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Child Abuse reports expected to rise with school returning

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn (WDEF) - Since schools closed last march, officials say there had been a significant decrease in child abuse reporting. “Every adult has the...

Animal cruelty tip leads to caged toddler, drugs, guns

Three people are facing a multitude of charges after police found a caged toddler in a filthy Tennessee mobile home that also contained dogs, rodents and snakes.

Charges dropped against woman accused of child abuse

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - All charges were dismissed against a Chattanooga woman accused of abusing her child on Facebook Live. Tybresha Sexton was initially charged...

Mother arrested for child abuse after Facebook Live video

A mother is arrested for child abuse after police say she broadcasted it live on social media.

Two Dalton women arrest for child cruelty

DALTON, Ga. (WDEF) -- Dalton Police have arrested two women for allegedly beating their teenage daughter and sister. A 14-year-old Dalton Middle School student confessed...

Mom says she will be in court everytime a daycare worker appears

Aukeera Tellis is charged with physically abusing two children in the daycare.

Abuse, neglect claims investigated at 460 Tennessee schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An analysis has found Tennessee's Department of Children's Services investigated 647 allegations of child abuse or neglect involving students at...

Charges Dropped Against Whitfield Coach For Not Reporting Alleged Abuse

WHITFIELD COUNTY, Ga. (WDEF) - Charges against Whitfield County coach Lamar Cofield, for failing to report suspected child abuse, have been dropped. District Attorney Bert...

Hot car baby death case bound over to grand jury

The case of a Chattanooga man accused of leaving his baby to die in a hot car will now go to the grand jury.

Charges dropped against local radio personality

Chattanooga, Tennessee (WDEF) - Recent charges against local radio personality Jim Reynolds were dropped today. Authorities got called to Jim Reynolds' home in Ooltewah last week....
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