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 2021-04-08 19:16 

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signs constitutional carry bill into law...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed the state's constitutional carry bill into law. Lee tweeted a photo next toRep. William Lamberth (R Portland), a sponsor of the bill. The new measure means Tennesseans of certain ages will no longer have to apply for...

 2021-04-08 18:55 

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Kentucky boy dies after apparent shooting accident while hunting alone, coroner says...

A young boy was fatally shot during an apparent accident while he was hunting alone Wednesday night, the Christian County Coroner confirms to FOX 17 News. Coroner Scott Daniel said the 11-year-old boy was hunting alone near his grandfather's house whe...

 2021-04-08 18:26 

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Belcourt Theatre reopening with showings of Sesame Street documentary, anime film...

Belcourt Theatre in Nashville is officially ready to reopen its doors to the public on April 23. Belcourt is reopening with showings of the documentary "Street Gang: How we Got to Sesame Street" and the Japaneseanime phenomenon "Demon Slayer: ...

 2021-04-08 18:10 

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Sumner County man's summer fishing trip & snake bite leads to $42,800 medical chopper bill...

A summer fishing trip is costing one Sumner county man thousands of dollars in medical bills, but it's not from his hospital visit. John Brown says his ordeal started when a Copperhead snake, hiding under a boat cover, bit his ankle on Dale Hollow lak...

 2021-04-08 17:43 

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TBI: There were 28 deadly officer-involved incidents in Tennessee last year...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said there were 28 officer-involved incidents in the state in 2020. TBI released its annual report onlaw enforcement-related deaths Thursday. Among the report's findings were a reported 28deadly use-of-force incid...

 2021-04-08 16:33 

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Metro Councilmembers scale back lifetime health benefit for future, keep for themselves...

Councilwoman Joy Styles says serving on council requires a lot of commitment and time and believes the lifetime health benefit is fair. She says the move to cut back the benefit is a knee jerk reaction for those wanting to cut costs for the city of Nashvi...

 2021-04-08 16:22 

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Picasso exhibition extended one week at Nashville Frist Art Museum...

Those looking to check out the Picasso exhibition at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville have a little extra time to secure their spot. The popular exhibition has been extended one week and will now be available through May 9. "Through the incredible ge...

 2021-04-08 16:11 

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Nashville could roll back COVID-19 restrictions with new public health order next week...

Nashville health leaders are eyeing the possibility of easing COVID-19 reopening restrictions next week. Dr. Alex Jahangir, Chair of Metro's Coronavirus Task Force, says Metro health is anticipating issuing a new order next week to rollback some of th...

 2021-04-08 16:03 

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LIVE: President Biden to announce executive actions to combat gun violence...

Watch President Joe Biden's remarks below:...

 2021-04-08 13:54 

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Sumner County man's summer fishing trip & snake bite leads to $46,800 hospital bill...

A summer fishing trip is costing one Sumner county man thousands of dollars in medical bills, but it's not from his hospital visit. John Brown says his ordeal started when a Copperhead snake, hiding under a boat cover, bit his ankle on Dale Hollow lak...

 2021-04-08 13:34 

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Two adults killed, one child transported to hospital in Montgomery County crash...

Two adults were killed and a child was transported to a Nashville hospital after a crash in Montgomery County. David Mccullough, 44, of Cumberland City and Rasha Hall, 30, of McEwen were killed when their vehicles collided head-on along Highway 149. A 10-...

 2021-04-08 13:16 

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Tennessee bill to strip power from some county health boards up for Senate vote...

Health boards in six of Tennessee's largest counties could soon be stripped of their power. The Tennessee Senate was slated to vote on SB15 Thursday, but it was re-referred to the Senate Calendar Committee. It already passed the House with a 67-26 vot...

 2021-04-08 13:02 

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Man accused of break-in at John C. Tune Airport, taking joyride on ramp...

A man is accused of breaking into a ramp area of the John C. Tune Airport and taking a joyride in a stolen golf cart before he was thwarted by a helicopter pilot. The 26-year-old is facing charges of criminal trespassing and entering an airport or airport...

 2021-04-08 12:25 

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Tennessee judge rules pretrial against opioid firm; cites delays, lies...

A Tennessee judge has made a rare move to rule against an opioid firm before a civil trial over its role in the epidemic, saying there was a "coordinated strategy" by the company and its attorneys to delay proceedings, deprive plaintiffs of inform...

 2021-04-08 12:17 

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Suspected serial wedding crasher caught again stealing money, gifts: Police...

A Mississippi woman in facing charges after being the ultimate wedding crasher, authorities say. The woman accused of showing up to several weddings uninvited and then stealing money and gifts from the guests and bridal party has been arrested, FOX 13 New...

 2021-04-08 10:48 

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Tennessee toddler seriously injured in lawnmower accident...

A three-year-old in Cumberland County, Tennessee is recovering after a lawnmower accident Wednesday night. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says on its Facebook page that emergency personnel responded around 6 p. m. to Highland Ridge Drive, wher...

