ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An Albany man has an unusual idea for generating economic activity off of the city's long history of ethically challenged lawmakers. He wants to open a museum of political corruption. Bruce Roter envisions a museum that would not only detail Albany's many political scandals but also offer some possible solutions to corruption. Roter is a music
WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man who went to Florida to have knee surgery returned home about six months later to find his house had been demolished. Philip Williams says he went to Fort Lauderdale for a knee replacement in December. When he returned to his West Hempstead neighborhood in August, his home was gone. After neighbors
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Heavy rain and freezing rain is likely to stick around through most of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in parts of the central U.S. due to a slow-moving, complex weather system. Already, flash flooding has caused at least three deaths in North Texas, where several inches of rain had fallen since Thursday evening. The National Weather
MIAMI (AP) — Social Security disability benefits are an important part of America's safety net, paying an average of $540 a month to people who are too disabled to work. But millions of people have to go through lengthy appeals to get the benefits, and Miami has the longest average wait time for a hearing, at 22 months. Now a
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - Santa Clause is trading in his Christmas hat for a Sailor's hat, all thanks to the popular Lighted Boat Parade on the Tennessee River. Thousands of locals filled Ross's Landing last night to watch more than 30 boats float by covered, from top to bottom, in lights and other decorations. It's a free event that's become
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - Chattanooga Police say a man was killed Friday night after he tried to cross Highway 27 Northbound, near the Main Street exit. He was hit by a single vehicle and died from his injuries on the scene. It happened around 8:30pm Friday night. Police don't know why he was trying to cross the
CHATTANOOGA, TN. (WDEF-TV) - A lot of folks here in the tri-state area got a new family member today. It could have been "man's best friend". Or, a frisky kitten. And they paid what they wanted to pay for those animals. They were lined up to get inside the McKamey Animal Shelter today. Anyone could come in and name their
Andrews, NC (WDEF) - A joint investigation between the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and the Andrews Police Department nets 16 arrests in " Operation Black Friday 2015". They started investigating after numerous complaints about the people living at 2135 Business 19 in Andrews. Investigators developed information that there was possible illegal drug use and sale going on at the residence.
CHATTANOOGA, TN. (WDEF-TV) - The Hamilton county jail was built in the 1970's and its showing its age. For the second time in a year it's failed a state inspection, and launched a new discussion about how long it will take to deal with that nagging issue. There are lots of multi-story buildings in downtown Chattanooga older than this one.
UPDATE: Chattanooga Police responded to a shots fired call Friday afternoon to the 3100 block of 5th Avenue. Residents gave police a vehicle description. Several officers responded and stopped the suspect vehicle at East 3rd Street and Dodson Avenue. They detained 5 people without incident. They were questioned and arrested. They arrested four 19-year-olds and one 17-year-old juvenile. Two people
Chattanooga-(WDEF) The Notre Dame football team got a pep talk Friday from a real-life star of the Christian gridiron movie, 'Woodlawn.' Hank Erwin spoke to the Irish before they left for their playoff game tonight in Knoxville against Alcoa. Erwin was the chaplain for the Woodlawn high school football team in Birmingham in the 70's. The movie depicts the real-life
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - While most families were gathered around Thanksgiving dinner Thursday afternoon, another person was shot dead in Chattanooga. That's the second murder this week. Six shootings total and the police press releases keep piling up. With many witnesses to these murders - yet no one talking - frustration in the police department is mounting. "I have two
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Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - Technology is changing all the time. So, what do you with all that old hardware? Luther found a company that recycles computers. Check out this Best of Life with Luther in the video.
(WDEF) We have plenty of stories this holiday weekend about eating, shopping and decorating. But what else did families do when they got together? We went to Instagram to find out. Here is a mashup of your videos from Ft. Payne to Blue Ridge, Signal Mountain to Murphy, and all points in between.
(CNN) - Americans are expected to spend an average of $369 each this Black Friday weekend and some shoppers are willing to fight for the best deals. More in the video below.
Chattanooga (WDEF) It takes some special people to wake up at the crack of dawn on Thanksgiving to get some exercise for a good cause. But even those people aren't generally this energetic. Take a look at this talented couple that Videographer Ashley Henderson found at this year's Grateful Gobbler.
Chattanooga (WDEF) - Chattanooga police respond to a shooting early Friday morning in Brainerd. It happened in an apartment building at 3700 Cherryton Drive near Germantown and Brainerd Road. 34-year old Desmond Benson suffered a single gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition. Police do not have any suspect information at
Chattanooga police say a person was shot early this morning.. The call came into the dispatch at 2AM. Police responded to the 3700 block of Cherryton Drive,. There, they say they found the shooting victim. Details are limited.
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - Thanksgiving is over and Black Friday is among us, and while most people are still stuffed from dinner, there are plenty out there already taking advantage of those early Black Friday Sales. That's right, the days of waiting in line until 6 a.m. are over! "I mean I don't consider this Black Friday shopping, cause it's
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF)- Chattanooga Police responded to a call to the 3600 block of Central Avenue around 3 p.m. Thursday. When police arrived on scene they located a single victim. 43-year-old Darrel Jones died on scene due to his injuries. Witnesses to the incident declined to cooperate with the investigation. Investigators continue to follow all leads.
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - 43-year-old Darrel Jones was found dead on East 37th Street at Central avenue about mid-afternoon Thursday. Deputy Chief David Roddy with the Chattanooga Police Department said, "A family member actually found the victim lying facedown on the side of the street and he'd been shot more than once..is what I have at this time." Jones
Hixsonm TN (WDEF) - Hundreds kicked off their Thanksgiving day holiday with a brisk walk in the woods at Chester Frost park. The annual Stuffing Strut raises money specifically for northern Hamilton County families. Runners and walkers of all ages laced up their sneakers for the cause early Thanksgiving morning before they stuffed themselves with turkey and stuffing.
Chattanooga (WDEF) - About 4,000 people turned out for the Grateful Gobbler. The annual 5-K run, walk and stroll raises money for the Maclellan Shelter for Families. Our own videographer Ashley Henderson takes us toThe North Shore to share some of the fun. "Okay, I came just for one pair of boots. So I've got two pair of boots, and two
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee(WDEF) - Instead of spending Thanksgiving with family and friends, a Chattanooga mom is sitting behind bars after police say she beat up her daughter. Kedendi Bivens, 31, was charged with one count of child abuse. The case against Bivens began Wednesday evening then police were called to a home in the 2700 block of 6th Avenue. When officers
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - Tennessee Highway Patrol is cracking down on highway safety this Thanksgiving to guarantee a crash free weekend. For the next few days, travelers can expect to see a State Trooper every 20 miles on every Interstate in Tennessee. "We will be monitoring the traffic, the heavy volume of traffic, throughout the state of Tennessee, and drivers
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - A dispute over money leaves one man with a stab wound to the stomach and another facing charges. Chattanooga Police say it happened at the corner of Market Street and Frazier Avenue Wednesday night. Police found the victim, 56-year-old Danny Henderson, with the stab wound. He was taken to a local hospital to be treated. Police found
WASHINGTON (KIRO) - Baby Jesus a popular target for thieves during the Christmas season. More in the video below.
Tennessee Valley (WDEF) - Patrick expects an active winter, especially for January and February with several snow possibilities. The second half of winter could be quite cold as well so keep the heavy coats handy! More information in the video.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF-TV) - Electricity use will go up tomorrow morning as families prepare their Thanksgiving meals. That's one of the little known facts that TVA and your local power companies have to plan for. Somebody has to make sure it's done right---and that means technical staff is working on holidays. Now, an inside look at TVA employees taking care