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 2021-04-07 01:20 

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Rutherford County Schools vote to keep mask policy until end of school year...

The Rutherford County School Board voted Tuesday night to maintain their mask mandate for students until the end of the school year. The school board voted5-2. Some parents across the county tell FOX 17 News theywant to be given a choice on whether or not...

 2021-04-07 01:11 

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VIDEO: Nashville police searching for group of burglary suspects in Edgehill area...

Metro Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a group of individuals accused of burglarizing short-term rental properties and stealing vehicles near Edgehill. Police said residences have been burglarized and vehicles have been stolen ov...

 2021-04-07 00:04 

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Man charged with murder in 4-year-old's death in Tennessee...

A man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 4-year-old boy in Tennessee. The U. S. Marshals Service says Terrell J. Woods was arrested in Memphis on Tuesday. The boy was shot in a vehicle on Saturday. His name h...

 2021-04-06 22:27 

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Police investigating after body found in Sevenmile Creek in South Nashville...

Metro Police are investigating after a body was found Tuesday afternoon in Sevenmile Creek. MNPD spokesperson Don Aaron confirmed to FOX 17 News a body was found around 2 p. m. in the creek located behind Walmart on Nolensville Pike. Police and OEM recove...

 2021-04-06 21:45 

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'No more confusing rules': Biden makes all adults eligible for a vaccine on April 19...

President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he's bumping up his deadline by two weeks for states to make all adults in the U. S. eligible for coronavirus vaccines. But even as he expressed optimism about the pace of vaccinations, he warned Americans th...

 2021-04-06 20:25 

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3 killed in I-65 crash as traffic slowed for road construction...

Three people have died in a crash as traffic was slowing on Interstate 65 in southern Kentucky to merge for road construction, police said. A box truck operated by Donald Kabwenge, 36, of Georgia didn't see a Nissan Altima slowed in the roadway Monday...

 2021-04-06 20:16 

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Kentucky students have until May 1 to request a 're-do' year...

Kentucky students have until May 1 to decide whether they want to retake the 2020-2021 school year or supplement courses they have already taken. School boards have until June 1 to decide whether to accept the requests. They will not be allowed to make de...

 2021-04-06 20:07 

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NMAAM, CMA Foundation partner to expand songwriting education in Nashville schools...

The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) and the CMA Foundation have teamed up to expand songwriting education in Metro Nashville Public Schools. The partnership will bring the museum's collaborative project, Music Legends & Heroes, to se...

 2021-04-06 20:03 

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MACC seeking foster volunteers, adopters as rising number of dogs crowds Nashville shelter...

Metro Animal Care and Control is seeking foster volunteers and adopters as the number of available dogs at the shelter continues to climb. Organizers say even with many pets currently in foster care, the amount of dogs in the shelter has risen to a level ...

 2021-04-06 19:51 

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Fentanyl seized is 'lethal enough to kill the entire population of rural West TN'...

Tennessee authorities say a major drug trafficking ring bust has taken downseveral key players in the drug underworld, including those with ties to gangs, and led to the seizure of multiple pounds of methamphetamine, LSD, fentanyl, marijuana and $15,700 i...

 2021-04-06 19:51 

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WeGo returning to 90 percent of pre-pandemic services on April 11...

WeGo has plans to implement systemwide service changes on April 11. Officials say this will increase their service from 78 percent to 90 percent of pre-pandemic levels. The changes are in light of more people taking WeGo buses and improving COVID-19 stati...

 2021-04-06 19:29 

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Tennessee judge orders state to remove men from sex offender registry...

A federal judge ruled Monday that Tennessee's sex offender registration act is unconstitutional, at least as it was applied retroactively to two offenders. The ruling in the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee affects only the tw...

 2021-04-06 18:51 

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'Mamaw is my greatest hero' Nashville bride surprises mamaw at nursing home on wedding day...

