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 2020-01-24 04:44 

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2 hurt in Lebanon shooting...

A shooting in Lebanon has left two people hurt Thursday night. The Lebanon Police Department responded to the 1100 block of West Main Street for the shooting. Investigators say one person fired a weapon, and they believe it to be an accidental shooting. T...

 2020-01-24 03:30 

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Tennessee Tech student undergoing testing for possible infection with Coronavirus...

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -- A student at Tennessee Tech University is being tested for possible infection with Coronavirus, school officials tell FOX 17 News. According to the university, health providers quickly recognized that the student met the criter...

 2020-01-24 01:41 

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Calls for removal of Nathan Bedford Forrest bust met with lengthy process...

The bust of Confederate general and KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest still stands in the State Capitol despite several protests and a petition with almost 55,000 signatures to have it removed. So, why is it still there? We found out the lengthy process r...

 2020-01-24 01:18 

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Family of man killed in hit and run crash call for safer conditions on Gallatin Rd....

FOX 17 News is investigating pedestrian safety in east Nashville. That's where a man trying to cross Gallatin Road got hit by a car and died earlier this month. Now, his family is pushing for change on a stretch of road that they say has been dangerou...

 2020-01-24 01:12 

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Police: McGavock High School student charged with carrying gun to school, auto theft...

Metro Police officers charged an 11th grader with carrying a loaded nine millimeter pistol to McGavock High School on Thursday along with three counts of auto theft. Nashville auto theft detectives identified Sodonnie Bufford as a person wanted in connect...

 2020-01-23 23:37 

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Metro Police: Female pedestrian dead after being struck by vehicle on Charlotte Pike...

Metro Police are responding to a fatal collision involving a pedestrian on Charlotte Pike. The department reports a female pedestrian was struck by a car at 4:30 p. m. The collision occurred in the 6300 block of Charlotte Pike at Watts Lane. Police said s...

 2020-01-23 23:07 

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Clarksville Police: 55 unattended deaths in 2019 likely drug-related...

A new study by the Clarksville Police Department's Special Operations Unit revealed 55 unattended deaths in 2019 are suspected to be related to drug overdoses, primarily Fentanyl. The department reported that out of the 55 deaths, which included suici...

 2020-01-23 22:59 

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Judge reduces bond for man charged in connection to Hendersonville Officer Bristol's death...

The two men facing reckless homicide charges related to the death of fallen Hendersonville Officer Spencer Bristol appeared in court Thursday. Kevin Jordan, 19, and Emani Martin, 19, had their preliminary hearing in Sumner County. Aside from their reckles...

 2020-01-23 22:15 

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Man used fraudulent checks, debit to withdraw $9,500 from Regions Bank in Smyrna...

The Smyrna Police Department is seeking assistance identifying a man who withdrew $9,500 through fraudulent checks and debit at a Regions Bank earlier this month. On Jan. 3, the man entered Regions Bank and cashed a fraudulent check in the amount of $3,50...

 2020-01-23 21:52 

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Phish announces two shows at Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater for 2020 summer tour...

Phish will be making multiple stops in Nashville as part of its upcoming Summer 2020 tour. The legendary jam band will be performing at Ascend Amphitheater on Tuesday, Aug. 4 and Wednesday, Aug. 5. The two shows will be part of a 27-date trek that begins ...

 2020-01-23 21:49 

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Why are pets everywhere? Businesses, airlines cracking down on service animal rules...

No doubt you've noticed, pet lovers seem to be taking their animals everywhere these days. Some are performing a true service for their owners, but many are not. Now, several states, airlines and businesses are being forced to crack down on the abuse....

 2020-01-23 21:26 

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Man, woman wanted after stealing $400 worth of groceries from Franklin Kroger...

A man and a woman are wanted by Franklin Police after stealing more than $400 worth of groceries and merchandise from a Kroger store. Tessa Gill, 43, and an unidentified male reportedly stole from the store on Jan. 13. Gill has last known addresses in Ant...

 2020-01-23 21:18 

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AMBER ALERT: Missing 12-year-old girl from Chattanooga could be in Nashville area...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Amber Alert for a missing girl from Chattanooga. Lucy Lucas is reported missing and could be in the Nashville area, according to the TBI. She was last seen at her residence. Lucy is a Hispanic female who...

