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Athens police arrest suspect in fatal shooting

ATHENS, Tennessee (WDEF) - Police have charged a suspect in a fatal shooting in Athens, Tennessee on Wednesday evening. It happened around 5:30 near the...

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.

Pedestrian killed over the weekend in Athens

ATHENS, Tennessee (WDEF) - A man crossing a street in Athens on Saturday night was hit by a vehicle and killed. It happened around 8PM...

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.

Police say suspect tazed himself in struggle with officer

ATHENS, Tennessee (WDEF) - Athens Police report a suspect tazed himself during a fight with an officer. The incident started at 7 AM, when a...

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...

Athens City Schools faculty and staff receive first dose of Covid-19 Vaccine

ATHENS, Tenn (WDEF) - One by one , Athens City teachers lined up for a shot in the arm Friday at the Athens Regional Park. When...

Fire destroys commercial building in Athens, Tennessee

ATHENS, Tennessee (WDEF) - Fire crews from across McMinn County battled a blaze Tuesday night at the Athens Housing Authority and the Educational and...

New Tennessee Unemployment Claims Fall to 11,497

New unemployment claims in Tennessee fell to 11,097 last week.

Tennessee doubles the certified career pathways in local schools

See the list of programs that are certified in our area schools.

Tennessee adds rural vaccine locations and supply

NASHVILLE (WDEF) - The Tennessee Department of Health is adding more than 100 new vaccination sites across the state, with an emphasis on serving...

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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...
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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...