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 2021-04-01 18:42 

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$15 million in COVID Relief grants offered to licensed child care programs in Tennessee...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Tennessee child care programs will be able to apply for Child Care COVID Relief grants being offered through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS). Childcare Tennessee, an ini...

 2021-04-01 18:22 

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'I don't want to see him': Joseph Daniels says to investigators on way to find son's body...

"I don't want to see him. " Those are the words a recording captured Joseph Daniels saying to investigators as he led them to the place he previously confessed to dumping his 5-year-old son's body. While Joseph Daniels sat with his hands c...

 2021-04-01 17:17 

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NWS: 3 tornadoes hit Middle Tennessee on March 25, longest on the ground for 22 miles...

The National Weather Service in Nashville confirmed that three tornadoes ripped through Middle Tennessee last week. One tornado was on the ground for a path of 22. 3 miles. The tornadoes touched down in the areas of Rutherford, Wilson, Lawrence, Wayne and...

 2021-04-01 17:14 

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New Chattanooga choo choo? Amtrak proposes creating rail line from Nashville to Atlanta...

Chattanooga residents would have the option to travel north to Nashville or south to Atlanta and points beyond by rail, according to a new proposal by Amtrak released this week (scroll down to see that proposal). This is in response to President Biden'...

 2021-04-01 17:01 

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TBI of scene of heavy police presence in South Nashville...

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is on the scene of a heavy police presence in South Nashville. It's happening in the area of La Quinta Inn along Sidco Drive. FOX 17 News has a crew on the scene and will be providing updates. Track crime in your area...

 2021-04-01 16:01 

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Nashville health leaders eyeing possible changes to outdoor mask requirement...

Metro Health Department leaders are eyeing possible changes to outdoor mask requirements in Nashville. Director Dr. Gill Wright says while there are no plans to change the city's mask mandate indoors, the department is looking at outdoor face covering...

 2021-04-01 15:41 

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Extreme cold weather shelter opening at the Nashville Fairgrounds...

Metro Social Services is opening an extreme cold weather shelter Thursday. The overflow shelter will open at the Nashville Fairgrounds at 500 Wedgewood Avenue in anticipation of extended extreme cold. People with pets are welcome. Organizers say the shelt...

 2021-04-01 15:28 

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ETSU basketball coach resigns in wake of national anthem kneeling debate...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A group of Tennessee pastors are vocalizing their support of East Tennessee State University (ETSU) men's basketball coach Jason Shay following his resignation after just one year at the helm. According to multiple reports, coach Ja...

 2021-04-01 14:02 

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WATCH: Father of Joe Clyde Daniels to appear in court...

Joseph Daniels, the father of little Joe Clyde Daniels, is set to appear before a judge Thursday morning connected to his trial. Joe Clyde went missing on April 3, 2018, at just five years old. His father Joseph Daniels reported the little boy missing the...

 2021-04-01 13:58 

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'Overwhelmed with generosity' Community gives $10K to Lebanon book store closed by floods...

A Lebanon book store owner is planning on rebuilding his businesses that he was forced to close over devastating flash floods. And its thanks to his community donating more than $10,000. Harper's Books flooded with 6 inches of water when heavy rain po...

 2021-04-01 12:24 

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Two killed in Cheatham County crash, THP says...

Tennessee Highway Patrol says two people were killed in a crash in Cheatham County. It happened in the area of Petway Road and Turnipseed Road early Thursday morning. THP says the crash involved a single vehicle and two fatalities. No other information wa...

 2021-04-01 11:08 

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Springfield will collect 'junk' throughout April...

'Junk' or 'bulky waste' collection is underway in Springfield. The city of Springfield will be collecting 'junk' beginning Thursday. The service will continue through April 30. Those who live within Springfield city limits at a pri...

 2021-04-01 09:56 

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Giles County water rescue on Bethel Road...

Giles County Fire and Rescue helped 3 people from a car stranded in floodwaters on Wednesday. The volunteer unit responded to a report of a car in flood waters on Bethel Road on Wednesday evening. Three people were stranded. Photos shared on Facebook show...

