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 2021-04-12 16:43 

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Luke Bryan tests positive for COVID-19...

Country star Luke Byran has tested positive for COVID-19. The "Rain is a Good Thing" singer says he's doing well, but will not be part of American Idol's live show Monday night. "I'm sad to say I won't be a part of tonight'...

 2021-04-12 16:14 

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TSU not renewing contract of Coach Rod Reed amid Eddie George coaching reports...

Tennessee State University will not be renewing head football coach Rod Reed's contract after 11 seasons with the TSU football program. This comes as multiple reports surfaced over the weekend that Eddie George will be TSU's new coach. FILE PHOTO:...

 2021-04-12 15:45 

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Gov. Lee: In-person learning 'only way' Tennessee students will get back on track...

In a statement issued Monday morning, Governor Bill Lee said in-person learning is "the only way" Tennessee's students will get back on track and virtual learning should be reserved for emergency use. "In-person learning is safe and it'...

 2021-04-12 13:39 

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Lebanon Police search for shooting suspect after 2 killed...

Lebanon Police are searching for a shooting suspect after two people were killed and are asking residents in the area of a shooting suspect search to "lock in place. " Police posted at about 8 a. m. Monday that a shooting suspect is on foot in the...

 2021-04-12 13:36 

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White House issues report on Tennessee's infrastructure needs...

The Biden White House has issued a report on Tennessee's infrastructure needs as part of state-by-state breakdowns that show the shape of roads, bridges, energy, housing affordability and more. It's all part of a push for President Joe Biden's...

 2021-04-12 12:47 

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3,000 pounds of trash removed from Cumberland River, including tires, metal, plastic...

A group continued their mission to clean Tennessee's waterways with the removal of more than 3,000 pounds of trash from the Cumberland River this weekend. Tennessee Riverkeeper and folks from Pontoon Saloon organized the cleanup on the that flows thro...

 2021-04-12 12:25 

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New Tennessee State Library and Archives building opens Tuesday...

Tennessee's new State Library and Archives building is officially opening to the public on Tuesday. The new building is located just outside downtown on the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. "Our new state-of-the-art facility will allow more T...

 2021-04-12 11:57 

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Vanderbilt seeks volunteers for clinical trial to find COVID-19 treatments...

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is looking for volunteers for a nationwide clinical trial to help identify effective medications for COVID-19 and possibly reduce or halt transmission of the virus. VUMC is one of more than 100 sites participating in t...

 2021-04-12 02:43 

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Critics speak out against bill requiring aborted fetuses be cremated or buried...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A bill requiring aborted fetuses to be cremated or buried will be heard by Tennessee legislators this week. Bill sponsors senator Janice Bowling and Representative Tim Rudd say the bill is about dignity and respect. "This legislati...

 2021-04-12 02:35 

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Shooting investigation underway in Metrocenter...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Metro Nashville police are investigating a shooting in Metrocenter. The reported shooting took place at the 2036 Rosa Parks Blvd. , which is Dunkin Donuts, just after 7:30 p. m. Sunday. There is crime scene tape outside the business. N...

 2021-04-12 00:10 

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Madison man killed in car crash on I-24 tentatively identified...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A man died in a car crash this weekend on I-24. The accident occurred on I-24 West near the Murfreesboro Pike on-ramp (MM 52) just after 3 a. m. Saturday. The victim is tentatively identified by Metro Nashville police as a 29-year-old ...

 2021-04-11 23:33 

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Those in underserved communities getting COVID-19 vaccine is key to herd immunity...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee is slowly getting closer to herd immunity when it comes to COVID-19, but Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurses say we have a long way to go. There was a vaccine clinic at Valor Flagship Academy in Nashville on Saturday ...

 2021-04-11 22:31 

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Officers struggle with man over gun in downtown Nashville...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A gun goes off as officers struggle with a man over a gun in downtown Nashville overnight. Officers David Studer and Jason Smith responded to a fight at 2nd Avenue and Broadway at around 1 a. m. Sunday. They arrived to two men fighting...

