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 2021-04-16 00:46 

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As Tennessee reports surge in variant cases, experts recommend more shots in arms...

A surge in variant coronavirus cases is spreading across Tennessee. Health experts say data from earlier this month in Memphis shows about 10% of cases are the UK strand, one that spreads much more quickly than others. This is happening as Tennessee remai...

 2021-04-16 00:13 

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Police: Hendersonville man arrested in connection to arson case...

A 27-year-old Hendersonville man arrested Thursday is facing an arson charge after an abandoned building was set ablaze on Monday. Around 8 p. m. Monday, the Hendersonville Fire Department responded to a fire at the buildingoff New Shackle Island Road nea...

 2021-04-15 22:19 

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South Nashville flood victims say notice from apartment leaves them with few options...

Floodwaters from March have washed away belongings and hope for families like Kayla Boyd's living at CityVue apartments in South Nashville. "It was really sad, especially for me, the older people outside trying to figure out what to do and exactly...

 2021-04-15 22:07 

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Nashville Ballet returns to live audience, will perform at Ascend Amphitheater this spring...

After a year of virtual performances, the Nashville Ballet is returning to in-person audiences this spring. Company dancers will perform at Ascend Amphitheater on May 14 and 15. "We are elated to announce our first live performance since February 2020...

 2021-04-15 19:58 

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High-tech mini golf venue opening in Nashville at new Church Street development...

A new high-tech mini golf venue is coming to Nashville and photos give a peek into what could be in store. Puttshack is opening up in a new $200 million mixed-use development along Church Street. The28,000 square foot space will anchor 42,000 square feet ...

 2021-04-15 18:47 

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What's that smell? New 'Corpse Flower' in full bloom at Nashville Zoo...

Just in time for spring, a rare "corpse flower" is in full bloom at the Nashville Zoo. But act fast, that putrid smell won't stay around too long. An Amorphophallus konjac briefly blooms and gives off an odor that's been compared to dirty ...

 2021-04-15 18:43 

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Illinois mother faces TennCare fraud charge out of Montgomery County...

A woman in Illinois faces a TennCare fraud charge after officials say she claimed to live in Tennessee to receive benefits through the state's healthcare insurance program. Michelle Weinert, 46, is charged with TennCare fraud, a class D felony, and th...

 2021-04-15 18:28 

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Metro Health talks Johnson & Johnson vaccine, what to do if you've had the shot...

What if you got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Nashville, or you have an appointment scheduled to receive to receive that vaccine? During a news conference Thursday morning Metro Health leaders shared information for people who might be concerned amid t...

 2021-04-15 18:18 

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Doctor who had sexual involvement with patients accused of patting nurse's bottom...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A Tennessee doctor who had previously been restricted for having sexual involvement with three patients in North Carolina has now had his license reprimanded for his treatment of nurses at a Tennessee hospital. According to a Consent Or...

 2021-04-15 18:01 

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Pilot to hire 5,000 with virtual National Hiring Day event...

Pilot Company has plans to fill more than 5,000 positions with its annual National Hiring Day event. The company is a lead supplier of fuel and the largest operator of travel centers in North America, with one of its corporate offices in Knoxville, Tennes...

 2021-04-15 17:23 

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Stolen guns, vehicles are being used in violent crimes by mostly young people in Nashville...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) continues to warn Nashville residents about the persistent problem of guns being stolen from vehicles which are then often used in violent crimes. MNPD reports from April 4 through April 10, ...

 2021-04-15 17:14 

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Mayor Bill Ketron ordered to pay $135,000 for more than 470 campaign spending violations...

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron has been ordered to pay the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance $135,000 for more than 470 campaign spending violations. Audits found a slew of violations like lack of reporting contributions and documentation to pro...

 2021-04-15 17:11 

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Fan capacity increases for Preds games, events at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville...

Fan capacity is increasing at Bridgestone Arena as Nashville loosens COVID-19 restrictions. Beginning on Monday, capacity is increased to 33% or 5,700 people. Bridgestone is home to the Nashville Predators and hosts other events and concerts....

