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Gunman and officer shot at Knoxville High School

Watch Live Coverage from Knoxville. Armed student involved in shootout in a restroom.

Indiana Jones Returning to Theaters for Fifth Installment

Indiana Jones will return to the big screen for a fifth installment in July, 2022.

Explosive eruption rocks volcano on Caribbean’s St. Vincent

An explosive eruption has rocked La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent.

Hooked On Science – Trick the Brain with Coffee Cup Sleeves

When you're done with your coffee, see how you can use a couple coffee cup sleeves to trick your brain.

Firefighters Battle Early Morning House Fire in Ooltewah

A home in Ooltewah sustained heavy damage in an early Thursday morning fire.

New Tennessee Unemployment Claims Back Above 10,000

New unemployment claims in Tennessee took a turn for the worse with numbers going above 10,000 last week.

World War II Medal of Honor Winner and Chattanoogan Charles Coolidge Passes Away

Chattanoogan Charles Coolidge, One of the last two World War 2 Medal of Honor Winners has died at the age of 99.

Firefighters Forced to Shuttle In Water To Battle House Fire on Lookout Mountain

Firefighters were forced to shuttle in water to battle a house fire early this morning on Lookout Mountain.

Hamilton Co. Health Department Administers 100,000th Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

The Hamilton County Health Department has administered 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since December.

Hooked On Science – Watch a Carrot Soar Into the Air

Do carrots soar through the air at your house? Possibly, if you have kids! Our “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey, says they do at his! Watch as he uses science to launch a gigantic carrot.

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Andrew Harrison is happy to be back home! He grew up in Chattanooga and is a proud graduate of East Brainerd Elementary and McCallie School. He is a longtime member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church. Andrew started as a studio...

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

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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 starting at 5:30. Emily also does stories on different tech products and issues for Tech Byte, which airs Mondays on News 12 Now. She joined the WDEF news team in...

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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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Kenan started at News 12 Now in October, 2020. He graduated from Florida State University and interned at WPBF in West Palm Beach.

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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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