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 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 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

 2021-03-26 13:37 

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Tennessee bill would allow students to opt out of LGBT curriculum...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee Senate panel has advanced legislation requiring school districts to alert parents of any instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity, allowing them to opt their student out of such instruction. Supporters...

 2021-03-26 13:15 

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'April's Law' Tennessee House passes bill to make sexual abuse of a corpse a felony...

A Tennessee bill that would make sexual abuse of a corpse a felony in the state has passed in the House of Representatives. "April's Law," HB0012/SB0951, was introduced by Rep. G. A. Hardaway and Sen. Sara Kyle, both D-Memphis, and would clari...

 2021-03-26 12:57 

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Nashville airport adds new nonstop flights to Myrtle Beach, Long Island...

Nashville International Airport is adding new nonstop flights to two vacation spots: Myrtle Beach and Long Island. Southwest Airlines is behind the seasonal flights to South Carolina and New York. "Southwest Airlines continues to show confidence in Na...

 2021-03-26 12:09 

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VIDEO: Possible tornado touches down in Waynesboro...

Video shows a possible tornado touching down in Waynesboro Thursday night. Video from Tennessee Valley Weather's downtown camera shows what appears to be a tornado ripping through the area. Photos shared from Tennessee River Valley News show multiple ...

 2021-03-26 12:05 

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Dolly Parton, Jeni's team up for new ice cream flavor, will benefit Imagination Library...

Country Queen Dolly Parton has teamed with with Jeni's for a new flavor that will benefit her Imagination Library. "Strawberry Pretzel Pie" ice cream is Jeni's ode to the superstar. It's described as "a throwback to the triple-deck...

 2021-03-26 11:51 

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Multiple homes damaged in Smyrna as strong storms rip through Thursday...

Multiple homes are damaged, and at least two condemned, after strong storms ripped through Thursday night. FOX 17 News was in a Code Red Weather Alert as a tornado warning was issued in the area Thursday night. The National Weather Service will be surveyi...

 2021-03-26 10:40 

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Happy tears: Chattanooga woman with autoimmune disease reunites with sisters after a year...

A Chattanooga woman and her two sisters, all who live an autoimmune disease had a memorable moment on Thursday more than a year in the making. Jan Trousdale drove up to Knoxville with her sister Pam to meet their other sister Donna. All three are now vacc...

 2021-03-26 08:19 

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CODE RED WEATHER ALERT for Saturday night and Sunday morning...

A NEW code red alert is now in effect for storms on Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Code Red 326 3. jpg. A warm front will lift north into Tennessee and southern Kentucky during the day on Saturday. This will bring scattered showers and thunderst...

 2021-03-26 03:41 

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Permitless carry bill opposed by law enforcement despite stiffer penalties for gun thefts...

Governor Bill Lee is touting stiffer penalties for stealing a gun as a reason that his permitless carry or constitutional carry legislation will make Tennessee safer. If the bill passes, stealing a gun would become a minimum class E felony, and if you are...

 2021-03-26 02:26 

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Nashville woman has been waiting almost one year for unemployment payments...

Tennessee unemployment numbers are dropping almost back to pre-pandemic levels, but the issues for some Tennesseans are far from over. One woman says she's been waiting almost a year with no payments. Unemployment has been an ongoing issue for so many...

 2021-03-26 00:08 

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Storm damage in Williamson County? You can report it here...

Residents who sustained damage during Thursday's severe thunderstorms in Williamson County can submit a damage report online. TheWilliamson County Emergency Management's online survey wants the public's help to better document which areas of t...

 2021-03-25 23:52 

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Murfreesboro City legal department investigating firefighter's disparaging Facebook post...

FOX 17 News' Harriet Wallace continues her investigation into a racially insensitive Facebook post made by Murfreesboro firefighter Joe Pennington. The post was made Tuesday evening on Pennington's personal page, where he wrote "We lowered the...

 2021-03-25 23:23 

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House blown off foundation in Nashville during severe weather...

Reports of damage from severe weather continue to flood into the FOX 17 newsroom. The Nashville Fire Department is assessing a house that was blown off its foundation Thursdayon Fairfield Avenue and Cannon Street. NFD's K-9 unit remains at the scene t...

 2021-03-25 22:41 

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PHOTOS: Fallen trees, hail reported as severe weather sweeps across Middle Tennessee...

