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New effort takes holistic approach in reducing violence

New effort takes holistic approach in reducing violence

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) –  “When you have African-American men who are dying of gun violence at a disproportionate rate, that is a public health crisis and we are not looking at it as a public health crisis,” Clark said. Clark is the Founder and Executive Director a new non-profit, the Chattanooga Urban Policy Institute. It’s… ... Continue Reading
I-24 Vehicle fire backs up traffic

I-24 Vehicle fire backs up traffic

A vehicle fire on Interstate 24 Eastbound in Chattanooga backed up traffic on the interstate. The post I-24 Vehicle fire backs up traffic appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Abraham Lincoln arrested after bank robbery call in Collegedale

Abraham Lincoln arrested after bank robbery call in Collegedale

Police say he passed a teller a note saying she was being robbed and to call the police. The post Abraham Lincoln arrested after bank robbery call in Collegedale appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
McMinn jury finds Joseph Wielzen guilty of murder and rape

McMinn jury finds Joseph Wielzen guilty of murder and rape

ETOWAH, Tennessee (WDEF) – A jury finds Joseph Wielzen guilty of murder of a woman in McMinn County two years ago. He was charged with raping and killing Kelsey Burnette and dumping her body in a trash can in Etowah. The body was found three days after she was reported missing. The sentencing will be… ... Continue Reading
SPECIAL REPORT: Distracted Parenting

SPECIAL REPORT: Distracted Parenting

"a parent is so focused on their electronic device... that they kinda ignore their child" The post SPECIAL REPORT: Distracted Parenting appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Chattanooga Police set up next round of Public Safety Cameras

Chattanooga Police set up next round of Public Safety Cameras

That brings the total to 37 cameras around the city. The post Chattanooga Police set up next round of Public Safety Cameras appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
No break so far in Nickajack Lake search

No break so far in Nickajack Lake search

JASPER, Tennessee (WDEF) – Several Agencies have wrapped up a two day search in Nickajack Lake. Investigators received a tip of two bodies or evidence of the bodies inside the lake. 12th Judicial District Attorney Mike Taylor says they were searching for the bodies of Matthew Henry and Wesley Ridge. This is video from when… ... Continue Reading
Organization delivers 600th bed to child in need

Organization delivers 600th bed to child in need

A Tennessee Valley organization, that wants to make sure every child has a comfortable place to sleep, reached a milestone. The post Organization delivers 600th bed to child in need appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Hamilton County Commissioners React to Teacher’s Pay Issue

Hamilton County Commissioners React to Teacher’s Pay Issue

"Who doesn't want the teachers to get a pay increase? We all did." The post Hamilton County Commissioners React to Teacher’s Pay Issue appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Three suspects face charges in Hixson homicide

Three suspects face charges in Hixson homicide

Three suspects are charged in connection to a deadly shooting of a teenager in Hixson. The post Three suspects face charges in Hixson homicide appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Chattanooga community honors brain cancer victim

Chattanooga community honors brain cancer victim

The Chattanooga community is honoring a young woman who died of brain cancer. The post Chattanooga community honors brain cancer victim appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Community members learn about All4Knox

Community members learn about All4Knox

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – Opioids aren’t the only substances misused, but they are still a major problem. “Alcohol is really still the leading problem, but what we are seeing creating the most urgency is, are the opioids due to the overdose deaths,” Knox County Health Department Substance Misuse Response Coordinator Amy Dolinky said. That’s… ... Continue Reading
Fire destroys vacant home in Sale Creek

Fire destroys vacant home in Sale Creek

A fire destroyed a home in Sale Creek Tuesday night. The post Fire destroys vacant home in Sale Creek appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Asst. Sec. of Education Frank Brogan visits Hamilton County schools

Asst. Sec. of Education Frank Brogan visits Hamilton County schools

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The US Assistant Secretary of Education visits Hamilton County Schools that are rethinking how they teach students. Frank Brogan wanted to tour schools that are doing things differently than the traditional education model. On Tuesday morning, he started at Tyner Academy. He visited their three Future Ready Institutes. The program prepares students… ... Continue Reading
Special Report: How to protect your money from fraud during the holidays

Special Report: How to protect your money from fraud during the holidays

because of increased spending, fraud cases can go up during the holiday season. The post Special Report: How to protect your money from fraud during the holidays appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
The Grateful Gobbler Walk, The Maclellan Shelter, and a Thankful Family

The Grateful Gobbler Walk, The Maclellan Shelter, and a Thankful Family

For the past 20 years, the Grateful Gobbler Walk has been a Thanksgiving tradition in the Hamilton County Community. The post The Grateful Gobbler Walk, The Maclellan Shelter, and a Thankful Family appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Grateful Gobbler T-Shirt Pick Up Begins this Saturday

Grateful Gobbler T-Shirt Pick Up Begins this Saturday

This year the planning committee of the Grateful Gobbler Walk is offering three days for registrants to pick up their event day t-shirts for Chattanooga’s long time Thanksgiving tradition. The post Grateful Gobbler T-Shirt Pick Up Begins this Saturday appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Golden Apple: Emily Wheeler

Golden Apple: Emily Wheeler

A Thrasher Elementary school educator loves teaching, and loves children. Her dedication has earned her this week's Golden Apple Award. The post Golden Apple: Emily Wheeler appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
15 year old charged with September homicide

15 year old charged with September homicide

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police arrest a teenager for a September homicide. 40-year-old Marshon Langford was killed. The 15-year-old boy faces several charges including, Criminal Homicide, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon while in the Commission of a Felony, and Reckless Endangerment. He is currently in custody in Walker County. According to… ... Continue Reading
Officers from 7 agencies hunt down suspect on Alabama/Georgia line

Officers from 7 agencies hunt down suspect on Alabama/Georgia line

"The Northern part of our county can sleep more peacefully knowing he's in custody."  The post Officers from 7 agencies hunt down suspect on Alabama/Georgia line appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading

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