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 2021-02-28 03:53 

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As one year anniversary of pandemic approaches, unemployment claims still a struggle...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Thousands of Tennesseans are still fighting for unemployment claims. There have been more than 1 million claims since last March in Tennessee, and folks today--almost a year later--say they're struggling to get help. The unemployme...

 2021-02-27 20:03 

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Virtual mental health discussions for African-American men to be held Feb. 28...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A group of Nashville community leaders are offering a free mental health discussion live on YouTube. The show, Experiencing Mental Health for Black Men, is hosted by Ron Johnson and as the name suggests, targets members of the African-...

 2021-02-27 19:38 

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Rutherford County mayor announces March end to mask mandate...

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. -- The mask mandate for Rutherford County will soon be lifted. Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron said the face covering order will end on March 15. The mandate has been in place since October. "Even though the vaccine is ava...

 2021-02-27 18:41 

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Water rescue underway in Nashville...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A water rescue is underway on Percy Priest Lake in Nashville. First responders with the Nashville Fire Department launched a boat from Cooks campground after receiving the call just after 11:30 a. m. The incident reportedly occurred in...

 2021-02-27 16:43 

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CODE RED: Flood watch issued for Sunday in middle Tennessee...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Our Code Red Weather Alert continues for potential flooding. A Flood Watch goes into effect starting late Sunday morning through 6 AM Monday for all of Southern Kentucky and most of Middle Tennessee. RELATED: CODE RED: Flooding possibl...

 2021-02-27 03:47 

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Rebuilding comes slow in Putnam County one year after devastating tornado...

Nine Tennesseans lost their lives in the neighborhood off Hensley Drive and North McBroom Chapel Road in Putnam County. On March 3, 2020, the tornado activity that swept across Middle Tennessee reached its apex as an EF4 and decimated 450 homes. One year ...

 2021-02-27 02:40 

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TBI: Woman arrested, accused of killing 47-year-old man in Middle Tennessee...

The TBI has arrested a Gordonsville woman accused of killing a man in Smith County. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, agents began investigating the death of47-year-old Wendell Wilkey Bennett after he was found dead Friday morning at a r...

 2021-02-27 01:31 

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PHOTOS: Fort Campbell soldiers deployed to Florida to support FEMA vaccination centers...

Members of the 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell were Florida to support the federal government's COVID-19 vaccination efforts. 130 soldiers made their way to Orlando on Friday. The troops are part of the U. S. Army's effort to assist FEMA ...

 2021-02-27 00:39 

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High school teacher in Montgomery County wins new car at Teacher of the Year Awards...

A teacher in Montgomery County won a new car on Friday! The Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation hosted their fourth annual Teacher of the Year Awards, which is sponsored by James Corlew Chevrolet. Three teachers from the district drew from ...

 2021-02-26 23:51 

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As unemployment claim backlog continues in Tennessee, governor says process is going well...

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development says there are still 70,000 unemployment claims pending, but many of them could be duplicates. Brent Wiley's claim was not a duplicate. He received his benefits Friday after waiting for four ...

 2021-02-26 23:02 

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Mask mandate in Williamson County will expire Saturday, mayor says...

A mask mandate in Williamson County expires this weekend, but MayorRogers C. Anderson is still urging residents to wear face coverings in public. The order is set to expire at 11:59 p. m. on Saturday, Feb. 27. "In light of the significant progress in ...

 2021-02-26 22:47 

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Shelby County Health Department faces more serious vaccine allegations...

While the COVID-19 vaccine is still so limited in supply and so high in demand here in Tennessee, one county is accused of withholding tens of thousands of doses from our elderly population who need them the most. On Friday, Shelby County in Memphis is fa...

 2021-02-26 22:34 

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Mayor of Sumner County extends mask mandate through end of April...

Sumner County Mayor Anthony Holt on Friday extended the county's mask mandate through the end of April. The mandate is now set to expire at 11:59 p. m. on April 28. RELATED: Mayor of Montgomery County extends mask mandate through the end of MarchGov. ...

