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GM announces battery plant coming to Tennessee

General Motors and LG Energy Solution have announced plans to invest more than $2.3 billion to build a second U.S. electric vehicle battery factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

U.S. Senate pays tribute to Chattanooga’s Bill Brock

WASHINGTON D.C. (WDEF) - The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution honoring the life of Chattanooga native Bill Brock. Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty...

Vaccine Hesitancy in Tennessee

A case study reveals that more people are afraid to dying from the covid vaccine than the disease itself.

LG adding more jobs at Tennessee factory

LG Electronics is planning to add a new shift to its washing machine factory in Tennessee, spurring an anticipated 334 new jobs.

TBI says police officer was probably hit by “friendly fire”

New report says the bullet that hit the police officer at Austin East High in Knoxville was not fired from the 17 year old student's gun.

Jack Daniel’s inks deal on Tennessee solar farm

Iconic whiskey maker Jack Daniel's has struck a long-term deal to fuel a solar panel farm a few miles away from its Tennessee distillery.

Police describe the shootout between women and an estranged husband

LEBANON, Tennessee (WDEF) - Police say a fatal shootout Monday morning in Middle Tennessee involved a woman, her mother and her estranged husband. They call...

Gov. Lee proposes a sales tax holiday for restaurants, bars and groceries

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is proposing a $100 million, two-week sales tax holiday on restaurants, bars and groceries. On Tuesday, the...

Landowners beware of timber thieves

NASHVILLE (WDEF) - You've heard of the rising problem of catalytic converter thefts. Now Tennessee officials warn about the problem of timber thefts, for a...

States pause use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine to investigate blood clots

(WDEF) - Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and Alabama are all pausing use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. The federal government issued a recommendation...

Resource officer shot at Tennessee high school recovering

Knoxville Police Officer Adam Willson is recovering from surgery after being shot at a Knoxville area high school on Monday.

Driver Safety Awareness: “Slow Down Tennessee”

In the first four months of 2021, Tennessee recorded over 60 more fatal traffic accidents in comparison to April of 2020.


Three men shot on Dodson Avenue

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- Three people were shot early Saturday morning in Chattanooga. According to police, the three men were in the 800 block of Dodson...

UPDATE: Stolen Truck and One Dog Found, One Missing

UPDATE:The red truck has been located along with one dog. Harry, the 30 lb terrier, has been found! Coconut, anatolian, is still missing. EARLIER: Chattanooga Police...

Ian McGrath Scores Two Goals in CFC’s 3-0 Win Over New Amsterdam

Chattanooga-(WDEF-TV) Ian McGrath scored twice on Friday as the CFC beat New Amsterdam 3-0. It was Chattanooga's second game of the season opening Legends...

Dalton and SE Whitfield Finish in 3-3 Tie in Battle of Top Ranked Soccer Teams

Dalton, GA-(WDEF-TV) Only fitting that two soccer teams ranked number one would play to a draw. That was the case on Friday night at...