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Record avalanche of early votes transforms the 2020 election

ATLANTA (AP) - A record-setting amount of early voting has changed the 2020 election. More than 22 million people have voted so far, which...

A look at Central High’s Piano Lab program

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - Thanks to donations from the community, Chattanooga Central High School has become one of a few schools in the Hamilton County...

Child hit by car on Highway 27 in Summerville

SUMMERVILLE, Georgia (WDEF) - The Georgia State Patrol is investigating, after a small child was hit by a car tonight. It happened around 8 on...

White House: Tennessee mask mandate ‘must be implemented’

NASHVILLE (AP) -  The White House quietly told Tennessee early this week that a statewide mask mandate “must be implemented” to curb its growing...

Melissa Turner charged in last night’s wild chase through town

UPDATE: From the Georgia State Patrol When a Fort Oglethorpe police officer ran a plate for the silver Ford F150 Thursday night, it came back...

Our First Responder Heroes for this month are Wildlife Officers

"on the water you have, unfortunately, things like boating accidents..stuff you have to work."

Police chase runs from Ft. Oglethorpe to downtown Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - Police from several local agencies took park in a wild chase around and through Chattanooga this evening. It started with an attempted...

Bradley Sheriff talks about rise in auto burglaries

The Bradley County Sheriff's Office is fighting back against car burglaries. News 12's Bekah Birdsall has the latest with the sheriff. The Bradley county sheriff's Office...

Cold Case unit asks for help with 2016 double murder

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - Cold Case investigators have uncovered new information in a double murder from more than four years ago. A five year old was...

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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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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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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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New Tennessee Unemployment Claims Back Below 10,000

New unemployment claims in Tennessee moved back below 10,000 to 9,873 for the week of October 17.

Crews Battle Early Morning House Fire on Rogers Road

The Chattanooga Fire Department battled a house fire on Rogers Road early Thursday morning.

Weather Update: Thursday Morning’s Forecast – October 21st, 2020

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): Indian Summer Weather Pattern Continues! This Morning: Fair skies will continue with milder temperatures.  Some patchy fog possible  with lows in the...
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Titans Prepare For Battle of Unbeatens With Pittsburgh

Titans coach Mike Vrabel appeared to run a gasser in practice Wednesday. Everybody is amped up for the battle of unbeatens Sunday between the...