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Group hopes to battle litter through bottle bill proposal

Group hopes to battle litter through bottle bill proposal

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – It’s not an unusual occurrence to see bottles and cans on the side of the road. It’s trash, and though you can get fined, littering to some is still a problem. “I think it’s getting worse. I’ve seen it in a number of places.,” Jim Watson said. Watson is a… ... Continue Reading
Emily’s List of Weekday Activities – August 22, 2018

Emily’s List of Weekday Activities – August 22, 2018

The Tennessee Aquarium is hosting a (throw)back-to-school party. The post Emily’s List of Weekday Activities – August 22, 2018 appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Howard Summer Graduation

Howard Summer Graduation

Some students who graduated from high school during the summer got recognized at the Howard School. The post Howard Summer Graduation appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Hixson High student killed over the weekend

Hixson High student killed over the weekend

Michael David McElrath charged with Criminal Homicide. The post Hixson High student killed over the weekend appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Can you identify the suspect with the stolen ATM cards?

Can you identify the suspect with the stolen ATM cards?

The looks are different, but police say it's the same man. The post Can you identify the suspect with the stolen ATM cards? appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Bredesen campaign accepts Chattanooga debate invitation

Bredesen campaign accepts Chattanooga debate invitation

Blackburn still considering the offer. The post Bredesen campaign accepts Chattanooga debate invitation appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Health Dept. calls on medical reserves to battle Hepatitis A outbreak

Health Dept. calls on medical reserves to battle Hepatitis A outbreak

15 cases here since May The post Health Dept. calls on medical reserves to battle Hepatitis A outbreak appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Dade County teen honored for helping save Major Tommy Bradford’s life

Dade County teen honored for helping save Major Tommy Bradford’s life

DADE COUNTY, Georgia (WDEF) – A Dade County teen was honored this morning at Piney Grove Baptist for his role in helping save Major Tommy Bradford’s life. His mother says she’s in awe of her son, but also Major Bradford during this difficult time. Amanda Delay Murray says, “Both of them were just as calm… ... Continue Reading
Mocs football meets with fans at Chattanooga Market

Mocs football meets with fans at Chattanooga Market

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — The countdown is now at 11 days until the Mocs officially kick off their 2018 season. Sunday, the entire team greeted fans and signed autographs at the First Tennessee Pavilion during the Sunday market. Still no answer from Coach Tom Arth on who the starting quarterback will be. But he says the… ... Continue Reading
Thousands receive screenings at 16th Annual Minority Health Fair

Thousands receive screenings at 16th Annual Minority Health Fair

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Thousands received health screenings on Saturday at the 16th annual Minority Health Fair. Organizers say the focus of the event is to know your numbers. More than 60 UTC nursing students along with other organizations helped thousands do just that. For 16 years, the Minority Health Fair has been providing the… ... Continue Reading
Tunnel Hill Officer’s Wife needs a kidney, volunteers asked to come forward and get tested

Tunnel Hill Officer’s Wife needs a kidney, volunteers asked to come forward and get tested

TUNNEL HILL, Georgia (WDEF)- The Tunnel Hill police department is asking for a little help, this time it’s not for an investigaion… One of their officer’s wives is in need of a kidney transplant. They posted this picture to Facebook saying that Mrs. Chambers is a bright, outgoing, positive person who keeps her faith even… ... Continue Reading
Shooting on Murray Lake Lane

Shooting on Murray Lake Lane

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – In the early morning hours on Saturday, the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a person shot on the 4700 block of Murray Lake Lane. Upon arrival, officers were able to locate Gary Douglas, 25, who was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Investigators were able to determine that the suspect,… ... Continue Reading
Community honors Bryson Scott with softball tournament

Community honors Bryson Scott with softball tournament

MIDDLE VALLEY, Tenn. (WDEF) —  Members of the Soddy Daisy community held a slow pitch softball tournament to benefit the family of Bryson Scott. Scott died August 9 after an ATV crash the weekend before. The rising Soddy Daisy freshman loved baseball, so his friends and family honored him today with some bat sport play.… ... Continue Reading
Man drowns at Mac Point swimming area

Man drowns at Mac Point swimming area

POLK COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) - An Atlanta man is dead after drowning in Polk County. The post Man drowns at Mac Point swimming area appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
New Details in Cotter Road Shooting

New Details in Cotter Road Shooting

Hamilton County, TN (WDEF) – Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office detectives are releasing new details regarding last night’s shooting on Cotter Road. Detectives have identified Michael David McElrath, 46, as the suspect in the murder of his 15-year-old son. According to the arrest affidavit, when deputies were dispatched about a call was made concerning a male… ... Continue Reading
Howard blanks Brainerd, 18-0

Howard blanks Brainerd, 18-0

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Howard and Brainerd elect to finish the first game of the season Saturday afternoon. Howard scores a touchdown and two safeties to come away with the 18-0 win. The post Howard blanks Brainerd, 18-0 appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Drowning at Big Soddy Gulf under investigation

Drowning at Big Soddy Gulf under investigation

SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. (WDEF) - Soddy-Daisy Police is investigating a drowning at Big Soddy Gulf. The post Drowning at Big Soddy Gulf under investigation appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Celebrity Basketball Game held to raise money for Tyner, encourage mentorship for athletes

Celebrity Basketball Game held to raise money for Tyner, encourage mentorship for athletes

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Streetball Showdown hosted their first annual Charity Celebrity Basketball game at Tyner Academy Saturday. Former And 1’s Shut Down Kings faced off against The Chattanooga All-Stars. While the main event was the game, there was live entertainment and giveaways. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to honor… ... Continue Reading
Small sinkhole in front of Highway 153 business, Chattanooga Fire says

Small sinkhole in front of Highway 153 business, Chattanooga Fire says

The Chattanooga Fire Department says as relatively small sinkhole opened up in front of a business on Highway 153 The post Small sinkhole in front of Highway 153 business, Chattanooga Fire says appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
No Injuries in Residential Wall Collapse

No Injuries in Residential Wall Collapse

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – On Saturday morning, Chattanooga firefighters responded to a call on a structural collapse at 307 Bradford Place Drive. Upon arrival, fire crews observed a large hole on one side of the house, where an exterior wall had collapsed into the basement. After a thorough search, it was determined the Bradford Place… ... Continue Reading

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