A Latina councilmember’s discussion on Zoom about racial disparities was interrupted by people laughing about her accent

The irony of it all is that the laughter came during a discussion about racial inequities. Nancy Navarro, a member of the Montgomery County Council in Maryland, was speaking during a virtual meeting on Tuesday about how the county’s coronavirus vaccine rollout had failed people of color and the burden she felt as a Latina…

A newly proposed Tennessee bill would give immunity to drivers who unintentionally hit protesters blocking streets

A newly proposed bill in Tennessee would make it even more difficult to protest in the state — by making obstructing a highway a felony and giving immunity to drivers who unintentionally injure or kill those in the way. The HB13 bill, which was introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly in February, builds on legislation…

‘It’s too soon for it’: Small business owners react to Texas dropping mask mandate

When Humbelina Gonzales heard Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was lifting the state’s mask mandate next week, her first reaction was, “It’s too soon for it.” Gonzales, who volunteers at a thrift store called Trash & Treasure in Alice, Texas, about 45 miles west of Corpus Christi, said she intended to follow guidance by the US…

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Walmart closing Brainerd area Neighborhood Market

Walmart closing Brainerd area Neighborhood Market

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Walmart has decided to close their Neighborhood Market on Shallowford Road. They call it “an internal decision.” “We’re grateful to the customers who have given us the privilege of serving them at our Shallowford Road location. We look forward to serving them at our other Chattanooga stores and on http://walmart.com.” The store…

Lt. Daniel Jones wins our First Responder Award for his work on police stress

Lt. Daniel Jones wins our First Responder Award for his work on police stress

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – First Responders spend their lives working to keep the rest of us safe in many ways. But some of them go a step further. One of them is Lieutenant Daniel Jones of the Chattanooga Police Department, who’s our First Responder of the month. Here’s News 12’s Bill Mitchell. This is what you…

10,000 tires illegally dumped in Bradley County

10,000 tires illegally dumped in Bradley County

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) – The Bradley County Sheriff’s office along with Tennessee highway patrol are investigating an illegal dumping over thousands of tires. According to the Cleveland Daily Banner nearly 10,000 tires have been dumped in an area close to interstate I-75 by the new spring branch industrial park. Investigators say criminal charges could be…

Bradley Officials release mug shots of fight suspects

Bradley Officials release mug shots of fight suspects

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) – The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office arrested several people involved in a brutal street fight from Sunday night. All adults and juvenile suspects involved in this assault are now in custody. The four adults are: Alexus Silva, Jared Gruver, Delilah Leon and Timothy Morgan, who have all been charged with Rioting. Timothy…

Reasons for the decline in active COVID cases

Reasons for the decline in active COVID cases

(WDEF)- Active COVID-19 cases across Tennessee and Georgia continue to trend down. Cleveland’s mayor Gary Davis said Cleveland’s COVID active cases and hospitalization are down to their lowest numbers since mid-November. “Our hospitalizations, of course, are important figures and they have trended down also,” said Davis. This downward trend in cases continues across Tennessee and…

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