 2021-04-11 21:06 

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9-year-old Nashville girl safe after being kidnapped by neighbor...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A 21-year-old man is charged with the kidnapping of his 9-year-old female neighbor in Nashville. Metro Nashville police report that Jacob Keener entered a neighboring apartment in his complex through an unlocked backdoor on Saturday at...

 2021-04-11 17:38 

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REPORT: Eddie George to be the next TSU football coach...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Former Tennessee Titan Runningback Eddie George will reportedly be coaching college football in Nashville. Brett McMurphy with the Stadium Network, tweeted Sunday that Eddie George will be the new coach at Tennessee State University. F...

 2021-04-11 02:16 

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Volunteers still needed for S. Nashville flooding cleanup as disaster fatigue sets in...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- One South Nashville Wimpole Drive home was destroyed in 48 inches of flooding. Family photos, entire bedrooms, and anything else in it's path were ruined. "Brand new bed and all the furniture was ruined," said one neighbor ...

 2021-04-11 01:11 

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Elderly man murdered at Hopkinsville gas station...

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. -- An elderly man is murdered in Hopkinsville this morning. The elderly man was shot and killed at the Valero gas station on East 9th Street just before 9 a. m. Saturday. Hopkinsville police say they are looking for two men seen leaving ...

 2021-04-11 00:17 

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Comedian returning to Nashville after fainting on stage, testing positive for COVID-19...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A famous stand-up comedian who tested positive for COVID-19 after fainting on stage in Nashville 10 months ago is returning to the venue. RELATED: Zanies closes temporarily after D. L. Hughley's tests positive COVID-19The comedy cl...

 2021-04-10 14:44 

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Charleston daycare worker violently shook & hit infants, sheriff's affidavits show...

A woman is facing multiple charges related to child abuse after Charleston County Sheriff's Office investigators say she violently shook and hit three infants at a daycare center where she worked. Tina Rose Nye, 55, was arrested Friday, April 9, after...

 2021-04-10 02:35 

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Franklin Co. special education teacher faces firing after reported unprofessional conduct...

A special education teacher at Clark Memorial School in Franklin County is facing termination after the board issued a ten-page report detailing accusations of misconduct in the classroom....

 2021-04-10 02:15 

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Neighbors frustrated as trash, debris still litter Whitsett Park in Nashville after flood...

Last month's relentless flooding across Middle Tennessee left communities yet again faced with overwhelming cleanup efforts. This includes parks and greenways that are still not back to normal, specifically Whitsett Park in South Nashville. That's...

 2021-04-10 02:09 

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FBI Nashville investigating bank robbery in Spring Hill...

Officials with FBI Nashville are investigating a bank robbery that happened in Spring Hill on Friday afternoon. According to the Spring Hill Police Department, the suspect walked intoFirst Citizens National Bank on Wall Street around 12:05 p. m. and deman...

 2021-04-09 22:50 

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Nashville police investigating 'targeted' shooting that injured 67-year-old man last month...

Metro Police are searching for the occupants of a Jeep Grand Cherokee involved in a "targeted" shooting in March that injured a 67-year-old man. Police said the incident happened around mid-morning on March 4 in the 600 block of Sylvan Street. Acc...

 2021-04-09 22:32 

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Two treated in Nashville after Johnson & Johnson vaccine, doctors say may be unrelated...

Shot by shot, Nashville is inching towards Mayor John Cooper's goal of 50% population vaccination by May. Up until April—when Metro began administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine—the majority of those shots were from Pfizer and Moderna....

 2021-04-09 22:10 

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'An attempt to rewrite the rules': Tennessee senators oppose Biden's Supreme Court review...

Tennessee Senators Bill Hagerty and Marsha Blackburn on Friday strongly opposed President Joe Biden's decision to order a studyon overhauling the Supreme Court. The review wouldcreate a bipartisan commission that will spend the next six months examini...

