Mormon leaders ask church members to wear face masks in public to defend against coronavirus

Mormon church leaders are imploring followers to wear masks in public to defend against the coronavirus as temples reopen and church activities resume. The Utah Area Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which consists of local leaders who preside over the church’s activities in the region, asked church members in an…

Disappearing day care slots are hitting parents trying to get back to work

Parents with jobs know they have dodged one bullet of the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic — they still have paychecks coming in, unlike 40 million unemployed Americans. But with schools and day cares closed, they’re having to cut or change shifts to look after children while still getting the work done. Eve Johnston,…

Berkeley, California, may become one of the first cities in the US to remove police from traffic stops. It’s an effort to reduce racial profiling in policing, city officials say. Members of Berkeley City Council will vote on the proposal this week. Titled “BerkDOT: Reimaging Transportation for a Racially Just Future,” the proposal would see…

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Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks tests positive for Covid-19

Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks tests positive for Covid-19

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) – Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Brooks is currently undergoing treatment for COVID-19 and double pneumonia in Tennova-Cleveland’s medical intensive care unit. The mayor told the Cleveland Daily Banner everyone should wear masks in public. He’s been in the hospital since last week. The post…

Weather Update: Tuesday Night’s Forecast – July 7th, 2020

Weather Update: Tuesday Night’s Forecast – July 7th, 2020

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): Starting To Lock Into A Typical Summer Weather   Pattern, And The “Dog Days” Of Summer Are Back! Tonight: Any showers will diminish by midnight, otherwise warm and humid.  Some patchy fog late with lows 70-72. Tomorrow: Hot and humid again for Wednesday, and again you can expect highs around 91, a bit…

Masks in School

Masks in School

Hamilton County school leaders are encouraging students of all ages to wear mask this school year. The post Masks in School appeared first on WDEF.

New Covid-19 death in Hamilton County

New Covid-19 death in Hamilton County

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Hamilton County Health Department reports another death from Covid-19 on Tuesday. That makes a total of 36 fatalities of Hamilton County residents. And we have seen six deaths in the last week. The number of ICU cases in local hospitals also hit 20 on Tuesday, which is the second highest during…

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2018 High School Football Review: Week 1 (AUDIO)

2018 High School Football Review: Week 1 (AUDIO)

It was a wild night in the Tennessee Valley. Storms raged as teams tried to complete their Week 1 games. Join Cowboy and Coca-Cola Red Zone Sideline Reporter Jeff Cate as they discuss the wet and wild action of Week 1 High School Football.

WATCH: Superbowl Commercial Favorites

WATCH: Superbowl Commercial Favorites

Check out some of our favorite Superbowl commercials! Amazon, “Alexa Loses Her Voice” (BTW, you can listen to WGOW-FM on Alexa by saying, “Alexa, enable the Talk One Oh Two Point Three skill!” and to WGOW-AM by saying, “Alexa, enable the News W-G-O-W skill!”) NFL, “Touchdown Celebrations to Come” Budweiser, “Stand By You” Doritos, “DORITOS BLAZE…

Did you miss that pink sky?

Did you miss that pink sky?

On Monday, there was a proliferation of “pink sky” shots sent in by listeners.  Followed by obligatory, condescending “explanation of phenomenon” by meteorologists.  Best example I’ve ever seen…lasted 5 mins, or so at Henson’s Gap/Lewis Chapel Mtn., overlooking Dunlap, Tn.  Launch ramp of “Tennessee TreeToppers” hanggliding club.  

Bill B Blog 08.24.17

Bill B Blog 08.24.17

I boycotted the NFL for 2 years.   And I had a good reason….not faux-outrage from the right nor the left. But I digress. I hear the calls for protests…for boycotts of the NFL over Colin Kaepernick’s not being signed by any NFL team as quarterback.  They say it’s because of the former 49’ers QB’s…