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 2021-05-09 03:31 

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Officers kill man in Clarksville domestic dispute call...

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- A man is killed by police in Clarksville during a domestic situation. Clarksville police responded to a domestic dispute call in the 1000 block of Hedge Apple Drive at approximately 8:15 p. m. Saturday night. They say a woman had bee...

 2021-05-09 02:57 

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At least 8 vehicles involved in I-24 crash in Rutherford County...

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. -- A multiple vehicle crash in the La Vergne area has the roadway closed. A serious accident has occurred on I-24 East accident near Waldron Road (MM 65) that occurred at 8:30 p. m. Saturday. It is estimated to be cleared by midni...

 2021-05-09 02:49 

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Predators down Hurricanes 3-1 to clinch playoff berth...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Luke Kunin scored twice and Juuse Saros made 21 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, securing the Central Division's fourth and final playoff berth. Erik Haula also scored and Mi...

 2021-05-09 02:05 

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Citizens call for changes along Bell Road, citing crash concerns...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Some Nashvillians say there needs to be life-saving changes to Bell Road. Metro councilman Russ Bradford says that road has become a necessary throughfare, and traffic can be a nightmare. Resident Geoffrey Borchgrevink said he's se...

 2021-05-09 02:00 

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Metro health leaders focus on community outreach as vaccine interest fades...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Among the white tents and homemade goodies at the Tennessee Craft Fair, one boot, stands out from the rest: the Metro Nashville Public Health vaccine tent. Local health professionals are stationed at the festival to answer questions an...

 2021-05-09 00:47 

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For these Nashville moms, this is the first Mother's Day without their sons...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Dozens of people gathered to remember people killed by gun violence Saturday. The 23rd Annual March Against Gun-Violence took place starting at the Napier Community Center. The march was dedicated to Jamarcus Esmon and Tyler Holt, both ki...

 2021-05-08 23:45 

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Tennessee Craft Fair cancels final day due to possible inclement weather...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Craft Fair has closed early for the threat of severe weather. The 50th annual Spring Tennessee Craft Fair being held at Centennial Park closed at 6 p. m. Saturday and will not open on Mother's Day with the chance of s...

 2021-05-08 21:59 

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Code Red: Marginal risk for severe weather in Middle Tenn. Sunday...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- FOX 17 News is in a Code Red Weather Alert for potential severe weather Sunday. Most of Middle Tennessee is in a category 1 out of 5 (marginal risk) for severe weather, including the Nashville area. Western counties are elevated to a l...

 2021-05-08 20:46 

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Elderly man in wheelchair hit from behind by vehicle on Nashville roadway dies...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A wheelchair-bound elderly man has died after being hit by a car in the Bellshire Terrace area of Nashville. A 74-year-old man is killed in a hit-and-run on Winchester Drive at Devonshire Drive that occurred at around 5:15 p. m. Friday...

 2021-05-08 17:33 

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64-year-old woman facing homelessness after losing job, has not received unemployment...

Thursday night FOX 17 told you about Marcia Sanders-Patterson. She's 64-years-old and was just two years away from retirement when she lost her job during the pandemic. Now she's draining her savings account to pay rent, all while holding out hope...

 2021-05-08 16:29 

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Murfreesboro man faces 53 charges of sexual activities with minors...

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. -- A 22-year-old Murfreesboro man is facing rape charges of juveniles. Spencer Gray faces 53 charges of sexual activities involving girls ages 11-14, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, who has been investigat...

 2021-05-08 01:15 

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Nashville Mayor's Office chopping down 17 trees ahead of Music City Grand Prix...

Nashville Mayor John Cooper's office has ordered crews to take down 17 trees ahead of the Music City Grand Prix. The decision comes after the removal of cherry blossom trees along the riverfront for the 2019 NFL Draft came with public outcry. Caption:...

 2021-05-07 22:41 

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Police: Convicted felon pulls pistol on driver in road rage incident on Old Hickory Blvd....

