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 2021-05-04 19:28 

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COVID booster shots, flu, cancer, genetic diseases targeted by mRNA technology...

Following on the success of the COVID-19 vaccine using mRNA technology, Pfizer plans to use mRNA to tackle other diseases. During an earnings call on Tuesday, company leaders said they believe mRNA could help tackle more than just COVID. "In addition ...

 2021-05-04 19:10 

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Multiple tornadoes touched down in nearly a dozen Middle Tennessee counties Tuesday...

Multiple tornadoes ripped through nearly a dozen Middle Tennessee counties Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service said it will be several say before they are able to confirm exactly how many twisters were in the outbreak. Right now, NWS is looking ...

 2021-05-04 18:01 

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Brad Paisley donating some tour sales to his free Nashville referral-based grocery store...

Country superstar Brad Paisley is hitting the road for his 2021 tour but focusing on giving back at the same time. Paisley is performing on Broadway for Nashville's Fourth of July celebration as part of his tour this year. A portion of his tour sales ...

 2021-05-04 17:40 

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Strong storms cause damage to Wilson Central High School athletic fields...

Powerful storms caused damage to some athletic fields at Wilson County Central High School. Photos show scoreboard signs ripped apart, trees scattered on the field and fencing down. Softball and soccer fields also received damage, but much less than the b...

 2021-05-04 17:20 

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FBI arrests Kentucky man in connection to deadly U.S. Capitol riot...

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a man out of Kentucky they say is connected to the Jan. 6th riot at the U. S. Capitol. Agents took Eric Clark, of Louisville, into custody Tuesday. Clark is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a...

 2021-05-04 16:20 

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Bill making Tennessee a 'Second Amendment Sanctuary State' passes House...

Tennessee House lawmakers moved forward a bill that aims to make Tennessee a "Second Amendment Sanctuary State," but a local professor previously said the legislation is misleading because states lack the constitutional authority to nullify federa...

 2021-05-04 16:10 

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Walmart, Sam's Club locations in Tennessee now offering walk-up COVID vaccines...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Walmart and Sam's Club stores in Tennessee and nationwide are now offering walk-up COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines will be available at 150 Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies located in the state, allowing for both walk-up and sc...

 2021-05-04 15:30 

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Tennessee Emergency Management Agency declares Level 3 State of Emergency from storms...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) has activated to a "Level 3 State of Emergency" due to severe weather. TEMA reports several counties have been impacted by the severe weather resulting in power outages, debris, a...

 2021-05-04 15:13 

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Tennessee man charged with shooting, killing grandma on Facebook Live...

A Tennessee man has been charged with fatally shooting a bystander to an argument — a 55-year old woman who was holding her grandson when she was killed, prosecutors said. Darrell Peterson, 37, has been indicted on first-degree murder and other char...

 2021-05-04 15:12 

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Voucher program opens for low income, elderly community in Nashville...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Registration for a waiting list for affordable housing in Nashville opens today (Tuesday, May 4) as part of the PVB Program for the elderly. The project-based voucher program will assist elderly, low income households with rent at Sycam...

 2021-05-04 14:37 

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Tennessee woman gets upset, pulls gun after ordering at Taco Bell drive thru...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. --A Tennessee woman is wanted by Memphis police after allegedly threatening a Taco Bell employee at gunpoint. The Memphis Police Department (MPD) reports on April 28, the woman ordered food in the drive-thru before becoming angry and threat...

 2021-05-04 14:24 

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Video, photos show tornado-warned storm tearing through Gallatin, causing damage...

Video and photos show a tornado warned storm tearing through Gallatin early Tuesday morning. FOX 17 News is in a Code Red Weather alert as multiple tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings came out. Another round of sever weather is possible Tuesday after...

 2021-05-04 14:04 

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Woman killed amid strong storms in Weakley County, Tennessee...

