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 2021-04-14 12:48 

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Nashville airport adds new nonstop flights to Orlando, Raleigh-Durham...

There's new nonstop flights to summer destinations in Florida and North Carolina from Nashville International Airport (BNA). American Airlines announced the new service toRaleigh-Durham and Orlando. Both routes are slated to begin on June 5. Nonstop f...

 2021-04-14 12:19 

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COVID-19 swab factory opening in Robertson County, Tenn....

Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday announced that one of North America's largest manufacturer of COVID-19 testing swabs will establish a new manufacturing and distribution operations in Tennessee. Puritan Medical Products, a medical supplies manufacturer headqu...

 2021-04-14 12:05 

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Morgan Wallen says he won't perform this summer...

Country musician Morgan Wallen says he won't be performing this summer. This comes after a video surfaced showing him shouting a racial slur. Wallen took to Twitter Tuesday night and shared a letter he penned thanking fans for their support since the ...

 2021-04-14 11:36 

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2 transported with critical injuries after car bursts into flames on I-24 in Nashville...

Nashville firefighters said two people were transported to the hospital with critical injuries after a vehicle fire on I-24 Wednesday morning. It's happening in the Cane Ridge area and has the exit ramp blocked at Old Hickory Boulevard on I-24 EB. Nas...

 2021-04-14 10:30 

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Jack Daniel's inks deal on Tennessee solar farm...

Iconic whiskey maker Jack Daniel's has struck a long-term deal to fuel a solar panel farm a few miles from its Tennessee distillery. The Tennessee Valley Authority says the agreement with the Lynchburg-based distiller, Duck River Electric Membership C...

 2021-04-14 06:28 

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Shooting in Madison injures one adult...

One person is in critical condition after a shooting in Madison. Metro Police received a call about a shooting at around 10:30 Tuesday night from the 200 block of E Palestine Ave. First responders arriving on scene found one adult victim who had been shot...

 2021-04-14 03:05 

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Fatal shooting reported near assisted living facility in Lawrenceburg...

Police are investigating a fatal shooting near the Summit of Lawrenceburg, sources have confirmed to FOX 17 News. The shooting was reported around 8 p. m. Tuesday near the assisted living facility on Prosser Road. Sources tell FOX 17 News the shooting was...

 2021-04-14 02:56 

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Nonprofit in Middle Tennessee offers free counseling for Covid's mental-health toll...

Loneliness, isolation, anxiety and depression. These are the mental health issues you may be facing more than a year into our global pandemic. That's why so many came out to hit the links at the Foxland Harbor Golf & Country Club to support TN Voices....

 2021-04-14 02:45 

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Vanderbilt infectious disease specialist breaks down J&J vaccine concerns...

The Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine is on hold across America because of concerns the shot may cause blood clots. While scientists say this is rare, affecting about one in a million women between 18 to 48 years old, infectious disease specialists at...

 2021-04-14 02:10 

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Parts of Middle Tennessee, southern KY could see late-season frost next week...

Hold off on planting those spring flowers! Parts of Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky could see a late-season frost towards the end of next week. Chief Meteorologist Katy Morgan says the "average" last freeze for Nashville is April 6. For Cla...

 2021-04-14 02:03 

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'Very depressing': Wilson County family still displaced three weeks after flooding...

A Lebanon family is desperate to move home after they were displaced by severe flooding three weeks ago. David Armstrong and his mother Jean Armstrong have been living in a hotel ever since, struggling to get help with recovery. "We've lost just a...

 2021-04-14 01:24 

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Former ADA explains complications that make prosecuting sexual assault cases difficult...

FOX 17 News is looking into a story we brought you Monday after a woman told us the District Attorney's office declined to pursue prosecution against the man who raped her. She says she was told it was because her assaulter thought she was someone els...

 2021-04-14 00:43 

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Massage therapist accused of sexual misconduct with clients arrested in Nashville...

A 33-year-old man accused of sexual misconduct with clients was arrested Tuesday for felony impersonation of a licensed professional. Metro Police saidTarek Mentouri's massage license was revoked in August 2020by the Tennessee Massage Licensing Board ...

 2021-04-13 22:30 

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Fan-funded billboards in support of Morgan Wallen spotted around Nashville...

Three billboards have been spotted around Nashville in support of country star Morgan Wallen, who has come under fire in recent months after a video surfaced of the singer using a racial slur. Lamar Advertising tells FOX 17 News the billboards were purcha...

 2021-04-13 21:56 

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2 arrested, another suspect hospitalized after North Nashville shootout kills toddler...

Two people have been arrested and a third person is expected to be taken into into custody following a shootout in North Nashville on Mondaythat killed a three-year-old girl. The shooting happened Monday night in a crowded parking lot of the Cumberland Vi...

 2021-04-13 19:59 

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Victim, suspect transported to hospital after stabbing at Inglewood Kroger...

Metro Police said one person was transported to the hospital after a stabbing at a Nashville Kroger Tuesday afternoon. It happened at the grocery store in the 700 block of Gallatin Pike in the Inglewood area. Police said they responded to reports of a per...

