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Signal Mountain Road Subway restaurant destroyed by mudslide

Signal Mountain Road Subway restaurant destroyed by mudslide

A mudslide destroyed a Subway restaurant on Signal Mountain Road. The post Signal Mountain Road Subway restaurant destroyed by mudslide appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Man charged in fatal crash on Glenwood Drive

Man charged in fatal crash on Glenwood Drive

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga police arrested a man involved in car crash on Glenwood Drive Thursday night. Just before 7:30, officials says a vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign, and crashed into another car. The wreck killed one person and sent 5 others to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Daniel Russomano is… ... Continue Reading
Chattanooga Christian students complete their mural

Chattanooga Christian students complete their mural

They designed and painted a wall at the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union offices. The post Chattanooga Christian students complete their mural appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
School system will reboot Hamilton County High School programs

School system will reboot Hamilton County High School programs

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – For years, Hamilton county High school has been the “go-to” place for students who had dropped-out, or had other reasons for not keeping up with their grades. Now, the Hamilton county department of education plans to re-vamp that idea and create more access to that educational opportunity. “What they board approved last night… ... Continue Reading
Rain causes flooding on some Hamilton County roads

Rain causes flooding on some Hamilton County roads

Recent rain caused flooding on some roads in the Tennessee Valley. The post Rain causes flooding on some Hamilton County roads appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Police investigate death of ATV driver near creek

Police investigate death of ATV driver near creek

Rider was headed to convenience store at night. The post Police investigate death of ATV driver near creek appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Gov. Lee proposes $40 million for school safety

Gov. Lee proposes $40 million for school safety

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee introduced new proposal this week that would double the amount of state funding for school safety. Gov. Lee is proposing a $40 million investment for additional school resource officers and new safety technology. This would be available as grant money, so every school system would have to… ... Continue Reading
Riverbend announces full lineup for 2019

Riverbend announces full lineup for 2019

Watch videos from the name acts announced for the shorter, 2019 festival. The post Riverbend announces full lineup for 2019 appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Police arrest 2nd suspect in Renaissance Park murder

Police arrest 2nd suspect in Renaissance Park murder

A woman was shot during a robbery in the summer of 2017 in the park. The post Police arrest 2nd suspect in Renaissance Park murder appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Weightlifter Looks Back on 40-plus Years of Competition

Weightlifter Looks Back on 40-plus Years of Competition

At the age of 71, Mike Cross of Ooltewah looks back upon a career in lifting weights. It includes 8 national titles, 140 First Place Awards and a world record from 1994 that still stands. The post Weightlifter Looks Back on 40-plus Years of Competition appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
VW Academy prepares for electric vehicle production at Chattanooga plant

VW Academy prepares for electric vehicle production at Chattanooga plant

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) -The Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga is gearing up to build electric cars. They’re preparing with training. There was an open house Thursday for the Volkswagen Academy programs they have for high school and college students. At the event, the media got a look at an MEB Academy showroom. Last month, it was… ... Continue Reading
FreightWaves revolutionizing trucking, bringing new jobs to Chattanooga

FreightWaves revolutionizing trucking, bringing new jobs to Chattanooga

The new program will allow trucking and logistics companies to trade freight moving costs The post FreightWaves revolutionizing trucking, bringing new jobs to Chattanooga appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Tennessee bill in honor of Dustin Ledford targets repeat DUI offenders

Tennessee bill in honor of Dustin Ledford targets repeat DUI offenders

A bill recently introduced would have stricter penalties for repeat DUI offenders in Tennessee. The post Tennessee bill in honor of Dustin Ledford targets repeat DUI offenders appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Mudslide closes part of Dug Gap Road near Dalton

Mudslide closes part of Dug Gap Road near Dalton

May not be cleared until Friday. The post Mudslide closes part of Dug Gap Road near Dalton appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Walker County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief helps two in swift water rescue

Walker County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief helps two in swift water rescue

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Walker County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Eric Ashburn helped get two guys safely to the other side of a full Armuchee Creek Wednesday morning. “When I’ve been out there in the past, it’s no more than 10 to 12 inches and when we were out there today we were, you… ... Continue Reading
3 people stranded in mud on Fredonia Mountain rescued

3 people stranded in mud on Fredonia Mountain rescued

DUNLAP, Tennessee (WDEF) – A wrong turn on Fredonia Mountain left three people with a long, miserable day in the mud on Tuesday. Three generations of the Tapley family took their 4-wheel-drive Chevy Trailblazer to look at some property for sale on Fredonia Mountain. You can read the full account with photos in the Dunlap… ... Continue Reading
Are you feeling Seasonal Affective Disorder from all the rain?

Are you feeling Seasonal Affective Disorder from all the rain?

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – If you’re struggling a bit to get through these cloudy, rainy winter days…you’re not alone. The official name for your wintertime blues is: “seasonal affective disorder”, and it can touch young and old. News 12’s Ashley Henderson found some people to talk about that today. KAYLEE NIX, NEWS 12 METEOROLOGIST: “Like you can… ... Continue Reading
Parents angry over officials’ response to Red Bank student found with gun

Parents angry over officials’ response to Red Bank student found with gun

RED BANK, Tenn. (WDEF) — Many Red Bank High School parents picked up their children in the middle of the day Wednesday after a student was found with a gun. Dr. Jimmy Turner says he was scared when he received texts from both his sons saying that Red Bank was in a soft lockdown. Their… ... Continue Reading
Dalton fire evacuate around propane tank after lightning strike

Dalton fire evacuate around propane tank after lightning strike

The flame isn't an immediate threat of a larger fire. The post Dalton fire evacuate around propane tank after lightning strike appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
NEW: Cadets come forward accusing Chattanooga Police officer of Sexual Harassment

NEW: Cadets come forward accusing Chattanooga Police officer of Sexual Harassment

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) –  Cadets come forward accusing Chattanooga Police officer and police academy instructor of Sexual Harassment. Officer Ricky Ballard was been suspended on February 1st without pay. Officials say Officer Ballard’s suspension is a result of the disposition reached after an administrative investigation and disciplinary review hearing. The investigative report says that the sexual harassment… ... Continue Reading

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