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Chattanooga Animal Emergency Specialty Center receives Grace Humanitarian Award

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – On March 16, McKamey Animal Center hosted their third annual Humanitarian Awards banquet and fundraiser. Animal Emergency & Specialty Center was recognized with the Grace Humanitarian Award for exceptional veterinary care and emergency services. “Animal Emergency & Specialty Center’s dedication to providing premier veterinary care for injured and ill animals has […]
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Election Profile: Erskine Oglesby District 7

Early voting started last week for Chattanooga’s run off elections. As we lead up to election day news 12 now sits down with each candidate vying for a city council seat. Erskine Oglesby hopes to elected in district 7 “Everything we did to get to this runoff election we are stepping it up times 25.” […]
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UPDATE: Shooting outside Bar Louie

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) -- A person was shot multiple times around 10 o'clock Sunday night near Bar Louie.
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Cursive writing to be standard again in Tennessee schools

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – With the advent of personal computers and smart phones, most of us don’t use pens and pencils like we used to. In fact, some school districts have stopped requiring instruction in cursive writing, but not in Tennessee. Tennessee began requiring that instruction for students two years ago. That follows the realization that […]
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Chattanooga Housing Authority reopens waiting list

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – More than three thousand people are expected to apply to the Chattanooga Housing Authority choice voucher program. The program reopened today, March 27, at midnight. The lottery style process has not been done since 2015. The voucher program provides assistance to low income families, senior and those with disabilities so that they […]
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LATEST: Crews continue search for missing person

MARION COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – With stormy weather on the way, search crews are stepping up their efforts to find a missing biker in a wilderness area north of Chattanooga. Teams began organizing about 10 this morning at Edward’s point Baptist Church on Walden’s ridge. They were joined by other searchers from Sequatchie and Marion counties. […]
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Weekend road closures for Chattanooga special event

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The following roads will be closed from 5 AM until 8 PM on Saturday, April 1st for The Chattanooga Cruise-In, which features more than 2,000 cars and 10,000 spectators converging on downtown Chattanooga. Fort St. between W. 13th St. and W. Main St. W. 14th St. between Carter St. and Chestnut […]
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Chattanooga Police arrest WV murder suspect

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police located and arrested a man wanted for the murder of James Patton in Huntington, West Virginia on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Suspect, Charles Gardner, age 26, was located at 2:10 PM in an apartment on the 3500 block of Dayton Blvd. CPD was able to retrieve the suspect by acting […]
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Avian flu reaches chickens in Chattooga County

SUMMERVILLE, Georgia (WDEF) The Summerville News reports that avian flu cases have moved into northwest Georgia. A commercial poultry breeding operation in Chattooga County has tested positive for H7. This version of the bird flu cannot be spread to humans and is no threat to the food chain. But it has forced the destruction of […]
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Chickamauga Elementary Caboose

Kids at Chickamauga Elementary are climbing aboard an old caboose on school grounds to practice their reading skills.