 2021-04-13 19:35 

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Police search for at least 3 people who stole multiple weapons from La Vergne gun store...

La Vergne Police are searching for at least three people who stole multiple weapons from a gun store Monday evening. The thieves entered Specialty Arms on Old Nashville Highway at about 5 p. m. and ran out of the store with several weapons, police said. L...

 2021-04-13 18:26 

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Nashville Sounds to hold blood drive at First Horizon Park...

The Nashville Sounds have teamed up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at First Horizon Park. The blood drive on May 5 is limited to the first 44 participants. Those wanting to donate blood are required to sign up at this link and use the c...

 2021-04-13 18:16 

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Nashville Predators, American Red Cross team up for multi-city blood drives...

Just in time for National Volunteer Month, the Nashville Predators and the American Red Cross are teaming up to host blood drives across Tennessee. The multi-city blood drive will be held from April 19 to April 23. Donors who pre-schedule an appointment w...

 2021-04-13 18:15 

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Road Rage: Woman fires shot at driver after brake checking, argument in Sumner County...

The Sumner County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent road rage incident in which a woman fired a shot at another woman while she was driving down Highway 109. It happened Thursday just south of Portlandnear East Boiling Springs Road. SCSO s...

 2021-04-13 18:13 

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TN Board of Education: Gov. Lee erred Monday when speaking about virtual learning plan...

The Tennessee Board of Education on Tuesday clarified a story we reported that quoted Governor Bill Lee saying new rules regarding virtual schools were "not set in stone. "It turns out they are, according to the Board. The State Board voted on the...

 2021-04-13 17:23 

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Tennessee governor proposes two-week tax holiday for groceries, restaurants, prepared food...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has introduced a budget amendment for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year that will include a two-week sales tax holiday for Tennesseans on all groceries, restaurant purchases, and prepared food. The amendment will use...

 2021-04-13 17:08 

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Dollywood's Flower & Food Festival: Enjoy half a million flowers, umbrella sky...

Guests at Dollywood's annual Flower & Food Festival will be delighted to half a million flowers and the highly-Instagrammable "Umbrella Sky. " It all kicks off April 23 and features larger-than-life flower displays like Dolly Parton's moth...

 2021-04-13 16:58 

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FBI arrests Murfreesboro man on charges connected to Jan. 6th U.S. Capitol riot...

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Murfreesboro man on charges connected to the deadly U. S. Capitol riot on January 6. Michael Lee Roche, 26, was taken into custody at his home Tuesday morning. His exact charges have not been released at ...

 2021-04-13 16:54 

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60-year-old Nashville motorcyclist dies after crash with SUV...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) has identified a 60-year-old man who died after his motorcycle crashed with an SUV on Harding Pike. MNPD reports Joseph Sharbel of Nashville died from his injuries following the Friday crash....

 2021-04-13 16:31 

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Students safe after gas leak outside Walter Hill Elementary School prompts evacuation...

Rutherford County Schools says students are safe after a gas leak outside Walter Hill Elementary School prompted a precautionary evacuation Tuesday. As emergency crews checked out the gas leak, students were moved to a nearby church. The gas has been turn...

 2021-04-13 16:24 

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Tennessee Department of Health follows federal guidance, pauses J&J vaccine use...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports the agency will be following guidance from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calling for a pause in administering the Johnson & Joh...

 2021-04-13 15:57 

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Plans advance for new neighborhood around Nissan Stadium touting jobs, millions in revenue...

Plans are moving forward for a proposednew neighborhood surrounding Nissan Stadium that members say would foster the creation of thousands of jobs and generate millions in tax revenue. Mayor John Cooper announced Tuesday thatPerkins Eastman will develop a...

 2021-04-13 15:30 

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TSU names Eddie George new head football coach...

Former Tennessee Titans Runningback Eddie George is taking on a new role in Nashville. George has been named Tennessee State University's new head football coach. George played in the NFL from 1996-2004, beginning his career with the Houston Oilers (w...

 2021-04-13 14:31 

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Kentucky pausing use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine...

The State of Kentucky is pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Governor Andy Beshear made the announcement Tuesday morning after the CDC and the FDA recommended a pause due to reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. According to...

 2021-04-13 14:29 

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Nashville fairgrounds begins phased closure of COVID-19 shelter for homeless...

The COVID-19 shelter at the Nashville fairgrounds will begin a phased closing with a goal to be completely closed by July 1. The shelter was set up for those in the homeless community who were awaiting COVID-19 test results or recover following a diagnosi...

 2021-04-13 14:01 

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Sweet Success! Gallatin woman with hidden talent for cupcake decorating goes full-time...

A Gallatin woman who unearthed a hidden talent for exquisite cupcake decorating is now making it her full-time job. FOX 17 News' Dennis Ferrier introduced viewers to Katherine Halbeck and her Blooming Kupcakes business last week. She was furloughed du...

