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 2021-04-19 02:44 

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Country music's cream of the crop in Nashville for ACM awards...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tonight's star-studded Academy of Country Music Awards show took place at several iconic Nashville locations, including the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe. The event is being hosted by Keith Urban and Mi...

 2021-04-19 01:34 

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Police chief urging for help from community to lower violent crime...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake is calling for the community to come together to help curb violent crime. Three people died in Nashville from Friday to Saturday from either gun or knife violence. Chief Drake spoke to dozens of ...

 2021-04-18 17:27 

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Body recovery underway in Cumberland River...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A body is floating down the Cumberland River. Crews with the Nashville Fire Department are working to recover a body from the Cumberland River Sunday morning. The body was spotted at the Riverfront shortly before 11:30 a. m. by members...

 2021-04-18 17:07 

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Prosecutor explains why convicted felon arrested in Kroger stabbing wasn't in jail...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- FOX 17 News is learning new details about how a man convicted of killing someone spent just two years in jail before being suspected in a new stabbing this week. Police say Fesnando Santos stabbed and injured a man at an East Nashville...

 2021-04-17 18:36 

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Suspect sought in deadly midtown shooting overnight...

The suspect in a deadly shooting overnight in midtown is sought by police. A 26-year-old man identified as Christopher Hill, of Nashville, died after being shot in the 1500 block of Demonbreun Street at around 2:15 a. m. Saturday, according to Metro Nashv...

 2021-04-17 17:25 

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Girlfriend killed in apparent murder-suicide in Antioch...

Metro Nashville police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Antioch. A welfare check is made by police to an apartment on the 2900 block of Baby Ruth Lane just before 3 p. m. Friday after 35-year-old Camara Harris did not show up for a family g...

 2021-04-17 01:40 

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Nashvillians, business owners confused about mayor's 34% property tax recall...

Nashville residents and business owners have several questions about how Mayor John Cooper's property tax rollback will impact them. The owner of Peg Leg Porker, a restaurant in The Gulch, has been outspoken about the 34% property tax increase from th...

 2021-04-17 00:08 

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TDOT: I-65 at Wedgewood Avenue exit to close through the weekend for bridge repairs...

All lanes of Interstate 65 South at Wedgewood Avenue will be closed through Monday morning while TDOT crews make bridge repairs. The closure begins at 8 p. m. Friday and will last until 5 a. m. Monday. Closures and detours. Southbound traffic on I-65 will...

 2021-04-16 22:00 

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Council members, community groups call Nashville mayor's property tax message misleading...

Mayor John Cooper announced he's planning to roll back the 34% property tax hike because of "good stewardship" of metro funds and new property appraisals. After his announcement, multiple council members and community groups expressed outrage,...

 2021-04-16 21:37 

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Kentucky man airlifted to Nashville hospital after lawn mower, pickup truck collision...

A 76-year-old Kentucky man was airlifted to a Nashville hospital on Friday morning after a collision involving a lawn mower and a pickup truck. The accident was reported around 11 a. m. on KY-301 in Graves County. According to Kentucky State Police, Norma...

 2021-04-16 21:21 

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Metro Police: One person in custody after stabbing near Music City Center...

Metro Police are investigating a deadly stabbing that happened Friday afternoon near the Music City Center. The stabbing was reported around 2:53 p. m. in the 400 block of 6th Avenue South. Police tell FOX 17 News a preliminary investigation believes both...

 2021-04-16 21:10 

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Teens arrested after leading Nashville police on pursuit into Kentucky in stolen car...

Two teens were arrested Friday morning after Metro Police say they led officers on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle along I-65 into Kentucky. Anthony Stevenson andDeontay Staten are both facing vehicle theft and evading arrest charges. According to MNPD, det...

 2021-04-16 20:53 

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Franklin Police seeking whereabouts of convicted felon wanted for new crimes...

Police in Franklin are asking for the public's help in locating a convicted felon who is out on bond. Franklin Police said29-year-old Rantoyrea Ezell, of Nashville, is wanted forshoplifting, drug possession, and possession of burglary tools. Rantoyrea...

 2021-04-16 19:51 

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Gov. Bill Lee signs 'Evelyn's Law' following unanimous passage in TN House and Senate...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WCYB) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed "Evelyn's Law" on Friday following unanimous approval by the state House and Senate. The bill, sponsored by Rep. John Crawford and Sen. Jon Lundberg, would increase penalties for p...

 2021-04-16 19:44 

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Chattanooga honors longest-living WWII Medal of Honor recipient at funeral...

The legacy of Charles H. Coolidge, the longest-living World War II Medal of Honor recipient, has been on the minds of Chattanoogans since he passed away at age 99 last week. Crowds of East Tennesseans lined the street to get a glimpse of Coolidge's fu...

 2021-04-16 19:28 

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First St. to close between College and Main in Clarksville for at least 1 year...

First Street will close between College and Main in Clarksville for at least one year. This comes as construction continues for the Multi-Purpose Events Center being built by Montgomery County. Construction officials say the First St. closure is essential...

 2021-04-16 19:01 

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Tennessee soldier who defied Nazis nominated for Congressional medal...