 2021-04-15 16:51 

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Tennessee mayor's request for release of school shooting video denied...

The mayor of the east Tennessee city of Knoxville requested the release of video footage of a high school shooting that left one student dead and a police officer wounded, but a local prosecutor said Thursday she denied the request amid the ongoing invest...

 2021-04-15 16:06 

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Nashville flood victims struggle to find housing, feel like they've been abandoned...

Some Nashvillians are struggling to put a roof over their heads following the March 27 and 28 storms. Flood damage ruined apartment complexes, destroyed cars, and left many without a home or a plan. Julie Sriken, a resident who was evacuated from CityVue ...

 2021-04-15 15:43 

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Nashville's Nissan Stadium transitions to cashless payments for all events...

Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans and other sporting and concert events, is transitioning to cashless payments for all future events. It's beginning Saturday with Nashville SC's home opener. Nissan Stadium says the transition will "...

 2021-04-15 14:50 

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Metro Health to offer COVID-19 vaccine to walk-ins at Music City Center...

Metro Health will begin offering the COVID-19 vaccine to walk-ins at Music City Center. Beginning Monday, the first 500 people without at appointment can receive a Pfizer vaccine at the event center from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Health leaders said this comes a...

 2021-04-15 13:16 

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'We desperately need progress' Tennessee Senate committee passes medical marijuana bill...

A Tennessee Senate committee has moved forward a medical marijuana bill. TheSenate Judiciary Committee moved forward SB667 on Wednesday with a vote of 5 to 3. It gives Tennesseans with adebilitating disease, like cancer, a 30-day supply of medical marijua...

 2021-04-15 12:42 

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Vanderbilt Poll: Approvals slip for Nashville's elected leaders, public schools...

A new poll from Vanderbilt University is shedding light on who is willing to get the COVID-19 vaccine and how residents feel towards officials amid a tumultuous year with the pandemic, Christmas Day bombing, tornadoes and downtown riots. Vanderbilt conduc...

 2021-04-15 12:07 

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Jeff Luttrell voted in as Director of Wilson County Schools...

Jeff Luttrell has been voted in as the new Director of Wilson County Schools. Luttrell, a former educator and administrator with Wilson County Schools with over 20 years of experience, was voted in 6-1 by a seven member board. After a career spanning over...

 2021-04-15 11:57 

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Synchronous fireflies of the Great Smoky Mountains returns this year via lottery...

A popular event featuring the glowing synchronous fireflies of the Great Smoky Mountains is returning this year. The fireflies are almost ready to light up the Elkmont area with their synchronized mating ritual. "Synchronous fireflies ( Photinus carol...

 2021-04-15 11:09 

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Crews battle large house fire in Ashland City...

A large fire has broken out at a home in Cheatham County Thursday morning. Crews in Ashland City are battling a large house fire on Sutton Lane just off of Bearwallow Road. Crews on scene said four people were inside at the time and were able to get out s...

 2021-04-15 07:56 

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Early morning kitchen fire in South Nashville...

Five people are safe after a fire at a home near the Nashville Zoo. A home caught fire early Thursday morning on the 3800 block of Sam Boney Drive. The fire started in the home's kitchen and five people who were there successfully evacuated. Metro Nas...

 2021-04-15 02:37 

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Convicted felon arrested for stabbing at Nashville store: 'Doesn't even make sense'...

A man who served two years for killing someone is now accused of stabbing someone at a busy East Nashville grocery store. Police say Fesnando Santos stabbed someone at the Inglewood Kroger Tuesday afternoon. The victim is expected to be OK. RELATED: Man h...

 2021-04-15 01:14 

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TN bill that would protect mentally disabled inmates from death sentence fails committee...

A proposed Tennessee bill that would protect intellectually disabled inmates from death sentences failed in a House committee on Wednesday. HB0001 / SB1236is one of two bills that would give mentally-disabled inmates on death row the opportunity to have t...