 2021-04-13 13:00 

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'We are appalled' 180+ businesses call on Tennessee lawmakers to oppose anti-LGBTQ bills...

More than 180 businesses and corporations signed a letter opposing what they call an onslaught of anti-LGBTQ legislation in Tennessee as groups, like the NCAA, say they won't do business in states that discriminate against transgender people. The Nash...

 2021-04-13 11:19 

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U.S. recommends pause of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after blood clotting cases...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued a statement Tuesday morning and are recommending a pause of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine "out of an abundance of caution" after r...

 2021-04-13 11:08 

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Man charged with shooting into card game, killing player...

A man who fired a gun into an outdoor card game has been charged with killing one of the players, authorities said. Derrick Conway, 32, has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the May 2020 death of Freddie Sledge, 49, the Shelby County distri...

 2021-04-13 07:16 

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SILVER ALERT: 81-year-old with alzheimer's missing near Bellevue...

Missing person detectives are currently looking for Robert Archer Jr. Archer is an 81-year-old who reportedly has Alzheimer's. Archer was last seen on Autumnwood Drive at his home nearBellvue on Monday at 9:30 p. m. After telling his wife that he was ...

 2021-04-13 02:10 

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Nashville rape victim: Assaulter not prosecuted because 'he thought she was someone else'...

FOX 17 News is investigating after a woman came to us for help claiming the District Attorney's Office in Davidson County declined to prosecute her rapist because they couldn't prove he "knowingly assaulted her. " Most of the time, FOX 17 ...

 2021-04-13 02:00 

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Metro Police: Child killed, 3 injured in North Nashville shooting; suspect sought...

A child was killed and three other people were injured in a shooting Monday evening in North Nashville. The shooting was reported around 6:40 p. m. on 25th Avenue Northand Dowlan Street. Preliminary information from Metro Police says a female child was ki...

 2021-04-13 01:52 

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New virtual learning rules could keep TN students from participating in sports, activities...

The Tennessee State Board of Education is considering changes to next school year that would require districts to have a separate online school for virtual learning. This comes as Gov. Bill Lee doubles down on his attempts to get all students back to in-p...

 2021-04-13 00:49 

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Metro Police investigating after juvenile injured in shooting...

The Metro Nashville Police Department is investigating after a juvenile was injured in a shooting Monday evening. According to police, the shooting was called in at Ed Temple Boulevard and Clarksville Pike. However, police say they believe the incident ha...

 2021-04-12 23:22 

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Flooded homeowners in Nashville say the city is protecting developers, not residents...

Monday morning, FOX 17 News found a Metro Water crew digging ditches on Reeves Road, an area that flooded two weeks ago and covered the road, making it impassable. It's a problem one Nashville resident says didn't start until work on a new subdivi...

 2021-04-12 21:54 

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Gov. Lee, education leaders urge school districts to use federal relief funding wisely...

Gov. Bill Lee on Monday asked Tennessee school districts to use federal Covid relief funding wisely, and to ensure the money goes "directly toward student achievement. " The state has received nearly $4. 5 billion in federal funding allocated for ...

 2021-04-12 21:08 

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Police seeking ID of two suspects accused of burglarizing 7 businesses around Nashville...

Metro Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects accused of burglarizing at least seven businesses across Nashville over the past two weeks. The following stores were burglarized overnight, according to police: Blue Wireless, ...

 2021-04-12 20:08 

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Multiple gunshot victims, including officer, at high school shooting in Knoxville...

Knoxville Police said there are multiple gunshot victims, including a police officer, at a high school shooting Monday afternoon. Multiple agencies are on the scene of a shooting atAustin-East Magnet High School. Police report "multiple" victims, ...

 2021-04-12 19:48 

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TEMA, FEMA assess $23.9 million in reported flood damage in Middle Tennessee...

State and federal officials are beginning to assess a reported $23. 9 million in flooding damage caused by March storms that left at least seven people dead in the worst flash flooding event since the 2010 floods. Between 7" and 9" of rain fell in...

 2021-04-12 18:25 

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Nashville Opera returns to the stage with "Cinderella" at Ascend Amphitheater...

The Nashville Opera will make their comeback to the stage in June with a live, open-air production of "Cinderella" at Ascend Amphitheater. The company has worked with the Metro Health Department and a medical advisory team led by Dr. William Schaf...

 2021-04-12 18:03 

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Dollywood makes shift toward mask-optional spaces in outdoor areas...

Dollywood's outdoor areas where social distancing can be maintained are now mask-optional spaces. The amusement park listed the change on their website Monday. Masks will still be required at all ticketing areas, park entry, on rides and trams, in que...

 2021-04-12 17:34 

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'Slow Down Tennessee' Nearly 23,000 car crashes attributed to speeding within 3 years...

Nearly 23,000 car crashes in Tennessee were attributed to speeding just within a few years and officials are urging drivers to slow down through a new campaign. "Slow Down Tennessee" aims to crack down on speeders in an effort to reduce crashes, i...

 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:...

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