A nurse and six of her family members have Covid-19. And it began with a small act of kindness

New Jersey nurse Sofia Burke said it took one family member letting their guard down “for one second” for Covid-19 to infect seven of the eight people in her household. Burke spoke with CNN’s Don Lemon through an oxygen mask Wednesday. She said she had been treating coronavirus patients throughout the pandemic, but now she…

Massachusetts lawmakers pass policing reform bill to ban chokeholds and limit tear gas use

Massachusetts state legislators passed a sweeping police reform bill Tuesday that amends use of force and training policies and tailors law enforcement legal protections. The bill is the latest state-level effort to address the way police work, how they’re governed and how they’re investigated when accused of misconduct. Federal reform measures introduced in the US…

Lon Adams, who developed the recipe for Slim Jim jerky, dies of Covid-19

Lon Adams, known for developing the recipe for Slim Jim jerky, has died from Covid-19 complications on Saturday, his funeral home confirmed. He was 95. Adams, whose full name was Alonzo T. Adams II, is best known for his contributions to the popular Slim Jim jerky. Though Adolph Levis invented Slim Jim in 1928, Adams…

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Chattanooga woman claims she found a pill in her burger

Chattanooga woman claims she found a pill in her burger

CHATTAOOGA, Tennessee- A Chattanooga woman claimed she found a medical pill in her burger from a Chattanooga Burger King. “Just the shock of all my gosh this is really happening and I’m getting more surprised as it went on,” said Ashlee Knox. Knox ordered a burger from the Burger King on Joe Engle Dr. She…

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…

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