 2021-04-09 21:19 

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Arkansas teen killed during alleged drug deal in Bellevue, gunman claims self defense...

Metro Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old that occurred during an alleged drug deal in Bellevue on Thursday night. The incident happened in a parking lot at Creekwood Apartments on Highway 70 South in Bellevue. Police saidJuan Mar...

 2021-04-09 20:58 

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Metro Schools mourns the loss of beloved Bellevue teacher...

Students and staff in Metro Nashville Public Schools are mourning the loss of a longtime teacher at Bellevue Middle School. Jenny Tygard passed away this week. She was a teacher with MNPS for nearly 20 years. The district sent the following statement to F...

 2021-04-09 20:10 

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Nashville police seeking ID of suspects who stole car connected to shooting...

Metro Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects accused of stealing a car that was later used in a shooting. Police said a white Honda Civic was stolen on March 20. It was later used in a shooting on March 23 that injured a w...

 2021-04-09 18:37 

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Ex-volunteer firefighter charged with setting Tennessee church fire on Easter Sunday...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a former volunteer firefighter has been charged with setting a blaze at a church on Easter Sunday. The TBI says 25-year-old Codie Austin Clark was arrested Wednesday on a charge of arson of a place of worship. TB...

 2021-04-09 18:23 

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Wrongful death lawsuit against bar settled after death of Brentwood Police Officer...

A wrongful death lawsuit arising from the death of Brentwood Police Officer Destin Legieza has been settled, attorneys announced Friday. Officer Legieza died on June 18, 2020, when his squad car was hit head-on in his lane of travel southbound on Franklin...

 2021-04-09 17:53 

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Metro Health amends Nashville mask mandate: Face coverings not required in outdoor spaces...

The Metro Public Health Department amended Nashville's mask mandate Friday. The mask mandate now does not require facial coverings or masks to be worn while outdoors in public spaces or while in places of worship. The order that was first approved on ...

 2021-04-09 16:55 

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NWS confirms EF-2 tornado touched down in Scott County, Tenn....

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 tornado touched down in Scott County, Tenn. on Thursday evening. NWS said the tornadic cell tracked through between 5:30 p. m. and 6:30 p. m. 911 confirmed a brief tornado touchdown in the Nydeck area. There ...

 2021-04-09 16:01 

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Sumner County lifting mask mandate, joins multiple other Tennessee counties...

Sumner County Mayor Andy Holt is lifting the county's mask mandate. Holy said the executive order to wear face coverings will expire at 11:59 p. m. on April 9. Holt said he's encouraged by the declining number of COVID-19 cases and the number of p...

 2021-04-09 15:57 

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More than 5 lbs. cocaine seized during Old Hickory shooting investigation...

An Old Hickory shooting investigation turned into the seizure of crystal meth, cocaine, pills and marijuana. The Wilson County Sheriff's Office responded to a home on March 31 at 9 p. m. for reports of shots fired in the area. Once on the scene on Gen...

 2021-04-09 15:46 

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Nearly 3 million Tennesseans have gotten COVID-19 vaccine shot...

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports nearly three million Tennesseans have now been at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19. TDH said nearly 3 million Tennesseans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday. In Te...

 2021-04-09 15:40 

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Grand Ole Opry member Ricky Skaggs receives high school diploma nearly 50 years later...

Nearly 50 years after leaving high school, Country Music Hall of Fame member Ricky Skaggs has received his high school diploma. In June of last year, the country music star's alma mater, Lawrence County High School in Louisa, Kentucky, bestowed upon h...

 2021-04-09 15:36 

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New urban grocery to move into Silo Bend in The Nations...

Development in the Nations neighborhood of Nashville continues. Developer Southeast Venture just announced a new urban grocery store for the new "Flats at Silo Bend. "That's on Centennial Boulevard and 54th Avenue. The Flats at Silo Bend has 1...

 2021-04-09 15:31 

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Carter County man admits to killing his mother, sentenced to 22 years in prison...

