St. in Chattanooga.

A quarrel between two DeKalb County, Ala., men ended with one dead.

The 63-year-old twin brothers found dead and decomposed in their home on March 29 relied so much on each other that when one died, the other could not take care of himself and also died, the Hamilton County medical examiner concluded today.

Cleveland, Tenn., police say a woman wanted by authorities staged a fake hostage situation early this morning.

A woman was sentenced in Knoxville to serve 40 months in prison for theft of government funds, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney William Killian.

Chattanooga Police responded to the Walmart at 3550 Cummings Highway for a robbery from business at 12:20 p.m. today.

A multiple vehicle crash around Exit 178 on Interstate 24 has shut down the eastbound side of the road and is causing rubbernecking delays in the westbound lanes, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Volkswagen today reported that global sales for its namesake brand were up slightly as decreases in the U.S., Russia and Brazil were overcome by upswings in China and Western Europe.

Among nearly 100 Tennessee cities, those with the biggest share of white residents and the least racial diversity are:

A weather advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for southeastern Marion County and southern Hamilton County.

A tornado warning has been issued for North Georgia by the National Weather Service.

A two-vehicle accident on I-75 at mile marker 343, near Tunnel Hill, Ga., has shut down traffic in the southbound lanes.

A tractor trail has gone over the guardrail part way down Monteagle Mountain on I-24 eastbound near mile marker 140 in Marion County.

Officials in Crossville, Tenn., are searching for 21-year-old Layla Faith Aperans, who they believe was taken by 44-year-old Douglas Davis around 9 p.m. last night, according to a news release from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

East Ridge Police identified a suspect in recent residential burglaries.

In a second, unrelated drug bust in Jackson County Thursday, Jackson County officials arrested three people on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release.

Jackson County officials arrested three people Thursday in relation to possession of marijuana, methamphetamine, controlled pharmaceutical pills and drug paraphernalia, according a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff's office.

A 20-year-old Lafayette, Ga., man wrecked a stolen vehicle and then broke into a church and set it on fire in multiple places, the Walker County Sheriff's Office said.

A fall tour of eight Southern cities will bring comedian Billy Wayne Davis to Chattanooga on Sunday for a “comedy buffet” at JJ’s Bohemia, 231 E. M.L. King Blvd.

Tennessee Valley Pride, advocating for the area's LGBT community, will cap off a series of Chattanooga Pride Week events with a Pride Festival from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at Ross's Landing, 100 Riverfront Parkway.

Lula Lake Land Trust, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the Rock Creek and Bear Creek watersheds of Lookout Mountain, Ga., celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend.

A Hamilton County deputy received and chemical burn and he and another were exposed to methamphetamine ingredients during a search Thursday.

Therapeutic services business Massage Heights plans to open a location at Northgate Mall and employ up to 30 therapists, according to mall owner CBL & Associates Properties Inc.

Athletic apparel company Under Armour Inc. will build a 1 million square foot distribution and warehousing facility outside Nashville and create 1,500 new jobs, state officials said today.

The Walker County Sheriff is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or people who sabotaged the Ironman bike course Sunday, Sheriff Steve Wilson announced today.

Wednesday night around 11:30 p.m., Chattanooga police responded to a local hospital and found a woman suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

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.

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.

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.

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

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