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Twitter disables Trump campaign’s George Floyd video tribute

Twitter has blocked a Trump campaign video tribute to George Floyd over a copyright claim.

Unemployment in the US falls to 13.3%, confounding forecasters

Unemployment around the U.S. declined slightly in May, falling to 13.3% as the economy showed signs of recovering from the impact of nationwide shutdowns caused by the coronavirus.

Job posting: Free beer and $20K to hike trail Appalachian Trail

One lucky hiker who wants to take on the Appalachian Trail will get paid $20,000 to do it. Here’s the catch, you have to also love beer.

Summer heat unlikely to stop spread of COVID-19

The head of the National Institutes of Health says summer heat is unlikely to stop the spread of coronavirus. Dr. Francis Collins gave the assessment in a blog post today, citing experts in infectious disease transmission and climate modeling. He wrote: “Climate only would become an important seasonal factor in controlling COVID-19 once a large […]

Ben and Jerry’s launches space-themed ice cream

Ben and Jerry’s is launching a new flavor and we mean it literally, they launched it into the stratosphere. The new limited edition pint is called “boots on the moooo’n.” On Tuesday, the ice cream makers sent a pint of it up, up and up — on a balloon — 20 miles into the stratosphere. […]

JK Rowling releases new children’s book

Harry Potter author JK Rowling is working on a new book project and is hoping her young readers will help her finish it. It’s called ‘The Ickabog’ and you can read it for free on the ickabog.com. The book will be published over the next seven weeks, a chapter or more at a time. It’s […]

What does ‘mask shaming’ say about human nature…and does it work?

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, a new behavior known as “mask shaming” has popped up as people politicize the debate over face coverings.

Pac-Man turns 40 years old!

Pac-Man is 40 years old! The maze video game debuted in a Tokyo arcade on May 22, 1980. It was originally called “Puck-Man.” But the game’s American distributor feared kids would change the “p” to an “f” on the marquee. So they changed it and Pac-Man was born. It innovated gameplay with a defined main […]

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Angela joined the News 12 team in November of 2017 as the weekend sports anchor and reporter. Angela is a proud member of an Army family, which means she has hometowns all over the Eastern Seaboard. Most recently, she calls...

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Ashley is a lifetime Chattanooga area resident, and a 1987 graduate from UTC, with a BA in communications. While there, he was commissioned through the ROTC program, served simultaneously in the 1/181st field artillery Tn. Army National Guard, finished Airborne...

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Bill Mitchell joined the station in 1997. Bill came to News 12 from KDBC-TV in El Paso, Texas where he was News Director and main anchor for 22 years. Before joining KDBC, he was the Senior Vice President and Station...

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Chip has been either in front of a camera or behind a microphone for well over 30 years here in the Tennessee Valley. He anchored mornings and noon at WDEF-TV 12 from the late 1980's until the summer of 2004,...

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Danielle Moss joined the WDEF 12 News team in April 2019 as a reporter, producer and fill-in Meteorologist. She began her journey at WDEF as a weather intern. You can find Danielle on the evening anchor desk every weekend. She...

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Dorothy grew up in Bay Minette, Alabama near the state's beautiful Gulf Coast. Before coming to WDEF she worked at a station in Columbus, Georgia. Dorothy spent several years there as an Anchor and also reporter in Auburn, Alabama. Dorothy...

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You can watch Emily Cassulo weeknights on News 12 Now at 6 and Prime News at 7. Emily also does stories on different tech products and issues for Tech Byte, which airs Mondays on News 12 Now. She joined the...

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Isaiah was born and raised in the Chattanooga area and attended Heritage High School in Ringgold, GA. He took a broadcasting class where he fell in love with broadcast journalism. He attended the University of West Georgia before transferring back...

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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...

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John is a graduate of Washington State University. He started his broadcasting career in Yakima, Washington as an intern with an ABC affiliate. At the end of his internship, he was hired as a television reporter. Upon leaving Yakima, he...

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Kay brings a decade of experience in broadcast journalism spent covering her hometown and the surrounding Tennessee Valley. Born and raised in the Tennessee Valley, she graduated from Red Bank High School and then attended UTC. There she anchored the...

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Kaylee Nix joined the News 12 Now team in June 2018. She grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology and a minor in broadcast journalism. Kaylee...

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Chief Meteorologist Patrick Core loves living in the Tennessee Valley. Originally from Folsom, Louisiana, this husband and father of three enjoys the outdoors, fishing, gardening and any kind of sport. Patrick also enjoys spending time with his family. Patrick came...

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Bekah Birdsall joined the News 12 Now team in December 2019. Born and raised in Texas, she is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University’s Bachelor of Science in Meteorology program. She has completed internships in Houston,TX as well as...

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from...

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Winston Reed was born in 804 Virginia in his hometown of Chesterfield. He grew up with a fascination of television, sports, and movies. Winston got his first taste of journalism at Old Dominion University where he took his first tv...

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GPS Soccer Stays Undefeated With 1-0 Win Over Rival Baylor

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Local mom wonders why she’s facing charges

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CFC Fall to Oakland 3-2 in NISA Playoff Semifinals

The CFC's quest for the NISA Championship came to an end on Wednesday in Detroit as they lost to Oakland 3-2 in the playoff...
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Vols Cade Mays Among Transfer Waiver Requests Granted by SEC Commissioner

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey has agreed to approve transfer waiver requests for players who switched schools inside the league....