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Chattanooga property owners attend public meeting regarding Southside Chattanooga Lead Site

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) -  Robernetta Thompson owns property in the Richmond area, and she, like others, got a letter asking to test her soil...

Venezuelan president called a ‘Grinch’ after government toy seizure

Caracas, Venezuela (CNN) - Venezuelan officials have confiscated nearly 5 million toys from a toy distributor, accusing the company of planning to sell them at...

Nigeria church collapse kills as many as 50 worshipers

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) - Officials have opened an inquiry into how a church in the Nigerian city of Uyo collapsed during services Saturday, killing as...

Explosions hit near major soccer stadium in Istanbul

ISTANBUL -- Two explosions hit Saturday night outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul, after fans had gone home. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a...

‘Ten years at the top is a long time’: New Zealand PM John Key resigns

(CNN) - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has resigned, in a move that shocked many observers. Key had been in power since 2008, and leader...

Fidel Castro Laid to Rest in Private Ceremony in East Cuba

SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) - A wooden box containing Fidel Castro's ashes was placed by his brother and successor on Sunday into the side of...

Wife of Putin aide sparks outrage with Holocaust skating routine

(CBS) - Olympic figure skating champion Tatiana Navka, the wife of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, sparked outrage for giving a Holocaust-themed performance with actor...

‘French Thatcher’ Fillon wins France’s Republican primary

(CNN) - French conservatives have picked François Fillon as their presidential candidate in next year's election. Fillon easily beat Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppé in the Republican...

Turkey’s Disillusionment with the U.S.

(CBS) - The following script is from “Turkey,” which aired on Nov. 20, 2016. Steve Kroft is the correspondent. Michael H. Gavshon, Howard L....

India train derailment kills at least 50

(CNN) - At least 50 people were killed early Sunday when a Patna-Indore Express train derailed near India's northern city of Kanpur, Additional Director General...

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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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