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Senate Republicans urge Tennesseans to get vaccine

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) - Republican members of the Tennessee Senate have released a letter to their constituents urging them to get the Covid vaccine. The...

Tennessee spent $11K on influencers for airfare promo

Tennessee paid thousands of dollars for social media influencers to promote an offer of flight vouchers largely to out-of-state residents.

Talk Show host now pitches vaccine from hospital

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A conservative talk radio host from Tennessee who had been a vaccine skeptic until he was hospitalized from COVID-19 now...

Tax-Free Sales of Gun Safes and Gun Safety Equipment Begins This Month

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - July 30th through August 1st is the annual tax-free weekend on school supplies in Tennessee. But for the first time ever, there...

Tennessee museum to open Confederate bust to public

The Tennessee State Museum will soon allow the public to view the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest after it was removed from the Capitol on Friday.

Man convicted in Tennessee toddler’s 2001 death

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee man has been convicted in the 2001 death of a 15-month old boy. WTVF-TV reports that Christopher Lee...

I-40 bridge in Tennessee likely won’t reopen until August

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Department of Transportation now says it will likely be early August before the Interstate 40 bridge between Arkansas...

Gang members convicted for drug conspiracy in Knoxville and Chattanooga

Demetrius Bibbs of the Black P Stone Bloods in Chattanooga is one of the suspects convicted.

TVA launches web series to promote electric vehicles

The Tennessee Valley Authority is launching a five-episode web series to promote electric vehicles.

Nathan Bedford Forrest Bust Removed From Capitol

The Nathan Bedford Forrest bust was removed from the state Capitol building Friday morning.

Forest Service moving ahead with Bald River Falls replacement bridge

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) - The project has been slow in materializing but the Forest Service is moving ahead with a replacement bridge for...

Gov. Lee comments on vaccination program & Dr. Fiscus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WDEF) - Governor Bill Lee waded into a couple of controversies that have been building this week in Tennessee. Until today, he had...



13-Year-Old Alexander Persinger Wins World Kickboxing Title Belt

Chattanooga-(WDEF-TV) Teenager Alexander Persinger has one goal in mind... to be a household name in UFC like Conor McGregor. He's on the way to...

Potential Excites Ringgold Tigers

Ringgold posted a .500 record last year, but the Tigers believe they can be much more than a middle of the pack team this...

Austin Riley With Career High Six RBI’s as Atlanta Beats the Mets 12-5

NEW YORK (AP) - Austin Riley hit a grand slam and a two-run homer to set a career high with six RBIs, powering the...

Titans Look to Work on Third Down Defense in Training Camp

Titans coach Mike Vrabel met with the media Tuesday, one day before Tennessee opens training camp. No doubt the Titans defense needs plenty of...