The entire Tennessee delegation is hoping to get the federal government to honor a Tennessee soldier who is credited with saving the lives of more than 200 Jewish Americans during World War II. Members introduced legislation to posthumously award the Cong...

 2021-04-16 18:38 

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Travel back in time: Tennessee Renaissance Festival slated for May...

Want to travel back in time? Take a journey back to a 16th century English village at Tennessee's 35th Renaissance Festival starting on Saturday, May 8. The event on the grounds of Castle Gwynn in Arrington features jousting, a pirate show, birds of p...

 2021-04-16 17:23 

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Union, automakers headed for fight over battery plant wages...

The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what had been a festering conflict into the spotlight. The union, in a statement reacting to GM's announcement Friday t...

 2021-04-16 17:15 

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Tennessee man reels in nearly 30-year-old sturgeon...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A Tennessee man reeled in a huge 30-year-old sturgeon while fishing from an East Tennessee bridge. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) shared a photo of Christopher Begley with the over five-foot long sturgeon. TWRA says Begl...

 2021-04-16 17:10 

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to sign bill letting students opt out of LGBTQ material...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee plans to sign a bill requiring school districts to alert parents of any instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity and let them opt their student out. Casey Black, a spokesperson for the Republican, said Thursday the gove...

 2021-04-16 16:17 

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Co-founder of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band moves to Middle Tennessee after 50 years of visiting...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The co-founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt is making Middle Tennessee his new home. John McEuen has moved to Franklin to continue his music career spanning over six decades. McEuen says he's been coming to Nashville for mo...

 2021-04-16 15:36 

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Masks required, limit on guests per grad: Metro issues COVID restrictions for graduations...

Metro Health on Friday announced COVID-19 protocols to mitigate the spread of the virus at high school graduation ceremonies. Graduates and guests will be required to wear a mask at all times except for the speakers, who should be a minimum of 15 feet fro...

 2021-04-16 14:57 

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$5,000 Reward: Feds seeking persons responsible for Middle Tennessee gun store robbery...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a gun store burglary. ATF is seeking information on the robbery of the...

 2021-04-16 14:42 

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47-year-old motorcyclist killed in Montgomery County crash...

Clarksville Police said a motorcyclist involved in a crash has died, Joseph Dunn, 47, died from injuries sustained in the crash onWilma Rudolph Blvd. near Dunbar Cave Road. Police said the crash involved a vehicle and motorcycle. Both drivers were transpo...

 2021-04-16 14:22 

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GM, LG invest $2.3 billion to build Spring Hill manufacturing plant, creating 1,300 jobs...

General Motors and LG Energy Solution will invest more than $2. 3 billion to build its second battery cell manufacturing plant in the United States. The new Spring Hill location will create 1,300 new manufacturing jobs in Maury County. Ultium Cells will b...

 2021-04-16 13:19 

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2 dead, 2 critical after high levels of carbon monoxide found in Nashville home...

Two people are dead and two people are in critical condition after crews responded to a home found to have high levels of carbon monoxide Friday morning, the Nashville Fire Department tells FOX 17 News. Crews rushed to a residence in the 2710 block of Dic...

 2021-04-16 12:32 

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GM expected to announce Tennessee battery plant on Friday...

General Motors is expected to announce Friday that one of its joint ventures will build a second U. S. electric vehicle battery factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The Detroit automaker has scheduled a news conference Friday morning in Nashville with CEO M...

 2021-04-16 11:44 

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Nashville Mayor: Property tax to be cut 'significantly' to where it was 2 years ago...

Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced Friday that property tax will be "will be cut back significantly" - roughly in line to where it was two years ago. Nashville's 34% property tax increase in 2020 was a source of debate and led to a petition...

 2021-04-16 11:33 

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Red Cross helping flood victims organize long-term recovery after March storms...

The American Red Cross says its working with organizations to help families in their long-term recovery efforts in March floods that left at least seven people dead and hundreds of homes destroyed. Volunteers helped damage assessments and found that480 bu...

 2021-04-16 09:19 

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Clarksville Police Investigating Crash on Wilma Rudolph Blvd....

Clarksville Police are investigating after a crash left two people with inquires on Thursday night. First responders received a call that there was a crash on Wilma Rudolph Blvd. near Dunbar Cave Road around 11:20 p. m. on Thursday night. First responders...

 2021-04-16 01:16 

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Sumner Co. parents say students can't access Zoom classes after refusing in-person testing...

Parents in Sumner County said they feel their students are being unfairly penalized for not taking the TCAP. Kenneth Hinson has a third-grade daughter in the district. He said she's been part of the Sumner Virtual Academy all year, which is the virtua...

 2021-04-16 00:46 

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As Tennessee reports surge in variant cases, experts recommend more shots in arms...

A surge in variant coronavirus cases is spreading across Tennessee. Health experts say data from earlier this month in Memphis shows about 10% of cases are the UK strand, one that spreads much more quickly than others. This is happening as Tennessee remai...

 2021-04-16 00:13 

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Police: Hendersonville man arrested in connection to arson case...

