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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… ... Continue Reading
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… ... Continue Reading
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… ... Continue Reading
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… ... Continue Reading
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… ... Continue Reading
Ooltewah chase suspect now linked to robberies

Ooltewah chase suspect now linked to robberies

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Police say a Chattanooga man who led police on a 100 mile chase on June 14th, is now connected with a series of robberies. Nineteen year old Theonda Thorne led officers of a chase from Knoxville to Ooltewah..where he wrecked his car. He was charged with numerous violations and has now been charged… ... Continue Reading
Attorneys update case of 87 year old tasered by Chatsworth Police

Attorneys update case of 87 year old tasered by Chatsworth Police

CHATSWORTH, Georgia (WDEF) The attorneys representing Martha Al-Bashara are updating her ongoing legal dispute with the Chatsworth police department last year. They released body camera video of her arrest. Last summer, we told you that officers responded to a call of a woman with a knife at a daycare. But the woman was 87-year old… ... Continue Reading
South Pittsburg mayor resigns immediately

South Pittsburg mayor resigns immediately

"I can no longer be a part of this improper exercise of government. " The post South Pittsburg mayor resigns immediately appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Sheriff identifies body found near Lafayette

Sheriff identifies body found near Lafayette

They believe the victim was 31 year old Britney Parker Cole of Lafayette. The post Sheriff identifies body found near Lafayette appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Highway 41 road is slipping again

Highway 41 road is slipping again

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – We’ve shown you how TDOT has been working on a slide zone along the Tennessee River for months now. Highway 41 runs along the south side of the river and is often used as a bypass for I 24 during traffic jams. But the fall and winter rains took a toll on… ... Continue Reading
Chattanooga Airport completes solar farm

Chattanooga Airport completes solar farm

The Chattanooga Airport completes the final phase of its solar farm as they celebrate a renewable energy milestone. The post Chattanooga Airport completes solar farm appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Police charge another suspect in an overdose death

Police charge another suspect in an overdose death

This was one of the four OD cases in a 24 hour period in Chattanooga that police warned the community about. The post Police charge another suspect in an overdose death appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Cracker Barrel bars Cleveland church event over LGBT execution remarks

Cracker Barrel bars Cleveland church event over LGBT execution remarks

The Knoxville area church was scheduled to hold an event at the Cleveland restaurant. The post Cracker Barrel bars Cleveland church event over LGBT execution remarks appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
NAACP And Residents Oppose B.I.D Resolution

NAACP And Residents Oppose B.I.D Resolution

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- The Business Improvement District Resolution has continued to cause drama between City Council and residents. The NAACP held a rally today outside of City Council before the meeting began because members feel like the bid ordinance will keep black people out of downtown. President of the NAACP, Dr. Elenora Woods says, “Now we… ... Continue Reading
More paved bike lanes coming to Enterprise South Nature Park

More paved bike lanes coming to Enterprise South Nature Park

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga’s Enterprise South Nature Park will be making improvements, thanks to an anonymous donor. Hamilton county leaders first heard about the contribution at last week’s meeting. Ashley Henderson has the story. Hamilton County General Services Administrator Lee Norris explained to the County Commission last Wednesday, that an anonymous donor wanted to help improve… ... Continue Reading
Kids learn and have fun at educational summer camp

Kids learn and have fun at educational summer camp

A Chattanooga summer camp allows kids to have fun and also learn while they are out of school. The post Kids learn and have fun at educational summer camp appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Americans for the Arts honors Passageways 2.0

Americans for the Arts honors Passageways 2.0

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — A public art installation in Chattanooga was nationally recognized in Minneapolis. People driving by East 7th Street, might not even realize what’s in the alley. At first you are greeted by lights, and then this art installation called Passageways 2.0. Mad Priest Coffee and Cocktails backs right up to it. “For… ... Continue Reading
Firefighters say a closed door saved a home in East Brainerd

Firefighters say a closed door saved a home in East Brainerd

"The “closed door” allowed the fire to burn itself out due to the lack of oxygen in the room." The post Firefighters say a closed door saved a home in East Brainerd appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Who is stealing flowers from Downtown Cleveland?

Who is stealing flowers from Downtown Cleveland?

Gardeners are angry about the flowers they planted for downtown beautification that are disappearing. The post Who is stealing flowers from Downtown Cleveland? appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Police charge suspect with 2nd degree murder in overdose case

Police charge suspect with 2nd degree murder in overdose case

The Medical Examiner ruled the victim died from a meth overdose. The post Police charge suspect with 2nd degree murder in overdose case appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading

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