The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are arch-rivals. The two papers compete for scoops, subscribers and advertisers on a minute-by-minute basis. So Journal readers may do a double-take when they see an op-ed from the publisher of The Times in Thursday’s Journal. The subject: President Trump’s increasingly extreme rhetorical attacks against the…

A serviceman who served in Iraq with a Navy SEAL accused of premeditated murder testified Wednesday that the defendant twice stabbed an injured alleged ISIS fighter in the neck. Navy Special Operations Chief Craig Miller, a star witness in the military trial of Edward Gallagher, said he saw Gallagher kneel down next to the detainee…

More than 70 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to violence or persecution, the United Nations has said, as the global migrant crisis pushed the number of refugees and displaced people to a new all-time high. The world’s displaced population is now almost double that from a decade ago, and includes…

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Cleveland Cracker Barrel Says No To All Scripture Baptist Church

Cleveland Cracker Barrel Says No To All Scripture Baptist Church

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- Knoxville Pastor and Detective Grayson Fritts has brought Cleveland, Tennessee to the center of controversy. All Scripture Baptist church planned on having their “Small Town Soul Winning” event at the Cracker Barrel on June 29th. Elijah White saw Fritt’s plan and immediately took action and wrote an editorial to the Tennessean. White…

South Street Shooting

South Street Shooting

CHATTANOOGA,TN (WDEF)- Chattanooga Police are looking for the gunman that killed a man early Wednesday morning. 29 year old Robert Gill was fatally shot. Gill suffered from multiple gun shot wounds. Police responded to the 3200 block of South Street from a call of a person shot. Police arrived around 6:30 a.m this morning to…

Locals react to reparations hearings in Washington

Locals react to reparations hearings in Washington

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The subject of reparations returned to Capitol Hill today. This time, it’s part of a growing discussion about what the country might owe the descendants of slaves in the United States. The reparations topic has come back to the spotlight recently. Some may ask the simple question, what are reparations? RICARDO MORRIS/CEO OF…

Snow Hill Road rezoning

Snow Hill Road rezoning

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The vote on a controversial rezoning on Snow Hill Road was taken at the Hamilton County Commission meeting this morning. Commissioners voted 4-3 against it. But that vote won’t count, because two commissioners weren’t there and they needed five votes to kill it. News 12’s Ashley Henderson has today’s debate. The highly controversial…

Chattanoogans celebrate Juneteenth or Freedom Day

Chattanoogans celebrate Juneteenth or Freedom Day

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. That historic date was observed today in Chattanooga. Local residents remembered that the event happened two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and weeks after the war had ended. Dating back to 1865, it was…

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Dave Says: When to start the process?

Dave Says: When to start the process?

Dear Dave, My husband and I are debt-free, and we have an emergency fund of six months of expenses saved. We’d like to buy a home in the $250,000 to $275,000 price range in the near future, and we plan on saving $60,000 for a down payment. It should take a little less than two…

Dave Says: A home shouldn’t leave you house poor

Dave Says: A home shouldn’t leave you house poor

Dear Dave, My husband and I were listening to your radio show the other day. In it, you were speaking to a lady about buying a home. When you talk about mortgage payments being 25 percent or less of your take-home pay, does this figure include taxes and insurance or just principal and interest? Ann…

Dave Says: Emergency fund for business?

Dave Says: Emergency fund for business?

Dear Dave, I have my own small business. My annual sales are just over $100,000, and I have a couple of months in administrative and general expenses set aside. Should I have an emergency fund for my company, too? If so, how much? Taylor Dear Taylor This is a great question! I like the idea…