ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a five-year contract extension with Julio Jones that is expected to rank with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers. The deal, announced by the team before Saturday night's preseason game at Miami, follows owner Arthur Blank's pledge to make Jones "a Falcon for life." Two other top NFL receivers,
Harris County, Texas (CBS News)-Officials say a suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a deputy at a suburban Houston gas station. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman was scheduled to hold a news conference at 4:30 p.m. CDT to discuss the arrest. Officials with the sheriff's office declined to comment on details of the arrest or what charge
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is headed on a trade mission to Israel on Saturday. The Republican governor will be joined by five state economic development officials and 18 representatives from research institutions and the private sector in Tennessee. State Department of Economic and Community Development spokesman Clint Brewer said the trip is aimed at fostering relationships
DENVER (AP) — The FBI is investigating after a disturbance on board an international flight to Germany forced the pilot to make an emergency landing at Denver International Airport. Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery says the incident occurred Friday night on a Condor Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Frankfurt. The pilot diverted the plane to Denver after declaring an emergency.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — People across the Gulf Coast are planning to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with somber remembrances of those lost and uplifting celebrations of the region's recovery. Ten years ago today Katrina made landfall. The hurricane's force and flooding ultimately caused more than 1,800 deaths across the region and roughly $151 billion in damage. In
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A hearing is set for Monday for a South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach. Ebony Wilkerson, 33, has been in a state psychiatric hospital after a judge ruled last year that she was incompetent to stand trial and could be a threat to herself or others. Her
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - The U.S. Navy is looking into possible security changes after the July 16 slaying of four Marines and a sailor at Chattanooga's U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center. Capt. Jack Hanzlik, Fleet Forces Command spokesman, told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the Navy is looking at things like the site's layout and the policies that govern
Normal 0 April Hilley isn’t your average 23-year-old. She has a beautiful two-year-old daughter, works full time at U.S. Express and when she was just 22 Hilley did something most people her age could only dream of doing. “I just wanted to do something that most people don’t do,” said Hilley after purchasing her very first home. Hilley said it
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - Check out Chip's latest grilling recipe! You can even grill up a dessert to finish off the perfect meal. Details in the video.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF-TV) - We're winding up a full week of activities celebrating the anniversary of a woman's right to vote. That was almost a hundred years ago, and for many young people, it's hard to believe there was a time when women were not part of the process. But, today the spotlight was on national and international politics as
Rossville, GA (WDEF) - A Rossville man finds himself behind bars without bond. Jonathon Lee Stone was arrested Wednesday on four counts of aggravated child molestation and two counts of incest. Catoosa County deputies responded to Stone's home after a call of child molestation. Stone was denied bond.
CHATTANOOGA,TN, (WDEF)-When driving a car the red gauge mark means you have a full tank but for Erlanger it means they are running out of beds. Kevin M.Spiegel, Erlanger President,"Erlanger is growing, more patients, more physicians, hiring more doctors, more operations we are running right now in the high 90% census". However the hospital is tackling the issue head on.
Fort McCoy, WI (WDEF) - Check out U.S. Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Joshua Garner from Chattanooga. He's with the 316th Mobility Augmentation Company. He was one of the commanders of several M113 Armored Personnel Carriers participating in a Combined Arms Breach during Combat Support Training Exercise 86-15-03 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin recently. It was a multi-component and joint endeavor aligned
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - Chattanooga keeps racking up the Top Town honors. The Scenic City made it to the third round of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine's Top Towns 2015 competition. We've already beat Nashville and Charleston, South Carolina. But now we're only beating Knoxville by a small margin in Round Three, so we need your votes!
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - It's time to take another look back at the Best of Life with Luther. Nine years ago our late friend and colleague visited an eatery that made it easy to pick and choose your own meals. Take a look at the video.
