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Hamilton County Corrections seeing more job openings than normal, holding job fair

Hamilton County Corrections seeing more job openings than normal, holding job fair

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office wants to hire corrections officers. And, they’re taking a different approach at recruiting by having a job fair and offering a $500 dollar incentive for new hires. “Because we have so many vacancies, we’re just trying to think outside the box. So even this one… ... Continue Reading
Police arrest two people accused of stealing the Chattahooligan’s trailer.

Police arrest two people accused of stealing the Chattahooligan’s trailer.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) – Chattanooga police have arrested the two people accused of stealing the Chattahooligan’s trailer. Police have arrested 28 year old, Aaron Chippoletti and 28 year old, Erika Mays have been charged with theft over $10,000. The trailer was stolen earlier this month but has since been recovered. The trailer was found empty. Officials… ... Continue Reading
Man shot at Jackson Co. Courthouse found dead in Alabama mountains

Man shot at Jackson Co. Courthouse found dead in Alabama mountains

Fred Swearengin had been missing for weeks. He was awaiting trial for gun incident at the courthouse in September. The post Man shot at Jackson Co. Courthouse found dead in Alabama mountains appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Mayors launch task force to oppose minor league contraction

Mayors launch task force to oppose minor league contraction

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke part of task force. The post Mayors launch task force to oppose minor league contraction appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Tips on guarding yourself from auto thieves

Tips on guarding yourself from auto thieves

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Auto theft has decreased in the last three years in Chattanooga, but the numbers are still in the thousands. There are many ways to prevent thieves from breaking into your car such as locking your doors, parking in populated areas, hiding your valuables and never leaving your engine running. State Farm agent… ... Continue Reading
Secure The Vote

Secure The Vote

The Secretary of State office in Georgia have released a Secure The Vote initiative and new voting equipment. The post Secure The Vote appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Grundy County Sheriff supports gun sanctuaries

Grundy County Sheriff supports gun sanctuaries

Grundy County could soon become a gun sanctuary and the sheriff says he supports that idea. The post Grundy County Sheriff supports gun sanctuaries appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Hit and run victim thankful for community’s support

Hit and run victim thankful for community’s support

An East Ridge hit and run victim is thankful for the community's support. The post Hit and run victim thankful for community’s support appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
One person killed in northern Hamilton County crash

One person killed in northern Hamilton County crash

Another victim suffered serious injuries The post One person killed in northern Hamilton County crash appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Substitute Teacher & Volunteer Coach charged with possession of child pornography

Substitute Teacher & Volunteer Coach charged with possession of child pornography

News 12 has learned that the suspect is Wayland Andrew Hester from Pisgah. The post Substitute Teacher & Volunteer Coach charged with possession of child pornography appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Double Murder Trial begins in Polk County

Double Murder Trial begins in Polk County

BENTON, Tennessee (WDEF) – The murder trial of a Polk county man accused of a 2017 murder of two men is going into its second day. Twenty three year old Erin Ahren Presley and his mother, 39 year old Valrie Hart are charged in the murder of 52-year-old Larry Jeffries and 27-year-old Jeremy Walker. The… ... Continue Reading
Hamilton County arrests driver after chase

Hamilton County arrests driver after chase

Officers say the fleeing vehicle then hit another one at the Lee Highway intersection. The post Hamilton County arrests driver after chase appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Chattanooga City Council Members honor Walmart shooting victim

Chattanooga City Council Members honor Walmart shooting victim

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The man who died in a shooting at the Brainerd Walmart on New Year’s Eve was honored Tuesday. Officials said 61-year-old Alfred Williams died trying to shield people. Williams worked at the Walmart and was on his lunch break when it happened. His family members were presented a resolution at the… ... Continue Reading
Neighborhood reacts as group home moves out

Neighborhood reacts as group home moves out

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Movers were getting things out of the Support Services group home Tuesday afternoon. This comes just over a week after a Support Services resident was accused of beating a caretaker to death with a brick. “Our neighbors say they’re scared for their lives. I think this will make things a little… ... Continue Reading
Dalton & Whitfield hammer out a Service Delivery Strategy

Dalton & Whitfield hammer out a Service Delivery Strategy

Dalton's council approved the deal Tuesday night. The post Dalton & Whitfield hammer out a Service Delivery Strategy appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Police say suspect confesses to hitting motorcycle driver New Year’s Eve

Police say suspect confesses to hitting motorcycle driver New Year’s Eve

A red pickup truck failed to stop at an intersection on Ringgold Road around 9 PM. The post Police say suspect confesses to hitting motorcycle driver New Year’s Eve appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
“My Best Me” health screenings this week

“My Best Me” health screenings this week

My Best Me held it's third official screening Tuesday at the YFD Center right in Chattanooga. The post “My Best Me” health screenings this week appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Golden Apple: Ryan Burns

Golden Apple: Ryan Burns

A teacher at one elementary school uses love, and laughter to connect with his students. His hard work and dedication have earned him this week's Golden Apple Award. The post Golden Apple: Ryan Burns appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
TDOT Engineers Inspect Moore Road Bridge for Further Safety Repairs

TDOT Engineers Inspect Moore Road Bridge for Further Safety Repairs

"We want to make sure that it's fully functional, because we will also have to use it as a detour for some of the other projects that we've got coming up." The post TDOT Engineers Inspect Moore Road Bridge for Further Safety Repairs appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Police identify suspects in Chattahooligan trailer theft

Police identify suspects in Chattahooligan trailer theft

last seen in a grey/silver Toyota Sequoia with front-end damage The post Police identify suspects in Chattahooligan trailer theft appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading

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