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Weightlifter Looks Back on 40-plus Years of Competition

Weightlifter Looks Back on 40-plus Years of Competition

At the age of 71, Mike Cross of Ooltewah looks back upon a career in lifting weights. It includes 8 national titles, 140 First Place Awards and a world record from 1994 that still stands. The post Weightlifter Looks Back on 40-plus Years of Competition appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
VW Academy prepares for electric vehicle production at Chattanooga plant

VW Academy prepares for electric vehicle production at Chattanooga plant

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) -The Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga is gearing up to build electric cars. They’re preparing with training. There was an open house Thursday for the Volkswagen Academy programs they have for high school and college students. At the event, the media got a look at an MEB Academy showroom. Last month, it was… ... Continue Reading
FreightWaves revolutionizing trucking, bringing new jobs to Chattanooga

FreightWaves revolutionizing trucking, bringing new jobs to Chattanooga

The new program will allow trucking and logistics companies to trade freight moving costs The post FreightWaves revolutionizing trucking, bringing new jobs to Chattanooga appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Tennessee bill in honor of Dustin Ledford targets repeat DUI offenders

Tennessee bill in honor of Dustin Ledford targets repeat DUI offenders

A bill recently introduced would have stricter penalties for repeat DUI offenders in Tennessee. The post Tennessee bill in honor of Dustin Ledford targets repeat DUI offenders appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Mudslide closes part of Dug Gap Road near Dalton

Mudslide closes part of Dug Gap Road near Dalton

May not be cleared until Friday. The post Mudslide closes part of Dug Gap Road near Dalton appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Walker County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief helps two in swift water rescue

Walker County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief helps two in swift water rescue

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Walker County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Eric Ashburn helped get two guys safely to the other side of a full Armuchee Creek Wednesday morning. “When I’ve been out there in the past, it’s no more than 10 to 12 inches and when we were out there today we were, you… ... Continue Reading
3 people stranded in mud on Fredonia Mountain rescued

3 people stranded in mud on Fredonia Mountain rescued

DUNLAP, Tennessee (WDEF) – A wrong turn on Fredonia Mountain left three people with a long, miserable day in the mud on Tuesday. Three generations of the Tapley family took their 4-wheel-drive Chevy Trailblazer to look at some property for sale on Fredonia Mountain. You can read the full account with photos in the Dunlap… ... Continue Reading
Are you feeling Seasonal Affective Disorder from all the rain?

Are you feeling Seasonal Affective Disorder from all the rain?

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – If you’re struggling a bit to get through these cloudy, rainy winter days…you’re not alone. The official name for your wintertime blues is: “seasonal affective disorder”, and it can touch young and old. News 12’s Ashley Henderson found some people to talk about that today. KAYLEE NIX, NEWS 12 METEOROLOGIST: “Like you can… ... Continue Reading
Parents angry over officials’ response to Red Bank student found with gun

Parents angry over officials’ response to Red Bank student found with gun

RED BANK, Tenn. (WDEF) — Many Red Bank High School parents picked up their children in the middle of the day Wednesday after a student was found with a gun. Dr. Jimmy Turner says he was scared when he received texts from both his sons saying that Red Bank was in a soft lockdown. Their… ... Continue Reading
Dalton fire evacuate around propane tank after lightning strike

Dalton fire evacuate around propane tank after lightning strike

The flame isn't an immediate threat of a larger fire. The post Dalton fire evacuate around propane tank after lightning strike appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
NEW: Cadets come forward accusing Chattanooga Police officer of Sexual Harassment

NEW: Cadets come forward accusing Chattanooga Police officer of Sexual Harassment

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) –  Cadets come forward accusing Chattanooga Police officer and police academy instructor of Sexual Harassment. Officer Ricky Ballard was been suspended on February 1st without pay. Officials say Officer Ballard’s suspension is a result of the disposition reached after an administrative investigation and disciplinary review hearing. The investigative report says that the sexual harassment… ... Continue Reading
Dalton Police charge Morgan Kinder in animal cruelty investigation

Dalton Police charge Morgan Kinder in animal cruelty investigation

Morgan Kinder faces six counts of aggravated cruelty and 16 counts of cruelty to animals. The post Dalton Police charge Morgan Kinder in animal cruelty investigation appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Grand Jury: Justin Whaley “unlawfully and recklessly” killed James Brumlow in 2018 crash

Grand Jury: Justin Whaley “unlawfully and recklessly” killed James Brumlow in 2018 crash

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – Justin Whaley has been indicted by a grand jury in the 2018 crash that killed James Brumlow. Whaley is accused of driving drunk and going the wrong way down Highway 111 July 3rd. Whaley’s full list of charges includes speeding, failure to yield right-of-way, failure to maintain lane, driving under the influence,… ... Continue Reading
Stranded hikers rescued in the Armuchee Valley

Stranded hikers rescued in the Armuchee Valley

VILLANOW, Georgia (WDEF) – First Responders in Walker County rescued two men who were trapped by rising water this morning. It happened in the Armuchee Valley south of Villanow around 8:30 AM. The two men went hiking on Tuesday with the plan of getting home Tuesday evening. But when they returned to the creek they… ... Continue Reading
Increased police presence at Red Bank High after weapon found on student

Increased police presence at Red Bank High after weapon found on student

UPDATE: RED BANK, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says that a student was arrested and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center. The student is charged with Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds and Theft/Possession of Stolen Property. Previous Story: Hamilton County School officials say a student at Red Bank High School… ... Continue Reading
Mudslide at Dade County gas station sends trees into power lines

Mudslide at Dade County gas station sends trees into power lines

DADE COUNTY, Ga. (WDEF) – The Dade Counry Sheriff’s Office confirms that a gas station was closed after portions of their parking lot slid down a hill. This Mapco is on 299 off the I-24 Wildwood Exit in GA. Officials say it happened Tuesday. A resident says that a sink hole formed roughly two weeks… ... Continue Reading
Passenger on diverted flight describes lightning strike to plane

Passenger on diverted flight describes lightning strike to plane

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – A stop at the Chattanooga Airport was not originally on Russell Baumgard’s flight plan from Milwaukee to Atlanta and then New Orleans Tuesday. But that changed when Delta flight 2050 didn’t land, and was diverted to Chattanooga. “The weather around Atlanta was terrible according to what they told us and we… ... Continue Reading
Tennessee Aquarium: building a home for the new Tree Monitor

Tennessee Aquarium: building a home for the new Tree Monitor

Watch a time lapse of crews building the home for a new Tree Monitor The post Tennessee Aquarium: building a home for the new Tree Monitor appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
GA Legislator proposes bill that forces insurers to lower costs of pain management alternatives

GA Legislator proposes bill that forces insurers to lower costs of pain management alternatives

GEORGIA (WDEF)- Thousands died after overdosing on opioids this last year, bringing health officials to call it the leading cause of death in Tennessee for 20-18. Dr. Josh Paxton says, “we have to get our lawmakers to give this a top priority. 134 deaths a day. If there was a car seat or a recall on… ... Continue Reading
EMA plans for the worst and hopes for the best weather

EMA plans for the worst and hopes for the best weather

As the cold rain showers move through the area, the major players from all over the Tri-State region met in the Emergency Operations Center. News 12’s Ashley Henderson was there to learn about how emergency responders are planning to deal with potential flooding or wind damage. Because the ground is already saturated, and streams and… ... Continue Reading

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