 2021-04-08 07:56 

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At least one person shot on Clarksville Pike...

Clarksville Pike is partially shut down after a shooting injured at least one person Wednesday night. Metro Nashville Police are investigating the scene of a shooting on the 2900 block of Clarksville pike in north Nashville between a Waffle House and a KF...

 2021-04-08 02:41 

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Tennessee lawmakers considering bill that would slash unemployment benefits in half...

Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill that would cut unemployment benefits by more than half. It reduces the number of weeks someone can receive benefits from 26 to 12 weeks. If enacted, the bill would make Tennessee's unemployment benefits progr...

 2021-04-08 01:48 

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City and state leaders tour damaged Nashville flood zones to find answers on prevention...

In an attempt to come up with a plan of how to minimize flooding in the future, Nashville city leaders on Wednesday toured areas damaged by the flooding almost two weeks ago. Councilmember Courtney Johnston, District 26, organized the tour focusing primar...

 2021-04-08 01:12 

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SBA portal opens Thursday for shuttered music venues in Nashville to apply for grants...

Shuttered music venues in Nashville can start applying for SBA grants on Thursday as part of the American Rescue Plan. Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper says the Small Business Administration provides a checklist for venue operators to go through ahead of the ope...

 2021-04-08 00:07 

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Metro Police searching for suspects involved in running gun battle in Nashboro Village...

Metro Police are searching for two suspects involved in a running gun battle las month in Nashboro Village. Police said the shooting happened on March 22 in the parking lot of the Village Green Apartments complex. According to police, five people weresitt...

 2021-04-07 22:16 

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Exit/In supporters push to keep culture & city history alive to 'protect Nashville's soul'...

City leaders and supporters gathered at Exit/In on Wednesday to rally for the long-established venue to remain a staple of Music City. Owners Chris and Telisha Cobb are fighting tooth and nail to keep their 50-year-old music venue as the property recently...

 2021-04-07 20:33 

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Tenn. Dept. of Education launches Spring STEAM Resource Hub...

The Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network have launched the Spring STE(A)M Resource Hub. The initiative gives students weekly challenges and activities that explore a healthy and safe world, food, a clean earth and in...

 2021-04-07 20:10 

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Equality Act caught in crosshairs at Nashville shelter for abused women, children...

The Equality Act— which passed the U. S. House in February—would prevent discrimination against LGBTQ people in housing, education and other key areas of life. Advocates at Agape, which serves abused women as well as transgender people in Nash...

 2021-04-07 19:49 

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New bill allows TVHS to expand vaccination efforts to caregivers & spouses of veterans...

The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System announced on Wednesday they will be expanding their COVID-19 vaccination efforts in a number of ways, including making the vaccine available to caregivers and spouses of veterans. TVHS says they're able to admini...

 2021-04-07 19:36 

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Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine site opening at former Kmart in Nashville...

The COVID-19 testing site at a former Kmart in Nashville is transitioning into a COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru, Metro Health officials announced Wednesday. Beginning April 12, the COVID-19 Community Assessment Center at 2491 Murfreesboro Road will offer the...

 2021-04-07 19:36 

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Bill Owens, uncle who helped Dolly Parton get her first gig, passes away...

Bill Owens, Dolly Parton's beloved uncle, passed away Wednesday. The country icon says her Uncle Bill helped her land her first gig on the "Cas Walker Show. " "I knew my heart would break when he passed, and it did," Dolly released in ...

 2021-04-07 18:37 

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FBI searching for victims of truck drivers accused of kidnapping women, demanding ransom...

The FBI is working to find potential victims and more information about two over the road truck drivers they say have kidnapped women and demanded ransoms at the time of their release. Authorities arrested Brian Summerson, 25, of Dillon, South Carolina, o...

 2021-04-07 18:18 

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New outdoor stage opens at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville...

The Mother Church is celebrating the opening of its newest expansion: an outdoor stage. Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium is hosting ribbon cutting Wednesday for the new "PNC Plaza," an outdoor stage located on the Fourth Avenue North side...

 2021-04-07 17:06 

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Tennessee restricting rabbit imports to keep out virus...

The Tennessee Agriculture Department is stepping up measures to keep rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus type 2 out of the state. The virus is highly contagious and fatal to domestic rabbits, wild hares and pikas. State Veterinarian Samantha Beaty issued an ...

 2021-04-07 16:53 

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Man accused of kidnapping Middle Tennessee woman, forcing her to drive him to gas station...

A man is behind bars on kidnapping charges after authorities say he carjacked a vehicle and forced a woman to drive him to a gas station in the Cumberland/Putnam county area. Noah Emmanuel Hill, who has a driver's license out of Michigan, is charged w...

 2021-04-07 16:34 

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4 loaded guns found at Nashville airport checkpoints in a week, TSA says...

Four loaded guns were found at Nashville International Airport (BNA) security checkpoints in the past week,Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers announced. Officers said they discovered the following guns in carry-on bags between March 31 ...

