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 2021-03-29 00:08 

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Multiple Middle Tennessee schools close, delayed Monday after heavy flooding...

Some Middle Tennessee schools are closed or delayed Monday after heavy weekend flooding. A flash flood emergency prompted water rescues in homes and on the roads. Officials said multiple people were killed and dozens were transported to the hospitalin Nas...

 2021-03-28 23:59 

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Off-duty firefighters credited with heroic water rescue in Duck River...

Several off-duty firefighters are credited with making a heroic water rescue in Maury County. Off duty firefighters with Franklin Fire Department, Columbia Fire Rescue and a Maury County fire member made the rescue of a person on top of their car in the D...

 2021-03-28 23:02 

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Extreme flooding damages 50 businesses, prompts home evacuations in Middle Tennessee...

Extreme flooding killed four people in Middle Tennessee, damaged at least 50 businesses and prompted home evacuations in half a dozen counties. FOX 17 News issued a Code Red Weather Alert as rounds of heavy rain lead to flash flood emergencies overnight S...

 2021-03-28 22:35 

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Nashville Mayor declares State of Emergency over deadly flooding...

Nashville Mayor John Cooper has declared a State of Emergency due to deadly flooding in Davidson County. Cooper signed an executive order declaring a local state of emergency due to flooding in Nashville, as we seek state and federal resources to help Mus...

 2021-03-28 17:49 

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Nashville Police officer hospitalized after being swept away by flood waters...

A Metro Police officer is recovering in the hospital after being swept away by flood waters during extreme flooding in Nashville. Chief John Drake said an officer was on his way home when he was swept away by currents. He was able to get out out his car a...

 2021-03-28 17:03 

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Mayor holds press conference after at least 4 people killed in storms...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville Mayor John Cooper is holding a press conference at noon on Saturday to respond to the aftermath of overnight flooding deadly storms. WATCH LIVE: RELATED: Four killed amid flash flooding in Nashville....

 2021-03-28 16:00 

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40 dogs rescued amid flash flooding at Camp Bow Wow in Nashville...

Nashville Fire Department crews said they assisted in rescuing about 40 dogs from a boarding facility in Nashville amid flash flooding overnight. It happened at Camp Bow Wow as several inches of rain fell in Music City, leading to extreme flooding across ...

 2021-03-28 15:17 

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Rutherford County crews rescue people trapped in homes...

Rutherford County Fire Rescue firefighters are saving people trapped in their homes Sunday morning. Rescues are underway on Oak Point Street and Twin Oak Drive. Firefighters and Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene where flooded water threatens t...

 2021-03-28 15:04 

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71 people transported, 2 killed in 251 incidents in Nashville flash flooding...

The Nashville Fire Department said 71 people were transported, two people were killed and crews responded to 251 incidents during flash flooding Saturday evening and overnight. Two people are believe to have died in the flooding, according to Metro Police...

 2021-03-28 14:04 

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Two killed in Nashville flash flooding: Bodies found in car near Walmart, golf course...

Two people are dead after severe storms with flash flooding swept across Nashville overnight Saturday. Metro Police said two bodies were found after two separate incidents. Officers discovered a dead man located in a car found submerged in flood waters fr...

 2021-03-28 10:49 

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Neighbor finds, returns lost keys of Nashville flooding victim he saw on the news...

One man who was wading through flood waters in search of his car keys had them returned by a neighbor who saw him on the news. When FOX 17 News Reporter Justin McFarland caught up with Michael Harvell he was searching for his keys in a couple feet of floo...

 2021-03-28 10:33 

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Dozens rescued from homes along Harpeth River during flooding, 8 homes struck by lightning...

Dozens of people were rescued from their homes as the Harpeth River rose with flash flooding Saturday. Brentwood officials said residents becomes trapped in about 12 to 15 homes alongHarpeth River Drive, prompting swift water rescues. Eight of those peopl...

 2021-03-28 07:35 

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Water rescues underway after people trapped in flooding at Nashville apartments...

Major flash flooding is happening in Nashville as a flash flood emergency has been issued. FOX 17 News remains in a Code Red Weather Alert. Several water rescues are underway with reports of people trapped in water. Cars were submerged in water at an apar...

