Here’s why a Haitian migrant and his pregnant wife made the monthslong journey to America

For Rolph Louis, a Haitian migrant hoping for a fresh start in New York, the journey to the United States from Chile took nearly two months. Louis told CNN he felt he had little choice but to leave his homeland of Haiti, an island nation that has been rocked by political instability and economic depression.…

More than 50 University of Georgia faculty members announce plans to mandate masks in their classrooms
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Educators at the University of Georgia have announced plans to require masks in their classrooms despite their state university system not mandating mask-wearing, and say they face potential punishment for following through. More than 50 UGA life science faculty members this week sent a letter to university administrators, stating their actions are needed to mitigate…

San Jose State University agrees to pay $1.6M to students who alleged sexual assault by trainer, Justice Department says
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San Jose State University will pay a total of about $1.6 million to some of the female students and student-athletes who alleged they were sexually assaulted or harassed by a campus athletic trainer over more than a decade, the US Department of Justice said Tuesday. The payments are part of a settlement between the university…

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Weather Update: Wednesday’s Forecast – September 22nd, 2021

Weather Update: Wednesday’s Forecast – September 22nd, 2021

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): One More Round of Showers Before the Cold Front Hits! Wednesday Morning: Some more showers and a few quick storms likely to pass through the area. Isolated showers & thundershowers with this final round of rain Wednesday morning, and lows will drop to the upper 60’s. Wednedsay Afternoon: After this cold front…

State of Tennessee vs. Janet Hinds trial begins

State of Tennessee vs. Janet Hinds trial begins

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) – It was a tense day today,  as the trial between the state of Tennessee and Janet Hinds finally got underway. The courtroom was packed, but mostly silent throughout the day as the jury heard opening arguments from both sides and witness accounts of what happened that stormy night. We need to warn…

Can ECMO machines save critical COVID patients?

Can ECMO machines save critical COVID patients?

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – ECMO machines are just one of many tools being used to fight against COVID in hospitals nationwide – and with the delta variant raging, they’re being used more than ever. The only problem is, there isn’t enough manpower in hospitals to use operate them. “Blood is removed from the patient and…

Weather Update: Tuesday’s Forecast – September 21st, 2021

Weather Update: Tuesday’s Forecast – September 21st, 2021

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): The Wet Cycle Continues, But We Do Have Relief In Sight! Very active radar imagery thru Wednesday morning, and then much nicer. There are river flood warnings in effect until late Tuesday mornings, so be careful in these affected areas. The rain will taper off leaving us with only a few spotty…

Weather Update: Saturday’s Forecast – September 18th, 2021

Weather Update: Saturday’s Forecast – September 18th, 2021

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): Wetter Times Are Ahead! Lingering showers will continue through the nighttime. Wet, muggy, with areas of fog overnight. Lows only in the upper 60’s to around 70. Cloudy and wet with showers likely for Sunday and Monday with highs staying in the upper 70’s with lows in the upper 60’s to near…

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What Is Black Fungus?

What Is Black Fungus?

Cases of the infection, known by doctors as mucormycosis, are mounting rapidly in coronavirus patients