Metro Police arrested a man they say pulled a pistol and threatened to shoot a driver Friday morning in Hermitage. Robert Davis, 52, faces aggravated assault and gun possession by a convicted felon charges in connection to the road rage incident on Old Hi...

 2021-05-07 21:53 

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Suspended Williamson Co. Schools teacher arrested on sexual exploitation of a minor charge...

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office and Spring Hill Police arrested a suspended Williamson County elementary school teacher Friday. Alfred Amore faces sexual exploitation of a minor, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernal...

 2021-05-07 21:24 

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Murfreesboro Fire rehomes swarm of 20,000 bees...

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue crews were busy bees Friday! The department rehomed a swarm of 20,000 bees. Fire & Life Safety Specialist Keith Elrod and Training Coordinator Nicole Miller are also beekeepers. Friday afternoon, they safely removed the swarm from...

 2021-05-07 21:04 

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Overton County Sheriff's Department searching for missing woman...

The Overton County Sheriff's Department announced the search for a missing woman Thursday. Kaitlynn Abree Ledbetter has been missing since May 2. She was last seen leaving her home on Turkey Town Rd. and going into a wooded area traveling west in the ...

 2021-05-07 20:21 

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Nashville parents: Learning plans critical for Metro students amid pandemic learning loss...

When kids open a book to read, unfortunately, school leaders found only one-third of third graders read on grade level. That's not the only subject parents say their kids struggle in, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. They say the pandemic made ...

 2021-05-07 19:44 

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Nashville Predators donate $37,000 to help the homeless in Nashville...

The Nashville Predators Foundation have donated $37,000 to a group that helps combat homelessness in Nashville. Home Street Home Ministries helps those experiencing homelessness regardless of age, race, gender, nationality or religious belief or affiliati...

 2021-05-07 19:02 

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'I fell in love with it' Dale Jr. talks his, dad's connection with NASCAR in Nashville...

Fans might know him as a two-time Daytona 500 winner, 15-time consecutive most popular NASCAR driver or Hall of Fame inductee. But in Nashville on Friday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was introduced as the"third-place finisher in Bell South Mobility 300 right h...

 2021-05-07 17:52 

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Nashville is lifting all COVID-19 capacity limits: Here's the latest on venues & events...

Entertainment venues, stadiums, arenas are more are sharing reopening plans as all COVID-19 capacity restrictions are being lifted in Nashville. Those restrictions will be lifted on May 14, marking six weeks since the vaccine became available to all adult...

 2021-05-07 15:29 

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Man arrested for setting fire to propane tank cages at multiple Nashville locations...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A Nashville man has been arrested after setting a fire to a propane tank cage at a local Kroger and other locations. The Nashville Fire Department (NFD) reports 41-year-old Marcus Antonio Dement was arrested on Thursday and charged with...

 2021-05-07 15:17 

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Nissan Stadium to open near full capacity for Nashville SC matches...

Nissan Stadium will open near full capacity for Major League Soccer team Nashville SC's match on May 23. This comes following Mayor John Cooper's announcement lifting capacity restrictions next week. Starting May 23, the lower bowl at Nissan Stadi...

 2021-05-07 15:12 

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Voters to decide on amending Tennessee Constitution to abolish all slavery on 2022 ballot...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A resolution which abolishes slavery under any circumstance in the Tennessee Constitution will go before the voters after passing in the state legislature. Currently, Article I Section 33 of the Tennessee Constitution states "That s...

 2021-05-07 14:12 

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GALLERY: Gorgeous double rainbow appears after storms in Middle Tennessee...
 2021-05-07 13:00 

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Wild Morning: Zebra on the loose turns heads near Cookeville elementary school...

Some folks in Cookeville had quite the wild morning when they saw a zebra, yes a zebra, on the loose near an elementary school. Prescott South Elementary School posted on Facebook to beware of a zebra on the loose. "Good morning Prescott Families&mdas...

