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 2021-05-17 14:02 

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Tennesseans affected by storms get extension for filing tax returns...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Some Tennesseans affected by storms, tornadoes, and flooding in March and April will get three extra months to file tax returns. On Friday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced victims of the storms will have until August 2, 202...

 2021-05-17 13:39 

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Target, Walmart, Trader Joe's, Starbucks, Costco, Publix drop mask requirements in stores...

Target is the latest big retailer to join other major businesses in dropping its face covering requirement for fully vaccinated people following new guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) last week. Target made the move on Monday, jo...

 2021-05-17 12:55 

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Coffee Crew: FOX 17 News, T-Mobile team up to honor local teachers...

FOX 17 News and T-Mobile are teaming up this month to recognize local pandemic frontline heroes. Each day for the week of May 17, we will spotlight local teachers who have been going above and beyond all throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, we wer...

 2021-05-17 12:41 

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Baby suffers life-threatening injuries in crash on I-40; dad charged with DUI, child abuse...

A young father is facing a slew of charges, including DUI and aggravated child abuse, after a crash on I-40 Sunday that left his 1-year-old son with life-threatening injuries. Johnathan Alexander Ortiz, 21, is facing nine charges, including DUI, child end...

 2021-05-17 12:21 

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Some aren't ready to give up masks despite new CDC guidance...

(AP) - Like more than 120 million other Americans, Jan Massie is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and can pretty much give up wearing a mask under the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But she's still covering her f...

 2021-05-17 11:56 

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Nissan begins producing new Pathfinder at Tennessee plant...

Nissan has started producing its new Pathfinder at an assembly plant in Tennessee. A company news release says the first 2022 Pathfinder rolled off the assembly line last week at the facility in Smyrna with nearly 7,000 employees. The Pathfinder has been ...

 2021-05-17 11:47 

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NEW PHOTOS: 17-year Cicadas hatching in Tennessee...

Cicadas have emerged and are now hatching in parts of Tennessee. Described by a viewer as "alien-like,";Brood X is here and for some it might feel apocalyptic. Margaret Carmona snapped photos of dozens of Cicadas near her home in the Washington Cou...

 2021-05-17 11:07 

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MNPD: Man points laser at police helicopter...

Metro Nashville Police have arrested a man they say pointed a high powered laser at an MNPD helicopter. While flying an MNPD helicopter known as Air One the two member crew was lased by a high powered green laser. The crew was flying over I-24 near Bridge...

 2021-05-17 10:10 

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Crash on I-65 N in Williamson County leaves at least one dead...

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a crash near Franklin on I-65 Northbound in Williamson County has left at least one person dead overnight. The crash was reported around 11:34 p. m. Sunday. The crash has since cleared. ....

 2021-05-17 07:13 

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Pedestrian in Clarksville hit by motorcycle...

Clarksville Police say an accident on Sunday night sent one person to the hospital. Around 11 p. m. Sunday night a pedestrian was hit by a motorcycle. The accident happened on the 100 block of Fair Brook Place. The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital...

 2021-05-17 02:46 

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Not enough money in the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to fulfill requests...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Small Business Association opened their Restaurant Revitalization Fund for people to start applying this month. However, already, it's clear the there is not going to be enough money in that fund to cover the immense need. For ...

 2021-05-17 01:48 

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Local venues hopeful new grant opportunity will carry them through pandemic loss...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Local music venues are hopeful a new grant opportunity will help bring them through the home stretch of revenue loss in the pandemic. The "shuttered venue operators grant" caters to venues forced to shut down in the pandemic. The ...

 2021-05-17 01:15 

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New specialty TN license plate supports local families dealing with Cystic Fibrosis...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- There is a new license plate in Tennessee that supports a good cause. The specialty license plate was introduced Saturday and will raise awareness and find a cure for the genetic disease, Cystic Fibrosis. CF is an inherited, life-threa...