A woman was killed amid strong storms in Weakley County Tuesday morning. Ray Wiggington, the EMA director, said a woman was killed in a mobile home park in the 5570 block ofGreenfield Hwy 54 in Dresden. He says at least half a dozen mobile homes were dest...

 2021-05-04 13:07 

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School bus involved in crash in Williamson County...

A school bus is involved in a crash in Williamson County Tuesday morning. Williamson County Sheriff's Office rushed to the crash at around 8 a. m. at Duplex Rd at Owl Hollow Rd. No injuries have been reported at this time. Although the sheriff's o...

 2021-05-04 12:20 

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PHOTOS: Storms rip through Middle Tennessee & Southern Kentucky Tuesday morning...
 2021-05-04 11:33 

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Thousands without power as strong storms roll through in Middle Tennessee, Kentucky...

Strong storms with tornado warnings are rolling through causing power outages for thousand of people and leaving them in the dark Tuesday morning. Nashville Electric Service: 4,000Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation: 10,000+Pennyrile Electric: 1,60...

 2021-05-04 11:06 

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Middle Tennessee Schools closings, delays due to severe weather...

Some schools are starting to announce delays due to severe weather on Tuesday. Check the latest list here: Cheatham County Schools: 2 hour delay. Dickson County Schools: Opening 2 hours late. Houston County Schools: Opening 2 hours late. Muhlenberg County...

 2021-05-04 02:53 

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TN lawmakers push for community oversight boards to complete police academy training...

State lawmakers are pushing for new restrictions on community oversight boards to require members to finish a citizen's police academy. Supporters said it's all about understanding, but critics disagree. Including Nashville Community Oversight Now...

 2021-05-04 01:03 

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'It's just surreal' Tornado tears up homes, businesses in southern Kentucky...

People in Tompkinsville, Kentucky are cleaning up after an EF-1 tornado touched down Monday morning. The town mayor says at least three businesses were damaged in the storm, and at least five people are displaced from their homes. There were no injuries o...

 2021-05-04 00:19 

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Education committee pushes to limit teaching of systemic racism in Tennessee schools...

Tennessee lawmakers are pushing to limit what schools can teach when it comes to sex and race issues. Today the House education committee passed an amendment that would call on the state to withhold funding from schools who teach Critical Race Theory, whi...

 2021-05-03 23:58 

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Tennessee bill aimed to stop discrimination against race-based hairstyles passes Senate...

A Tennessee bill aimed to stop discrimination against race-based hairstyles in the workforce and schools has passed the Senate. SB0136/HB0204 passed 28-0 on Monday. The CROWN Act's goal is to protect styles such as braids, dreadlocks and twists. It st...

 2021-05-03 23:32 

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Nashville residents worry when Oracle moves in, they'll be forced out...

Nella Frierson, or "Ms. Pearl" as the neighborhood calls her, has lived on Haynes Street for nearly 30 years. She raised her kids and grandkids there. Frierson owns four properties but worries when Oracle moves in nearby, her community will be los...

 2021-05-03 21:43 

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BNA road closure: I-40E entrance to airport closed Wednesday evening for construction...

An entrance from Interstate 40 to Nashville International Airport will be closed Wednesday evening (May 5) into Thursday morning for construction. From 6 p. m. Wednesday to 4 a. m. Thursday, pickup and drop-off locations at BNA will be diverted for ongoin...

 2021-05-03 19:18 

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Tennessee Titans aware of 2021 4th round pick's reported simple assault charge...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Tennessee Titans say they are aware of reports the team's fourth round NFL Draft pick Rashad Weaver has been charged with simple assault. In a statement release, the team states "We were made aware of this news this morning....

 2021-05-03 19:08 

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Tennessee strawberry season is here: Where to find the best berries & go berry picking...

Tennessee fields will soon be turning red with the arrival of sweet strawberries. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says if you're looking for the best berries, head straight to the farm. Farms have reported that even with the changes in weather...

