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Good afternoon.

I'm kay blevins thanks for joining us.

Tennessee governor bill lee is visiting the tennessee valley this afternoon..

He is at gestamp.... he's there to learn about the company and its apprenticeship programs..and the talent development here in southeast tennessee.

Local ceos, gov.

Lee and labor commissioner jeff mccord will hold a briefing before the visit ends around 1pm.

We are there to talk to the governor, but gestamp..which is on hickory valley rd...will not allow any cameras inside the manufacturing facility.

We will have much more on this story coming up tonight at 6.

Epb fiber optics has tripled its most popular internet speed at no additional cost.

That was the big "at happy day" announcement this morning on the epb website.

Can upgrade to the gig for $10 more per month.

Chip chapman >> chattanooga trailer rental area in the real now with the you know all your .

We thrive on this is a lot of waiting we've been talking about super bowl since the december long before the players hit the field for the game.

John hall in team at this domino's pizza during upper competition of the room.

I challenge all my managers and teams who can make the best we love the carpet hour at the prep work for the super bowl starts this location and free new york.

These are all the boxes nationwide.

Domino says it'll make 2 million pies and 4 million chicken wing that's about 40% more than a normal sunday and what is it about mom really respite your skills right now.

It's like you're having a great time.

Sorry to technical difficulties.

We will get 90s and there's upcoming minimum in the first super bowl super fayette no matter who wins the super bowl party will be a win for the food and beverage industry.

Let's take a look at why ... we thrive on this is a lot of planning.

We did talk about super bowl since the december long before the players hit the field for the game.

John holland's team at this domino's pizza during upper competion of the room.

I challenge all my managers and teams could make the pizza the fastest we love the competition.

This is our at that.

The prep work for the super bowl starts this location and free new york.

These are all the boxes nationwide.

Domino says it'll make 2 million pies and 4 million chicken wing that's about 40% more than a normal sunday and what is it about that and wing, particularly that just you just have to have a i think it just did this in america that we love pizza.

We love wings.

We love watching tv.

That tradition also includes snacks americans buy enough tortilla chips for game day to stretch across the us to a half times last year football fan shelled out $38 million for tips including guacamole that adds up to about 270 million avocados enough to fill a foot of field and zone to end zone piled 50 feet high.

Many wash it down with a cold one, spending about 1.3 $1.3 billion on year it's ratio.

Gordon's third super bowl we'll fight for like 20 feet in one hour and i lineup.

Gordon and his teammates are hoping to beat last year sales when they made 700 hop pizzas during the big game.

Kenneth greg cbs news freeport, new york ... time and are able to recommend best of all, continues and confirms that it can be shorter officials.

They are getting better at best this thursday afternoon.

They revealed that keith urban will be headling the event to share in the festival will no longer be a days, it will only be for it will be shorter but i think the festival will be better ... overspend or spend more money on four days than we did on a dayswrong with being tennessee valley's family reunion in the past it was great it was good for us but this will be even better."

"we've looked at some other festivals and i think this is the direction we need to go in.

I've been here about 35 years.

So i've seen a lot of changes, but this is one of the better ones so far i think.

This is a huge annoucement for us."


The festival will run from may 29- th to june 1-st.

The lineup is expected to be revealed in mid february.

Still to come here on wdef news 12 at noon... chip says expect temperatures in the 60's next week in the storm team 12 seven day forecast.

And later... do you know the difference between a real or fake super bowl ticket??

We will tell you right after the break in this afternoon's moneywatch report.... but first, let's look at today's cleveland daily banner.

The paper reports... the cleveland board of education has approved a plan which could allow rising fifth-graders and their siblings to stay at their current schools after the district completes its current rezoning process.

For more on these stories, check out right now forecast a chattanooga man has been arrested and charged with on the epb fiberoptics weather center 54 today.

Mid-30s tonight, beginning tomorrow.

It is 60 and above all the way until the tail end of next week.


Thank you so much temple attended a man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in january 29 shooting of two people on west main ct.

28-year-old robert morris shard with two counts of attempted 1st0 murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony.

Two people were shot.

One victim is in critical condition.

The others injuries are considered non-life-threatening or was arrested yesterday by chattanooga police and remained in jail.

The monroe county sheriff's office as a teen who has been missing for more than two weeks has been found alive and nathan wisconsin14 year old savannah leigh pruitt disappeared from her madisonville, tennessee home on january 13th.

According to wvlt, sheriff tommy jones says the investigation is still ongoing.

However, they say it has been confirmed that savannah's adopted father, randall pruitt, was arrested yesterday on a rape charge involving his missing daughter.

Additional charges involving multiple people could also be coming.

The kennedy family of signal mountain was on vacation when someone took more than 8- thousand dollars worth of merchandise from their home.

Signal mountain police spotted a jeep parked on the lawn at a nearby home and searched it.

They found the household items including jewelry, laptiops and some things thatg were not in the home, like chrystal meth and weapons.

27-year-old blake peoples was the driver and he was arrested and charged with the theft.

Signal mountain police say its one of the largest theft cases they have seen lately.

The stolen property has been returned to its owner.

Up next in medical news... heart disease is the number one killer in woman.... how do you know the difference between a real super bowl ticket and fake one?

We have the answer..

Plus... some football fans are buying big screen tv's for the superbowl- then returning them.

Here is your moneywatch report... the job market is front and center this morning with the government just releasing the latest numbers.

According to the labor department the economy grew by 304-thousand jobs in january.

That was much better than expected.

And the nation's jobless rate rose to 4 percent, due in part to the recent government shutdown.

Primed for is reporting record-breaking holiday sales and earnings.

The e- commerce giant raked in $3- billion dollars in profit during the fourth quarter.

This is the second consecutive holiday quarter amazon beat estimates.

A warning if you're still looking for a ticket to the big game-- 13 people have been indicted for trafficking fake super bowl tickets.

They're accused of distributing tickets to a network of people who would advertise and sell them.

The nfl says real super bowl tickets contain security labeling and special ink that fades when heat is applied.

And some football fans are buying big screen tv's for the superbowl- then returning them.

Mobile liquidation company b-stock says tv returns have surged between january and march every year for the past three years.

It's a delicate balance for retailers...while the buy, watch, return trend can be costly, flexible return policies help lure customers.

And that's your cbs moneywatch report.

For more head to cbs

At the new york stock exchange, i'm diane king hall.

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