 2021-02-26 22:18 

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1,000 vaccines in Rutherford County Schools to be thrown away after storage error...

Rutherford County Schools must dispose of 1,000 vaccines they received on Thursday due to a "storage error. "However, school leaders said after working with the local health department, a vaccine clinic will still be held on Saturday to vaccinate ...

 2021-02-26 21:40 

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Mayor of Montgomery County extends mask mandate through the end of March...

The mayor of Montgomery County has extended the county's mask mandate until the end of March. Mayor Jim Durrett signed an emergency order on Friday, which also includes a " declaration of public health emergency and has been mandated as a result o...

 2021-02-26 21:30 

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Gov. Lee lifts nursing home restrictions, extends limited state of emergency to Apr. 28...

Gov. Bill Lee on Friday signed an executive order to lift restrictions on nursing homes across Tennessee and extended the limited state of emergency. On Tuesday, the Tennessee Dept. of Health made the announcement to liftvisitation guidelines this week in...

 2021-02-26 20:43 

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National Weather Service to conduct statewide tornado drill in Tennessee on March 3...

The National Weather Service will be conducting a tornado drill across the state of Tennessee on Wednesday, March 3. The drill will take place at 9:30 a. m. (CST). A test ofNOAA weather radios will also be included in the drill. Tennessee's "Sever...

 2021-02-26 19:25 

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Middle Tennessee man wanted for first degree murder added to TBI Top 10 Most Wanted...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has added a Middle Tennessee man to the Top 10 Most Wanted list. John Michael Poss is wanted by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and the FBI for charges of first degree murder. Anyon...

 2021-02-26 19:02 

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Think tank: Millions of Americans who received unemployment could get surprise tax bill...

An independent think tank and research organization reports Americans who received unemployment benefits last year could be facing unexpected tax bills that could cost families thousands of dollars. The Century Foundation has released a report and a publi...

 2021-02-26 18:15 

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69-year-old Tennessee massage therapist accused of rape, sexually battery of females...

PORTLAND, Tenn. --A 69-year-old massage therapist has been charged with rape and sexual battery involving two female clients. The Portland Police Department reports an investigation was launched into the actions of James D. Hall, operator of Sunrise to Su...

 2021-02-26 17:57 

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Wasted COVID vaccines, theft allegations & children inappropriately vaccinated at TN site...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey issued a briefing Friday detailing the investigation into the Shelby County Department of Health's waste of COVID-19 vaccines and stockpile of 50,000 doses. The Cent...

 2021-02-26 17:37 

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Coast Guard called after barge strikes I-155 bridge over Mississippi River in Dyer County...

A barge has struck the Interstate-155 Bridge over the Mississippi River in Dyer County, Tennessee. The Coast Guard has been called to the scene. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, at least one unoccupied barge hit the bridge. All lanes have been s...

 2021-02-26 17:06 

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Global IT consulting firm investing $27M in Tennessee, creating 300 new jobs...

Leading global IT consulting firm CGI will be bringing its new operations to Knoxville, representing a $27 million investment. The move is expected to bring 300 new jobs to the area over the next five years. TheIT delivery center is seeking job candidates...

 2021-02-26 16:57 

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Nashville staple General Jackson Showboat will set sail again next week...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A staple of Nashville's Cumberland River will take to the water again on March 5. The General Jackson Showboat attraction will launch next week with midday and evening dinner cruises, albeit with some changes due to the pandemic. Gu...

 2021-02-26 16:11 

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TBI undercover heroin investigation nets 4 arrests in Antioch...

An undercover heroin investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the arrests of four people in Antioch. The long-term investigation by the TBI and the Appalachia High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force has been ongoin...

 2021-02-26 14:54 

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U.S. lawmaker calls for removal of Tennessean Andrew Jackson's statue at D.C. park...