An 85-year-old Nashville mamaw got to see her granddaughter in-person for the first time in a year and it came with the surprise of a lifetime. After a tumultuous year with the pandemic, Nashville bride Alexis King wanted to make sure her "greatest he...

 2021-04-06 18:21 

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'I'm not telling the whole story yet': Joseph Daniels says in call to his dad from prison...

In a call from prison to his father, Joseph Daniels can be heard saying: "I'm not telling the whole story yet either. They'll find out later. " The phone call between little Joe Clyde's father and grandfather was played Tuesday in a bo...

 2021-04-06 17:56 

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Off-Road and luxury camper company moving to Tennessee, to create 115 new jobs...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced on Tuesday another company is moving to Tennessee. Offroad and luxury camper manufacturer BRS Offroad North America will b...

 2021-04-06 17:52 

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Tennessee, Kentucky sue Biden Administration over tax policy tied to COVID-19 relief funds...

Tennessee and Kentucky have filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration over what officials say is a tax policy tied to federal COVID-19 relief funds. Attorneys General from both states argue that the tax mandate "unconstitutionally usurps" t...

 2021-04-06 17:20 

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Tennessee, 23 other states call for cancelling federal student loans for some ITT students...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III is urging the Department of Education to cancel federal student loan debt for some who attended ITT Technical Institute. In a media release on the subject, AG Slatery's office states th...

 2021-04-06 17:18 

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Melrose, Sutler Saloon reopening after major flooding...

A couple of favorite spots in South Nashville are reopening after major flash flooding swept across Middle Tennessee in late March. Melrose Billiard Parlor is now officially back open for business and The Sutler Saloon is slated for reopening on Thursday....

 2021-04-06 17:03 

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Vanderbilt hospital road renamed for Black surgery pioneer...

A road leading to Vanderbilt University Medical Center is now named for a Black pioneer in cardiac surgery, instead of bearing the Confederacy-tied moniker of Dixie Place. Officials in Nashville commemorated the name change to Vivien Thomas Way during an ...

 2021-04-06 16:33 

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Tennessee governor opposes vaccine passports, supports legislation banning mandate...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Tennessee Governor Bill Lee says he is opposed to COVID-19 vaccine passports and is supporting legislation to prohibit them from becoming mandated. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Gov. Lee stated "I oppose vaccine passports. The C...

 2021-04-06 16:15 

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Nashville woman with lung disease issues plea for help with flooding issue at residence...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A Nashville woman says she has exhausted her options and is looking for help due to consistent flooding at her Nashville residence which she says has caused mold issues which led to her diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

 2021-04-06 15:29 

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Nashville Public Health Department, partners target vaccinations for homeless...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Nashville Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) is collaborating with St. Thomas Health, Neighborhood Health and other organizations in an effort to vaccinate the city's homeless. The department and partners will administer the ...

 2021-04-06 15:11 

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Joe Clyde Daniels Case: Judge grants motion to sequester jury in Joseph Daniels trial...

The jury in the Joseph Daniels trial will be sequestered, according to a motion granted byJudge David Wolfe. Judge Wolfe is hearing a series of motions from both prosecutors and the defense Tuesday ahead of the murder trial looking into the disappearance ...

 2021-04-06 14:45 

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More Nashville renters looking to move but Memphis, Chicago, Clarksville eye Music City...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Online apartment marketplace Apartmentlist has released their latest Renter Migration Report which shows 24% of Nashville renters are looking to move to a different city. Using data compiled by searches on the website, the company exami...

 2021-04-06 14:26 

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Nashville businesses face fines, possible closure over COVID-19 health violations...

Several Nashville businesses are facing thousands of dollars in fines or the possibility of temporarily closing their doors because of COVID-19 health violations. Online documents show some businesses include Rebar, Loser's Bar and Grill Downtown, Jaz...