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - A woman who was convicted of two counts of conspiring to distribute and dispense controlled substances is now sentenced to 280 years in prison. Barbara Lang also known as "Aunt Bea" of Rossville, Georgia received that sentence Thursday. The trial surrounding the "pill mill" lasted almost three months. She was charged along with three other individuals.
CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — The largest wildfire ever recorded in Washington state has grown by more than 22 square miles. And firefighters may see tougher conditions over the weekend, with high winds in the forecast. The flames have burned more than 470 square miles. They're just 12 percent contained. Officials say at least 45 homes have been destroyed along with
Dalton, GA (WDEF & DDC) - A former Coahulla Creek High School teacher plead guilty Friday to sexual assault by a person with supervisory and disciplinary authority. The Dalton Daily Citizen is reporting that Elizabeth Scroggs was sentenced to 10 years probation after having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student. She will not serve any jail time or register
Fort Oglethorpe (WDEF) - The Board of Directors at Hutcheson Medical Center has approved service cuts to improve their financial situation. At the end of August they will shut down their Women's Center and Labor and Delivery Services. Chief Nursing Officer of Hutcheson Medical Center says “This is a necessary step that will provide cost saving measures.” The Board also
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee students have been asked to use gender-neutral pronouns such as "ze." Multiple media outlets report that the University of Tennessee Office for Diversity and Inclusion is asking students and faculty to use the pronouns in order to create a more inclusive campus. The University of Tennessee's Pride Center Director, Donna Braquet, wrote on
CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee Historical Society marker has been unveiled in East Tennessee to honor the first black students to attend Clinton High School after a federal judge ordered it to desegregate. Media report the marker commemorates the 12 black students who attended and became known as the Clinton 12. The marker was unveiled Thursday at Clinton Middle
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Planned Parenthood has filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics. Planned Parenthood Southeast said Friday that the move penalizes low-income women who seek contraceptive and preventative health care services at the clinics. The lawsuit was filed in Montgomery federal court. Bentley earlier this month
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Dauphin Island Sea Lab officials say a manatee that was well known to researchers and residents of the Mobile Bay area has died. Officials said in a statement the carcass of a manatee known as Zewie washed ashore in the Mobile Bay Aug. 21. Dauphin Island Sea Lab officials say a necropsy has been conducted
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier has outlined plans to close driver's license offices if the Legislature decreases the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's funding. Collier said in a statement Friday that the first phase of closures on Oct. 1 would impact 33 part time field offices in rural areas. Collier says a second phase of closures
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush says today is a day to celebrate the resurgence of New Orleans schools. Bush spoke at a ceremony at Warren Easton Charter High School. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the state took over almost all the city's schools, which had been widely criticized before Katrina for failing to provide a
Cleveland, TN (WDEF) - Cleveland Utilities is expanding their service to customers, but won't go as far as the EPB in Chattanooga. The Cleveland Daily Banner reports that the utility will move forward with offering phone and internet service. But officials have decided not get into the video (cable tv) business. They will gradually role out their new internet service.
Chattanooga (WDEF) We've got a tip for Bi-Lo customers who collect those Fuel Perks. Food City will soon be taking over local stores, and they will not continue the Fuel Perk program. The official Food City takeover comes in early October, but some stores begin the transition next week. They have posted conversion dates in each store. So for some
NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members. Avid Life Media Inc., Ashley Madison's parent company, says Noel Biderman's departure was a mutual decision and in the best interest of the company. Hackers originally breached
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika nears Florida. The storm could hit the peninsula Monday. Scott made his declaration shortly after forecasters adjusted the trajectory of the storm to show that it's predicted to go through the middle of the state. Scott's emergency order says Erika "poses a severe
Chattanooga (WDEF) This week, Nightfall delivers a shot of alt-country. The group Escondido is a duo, at heart, from Nashville. Singer Jessica Maros came to Nashville from Vancouver as a Fashion Designer, landing jewelry on Prince and Lady Antebellum. Guitarist Tyler James was a member of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Their sound is a combination of roots rock and