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 2020-08-10 03:59 

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Former Middle Tennessee fire captain, TDOT employee dies after battle with COVID-19...

A former Middle Tennessee fire captain and Tennessee Department of Transportation worker died after losing his battle with COVID-19. James Parks lost his battle with COVID-19 on Friday, according to the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department. Parks worke...

 2020-08-10 03:13 

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Police: Young child dies after being struck by car in Nashville, driver detained...

Two young children were struck by a vehicle at a Bordeaux apartment complex Sunday night and one child has died from his injuries. Metro Police said two children, between the ages of 6 and 10 years old, were struck in the parking lot of Overlook Ridge Apa...

 2020-08-10 03:06 

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Man shot in the back at Nashville gas station, police say...

Metro Police are investigating a shooting that broke out at a gas station on Brick Church Pike Sunday evening. Police responded to a shooting at Exxon in the 2200 block of Brick Church Pike. A male victim was shot at least once in the back and appeared to...

 2020-08-10 02:55 

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Murfreesboro Police investigating death at apartment complex...

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a death at an apartment complex Sunday night. Officers responded to The Pointe at Raiders Crossing Apartments along North Tennessee Boulevard at about 6:45 p. m. on reports of shots fired. Police said one person was f...

 2020-08-10 01:51 

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Man shares story, video after arrest for mask mandate in Nashville...

This weekend, Metro Police issued dozens of citations and arrested several people for not wearing masks. However, one man says he still doesn't understand why he was arrested. On Saturday, metro police arrested 3 people for not wearing masks on Broadw...

 2020-08-09 22:54 

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1-year-old killed in vehicle crash in La Vergne...

A 1-year-old was killed in a motor vehicle crash in La Vergne on Sunday, the La Vergne Police Department confirmed to FOX 17 News. La Vergne Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on private property on Jean Drive at 11:45 a. m. The Tennessee Highway P...

 2020-08-09 20:11 

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Tourists, locals react to to-go drink order in effect...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Extra patrols are on Broadway making sure tourists and locals are wearing masks. Those extra patrols started Friday, when one person was arrested and 20 cited for not wearing a mask. At the same time, new alcohol restrictions are now i...

 2020-08-09 16:19 

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MNPD searching for SUV suspected to be involved in fatal pedestrian crash on Church Street...

Metro Police are searching for an SUV suspected of being involved in a fatal pedestrian collision on Church Street Saturday night. Marilyn Zindel, 67, of Melbourne, Florida, was struck and killed as she stepped out of a transportation golf cart in front o...

 2020-08-09 15:42 

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Married Tennessee couple sustains serious injuries after engine hatch explosion: TWRA...

A married Tennessee couple experienced serious injuries after an explosion occurred in the engine hatch. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers responded to multiple reports of small explosions on moored vessels at Watts Bar Lake at Blue Springs Mar...

 2020-08-09 12:50 

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5.1 earthquake hits North Carolina, shakes parts of Tennessee, Virginia...

The USGS said a 5. 1 earthquake hit North Carolina Sunday morning and shook parts of Virginia and Tennessee. The quake hit around Sparta, N. C. at 8:07 a. m. EST. According to USGS, it could be felt in Tennessee in the Johnson City area and parts of Virgi...

 2020-08-09 11:28 

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Nashville Police: 4 arrested, 38 cited during enhanced mask enforcement this weekend...

Metro Nashville Police arrested four people and issued 38 citations as officers enhanced enforcement efforts on Broadway this weekend. Police said they made an additional three mask-related arrests and 18 people were issued citations for violating the cit...

 2020-08-09 01:37 

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Metro Police investigating after body found near Antioch homeless camp...

Metro Police are investigating after a body was found near a homeless camp in Antioch. Police said the body was found just after 5 p. m. by a homeless camp near the 800 block of Hamilton Crossing. Detectives are at the scene and trying to figure out what ...

 2020-08-08 23:47 

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Both victims suffer non-life threatening injuries after serious crash in Middle Tennessee...

