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TBI issues endangered child alert for missing Marion teen

NEW HOPE, Tennessee (WDEF) - The TBI has issued an Endangered Child Alert for a 13 year old girl from Marion County. Jaylei Shyenne Smith...

Stolen Rolls Royce chase began in Gordon County on I 75

CALHOUN, Georgia (WDEF) - We told you the Tennessee side of the stolen Rolls Royce chase on Tuesday. Now the Georgia State Patrol explains how...

17 Hamilton County Schools Listed as ‘Trauma Informed’

For three years, three schools have been involved in the 'trauma informed' program in Hamilton County. Going forward, 14 more schools will follow suit.

Stolen Rolls-Royce stopped on I 24 in Marion County

Stolen in Georgia, suspects from Jackson, Tennessee

New Tennessee Unemployment Claims Back Above 10,000

New unemployment claims in Tennessee took a turn for the worse with numbers going above 10,000 last week.

Tennessee Had 7,598 New Unemployment Claims Last Week

New unemployment claims in Tennessee stayed below 8,000 for the fourth straight time with 7,598 last week.

Covid Vaccines for Anyone 16 Years Old and Older

10 Counties in southeast Tennessee (Bledsoe, Bradley, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie) are eligible to give Covid vaccines to anyone 16 and older.

Golden Apple Award: Richard Hardy’s Coach Tommy Wells

Tommy Wells is an institution at Richard Hardy Memorial School in South Pittsburg. Through his decades of teaching, he has displayed genuine kindness to all his students and players earning him this week's Golden Apple Award.

What’s Right With Our Schools: Richard Hardy Driving Program

The driving simulators at schools these days are demonstrating lessons on more than impaired driving. Now they focus on distracted driving at Richard Hardy Elementary.

Worker dies at Lodge Cast Iron in South Pittsburg

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tennessee (WDEF) - An employee of Lodge Cast Iron died after an accident at the manufacturing facility. It happened last night in South...

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...

First responders react to Tennessee bill lifting residency requirements

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - Nationwide, a shortage of police officers has been reported in recent years. A new bill out of Nashville hopes to...


Weather Update: Tuesday Morning’s Forecast – May 18th, 2021

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): Going From Warm To Hot This Week! This Morning:Mostly cloudy skies will continue through the morning. It'll be milder as well, with...

Red Bank Wins Region Softball Semifinal Against Sweetwater 4-3

Red Bank, TN-(WDEF) The Red Bank softball team won their region semifinal matchup against Sweetwater 4-3 on Monday at Red Bank high school. The...

Braves Manage Only 3 Hits in Losing 3-1 to the Mets

ATLANTA (AP) - Pinch-hitter James McCann drove in the game’s first run with a double, Tomás Nido had three hits and the New York...

Treasurer of school booster club indicted

JACKSON, Tennessee (WDEF) - Another volunteer treasurer has been arrested for stealing from schools after a Tennessee Comptroller's Office investigation. This time, a former treasurer...