 2021-04-01 02:15 

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Two people displaced, pet killed in Clarksville apartment fire...

Two people were displaced and a pet died in an apartment complex fire in Clarksville on Wednesday. Crews were called to a fire on Ballygar Drive. When firefighters arrived, flames and smoke were visible from the building—which houses five apartment ...

 2021-04-01 01:25 

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Some Middle Tennessee counties lag behind state average in vaccinations per population...

As many counties across Tennessee open COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to more people, some counties are lagging behind. Around 21% of people statewide have at least one dose of the vaccine. That's lower than the national average of 29%. RELATED: Nashvil...

 2021-04-01 00:16 

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Flood victims in South Nashville say they aren't getting enough help & feel forgotten...

The calls for help from apartments on Linbar Drive in Antioch are emotional and painful to hear. Residents trapped on the second and third floors during the recent flooding. "(The) entire apartment is flooded, windows busted in, entire floor completel...

 2021-04-01 00:02 

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More than 30 water rescues: Rutherford County leaders face flooding aftermath...

Rutherford County is still dealing with high flood waters, after more than 30 rescues were made in just 24 hours. "We prepared for a flooding event, we just didn't expect it to be of that magnitude," Rutherford County Public Safety Director Ch...

 2021-03-31 23:51 

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More than a year after pandemic, Acme Feed & Seed finally reopening in Nashville...

A downtown Broadway staple is coming back after being closed down more than a year during the pandemic. Acme Feed & Seed is reopening seven days a week beginning Thursday on Lower Broadway. Owner Tom Morales says it was a tough decision to close for more ...

 2021-03-31 23:46 

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Cepicky amendment would expand how, when Tennessee can take over local school districts...

Representative Scott Cepicky is pushing a bill in the Tennessee General Assembly that would expand why the Tennessee Department of Education can 'take over' a school district. Taking over a school district—or "assuming all powers of gove...

 2021-03-31 23:12 

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OEM: More than 200 flooded homes reported in Nashville, some tornado siren issues persist...

The Nashville Office of Emergency Management on Wednesday says there have been more than 200 homes reportedly holding water since severe weather over the weekend brought deadly flash flooding across Music City. RELATED: Police identify four killed amid fl...

 2021-03-31 22:44 

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center starts COVID-19 vaccine trials on children...

Pfizer announced on Wednesday its coronavirus vaccine is 100% effective in children as young as twelve. Medical experts say this is a promising sign we could return to a normal school year next fall. This development comes as Vanderbilt gets ready to star...

 2021-03-31 21:45 

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Tennessee bill that would allow victims to track sexual assault kits passes committee...

A Tennessee bill that would allow law enforcement officers and victims to track sexual assault kits advanced on Wednesday. HB 0039—also called the Jim Coley Rape Survivors Protection Act—has passed a bipartisan committee and is now one step cl...

 2021-03-31 20:54 

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NES, TVA announce $200,000 fund for Nashville Christmas bombing victims...

Nashville Electric Service and the Tennessee Valley Authority announced $200,000 in funds is being made available to customers whose homes, businesses or jobs were impacted by the Christmas Day bombing. Residential customers who qualify for the assistance...

 2021-03-31 20:47 

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Nashville organizers offering free native trees to 2020 tornado victims...

Members of the community in Bordeaux, North Nashville, and The Nations who lost trees during the deadly March2020 tornadoes are being offered free trees this weekend for replanting. The drive-thru event will be held Saturday, April 3 from 9 a. m. to 11 a....

 2021-03-31 20:12 

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North Nashville detectives working to ID Scouts Barbershop burglary suspect...

The Metro Nashville Police Department is working to identify a man who broke into Scouts Barbershop on Saturday night. North Precinct detectives say the burglary suspect broke out the front door glass of the barbershop on 5th Ave. North and got away with ...

 2021-03-31 19:36 

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Guest on Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster injured after thrown 10 feet from cart...