 2021-03-28 07:10 

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Flooding in South Nashville Walmart parking lot, cars under water...

The parking lot at a South Nashville Walmart is underwater. Video shows the parking lot at Nolensville Pike and Harding Place turned into a lake. Caption: Flooding at South Nashville Walmart at Nolensville Pike and Harding Place (FOX 17 News) Multiple car...

 2021-03-28 06:22 

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Multiple rivers, creek reach flood stage in Middle Tennessee...

Multiple rivers and creeks have reached flood stage and are experiencing flooding across Middle Tennessee. As of around midnight Sunday, radar estimated about 6 to 7 inches of rain fell with storms - with more on the way. A flash flood emergency is occurr...

 2021-03-28 00:43 

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Nashville man arrested in Clarksville homicide...

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- A Nashville man is arrested in an overnight homicide in Clarksville. Clarksville police responding to a panic alarm in the 1200 block of Eagle's View Drive Saturday morning are investigating a homicide after finding a man dead in...

 2021-03-28 00:10 

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Tourists pack Broadway Friday night as restrictions change...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Broadway was packed Friday night, one of the largest crowds in recent memory. Joshua Pemberton, operating partner for the Nashville Underground, said it was one of their "best Fridays on record. "Tourists said they were surprised ...

 2021-03-28 00:06 

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Worker seriously injured at Bridgestone tire plant in La Vergne...

LA VERGNE, Tenn. -- An overnight plant explosion has left a Tennessee man recovering in the hospital Saturday night. The blast happened at the Bridgestone Truck and Bus Radial Tire Plant in LaVergne. Bridgestone confirmed the incident and released a state...

 2021-03-27 20:47 

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Woman shot by police officer in Columbia, reportedly dragging man with car...

COLUMBIA, Tenn. -- A woman is shot by police in Columbia this morning. An officer shot the driver reportedly dragging someone with a car, according to Columbia police. The incident occurred in the 400 block of Hatcher lane just before 10:30 a. m. Saturday...

 2021-03-27 19:06 

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Tornado Watch issued in middle Tennessee...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This is a FOX 17 News Code Red Alert... A Tornado watch has been issued for much of southern Middle Tennessee. The watch includes Bedford. Coffee, Giles, Grundy, Lewis, Lawrence, Hickman, Marshall, Maury and Wayne counties. It is in ef...

 2021-03-27 15:59 

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VIDEO: Flooding prompts road closures in Middle Tennessee...

Heavy rain has caused flooding and some road closures across Middle Tennessee. Several roads are closed in Williamson County, many in the Leiper's Fork and Spring Hill areas. Click here for a list of current closures. Video showed a car submerged in f...

 2021-03-27 13:53 

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GALLERY: Saturday morning storms bring hail, lightning in Middle Tennessee...

Hail, lightning and strong wind gusts pushed through Middle Tennessee Saturday morning and more rounds of severe weather are expected throughout the day, with the main event coming overnight. FOX 17 News has issued a Code Red Weather Alert Day Saturday. I...

 2021-03-27 12:45 

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Storms knock out power for 16,000 NES customers in Nashville...

Storms have knocked out power for 16,000 NES customers in Nashville. NES says crews have been dispatched and are working to restore power. Hail in Bellevue (FOX 17 News) This comes after 61 power poles were damaged during Thursday night storms. FOX 17 New...

 2021-03-27 11:29 

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Woman found dead in ditch in Kentucky, state police investigating...

Kentucky State Police are investigating after a woman was found dead in a ditch early Friday morning. The body was discovered near the Cherry Corner area of south Calloway County. Police have identified the woman, but are not releasing her identity at thi...

 2021-03-27 11:10 

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Two shot while sitting in car in front of Clarksville home...

Two people were shot while sitting in a car in Clarksville Friday night. Police said it happened in the 3200 block ofS Senseney Circle. Two people were shot while sitting in a vehicle parked in front of the home. Both gunshot victims were transported to t...

 2021-03-27 10:53 

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Train derailment leaking hazardous material reported in Madison...