 2021-05-07 12:49 

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Painters hope to add a little joy to Nashville's downtown historic district after bombing...

More than 100 volunteers will make their way to second avenue to help breath little bit of life and add joy back into Nashville's downtown historic districtVolunteers for the "Let's Color Nashville" will paint the wooden boards covering wi...

 2021-05-07 12:23 

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Kentucky governor relaxing all COVID-19-related capacity limits...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday laid out the next phase for relaxing pandemic-related restrictions and said he hopes to lift any remaining capacity limits on gatherings this summer. "We're very close to the end of this," the Democratic ...

 2021-05-07 11:52 

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Middle Tennessee woman still waiting for unemployment after 5 months, applies to 100+ jobs...

As of March 6, the Tennessee Department of Labor has paid almost 112,000 unemployment claims. It sounds like a lot, unless you're one of the thousands of people still waiting for benefits. This includes 64-year-old Marcia Sanders-Patterson, who never ...

 2021-05-07 11:41 

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Kentucky daycare worker charged with abusing 2-year-old boy after video emerges...

A Kentucky daycare worker allegedly captured on video yelling and spraying a liquid at a child being watched at the center has been charged with child abuse. Heather Jent, 35, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the April 26 encounter at Little Angel&...

 2021-05-07 11:09 

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Current and former Cookeville Fire Department Fire Captains indicted on theft charges...

The Tennessee Comptroller's Office investigated and has since arrested former Cookeville Fire Captain Marvin Montgomery and current Cookeville Fire Captain Shawn Robertson. Investigators found that Montgomery and Robertson double dipped on paychecks w...

 2021-05-07 03:07 

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Tennessee lawmakers, educators express concern about bill banning critical race theory...

Some lawmakers and educators are expressing concern about a bill that passed the Tennessee Legislature. HB 0580/SB 0623 bans teaching "critical race theory," without naming the theory. The bill's sponsor says that was by design, so that it cou...

 2021-05-07 02:55 

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Tennessee lawmakers feel the heat after voting for their own raises, capping unemployment...

Wednesday, Tennessee lawmakers voted to give themselves a pay raise when they return next year for the annual general assembly. "The big purpose of this bill was to ensure that we could if a member were to fly they could get the road mileage reimburse...

 2021-05-07 01:54 

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Ashland City neighbors fight to save nature park from being sold...

Ashland City Neighbors are fighting to save a nature park from possibly being developed into an industrial park. Neighbors say Caldwell Nature Park is the only green space in this area of town, and they can't fathom why the city would want to sell it....

 2021-05-07 01:43 

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Falling trees damage at least 3 Lawrence County homes, no injuries reported...

A line of severe thunderstorms that rapidly passed through Lawrence County Thursday night left behind significant damage. The Lawrence County EMA tells FOX 17 News falling trees damaged at least three mobile homes and power outages impacted several spots ...

 2021-05-07 01:23 

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EMA confirms 1 storm-related death after tree falls on motorcyclist in Robertson County...

A motorcyclist has died after a tree fell on the motorcycle during Thursday afternoon's storms, the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency confirmed. As storms swept through the area, the Robertson County EMA says a large tree fell on a truck an...

 2021-05-06 23:06 

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Tootsie's employee knocked unconscious in unprovoked Nashville attack...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) arrested a man witnesses say knocked a Tootsie's employee unconscious. According to the arrest affidavit for Antonio Dewayne Hamm, officers had dealing with him earlier on t...

 2021-05-06 19:48 

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Justin Bieber 2022 tour dates announced, including stop in Nashville...

New dates have been announced for Justin Bieber's previously scheduled 2021 tour, which will now take place next year. The Justin Bieber World Tour was originally planned to begin in 2020 but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was s...

 2021-05-06 19:28 

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Nashville Flea Market returns after 14-month hiatus due to COVID-19...

The Nashville Flea Market is making a comeback after more than a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The popular event will return the the Nashville fairgrounds on May 22 and23. It's open from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. Saturday and 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. S...

