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2022 Fireworks shows in our area

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - Two years ago we had the pandemic, then last year we had a fireworks shortage.  But this year, it looks like just about all of the Fireworks shows are back.   SATURDAY JUNE 25 New Salem, GA Rainsville…

What Does Tennessee's Trigger Law Do?

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) -- With Roe vs Wade overturned, the "Human Life Protection Act" has been triggered in Tennessee, outlawing most abortions. The law prevents abortion at any point between fertilization and birth, with…

No tuition hike for UT university system

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) - The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved a budget on Friday that holds the line on tuition for the second time in the last 3 years. “Rising inflation is hitting our students and families particularly…

WRES working on woods fire

Waldens Ridge Emergency Service was on the scene of a woods fire in the Forrest Park area and there were since around 5 am. in a Facebook post WRES says windy conditions and rough terrain are making it more difficult…

Two females shot near Station Street

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)-On June 19, 2022, Chattanooga Police responded to a call of a person shot.  The following are the preliminary facts of the investigation: Police working the area overheard a loud argument coming from a parking lot adjacent to Station…

Person Shot on Retro Hughes Road

Hamilton County, TN – On June 18, 2022 at approximately 10:30 pm, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 2900 block of Retro Hughes Road for the report of a person shot. Upon arrival, preliminary information from the scene…

New Whitfield County animal shelter opens

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) -- Whitfield County's new animal shelter finally held its grand opening earlier this evening. Diane Franklin, the shelter's director, says the new facility now provides 1,800 square feet. They were previously working with roughly 500. Jevin Jensen,…

Dalton Police identify shooting victim

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) - Dalton Police are now releasing the name of the man killed Thursday morning in a shooting.   62-year old Kenneth Ray Townsend was shot in an apartment on Selvidge Street just before 3 AM.   He…


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