 2021-05-16 23:47 

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Firefighter, civilian injured in South Nashville commercial fire...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A fire broke out at a South Nashville tire shop this evening and injuries are reported. Nashville Fire Department firefighters arrived to heavy smoke and flames coming from USA Tire and Service, 2215 Nolensville Pike at around 6 p. m. ...

 2021-05-16 23:22 

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Juvenile arrested for setting fires at neighboring Bordeaux residences...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A juvenile is facing aggravated arson and arson charges after reportedly setting multiple fires in Bordeaux. The Nashville Fire Department responded to the 2300 block of Lloyd Avenue for a fire just before 7:30 p. m. Saturday to heavy ...

 2021-05-16 19:06 

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Man shot, killed outside Trinity Lane gas station in Nashville...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- An apparent exchange of gunfire outside a Nashville gas station led to a man's death. The shooting took place at Pizzaville (Marathon), 234 West Trinity Lane, at 2:30 a. m. Sunday. The victim, identified by Metro Nashville police a...

 2021-05-16 17:49 

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Nashville man killed in crash at night did not have functioning lights on motorcycle...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A motorcyclist is killed in a crash in East Nashville overnight. The accident occurred at Douglas Avenue at the exit ramp from Ellington Parkway after colliding with a car at around 11 p. m. Saturday. Metro Nashville police have identi...

 2021-05-16 16:24 

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State Rep. Mike Carter dies after pancreatic cancer battle...

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. -- Hamilton County Representative Mike Carter has died after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 67. The announcement came Sunday morning from his Twitter account, which also stated that he was surrounded by his family at the time. The Repu...

 2021-05-16 02:22 

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Racial hate speech found at MTSU bus stop...

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- A bus stop at Middle Tennessee State University has been defaced with racial hate speech. The racial hate speech was discovered Friday on panels and benches at one of the MTSU bus stops in the Rutherford Boulevard parking lot, accor...

 2021-05-16 02:04 

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Williamson County Schools mask requirement ends next week...

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Mask requirements in the classroom will soon be history for Williamson County Schools. Superintendent Jason Golden announced to the board this week that masks will be optional for summer school students, and the mask mandate likely won&...

 2021-05-15 23:19 

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Reported shooting in Madison under investigation...

MADISON, Tenn. -- Metro Nashville police responded to a shooting in Madison this evening. Officers responded to a call of a person with a gunshot wound at a mobile home park at 500 Cheyenne Blvd. just after 5:30 p. m. Saturday. FOX 17 News is on scene awa...

 2021-05-15 21:48 

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Public's help needed in finding elderly man missing out of Clarksville...

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing elderly man in Clarksville. Clarksville police are reporting that 72-year-old Jacob Tinch walked away from his residence on Hazelwood Road at around 9:30 a. m. Saturda...

 2021-05-15 20:26 

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Most Wanted Alert issued by TBI for man charged with first degree murder...

KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- A most wanted alert is issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for a man wanted for murder in Kingsport. Zachary Felton, 36, is wanted by the TBI and the Kingsport Police Department for first degree murder, vandalism of a monit...

 2021-05-15 18:12 

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Cheatham County Veterans Memorial Park dedicated in Ashland City...

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. -- A dedication is held for a new Cheatham County Veterans Memorial Park in Ashland City. The event occurred at 1 p. m. Saturday at 162 John Mayfield Drive. Today is Armed Forces Day. Governor Bill Lee, Congressman Jim Cooper, Cheatham...

 2021-05-15 17:44 

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Kentucky woman killed after being hit by car on I-40 in downtown Nashville...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Kentucky, woman is dead, and her brother seriously injured, after a car crash overnight in downtown Nashville. A Ford Fusion crashed into the center concrete dividing wall on I-40 West at the Demonbreun Street exit at 2 a. m. Saturda...

 2021-05-15 03:00 

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Experts say 'collective trauma' will make some more reluctant to bounce back from pandemic...

