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Residents concerned over supportive housing development

Residents concerned over supportive housing development

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – A proposed project puts a 60-unit supportive housing development on the plot of land the city currently owns at 1815 East Main Street. It’s that proposed project that had several residents at the Chattanooga City Council meeting Tuesday night. “We’re not against affordable housing and we’re not against affordable housing being… ... Continue Reading
Local Boy Scouts have NOT filed bankruptcy, still in business

Local Boy Scouts have NOT filed bankruptcy, still in business

The Cherokee Area Council is a distinct organization from the national Boy Scouts of America. The post Local Boy Scouts have NOT filed bankruptcy, still in business appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
McKamey Animal Center appreciates girl’s support

McKamey Animal Center appreciates girl’s support

A girl is hoping you will give to the McKamey Animal Center for her birthday instead of giving her a present. The post McKamey Animal Center appreciates girl’s support appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Road Issues in Hixson Neighborhood

Road Issues in Hixson Neighborhood

One Hixson resident is upset about potholes and traffic in her neighborhood. The post Road Issues in Hixson Neighborhood appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Representatives of Democratic Presidential Candidates speak at JFK Club meeting.

Representatives of Democratic Presidential Candidates speak at JFK Club meeting.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) – Several Democratic presidential candidates took the stage Tuesday during the John F Kennedy Club meeting. Now these weren’t the actual candidates instead, local residents acted as those candidates while representing them. Each representative gave a five minute speech about why their candidate should win over your vote. After the speeches, the… ... Continue Reading
Monteagle firefighters quit to support fired chief Mike Holmes

Monteagle firefighters quit to support fired chief Mike Holmes

Holmes is waiting sentencing in the negligent homicide of a woman he shot when he was a deputy in a high speed chase. The post Monteagle firefighters quit to support fired chief Mike Holmes appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Golden Apple: Carol Anne Droke

Golden Apple: Carol Anne Droke

A teacher in Ringgold treats her students like they are part of her family. Her love and dedication have earned her this week's Golden Apple Award. The post Golden Apple: Carol Anne Droke appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Attorney accuses police of suppressing evidence in Janet Hinds case

Attorney accuses police of suppressing evidence in Janet Hinds case

"The onus here is on Attorney McGowan to provide the driver or evidence that this second vehicle exists." The post Attorney accuses police of suppressing evidence in Janet Hinds case appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Sheriff believes body is that of a missing man from last fall

Sheriff believes body is that of a missing man from last fall

He headed into the woods in Sept. without his insulin The post Sheriff believes body is that of a missing man from last fall appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
HCS SUPERINTENDENT: teacher pay raise and contract proposals not linked

HCS SUPERINTENDENT: teacher pay raise and contract proposals not linked

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – Money dominated discussions at the Hamilton County School Board agenda session Monday night. It comes ahead of the board’s plans to vote on a 2.5 percent teacher pay raise. That would mean allocating 3 million dollars to increase pay for certified teachers and classified employees. “I think as long as… ... Continue Reading
The Pros and Cons of Natural Hairstyles at work

The Pros and Cons of Natural Hairstyles at work

"We feel like.. it's something that is not acceptable, not considered professional, which truly doesn't make much sense because it's our natural hair." The post The Pros and Cons of Natural Hairstyles at work appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Feds order their prisoners moved out of the Silverdale Detention Center

Feds order their prisoners moved out of the Silverdale Detention Center

there is an on going investigation of the issues at Silverdale. The post Feds order their prisoners moved out of the Silverdale Detention Center appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Hamilton County gets new equipment to speed up Real ID applications

Hamilton County gets new equipment to speed up Real ID applications

"it is going to cut down the waiting time of citizens who want the real ID" The post Hamilton County gets new equipment to speed up Real ID applications appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Customized Wheelchair stolen from a Boy with Special Needs.

Customized Wheelchair stolen from a Boy with Special Needs.

"That's really cruel, like cruel, just stealing someone's stuff" The post Customized Wheelchair stolen from a Boy with Special Needs. appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Meerkat pups born at the Chattanooga Zoo

Meerkat pups born at the Chattanooga Zoo

The birth follows several months of drama in the meerkat mob. The post Meerkat pups born at the Chattanooga Zoo appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Bessie Smith art contest

Bessie Smith art contest

Kids in our area are showing off their art skills, and learning about Chattanooga native Bessie Smith. The post Bessie Smith art contest appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Historic Decatur home destroyed in Fire

Historic Decatur home destroyed in Fire

One of the oldest homes in Decatur, Tennessee was destroyed by a fire over the weekend. The post Historic Decatur home destroyed in Fire appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Girl wants McKamey donations instead of birthday presents

Girl wants McKamey donations instead of birthday presents

An Ooltewah store is helping her by giving out t-shirts to people who make a donation The post Girl wants McKamey donations instead of birthday presents appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
TECH BYTE: Online Resources for Voting

TECH BYTE: Online Resources for Voting

Let's look at some websites that'll make the voting process a little easier for you. The post TECH BYTE: Online Resources for Voting appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
18-Year-old arrested for sex with a 12-year-old

18-Year-old arrested for sex with a 12-year-old

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- Edwin Mendez-Perez has been charged with child rape under 13. The girl’s mother alerted police that her daughter had left home to be with an older boy without her consent. According to an affidavit, police found the girl in Mendez-Perez’s closet hiding from the police. The girl told authorities that they had… ... Continue Reading

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