Attorneys for Jeffrey Epstein’s prison guards point the blame at the system

Attorneys for the two prison guards charged Tuesday in relation to Jeffrey Epstein’s death have sought to shift blame from their clients to broader problems with the prison. Jason E. Foy, an attorney for prison guard Tova Noel, released a statement Wednesday that did not directly challenge the indictment’s allegations that Noel and Michael Thomas…

A teacher is raising a former student with Down syndrome after his mom died of cancer

A Massachusetts teacher and her family are making sure that one of her former students has a loving home after his mom died from breast cancer. Jake Manning, 14, has Down syndrome and met Kerry Bremer four years ago when she was his special education teacher. Bremer said that Jake was a “dynamic” boy and…

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vázquez hit with more charges in alleged sex assault case

Felipe Vázquez, the Pittsburgh Pirates closer facing allegations of statutory sexual assault and other crimes, was hit with 21 additional charges Tuesday, according to the district attorney’s office in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The All-Star pitcher is now facing 10 additional counts of unlawful contact with a minor, 10 child pornography counts and one additional count…

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New effort takes holistic approach in reducing violence

New effort takes holistic approach in reducing violence

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) –  “When you have African-American men who are dying of gun violence at a disproportionate rate, that is a public health crisis and we are not looking at it as a public health crisis,” Clark said. Clark is the Founder and Executive Director a new non-profit, the Chattanooga Urban Policy Institute. It’s…

I-24 Vehicle fire backs up traffic

I-24 Vehicle fire backs up traffic

A vehicle fire on Interstate 24 Eastbound in Chattanooga backed up traffic on the interstate. The post I-24 Vehicle fire backs up traffic appeared first on WDEF.

McMinn jury finds Joseph Wielzen guilty of murder and rape

McMinn jury finds Joseph Wielzen guilty of murder and rape

ETOWAH, Tennessee (WDEF) – A jury finds Joseph Wielzen guilty of murder of a woman in McMinn County two years ago. He was charged with raping and killing Kelsey Burnette and dumping her body in a trash can in Etowah. The body was found three days after she was reported missing. The sentencing will be…

SPECIAL REPORT: Distracted Parenting

SPECIAL REPORT: Distracted Parenting

“a parent is so focused on their electronic device… that they kinda ignore their child” The post SPECIAL REPORT: Distracted Parenting appeared first on WDEF.

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2018 High School Football Review: Week 1 (AUDIO)

2018 High School Football Review: Week 1 (AUDIO)

It was a wild night in the Tennessee Valley. Storms raged as teams tried to complete their Week 1 games. Join Cowboy and Coca-Cola Red Zone Sideline Reporter Jeff Cate as they discuss the wet and wild action of Week 1 High School Football.

WATCH: Superbowl Commercial Favorites

WATCH: Superbowl Commercial Favorites

Check out some of our favorite Superbowl commercials! Amazon, “Alexa Loses Her Voice” (BTW, you can listen to WGOW-FM on Alexa by saying, “Alexa, enable the Talk One Oh Two Point Three skill!” and to WGOW-AM by saying, “Alexa, enable the News W-G-O-W skill!”) NFL, “Touchdown Celebrations to Come” Budweiser, “Stand By You” Doritos, “DORITOS BLAZE…

Did you miss that pink sky?

Did you miss that pink sky?

On Monday, there was a proliferation of “pink sky” shots sent in by listeners.  Followed by obligatory, condescending “explanation of phenomenon” by meteorologists.  Best example I’ve ever seen…lasted 5 mins, or so at Henson’s Gap/Lewis Chapel Mtn., overlooking Dunlap, Tn.  Launch ramp of “Tennessee TreeToppers” hanggliding club.  

Bill B Blog 08.24.17

Bill B Blog 08.24.17

I boycotted the NFL for 2 years.   And I had a good reason….not faux-outrage from the right nor the left. But I digress. I hear the calls for protests…for boycotts of the NFL over Colin Kaepernick’s not being signed by any NFL team as quarterback.  They say it’s because of the former 49’ers QB’s…