Two victims have non-life threatening injuries after a crash that totaled two cars in Trousdale County. It happened at about 5:15 a. m. Saturday morning on Highway 231 South at Armstrong Road. Trousdale County Emergency Services said one victim required e...

 2020-08-08 22:42 

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Party buses kicked out of Franklin after trying to avoid Nashville ban...

After the party ended in the Music City for "transpotainment" vehicles, the popular Downtown Nashville roving revelries attempted move south to Franklin on Saturday. Nashville effectively banned the so-called party buses in the city just over a we...

 2020-08-08 20:21 

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Endangered Child Alert: TBI searching for missing 14-year-old with medical condition...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an endangered child alert. Brianna Tuggle, 14, was last seen at her home in Soddy Daisy at 9:00 p. m. on Friday. TBI said she has a known medical condition and does not have her necessary medication. Briann...

 2020-08-08 20:01 

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Bradshaw to visit every Tennessee county in Senate run...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U. S. Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw says her campaign fundraising is in full swing and she plans to visit all 95 Tennessee counties as she tries to flip the seat from Republican to Democrat. Bradshaw won Thursday's Dem...

 2020-08-08 18:59 

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US kids, parents perform DIY tests for coronavirus science...

In a comfy suburb just outside Nashville, a young family swabs their noses twice a month in a DIY study seeking answers to some of the most vexing questions about the coronavirus. How many U. S. children and teens are infected? How many kids who are infec...

 2020-08-08 18:37 

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Metro Police: Man rammed police vehicles after smoking crack in front of officers...

Metro Police arrested a man Friday they said rammed a police vehicle and tried to run over officers after smoking crack in front of them. According to an affidavit, officers spotted Richard Braden, 31, driving erratically on Gallatin Pike at 4 p. m. Offic...

 2020-08-08 17:12 

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Kentucky State Police seeking assistance identifying human remains found in Cadiz...

Kentucky State Police detectives are seeking assistance after discovering human remains in Cadiz. Police located the remains in a wood line beside a cemetery off Old Rocky Point Road, according to a KSP press release on Friday. An autopsy was conducted at...

 2020-08-08 17:06 

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Virus resistant: World's Longest Yard Sale still lines roads in Tennessee...

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — For decades, thousands of vendors have fanned out along roadsides from Alabama to Michigan each summer to haggle over the prices of old Coca-Cola bottles, clothes, toys, knives and more at The World's Longest Yard Sale. And ...

 2020-08-08 17:02 

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Dog rescued in Edge O'Lake house fire Saturday morning...

A dog was rescued from a fire on Edge O'Lake Saturday morning. The Nashville Fire Department confirmed that no one was injured the scene. The department shared photos of the firefighters response and said they were able to quickly get the fire under c...

 2020-08-08 16:47 

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TN GOP holds unity event at Pucketts in Franklin...

The TN GOP held a unity event at Pucketts in Franklin on Saturday. Sen. Lamar Alexander, Gov. Bill Lee and Republican Senate candidate Bill Hagerty were all in attendance. The event was held days after Hagerty secured the Republican nomination in the Tenn...

 2020-08-08 14:15 

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Dr. Hildreth calls on Gov. Lee to issue statewide mask mandate...

Meharry Medical College president and CEO Dr. James E. K. Hildreth called for a statewide mask mandate in a letter addressed to Gov. Bill Lee on Friday. In the letter, Dr. Hildreth, an infectious disease expert, notes that the number of active COVID-19 ca...

 2020-08-08 14:01 

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2 wanted for second degree murder in Cheatham County opioid death...

Two people are wanted for murder in Cheatham County. James Keith Orange, 25, and Chelsea Hardin, 24, are both wanted on charges of second degree murder, according to the Cheatham County Sheriff's Office. Orange and Hardin are accused of being directly...

 2020-08-08 07:11 

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Nashville police arrest man, issue 20 citations Friday for violating mask mandate...

Metro Nashville Police arrested one person and issued 20 citations as officers enhanced enforcement efforts on Broadway Friday evening. Police said a man was arrested for refusing to wear a mask. He also had an outstanding assault warrant. Another 20 cita...

