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Northeast Alabama deputy dies from COVID-19

FORT PAYNE, Alabama (WDEF) - A Dekalb County, Alabama deputy has died from COVID-19. 49-year-old Mickey Bowen had served 21 years with the sheriff's office,...

Marion County charges suspect with murder of long missing man

No one has seen Wesley Ridge for 4 1/2 years and his body has never been found.

How Do Teachers in Georgia Feel About in Class Learning?

Weeks into the new school year, are teachers in Georgia vulnerable?

Sylvania School teacher charged with inappropriate behavior

“This is an absolute unfortunate event that has happened in our quiet Town of Sylvania."

I 59 shooting incident near Fort Payne

FORT PAYNE, Alabama (WDEF) - The State Bureau of Investigation will look into an officer involved shooting incident last night in northeast Alabama. The incident...

Drugs and lots of guns confiscated in Mentone, Alabama

MENTONE, Alabama (WDEF) - The DeKalb County Sheriff has released details on a large drug and gun seizure last week on Lookout Mountain. Officers served...

Alabama extends mask order until Oct. 2

"folks, I understand you don't want to wear the masks.  I don't either.."

Sheriff looking for suspect in Sand Mountain joy rides

2 trucks, motorcycle and another vehicle all in 3 days

Alabama officers charge 8 suspects and confiscate edible marijuana candy

"Our office has zero tolerance for those that corrupt our youth. These cases must be dealt with swiftly!"

Chattooga County schools return to class today

Plus our schedule of school returns in our area

Deputies looking for woman they say tried to run down a drug agent

STEVENSON, Alabama (WDEF) - Deputies in northeast Alabama are looking for a woman who they say tried to run over a drug officer who...

Alabama governor extends mask order, requires for students

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is extending a state order requiring face coverings in public for another month. And she says masks...


Dolly Parton posts her Covid vaccine photo

(WDEF) - Dolly Parton tweeted on Tuesday a photo of her getting her Covid vaccine with a clever caption. "Dolly gets a dose of her...

New information on deadly Whitfield chase

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) - Whitfield County Sheriff's officials are releasing more information on the deadly crash last week. They says there were active felony warrants...

Tennessee expanding vaccines to 1-C category

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) - Tennessee health officials are expanding the pool of vaccines as they expect increased shipments. Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey announced the state...

Golden Apple Award: Hardy Elementary Sarah Tortora

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF) - Music has to power transform us. It's a subject that Sarah Tortora is passionate about. She shares that passion with...