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Tennessee Aquarium Announces Reopening Plans

Tennessee Aquarium Announces Reopening Plans

It's been closed since mid-March. The post Tennessee Aquarium Announces Reopening Plans appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Mayor Says Some Protesters are from Out of Town

Mayor Says Some Protesters are from Out of Town

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is weighing in on the protests from over the weekend. The post Mayor Says Some Protesters are from Out of Town appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Retailers closing early due to possible protest

Retailers closing early due to possible protest

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn (WDEF) – Hamilton Place mall announced Monday afternoon they would be closing the mall at 2:45. A mall spokesperson says it’s because they received credible information about a possible protest in that area. Chattanooga Police confirms they are on the property and at every entrance to the mall just as a precaution.… ... Continue Reading
More Test Positive for COVID-19 at Rossville Senior Care Facility

More Test Positive for COVID-19 at Rossville Senior Care Facility

A Rossville senior care facility has become the latest nursing home to report an outbreak of COVID-19. The post More Test Positive for COVID-19 at Rossville Senior Care Facility appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Chattanooga Protest following the Death of George Floyd

Chattanooga Protest following the Death of George Floyd

Chattanooga joined other cities to protest following the death of George Floyd. The post Chattanooga Protest following the Death of George Floyd appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Coalition Offers Classes to Reduce Overdose Deaths

Coalition Offers Classes to Reduce Overdose Deaths

The Hamilton County Coalition is working to reduce the number of overdose deaths by holding online classes. The post Coalition Offers Classes to Reduce Overdose Deaths appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
TECH BYTE: Tech to Help You Work From Home

TECH BYTE: Tech to Help You Work From Home

Let's look at some simple things you can do to make some improvements to your home office setup, without spending a lot of money. The post TECH BYTE: Tech to Help You Work From Home appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Paintball Battlers Test Positive For Coronavirus

Paintball Battlers Test Positive For Coronavirus

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- The Health Department is asking for those that participated in the paintball battles to get tested for Coronavirus. According to the health department, an individual who was involved during May 17 to May 20th tested positive for the virus. Testing locations are listed below. New school testing locations begin Monday, June 1st… ... Continue Reading
Hamilton County Health Department Recalls Free Face Masks

Hamilton County Health Department Recalls Free Face Masks

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- The Hamilton County Health Department has decided to stop distribution of the free cloth face masks. According to the Health department, the cloth masks are coated with Silvadur. That is a substance commonly applied to fabrics to reduce odor causing bacterial growth. The masks, that are made by Renfro, were distributed throughout… ... Continue Reading
Protests over George Floyd’s death continue on Sunday

Protests over George Floyd’s death continue on Sunday

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- Protests throughout the nation continued on Sunday. Two separate protests took place Sunday afternoon. Marie Mott, who is running for District 8 city council, planned her own demonstration. The group met at the Hamilton County Courthouse. A large crowd of protestors are gathering at the Hamilton county courthouse pic.twitter.com/50CNkUUZFN — Danielle Moss… ... Continue Reading
Saturday protests in Chattanooga

Saturday protests in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- Protests have been occurring all across the nation. People in multiple states have gathered to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Marching, chants, tears and speeches filled the Walnut Street bridge Saturday afternoon. Three protests took place. Two were on the Walnut Street Bridge and one at Miller Park. Protests… ... Continue Reading
Missing Hike rescued at the Walls of Jericho

Missing Hike rescued at the Walls of Jericho

HYTOP, Alabama (WDEF) – A hiker was rescued from the Walls of Jericho hiking area along the Tennessee/Alabama line on Friday. The 21 year old man had gone hiking with his mother and sister on Thursday, but they got separated. The other two made it out okay, but the man spent the night outdoors. After… ... Continue Reading
Rhea County Covid-19 tests still climbing

Rhea County Covid-19 tests still climbing

DAYTON, Tennessee (WDEF) – Tennessee reports the number of positive Covid-19 tests in Rhea County climbed to 209 on Friday. 51 of them have recovered. And while the numbers seemed to have stabilized after the big jump last week, they have climbed by more than 20 cases since then. Henderson Farms in Rhea County says… ... Continue Reading
Bikes in short supply during coronavirus pandemic

Bikes in short supply during coronavirus pandemic

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The bike business is booming — as many are still quarantining. Big box stores like Walmart and Target are reporting they have no more bicycles available. Meanwhile, local stores here in the Tennessee Valley are seeing big sales numbers. Garth Mansfield/Owner, East Ridge Bicycles: “Never seen anything like this. We have been… ... Continue Reading
Chattanooga distributing new shipment of protective masks

Chattanooga distributing new shipment of protective masks

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga has received 20-thousand masks from the state. They arrived this morning, two days after Mayor Andy Berke requested them. They’re being kept at the city’s Watkins street site. Local groups will then distribute them to residents. “It is so critical for us to see personal protective equipment distributed to people and… ... Continue Reading
Mask or No Mask?

Mask or No Mask?

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – As people emerge from their homes, some choose to wear masks, while others don’t, even when they know the rules. News 12’s Taylor Bishop goes out to ask them why. The post Mask or No Mask? appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Whitfield County sees highest unemployment rate in Georgia

Whitfield County sees highest unemployment rate in Georgia

DALTON, Ga. (WDEF) – In April, many places were dealing with the spread of COVID-19 through stay-at-home orders. In that month the unemployment rate grew in all 50 states, including Georgia. Whitfield County had the highest jobless rate of counties in the state at 20.6 percent. The Dalton area jumped from 5.2 percent in March… ... Continue Reading
NHC Rossville reports 25 positive Covid-19 tests

NHC Rossville reports 25 positive Covid-19 tests

ROSSVILLE, Georgia (WDEF) – We have a second Covid-19 outbreak at a Tennessee Valley  senior care facility . The NHC facility in Rossville is informing family members about 25 positive tests. After a worker tested positive, the facility tested their patients. On Friday, they are reporting that 24 residents have tested positive. All of them… ... Continue Reading
Another record high today for new Covid cases in Hamilton County

Another record high today for new Covid cases in Hamilton County

“We can’t stress enough that this virus is very active in our community" The post Another record high today for new Covid cases in Hamilton County appeared first on WDEF. ... Continue Reading
Local doctors ‘encouraged’ by Remdesivir results

Local doctors ‘encouraged’ by Remdesivir results

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Hospitals in North Georgia and the Tennessee Valley now have a new weapon to combat the coronavirus. Hospitals across the country are now issuing the drug Remdesivir to coronavirus patients. The drug was originally created for the Ebola pandemic. Now, studies show is could shorten the duration of COVID-19 symptoms and… ... Continue Reading

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