A Black girl was arrested at school in Hawaii over a drawing that upset a parent
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The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is demanding policy changes after a 10-year-old Black girl was arrested at school over a drawing linked to a “run of the mill” dispute among children. In response to the incident, the ACLU sent a letter Monday to the Honolulu Police Department, the state Department of Education and…

Man accused of killing Kristin Smart pleads not guilty
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The man accused of killing 19-year-old college student Kristin Smart in 1996 pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday. Paul Flores, 44, faces a first-degree murder charge for allegedly killing Smart in his dorm room in California. Prosecutors say Flores raped or attempted to rape Smart, who was then a freshman at California Polytechnic State…

‘Get out, get out,’ people on Houston plane were told as it crashed, passenger says
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One of the 21 people on a plane that crashed in Houston Tuesday was looking forward to “the trip of a lifetime,” the passenger told CNN affiliate KHOU. But the plane, carrying Houston Astros fans to their team’s game against the Red Sox in Boston, never gained altitude at takeoff and crashed into a fence…

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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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Vols Come Up Short Against Rebels

Vols Come Up Short Against Rebels

No. 13/14 Ole Miss Survives Vols’ Upset Bid, 31-26 via UTSports.com Game Recap: Football | October 17, 2021 Next Game Sat, Oct 23/ 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa, AL Football vs Alabama KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee pushed No. 13/14 Ole Miss to the brink, coming up just short on a last-gasp drive and falling, 31-26, in front of an impassioned…

Vols Prep For Mizzou

Vols Prep For Mizzou

Despite loss to Florida, the Vols head into their match up with Missouri with a positive attitude.