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First, today’s weather:
Mostly cloudy. High: 64 Low: 43.
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Here are the top three stories in Chattanooga today:
- the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who was hit and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 75 near Ooltewah early Sunday morning. Investigators say the man was hit by a passenger vehicle and that drugs or alcohol were not a factor for the driver. the driver remained on the scene, was uninjured, and contacted 911. The man who was killed is described as a white male, small build, possibly in his 20s to 30s, wearing dark clothes. (The Chattanoogans)
- the Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded to a brush fire off of London Lane in Apison on Saturday afternoon. High winds made the conditions more difficult to control. the 10700 block of London Lane was closed for several hours but is now open. (My Fox Chattanooga)
- Signal Mountain Blvd. was temporarily shut down on Saturday due to several small brush fires and one large one. No homes or structures were impacted. as of today, all of the lanes on Signal Mountain Blvd. are open. (My Fox Chattanooga)
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Today in Chattanooga:
- Chattanooga Organized for Action – City of Chattanooga (6:00 PM)
- Talkin’ Tackle Fishing Tournament – Hamilton County Education Association (6:00 PM)
From my notebook:
- In-person storytime is back at the Downtown Library! Grownups and kids of all ages are welcome to join in the fun every Tuesday at 11 am There will be books, rhymes, and music & movement! (Chattanooga Public Library)
- go to RockQuest Adventurer and see geology in action, featuring a to-go Growing Crystals Mini Lab Kit activity high atop Lookout Mountain! pick-up to RockQuest Guide that will help you look for clues to many of the geological wonders throughout Rock City. Explore the Enchanted Trail which leads you to view more than 400 varieties of native plants and flowers, see seven states from Lover’s Leap, spot a gnome or two, adventure through massive boulders, tunnels, and bridges – and so much more. This event will last through April 17. (Visit Chattanooga)
- Chattanooga’s annual Riverbend music festival is coming from June 3 to 5featuringheadliners Brothers Osborne, Cage the Elephant, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit! (Downtown Chattanooga Alliance)
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About me: Kayla Harrison is a Writing Arts professor, as well as a freelance writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners. In her free time, you can find her listening to podcasts, writing poetry, and visiting local coffee shops.