Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - A police officer who fatally shot two gunmen who opened fire outside a contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons in Texas is being credited with saving lives. The incident has raised questions about the motives for the contest and the violent response from the two assailants. Local Muslim leaders are reacting to the shootings Sunday night in
DALTON,GA, (WDEF)-House Bill 170 was signed into law Monday morning. But not everyone is happy about the transportation bill that Governor Nathan Deal claims "will keep our economic engine running". David Pennington, Former Dalton Mayor,"We are going from a 13% tax on rooms when you add up all the taxes to almost 20% tax on rooms by July 1st which
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - Parking at the Chattanooga airport is about to change. New kiosks and ticket systems are being installed this week. The equipment will allow mobile paying options. Airport officials expect it will speed up the parking process. The move will be done for individual parking lots in separate stages. The change-over could take up to several weeks.
Adolphus Lebron Hollingsworth stabbed his wife to death in 1997. But the case went unsolved for 17 years. In that time, Hollingsworth became a boilermaker union member, had a daughter, and as his attorney says, proven to the world that he can be rehabilitated. But thanks to a persistent district attorney and national attention, the murder was solved and this
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - Chattanooga was the original Outside magazine's Best Town Ever and now we're up for the title again. The Chattanooga Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has some tips for you on the voting process. Officials say you can only vote once per round, but there are 6 rounds. The rounds are May 4-8, May 9-13, May 14-18,
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - Each week we will be featuring a historic church around the Chattanooga area. This week we visited St. Paul's Episcopal Church It's a part of the Diocese of East Tennessee. Take a look..
Hampton Creek Just Cookie Dough Chocolate Chip is a HIT. This container makes about 16 cookies - one tablespoon of dough each. Nothing to add bake for about ten minutes. The aroma is wonderful (better than my grandmothers cookies) and the taste is just as good if not better. I like my cookies thin and crispy and was able to
Dallas, TX (CNN) - Draw Mohammed Cartoon Event organizer Pamela Geller explains why she held the event, despite death threats.
PROPHET CARTOON CONTEST: SHOOTING Muslim group condemns attack GARLAND, Texas (AP) - The nation's largest Muslim advocacy organization has condemned an attack by two gunmen outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said in a statement Monday that a violent response is more insulting to the Muslim faith than
Boston, MA (WMUR) - A 95-year-old WWII vet uses a cane to fend off a would-be robber.
Salt Lake City, UT (KSTU) - A man with a concealed carry permit fatally shot a man in a Macey’s parking lot after intervening in a carjacking in Orem, Utah, on Saturday morning, and so far police say the man will not face charges as it appears the shooting was justified.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska is edging toward becoming the first conservative state in decades to repeal its death penalty. Capital punishment opponents are optimistic following an initial vote in the Legislature to repeal the law but acknowledge they still face a challenge as opponents scramble to block the change. A coalition of Democrats and Republicans has formed behind the repeal
BIDUR, Nepal — It was an unlikely escape. By his own account, he should have died. But when the humble hut of stacked grey stones collapsed onto Funchu Tamang, who believes himself to be 101 years old, his daughter-in-law quickly pulled him from the wreckage. He was hit in the chest by a rock during the quake. A couple of
BRAND, Germany — It rose on a former Soviet airfield south of Berlin, a towering hangar bigger than a dozen football fields where ambitious entrepreneurs planned to revive Germany's zeppelin industry. That dream died in 2002 when funding ran out, but the building was reborn as a massive popular tropical theme park, complete with a rainforest, a beach, waterslides and
TORONTO — Canada is seeking an emergency stay of a judge's decision to give a former Guantanamo Bay inmate bail while he appeals his conviction in a Washington court for war crimes. Jeremy Laurin, a spokesman for Canada's public safety minister, said Monday in addition to appealing the Omar Khadr bail decision, Canada will see seek to block his release.
HAVANA — Big businesses are putting their muscle into new Washington lobbying efforts to end the U.S. embargo on Cuba as the two countries press ahead to re-establish diplomatic relations. James Williams says Engage Cuba, the new bi-partisan lobbying group he heads, is launching operations this month with the backing of more than a dozen Fortune 500 firms ranging from
BERLIN — Berlin police say they have found about 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of cocaine inside banana boxes at a discount grocery chain in what authorities say is the largest-ever seizure of the drug in the German capital. No arrests have been made. Police say the cocaine was wrapped in black plastic packs of one kilogram (about two pounds) each
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two teenage boys from Delaware are still in critical condition more than six weeks after a banned pesticide was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying. Sean and Ryan Esmond and their parents fell ill after an applicator working for Tennessee-based Terminix used the pesticide methyl bromide at the resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
MULBERRY, Tenn. (AP) — Emergency crews have been called to the site of a small plane crash in Middle Tennessee. Media report the crash occurred in Lincoln County on Monday morning near the community of Mulberry. It's not clear how many people were aboard the plane or if there were any injuries. The cause of the crash will be investigated.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two lawmakers have reimbursed the state for trips they took to legislative conferences. WTVF-TV (http://bit.ly/1JkYXQk) reported that Murfreesboro Sen. Bill Ketron and Knoxville Rep. Ryan Haynes repaid the money after finding out that the trips were charged to both taxpayers and their campaigns. The station reports Ketron reimbursed the state $17,553 for six trips in the
Gainesville, GA (WDEF) - A Judge has sentenced Rusty Beamon to three years and six months in federal prison for defrauding a bank in Ellijay, Georgia. Beamon was an Atlanta banker put in charge of foreclosed real estate for the closed Appalachian Community Bank in Ellijay. Prosecutors accused him of fraudulently renting out bank-owned properties and pocketing the rent checks..
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the former vice president of a failed bank has been sentenced on fraud charges. Authorities say 54-year-old William R. Beamon of Atlanta has been sentenced to three years and six months in prison. Prosecutors have said Beamon led Appalachian Community Bank's foreclosure liquidation department and told a real estate agent that a bank-owned
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police say an Atlanta-area sheriff shot and critically wounded a woman in a subdivision near the Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville. Gwinnett County police say officers found the woman shot in the abdomen Sunday evening. Police say she was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in critical condition. Police said the shooter was identified as Clayton County Sheriff
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Birmingham are investigating a fatal triple shooting. Lt. Sean Edwards tells WBMA-TV that three people were found dead inside a home in the city's Smithfield neighborhood Monday. Neighborhood president Shirley Floyd tells Al.com that a relative of one of the victims found their bodies. The identities of the victims and details on the circumstances
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The House Ways and Means General Fund Committee will hold public hearings on proposals to raise the state cigarette tax and the automobile rental tax. The committee has scheduled the hearings for Tuesday. One of the bills would raise the cigarette tax by 25 cents per pack. The proposal is considerably less than the 82 cents
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An Opelika man who left a detention center turned himself in. The Opelika-Auburn News (http://bit.ly/1ccxfe7 ) reports 29-year-old Mark Brandon Kelley went back to the Lee County Detention Center on Friday night after escaping that afternoon. Sheriff deputies say Kelley escaped from the booking area as another inmate was being released. Opelika police arrested Kelley on