Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - The Chattanooga Fire Department put out an attic fire Friday evening. It happened around 6:00pm at a home on Oak View Drive. When fire crews arrived, the homeowner told officials everyone made it out of the house safely. The homeowner told firefighters they smelled something burning and saw flames in the attic.
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - The USA Cycling Professional Time Trial takes place Saturday with the USA Cycling Professional Road Race on Monday. Road closures will start Friday night for the time trial, and Sunday for the race. Click on the related link for a map of the road closures. You can also check out the race route and detours.
Marion County, TN (WDEF) - The TBI arrests a Marion County man today on charges of promoting prostitution and money laundering. Officials started investigating 53-year-old James McGlamery in June of 2013. TBI agents found that McGlamery was involved in building various massage parlors and spas across the state. The Whiteside man was arrested in Marion County early Friday morning. He
RINGGOLD, GA, (WDEF)-"An honest man has no chance in this world when something goes wrong, a thief will beat me home from court." Ray Bean lost his wife to cancer just a few weeks ago. Two days after the burial, Bean claims plumber and convicted sex offender Benjamin Guest came to help with a pipe issue. "Rapist of a 12
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF-TV) -- One of the worst parts of a Wildlife Officer's job is dealing with accidents and fatalities. Most fatalities in our area happen in water related accidents. And with the 2015 boating season underway, TWRA Officers have a message to share. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Officers are trying to get the 2015 boating season off on the
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - 7 years ago Luther visited a woman with the "cutting edge" technology to make rubber stamps. Take a look at this Life with Luther piece.
(CNN) - The original Pac-Man was released in 1980 and soon became one of the most successful video games of all time. Now, 35 years later, Pac-Man shows he's as relevant today as ever.
TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - TLC says it has pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against Josh Duggar from when he was a juvenile. In a statement Friday, the channel said it was deeply troubled and saddened by
Atlanta, GA (WSB) - Man holds attempted carjacker at gunpoint until police arrive.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who has been jailed for a week after fleeing with her son to keep him from being circumcised is due back in court. Heather Hironimus is expected to appear Friday before the judge who warned she faced imprisonment if she ignored his orders. The 31-year-old woman was missing with her 4-year-old son
BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — A campaign is underway in places around the U.S. to "demilitarize" the police and produce officers who think of themselves as protectors of their communities, not members of an occupying force. That philosophy is already at work at Washington state's police academy, where instructors are using a curriculum known as "Blue Courage." It aims to produce
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The operator of a broken oil pipeline that fouled a California shoreline says it could be weeks or even months before investigators are able to determine what caused the break and subsequent spill. Crews have yet to excavate the broken piece of pipeline, which under the law must be done in the presence of federal regulators
DUBLIN (AP) — For months, Ireland has debated whether to legalize gay marriage. Now it's time to vote, and the choice is a simple yes or no. Friday's referendum on amending the Irish constitution to give marriage rights to homosexuals is expected to be approved, based on all opinion polls that have given "yes" voters a double-digit lead throughout the
PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower is closed to the public because workers are protesting a recent rise in aggressive pickpockets. The Paris monument is normally open every day of the year and brings in thousands of visitors daily. It sometimes closes briefly for bomb threats or strikes. The company that manages the tower said in a statement it did
LONDON (AP) — British police have closed roads and evacuated hundreds of homes near London's Wembley Stadium as the army works to defuse an unexploded World War II bomb. The 50-kilogram (110-pound) bomb was discovered by builders working near the stadium. It is believed to have been dropped over London during German bombing raids in the early 1940s. An army
CANNES, France (AP) — Michael Fassbender doesn't know if the "Macbeth" curse carries over to movie adaptations, but he'd rather not test it. "The Scottish film" is what Michael Fassbender calls his "Macbeth" adaption, which is set to premiere Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival. He's maintaining the theatrical superstition of not speaking the name of Shakespeare's play — at
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government has sent geologists to earthquake-damaged mountain villages to assess landslide risks before the rainy season begins next month. Home Ministry official Laxmi Prasad Dhakal said Friday the geologists went this week to villages in the districts that were the most affected by the earthquakes. Dhakal said the geologists would check the soil and the
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee student-athletes have posted a 3.04 overall grade point average for the spring semester, their second-highest GPA since the school started recording sport-by-sport data on the subject in 2003. This marks the fifth straight semester Tennessee student-athletes posted an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Sixty percent of the student-athletes finished with a 3.0 or better.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a former Memphis Fire Department chief has pleaded guilty to forging what she claimed was the will of former state Rep. Ulysses Jones. The Shelby County district attorney's office says Sandra Evette Richards was sentenced to eight years' probation after pleading guilty Wednesday to charges of forgery over $60,000, tampering with or fabricating evidence,
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are singing the blues over an impasse that's keeping some of them off the presidential campaign trail, away from overseas trips and waiting for the Memorial Day break to begin. Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander tapped out "Memphis Blues" on a borrowed piano in his office ahead of his performance Saturday night on the banks of
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a 5-year-old girl who was found with the cord to a set of blinds wrapped around her neck has been ruled a homicide. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said Friday that Carlene Jane Rigby died of asphyxia by strangulation. Rigby was found dead in her bedroom March 22. Bibb County Sheriff's
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a teenager suspected of shooting two girls on a school bus in Jacksonville last week has been arrested in Georgia. The Liberty County Sheriff's Office reports that the 16-year-old boy was suffering from an accidental gunshot wound to the thigh when deputies arrested him Thursday near Hinesville, Georgia. The area is about 40 miles
Atlanta, GA (WSB) - Man holds attempted carjacker at gunpoint until police arrive.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's jobless rate ticked up slightly to 5.8 percent in April after months of steady decline. The state's unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in March, which was the lowest level since July 2008. Alabama's unemployment rate is still above the national average of 5.4 percent. Gov. Robert Bentley said there were positives in the monthly numbers.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The son of Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson is accused of impersonating a peace officer. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency officials say 32-year-old Sandys Stimpson was stopped for speeding Friday morning in Mobile County. Trooper Jamie L. Maloy says Stimpson identified himself as a game and fish officer and showed a deputy game and fish warden badge. Maloy
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in coastal Alabama say a man wanted after fleeing police in Marshall, Missouri has been taken into custody. Gulf Shores Police Cpl. Josh Coleman tells Al.com 31-year-old Carl Clayton Roettgen and his 38-year-old girlfriend Amber Lynn Friend were found at Gulf State Park Wednesday and are awaiting extradition to Missouri. U.S. Marshalls have said