Aurora gunman opened fire on his coworkers as soon as he lost his job

Illinois gunman Gary Martin brought a pistol to his termination meeting at the sprawling Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora. When he found out he’d been fired Friday, he started killing the people in the room, authorities said. After fatally shooting several people in the room at the manufacturing business he’d worked for 15 years, he…

Authorities catch 2 men who escaped from Mississippi jail

Two men who escaped from a jail in Mississippi have been taken into custody, authorities said Saturday. The inmates, Carlos Sibley, 26, and Donaven Harris, 29, were captured in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, according to the Hattiesburg Police Department. The two escaped from the Forrest County Jail on Friday night, police said Sibley recently pleaded guilty to…

Acting US defense secretary will review programs to cut for wall funding

Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said, beginning Sunday, he will start studying which projects military money may come from to shift funds toward a border wall following President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration. Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to secure federal funds to build a wall on the southern border, bypassing Congress…

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Dalton Professor remembers friend killed in Parkland school shooting

Dalton Professor remembers friend killed in Parkland school shooting

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – 17 people each held a picture of one of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims at Miller Park in Chattanooga Saturday morning. “He was the youngest of three children and loved video games and his dog,” student Seo Yoon Yang said about one of the victims. The community came…

Area Payless stores to start liquidation sales Sunday

Area Payless stores to start liquidation sales Sunday

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Area Payless ShoeSource store workers say liquidation sales will start on Sunday. The company is reportedly planning to close over 2,000 stores. According to their website, There are three Payless stores in Chattanooga, one at Northgate Mall, Brainerd Market Center, and on Gunbarrel Road. There is also one at Walnut Square…

Walker firefighters will install your smoke alarm

Walker firefighters will install your smoke alarm

LAFAYETTE, Georgia (WDEF) – Walker County is making the proper installation of smoke alarms its number one priority for 2019. Residents of the County can call the Fire department and request installation, and the firefighters will bring a smoke detector to your home, and install it. They will also help residents identify potential fire hazards, and…

Woman charged with arson in afternoon house fire

Woman charged with arson in afternoon house fire

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga investigators charge a woman with arson shortly after a fire this afternoon in the Rossville Boulevard area. Firefighters were called to a fire just after 3 PM. They followed a huge plume of smoke to the scene, then found flames shooting out of both ends of the house. Crews tried to…

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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…