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Catoosa County has COVID-19 vaccine event for kids ages 12-18

Catoosa County has COVID-19 vaccine event for kids ages 12-18

RINGGOLD, Ga. (WDEF)- Earlier this week, the Pfzier vaccine was approved for children between the ages of 12 to 15. Now, there are several places offering the shot to children tomorrow. One of those places is in Catoosa county, where they will be hosting a vaccine event specifically for children ages 12 to 18. The […]

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Weather Update: Friday’s Forecast – May 13th, 2021

Weather Update: Friday’s Forecast – May 13th, 2021

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): Another Chilly Night Ahead, But Overall, Our Pattern is Improving!   Lots of sunshine and pleasant on Friday with highs in the low 70’s.  After another cool start, mostly sunny skies Saturday and warmer with highs in the upper 70’s. Partly cloudy and warmer Sunday with highs around 80.  Continued warm and […]

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School board votes 5-3 in favor of keeping students in mask until end of school year

School board votes 5-3 in favor of keeping students in mask until end of school year

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)-  Dozens of parents chanted outside the school board meeting to make masks optional for their kids in school. “We parents of Hamilton demand a vote today to end this mask BS today,” said Larissa Robinson. That vote failed 5 to 3 and will require kids to wear mask for the last 9 […]

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Tennessee Historical Commission honors projects in our area

Tennessee Historical Commission honors projects in our area

NASHVILLE (WDEF) -The Tennessee Historical Commission highlights several preservation programs in our area in their annual awards. Winners for historical preservation include: • Friends of South Cumberland State Park near Tracy City, for creating a new interpretive area that tells the story of the village that housed nearly 200 members of the Civilian Conservation Corps […]

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Florida Georgia Line Concert Coming to Theaters Nationwide

Florida Georgia Line Concert Coming to Theaters Nationwide

If you're anxious to see country duo Florida Georgia Line in concert, you'll be able to soon at a drive-in theater or movie theater near you.

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Kane Brown Nominated for 3 CMT Awards, will Co-Host Show

Kane Brown Nominated for 3 CMT Awards, will Co-Host Show

Tennessee Valley native and country music star Kane Brown will be co-hosting the CMT Music Awards next month.

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Hamilton County Commissioners want more SROs

Hamilton County Commissioners want more SROs

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Hamilton County Commissioners said in a meeting Tuesday that they are anxious to expand the number of SROs at school campuses – even if it means using a number of security guards to help fill open positions. Hamilton County is having trouble hiring more Student Resource Officers. “Since I’ve been on the […]

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Hamilton County commissioners want more SROs

Hamilton County commissioners want more SROs

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Hamilton County Commissioners said in a meeting Tuesday that they are anxious to expand the number of SROs at school campuses – even if it means using a number of security guards to help fill open positions. News 12’s Kenan Scott tells us what school board members and county commissioners are saying.

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Tennessee American begins Red Bank projects

Tennessee American begins Red Bank projects

RED BANK, Tennessee (WDEF) – Tennessee American Water started work today to replace mains on James and Ashmore Avenues in Red Bank. The project involves replacing pipe installed in the 1920s with 6-inch diameter mains. The project will cost approximately 300-hundred thousand dollars and is scheduled to be finished by mid-July. External Affairs Manager Daphne […]

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Suspects charged with Christmas Eve shooting in Dalton

Suspects charged with Christmas Eve shooting in Dalton

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – Two men from Atlanta have been charged in a fatal shooting in Dalton. On Christmas Eve, Jordan McDougle from Cartersville, was dropped off at hospital in Calhoun with a gunshot wound. He would died later from the injury. Investigators determined he was actually shot in Dalton on 4th Avenue when shots […]

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District Attorney addresses questions about hiring relatives & his marriage

District Attorney addresses questions about hiring relatives & his marriage

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Hamilton county District Attorney General Neal Pinkston responded today to a published report that he has married an employee and is her supervisor. The afternoon news release from Pinkston confirms his marriage to Melydia Clewell, listed as a public information officer, who has worked in the office since 2015. She is listed […]

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TBI issues endangered child alert for missing Marion teen

TBI issues endangered child alert for missing Marion teen

NEW HOPE, Tennessee (WDEF) – The TBI has issued an Endangered Child Alert for a 13 year old girl from Marion County. Jaylei Shyenne Smith is 5’8”, 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Family members say the New Hope teen may be with an older boy and possibly another girl. If you have […]

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TDOT begins planning for Phase 2 of I-75/I-24 modification project

TDOT begins planning for Phase 2 of I-75/I-24 modification project

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) – The I-75/I-24 Modification Project has been underway for the last two years. Now Phase one is almost complete while Phase 2 is just entering the planning phase.  Currently TDOT is still in Phase 1 of the modification project which involves an entirely new design for the traffic pattern of the interchange.  Planning […]

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Suspect Arrested in 6th Avenue Court Fatal Shooting

Suspect Arrested in 6th Avenue Court Fatal Shooting

Chattanooga Police arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman Tuesday morning at 6th Avenue Court.

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Wilco headlines this year’s Moon River Festival

Wilco headlines this year’s Moon River Festival

The Moon River Festival announces the lineup for their post-Covid comeback in September.

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Weather Update: Thursday’s Forecast – May 12th, 2021

Weather Update: Thursday’s Forecast – May 12th, 2021

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): Some Chilly Nights Ahead, But Overall, Our Pattern is Improving! Expect fair skies to continue through the morning.  Expect lows in most areas between 47 & 53. Slightly cooler in Meigs, Sequatchie, & Monroe Counties, as lows in Decatur, Dunlap, & Tellico will drop to the mid & upper 30’s. For the […]

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Search for missing hiker in Pocket Wilderness in Rhea County

Search for missing hiker in Pocket Wilderness in Rhea County

DAYTON, Tennessee (WDEF) – There’s a major search going on in the Pocket Wilderness of Rhea county. According to Investigator Rocky Potter of the Rhea county sheriff’s office, there are 6 teams looking for Curtis Dustin Williams of North Carolina, and his dog. They were hiking in the Laurel Snow State Natural Area northwest of […]

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Search for missing hike in Pocket Wilderness in Rhea County

Search for missing hike in Pocket Wilderness in Rhea County

DAYTON, Tennessee (WDEF) – There’s a major search going on in the Pocket Wilderness of Rhea county. According to Investigator Rocky Potter of the Rhea county sheriff’s office, there are 6 teams looking for Curtis Dustin Williams of North Carolina, and his dog. They were hiking in the Laurel Snow State Natural Area northwest of […]

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Law Enforcement United completes 280 mile bike ride for fallen law enforcement

Law Enforcement United completes 280 mile bike ride for fallen law enforcement

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- The Chattanooga Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office have completed their 280 miles cycling tour to honor those who died in the line of duty. “Why am I doing this? And I’m quite certain every single one of you reflected at the exact same moment, I know exactly why,” said Chattanooga Police […]

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Salvation Army works to address vaccine hesitancy within Homeless Community

Salvation Army works to address vaccine hesitancy within Homeless Community

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) – Chattanooga is one of many cities across the country that is helping the homeless community get vaccinated. But, mistrust towards the vaccine is creating some delay within the process.  The Salvation Army of the Greater Chattanooga Area said they have partnered with the Chattanooga Community Kitchen to help spread awareness amongst the […]

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