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 2020-07-08 04:34 

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Gov. Lee announces $81 million in CARES funding available to K-12 schools through grants...

Gov. Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced $81 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) funding is available through grants for K-12 schools and higher education institutions to assist with plans for sa...

 2020-07-08 04:25 

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Robertson County Mayor Vogle announces masks now mandatory in public...

Robertson County Mayor Billy Vogle announced that face masks will be mandatory. Mayor Vogle issued a "Declaration of Public Health Emergency" stating cloth masks and face coverings should be required in public places. The decision comes after Gov....

 2020-07-08 03:59 

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Sprinkler system stops fire at Nolensville home...

A sprinkler system saved a Nolensville home from potentially significant fire damage. The Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department, Arrington Fire & Rescue and Williamson Fire-Rescue Station 18 were dispatched to the 4900 block of Maxwell Landing Drive for a...

 2020-07-08 03:45 

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Nashville man accused of vandalizing MNPD car during riots receives unusually high bond...

A Nashville man accused of vandalizing a Metro Police car during the March 30 riots is behind bars after getting arrested on Monday, and legal experts say he'll likely be there for awhile. Bond for Parker Buckner, 20, of Nashville, has been set at $40...

 2020-07-08 03:37 

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TBI investigating officer-involved shooting in McMinn County...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting in McMinn County after agents arrived at a residence to follow up on a narcotics investigation. Paul Eugene Armstong, 62, reportedly came out of the home holding a gun and...

 2020-07-08 03:23 

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Group seeks signatures for proposal to cap how much Nashville taxes can rise in one year...

A petition circulating would need between 5,000 and 10,000 signatures to get on a Nashville ballot this winter, giving taxpayers the option to cap a property tax increase at no more than 2% per year. The petition is for what's called the "Nashvill...

 2020-07-08 03:11 

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Data shows historically Black Nashville neighborhoods received far less PPP loans...

FOX 17 News is digging into the numbers to see how PPP loans have been distributed in Nashville. Newly released data lists all of the PPP loans approved so far, but the numbers show a huge discrepancy when it comes to historically Black neighborhoods. It&...

 2020-07-08 03:08 

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Heat maps show shift of highest cases toward downtown Nashville...

Even though Nashville has gone backwards in terms of re-opening phases, Metro Health experts say Davidson County is still seeing an increasing trend in new cases. As the transmission rate keeps climbing, emergency responders also continue to be at risk. O...

 2020-07-08 02:09 

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KSP charges Greenup County man with child sexual exploitation offenses...

A Greenup County man was been arrested in relation to child sexual exploitation offenses....

 2020-07-08 01:47 

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MTSU officials take part in White House panel on reopening campuses this fall...

Middle Tennessee State University officials participated in a White House panel on reopening campuses this fall while combating COVID-19 concerns. Board of Trustees Chairman Stephen B. Smith, President Sidney A. McPhee and newly appointed Student Trustee ...

 2020-07-08 01:25 

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President Trump praises late country legend Charlie Daniels: 'I love his music!'...

President Donald Trump tweeted his praise of late country music and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels on Tuesday. "We will miss GREAT Country Rocker, Charlie Daniels, who passed away yesterday in Hermitage, Tennessee. My condolences to his wife Haz...

 2020-07-07 23:51 

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Haslams help Tennessee students continue learning throughout summer...

Former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and his wife Crissy are helping students continue learning through the summer. They're working with Tennessee Tutoring Corps at the Boys and Girls Club in Franklin. Together they are providing education opportunit...

 2020-07-07 23:47 

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Rutherford County Mayor Ketron explains why he's not implementing a mask mandate...

Last Friday, Gov. Bill Lee gave Tennessee County Mayors in 89 counties the power to implement mandatory mask mandates in their communities. While some counties surrounding Nashville have already taken that step, others haven't. Public health leaders s...

 2020-07-07 23:18 

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Man wanted in four armed robberies at three Nashville Walgreens locations...

Metro Police are working to identify a man believed to be responsible for four robberies beginning in May at three Walgreens locations. The incidents took place at the following locations:4001 Central Pike on May 44001 Central Pike on May 314201 Nolensvil...

 2020-07-07 23:06 

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25-year-old man reported missing in Murfreesboro last seen on June 28...

Murfreesboro Police have issued a "Be on the Lookout" for a missing person. Jace Markwez Tyson, 25, was last seen at his place of employment on Hixson Boulevard in Lebanon. His mother had last made contact with him on June 28. When she checked his...

 2020-07-07 22:51 

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Funeral service, open community visitation plans for Charlie Daniels announced...

Plans for an open community visitation and funeral service for country music and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels have been announced. An open visitation for the community will be held from 10:00 a. m. to 8:00 p. m. on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Sellar...

 2020-07-07 22:35 

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At least 2 shot, including shooter, in parking lot of Marshall County Plaza...

At least two people were shot in the parking lot of the Marshall County Plaza, according to Lewisburg Police. Trevin Pigg was identified by witnesses as the shooter and arrested without incident at his home on Skyline Drive after fleeing the scene. Office...