 2021-05-03 18:47 

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Man arrested for setting two fires outside Nashville homes over weekend...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Nashville Fire Department (NFD) has arrested a man they say is responsible for setting two separate fires over the weekend in Nashville. NFD reports surveillance cameras caught 43-year-old Joshua Moore setting fire to a trash bin at...

 2021-05-03 18:40 

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'Winning is huge' Brentwood High School Competition Dance Team becomes national champions...

The Brentwood High School Competition Dance Team is officially National Champions. Dancers traveled to Orland, Florida in mid-April to compete at theNational Dance Alliance High School National Competition. The team was placed first and were named Nationa...

 2021-05-03 18:35 

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Over 70,000 DNA profiles missing, leaving horrific crimes unsolved...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Over 70,000 DNA profiles are missing and leaving horrific crimes unsolved. Tuesday on FOX 17 News at 9 p. m. , Reporter Harriet Wallace investigates why crucial DNA is not being collected. We speak with the Tennessee Bureau of Investiga...

 2021-05-03 18:19 

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Robocalls: Who's responsible for stopping them?...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --In 2020, there were 46 billion robocalls issued. Who's responsible for stopping them from calling you over & over? Phone companies? Law Makers? Are they doing enough? Thursday night on FOX 17 News at 9 p. m. , Stacy Case finds out w...

 2021-05-03 17:07 

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Tennessee legislation aims to withhold funding from schools teaching about systemic racism...

One education amendment is pushing to withhold funding from Tennessee public schools if students are taught about systemic racism and white privilege....

 2021-05-03 17:00 

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TPAC welcomes back audiences with The Lion King, Mean Girls: See full 2021-2022 schedule...

Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) is returning with a roar as it welcomes back audiences with Nashville's best-loved Broadway musical, Disney's The Lion King. Performances are returning this fall after an extended intermission due to the COV...

 2021-05-03 14:42 

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PHOTOS: Storm brings damage to homes, businesses in Tompkinsville, Ky. Monday morning...

Storms rolled through Monday morning, causing damages to businesses, homes and uprooted trees in Tompkinsville, Ky. , Local employees shared photos with FOX 17 News of damage along North Main Street. Photos show the sign of Sonic ripped out and trees torn...

 2021-05-03 12:33 

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Mom won't be charged in Tennessee abduction of 4-year-old who was left in car with keys...

The parents of a 4-year-old girl who was left inside a car with keys and abducted at a Tennessee gas station won't be charged in the case. Samaria Bassera and her family were in town for the young girl to receive care at St. Jude Children's Hospit...

 2021-05-03 07:06 

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Kayaker rescued in Smith County after boat overturned...

The Smith County Rescue Squad saved a kayaker near the Happy Hollow Access Ramp on Friday. At around 3:15 p. m. the rescue squad dispatched to the Happy Hollow Access Ramp where they found a kayaker who overturned. The kayaker had made it safely to an isl...

 2021-05-03 01:52 

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Local advocates call for more mental health resources following deadly police shooting...

The community oversight board is calling on city leaders to invest in mental health services following a police shooting Saturday night. Police say the mother of 23 year old Jacob Griffin called 911 when he was suffering from a mental health crisis. Polic...

 2021-05-03 01:37 

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Unidentified woman found dead under bridge in Nashville...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A woman is found dead under a Nashville bridge. The unidentified woman was found in a parking area on Pennington Bend Road near Music Valley Drive under the Briley Parkway overpass at 6 a. m. Sunday, according to Metro Nashville police...

 2021-05-03 01:16 

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Middle Tennessee firefighters, hospital staff rescue small child trapped in wooden barrel...

Fire responders and hospital staff helped rescue a small child trapped in a wooden barrel over the weekend in Portland, Tennessee. The Portland Fire Department said members were called to the Portland ER to helpextricate a small child from a wooden barrel...