 2020-01-23 21:03 

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Hagerty raises another $1.5M in Tennessee US Senate bid...

Tennessee Republican Bill Hagerty's campaign says he raised more than $1. 5 million last quarter in his contested race for an open U. S. Senate seat. The campaign said Thursday that Hagerty ended the quarter that concluded Dec. 31 with more than $3 mi...

 2020-01-23 20:54 

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Springfield Police investigating armed robbery at Advance Auto Parts...

The Springfield Police Department is investigating a robbery at an Advance Auto Parts. Police said an unidentified male walked into the store last Thursday and demanded cash. He pointed a large handgun at the store clerk during the robbery. The suspect ju...

 2020-01-23 20:03 

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Metro Schools administrator suspended, transferred as audit begins...

A top Metro Schools administrator has been suspended without pay and is being transferred to another position as an internal audit is being conducted into a potential conflict of interest. Tony Majors was the Chief of Human Resources for Metro Schools - h...

 2020-01-23 19:28 

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Homeless man charged in north Nashville murder...

A suspect has been charged in a deadly shooting in north Nashville on Friday. Joseph D. Smith, 51, who is homeless, is charged with the murder of James Span, 51, who was found dead in a minivan in an apartment in the 800 block of Taylor Street. Police sai...

 2020-01-23 18:51 

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Former middle Tennessee PTO president accused of stealing from organization...

A former middle TennesseeParent Teacher Organization (PTO) president has been indicted for theft. Mallory Parrish is facing a charge of theft over $1,000 and two counts of forgery after being indicted by the Decatur County Grand Jury. The Tennessee Comptr...

 2020-01-23 17:45 

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Woman charged in deadly on I-24 crash after hitting TDOT truck in Rutherford County...

A woman is facing charges in connection to a deadly crash after she hit a TDOT help truck in Rutherford County. Josie Walden, 24, is charged with vehicular homicide and driving on a revoked license in connection a crash on I-24 back in July 2019. Accordin...

 2020-01-23 17:45 

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Franklin Police searching for man who went missing in December...

The Franklin Police Department is investigating the disappearance of a man who went missing in December. Gerardo Hernandez, 35, was last seen leaving his Franklin home on Dec. 15, family members told Franklin Police. His vehicle is accounted for. Police s...

 2020-01-23 17:36 

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Scam Alert: Website falsely claims to provide Tennessee fishing license for information...

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is warning sportsmen of a scam falsely claiming to provide Tennessee fishing licenses in an attempt to access personal information. A new website is appearing when you Google: "Tennessee fishing license. " T...

 2020-01-23 17:07 

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[ Nashville ]

Tennessee Democratic politicians respond to Gov. Lee's 'heartbeat bill' proposal...

Tennessee Democratic Party Chair has responded to Gov. Bill Lee's "heartbeat bill" announcement on Thursday. Mancini, claiming Gov. Lee's bill was "against reproductive rights," released the following statement to FOX 17 News on Th...

 2020-01-23 15:59 

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[ Nashville ]

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters announces Nashville concert, 2020 North American tour...

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters will be performing in Music City this Summer. Waters released the schedule for his upcoming 2020 "This Is Not A Drill" North American tour on Thursday, which will include an Aug. 18 concert at Nashville's Bri...

 2020-01-23 15:57 

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[ Nashville ]

Tennessee Gov. announces legislation banning abortions if heartbeat is detected...

Gov. Bill Lee announced Thursday a new "heartbeat bill. " The bill would ban abortions once a heartbeat is detected. Lee was surrounded by lawmakers Thursday for the announcement. "No one is more vulnerable than the unborn," Lee said. It w...

 2020-01-23 15:04 

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TBI investigating death of middle Tennessee infant...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating ht death of a middle Tennessee infant. Corbin Jones, only a little more than a month old, was found dead Wednesday morning at a home along Coolidge Road in Layfayette. There's no word on the circu...

 2020-01-23 14:54 

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[ Nashville ]

Police: 72-year-old man vandalizes car at Nashville Topgolf because it was double-parked...