 2021-04-15 00:40 

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After double murder in Lebanon, what will strengthen orders of protection?...

FOX 17 News is digging for answers after police say a man killed his estranged wife and her mother before killing himself earlier this week. His wife had an order of protection against him and had gone through the steps to keep herself safe. However, it w...

 2021-04-15 00:30 

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Tennessee man arrested in alleged murder-for-hire plot: TBI...

A Springville man arrested Wednesday is charged in an alleged murder-for-hire plot, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Agents took 40-year-old William Robert Carlisle into custody after an investigation found he attempted to hire someone ...

 2021-04-14 23:08 

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Nashville loosens more restrictions: Bars can stay open until 3 a.m. starting Friday...

With 30% of Nashville's population now vaccinated, Mayor John Cooper is loosening more coronavirus restrictions across Music City. Cooper on Wednesday announced restaurants and bars can stay open until 3 a. m. beginning Friday, April 16. Restaurants a...

 2021-04-14 22:53 

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Investigation underway after human remains found in Putnam County...

An investigation is underway after the sheriff's office says human remains were found in Putnam County on Tuesday morning. According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to Anderson Road in Monterey around 11 a. m. Tuesday. ...

 2021-04-14 19:44 

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Tennessee nonprofit rescues nearly 400 animals in five years: 'There's a huge need for it'...

In her wildest dreams, a California woman with a heart for animals never thought she'd run a nonprofit organization rescuing miniature horses and donkeys in a small Tennessee town. But that's what Angela Devine has done for almost five years. Devi...

 2021-04-14 19:23 

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53% of Tennesseans willing, but hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccine; 18% unwilling: Study...

More than half of Tennesseans are willing, but hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccine while about 18% are unwilling, a new study says. Tennessee Department of Health officials said a third party conducted the survey of more than1,000 adults in the state regar...

 2021-04-14 19:08 

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Man charged for deliberately running over, killing beloved goose at marina: Metro Police...

A man is facing an animal cruelty charge after investigators say he allegedly deliberately ran over and killed a goose at Sam's Blue Turtle Bay Marina. Nathan Haskins, 40, is charged withfelony aggravated animal cruelty. Metro Police andMetro Animal C...

 2021-04-14 18:52 

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LG Electronics investing $20.5 million to expand in Clarksville, adding jobs for new shift...

LG Electronics is investing$20. 5 million to expand its operations in Clarksville and adding more jobs for an additional shift. Gov. Bill Lee said the expansion will create 334 new jobs, bringing the facility's employment to about1,000 this year. Back...

 2021-04-14 18:38 

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Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler sued after man says their dog bit him in Franklin...

A man has filed a lawsuit against reality TV star KristinCavallari and former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler over an alleged dog bite in Williamson County last year. Court documents says the man, identified as Nathan Beam of Alabama, is suing the former coupl...

 2021-04-14 18:21 

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Tennessee bill to make homeless camping a misdemeanor likely dead for the year...

A Tennessee bill that would make homeless camping and soliciting near public right of ways a misdemeanor is likely dead for the year. Sen. Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) and Rep. Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) introduced HB0978/SB1610 in February. It passed the Hou...

 2021-04-14 18:20 

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Tennessee bill letting students opt out of LGBTQ material heads to Gov. Lee...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee bill requiring school districts to alert parents of any instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity and let them opt their student out is heading to Republican Gov. Bill Lee. The legislation cleared its l...

 2021-04-14 18:07 

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Man accused of being Peeping Tom, pointing phone at undressed woman in tanning salon...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) has arrested a man accused of pointing his cell phone at an undressed woman in a local tanning salon. Police say 37-year-old George A. Powell is accused of pointing his cell phone at the woma...

 2021-04-14 18:01 

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Man arrested more than 200 times now charged with attacks on St. Thomas Midtown staff...

A man who has been arrested more than 200 times now faces charges for what Metro Police call "random attacks" Wednesday morning on six staff members of St. Thomas Midtown. Investigators say Larry Brown, 67, received treatment at St. Thomas Midtown...