 2020-07-07 21:42 

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Man wanted in connection to January fatal shooting at Antioch apartment complex...

A suspect has been identified in connection to a fatal shooting at an Antioch apartment complex in January. Dewayne Dunlap, 31, is wanted for first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery, according to a Metro Nashville Police Department press rel...

 2020-07-07 21:32 

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Potential Nashville team could become MLB's first majority Black-owned franchise: report...

A potential Nashville baseball team could become the first Black-owned franchise in Major League Baseball history. Three-time World Series champion Dave Stewart is on the board of directors and advisory committee of the Music City Baseball group, which is...

 2020-07-07 20:52 

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Mississippi prison escapee serving life sentence for murder captured in Nashville...

Metro Police have arrested an escaped Mississippi prisoner serving a life sentence in Nashville. Arthur Lestrick, 40, was found in a wooded area off Brick Church Pike on Tuesday afternoon, according to Metro Police. Lestrick is a convicted murder. MNPD de...

 2020-07-07 20:30 

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Dickson community currently dealing with large amount of power outages...

A Dickson community is currently dealing with a large number of power outages. Dickson Electric System reports 900 customers in the Kingston Springs area are currently dealing with power outages. The electric company said a crew is en route to locate the ...

 2020-07-07 20:28 

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Cat-scratch fever is a thing, especially in southern states like Tennessee & Kentucky...

Research published by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) journal found cat-scratch disease -otherwise known as cat-scratch fever, is more prominent in southern states like Tennessee. Researchers wit...

 2020-07-07 20:13 

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Sen. McConnell: No tolerance for people tearing down statues...

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell traveled from D. C. to Simpson County, Ky. On Tuesday. While he discussed more Kentucky counties joining a federal anti-drug program, the senator also says he's working on legislation that involves liability prot...

 2020-07-07 20:07 

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Nashville health official wants nearby counties to issue mask mandates...

As Nashville's coronavirus cases continue to surge, a city official is calling on surrounding counties to join it in requiring masks in public. Mayor John Cooper says cases are increasing in all the neighboring counties, but so far only Williamson, Su...

 2020-07-07 19:56 

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Maury County Mayor Ogles: No mask mandate, 'you have a choice'...

Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles announced he he will not mandate that masks be required in public. "I, Andy Ogles, Mayor of Maury County choose not to infringe on your liberty but rather to stand in the gap. I took an oath to defend our constitution and...

 2020-07-07 19:38 

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Trio breaks in to more than a dozen Gallatin storage units...

The Gallatin Police Department is working to identify three suspects wanted in connection to more than a dozen storage unit thefts. At 11:52 on July 1, police say the three men made their way into the Gallatin Mini Storage on Nicholas Lane and burglarized...

 2020-07-07 19:08 

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No, you can't get charged for legally carrying a gun & wearing a mask in Tennessee: lawyer...

No, you can't get charged in Tennessee for wearing a mask and carrying a gun, either openly or concealed, according to a Nashville lawyer. As Middle Tennessee counties continue to order mask mandates to help slow the spread of COVID-19, posts about le...

 2020-07-07 18:50 

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Calls spoof FBI Nashville office phone number for Social Security scam...

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has seen a recent increase in phone calls that spoof the FBI Nashville Resident Agency's phone number. They say it's all part of a Social Security scam. According to the FBI, callers will spoof615-232-7500, so t...

 2020-07-07 17:32 

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Nurse: People would reconsider wearing masks if they saw COVID-19 intensive care unit...

A Nashville nurse says people would reconsider complaining about wearing masks if they were able to take a look inside a COVID-19 intensive care unit. Cody Hamilton is just one of Nashville's 11,000 registered nurses with a strong message. Working at ...

 2020-07-07 16:41 

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Tennessee Senator urges Capitol Commission to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest Bust...

Senator Brenda Gilmore is asking the Capitol Commission to make history Thursday and vote to remove a bust of Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from the Capitol. "Make Thursday a moment in Tennessee history where we st...

 2020-07-07 16:20 

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Attended a recent protest? Nashville COVID-19 contact tracers want to know...

Have you attended a recent rally or protest? That's a new question Nashville contact tracers are posing to COVID-19 patients. "Yes, that question of if whether you had attended a recent protest, rally has been added to our contact tracing question...

 2020-07-07 16:11 

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'Dangerous new spike' Nashville's transmission rate, 14-day new case trend unsatisfactory...

Nashville leaders cautioned the public Tuesday about a "dangerous new spike" in COVID-19 cases as Davidson County's transmission rate and 14-day new case trend are unsatisfactory. The city's transmission rate turned red Tuesday as it's...

 2020-07-07 16:00 

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Have To Wear A Mask? Laser study of face masks shows which ones work best...

As some states and counties weigh mandating the wearing of masks in public, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison used a laser to measure how well some masks work at containing and keeping away germs. It turns out, some combinations are bette...

 2020-07-07 13:34 

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1 in 5 U.S. adults moved due to COVID-19, or know someone who did, study says...