 2021-04-07 16:16 

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2 in custody after Sumner County shooting...

Two people are in custody following a shooting in Sumner County. The Sumner County Sheriff's Office tells FOX 17 News the shooting happened in the Cottontown community, but could not provide specifics at this time. The sheriff's office could also ...

 2021-04-07 16:12 

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Tennessee Titans launch first sensory room in a Nashville sports venue at Nissan Stadium...

The Tennessee Titans have launched the first sensory room for fans in a Nashville sports venue. The Isbell-Shires KultureCity sensory room, sponsored by music artists Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, aims to accommodate and welcome fans with sensory needs ...

 2021-04-07 15:52 

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Will CDC vaccination grant go toward communities most in need?...

Tuesday the CDC announced more than $61 million going to Tennessee to help get more people vaccinated. However, FOX 17 News is investigating if this money is actually going to go to the communities that need it most. 75% of this money must be spent toward...

 2021-04-07 15:40 

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Alan Jackson's tour stop at Bridgestone rescheduled for October...

Alan Jackson's tour stop in Nashville has been rescheduled for 2021. The Country Music Hall of Famer announced his 2020 tour, which includes a stop at Bridgestone Arena, has been rescheduled for 2021. His stop in Nashville is now slated for Oct. 8, 20...

 2021-04-07 15:31 

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South Nashville residents still displaced after flooding as debris piles up...

Some residents of a South Nashville condo complex are still displaced after flooding caused major damage to their buildings. Storm debris is piling up at Harding Place Condos. Insulation, couches and beds are lining the parking lot. Most complexes have be...

 2021-04-07 15:16 

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Tennessee bill requires aborted fetuses be cremated or buried...

A Tennessee bill that would require aborted fetuses to be buried or cremated is making its way through the General Assembly. SB0828/HB1181 is slated to be heard in committees in both the Senate and the House on Wednesday. It's sponsored by Sen. Janice...

 2021-04-07 14:29 

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Former FBI special agent speaks on Capitol barrier attack that left officer dead...

Former FBI Special Agent and cybercrime expert Scott Augenbaum breaks down the Capitol barrier attack that killed a police officer....

 2021-04-07 14:05 

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12 Tennessee sheriffs join letter to President Biden urging him to secure border...

A dozen Tennessee sheriffs joined a letter including 275 sheriffs from across the country urging President Joe Biden to secure the border. Tennessee sheriffs who signed the letter included those in Putnam, Bedford, Lincoln, Greene, Gibson, Sullivan, Bradl...

 2021-04-07 13:30 

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Look inside downtown Nashville's Taco Bell Cantina that serves alcohol & live music...

A new Taco Bell Cantina now open in downtown Nashville also serves up alcohol and live music daily. There's been quite the response for the new eatery with a Music City twist located at 131 2nd Ave. North. It opened on March 23 and local Instagram pag...

 2021-04-07 12:08 

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Man arrested, charged with murder after Napier area shooting...

A man has been arrested and charged with murder after admitting to police he shot at a vehicle. Jenara Higgins has been arrested and charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with two shootings, one of which ...

 2021-04-07 11:54 

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Search for missing Middle Tennessee woman reaches 7 days, prompts multi-agency response...

Multiple agencies are gearing up for their seventh day searching by land, skies and water in hopes of finding a woman who went missing after going for a walk near a marina. Roseanna Kadakaus reportedly went on a walk in the Cypress Creek Marina area on Ma...

 2021-04-07 11:14 

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Officials ID remains of sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack as Kentucky sailor...

The remains of a Kentucky sailor killed during the Pearl Harbor attack nearly 80 years ago have been identified, officials said. Navy Seaman 2nd Class Howard S. Magers, 18, was accounted for on Dec. 17, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Mond...

 2021-04-07 07:14 

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Williamson County Emergency Communication non-emergency lines are down...

Williamson County Emergency Communication non-emergency lines are down. 911 lines are still functional and should be used in case of an emergency. If you need to talk to Williamson County Emergency Commination's for a non-emergency reason you can call...

 2021-04-07 02:56 

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'Felt like 2010 all over again': Neighbors call on Maury Co. leaders to clear flood debris...

Neighbors off Hay Hollow Road in Maury County are anxious about the possibility of more flooding because of leftover debris from two weeks ago. The neighborhood was under water in the recent Midstate flooding. The water has now receded, but left behind a ...

 2021-04-07 02:43 

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One person killed in single-vehicle crash on I-65 in Nashville...

One person was killed Tuesday night in a single-vehicle crash on I-65 North in Nashville. The accident was reported around 8:35 p. m. at the Rosa Parks exit of I-65. As of 9:40 p. m. , all northbound lanes—including the exit ramp—are closed. T...

 2021-04-07 01:52 

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One person seriously injured in Antioch shooting...

One person was seriously injured in a shooting Tuesday night in Antioch. The shooting was reported just before 8:15 p. m. in the 300 block ofTusculum Road. No suspect has been identified and no other information was immediately available about the victim ...

 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...

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