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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Warrior Freedom Service Dogs Help Veterans With PTSD

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - Six years after Warrior Freedom Service Dogs was established, the organization is expanding their one of a kind program that connects veterans to trained service dogs rescued from local animal shelters. Executive Director Adam Keith says…

Georgia On Track To Confirm Recount By Midnight

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - Counties in Georgia are on track to meet the midnight deadline of their hand recount of votes cast in the presidential election. State law requires the recount and audit of nearly five million votes to be…

Gun Violence Spikes Amid Pandemic

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - Gun violence has spiked across the nation amid the pandemic, and Chattanooga is no exception. According to data from Chattanooga Police, the number of homicides so far has remained steady. However, shootings - both fatal and…

TVA Donates $800k To Urban League's "Building Futures" Program

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - The Building Futures program was launched in 2019 to train interested minority contractors on improving home energy efficiency. T-V-A also developed the EnergyRight program to help households across the Tennessee Valley improve energy efficiency in their…

Some Swing State Polling Showing to Be Inaccurate

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - With many states nationwide still counting votes, many Americans find themselves anxiously waiting to see the final results of the presidential election. With states like Georgia and Pennsylvania still close to call, many are looking to…

Bipartisan Council Warns of Post Election Unrest

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - In the run up to the 2020 Presidential Election, many citizens and officials alike fear the possibility of civil unrest in the wake of Tuesday's election. But members of the National Council on Election Integrity are…

Chattanooga-Linked Scottsboro Boys Museum Seeks Renovations

SCOTTSBORO, Al. (WDEF) - The historical Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center on West Willow Street is hoping to make some major renovations. Sheila Washington, founder, director, and tour guide of the museum, says that fundraising efforts for the renovations…

Record Numbers of Early Voting In Hamilton County

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - With eight days to go until Election Day, 58 million voters have cast ballots early - surpassing the total number of early votes in 2016 by more than 8 million. In a year of record-breaking early…

Hospitals Brace For Increase In COVID Cases

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) - The sudden spike in Coronavirus hospitalizations came as a surprise to medical experts, who have noticed a pattern worldwide: First, the number of cases increase, followed by hospitalizations and then deaths. A primary concern for…

Community Reacts to East Ridge Officer Shooting

ROSSVILLE, Ga. (WDEF) - East Ridge Corporal Terry Prescott was wounded Sunday afternoon after stopping a red Dodge Challenger, as seen in dashcam footage. East Ridge police were able to identify the suspect was identified as 42-year-old Christopher Kitts from…

Man Involved In Officer Shooting Killed By Police

ROSSVILLE, Ga. (WDEF) - Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk confirmed that the suspect engaged officers several times with gunfire before being shot and pronounced dead at the scene. He says that the extent of the manhunt for Christopher Kitts was…

COVID Cases Spike In Rural Counties

In Hamilton County, 103 total deaths have occured as of Wednesday. That compares to 379 deaths in surrounding rural counties, which over 800,000 people call home. Residents of rural communities typically skew older, experience higher rates of chronic disease and…

Long Lines To Vote In Catoosa County

CATOOSA COUNTY, Ga. (WDEF) - For two days, Georgia voters have been lining up to vote early in the November general election, and they are back in sizable numbers again today. Lines in Catoosa county were still lengthy at Noon…

Auto Theft Up 85% In Chattanooga Since Start of Pandemic

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - Vehicle owners nationwide are starting to see an unforeseen consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic: massive increases in auto theft. In Chattanooga alone, over 1,200 vehicles have been reported stolen as of September 30th, according to data…

Three Children Injured In 200 West 8th Street Shooting

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - Chattanooga Police are asking for information on a shooting that happened yesterday on 8th Street that resulted in three children being injured. The shooting happened yesterday at around 11 AM, where police responded to a report…

Pandemic Highlights Mental Health Struggles

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way that we live our lives. With hundreds of thousands out of work and the unemployment rate at nearly 8%, it's no secret that many Americans are experiencing a rough patch.…

Chattanooga Airport Begins Parking Garage Construction

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - Chattanooga Airport began construction on its $25 million dollar parking deck yesterday with the installation of its first support beam in what is being called a milestone. The nearly 50 foot tall concrete beam in front…

The Heard Aims To Help Women Struggling During Pandemic

Keosha Brewster, founder of The Heard, says her organization serving domestic violence victims is seeing even more demand in the Chattanooga area with the holidays fast approaching. "Those times really push women into deeper depression because they think about how…

Dread Hollow Haunted House Reopens in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - Halloween fanatics are in for a treat as Chattanooga's premier haunted house, Dread Hollow, opens to the public. Chattanooga's nationally recognized haunted house, Dread Hollow, officially opened October 1st. The house is known for it's 20,000…