A Carter County man has admitted he killed his mother in 2019. John Ralph will spend the next 22 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree murder. Ralph was initially charged with first-degree murder after his mother - Edith ...

 2021-04-09 13:52 

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Coffee Crew: FOX 17 News, T-Mobile team up to honor local frontline heroes...

FOX 17 News and T-Mobile are teaming up this month to recognize local pandemic frontline heroes. Every Friday in April, we will spotlight local doctors and nurses that have been working all throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 9, we were out at asce...

 2021-04-09 12:31 

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Nashville Zoo welcomes two giraffes...

The Nashville Zoo is welcoming two Masai giraffes. Violet and Amira are two-years-old and are half sisters. They arrived at the zoo on March 27 and joinedNasha and Tazama on exhibit last week. Zoo officials said all four females are getting along and seem...

 2021-04-09 12:02 

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Disagreement ends in gunfire in The Nations...

Metro Nashville Police say that a man was shot after an argument with a security guard in The Nations. Metro Police arrived on the 5800 block of Centennial Blvd to respond to a report of a shooting at about 10:15 p. m. Thursday. First responders found a m...

 2021-04-09 12:01 

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Tennessee senator Bill Hagerty talks future elections with former President Trump...

In his first week, Tennessee's freshman U. S. Sen. Bill Hagerty watched in horror as the Capitol riots unfolded around him and decided to back down from his plans to oppose the electoral college results that affirmed President Joe Biden's win desp...

 2021-04-09 11:28 

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Fundraiser for Nashville's Exit/In surpasses $200,000 goal...

The fundraiser for Nashville's Exit/In venue has surpassed it's goal of $200,000. As of Friday morning, a GoFundMe garnered more than $208,000. It's all in efforts to keep the Exit/In a Music City Staple following news that the property recent...

 2021-04-09 07:43 

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One injured in shooting in Madison...

Metro Police are investigating after a woman was shot on the 300 block of Forest Park Road in Madison. First Responders received a call reporting a shooting around 12:50 a. m. on Friday morning. A woman was found with a gunshot wound in her lower extremit...

 2021-04-09 02:51 

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Tennesseans concerned as hackers steal unemployment benefits...

Hackers are stealing unemployment benefits. Several people have reached out to FOX 17 News, worried that they can't get help from the Tennessee Department of Labor. One woman, who wanted to stay anonymous out of fear of messing up her claim, said she&...

 2021-04-09 01:58 

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CODE RED: Friday, Saturday storms could bring heavy rain & damaging wind to Middle Tenn....

*FOX 17 News is in a Code Red Weather Alert for a round of storms on Friday evening into Saturday morning* A few rounds of storms are possible across the FOX 17 News viewing area starting Friday afternoon. Here's a look at the timing and impacts: Frid...

 2021-04-09 01:20 

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Police: 61-year-old woman killed in Clarksville crash Thursday...

Clarksville Police say a 61-year-old woman died in a crash Thursday afternoon on Ft. Campbell Boulevard. The accident was reported around 5:20 p. m. onFt. Campbell Blvd. near Quin Lane. Police said Kimberly Randolph died from injuries sustained in the wre...

 2021-04-09 01:05 

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East Nashville resident on storm drain: 'I check the weather more than my blood pressure'...

Neighbors in East Nashville say they're constantly on edge for the next rainfall because of a blocked storm drain behind their homes. The drain is full of gravel from a nearby construction site that washes into it every time it rains. "Every time ...

 2021-04-08 22:23 

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All Cumberland County Schools closed Friday after reported storm damage...

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Cumberland and Fentress counties in Middle Tennessee on Thursday afternoon. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says crews were called toPleasant Hill Elementary for a severe weather event a...

 2021-04-08 21:23 

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TN Rep: Biden's actions will save lives, especially after Lee signed permitless carry bill...

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced six executive actions aimed at tightening gun violence across the United States. A few hours later, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed the state's constitutional carry bill into law. Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper says...

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