Dalton, GAWDEF

Judge increases sentence to life for kidnapping and rape of a woman

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – A judge on Tuesday increased the sentence against Richard Marvin Smith in the trailer rape and kidnapping case from 2019. A woman who admitted she was a meth addict at the time, said she was lured to a trailer in Dalton to take drugs, but she was held against her will and sexually assaulted multiple times.
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Dade County, GAWDEF

Dade County Nursing Home Owner Charged With Cruelty

(TRENTON, Ga.) – A charge of Cruelty to Person 65 Years of Age or Older has been brought against 55-year-old Kent Allen Womack of Lafayette, owner of Woodhaven Senior Living in Trenton. Dade County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Woodhaven Monday on reports that a one hour eviction notice was...
Rossville, GAWDEF

Video of suspected Ridgeland High vandal

ROSSVILLE, Georgia (WDEF) – The Walker County Sheriff’s Office needs your help tracking down the person who vandalized Ridgeland High School. The schools has had two incidents in the last few months. The Sheriff posted video of the suspect on their Facebook page. They believe the suspect is in his...
Chattanooga, TNWrcbtv.com

Juneteenth 2021 events underway in Chattanooga

Several organizations and businesses throughout Chattanooga have begun preparing for Juneteenth 2021. The day is set to commemorate the date when slaves in the United States learned they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865. It will officially become a paid holiday in Chattanooga in June of 2022,...
Chattanooga, TNWrcbtv.com

21 year old killed in crash

A 21-year-old is dead after a car crash on Sunday night, according to the Chattanooga Police Traffic Division preliminary report. A Chevy Tahoe attempted a left turn into a parking lot and hit a motorcyclist. According to the report, a Chevy Tahoe was traveling southbound at 3900 Hixson Pk attempting...
Chattanooga, TNWTVC

"A caring heart": Chattanooga City Council honors retiring CPD sergeant

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A longtime Chattanooga Police Department officer is being recognized. After 25 years of service, Chattanooga Police Sergeant Wayne Jefferson is retiring. CPD says Sgt. Jefferson has led the Citizen's Police Academy for years, and shared a photo of him surrounded by academy alumni at tonight's meeting. Councilwoman...
Chattanooga, TNWTVC

Driver rescued after truck overturns, hanging over Missionary Ridge

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Chattanooga firefighters worked to rescue a driver stuck in a precarious position after their truck overturned on a dangerous, unstable part of Missionary Ridge. The fire department says the tricky extrication on South Crest Road took over an hour Tuesday afternoon. Chattanooga Fire Department (CFD) spokesperson Lindsey...