A 27-year-old Hendersonville man arrested Thursday is facing an arson charge after an abandoned building was set ablaze on Monday. Around 8 p. m. Monday, the Hendersonville Fire Department responded to a fire at the buildingoff New Shackle Island Road nea...

 2021-04-15 22:19 

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South Nashville flood victims say notice from apartment leaves them with few options...

Floodwaters from March have washed away belongings and hope for families like Kayla Boyd's living at CityVue apartments in South Nashville. "It was really sad, especially for me, the older people outside trying to figure out what to do and exactly...

 2021-04-15 22:07 

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Nashville Ballet returns to live audience, will perform at Ascend Amphitheater this spring...

After a year of virtual performances, the Nashville Ballet is returning to in-person audiences this spring. Company dancers will perform at Ascend Amphitheater on May 14 and 15. "We are elated to announce our first live performance since February 2020...

 2021-04-15 19:58 

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High-tech mini golf venue opening in Nashville at new Church Street development...

A new high-tech mini golf venue is coming to Nashville and photos give a peek into what could be in store. Puttshack is opening up in a new $200 million mixed-use development along Church Street. The28,000 square foot space will anchor 42,000 square feet ...

 2021-04-15 18:47 

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What's that smell? New 'Corpse Flower' in full bloom at Nashville Zoo...

Just in time for spring, a rare "corpse flower" is in full bloom at the Nashville Zoo. But act fast, that putrid smell won't stay around too long. An Amorphophallus konjac briefly blooms and gives off an odor that's been compared to dirty ...

 2021-04-15 18:43 

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Illinois mother faces TennCare fraud charge out of Montgomery County...

A woman in Illinois faces a TennCare fraud charge after officials say she claimed to live in Tennessee to receive benefits through the state's healthcare insurance program. Michelle Weinert, 46, is charged with TennCare fraud, a class D felony, and th...

 2021-04-15 18:28 

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Metro Health talks Johnson & Johnson vaccine, what to do if you've had the shot...

What if you got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Nashville, or you have an appointment scheduled to receive to receive that vaccine? During a news conference Thursday morning Metro Health leaders shared information for people who might be concerned amid t...

 2021-04-15 18:18 

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Doctor who had sexual involvement with patients accused of patting nurse's bottom...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A Tennessee doctor who had previously been restricted for having sexual involvement with three patients in North Carolina has now had his license reprimanded for his treatment of nurses at a Tennessee hospital. According to a Consent Or...

 2021-04-15 18:01 

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Pilot to hire 5,000 with virtual National Hiring Day event...

Pilot Company has plans to fill more than 5,000 positions with its annual National Hiring Day event. The company is a lead supplier of fuel and the largest operator of travel centers in North America, with one of its corporate offices in Knoxville, Tennes...

 2021-04-15 17:23 

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Stolen guns, vehicles are being used in violent crimes by mostly young people in Nashville...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) continues to warn Nashville residents about the persistent problem of guns being stolen from vehicles which are then often used in violent crimes. MNPD reports from April 4 through April 10, ...

 2021-04-15 17:14 

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Mayor Bill Ketron ordered to pay $135,000 for more than 470 campaign spending violations...

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron has been ordered to pay the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance $135,000 for more than 470 campaign spending violations. Audits found a slew of violations like lack of reporting contributions and documentation to pro...

 2021-04-15 17:11 

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Fan capacity increases for Preds games, events at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville...

Fan capacity is increasing at Bridgestone Arena as Nashville loosens COVID-19 restrictions. Beginning on Monday, capacity is increased to 33% or 5,700 people. Bridgestone is home to the Nashville Predators and hosts other events and concerts....

 2021-04-15 16:51 

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Tennessee mayor's request for release of school shooting video denied...

The mayor of the east Tennessee city of Knoxville requested the release of video footage of a high school shooting that left one student dead and a police officer wounded, but a local prosecutor said Thursday she denied the request amid the ongoing invest...

 2021-04-15 16:06 

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Nashville flood victims struggle to find housing, feel like they've been abandoned...

Some Nashvillians are struggling to put a roof over their heads following the March 27 and 28 storms. Flood damage ruined apartment complexes, destroyed cars, and left many without a home or a plan. Julie Sriken, a resident who was evacuated from CityVue ...

 2021-04-15 15:43 

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Nashville's Nissan Stadium transitions to cashless payments for all events...

Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans and other sporting and concert events, is transitioning to cashless payments for all future events. It's beginning Saturday with Nashville SC's home opener. Nissan Stadium says the transition will "...

 2021-04-15 14:50 

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Metro Health to offer COVID-19 vaccine to walk-ins at Music City Center...

Metro Health will begin offering the COVID-19 vaccine to walk-ins at Music City Center. Beginning Monday, the first 500 people without at appointment can receive a Pfizer vaccine at the event center from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Health leaders said this comes a...

 2021-04-15 13:16 

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'We desperately need progress' Tennessee Senate committee passes medical marijuana bill...

A Tennessee Senate committee has moved forward a medical marijuana bill. TheSenate Judiciary Committee moved forward SB667 on Wednesday with a vote of 5 to 3. It gives Tennesseans with adebilitating disease, like cancer, a 30-day supply of medical marijua...

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