published Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Top 5 things to know in the Chattanooga area today (with video)

1) MANHUNT OVER FOR SUSPECT IN CLEVELAND POLICE CAR THEFT

After searching several locations Wednesday night, Charles James Masengale and another person were arrested early this morning at a home in Cleveland.

2) MIDWINTER WARMUP: HIGHS IN THE 70s EXPECTED

Dig the flip-flops out from under the boots and galoshes. Chattanooga is about to get a weekend of spring right in the middle of winter.

Today, temperatures will be near 67, and on Friday the mercury will hover closer to 70.

3) LAKE WINNIE BREAKS GROUND ON SOAKYA WATER PARK

Get ready for SoakYa. That's the name Lake Winnepesaukah officials have given their new Rossville water park, which is scheduled to open in early May. A handful of state and local officials broke ground Wednesday as construction equipment roared to life around them in the morning drizzle.

4) MAN WHO HANDCUFFED HIMSELF TO GIRL HE LIKED GETS 4 YEARS IN PRISON

Jason Earl Dean was so obsessed with a then-18-year-old female co-worker at the Taco Bell in Ringgold, Ga., that he waited for her shift to end the night of Aug. 8, 2011, and handcuffed himself to her wrist.

5) REALITY TV EPISODE ON McKAMEY ANIMAL CENTER AIRS TONIGHT

The Lifetime Network will begin airing the "Designing Spaces" episodes it shot here focusing on the McKamey Animal Center tonight at 7:30.

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