One died after he was pinned down by a police officer. One was fatally shot while jogging. The third avoided any physical confrontation. The experiences of three black men were captured on video and released over the past few weeks, and while each incident ends differently, they all provided a glimpse of the dangers that…

Emberlyn Hemmer’s wish would have been granted just three weeks before her seventh major surgery. The 5-year-old planned to tour Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios with her sisters in April wearing the matching princess outfits their grandma bought for them. But that trip, organized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, is one of thousands…

Several cities across the US erupted in war zone-like scenes as crowds defied curfews nearly a week since the death of George Floyd, who spent his last moments pinned under an officer’s knee, begging for his life. Outraged, hurt and shouting through masks worn to protect themselves from coronavirus, thousands poured onto streets in demonstrations.…

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Missing Hike rescued at the Walls of Jericho

Missing Hike rescued at the Walls of Jericho

HYTOP, Alabama (WDEF) – A hiker was rescued from the Walls of Jericho hiking area along the Tennessee/Alabama line on Friday. The 21 year old man had gone hiking with his mother and sister on Thursday, but they got separated. The other two made it out okay, but the man spent the night outdoors. After…

Rhea County Covid-19 tests still climbing

Rhea County Covid-19 tests still climbing

DAYTON, Tennessee (WDEF) – Tennessee reports the number of positive Covid-19 tests in Rhea County climbed to 209 on Friday. 51 of them have recovered. And while the numbers seemed to have stabilized after the big jump last week, they have climbed by more than 20 cases since then. Henderson Farms in Rhea County says…

Bikes in short supply during coronavirus pandemic

Bikes in short supply during coronavirus pandemic

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The bike business is booming — as many are still quarantining. Big box stores like Walmart and Target are reporting they have no more bicycles available. Meanwhile, local stores here in the Tennessee Valley are seeing big sales numbers. Garth Mansfield/Owner, East Ridge Bicycles: “Never seen anything like this. We have been…

Chattanooga distributing new shipment of protective masks

Chattanooga distributing new shipment of protective masks

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga has received 20-thousand masks from the state. They arrived this morning, two days after Mayor Andy Berke requested them. They’re being kept at the city’s Watkins street site. Local groups will then distribute them to residents. “It is so critical for us to see personal protective equipment distributed to people and…

Mask or No Mask?

Mask or No Mask?

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – As people emerge from their homes, some choose to wear masks, while others don’t, even when they know the rules. News 12’s Taylor Bishop goes out to ask them why. The post Mask or No Mask? appeared first on WDEF.

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2018 High School Football Review: Week 1 (AUDIO)

2018 High School Football Review: Week 1 (AUDIO)

It was a wild night in the Tennessee Valley. Storms raged as teams tried to complete their Week 1 games. Join Cowboy and Coca-Cola Red Zone Sideline Reporter Jeff Cate as they discuss the wet and wild action of Week 1 High School Football.

WATCH: Superbowl Commercial Favorites

WATCH: Superbowl Commercial Favorites

Check out some of our favorite Superbowl commercials! Amazon, “Alexa Loses Her Voice” (BTW, you can listen to WGOW-FM on Alexa by saying, “Alexa, enable the Talk One Oh Two Point Three skill!” and to WGOW-AM by saying, “Alexa, enable the News W-G-O-W skill!”) NFL, “Touchdown Celebrations to Come” Budweiser, “Stand By You” Doritos, “DORITOS BLAZE…

Did you miss that pink sky?

Did you miss that pink sky?

On Monday, there was a proliferation of “pink sky” shots sent in by listeners.  Followed by obligatory, condescending “explanation of phenomenon” by meteorologists.  Best example I’ve ever seen…lasted 5 mins, or so at Henson’s Gap/Lewis Chapel Mtn., overlooking Dunlap, Tn.  Launch ramp of “Tennessee TreeToppers” hanggliding club.  

Bill B Blog 08.24.17

Bill B Blog 08.24.17

I boycotted the NFL for 2 years.   And I had a good reason….not faux-outrage from the right nor the left. But I digress. I hear the calls for protests…for boycotts of the NFL over Colin Kaepernick’s not being signed by any NFL team as quarterback.  They say it’s because of the former 49’ers QB’s…