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Report offers details of local educator arrested in online sex sting

Investigator accuses former school principal of posting ""Just love little girls."

Double Murder Trial begins in Polk County

BENTON, Tennessee (WDEF) - The murder trial of a Polk county man accused of a 2017 murder of two men is going into its...
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A 3 Car Crash on Christmas Night leaves One Dead and Six Injured in...

POLK COUNTY, Tenn (WDEF) - We're learning more about a 3 car crash that happened in Polk County on Christmas night that claimed the...
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Patrick Core’s Winter Forecast

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - Each Thanksgiving week, Chief Meteorologist Patrick Core offers his look into the coming winter season. And this year, he has higher hopes...
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Person Found Dead In Submerged Car In Polk County

POLK COUNTY, Tennessee (WDEF)- Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating an incident that left one person dead. According to officials, a vehicle was submerged in the...

Polk County detectives make chop shop arrests

BENTON, Tennessee (WDEF) - Polk County investigators have charged two suspects in a suspected chop shop operation. Last week, detectives went to a home on...

Multi vehicle crash closes Highway 64 along the Ocoee

POLK COUNTY, Tennessee (WDEF) - A Multi vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon shutdown Highway 64 along the Ocoee River. Polk County Sheriff Steve Ross tells us...

Temperature is even affecting TWRA’s trout restocking

CROSSVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) - The heat and drought are even affecting trout restocking in East Tennessee. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has had to change...
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Lightning injures Polk County teen on ATV

POLK COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) - It happened on Sunday while he was camping at Cherokee National Forest in Polk County. 15-year-old Hunter Waldroup was on...
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Family removes Ocoee River rafting victim from life support

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - A 15 year old from Florida will be buried on Saturday. Yariennys Hernandez was rafting with a church group on the Ocoee...

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