In the path forward, as we completely reopen and move past mask wearing, some of us will want to take the leap more slowly. Psychologists say they're dealing with something known as "collective trauma," a heaviness or anxiety that makes you re...

 2021-05-15 02:05 

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'Feels like a warzone' East Nashville apartment still without roof following March storms...

Neighbors in East Nashville have been living without a solid roof for more than a month, with no end in sight. Exposed wiring, missing ceiling tiles, and water spots on the carpet are the current living conditions for people at the Porter East Apartments....

 2021-05-15 00:34 

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Court examining which expert witness to put on stand in Joe Daniels murder trial...

The court on Friday tried to determine which expert witness to put in front of the jury ahead of the murder trial for Joseph Daniels next month. RELATED: 'I don't want to see him': Joseph Daniels says to investigators on way to find son's ...

 2021-05-14 22:50 

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Nashville police working to ID gunmen in strip mall shooting that left one injured...

Metro Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two gunmen involved in a shooting Thursday evening that left one person injured. Police said the shooting was reported around 7:20 p. m. in the parking lot of a strip mall in the 100 block o...

 2021-05-14 22:27 

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Mask mandate over in Nashville: Your questions answered...

For more than a year, masks have been required in Nashville, and for the first time Friday, that mandate is over. The announcement came with some confusion because the city first said they wouldn't lift it, and then hours later reversed that. Now, FOX...

 2021-05-14 22:07 

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Nashville police chief finalizes disciplinary action for 3 officers in 2020 botched raid...

Metro Police Chief John Drake on Friday announced the finalized disciplinary action that will be taken against three officers involved in a botched raid last August. RELATED: Edgehill residents await restoration of trust after failed police raid. Chief Dr...

 2021-05-14 21:27 

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Tennessee Supreme Court eases virus restrictions for in-person court proceedings...

The Tennessee Supreme Court on Friday issued an order easing the current COVID-19 restrictions for in-person court proceedings. New guidelines come a day after the CDC said vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks in most cases. The order lifts the ...

 2021-05-14 20:02 

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Dr. Fauci urges Vanderbilt University graduates to serve their country...

Dr. Anthony Fauci wants Vanderbilt University graduates to get involved in public service and to help heal the country's destructive political divisiveness. Speaking virtually for the school's annual Graduation Day address on Friday, Fauci recalle...

 2021-05-14 19:36 

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VIDEO: Police searching for trio who used stolen credit card at Franklin Walmart...

Police in Franklin are asking for the public's help in identifying three suspects accused of using a stolen credit card to buy items at a local Walmart. Officials said they used the credit card to purchase more than $2,000 in merchandise at the Frankl...

 2021-05-14 18:55 

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Nashville residents of age can score a free beer by showing COVID-19 vaccination card...

"Shot for a beer, shot for a cup" - That's Mayor Cooper's latest push to get Nashville residents vaccinated against COVID-19. Now through May 31, the mayor says Davidson County residents (21+) can receive a free beer or coffee drink by sho...

 2021-05-14 17:34 

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Endangered Child Alert issued for Tennessee boy with known medical condition...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --An Endangered Child Alert has been issued for a 13-year-old boy in Carroll County. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) reports Jantis Shade-Vargas could be traveling in a stolen 2007 red Ford Explorer with Tennessee tag 7W56L9. ...

 2021-05-14 17:17 

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Middle Tennessee man sentenced for stealing nearly $1 million from WWII veteran...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A Tennessee man who was an Investments Vice President for Raymond James & Associates has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing $933,000 from elderly clients. The U. S. Attorney's Office for Middle Tennessee reports 66-...

 2021-05-14 16:30 

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Knoxville man charged with providing gun to student officers later killed at high school...

The Knox County District Attorney's Office charged a man on Friday with providing a handgun to Anthony Thompson Jr. , the 17-year-old student killed in a shooting at a Knoxville high school last month. A release from the U. S. Department of Justice sa...