 2020-08-08 02:39 

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Former Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department captain dies after battling COVID-19...

The Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own Friday evening. The fire department announced the passing of former Captain James Parks, saying he "lost his battle with COVID-19. "Parks joined the volunteer fir...

 2020-08-08 02:19 

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As businesses move toward contactless payments, lawmakers support cash requirement bill...

Several Tennessee lawmakers are supporting a bill that would require businesses to accept cash. Christian Spears, the president of Tennessee Brew Works, said his staff has been trying to do the opposite move toward contactless payments. "It's more...

 2020-08-08 02:12 

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After weeks of no citations, MNPD steps up mask enforcement under new leadership...

After several weekends of large parties in Music City and crowds of people gathering on Broadway without masks, still receiving no citations, Metro leaders are now taking additional steps to enforce the mask mandate this weekend. These announcements are c...

 2020-08-08 01:10 

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Police arrest first degree murder suspect 15 months after fatal Elks Lodge shooting...

15 months after the fatal shooting of Robert Shields in the parking lot of the Elks Lodge on Jefferson Street, police have arrested one of the two men accused of killing him. Investigators say Shields was leaving the lodge on Sunday morning, April 28, 201...

 2020-08-08 00:43 

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Multiple women accuse MNPD of hostile work environment, claiming sexual assault coverups...

FOX 17 is digging into accusations that the Metro Police Department is a hostile work environment for women. As of Friday, 25 women have come forward saying they've experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment on the job and had their claims ignore...

 2020-08-07 22:24 

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To-go alcohol sales, open containers prohibited in Downtown, Midtown areas under new order...

Mayor John Cooper announced Order 10 from the Metro Public Health Department, restricting alcohol sales in specific spots of town. In certain areas of the Downtown and Midtown areas, the order prohibits the following: the open consumption or possession in...

 2020-08-07 20:53 

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Montgomery County Mayor extends emergency order requiring face masks through Aug. 17...

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett signed an emergency executive order to extend the mask mandate. The order requires facial coverings to be worn within all publicly-accessible area of commercial businesses, in public outdoor areas where social distancin...

 2020-08-07 19:52 

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The first and only closed Tennessee hospital to reopen is temporarily closed again...

The first and only closed hospital in Tennessee to reopen is now temporarily closed again. However, Cumberland River Hospital in Celina is will accepting walk-in patients. The hospital closed last Junebut owner Johnny Presley had worked for months to reop...

 2020-08-07 18:49 

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Middle Tennessee man ordered to repay state $22K for TennCare Fraud...

A Middle Tennessee man was ordered to repay the state more than $22,000 for TennCare fraud. David Tucker, 56, of Marshall County, was accused of enrolling in TennCare by falsely reporting his income. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) said Friday Tucke...

 2020-08-07 18:37 

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Cheatham County baby girl delivered in ambulance en route to hospital...

A Middle Tennessee mom and her new baby are doing well after an ambulance delivery Friday morning. Ashland City Fire Department said their day started early with an active labor call in the fire station parking lot. Fire crews called for an ambulance and ...

 2020-08-07 17:58 

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Nashville's Broadway to see increased police enforcing mask, transpotainment orders...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --As the City of Nashville continues to enforce public orders requiring mask mandates and "transpotainment" vehicles, police will start a new initiative on Friday and Saturday nights. The Metro Nashville Police Department reports ...

 2020-08-07 17:02 

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'Reckless and Dangerous' People spotted on Wilson Dam spillway could face jail, fine...

Tennessee Valley Authority is warning residents of the dangers of Wilson Dam after a group of people were spotted in the spillway. An investigation is underway amid photos posted on social media. TVA said there were seven people in the photo, all who'...

 2020-08-07 16:50 

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Several Tennessee lawmakers support bill forcing businesses to accept cash...

Two U. S. lawmakers are supporting legislation which would require brick and mortar stores to accept cash as more businesses move towards touchless or card-only payment. Currently, there is no law which requires businesses to accept cash for payments but ...

