Authorities in this community say they’re facing a gun violence ‘crisis.’ They’re asking residents for help

Saleemah Graham-Fleming had been told she wouldn’t be able to have children. That’s why she always called Sanaa Amenhotep, the oldest of her three daughters, a miracle. The two loved each other fiercely: they had frequent “cuddle time” sessions and dedicated Friday girls’ nights. The teen would often join her mom for errands, riding in…

Vaccines are a ‘personal decision,’ Hillsong Church founder says after congregant refuses shot and dies of Covid-19
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The founder of the multinational Hillsong Church told CNN that Covid-19 vaccines are a “personal decision for each individual to make with the counsel of medical professionals” after a congregant who publicly refused inoculation died of complications from the disease. Hillsong Church global senior pastor Brian Houston had announced the death of Stephen Harmon, who…

DEA agents seize cocaine disguised as a cake
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A man and woman were arrested in Maine following the discovery of cocaine disguised as a cake in their vehicle, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Acting on information received from anonymous sources, agents stopped a vehicle on Tuesday along I-295 as it entered Gardiner. A drug-sniffing K9 alerted them to the presence of…

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Covid vaccinations going up again, back to school recommendation

Covid vaccinations going up again, back to school recommendation

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tennessee (WDEF) – The Hamilton County Health Department reports that the number of people getting the Covid vaccine has ticked up this week after concerns of a third wave. “It is our hope that people are realizing the seriousness of this virus and making a decision to get vaccinated,” says Administrator Becky Barnes.…

Eviction moratorium and its conclusion

Eviction moratorium and its conclusion

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- Buddy Presley With Presley Law Firm said although the CDC eviction moratorium runs through the end of the month, evictions have already started back up. “There were some federal court cases that determined the CDC did not have authority to issue a moratorium nationwide,” said Presley. He said North Georgia counties including Catoosa…

TVA building new control center in Meigs County

TVA building new control center in Meigs County

MEIGS COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – Meigs County will soon be the center of TVA’s “Grid of Tomorrow” program. Greg Hendrich says that program is all about meeting the challenges of the modern utilities industry. “TVA is poised to respond to these challenges by constructing this new state of the art, 175 thousand square feet facility…

Missing girls on floats found safe on Chickamauga Creek

Missing girls on floats found safe on Chickamauga Creek

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Rescue squads got a happy ending this afternoon in the search for two missing girls on the water. A mother said her 7 and 14 year old daughters were on South Chickamauga Creek at Audubon Acres, but didn’t come back when they were supposed to. The girls were on floats with life…

Weather Update: Thursday’s Forecast – July 22nd, 2021

Weather Update: Thursday’s Forecast – July 22nd, 2021

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): More Typical Summer Weather On The Way – Meaning More Heat, Haze, & Humidity! Becoming fair through the morning. It’ll be drier with morning lows in the upper 60’s and low70’s. There will be a LOT of fog all across the area once you get out of the immediate Chattanooga vicinity. For…

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What Is Black Fungus?

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Water Parks In Demand

Water Parks In Demand

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