Emergency crews responded to a train derailment overnight. It happened in the 220 block of Freda Villa just after midnight on Saturday. Police report the train is leaking hazardous material. An email alert from Metro Police says there are no fatalities. T...

 2021-03-27 02:59 

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La Vergne police officer seriously injured in head-on collision while on duty Friday night...

A La Vergne police officer was seriously injured in an accident Friday night while responding to a call. Authorities say Officer Zachary Benedetti was on duty and responding to an emergency call with lights and sirens around 7:45 p. m. According to the La...

 2021-03-27 02:54 

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80-year-old Nashville man killed in two-car crash on Charlotte Pike...

A Nashville man was killed Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on Charlotte Pike. Metro Police say 80-year-old Larry Wirth was driving westbound in a 2019 Nissan Rogue on Charlotte Pike when the eastbound driver of a 2011 Hyundai Elantra, Starr Und...

 2021-03-27 01:19 

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Tennessee school districts face critical choices with $4B to spend from relief packages...

Tennessee ranks in the bottom five states in funding per student — but the state has a unique opportunity in front of it where it will receive $4 billion from the three COVID-19 relief packages passed by Congress. FOX 17 News Alex Apple spoke with d...

 2021-03-27 00:27 

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NWS confirms tornadoes touched down in Smyrna, Nashville Superspeedway areas on Thursday...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The National Weather Service has confirmed two additional tornadoes touched down in Middle Tennessee on Thursday. In Smyrna, an EF-1 tornado was confirmed with 95 mph winds. In the Gladeville/Nashville Superspeedway area, t...

 2021-03-27 00:14 

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Old skating rink in Los Angeles turned into homeless shelter named after Alex Trebek...

Before his death last year, longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek and his wife made a donation to turn an old roller-skating rink in Los Angeles into a homeless shelter, TMZ reports. Their reported $500,000 donation to the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission ...

 2021-03-26 22:07 

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Tenn. gov signs bill banning transgender athletes, says it'll 'ensure fair competition'...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee posted on Twitter Friday stating he has signed a bill prohibiting transgender children from participating in sports other than with those of their biological sex. SB22 / HB3 passed the House on Monday and was sent to the governor&#...

 2021-03-26 21:48 

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Murfreesboro firefighter resigns after disparaging Facebook post sparks controversy...

A veteran firefighter in Murfreesboro who was placed on leave earlier this week for a controversial social media post has resigned, spokesperson Larry Flowers confirmed to FOX 17 News on Friday. RELATED: Veteran firefighter in Murfreesboro placed on leave...

 2021-03-26 21:28 

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Police: 52-year-old Nashville man killed in single-vehicle crash Friday morning...

A Nashville man was killed early Friday morning in a single-vehicle accident on Stewarts Ferry Pike. According to MNPD, 52-year-old Robert Osborne was traveling northbound on Stewarts Ferry Pike near Donelsonwood Drive around 8:30 a. m. Police saidfailed ...

 2021-03-26 21:19 

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NWS confirms 85 mph straight-line winds ripped through Sumner County: See video...

Photos and video of Thursday's storm damage across Middle Tennessee continue to pour into the FOX 17 newsroom. The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-2 tornado touched down in Wayne County on Thursday. NWS also says 85 mph straight-line wind...

 2021-03-26 20:11 

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Tennessee sees 781 new COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths...

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 781 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the state's total case count to 806,792. An additional 20 deaths were reported as the death toll reached 11,816. There are 802 people currently hospitalized for COV...

 2021-03-26 20:06 

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17-year-old shot & killed during alleged drug deal, gunman claims self defense: MNPD...

A teen was shot and killed Thursday evening in Nashville during an alleged drug deal. Metro Police say they're investigating the shooting as a self-defense claim. Around 5:40 p. m. Thursday, officers were called to a shooting in the 300 block of Rainw...

 2021-03-26 19:52 

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Man wanted for questioning in deadly January shooting...

Metro Police are seeking a man wanted for questioning in connection to a deadly shooting in January. John Brad Waddell, 38, is wanted for questioning in the Jan. 13 shooting ofInthasone Kebounnhom, 41. Kebounnhom was shot to death inside his own apartment...

