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TENNESWIM 2017 Comes to Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - A world-record-holding endurance swimmer and professor of Medical and Life Sciences in Germany will be attempting to swim the entire length...

3M water pollution case set for early 2019 trial date

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A federal lawsuit involving chemical contamination in the Tennessee River near a city in Alabama will go to trial in...

Regulators: gasoline pipe leak didn’t reach Tennessee River

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee environmental officials say the gasoline that leaked from a pipeline in Chattanooga has not reached the nearby Tennessee River.

Tennessee Aquarium opens new research facility on Tennessee River

Get an overhead view of what the new research facility looks like

Homeland Security Training on the Tennessee River

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - If you're passing by the Chattanooga  Riverfront on Wednesday and see law enforcement out on the water do not be...

Three Paddleboarders Rescued from Storm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - Three people got more than they bargained for while paddleboarding on the Tennessee River Wednesday night. The three women were near the Riverfront on...

Safety comes first on the Tennessee River during Riverbend

"If you got five people and five life jackets but one of the people is a child, you need a child life jacket," Purvis said.

Body of 2nd Alabama fisherman recovered from Tennessee River

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) - A coroner in northwest Alabama says the body of a second missing fisherman has been recovered from the Tennessee River. Colbert...

Don’t flush your meds: the common practice that’s polluting our waterways

Don't flush your old medications. That's a relatively new mantra for environmentalists and law enforcement officials alike. After years of being told the best way to get rid of your old medications is simply to flush them... Our rivers and streams are now paying the price.

Body Found in Tennessee River

The recovery took about two hours, and no further information has been released.

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