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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.

Remembering the life of Jerry Levengood

RHEA COUNTY, Tennessee- Family, friends, co-workers and former students came to remember and celebrate the life of a Rhea County man Tuesday. "I’m going to follow...

Resident complains about landfill smell

RHEA COUNTY, Tennessee- Donna Mcgainey said outside of the Rhea County Solid Waste Facility, there is usually an awful smell wafting through the neighborhood. "The...

Local Artillery Guard unit heading to the Middle East

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - A Chattanooga-based National Guard unit is about to head overseas. The Tennessee National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 181st Field Artillery Regiment is leaving...

Dayton Postal Worker investigated for stealing mail

DAYTON, Tennessee (WDEF) - Rhea County investigators suspect a postal worker with stealing mail in our area. On Saturday, officers stopped a woman on Highway...

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...

Rhea County arrests wanted vehicular homicide suspect

DAYTON, Tennessee (WDEF) - Rhea County deputies have arrested a wanted suspect for aggravated Vehicluar Homicide. Bradley Allan Gabehart was charged with a variety of...

Rhea County finishes new justice center after overcrowding issues

DAYTON, Tenn. (WDEF) - Rhea County is preparing to open their new state of the art justice center. In 2017, News 12 took a visit...

New Tennessee Unemployment Claims Fall to 11,497

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

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...


Minnesota cop will be charged in shooting of Daunte Wright

Kim Potter, a former police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old motorist Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter.

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.

12 missing in ship capsize off Louisiana

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a dozen people in waters off the coast of Louisiana after six crew members were pulled from rough seas.

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison

Bernie Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme, has died in prison.