A U. S. lawmaker in the District of Columbia is calling for the removal of a statue of Andrew Jackson from a local park. The Tennessean who was the 7th President of the United States has been scrutinized for his ownership of slaves and engineering the Ind...

 2021-02-26 14:31 

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Software used to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Nashville crashes...

The software used to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Nashville has crashed. The Metro Public Health Department says the software program, also called the RedCap system, crashed shortly after 7 a. m. Friday. "At this time, we are aware of a s...

 2021-02-26 13:54 

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RECALL: Essential oils sold on Amazon may pose risk of poisoning children...

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has published a recall alert for essential oils that may pose a risk of poisoning children. The recall from MTIG Productions and deSensua involves 1/2 fl. oz (15 mL) amber glass bottles with black caps of deSensua Wi...

 2021-02-26 13:20 

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WCSO: 1 in custody, 2 at large after suspects run from deputies near Fields of Canterbury...

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office has issued a Be On the Lookout Alert for two people they say ran from deputies. The sheriff's office says Terrance Lewis and Hannah Williams ran from deputies in the Fields of Canterbury neighborhood of Thomp...

 2021-02-26 12:48 

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Tennessee tax worker charged with filing fake returns, keeping refunds...

A Tennessee tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service has been charged with filing false returns and keeping parts of tax refunds for herself. The U. S. attorney's office in Memphis said Thursday that Linda Williams prepared fake tax returns for f...

 2021-02-26 12:46 

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University of Tennessee to name dorms for Black trailblazers...

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is naming residence halls after two Black trailblazers. A university news release says the buildings will honor Theotis Robinson and Rita Sanders Geier. Robinson is a Knoxville native and was the first Black underg...

 2021-02-26 04:11 

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Metro Police respond to fatal crash in Madison...

Metro Police are responding to a fatal accident Thursday night in Madison. The crash was reported around 8:15 p. m. onOld Hickory Blvd W. at Lincoln Park. Preliminary reports from MNPD show one person has died. This is a developing story. Get reports like...

 2021-02-26 03:35 

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Cookeville man says city should have prevented neighbor's tree from destroying his home...

A Cookeville man's garage and part of his home are destroyed by a tree that fell during last week's ice storm. What's so frustrating to him is that City Council and the Tree Board actually ordered those trees be taken down years ago. Richard B...

 2021-02-26 03:17 

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Unemployment claimants in Tennessee say communication issues persist...

The number of Americans seeking unemployment is down this week, but still high by historical standards. FOX 17 News has received countless calls from Tennesseans struggling with unemployment. Maretha Nevils lives in Nashville, and says she's been tryi...

 2021-02-26 01:10 

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WATCH: Student with special needs opens Vanderbilt acceptance letter in emotional video...

A video posted to social media this week shows the incredible moment a student with Down syndrome, Michael, opened his acceptance letter to Vanderbilt University's Next Steps program. Overcome with emotion, Michael opens the letter, partnered with a T...

 2021-02-26 00:43 

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After waste in Memphis, what's to keep Nashville from stockpiling vaccines?...

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues across Tennessee, the Shelby County Health Department in Memphis is facing backlash for not only wasting thousands of shots, but also stockpiling 50,000 doses, a serious violation of the state's rules. FOX 17 ...

 2021-02-25 23:12 

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TBI: Pair with known medical conditions missing out of Clarksville...

The TBI is asking for the public's help in locating two missing adults with known medical conditions. Authorities saidDaisy Roberts and Paul Elam have been missing out of Clarksville, Tennessee since Tuesday. The TBI reports they were spotted Thursday...

 2021-02-25 23:01 

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Starting Friday, patients 65+ can start scheduling vaccine appointments in Nashville...

The Metro Health Department on Thursday announced they will begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments to patients 65 years of age (and up). Scheduling opens at 7 a. m. Friday, Feb. 26. Appointments will be offered seven days a week at the Music City ...

