6 days ago
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GA and TN schools react to Florida School Shooting

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- As law enforcement continues to investigating the deadly school shooting in South Florida, Catoosa County Schools and Marion County Schools say they are continuing to make sure their safety plans to prevent tragedies like the one in South Florida. Chris Lusk, the Heritage Middle School principal, says, “Kid’s can not reach their […]
4 weeks ago
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Whitwell Schools closed Friday

Whitwell, TN (WDEF) The Search for Dewayne Halfacre has Closed Whitwell schools for the 2nd time in a week. School was canceled WEDNESDAY for Whitwell elementary, middle and high school students, while law enforcement officers searched nearby for Halfacre. Thursday students returned to school under a soft lock down. Director of Schools Mark Griffith said […]
4 weeks ago
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UPDATE: Whitwell schools will open Thursday

MARION , Tenn. (WDEF) — Marion County Schools Superintendent Mark Griffith has confirmed that Whitwell schools will be open Thursday. He assures parents and students that there will be extra police on campus, and the schools will operate in a kind of “soft lock down.” This comes after schools closed Wednesday as multiple law enforcement […]
4 weeks ago
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Authorities in Marion County continue search for fugitive

MARION COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – On Tuesday, authorities took to the ground and sky covering a several mile perimeter, but never located Dewayne Lee Halfacre. He’s a man wanted in Rutherford County for a recent armed robbery and a number of other charges. “I would classify him as very dangerous,” Marion County Sheriff Bo Burnett […]
2 months ago
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One Killed in Marion Co. Self-Defense Shooting

Marion County deputies and the TBI are wrapping up an investigation into a fatal shooting Monday night.
2 months ago
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Two arrested in Marion County following TBI drug investigation

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – An investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of two Tracy City residents charged with the sale and delivery of oxycodone and fentanyl. Over several months in 2016, Agents with the Drug Investigation Division conducted undercover operations in […]
2 months ago
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Officials find pipe bombs in Marion County home

MARION COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – A Kimball man is now in police custody after authorities found five pipe bombs in his home. Christopher Owens faces several counts of reckless endangerment. At around 4:30, central authorities went to Owens’ home on Allen Lane to do a probation home check. That’s when the pipe bombs were found […]
4 months ago
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TDFN: Westmoreland at Marion County

Tennessee Valley (WDEF) — Westmoreland played at Marion County on Friday! The Marion County offense got back on track prior to the playoffs. In their last two games, they scored a total of 100-points. Tonight, the Warriors were hoping that offensive momentum would continue in their playoff opener against Westmoreland. Marion proves to be too […]
4 months ago
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Body of pursuit suspect found in Tennessee River

MARION COUNTY, Tennessee (WDEF) – A man’s body has been found after driving into the Tennessee River during a pursuit Monday night. Hamilton County Police say the driver of the vehicle jumped out while the vehicle was still in motion, and ran down a boat ramp, and into the waterfront fleeing from law enforcement. Officers began […]
6 months ago
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TDFN: South Pittsburg at Marion County

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