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Decatur Homicide Investigation Underway

Decatur Homicide Investigation Underway

Decatur, TN (WDEF) – On Saturday, deputies with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office responded to 290 Warren Lane in Decatur, in regards to a death investigation. Upon arrival, officers found the deceased victim, Michael Joyner, in his residence from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office secured the scene and… ... Continue Reading
Longtime Hamilton County Official Bill Bennett Dies

Longtime Hamilton County Official Bill Bennett Dies

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – Lawmakers are reacting to the passing of a longtime Hamilton County elected official. Bill Bennett died on Friday. He was 82-years-old. Bennett entered public service in 1980, serving as a Hamilton County Commissioner and Assessor of Property for several years. Congressman Chuck Fleschmann is remembering Bennett as a tireless public servant,… ... Continue Reading
Wreaths Across America held at Chattanooga National Cemetery

Wreaths Across America held at Chattanooga National Cemetery

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – Wreaths Across America, an annual holiday ceremony, was held at national cemeteries across the country Saturday to honor fallen veterans. Chilly weather and mud didn’t stop the patriotic from honoring fallen veterans in a holiday wreath-laying ceremony at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Honoring their loved ones laid to rest, one said,… ... Continue Reading
Homicide investigation underway in Dade County

Homicide investigation underway in Dade County

DADE COUNTY, Ga. (WDEF) – Authorities in Dade County are investigating a homicide. Dade County Sgt. Chad Payne said that on Saturday morning at around 12:15 A.M. deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Highway 11 South for a report of a male who had been shot. He said when they arrived deputies found… ... Continue Reading
Lamar Praises Departing Secretary

Lamar Praises Departing Secretary

Maryville, TN (WDEF) – Shortly after President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke would be leaving the administration, Senator Lamar Alexander praised his service. Highlighting how Zinke played a role in working to pass the Restore Our Parks Act, the Tennessee senator says the legislation could do more… ... Continue Reading
Emily’s List of Weekend Activities – December 15, 2018

Emily’s List of Weekend Activities – December 15, 2018

Christmas is around the corner, and you'll get a chance to listen to some of your holiday favorites. The post Emily’s List of Weekend Activities – December 15, 2018 appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Inmate Dies While In Custody, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Investigating

Inmate Dies While In Custody, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Investigating

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an inmate death Friday. Officials say 57 year old David L. Bulloch was having difficulty breathing and was transported to a local hospital. Bulloch was pronounced dead by hospital staff Friday morning around 5 AM.The Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of death.… ... Continue Reading
Two local road projects pushed back, again.

Two local road projects pushed back, again.

RED BANK/ROSSVILLE (WDEF) – Two local road projects have been pushed back, one for a few weeks, the other for months. The city of Red Bank is once again delaying the completion of the Ashland Terrace road project. Crews are working on the crumbling culvert over the creek as the road meets Dayton Boulevard. It… ... Continue Reading
64 year old letter reunited with family of man who wrote it

64 year old letter reunited with family of man who wrote it

DALTON, Ga. (WDEF)- This story has come full circle right here on News 12. Early this week, we told you about a 64 year old Love Letter that was found on the floor of a Dalton Neighborhood Walmart. The grandson of the couple at the center of this story…. says it was our post saying… ... Continue Reading
Animal Shelters offer discount adoptions through midnight

Animal Shelters offer discount adoptions through midnight

McKamey Animal Center and Humane Educational Society team up for annual holiday event tonight. The post Animal Shelters offer discount adoptions through midnight appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Chattanooga Red Wolves pitch practice facility in East Ridge

Chattanooga Red Wolves pitch practice facility in East Ridge

EAST RIDGE, Tennessee (WDEF) – The Chattanooga Red Wolves want to build their practice facility in East Ridge. East Ridge Online reports that the owner of the pro soccer team made his pitch Thursday night to the city council. Bob Martino wants to build a new facility near the current soccer stadium in Camp Jordan… ... Continue Reading
Brainerd-Tyner game canceled tonight after student found with gun on Brainerd campus

Brainerd-Tyner game canceled tonight after student found with gun on Brainerd campus

UPDATE: Police say the charges against the student are Possession of a firearm on school property, Aggravated Assault x 2, Disorderly Conduct, & Reckless Endangerment. _______ CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – A student was taken into custody after a gun was found in his possession at Brainerd High. Tim Hensley says a student was coming to school… ... Continue Reading
Charles Toney’s attorney explains injuries from beating video

Charles Toney’s attorney explains injuries from beating video

The attorney for Charles Toney and the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office have been trading accusations over how badly he was injured when he was arrested two weeks ago. The post Charles Toney’s attorney explains injuries from beating video appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Man who killed woman and her 5 year old dies in prison

Man who killed woman and her 5 year old dies in prison

Prison officials say Ross Anderson committed suicide in prison. The post Man who killed woman and her 5 year old dies in prison appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Police report describes Brainerd High fight

Police report describes Brainerd High fight

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A police report states a fight earlier this week at Brainerd High School was mayhem. Officers say Talaya Parrish and Ebony Russell are the two adults who were involved in the incident on Wednesday. Russell was charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. According to the affidavit, three minors were also apart of… ... Continue Reading
City Hall evacuated over fumes

City Hall evacuated over fumes

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – City hall was evacuated this morning over a possible gas leak. Employees reported smelling a chemical odor around 8 AM. But firefighters found the fumes were not gas, but the chemical styrene instead. A subcontractor sprays styrene to line stormwater pipes underground and the fumes came in through openings under city hall.… ... Continue Reading
Victim of Chattanooga shooting in Stable Condition

Victim of Chattanooga shooting in Stable Condition

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police investigate a shooting Thursday night. It happened around 7:15 on Duncan Avenue. Officers found the 57-year old victim at a house a block away. He had suffered a gunshot wound and is now in stable condition at the hospital. If you have any information on the case, please call the Chattanooga… ... Continue Reading
Bomb threats made at eight locations in Hamilton County

Bomb threats made at eight locations in Hamilton County

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – Soddy Daisy Police said they got a call around 1:24 Thursday afternoon about a bomb threat that came to the Sequoyah Health Center. Authorities said the Chattanooga Bomb Squad was brought in, the center was evacuated and nearby buildings were put on lockdown before eventually getting an “all clear.” “We… ... Continue Reading
Physicians say go back to basics to prevent flu, Educators stress importance of “One Less Sick Day”

Physicians say go back to basics to prevent flu, Educators stress importance of “One Less Sick Day”

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF)- Last year’s flu season has many parents on high alert about this flu season and with good reason. Bradley Hamilton, CHI Memorial Physician’s Assistant says, “We had more deaths from the flu than motor vehicle accidents killing people last year.” Lala Anthony, Actress and Lysol Spokesperson, says “when you look at… ... Continue Reading
Person shot on Chamberlain Avenue in Chattanooga

Person shot on Chamberlain Avenue in Chattanooga

One person is in the hospital after a shooting in Chattanooga on Thursday night. The post Person shot on Chamberlain Avenue in Chattanooga appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading

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