Kenan Scott

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Kenan started at News 12 Now in October, 2020. He graduated from Florida State University and interned at WPBF in West Palm Beach.

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Former Monty Bruell staffer alleges unpaid wages

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - Former Chattanooga mayoral candidate Monty Bruell is facing controversy after a former campaign staffer claims that she didn't get paid for her work. "I feel like I really got ripped off," says former…

Local pastors react to Ed Litton winning SBC election

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - After a contentious election, the Southern Baptist Convention has elected a new leader. Ed Litton was elected president by just over 50 percent in a runoff election against Mike Stone. "I think the Convention has just…

Downtown Hamilton County Jail closes

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - Tuesday marked the end of an era for the historic Hamilton County Jail. The downtown jail located on Market Street was first completed in 1976, and at 6am the final inmate was transferred…

Local reaction to gas shortages

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - “It’s fear. People hate uncertainty. People hate not knowing.” With Colonial Pipeline putting a pause on operations after a cyber attack last week, the company is warning about possible fuel shortages. Now, fear…

Chattanooga clergy demanding DOJ investigation of HCSO

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - “There has not been any cooperation from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.” A Chattanooga clergy group says they’ve repeatedly been denied meetings with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office regarding use of excessive force.…

Update on weekend Soddy-Daisy deck collapse

SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. (WDEF) - It was a horrifying scene at Zoi’s Restaurant in Harbor Lights Marina, as a birthday party holding over 40 people on the restaurants outdoor deck collapsed beneath them. Management at Zoi’s Restaurant wasn’t available for comment…

Emergency officials reflect on 2011 Tornado outbreak

CATOOSA COUNTY, Ga. (WDEF) - Ten years after the Chattanooga and North Georgia region were devastated by one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in modern history, officials are reflecting on what’s changed since the tragedy. Catoosa County…

McDonald's, Pilot Company hiring in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - With vaccinations rolling out and businesses continuing to reopen, many major companies are looking to fill up job positions in the Chattanooga area. Local McDonald’s restaurants are hoping to hire approximately 1,200 employees…

Local restaurant owners struggling to find staff

https://youtu.be/BBCGV3gRPJ8 CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - Many restaurants are looking to hire more staff as the economy continues to edge towards reopening. However, owners are now saying they are having trouble filling the jobs they need to keep up with the…

Data shows Hamilton County drug overdoses rose 50% in 2020

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - Overdoses in the Chattanooga region hit a grim milestone last year, with drug-related deaths reportedly rising by 50 percent in Hamilton County. The Tennessee Department of Health previously reported a 22 percent increase in overdoses from…

4 Bridges Arts Festival In - Person this Weekend

After having their event virtually last year due to the pandemic, the 4 Bridges Arts Festival is back to having a live in-person event this weekend, and artists are just as excited to get out and showcase their artwork and…