 2021-05-06 19:20 

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Metro Parks seek input on name change to Hadley Park for Freedom Riders...

A historic Nashville park could be getting a new name and Metro Parks is seeking public input. At-Large Metro Councilwoman Sharon Hurt wants to rename Hadley Park after the Freedom Riders and the sit-in movement in Nashville in the 1960s. The new proposed...

 2021-05-06 19:12 

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Nashville police arrest man found unconscious behind wheel, bottle of vodka and gun...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department have arrested a 26-year-old after he was found unconscious in his car with a gun and a bottle of vodka. Police say William Parham III struck the Hill Detention Center on 2nd Avenue and...

 2021-05-06 18:50 

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Woman jailed after home, car shot up, multiple guns & cocaine found in East Nashville...

A woman is behind bars after Metro Police said they discovered a home and car that were shot up and subsequent searches yielded the discovery of cocaine and multiple guns, one of which was stolen. Breana Janae Darnell, 27, is charged with possession of a ...

 2021-05-06 18:15 

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'Standing Ovation' mural featuring country stars honors nurses in Nashville...

A new mural featuring some of country's biggest stars is paying tribute to Nashville nurses. The artwork was unveiled atVanderbilt University Medical Center on Thursday - just in time for National Nurses Day. The new mural featuresDolly Parton, Reba M...

 2021-05-06 17:53 

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279 guns stolen from Nashville vehicles so far in 2021, a continuous problem for the city...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) reports there have now been 279 guns stolen from vehicles in 2021. The total continues to rise each week, the latest week of reporting from April 25 to May 1 finding 21 guns were stolen from ...

 2021-05-06 17:26 

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Metro report states Nashville's economic and social wellbeing worsened by 2020 pandemic...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A report conducted by Metro Nashville's Social Services department finds 2020 has "worsened Nashville's economic and social wellbeing. "The 2020 Community Needs Evaluation: The State of Wellbeing, found there has been &#...

 2021-05-06 17:20 

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Free admission for U.S. Military, families at Cheekwood in Nashville this summer...

Active-duty military families will get in free to Cheekwood this summer, thanks to the Blue Star Museums program. Cheekwood Estate and Gardens is participating in the program to allow active duty military into the garden for free from May 15 to Sept. 6. &...

 2021-05-06 16:16 

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17-year-old arrested in two Nashville murders, found with 7 guns during traffic stop...

Metro Police have charged a teenager in the murders of two Nashville men. Jonathan Morales-Perez, 17, was arrested during a traffic stop Wednesday night. Metro Police say he's charged in the Nov. 16 murder ofof Alexander Presley, 34, and the Dec. 16 m...

 2021-05-06 16:09 

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Housing affordability is weakening per National Association of Homebuilders...

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) reports housing affordability is weakening in part thanks to material costs and supply shortages. NAHB also expects mortgage rates to increase, posing more financial challenges when it comes to affordability...

 2021-05-06 15:48 

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Police identify Nashville man killed in crash on I-24 involving tractor trailer...

Metro Police have identified a Nashville man killed on Interstate 24 overnight Wednesday involving a tractor trailer. James Goins Jr. , 45, died in the crash around midnight on I-24EB near Murfreesboro Pike. Police said a tractor trailer, driven by a 57-y...

 2021-05-06 15:11 

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Metro Health to offer vaccine for teens at all events once approved, eyeing weekend clinic...

Once it's approved, Metro Health will offer the COVID-19 vaccine for kids at all events and is eyeing weekend clinics to focus on this age group. Pfizer's vaccine for 12 to 15 year olds is expected to be approved "very soon," some saying w...

 2021-05-06 14:53 

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92,000 chairs sold at T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Marshalls recalled due to injury hazard...

92,000 outdoor wooden folding chairs are being recalled due to fall and injury hazards. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports the chairs were sold at T. J. Maxx, HomeGoods, and Marshalls stores nationwide from June 2018 through January 202...

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