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Brian Armstrong joined the News 12 Now team in October 2020.

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LongHorn Steakhouse fire

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)-Several LongHorn Steakhouse employees acted fast Sunday morning when a fire in the kitchen got out of control, safely exiting the restaurant and calling 911 for help. Multiple CFD Red Shift companies responded to the business at 5771…

EPB recognized again, this time for for Smart Grid

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- EPB’s Chattanooga’s Smart Grid has been recognized by a world leading organization. Green Business Certification Incorporated honored the power grid by achieving the Peer Gold. PEER is the world’s first certification program that measures and improves power system…

Winter Weather mix

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tennessee (WDEF)- "People that don’t have to be out later this evening or first thing in the morning that’s what I would recommend," said Leamon. It seemed like nearly every company or organization was impacted by the weather.…

Chickamauga New Year skate

Chickamauga GA (WDEF)- Holiday season is alive throughout the are including in Chickamauga. The Chickamauga New Year's ice skating rink was frozen Friday and Saturday. The rink was surrounded by Christmas decorations and the small town new years and holiday event…

COVID-19 testing around the Holidays

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- COVID-19 cases continue to increase due to the Omicron variant health officials are worrying about potential spread due to the holidays. President Joe Biden announced starting in January the government will provide 500 million free rapid home-testing…

Wreaths across Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)-The weather cooperated better than expected during the tradition of Wreaths across Chattanooga continuing Saturday Chattanooga once again took part in the The National wreath-laying ceremony, Wreaths Across America. The…

Bricks of Honor

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- After a few delays, New names honoring those who have served are part of the Charles H Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center.  The brick of honor dedication ceremony…

Angel Tree pick up

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- Kids will be rocking around the Christmas tree with presents under the tree thanks in large part to the Salvation Army angel tree program. Now a lot of Chattanooga Hamilton…

Urgent blood donation needs

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- Some elective procedures are being put on hold due to the current blood donation shortage here in Tennessee and Georgia. East Lake Academy is trying to do its…

Perry’s Promise

ROSSVILLE, Georgia (WDEF)- Animals and their families got a special treat in Rossville Saturday. Perry’s Promise takes the pressure off of people in need during the holiday season. Seniors and People in need…

Christmas at the Courthouse

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- Just after 12:15 Friday Afternoon visitors to the Hamilton County Courthouse got to experience some Christmas Song and cheer. Christmas at the Courthouse featured the Choo Choo Kids, Jazz…

Reports of lockdown at Erlanger

UPDATE: Chattanooga Police report they have arrested a suspect for auto burglary and are still looking for another. This was the case that led to the lockdown. ________ CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- A call came in just after 8:30 Sunday night…

Upcoming 5-11 years old Pfizer vaccine event

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- The Hamilton County Health Department, in partnership with Hamilton County Schools and One to One Health, will host another series of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination events for children ages 5-11. These events are intended to administer both 1st…

Christmas at the Zoo

RINGGOLD, Georgia (WDEF)- Christmas at the Zoo took place over the weekend. Boynton United Methodist Church inviting the public out to celebrate an early Christmas with food, a petting zoo, and other…

Battle of Ringgold Gap

RINGGOLD, Georgia (WDEF)- The Battle of Ringgold gap living history showed what happened back over 150 years ago during the civil war. They described it as a way to show history and truth. …