An investigation was conducted after a guest on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster in the Great Smoky Mountains went flying off the cart and was thrown 10 feet in the air. The guest was injured on Monday upon being ejected from the ride while it was entering...

 2021-03-31 19:30 

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Nashville Fire Department celebrates 3-year anniversary with K-9 Spencer...

The Nashville Fire Department is celebrating their three-year anniversary with accelerant detection K-9 Spencer! The 5-year-old Labrador Retriever joined NFD in 2018 as their very first accelerant detection K-9. So far, Spencer has assisted in approximate...

 2021-03-31 19:02 

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Chasing Whiskey: Documentary reveals personal stories, history of Jack Daniel's...

A new documentary is revealing the origins and the impact Jack Daniel's has had on the world. "Chasing Whiskey The Untold Story of Jack Daniel's" features interviews with Eric Church, Shooter Jennings, Tina Sinatra, and Tim Matheson about ...

 2021-03-31 18:22 

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Swift water rescue underway in Lawrence County involving 2 families...

A swift water rescue is underway in Lawrence County. Lawrence County EMA says two families are isolated on Barney Lane between West Point and Iron City. Officials tell FOX 17 News the water is very close to entering homes and area cut off from land access...

 2021-03-31 18:17 

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Man raising money for Nashville's homeless whose belongings were destroyed in floods...

A local man is trying to help Nashville's homeless population aster devastating floods claimed many of their belongings over the weekend. Flash flooding claimed the lives of four people in Nashville, including two who were found dead near a homeless c...

 2021-03-31 17:51 

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2020 expected to be Tennessee's deadliest year for overdoses...

Tennessee's overdose epidemic continues to worsen. Though 2020 data is still preliminary, the Tennessee Department of Health says the increasing trends combined with the exacerbating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have formed what will be the state&...

 2021-03-31 17:30 

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Accused impaired driver involved in hit & run on I-65 facing slew of charges...

Franklin Police said a man is accused of driving impaired then fleeing from a crash on Interstate 65 Tuesday. Donald A. Brewster, Jr. , 40, of Columbia, is charged with DUI, violation of the implied consent law, drug possession, failure to provide proof o...

 2021-03-31 17:13 

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Metro Police investigating another reported incident involving Belmont student...

Metro Police are investigating another report of an incident involving a Belmont student. According to an email sent to students from Belmont University, a student was walking along Villa Place and Grand Avenue in the Edgehill Village area on Tuesday when...

 2021-03-31 16:59 

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Kingsport woman accused of dragging deputy with vehicle, child inside...

Law enforcement in Hawkins County arrested a woman on multiple charges following a police pursuit where she is accused of dragging a deputy with her vehicle. It happened Friday on Transbarger Road in the Church Hill area. A Hawkins County deputy initiated...

 2021-03-31 16:45 

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You can now buy a bottle of Chick-fil-a sauce, Polynesian sauce in Tennessee and Kentucky...

Lovers of Chick-fil-a sauces can now get a bottle of the restaurant's Chick-fil-a sauce and Polynesian sauce at retail stores. The 16 ounce bottles are being sold in multiple states, including Kentucky and Tennessee. Participating retailers include Fo...

 2021-03-31 16:24 

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Hometown Heroes: Bishop Marcus Campbell of North Nashville...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --FOX 17 News and Ponce Law have teamed up to honor local hometown heroes nominated by our viewers. Our latest Hometown Hero is Bishop Marcus Campbell of North Nashville, nominated for his tireless work to support children from low income...

 2021-03-31 16:00 

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Vehicle fire rips through Middle Tennessee home...

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. --Multiple fire crews and police responded to a house fire on Tuesday after a vehicle ignited inside the garage. Rutherford County Fire Rescue, Christiana Volunteer Fire Department, Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services, Ru...

 2021-03-31 15:29 

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Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Tyler The Creator headlining Bonnaroo 2021 music festival...

