US Coast Guard finds 5 dead from capsized vessel off Florida coast, officially suspends its search
US Coast Guard

After finding five bodies off Florida’s Atlantic coast, the US Coast Guard announced Thursday it officially suspended its search for the remaining 34 people missing after a vessel capsized over the weekend. The search was officially suspended at sunset, according to Petty Officer Jose Hernandez, a Coast Guard spokesperson. The service said earlier it planned…

A Georgia sheriff hopes for ‘much needed change in the mental health system’ after a deputy was shot during a traffic stop
Jones County Sherrif

A central Georgia sheriff is calling for changes in the mental health system after a sheriff’s deputy was shot in the chest by a suspect. The suspect, 24-year-old Zachary Lucas Olivar, has a “history of mental illness,” Jones County Sheriff R. N. Reece said. “We have received reports that he has been having issues for…

Gas stoves are a threat to health and have larger climate impact than previously known, study shows

The gas emitted from household stoves and ovens is not only dangerous to public health but also has a much more significant impact on the climate crisis than previously thought, new research shows. The study, from scientists at Stanford University, found the emissions from gas stoves in US homes have the same climate-warming impact as…

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Health Dept. denies publishing patient names

CHATTANOOGA (Hamilton County Health Department) – The Hamilton County Health Department has been notified by community members that false health information is currently circulating online. We want to emphasize that the Hamilton County Health Department operates under HIPAA regulations and that confidentiality and patient privacy is of utmost importance to us. A list of patients…

Southern Champion Tray holds hiring event

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The folks at Southern Champion Tray held a hiring event at their Chattanooga location just off Amnicola Highway offering a variety of open positions and shifts. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, all were welcome to apply for jobs at SCT, such as general warehouse positions, truck drivers…

Weather Update: Thursday Night’s Forecast – January 27th, 2022

Weather Update: Thursday Night’s Forecast – January 27th, 2022

Tennessee Valley (WDEF):  Coldest Air So Far this Season To Start The Weekend! Increasing clouds and not as cold through your nighttime.  Lows in the low to mid 30’s. Cloudy and chilly Friday with highs in the low 40’s.   As a cold front passes, it will be turning breezy and colder later Friday with a…

Cleveland Businessman sees need for Cleveland School improvement

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF)- “Our results right now we Dropped in the lower 24% across the state. Now there are 140 school systems in the state of Tennessee we’re 106. That means there are 34 people below us and 106 above us, go to Schooldigger.com,” said Allan Jones. Jones is a Cleveland City School alumni turned…

Controversy over banned Holocaust book in McMinn County

Controversy over banned Holocaust book in McMinn County

ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee school district has voted to ban a Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel about the Holocaust due to “inappropriate language” and an illustration of a nude woman. That’s according to minutes from the McMinn County School Board meeting on Jan. 10. Board members voted to remove “Maus,” a graphic novel…

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