 2021-05-02 20:23 

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CODE RED: Potential for severe weather Monday, Tuesday for all of middle Tennessee...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Code Red weather alert is issued for Middle Tennessee, which could see severe weather over the next couple of days. An incoming cold front will bring the potential for severe weather Monday night and once again Tuesday afternoon into...

 2021-05-02 18:30 

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Death being investigated in Clarksville...

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- A death investigation is underway in Clarksville. A deceased person found at the Salvation Army in Clarksville, 211 Kraft Street, on Sunday has led to an investigation, according to Clarksville police. The area is being processed by ...

 2021-05-02 16:07 

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Audio: Mom warned son talked about 'mass murder' before being shot, killed by police...

Body camera video and 911 calls have been released after a Nashville police officer shot and killed a homeless man behind Goodwill Saturday after he fired from a gun and following a call to emergency dispatchers by his mother who reported he was armed, da...

 2021-05-02 09:44 

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Police investigate shooting outside club on Church Street in downtown Nashville...

One person was shot outside a club along Church Street in downtown Nashville overnight. Metro Police say it happened outside WKND Hang Suite in the Midtown area. Police on scene say one person was shot and 'it sounds like they will be okay. ' The ...

 2021-05-02 03:46 

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Second deadly officer-involved shooting investigation in Nashville in one week...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- An armed homeless man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Davidson County. Metro Nashville police responded to the area of Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, 6708 Nolensville Road, just after 2:30 p. m. Saturday for a s...

 2021-05-02 02:47 

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Deadly crash investigation underway in Rutherford County...

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. -- At least one person has died in a crash on the interstate in Rutherford County. A multiple vehicle crash occurred on I-24 East at mile marker 66, near Sam Ridley Parkway, at around 7:15 p. m. on Saturday. The Tennessee Highway ...

 2021-05-01 23:49 

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Former TSU football player seriously injured in 2018 receives diploma...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Christion Abercrombie walked across the stage today to receive his diploma from Tennessee State University. The former TSU football player attended the commencement ceremony on Saturday at Hale Stadium with his family looking on. In 20...

 2021-05-01 03:08 

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Life sentence for some Tennessee convicts may be cut in half...

A bill working through the Tennessee House of Representatives might get some convicts out of prison early. Right now, people convicted of first-degree murder face the death penalty, life in prison without the possibility of parole, or life in prison with ...

 2021-05-01 02:31 

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Major traffic choke point on Nolensville Pike in South Nashville to be widened...

Relief is coming for commuters at one of the biggest traffic choke points in Music City. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is going to widen Nolensville Pike from two lanes to five lanes after 16 years of discussion and study. The major thoroughf...

 2021-05-01 01:36 

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Tennessee educators say not enough of Gov. Lee's $42.6B budget is set aside for schools...

Nearly $43 billion will be spent with Gov. Bill Lee's new state budget, but concerned educators in Tennessee say almost none of that money is set aside for major education issues. "Our General Assembly is charged by our constitution to provide a q...

 2021-05-01 00:46 

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Reward offered for information on thieves who stole basketball goal from Franklin school...

Police in Franklin are asking for the public's help in identifying three suspects accused of stealing a basketball goal from a school in Franklin. According to Franklin Police, the suspects dismantled and stole a basketball goal after a pickup game at...

 2021-05-01 00:29 

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Mayor answers questions about Murfreesboro land rezoning, says it's not a 'done deal'...

FOX 17 News is getting answers for a community after they say the city is pushing to rezone land that was originally intended to be a park on the west side of Murfreesboro. We first brought you this story on Thursday after neighbors reached out to us conc...

 2021-04-30 22:30 

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Undercover detectives in Nashville arrest felon for multiple outstanding warrants...

Undercover detectives on Friday arrested a convicted felon in Nashville. Metro Police say 32-year-oldJaray Christmon was wanted on multiple outstanding warrants, includingaggravated robbery, multiple counts of assault, burglary, and evading arrest....

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