A 72-year-old man told police he caused nearly $2,000 worth of damage to a car in the Topgolf parking lot because it was double parked and made him park further away from the building. According to court documents, Larry Gordon was arrested on Wednesday f...

 2020-01-23 14:41 

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[ Nashville ]

2020 in Nashville continues 2019 trend with 107 vehicles stolen, 33 firearms...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --2020 in Nashville is starting the same way 2019 came to a close when it comes to firearms stolen from vehicles and vehicle thefts. From January 5 through January 18 this year, 107 vehicles have been stolen in Nashville. According to Met...

 2020-01-23 14:40 

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[ Nashville ]

Widespread rain showers expected in middle Tennessee Thursday...

A heads up for folks on Thursday as widespread rain showers are expected. Meteorologist Greg Bobos said rain showers will start isolated in the morning and become more widespread throughout late afternoon. Right now, rain totals should range between 0. 5 ...

 2020-01-23 14:12 

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Brotherly Love: Nashville man receives kidney from brother at Vanderbilt hospital...

A local man is showcasing true unconditional love by giving his brother the gift of a lifetime. Orrie Diefenbach, 31, is receiving a kidney from his brother Thursday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Before the good news and surgery, Orrie ...

 2020-01-23 14:06 

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[ Nashville ]

James Taylor and his All-Star Band coming to Bridgestone Arena this summer...

James Taylor and his All-Star Band are coming to Nashville this summer. It's all part of his 202 U. S. Tour. Taylor is set to perform at Bridgestone Arena on June. He will be joined by special guestJackson Browne. Tickets for the Nashville show go on ...

 2020-01-23 13:39 

WZTV

[ Nashville ]

Police trying to ID gunman who robbed east Nashville Dollar Tree...

Metro Police are trying to identify the gunman who held up an east Nashville Dollar Tree. It happened back on Jan. 13. at the store located at3409 Gallatin Pike. Police say the gunman entered the store at about 8:30 p. m. , grabbed batteries and went to c...

 2020-01-23 13:26 

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[ Nashville ]

Metro Nashville Police Sergeant appointed to Presidential Law Enforcement Commission...

A Metro Nashville Police Department Sergeant has been appointed to an 18-member Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. Sgt. James Smallwood is a 10-year MNPD veteran andcurrent President of the Andrew Jackson Lodge o...

 2020-01-23 13:14 

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[ Nashville ]

Vanderbilt University reaches deal on renewable energy push...

Vanderbilt University has struck a renewable energy deal aimed at offsetting a portion of the school's greenhouse gas emissions. The Tennessee Valley Authority, Nashville Electric Service and solar panel company Silicon Ranch are partnering with Vande...

 2020-01-23 13:08 

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[ Nashville ]

Tennessee soldiers to return home after 9-month deployment overseas...

Tennessee National Guard Soldiers are returning home Thursday after a nearly year-long deployment overseas. About 100 soldiers from the278th Armored Cavalry Regiment are coming home after a nine-month deploymentas part of NATO's enhanced Forward Prese...

 2020-01-23 12:55 

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[ Nashville ]

Bridgestone Arena named venue of the year for second time...

The Country Music Association has been named the arena venue of the year for 2019 for the second time. This is following a summer highlighted by more than $8 million in renovations. "It's an honor to receive CMA's Venue of the Year award for 2...

 2020-01-23 12:33 

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[ Nashville ]

TVA wants public input on moving cemeteries at Gallatin plant to expand coal ash storage...

A federal utility is considering relocating cemeteries within a Tennessee power plant's property lines to expand coal ash storage. The Tennessee Valley Authority says it is currently seeking the public's input and assistance to identify families a...

 2020-01-23 11:14 

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TITAN TANTRUM: Fan angry about loss pulls out gun and threatens people in barber shop...

No Titans fan was happy about Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship. But one fan handled it worse than most when he allegedly pulled out a gun in a barber shop and threatened to kill the people inside. According to Metro Poli...

 2020-01-23 08:34 

WZTV

[ Nashville ]

Coons sentenced 25 years on top of life sentence for murder of 12-year-old girl...

Roy Coons Jr. was sentenced on Wednesday to an additional 25 years in prison on top of the life sentence he already received for the murder of a 12-year-old girl in August 2017. Judge Monte Watkins handed down the sentence of 25 more years to Coons for th...

