Joeli Poole

Reporter/Producer

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Joeli Poole joined the WDEF News 12 Team in April 2019 as a Reporter and Producer. You can find her reporting during the week and when not on camera; she’s producing the 6 and 11 shows. Joeli grew up with a love for reporting, starting in middle school. She has been the anchor for her middle and high school TV stations, along with the Sports Anchor for her College TV Station. Joeli grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and moved to Tennessee when she 10 years old. She went to Cleveland Middle school and Walker Valley High School. She graduated in May of 2019 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Being from the area, Joeli loves being able to help tell the stories of her community. In her spare time, Joeli enjoys watching her LSU Tigers, hiking, and playing with her dog. Feel free to email any story ideas at jpoole@wdef.com.

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Chattanooga's first annual Labor Day Parade

(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn) - Saturday was the first annual Chattanooga Labor day parade and picnic. It featured a membership of 17 local labor unions representing over 5 thousands workers in the area. The people involved in this event want social and…

Suspect Identified in Rainbow Creek Shooting

(CHATTAHNOOGA, Tenn) - The Chattanooga Police Department have identified the suspect wanted in connection to a shooting from Monday morning. 27, year old, Jemichael Powell is accused of shooting and killing a 19-year-old, Quintasia Tate. Tate was killed just after…

Dalton Man indicted for biting his wife's face

(DALTON, GA) - A Dalton man who is accused of biting off a "chunk" of his wife's face, and beating her, has been indicted by a Whitfield County grand jury. 29 year old Santos Rumulo Puac-Ramirez was indicted on several…

Interstate 75 South Bound Shut down

CHATTANOOGA, (Tenn) - Chattanooga Police confirm that interstate 75 southbound is shut down. They say a pedestrian was struck on the interstate. All lanes are closed from Volkswagen Drive to Exit 7 Bonny Oaks. Police say to consider an alternate…

Chattanooga Police respond to a shooting

CHATTANOOGA, (TENN) - Chattanooga Police responded to a shooting on Thursday afternoon. It happened at 200 Tunnel Road in the 800 block of Gillespie Road. A 25 year old male was shot and transported to a local hospital. The victim…

Douglas Heights Shooting Suspects Identified

CHATTANOOGA (TENN)- Chattanooga Police have arrested one of the two suspects involved in the shooting at the Douglas Heights Apartment Complex. 29-year-old Omerrieal Woods was arrested on Monday and charged with Facilitation of First Degree Murder and two counts of…

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office testing body cams

HAMILTON COUNTY, (TENN) - The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is in the process of testing out body cams. Currently 20 to 25 deputies are trying the devices before the department begins outfitting about 300 sworn deputies and jailers. They will…

Chattanooga Police respond to a Bomb Threat

CHATTANOOGA, (Tenn) - The Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has given the all clear after a bomb threat was made at a local Chattanooga rehabilitation center. Chattanooga Police spokesperson Trevor Tomas says that The staff of CADAS chose to evacuate…

Officer Involved Shooting In Bradley County

The Bradley County Sheriff's Office confirms that they are on the scene of an officer involved shooting. The shooting happened on Chilcutt Road in Northeast Bradley County. The suspect has been transported to a Chattanooga hospital with what they believe…

Cleveland CBD Store robbed

CLEVELAND, (TENN)- A local Cleveland CBD STORE closed on Wednesday because it was robbed around four in the morning Wednesday. The Owner of Bienestar Hemp says the surveillance video shows a male robber approximately six feet tall and robbed the store…

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…

Military tank shuts down I-75

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF)- Traffic is now open after I-75 Southbound was shut down for most of the day Thursday. This happened by exit 27 near Paul Huff Parkway in Cleveland. Tennessee Highway Patrol Sargent Alan Bailey says a wide load…