 2021-03-26 19:44 

WZTV

[ Nashville ]

Shows preempted by Code Red Weather coverage to air Friday night...

Several television shows that were pre-empted by Code Red severe weather coverage on Thursday will air Friday night. Below is the full schedule:7 p. m. to 9 p. m. - WWE9 p. m. to 10 p. m. - FOX 17 News at Nine10 p. m. to 10:30 p. m. - FOX 17 News at Ten10...

 2021-03-26 19:43 

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[ Nashville ]

29-year-old woman in Clarksville arrested for reporting false kidnapping...

A 29-year-old woman has been arrested for false reporting, according to the Clarksville Police Department. Police said on March 23, Brittany Webb reported she'd been kidnapped from Illinois, which resulted in the arrest of Kyle Gosnell. Gosnell was ch...

 2021-03-26 19:31 

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Tennessee human trafficking investigation nets 9 arrests, two potential victims...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a multi-day human trafficking investigation has netted several arrests and identified two potential victims. A two-day undercover operation was conducted in East Tennessee with TBI's human trafficking unit, A...

 2021-03-26 18:45 

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18 of Nashville's tornado sirens didn't originally activate during Thursday warnings: NFD...

Nashville's Outdoor Tornado Warning System was impacted during strong storms that rolled through Thursday night and didn't function properly, the Nashville Fire Department says. FOX 17 News was in a Code Red Weather Alert as a tornado warning was ...

 2021-03-26 18:18 

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[ Nashville ]

Pair charged after TBI agents find 28 pounds of meth in South Nashville hotel rooms...

Two people are charged after Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents said they discovered about 28 pounds of methamphetamine during a search warrant in two South Nashville hotel rooms. Jose Caraveo, 22, and Georgina Gonzalez Pizano, 23, are charged with ...

 2021-03-26 17:48 

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[ Nashville ]

Clarksville Police searching for runaway teen who could be in Nashville, Springfield...

Clarksville Police are asking for the public's help in finding a runaway teen who could be in the Nashville or Springfield areas. CaribbiaBrunson, 16, who also goes by "CeCe," left her Racker Drive home March 20 sometime between11:30 p. m. and...

 2021-03-26 17:17 

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Metro Nashville Police want information on gunman who shot woman 4 times outside residence...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) is asking for help identifying a gunman who shot a woman outside of her apartment on Tuesday. Police report the gunman shot the 31-year-old woman Tuesday evening outside of her South 6th Stre...

 2021-03-26 17:03 

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[ Nashville ]

Metro Police continue tradition of assisting Nashville Synagogue during Passover...

Metro Police have continued the tradition of assisting a Nashville Synagogue during the Passover holiday. Police have assisted the congregation at West End Synagogue for the past 27 years. Rabbi Joshua Kullock and Chief John Drake met at the synagogue whe...

 2021-03-26 15:56 

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[ Nashville ]

Prolific car thief nicknamed "Little Houdini" pleads guilty in Chattanooga, sentenced soon...

A prolific car thief from Tennessee will soon be headed to prison, and learns on Friday how long he'll spend behind bars. Christopher Gay pleaded guilty in federal court in Chattanooga to wire fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property. We...

 2021-03-26 15:45 

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[ Nashville ]

FBI charges women who victimized multiple Tennessee women and banks...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has identified and charged two women accused of committing multiple federal crimes in Middle Tennessee and other states. Amy Brescia and Kayla Sayegh have been named in a criminal complaint file...

 2021-03-26 15:38 

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[ Nashville ]

Brothers tarping roofs for free in East Nashville following strong storms...

It's the East Nashville way: Giving back to those in need. It happened after devastating tornadoes ripped through in March 2020 and it's happening again. Will and Ben Hatchell, with Underdog Roofing, are out in East Nashville Friday, offering free...

 2021-03-26 13:39 

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Report: Longtime Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling moving to Tennessee...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is moving his family to Nashville according to a new report. During an interview with the Boston Globe, the longtime Boston resident said his experience there hasn't been "real pleasa...

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