About one in every five adults in the United States have moved due to COVID-19 or know someone who did. That's according to a new study from the Pew Research Center published on Monday. Researches point out that many of the 22% who've moved or kno...

 2020-07-07 13:00 

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Americans will be wearing masks for 'several years,' coronavirus expert says...

A coronavirus expert with Johns Hopkins University believes Americans will be wearing masks for several years. Eric Toner, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, said face coverings are a vital when trying to slow the spread of ...

 2020-07-07 12:14 

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Nashville resolution supports communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19...

Metro Council will be deciding on a resolution Tuesday night that would bring awareness to what advocates say are magnified societal inequities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Thirteen council members in Nashville have sponsored RS2020-433, that supports comm...

 2020-07-07 09:28 

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Man arrested for dancing on police car and smashing the window during May 30 riot...

Metro Nashville Police arrested a man on Monday they say vandalized a police car during the May 30 rioting. Police said that Parker Buckner, 20, was seen on video standing and dancing on the hood of the vehicle parked near Gay Street. Buckner allegedly th...

 2020-07-07 04:37 

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Dire warning from Tennessee critical care doctors...

In the path forward, doctors statewide are issuing a dire warning. They say science should be driving decisions to reopen, not politics. Tonight, they're asking Governor Bill Lee to do three specific things and they say it can't wait. The same cri...

 2020-07-07 04:23 

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Vanderbilt researchers say they gave warnings of COVID spike weeks ago...

Emergency room nurse Todd Haines says he and other nurses are overwhelmed and downright mad at people not following medical leaders' warnings. "It makes me sick to my stomach. We have these measures in place," said Haines, president of the Ten...

 2020-07-07 04:04 

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Heroic dog saves Franklin family from house fire started by fireworks...

A dog with a keen sense for danger is being credited with saving a Franklin family from a house fire. The fire was sparked by a used commercial firework on the night of the Fourth of July. Roux is a three year old Belgian Malinois. Her human, Jeff LeCates...

 2020-07-07 03:54 

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Loophole allows 'transportainment' to go on downtown without following Metro rules...

A loophole in state law allows many "transportainment" companies to operate in Nashville without being governed by local ordinance. Several business owners around Nashville reacted harshly to images of a packed lower Broadway and packed party buse...

 2020-07-07 02:05 

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Local counties announce mask mandate decisions following Gov. Lee's executive order...

Gov. Bill Lee announced an executive order granting county mayors the authority to issue local mask requirements in response to a significant increase in COVID-19 cases statewide on Friday. Three days later, several county mayors announced their decisions...

 2020-07-07 01:47 

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County governors vary on mask mandate decisions following Gov. Lee's executive order...

Governor Bill Lee has granted all Tennessee county mayors the authority to issue mask mandates, and some have already done so. Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson is among those who has issued a mask mandate. He says the focus isn't to be authorit...

 2020-07-07 00:44 

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Cheatham County Mayor McCarver: No mandate for masks in public...

Cheatham County Mayor Kelly McCarver said he will not mandate that masks be required in public. The decision comes days after Gov. Bill Lee issued Executive Order 54, which granted county mayors in 89 counties the authority to issue local mask requirement...

 2020-07-07 00:32 

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[ Nashville ]

Nashville bars file temporary restraining order against Metro Government...

A Midtown bar and restaurant owner who filed a lawsuit against Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Nashville Mayor John Cooper and other local government officials is now filing a temporary restraining order against Metro Nashville Government and Nashville-Davidson ...

 2020-07-07 00:15 

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[ Nashville ]

CoreCivic plans to end contract with Metro Nashville in October...

CoreCivic is planning to end its relationship with Davidson County on Oct. 4, 2020, following a 90-day transition plan that would begin as of Monday, July 6. In a letter obtained by FOX 17 News, CoreCivic addresses Nashville-Davidson County Sheriff Daron ...

 2020-07-06 23:59 

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[ Nashville ]

Montgomery County mayor signs Executive Order requiring employees to wear face masks...

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett has signed Executive Emergency Order No. 9, which requires face masks to be worn by all employees of businesses open to the public in Montgomery County. Emergency Order No. 9 states that all employees are required to we...

 2020-07-06 23:51 

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Dolly Parton on Charlie Daniels' death: He was one of the great people in the business'...

Dolly Parton has responded to news of fellow country music legend Charlie Daniels' passing on Monday. "Well, the devil went down to Georgia, but Charlie went straight to heaven," Parton tweeted. "My heart, like many millions of others, is ...

 2020-07-06 23:36 

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Broadway bar concern: Do consequences against violators need to be more harsh?...

This weekend, several bars in Davidson County were open, despite Metro requiring them to shut down for two weeks: all on Lower Broadway and popular honky tonks. But even with that rule violation, no one got in trouble, leading some to ask if Metro is bein...

 2020-07-06 23:14 

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TBI releases data of hate crimes, violence toward officers in Tennessee in 2019...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released two publications detailing the volume and nature of hate crime in Tennessee, as well as violence directed toward the state's law enforcement officers. TBI's findings of "Tennessee Hate Crime 2...

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