 2021-02-25 22:36 

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Loveless Cafe giving away free biscuits on 1 year anniversary of Nashville tornado...

A Nashville staple will be spreading comfort to the community with free biscuits on March 3, which marks the one year anniversary of the deadly tornado that tore through Music City. The Loveless Cafe will be setting up a food truck in East Nashville on We...

 2021-02-25 22:15 

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Nashville Fire Department: Blaze shuts down traffic on Central Pike in Hermitage...

The Nashville Fire Department is responding to a brush fire in Hermitage. Traffic is currently shut down on Central Pike and Tulip Road. The department said a structure was burning and spread to nearby bushes. "The fire is under control and personnel ...

 2021-02-25 21:14 

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Tennessee lawmaker targets Nashville judge over absentee voting during 2020 elections...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A Tennessee Republican lawmaker is calling for the creation of a committee to consider the removal of a longtime chancery judge for her decisions on absentee voting during the 2020 elections. Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle has served the T...

 2021-02-25 21:13 

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Here's how La Nina could impact Middle Tennessee weather this spring...

Every three to four years, the Pacific Ocean's water temperature will warm up in the east and cool down in the west. Even though we are nowhere near the Pacific Ocean, this change in water temperature can impact our weather in Middle Tennessee and sou...

 2021-02-25 21:03 

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TVA preps for heavy rainfall this weekend, all 9 dams on Tennessee River releasing water...

The Tennessee Valley Authority is prepping for heavy rainfallacross Middle Tennessee this weekend. Some isolated storms are possible, along with the potential for flooding. CODE RED:Flooding, isolated severe storms possible in middle Tennessee through wee...

 2021-02-25 20:48 

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Southwest to begin nonstop flights from BNA to Destin-Fort Walton Beach...

Great news for beach goers! Southwest Airlines is adding nonstop service from BNA to Destin-Fort Walton Beach starting May 6. The airline said flights will run three times per day. "Southwest Airlines continues to recognize the strength of this market...

 2021-02-25 20:40 

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Walmart in Nashville to begin administering Pfizer vaccine to eligible recipients...

The Walmart located on Charlotte Pike in Nashville will begin administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible recipients starting Thursday. The drive-thru clinic will be held at the Walmart Supercenter at7044 Charlotte Pike. Eligible patients will b...

 2021-02-25 20:29 

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[ Nashville ]

Smyrna Police: Suspect robbed buyers at gunpoint during alleged PS5 sale...

Police in Smyrna are asking for the public's help in locating Marcus Humes, who's wanted for aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. Authorities said Humes met with two people on Feb. 23 in the 11400 block of Old Nashville Highway. He was repor...

 2021-02-25 20:17 

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[ Nashville ]

Ascension Saint Thomas lifts some COVID-19 restrictions for labor & delivery visitors...

Some good news for expectant parents: Ascension Saint Thomas will be loosening visitor restrictions in their labor and delivery unit. The health facility says two visitors (ages 18+) and one approved doula will be allowed in the mother's room simultan...

 2021-02-25 20:03 

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[ Nashville ]

CODE RED: Flooding, isolated severe storms possible in middle Tennessee through weekend...

FOX 17 News has issued a CODE RED Alert for potential flooding and isolated severe weather in Middle Tennessee overnight and into the weekend. FOX 17 CODE RED Meteorologist Greg Bobos says rain will move into the midstate after midnight, impacting areas s...

 2021-02-25 19:37 

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Nashville officers reject recommended sanctions for botched raid of innocent family's home...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Three Metro Nashville Police Department officers involved in the botched raid of an innocent family's home are requesting disciplinary hearings following internal recommendations of demotion for two of the men and dismissal for anot...

 2021-02-25 19:20 

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New Tennessee State Library and Archives to open in April...

A Tennessee official says the new State Library and Archives building is set to open in April. State Librarian and Archivist Chuck Sherill told a state Senate panel Tuesday that the ribbon cutting for the facility in Nashville will take place April 12. He...

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