 2020-08-07 16:29 

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'Armed & Dangerous' Attempted murder suspect added to TBI's Most Wanted list...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added a man wanted for attempted murder to its Most Wanted list. Bobby Joe Claybrook Jr. is wanted on charges of attempted second degree murder, felon in possession of a handgun and three counts of aggravated assa...

 2020-08-07 16:20 

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Federal operation fighting violent crime expanded to include Memphis, Tennessee...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. --A joint federal and state level operation aimed at fighting violent crime has been expanded to include the City of Memphis. Dubbed Operation Legend, the operation was first launched on July 8 in Kansas City and expanded to included the ci...

 2020-08-07 15:47 

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Tennessee senator joins bill that would allow concealed carry for prosecutors, judges...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn has signed on to a bill that would allow some retired and active state, local, and federal officials to carry concealed firearms. Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton submitted the bill, otherwise known as theP...

 2020-08-07 14:58 

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Metro Board of Health to share COVID-19 patient data with first responders...

The Metro Public Health Department will be allowed to share COVID-19 patient data with first responders for a limited time until a "long-term solution can be configured. " The Metro Board of Health approved an interim process Thursday that allows ...

 2020-08-07 14:50 

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Nashville police issue 16 citations Thursday for violating mask mandate...

Metro Nashville Police issued 16 citations for violating the city's mask mandate on Thursday. Mayor John Cooper tweeted Thursday that police issued 16 civil citations for mask ordinance violations. "Don't share your air, Nashville. Remember to...

 2020-08-07 12:52 

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[ Nashville ]

Trigg County Sheriff resigns amid Kentucky State Police investigation...

Trigg County, Kentucky Sheriff Jason Barnes is restringing amid an investigation from Kentucky State Police, FOX 17 News has confirmed. According to Judge-Executive Hollis, Barnes submitted his letter of resignation on Thursday. Hollis said earlier this y...

 2020-08-07 12:15 

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[ Nashville ]

For the first time in nearly a decade, Nashville police has new leadership...

For the first time in nearly a decade Nashville has new leadership at the top of the police department. Friday begins a new era for the Metro Nashville Police Department as Deputy Chief John Drake takes over as the interim chief for the retiring Steve And...

 2020-08-07 12:02 

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[ Nashville ]

Tennessee grandma faces charges after teen's driving lesson leave 5 hurt: report...

A Tennessee grandma is facing charges after a report that her 13-year-old grandson's driving lesson ended with five people hurt. Ernestine Hollomon, 58, is facing multiple charges in connection to the incident, including driving on a suspended or revo...

 2020-08-07 10:19 

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Man shot several times in parking lot of North Nashville apartment near TSU...

A man is expected to survive after getting shot several times in the parking lot of a North Nashville apartment. Metro Police said the man was standing in the parking lot of the Heiman Street apartment when he was shot multiple times from suspects in a se...

 2020-08-07 08:45 

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[ Nashville ]

Two men shot in parking lot of Hermitage apartment complex...

Two men are in the hospital after getting shot in the parking lot of a Hermitage parking lot. Metro Police said one man was shot multiple times in the chest and another was shot once in the arm at the Oakwell Farms Apartments on Oakwell Farms Lane at abou...

 2020-08-07 03:44 

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[ Nashville ]

Hagerty vs. Bradshaw in race to succeed US Sen. Alexander...

Former U. S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty and Black activist Marquita Bradshaw will face off in November to succeed retiring Republican U. S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. Hagerty defeated Nashville trauma surgeon Manny Sethi in the Republican primary, while ...

 2020-08-07 03:34 

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[ Nashville ]

Marquita Bradshaw scores upset win in Tennessee Democratic Senate primary...

Memphis environmentalist, Black activist and single mom Marquita Bradshaw won the Democratic primary for an open U. S. Senate seat in Tennessee on Thursday. Bradshaw defeated Nashville attorney and former Army helicopter pilot James Mackler, who had snagg...

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