Tired but determined, 5 young activists continue their hunger strike outside the White House
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Five young climate activists are on their seventh day of a hunger strike outside the White House, to demand government action on climate to match the severity of the crisis. Kidus Girma, 26, a climate activist and organizer, is one of the five. He told CNN a doctor who has been monitoring the strikers sent…

Two middle school students are being praised after their quick actions saved their bus driver

Two middle school students are being praised for their quick action when their bus driver experienced a medical emergency. Conner Doss and Kane Daugherty are students at East Paulding Middle School outside Atlanta and were on a full bus when the incident happened, according to CNN affiliate WSB-TV. “I come out, I come in the…

Populations of the endangered North Atlantic right whale are the lowest they’ve been in nearly 20 years
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One of the rarest marine mammals in the world, the North Atlantic right whale, has declined 8% in population over the past year, which researchers call deeply concerning for the species’ survival. The North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium announced Monday the whale’s population dropped to 336 in 2020. This is the lowest the population has…

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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.