Falling ice kills climber in Alaska’s Denali National Park

A climber was killed and another injured when a block of ice fell from a glacier in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve, the National Park Service says. The ice fell from Ruth Glacier, hitting the two-man rope team Thursday morning, the park service said in a release. The 31-year-old male survivor, from Logan, Utah, was knocked…

Preakness Stakes set to welcome fans and Medina Spirit after the colt’s failed post-Derby drug test

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit is set to race in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday evening, days after failing a post-Derby drug test. The 146th running of the Preakness will once again be the second event in the Triple Crown of horse racing, a return to normal after the…

Bob Baffert spent a lifetime getting to the top of the field in horse racing. Controversy now stalks him

To Bob Baffert, there’s no better place than one he has visited a record seven times — the place where the Kentucky Derby winner gets adorned with roses and sport proclaims the horse and humans as heroes. “If there’s a heaven it’s in that (Churchill Downs) winner’s circle,” he told CNN in 2019. “That’s the…

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Weather Update: Wednesday Night’s Forecast – May 5th, 2021

Weather Update: Wednesday Night’s Forecast – May 5th, 2021

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): Cooler Than Normal Weather Pattern Setting Up For A While! Mostly clear skies will continue through the night time.  It will be cooler overnight with lows in the upper 40’s. Mostly sunny and pleasant Thursday with highs near 72.  A quick passing shower possible early Thursday night with lows back in the…

Tennessee to move ahead with new broadband coverage map

Tennessee to move ahead with new broadband coverage map

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee officials are moving forward with a plan to map out just where hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans without access to high-speed Internet live. The plan follows the lead of other states that no longer rely on federal maps that overstate coverage in some communities. State broadband director Crystal Ivey says…

I 24 & I 75 merge project switching to final traffic configuration

I 24 & I 75 merge project switching to final traffic configuration

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – It’s a mile maker, if you will, in the I 24/75 project in Chattanooga. The goals of the whole project are replacing old bridges and interstate structures that date back to the 1950’s. And to completely change the traffic flow “crossover” as the two instates merge. This weekend, crews will change the…

Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit forming a Cold Case Unit

Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit forming a Cold Case Unit

CHATTOOGA COUNTY, Ga (WDEF) – The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit announced they will be forming their very own cold case unit to help work on some unsolved cases in the area. “We will never forget our victims. We will bring justice to those who committed the most heinous crimes in our community and think they got…

Signal Mountain 2 year old with cerebral palsy gets special bike

Signal Mountain 2 year old with cerebral palsy gets special bike

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tennessee (WDEF) – A 2 year old with cerebral palsy on signal mountain has been given a very special gift. Jacob Phipps was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was just one years old. The Phipps’ family was gifted and presented a fully customized, off-road capable, adaptive bike designed by Freedom Concepts Catholic Charities…

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