 2020-01-23 02:36 

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[ Nashville ]

Nashville school administrators: Infrastructure neglected, taking buildings beyond repair...

Nashville public school administrators say infrastructure has been neglected so much that some buildings are now beyond repair. Right now, the city has a deferred maintenance cost that's somewhere between $300 and $400 million. That's how much mai...

 2020-01-23 02:09 

WZTV

[ Nashville ]

Former Vol, Steelers player donates to Nashville mentoring foundation, P.I.C.K...

Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive lineman Ramon Foster donated $10,000 to the foundation started by Calvin "Fridge" Bryant while he was incarcerated for a minor drug crime. Bryant, a native Nashvillian, served 10 years for a first-time drug offen...

 2020-01-23 01:56 

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[ Nashville ]

Saturn Parkway westbound shut down in Spring Hill due to fatal crash...

A deadly crash has shut down Saturn Parkway westbound in Spring Hill from Kedron Rd. to Main St. Spring Hill Police tweeted about the fatal crash just before 8 p. m. Wednesday. This is a developing story. Updates will be posted here....

 2020-01-23 00:49 

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[ Nashville ]

Body camera experts conclude trip to Music City, advising city leaders on camera roll-out...

It's been 917 days since Metro Council approved the funding to equip Metro Police officers with body cameras. It's been such a long process, that even state lawmakers are now looking to set a deadline. Wednesday, a group of body camera experts pai...

 2020-01-23 00:17 

WZTV

[ Nashville ]

New England Patriots cornerback arrested in Cumberland County...

A cornerback for the New England Patriots was arrested in Cumberland County. Joejuan Williams, 22, is charged with speeding, possession of a controlled substance, possession of legend drugs without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia, acco...

 2020-01-22 22:11 

WZTV

[ Nashville ]

Fifth condemned Tennessee inmate opts for the electric chair...

A Tennessee inmate has chosen the electric chair for his scheduled execution next month, opting like four other inmates in little more than a year for electrocution over the state's preferred execution method of lethal injection. Nicholas Sutton, 58, ...

 2020-01-22 22:05 

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[ Nashville ]

Tennessee Pride sausage facility in Dickson to close...

Odom's Tennessee Pride sausage facility in Dickson will close in Fall 2021, company officials confirmed to FOX 17 News. The facility currently employs 345 people. The business claims they will offer employees severance packages and transitional suppor...

 2020-01-22 21:50 

WZTV

[ Nashville ]

'Our city's patience has run out': Rep. pushes for state mandate on Nashville body cameras...

A lawmaker is pushing for the state to require body cameras for police officers in Nashville. State Representative John Ray Clemmons introduced legislation Tuesday to mandate the full implementation of body cameras and dash cameras in Nashville by Februar...

 2020-01-22 21:16 

WZTV

[ Nashville ]

'World changed...we didn't keep up' TN DHS explains $79 Million in unspent childcare funds...

As about half of Tennessee is labeled a "childcare desert," lawmakers heard from the Department of Human Services on Wednesday amid growing concerns over $79 million in unspent childcare funds. "The world around us changed and we did not keep ...

 2020-01-22 20:47 

WZTV

[ Nashville ]

Tennessee senators introduce legislation raising state minimum wage to $15 per hour...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Two Tennessee state senators want to raise the minimum wage for workers in the state to $15 an hour. Senator Sara Kyle (D-Memphis) introduced SB 1788 on Wednesday, otherwise known as the "Tennessee Minimum Wage Act. "The act wou...

 2020-01-22 20:03 

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[ Nashville ]

FY 2019 marked highs for Customs & Border Patrol apprehensions of MS-13 members, fentanyl...

2019 marked a five year high in apprehensions of MS-13 gang members by the U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). According to data reported by the agency for the fiscal year 2019 -which runs from October 2018 through September 30, 2019, 464 MS-13 mem...

 2020-01-22 18:53 

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[ Nashville ]

TBI issues AMBER Alert for missing Wilson County baby...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Amber alert for a baby from Wilson County. Raymond Lyons, Jr. , four-months-old, is missing from Lebanon. Agents say he's believed to have been kidnapped by his non-custodia...

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