Leslie Van Houten, a Charles Manson follower convicted in a 1969 killing spree, was denied parole for a fourth time in four years on Friday. The California parole board in January recommended parole for Van Houten. California Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a parole release review obtained by CNN that he believes Van Houten “currently…

A man in Oregon fatally shot a teenager Thanksgiving week after getting upset that the 19-year-old was playing music loudly in the parking lot of an inn that the two were staying at, police said. Robert Paul Keegan, 47, shot Aidan Ellison on Monday at the Stratford Inn in Ashland after the pair got into…

Forty critically endangered sea turtles were brought to Florida after suffering from “cold stunning” off the coast of Massachusetts. “Cold stunning” is a hypothermic reaction that occurs when sea turtles are exposed to cold water for a prolonged time. The juvenile Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles were found stranded on New England beaches and were flown…

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Nationally Recognized Chattanooga Artist Launches New Project

Nationally Recognized Chattanooga Artist Launches New Project

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Since releasing a book of poetry called “Words in Grey” in 2015, Chattanooga creative Genesis the Grey Kid has seen his career flourish. It’s allowed him to travel all across the country, and let him meet and interact with high profile celebrities and art lovers such as Elon Musk, Kanye West…

Weather Update: Tuesday Morning’s Forecast – November 24th, 2020

Weather Update: Tuesday Morning’s Forecast – November 24th, 2020

Tennessee Valley (WDEF):  Changeable Weather Ahead! Clear skies will continue through the morning.  It will be cold and frosty for the early morning hours,  with lows in the low to mid 30’s. Lots of sunshine and pleasant for Tuesday with highs 60-62.  More clouds and not as cool Tuesday night with lows in the mid…

Chatty’s grand opening in honor of Woodmore crash victims

Chatty’s grand opening in honor of Woodmore crash victims

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- Diamound Brown’s son was one of the boys that were killed in that crash. Today, she reopened her restaurant Chatty’s in memory of her son and the five other lives that were lost that day. Diamound Brown has officially reopened her restaurant Chatty’s in East Chattanooga. She opened it in memory of…

Warrior Freedom Service Dogs Help Veterans With PTSD

Warrior Freedom Service Dogs Help Veterans With PTSD

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Six years after Warrior Freedom Service Dogs was established, the organization is expanding their one of a kind program that connects veterans to trained service dogs rescued from local animal shelters. Executive Director Adam Keith says the organization’s main goal is to help veterans reconnect with society, while providing service dogs…

Weather Update: Tuesday Night’s Forecast – November 17th, 2020

Weather Update: Tuesday Night’s Forecast – November 17th, 2020

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): Colder Tonight With A Freeze Possible By Morning! Expect clear skies to continue through the night time.  Colder overnight with a light freeze possible with lows 30-34.  Freeze warnings are in effect for North Georgia. After a frosty start, sunny and cool Wednesday with highs back in the upper 50’s.  A warming…

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