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Chattanooga restaurant destroyed by landslide

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- A Chattanooga restaurant is flattened in a Chattanooga landslide. A Subway restaurant on Signal Mountain Boulevard on Saturday morning is completely destroyed after a landslide, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department. No injuries are reported.


Chattanooga May Give Taxpayer Money to Small Businesses

Something known as the Neighborhood Reinvestment Fund in Chattanooga might use $500,000 in taxpayer money on the city’s small businesses, according to The Chattanooga Times Free Press.


Heavy rain wallops South with landslides, flooding

MEMPHIS — Homes, highways, parks and bridges throughout the South have been flooded or rendered out of commission Saturday, as the toll of days of drenching rains swelled waterways and pooled over saturated lands amid the threat of severe storms.


Chattanooga police officer suspended without pay for improper use of force, other charges after internal investigation

One more Chattanooga police officer has been suspended without pay recently after an internal affairs investigation sustained a number of allegations against him, including improper use of force.


Mudslide flattens Subway in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WKRN) - A Chattanooga Subway was leveled Saturday morning after a mudslide along Signal Mountain. The Signal Mountain Police Department reported the restaurant, which was located at the foot of the mountain, was flattened from a mudslide involving several trees.


Police Blotter: Man Crashes On Suck Creek Road After Swerving To Miss Coyote; Gunbarrel Road "Exit" Turns Out To Be A Subterfuge

Police responded to 1201 Suck Creek Road on a single-vehicle crash. An officer made contact with the owner/driver. His Toyota Yaris was in the ditch and was already being towed by private tow. The drive said he swerved to avoid hitting a coyote, which caused the crash.


Chattanooga man pleads guilty to second degree murder of Howard High student

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A Chattanooga man has pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the 2013 death of a 16-year-old Howard High School student. Chattanooga Police say Lamunta Williams was found shot dead about a block away from Howard inside an abandoned house on Carr Street. Police say the shootin


UPDATE: Mudslide causes Signal Mtn. Road Subway to collapse

UPDATE: A mudslide on Signal Mountain Road has caused a Subway restaurant to collapse. No one was inside the building during the collapse, according to Subway employees. Restaurant manager Owen Megahee closed the restaurant Friday after a tree fell on an employee's car, according to the Chattanooga


Who Is David Byrd? Tennessee Lawmaker Faces Pressure To Resign Over 2018 Sexual Assault Allegations

There are renewed calls for Tennessee State Rep. David Byrd to resign after accusations surfaced in March 2018 of Byrd sexually assaulting three women in 1986 while he was their basketball coach.


Man charged in fatal crash on Glenwood Drive

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga police arrested a man involved in car crash on Glenwood Drive Thursday night. Just before 7:30, officials says a vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign, and crashed into another car.


Lights Out At The Brainerd Tunnel

Will someone please check into why the Brainerd Tunnel lights are off all week? This is the tunnel going from McCallie Avenue to Brainerd Road. The lights have been off all week.


Rain causes flooding on some Hamilton County roads.

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — Recent rain caused flooding on some roads in the Tennessee Valley. On Friday, ducks enjoyed their time in what is usually a field. Lisa Durham lives near a park on Brannon Avenue. She says flooding is a problem here when it rains.


Watch Live: Flash Flood warnings in effect for parts of East Tennessee

Heavy rain has caused flooding near creeks and streams throughout East Tennessee, and most of the area is under a flood watch through Sunday morning. The Knoxville Police Department said 98 roads are closed because of flooding just in Knoxville.


Soddy Daisy water rescue leads to two in custody

Two people are now facing charges following a water rescue off Middle Valley Road in Soddy Daisy. Early Saturday morning, a couple called for a tow truck to pull their vehicle out of flood water.


BREAKING: Officer shot, injured in Tennessee active shooter situation

BLOUNTVILLE, TENN. — A deputy has been shot and wounded in an ongoing active shooter situation in northeast Tennessee, officials said. The wounded Sullivan County deputy is being treated at a hospital, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Andy Seabolt told the Bristol Herald-Courier. The sever


Fire truck stranded by flood waters in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tn. (WVLT) -- A Knoxville Fire Department fire truck was stranded by floodwaters in Fountain City on Saturday morning. According to KFD their engine 11 fell victim to floodwaters while responding to a trapped motorist on Knox Road.


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


CODE RED: Tornadoes possible in Middle Tennessee, record-breaking rainfall totals

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Severe weather is expected for parts of Middle Tennessee Saturday afternoon. Counties is southwest Tennessee are currently at an 'enhanced risk' (4 out of 5) based on the National Weather Service's Severe Storm Outlook Index. Much of the rest of Middle Tennessee is under an 'enhanc


Latest updates on flooding, road conditions across Middle Tennessee

News4 is checking in with officials across Middle Tennessee to find out what conditions are like as heavy rain continues to cause, causing flooding in many areas. See photos of flooding in your area? Email us at PIX@wsmv.com!


United Methodists in Chattanooga brace for fallout from vote on gay clergy, same-sex marriage

With the United Methodist Church's top leaders gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, this weekend, local Methodist churches and their congregations have been preparing for the decisions that will be made in the coming days — ones that could rock, or even split, the denomination.