Brian Armstrong

Reporter

Email Brian
Brian Armstrong joined the News 12 Now team in October 2020.

Articles

East 11th shooting

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- On Saturday just after 2:30 Chattanooga Police responded to the 700 block of East 11th Street on a report of a person shot. Officers located a male party suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was…

East Lake commercial fire

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- A fire at an auto repair shop in East Lake presented a number of obstacles for Chattanooga firefighters, but they were able to get the flames under control quickly. At 11:47 AM Sunday, Red Shift companies were…

Big 9 Roots Festival

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- The Big 9 Roots Festival braved the chilly weather and celebrated the rich history that comes with Martin Luther King Blvd. The festival is at the Bessie Smith cultural Center. Music artist performed throughout the day performing…

Shooting- 1600 Mulberry Street

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)-On April 9, 2022 at approximately 1:50 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to the1600 block of Mulberry Street on a report of a person shot. The following are the preliminary facts of the investigation: Upon arrival, Officers located a…

Sexual Assault Awareness month

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- April is also Sexual Assault Awareness month and Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults spoke of the importance of spreading sexual assault awareness. Partnership provided statistics about how they aided hundreds of people who were sexually assaulted. They…

Re-Entry for Second Chance Month

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)-"A lot of times men and women do not understand the social services that are available on the outside," said Re-Entry supervisor Wendy Harris. April is Second Chance Month and focuses on prevention, re-entry, and social support opportunities…

EPB charging stations

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- Many vehicle and car Experts believe electrical vehicles are the way of the future. Now with EPB's help, the Gig city is getting EV ready. As gas prices remain…

N Germantown Rd Shooting

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- Chattanooga Police Department is investigating a shooting resulting in a man being taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries according to CPD. Chattanooga Police and investigators are working on a shooting…

Kidney for Cooper

COLLEGEDALE, Tennessee (WDEF)- "Basically, my kidneys don’t work and I need a new one," said Moore. Tami Lloyd says her Seventeen-year-old son Cooper Moore has struggled since before birth with chronic kidney issues…

Dinos and Dragons

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)-Dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years, but they still capture our wild imaginations. It makes it all worth it when you see the community come out and such large…

1400 E 3rd Street shooting

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)-On April 2, 2022 at approximately 12:23 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to the 1400 block of East 3rd Street on a report of a person shot. The following are the preliminary facts of the investigation: Upon arrival to…

Dodds Avenue shooting turns into a Homicide

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)-On March 31, 2022 at approximately 5:24 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to the 2100 block of Dodds Ave on a report of a person shot. The following are the preliminary facts of the investigation: Upon arrival, Officers discovered that…

COVID cases continue to drop

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF)- COVID cases continue to drop across Tennessee and Georgia but does that mean COVID is completely behind us? The latest COVID surge due to the Omicron variant has come and seemly passed, but COVID cases are still…

HCSD literacy emphasis

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)-Hamilton County School District is a read 360 school system. This means, there is an extra emphasis on kids achieving their reading at their grade level or better. "So this is…

Giving Guitars Tour

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF)-A formerly homeless country musician is making it a point to spread the importance of music. Country musician Steven Cade is donating guitars to inspire those in needs and offer…

Signal Mountain fire

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tennessee (WDEF)- Smoke coming from Signal Mountain. News 12 just spoke with a person who said he was driving up and down the mountain and it looked like a California…

National Medal of Honor Day

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)- National Medal of Honor Day began as the sun rose at the National Cemetery in Chattanooga. Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center offered two for…

Rent prices continue to increase

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)-"Been a very interesting year, to say the least for both housing prices and rent prices," said Carberry. Chattanooga's rent cost is lower than the national average but still higher than the…

50 legs fishing fundraiser

DAYTON, Tennessee (WDEF)-A fishing tournament in Dayton over the weekend raised money for local amputees. A Chattanooga prosthetic association and 50 legs nonprofit based in Florida hosted a bass tournament. At $75 a boat the money raised will assist local…

This little light of mine

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF)-This weekend's events of remembering the life of Ed Johnson and the injustice of his death also was meant to show a light of hope.  Represented in a song nearly…