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Friday, February 26, 2021


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

Returning UTC students today reflect on Covid-19 exposures

"I believe partying is not what you should do right now."

Another COVID-19 exposure at UTC

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- UTC and the health department are warning of another possible COVID-19 exposure. UTC & @HamiltonHealth are collaborating in contact tracing to identify...


Braves Give Manager Brian Snitker Contract Extension Thru 2023

(press release) ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves today signed manager Brian Snitker to a contract extension through the 2023 season with a club option...

University of Tennessee to name dorms for Black trailblazers

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is naming residence halls after two Black trailblazers.

Weather Update: Friday’s Forecast – February 26th, 2021

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): Rain & Cooler Temperatures Friday, With Unsettled And Wetter Times Ahead! Friday: Rain will begin in the early hours Friday morning. Expect...

Hooked On Science -Ultimate Snowball

Do you know how to engineer the ultimate snowball? Our “Science Guy,” Jason Lindsey, has the science secret.