 2021-05-14 15:57 

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Middle Tennessee thieves sought for stealing tires from back of pickup truck...

FRANKLIN, Tenn. --The Franklin Police Department (FPD) is asking for help identifying three men who stole a set of tires from the bed of a pickup truck. FPD reports the theft took place in the parking lot of a Comtide Ct. car dealership earlier this month...

 2021-05-14 15:41 

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Nashville police padlock local market for being a 'nuisance,' site of shootings...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) is padlocking a Nashville business for being a public nuisance. MNPD reports the Egyptian Latino Market located at 619 Millwood Drive at the corner of Murfreesboro Pike is being padlocked Fri...

 2021-05-14 15:34 

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Nashville staple Christie Cookies offering free cookie on Saturday...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Nashville's Christie Cookies will be giving away free cookies on Saturday (May 15) in celebration of national chocolate chip day! The company will be giving away one chocolate chip cookie per person at their Germantown and 12th Aven...

 2021-05-14 15:23 

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Mask or no mask? Mandate lifts in Nashville, some places still require facial coverings...

After nearly a year, Nashville took a giant step towards returning to pre-pandemic normalcy Friday. All COVID-19 restrictions, including the city's mask mandate and capacity limits, have now expired. The move comes after Metro Health on Thursday annou...

 2021-05-14 14:41 

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IRS: No guarantee you'll get your tax refund on time...

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has posted warnings tax refunds could be delayed due to mail processing delays. Typically, it takes the IRS 21 days to issue refunds to American taxpayers. However, due to the pandemic, that time frame can shift for thos...

 2021-05-14 14:15 

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FDA: Magnets in some cell phones, smart devices can shut off implanted medical devices...

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning those with pacemakers and other medical devices could be affected by magnets in cell phones and other smart technology. The agency reports certain cell phones and smart watches include high...

 2021-05-14 14:04 

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Grand Ole Opry reopens at full capacity, no mask requirement...

After more than a year, the Grand Ole Opry is reopening at full capacity on Friday and masks are not required inside the iconic venue. Nashville lifted all pandemic-era COVID-19 restrictions and lifted its mask mandate on May 14. Opry members Lorrie Morga...

 2021-05-14 13:47 

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Gov. Lee to celebrate 225 years of Tennessee with free Oak Ridge Boys performance...

The Oak Ridge Boys will kick of Tennessee's yearlong celebration commemorating 225 years of statehood with a free performance in historic Jonesborough, Governor Bill Lee announced Friday. "As we reflect on 225 years of statehood, I'm honored t...

 2021-05-14 13:12 

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Next court date of September 30 set for Megan Boswell...

Megan Boswell, the woman charged with murdering her daughter, baby Evelyn Boswell, appeared in court in Sullivan County by video Friday. A next court date for Boswell was set for September 30 at 9 a. m. A grand jury indicted Megan Boswell on 19 total char...

 2021-05-14 12:41 

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COVID-19 restrictions lifted in Nashville as 43% of city is vaccinated...

After more than a year, Nashville lifted all COVID-19 restrictions and lifted a mask mandate Friday. ['We've earned it' Nashville mayor talks ending all pandemic-era capacity restrictions] This comes as the city is 43% vaccinated with at least...

 2021-05-14 11:12 

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Suspect in Dallas killing arrested in Tennessee...

A Texas man suspected of killing a person by pushing them out of a moving car has been arrested in Tennessee, the U. S. Marshals Service said. Demario Montague was arrested Thursday by a fugitive task force in Memphis, the Marshals Service said in a news ...

 2021-05-14 09:03 

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Antioch home destroyed by early Friday fire...

The Metro Nashville Fire Department arrived on scene to a house fire on Mt View Road where a house was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters received the call early on Friday morning. After arriving on scene FOX 17 News has learned that the house is aban...

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