Downed power lines, fallen trees, and golf-ball size hail were reported across Middle Tennessee on Thursday as severe weather swept through the Midstate. Parts of southern Davidson, Maury, Williamson counties remain under a Tornado Watch until 11 p. m. Ge...

 2021-03-25 22:05 

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NES: More than 9,500 customers without power as storm rolls through Nashville...

More than 9,500 NES customers are in the dark as severe weather moves through Music City. NES says crews will start assessing damage once it's safe to do so. Outage Alert from NES, March 25, 2021. Additionally, more than 1,600 MTEMC customers are with...

 2021-03-25 21:28 

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Nashville mayor taps expert violence interrupterr as city's first ever safety coordinator...

In a $3 million community safety pilot initiative, Nashville Mayor John Cooper has hired an expert violence interrupter to serve as the city's first ever Metro Community Safety Coordinator. Cooper announced on Thursday that longtime youth mentor and c...

 2021-03-25 21:10 

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Hendersonville man arrested for racing motorcycle in Nashville, fleeing from police...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) reports a Hendersonville man has been arrested for drag racing on I-40 in Nashville, reaching speeds over 100 mph. Police say the arrest is part of the continued crackdown on street racing. 1...

 2021-03-25 20:06 

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'Decorum' vs. 'childish antics': TN Republican leader, member spar after committee removal...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A Tennessee lawmaker in the General Assembly has been stripped of his committee assignments by the House Speaker for allegations of not meeting "expectations. "Representative Bruce Griffey (R-Paris) says he was not given a reaso...

 2021-03-25 19:07 

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Former GOP Chairman, Tennessee Sen. Bill Brock dies at 90...

Bill Brock, a former Tennessee senator and Republican chairman who rebuilt the party after the Watergate scandal, has died at age 90. Family friend Tom Griscom says Brock died on Thursday morning. Brock was an official with his family's Brock Candy Co...

 2021-03-25 19:00 

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Overnight Saturday storms could bring damaging wind, hail, spin-up tornado in Middle TN...

*FOX 17 News is tracking to move into another Code Red Weather Alert for potentially severe storms overnight Saturday. * While all eyes are still on a Code Red Weather Alert Day Thursday, with the potential for strong tornadoes, FOX 17 News Code Red Meteo...

 2021-03-25 18:33 

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Middle Tennessee veteran who had leg amputated after Afghanistan firefight gifted car...

A Middle Tennessee veteran who had her leg amputated after a firefight during a tour in Afghanistan is being gifted a car. Medically retired U. S. Army Sgt. Stephanie Vazquez, of Springfield, will be receiving a new car on Monday by Freedom Alliance, U. S...

 2021-03-25 18:13 

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TWRA sampling wild turkeys harvested by hunters to study disease and parasites in midstate...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Tennessee Wildlife Emergency Management Agency (TWRA) will be sampling wild turkey harvested by hunters in an effort to study turkey disease and parasites. TWRA will collect samples during April in Lincoln, Lawrence, Giles, and Wayn...

 2021-03-25 17:23 

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M.L. Rose expanding into Wilson County, opening location in Mt. Juliet...

A popular Nashville restaurant is expanding it's business and opening up a new location in Wilson County. M. L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers, which has three locations in Nashville, is expected to open in Mt. Juliet this spring. FOX 17 News confirms M. L...

 2021-03-25 17:14 

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Petition to roll back Nashville's 34% property tax increase gets 14,000 signatures...

A new petition that aims to rollback Nashville 34% property tax increase has garnered 14,000 signatures and is headed for filing in the clerk's office. 4GoodGovernment is again going up against the city's recent hike - but this time with a new str...

 2021-03-25 15:31 

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$45,000 in stolen property recovered from Middle Tennessee storage facility...

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. --The Crossville Police Department reports approximately $45,000 worth of stolen property and vehicles was recovered from a storage facility. Among the items found to have been stolen, police found a Polaris Ranger, a Ditch Witch, a Well...

 2021-03-25 14:56 

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Nashville moves to next phases of reopening Friday, increases for businesses, bars & more...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Health leaders with the Metro Nashville Public Health Department report the county will move to the next phase of reopening on Friday. Starting March 26 at midnight, bar and restaurant hours will increase to 2 a. m. with a maximum capac...

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