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Chattanooga assistant fired over tweet sues to get job back

A Chattanooga football assistant coach fired over a social media post disparaging the state of Georgia and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams is suing...

Dolly Parton eulogizes the uncle who got her started in music

Read the farewell and tribute Dolly posted on Wednesday to the Uncle who got her started in music.

UTC students, faculty react after players kneel during national anthem

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - The issue of kneeling during the national anthem has become a topic of debate over the last few years, with...

UTC begins randomized rapid testing of students, faculty

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - UTC students and faculty are now subject to receiving randomized rapid COVID-19 tests as of this week. At UTC, each week...

UT System promises a “normal” student experience for fall

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WDEF) - The head of the UT System tried to reassure potential students for next fall. President Randy Boyd announced that University of...

Local Congressman, UTC Professor Talk Biden Calls For Unity

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDEF) - With the start of the new Biden administration today, the newly-elected President has called for an era of unity and...

UTC joins Siskin and Hamilton Co. schools to create CNA program

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) - The coronavirus pandemic has continued to apply pressure on our healthcare system affecting area hospitals and clinics.  With hospitalizations on the rise,...

Rise in COVID Cases in Hamilton County Causes Concern For Young People

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - According to data from the Hamilton County Health Department, nearly 40 percent of all new cases since October 1st have...

Bear Roams the Streets of Chattanooga then Euthanized: Reactions

As if 2020 wasn't crazy enough, a bear walked around the streets of Chattanooga searching for food.

The State of UTC in the year of the pandemic

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - The Social Justice movement and Covid-19 have had major impacts on the UTC campus this year. So it is only natural that...

UTC tracing student contacts with football played who tested positive

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - The UTC Covid-19 Campus Support Team has issued a warning for students. They are concerned about positive tests for members of the...

Health Dept. warns of Covid-19 exposures at Douglas Heights Apartments

Several potentially infectious people were at the apartments over the last 10 days


Charles Grodin, ‘Midnight Run,’ ‘Heartbreak Kid,’ star, dies

Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died.

Food Giveaway for Food Insecurity

Now, the Lafayette Housing Authority routinely sets up shop making it easier for locals to get all of their essential groceries for free without even leaving their car.

Job Fair hosts over 400 employment opportunities

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) - The Urban League of Chattanooga and The American Job Center have teamed up  to bring more than 400 job opportunities...

Volkswagen will Suspend Production for two weeks in June

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) - Volkswagen announced they will be suspending production activities for two weeks during the month of June. Volkswagen says the suspension of production...