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IRONMAN picks Chattanooga as a finalist for their World Championships

We would be the first repeat host for the athletic competition.

We test drive one of CARTA’s new electric buses

The biggest change for the public is the sound... you won't hear the new buses.

Chattanooga firefighters recount rescuing dog

Chattanooga Firefighters recount an unusual call they responded to last week.

Body found in Fort Payne

FORT PAYNE, Alabama (WDEF) - Fort Payne police are trying to determine if a body found on Thursday is a homicide. Police got a call...

Another trucking logistics company bringing more jobs to Chattanooga

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) - The Governor is announcing that a Texas based company plans to expand in Chattanooga, bringing 500 new jobs. The company is...
Grace Baptist Academy

Former Grace Baptist Academy assistant coach indicted for sexual contact with minor

Investigators say the underage victim simulated sex over a digital medium to the coach.

Woman charged with making up story of graphic physical and sexual abuse

She accused him of physical abuse, kidnapping, urination and sexually humiliating her. But her Instagram posts told a different story.
Dade County

Suspect faces charges in 3 states after chase

TRENTON, Georgia (WDEF) - Trenton police arrested an Alabama man after a wild chase Tuesday night. It began around 11 PM on I 59 heading...

Man charged with smuggling THC oil through airport

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - Chattanooga Police got a tip about a suspect trying to smuggle THC oil through the airport. So Narcotics officers worked with airport...

Big 9 Roots Festival to feature history, take place of Bessie Smith Strut

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - MLK Blvd. was once 9th Street. That area of Chattanooga was known as the Big 9. "Performers, the street corner out here...

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