 2021-04-14 17:55 

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Tennessee landowners warned of thieves targeting timber as lumber prices rise...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) reports with lumber prices on the rise, some thieves have decided to target stealing timber from landowners. The department states rising prices and the value of some specific types of timbe...

 2021-04-14 17:36 

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Multi-faceted venue backed by Justin Timberlake opens in Nashville's Fifth + Broadway...

An all-new multi-faceted venue "unlike anything else in Nashville" backed by superstar Justin Timberlake is officially opening it's first floor at Fifth + Broadway on Wednesday. "The Twelve Thirty Club" is a three story "experience...

 2021-04-14 15:55 

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Investigation underway into death of 18-year-old in Cumberland County...

An investigation is underway into the death of an 18-year-old in Cumberland County. Fairfield Glade Police responded to reports of a person dying at a home in the 250 block ofRugby Road Tuesday evening and arrived to find Andrea Judkins, of Crossville, de...

 2021-04-14 15:30 

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'Huge win' Oracle making $1.2 billion bet on Nashville, to create 8,500 jobs...

Nashville Mayor John Cooper said Oracle is proposing a $1. 2 bullion investment in Nashville and bringing a record-number of 8,500 high-paying jobs to Nashville. Oracle is a computer technology company based in Austin, Texas. In a tweet on Wednesday, Coop...

 2021-04-14 14:41 

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Tennessee Senate passes bill to ban government-issued "vaccine passport" programs...

The Tennessee Senate has passed a bill that would ban government-issued "vaccine passports" in the state and strip power from some county boards of health. Senators moved SB0858/HB0575 ahead on Wednesday with a vote of 27 to 3. The bill would stri...

 2021-04-14 13:41 

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Nashville mayor names news Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer...

Nashville Mayor John Cooper has announced a newChief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer. Cooper welcomed Andrea Blackman to the role via Twitter on Wednesday. Cooper said Blackman will work on "ensuring Metro government reflects the communities it ...

 2021-04-14 13:26 

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'How many more deaths?' Tennessee Rep. sounds the alarm on recent deadly gun violence...

A U. S. Representative from Tennessee is sounding the alarm amid three "major acts" of gun violence in the state and Gov. Bill Lee's signing of the "constitutional carry" law. "Less than one week since Governor Lee signed the reckl...

 2021-04-14 12:48 

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Nashville airport adds new nonstop flights to Orlando, Raleigh-Durham...

There's new nonstop flights to summer destinations in Florida and North Carolina from Nashville International Airport (BNA). American Airlines announced the new service toRaleigh-Durham and Orlando. Both routes are slated to begin on June 5. Nonstop f...

 2021-04-14 12:19 

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COVID-19 swab factory opening in Robertson County, Tenn....

Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday announced that one of North America's largest manufacturer of COVID-19 testing swabs will establish a new manufacturing and distribution operations in Tennessee. Puritan Medical Products, a medical supplies manufacturer headqu...

 2021-04-14 12:05 

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Morgan Wallen says he won't perform this summer...

Country musician Morgan Wallen says he won't be performing this summer. This comes after a video surfaced showing him shouting a racial slur. Wallen took to Twitter Tuesday night and shared a letter he penned thanking fans for their support since the ...

 2021-04-14 11:36 

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2 transported with critical injuries after car bursts into flames on I-24 in Nashville...

Nashville firefighters said two people were transported to the hospital with critical injuries after a vehicle fire on I-24 Wednesday morning. It's happening in the Cane Ridge area and has the exit ramp blocked at Old Hickory Boulevard on I-24 EB. Nas...

 2021-04-14 10:30 

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Jack Daniel's inks deal on Tennessee solar farm...

Iconic whiskey maker Jack Daniel's has struck a long-term deal to fuel a solar panel farm a few miles from its Tennessee distillery. The Tennessee Valley Authority says the agreement with the Lynchburg-based distiller, Duck River Electric Membership C...

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