 2021-04-06 14:20 

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Tennessee resolutions call for term limits in Congress, keeping Supreme Court to nine...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Tennessee Senate Ways and Means Committee will examine on Tuesday two resolutions which voice support for limiting term limits for members of the U. S. Congress and the number of Supreme Court justices. SJR0199 is sponsored by State...

 2021-04-06 13:57 

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Listen to a string quartet play Disney classics surrounded by candlelight in Nashville...

A string quartet will play a concert under the stars surrounded by candelight in Music City. The Fever Originals Candlelight Series is coming to Nashville with performers Listeso String Quartet. The events featuring a stunning ambience will be held at The...

 2021-04-06 12:08 

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Insulin prices would be capped in Tennessee under bill...

A proposal to cap insulin prices in Tennessee is being heard by lawmakers on Tuesday. HB451 and SB522 are sponsored by State Representative Jason Hodges (D-Clarksville) and Sen. Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville). Hodges and Briggs want to put a cap on the amou...

 2021-04-06 10:12 

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Police investigating deadly shooting in Goodlettsville...

Metro Nashville Police and Goodlettsville Police are investigating after a man was found dead on Tuesday morning in Goodlettsville. An investigation is underway along Canton Court where police are gathering evidence after responding to a report called in ...

 2021-04-06 07:11 

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Tennessee General Assembly passes resolution honoring Dolly Parton...

The Tennessee General Assembly has passed a resolution to honor Dolly Parton. On Monday the General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution honoring Dolly Parton for her contributions to children's literacy. The resolution states that it is meant, &...

 2021-04-06 02:56 

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Some Tennesseans hitting roadblocks in quest for vaccine: 'It shouldn't be this hard'...

All Tennesseans age 16 and older are now eligible for the Covid vaccine, but some people are running into roadblocks when trying to sign up for an appointment. When vaccine appointments opened to those 55 and older, Kim McKeever jumped at the chance to si...

 2021-04-06 02:49 

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Tennessee Houses passes bill creating harsher penalties for minors accused of rape...

After a year and a half of pushing for change, one Tennessee family is getting a little piece of relief. The Tennessee House of Representatives passed a bill that would create harsher penalties for minors who commit rape. ALSO READ: Two 13-year-olds convi...

 2021-04-06 01:13 

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House passes bill to make 'Amazing Grace' sung by Dolly Parton official Tenn. state song...

A push from Tennessee lawmakers to make the song "Amazing Grace" as sung by Dolly Parton to be an official state song passed the House on Monday. Rep. Mike Sparks (R-Smynra) and Sen. Raumesh Akbari (D-Memphis) introduced HB 0938/SB 1416 in Februar...

 2021-04-06 00:54 

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Tennessee man accused of providing ISIS materials to undercover FBI agent...

Federal prosecutors say an East Tennessee man held a key role in spreading English-language propaganda for the Islamic State group. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Benjamin Carpenter, of Knoxville, has been in custody since his March 24 arrest. A detention he...

 2021-04-06 00:37 

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Tennessee Senate passes bill allowing opt-out of LGBT curriculum, will move to House...

Tennessee's Republican-dominant Senate advanced legislation that would require school districts to alert parents of any instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill also allows parents or guardians to opt their students out of such i...

 2021-04-06 00:01 

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Despite vaccine rollout, report shows thousands of Tennessee seniors remain vulnerable...

Claudia Wright's concerns remain unchanged: people in her age group (60+) are dying more than other age groups because they aren't tech savvy enough to make an online vaccine appointment or have access to transportation. "It's frightening ...

 2021-04-05 22:06 

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Look up! International Space Station visible from Middle Tennessee, KY on Monday night...

Look up tonight! The International Space Station will be visible for all of the FOX 17 News viewing area Monday night. Chief Meteorologist Katy Morgan says it'll look like a bright light gliding across the sky around 7:58 p. m. It'll be visible fo...

 2021-04-05 21:35 

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UT football player under investigation for beating, kicking kitten: Report...

