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CPD busts 63-year-old with drugs

CPD busts 63-year-old with drugs

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police are reporting a drug bust including 50 lbs of marijuana in Hixson on Friday, June 14th. Officers with the Narcotics Unit arrested Delores Lawrence on possession and resale of drug charges. They confiscated the marijuana along with 23 lbs of THC oil. The discovery was made after investigators stopped… ... Continue Reading
Union vote at Volkswagen Chattanooga fails

Union vote at Volkswagen Chattanooga fails

A vote to unionize the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant has failed. The post Union vote at Volkswagen Chattanooga fails appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Neighbors react to missing bobcat

Neighbors react to missing bobcat

Neighbors are reacting after a nature center's missing bobcat is believed to be in the Lookout Mountain area. The post Neighbors react to missing bobcat appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Family Owned KFC Plans To Rebuild

Family Owned KFC Plans To Rebuild

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- Thurday night multiple fire departments responded to a structure fire at the KFC in Kimball. Witnesses say the fire started around 9 PM Central time in the back of the building. The fire was put out but it reignited around 4 or 5 this morning. When Thomas Fulbright and his family opened… ... Continue Reading
Multi-county chase ends with wreck at Ooltewah exit of I 75

Multi-county chase ends with wreck at Ooltewah exit of I 75

OOLTEWAH, Tennessee (WDEF) – A chase and wreck forced police to shutdown I 75 south during rush hour Friday afternoon. Police tell us that the chase actually started in Loudon, Tennessee. Suspect Theonda Jerome Thorne was spotted in Loudon and chased down I 75 all the way back to Hamilton County. He was wanted here on… ... Continue Reading
U.S. Army celebrates 244th birthday

U.S. Army celebrates 244th birthday

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Today is the 244th birthday of the United States Army. The officer in charge of Army recruiting for the entire Southeast United States was in town for the event. Brigade Commander Col. Mark Olin of the 2nd Recruiting Brigade in Huntsville, Alabama made the trip to Chattanooga today to celebrate the Army’s Birthday.… ... Continue Reading
KFC in Kimball burns Thursday Night

KFC in Kimball burns Thursday Night

Building is a total loss. The post KFC in Kimball burns Thursday Night appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Tennessee Volkswagen plant to finish unionization vote

Tennessee Volkswagen plant to finish unionization vote

We hope to get results later tonight The post Tennessee Volkswagen plant to finish unionization vote appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Large proposed development in East Ridge progresses

Large proposed development in East Ridge progresses

EAST RIDGE, Tenn. (WDEF) – A huge proposed development in East Ridge moves forward. East Ridge City Council members approved unanimously the first of two readings of an ordinance to rezone property by I-75. It’s for a proposed mixed-use development that would include a soccer stadium for the Chattanooga Red Wolves. Mayor Brian Williams said… ... Continue Reading
Plans announced for Chipotle in Chattanooga

Plans announced for Chipotle in Chattanooga

A popular fast food chain is coming to Chattanooga. The post Plans announced for Chipotle in Chattanooga appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Chattanooga nature center believes bobcat escaped from trespassers

Chattanooga nature center believes bobcat escaped from trespassers

The director of a Chattanooga nature center now believes the missing bobcat fought back against the people who took her, and escaped. The post Chattanooga nature center believes bobcat escaped from trespassers appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Tiffany Holbert Disappearance

Tiffany Holbert Disappearance

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- Today marks one year since Tiffany Holbert disappeared. Tiffany went for an evening walk in Dunlap. Dunlap Police say security footage shows her getting into a red car at the Sequatchie Valley Electric Co-op. Officers found the car and the driver in Rhea County, but there have not been any more leads. There… ... Continue Reading
Military tank shuts down I-75

Military tank shuts down I-75

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF)- Traffic is now open after I-75 Southbound was shut down for most of the day Thursday. This happened by exit 27 near Paul Huff Parkway in Cleveland. Tennessee Highway Patrol Sargent Alan Bailey says a wide load trailer was puling a military tank that was traveling southbound. The trailer pulled off the… ... Continue Reading
Deadly fall at Walden’s Ridge Fire Station

Deadly fall at Walden’s Ridge Fire Station

Victim was killed after falling from the roof of the new fire hall under construction The post Deadly fall at Walden’s Ridge Fire Station appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Political figures weigh in on VW election

Political figures weigh in on VW election

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – On the first day of voting Wednesday, Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini joined workers from UAW Local 1853 from Spring Hill outside the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. “I’m here to support the workers and the UAW and their quest to have a voice at Volkswagen,” Mancini said. Mancini said it’s… ... Continue Reading
Agencies work together to combat opioid crisis

Agencies work together to combat opioid crisis

fter recent overdose deaths in Hamilton County, different agencies are coming together to figure out what they can do about the opioid crisis. The post Agencies work together to combat opioid crisis appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
FIRST ON 12: Former Collegedale teacher accused of sexual assault

FIRST ON 12: Former Collegedale teacher accused of sexual assault

COLLEGEDALE, Tenn. (WDEF) — California police arrested Fresno Adventist Academy teacher Christopher Bispham for felony counts of sexual assault. The victims range from ages 10-14, and the accusers say the crimes began in 2013. However, before Bispham moved to California, he taught at A.W. Spalding Elementary School in Collegedale. The 30-year-old graduated from Southern Adventist… ... Continue Reading
Bobcat stolen from Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center

Bobcat stolen from Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center

Someone broke into Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, stole a bobcat and tried to take a bald eagle. The post Bobcat stolen from Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Community Reaction to Unions

Community Reaction to Unions

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- Volkswagen employees and the UAW have been constantly fighting to unionize the plant here in Chattanooga. Chattanooga’s VW plant is the only plant in the world that does not have a union. Union fights are not only happening here, but they are also world wide. Adam Bruce who is from England says,… ... Continue Reading
Residents question traffic issues about Snow Hill Road homes

Residents question traffic issues about Snow Hill Road homes

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Hamilton County commission got an earful this morning about a proposed housing development in the Ooltewah area. The developer is proposing building around 450 homes on Snow Hill Road. He says they will fill the need for new Volkswagen employees. But neighbors like Melissa Cain are worried about the traffic strain those… ... Continue Reading

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