The Foo Fighters, Lizzo and Tyler, the Creator are headlining Bonnaroo's 2021 music festival. Concert-goers will head back to the farm September 2-5 after the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled last year's fest. Organizers say this year's event will ...

 2021-03-31 14:45 

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Nashville offers COVID-19 vaccine to anyone over 16...

Nashville is now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to more adults. TheMetro Public Health Department is now scheduling appointments to anyone 16 and older. This comes days ahead of the planned vaccine advancement on April 5. Metro Health said they were able t...

 2021-03-31 13:42 

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Tennesseans can get up to $9,000 for COVID-19 funeral-related expenses from FEMA...

Up to $9,000 in reimbursements are available for COVID-19 funeral-related expenses for the families of 11,894 Tennesseans who died from coronavirus complications. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will providea maximum of $9,000 per funeral for t...

 2021-03-31 12:50 

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Turn Around, Don't Drown: Flooding continues in some midstate counties...

Flash flooding is causing some issues on the roads Wednesday morning and authorities are continuing to urge drivers not to drive through high water. There's already been reports of several cars off the roads in Lawrence County and some water rescues. ...

 2021-03-31 10:39 

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"Significant challenges:" Tennessee rescuers save man, woman who fell from high waterfall...

Two people are recovering, one with serious injuries, after a high fall at Burgess Falls State Park in Putnam County, Tennessee Tuesday. High, rushing water made for a particularly tricky rescue for a collection of crews from around the state, including f...

 2021-03-31 04:16 

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'A scene of heartache': Nashville market destroyed in 2010 flood picks up the pieces again...

A family-owned market in South Nashville destroyed and rebuilt after the 2010 flood is picking up the pieces—again. Botan Market, Inc. on Edmonson Pike filled with floodwater on March 27, an all-too familiar scene of dj vu for the Tovi family. The i...

 2021-03-31 03:14 

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'A muddy mess': Franklin business cleans up after flood, braces for next round of rainfall...

Williamson County Emergency Managers are bracing for the possibility of more flooding Tuesday night into Wednesday. This comes as the cities of Franklin and Brentwood instated Emergency Declarations for storm damage from the weekend storm. Homes and busin...

 2021-03-31 01:31 

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Wilson County business owners, residents brace for another round of rainfall after flood...

Lebanon shop owner Britney Wilkerson and her team have spent the last two days salvaging what they can. "The flood came quick and it left quick," said Wilkerson. She and her husband own the outfitter shop in Lebanon's town square for six years...

 2021-03-31 01:19 

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Expert: Flood insurance costs rise in Tennessee, but not everyone is covered...

"All this was underwater, this whole fence," said Richard Hale looking out over his now flooded property in Mt. Juliet. Hale and his wife bought some acres in Mt. Juliet nearly two years ago and planned to build their home there. He says poor drai...

 2021-03-30 23:22 

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Nashville reviews ways to warn homeless communities before weather disasters...

Weekend flooding took the lives of two members of Nashville's homeless community, and it destroyed the campsites that many of them call home. Many are left with nowhere to go, so Metro Social Services has secured 25 motel rooms for them to stay in ove...

 2021-03-30 22:54 

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[ Nashville ]

$10,000 reward offered for info after bald eagle shot, killed in Northwest Tennessee...

Wildlife officials are offering a $10,000 reward after a bald eagle was found shot to death in Northwest Tennessee. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Tennessee Wildlife and Resources Agency are asking for the public's help in finding the person ...

 2021-03-30 21:02 

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Metro Parks announces systemwide closures due to flooding damage...

Metro Parks announced systemwide closures Tuesday due to flooding damage in the midstate. Nashvillians are urged not to use any of the closed facilities and have been asked not to try crossing greenways, trails or other areas that are closed. Park officia...

 2021-03-30 20:14 

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Spring Hill officer taken to hospital after crash...

A Spring Hill Police officer has been taken to the hospital following a crash Tuesday afternoon. The police department says the crash involved a SHPD vehicle. Main Street northbound has been closed to one lane due to the crash. FOX 17 News is working to c...

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