A 20-year-old football player at the University of Tennessee is under investigation by police for allegedly beating another student's six-month-old kitten, according to a report from TMZ. UT linebacker Aaron Beasley is accused of animal abuse after he...

 2021-04-05 20:57 

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Tennessee pastors ask lawmakers to stop passing discriminatory anti-LGBTQ bills...

As elected officials prepare to meet on the Tennessee House floor Monday, pastors across the Volunteer State are calling on lawmakers to stop passing "harmful" and "discriminatory" legislation against the LBGTQ community. Senators are expe...

 2021-04-05 20:08 

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Report: TSU could be owed anywhere from $150M to $544M from the state...

A new report shows Tennessee State University could be owed anywhere from $150 million to $544 million from the state. The report looks at overall funding and land-grant funding from TSU and the University of Tennessee since the 1950s. "We have to ack...

 2021-04-05 20:06 

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Public GRAMMY celebration to be held for Fisk Jubilee Singers...

Fisk University is holding a public celebration to honor the Fisk Jubilee Singers winning the 2021 GRAMMY Award for Best Roots Gospel Album. The celebration will take place Thursday at 4 p. m. on the Fisk University Campus in front of Jubilee Hall. It wil...

 2021-04-05 19:27 

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Nashville virtual job fair taking place Thursday...

Nashville Mayor John Cooper and the Metropolitan Action Commission are hosting a virtual job fair Thursday from 2 p. m. to 4 p. m. Interviews will be held via Zoom. Those looking for a job can participate in the job fair from their home computers, at the ...

 2021-04-05 19:02 

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No prom for virtual students? Middle Tennessee school changes course after backlash...

A Middle Tennessee school that got backlash over not allowing virtual students to attend prom has reversed its decision. Franklin County High School initially said that only in-person seniors and juniors could buy tickets for prom, outraging some social m...

 2021-04-05 18:29 

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Plans for 200 townhomes in Hermitage gets pushback...

Plans for a new townhouse development in Hermitage is getting some major pushback from those who already live in the neighborhood. Under new plans, 200 townhomes would be built just off of Dodson Chapel Road near the Stones River Greenway in Hermitage. Th...

 2021-04-05 17:30 

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Immersive Van Gogh digital art exhibit coming to Nashville...

Ever wanted to take a step inside a painting? A new digital art exhibit coming to Nashville will bring the works of Van Gogh to life. The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit allows guests to walk through moving images that showcase the mesmerizing colors, details ...

 2021-04-05 16:34 

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All Kentucky residents age 16 and up eligible for COVID-19 vaccine...

All Kentucky residents age 16 and up are eligible to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Andy Beshear announced Monday. 1,424,889 people have been vaccinated against the virus in Kentucky so far. The Kentucky Department of Health is urging Kentucky r...

 2021-04-05 15:57 

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Easter crash leaves beloved Franklin couple dead...

A two-car crash on Easter Sunday has left a beloved Franklin couple dead. The accident at Murfreesboro Rd. and Royal Oaks Blvd. sent eight people to three different hospitals. The Franklin Police Department is investigating the crash that killed Ed and Ch...

 2021-04-05 15:19 

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You can now text Tennessee's emotional support line...

Tennesseans in some industries now have the option to text the state's emotional support line for pandemic stress. The state rolled out in helpline in May 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare workers, first responders and those in the education...

 2021-04-05 15:11 

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Man accused of firing shots in residential neighborhood of Christian County before crash...

A man is facing a slew of charges after officers allege he was under the influence and fired shots in a residential neighborhood of Christian County before crashing. Robert Wagner, 52, is charged with DUI, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and ...

 2021-04-05 14:42 

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19-year-old charged in head-on crash that killed Middle Tennessee girl...

A young man is behind bars on charges related to a deadly head-on crash that killed a 6-yera-old girl last month. Cristian Ruiz, 19, has been arrested in the case. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 6-year-old girl was killed in the crash last month...

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