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 2021-04-30 22:15 

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Nashville police chief names new addition to Office of Alternative Policing Strategies...

Metro Police Chief John Drake on Friday announced a new addition to the department's Office of Alternative Policing Strategies. RELATED:Nashville mayor proposes $22 Million for new police officers, firefighters, EMTsMNPD's 23-year veteran Captain ...

 2021-04-30 21:10 

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Metro Police arrest 3 teens wanted for robbery, shooting of 14-year-old...

Metro Police have arrested three teens wanted in connection to the robbery and shooting of a 14-year-old on April 18. Thursday, Midtown detectives spotted one of the suspects, a 13-year-old, get into a silver Altima. During a stop of the car, the teen was...

 2021-04-30 20:01 

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Historic downtown Nashville opens to more public traffic after bombing...

More businesses are reopening after a Christmas Day bombing in historic downtown Nashville. Mayor Cooper announced Friday some areas are also opening up to public traffic. The Dec. 25 explosion damaged more than 40 businesses, displaced at least 400 resid...

 2021-04-30 19:13 

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They're here! Massive LEGO sculptures on display at Cheekwood...

Massive sculptures made from 800,000 LEGO Bricks are on full display at Cheekwood and they're sticking around for the spring and summer months. Sean Kenney's Nature POP! exhibit features more than 40 sculptures. FOX 17 News got a sneak peek of the...

 2021-04-30 19:00 

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Tennessee to move ahead with new broadband coverage map...

Tennessee officials are moving forward with a plan to map out just where hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans without access to high-speed Internet live, following the lead of other states that no longer rely on federal maps that overstate coverage in som...

 2021-04-30 16:34 

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Rocketing price of lumber hitting new homebuyers and new renters in the pocket...

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) reports the skyrocketing price of lumber is adding $36,000 to the price of a new home. According to an NAHB report, lumber prices have tripled over the last 12 months leading to the average price of building...

 2021-04-30 15:43 

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Police search for runaway seen not seen for weeks...

Clarksville Police and the family of a runaway teen are hoping the public can help in locating him. Jaelen Watkins, 16, left hisJackie Lorraine Drive home at 2 p. m. on April 13 and hasn't been heard from or seen since. Jaelen is 5' 3", 120lbs...

 2021-04-30 14:28 

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Tennessee COVID trends moving in wrong direction but state still performing well overall...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --State and city leaders are lifting mandates for COVID-19 in Tennessee but the latest data from the White House COVID-19 team shows the state is trending in the wrong direction. The latest report dated April 23, 2021 shows compared to th...

 2021-04-30 11:51 

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5-month-old dies in hot car in North Carolina, mother now charged...

News outlets in North Carolina report a mother now faces charges after her 5-month-old baby girl died in a hot car. WSOC in Charlotte reports the Iredell County, N. C. Sheriff's Office is charging Madison Moore one count of felony involuntary manslaug...

 2021-04-30 11:46 

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4-year-old girl abducted at Tennessee gas station was getting care from St. Jude hospital...

A 4-year-old girl abducted from a gas station in Tennessee was in the area to receive help from St. Jude Children's Hospital. It all started in a Shell gas station in Memphis at about 2:15 p. m. according to FOX News affiliate WHBQ. Police said a woma...

 2021-04-30 11:25 

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Public help needed to ID suspected gunman from robberies...

Detectives in the Madison Precinct are working towards identifying a gunman who robbed several convenience stores. On March 17, the gunman allegedly robbed a Shell station at 501 Hickory Hills Lane. The suspect entered the store around 1 a. m. and demande...

 2021-04-30 11:16 

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US appeals court listens to Tennessee abortion ban arguments...

A federal appeals court on Thursday quizzed the defense presented by Tennessee's attorneys of the state's sweeping abortion ban, focusing particular attention on how prohibiting the procedure as early as six weeks into pregnancy would not be a con...

 2021-04-30 11:12 

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Vaccine appointments now available at TN Walmart and Sam's Club locations...

Those looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine can now do so at any Tennessee Walmart or Sam's Club location. Walmart and Sam's Club have joined the list of ever expanding vaccine distribution sites. Appointments are available for vaccines atWalmart or S...

 2021-04-30 08:53 

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Tennessee to see more trauma-informed schools...

The Tennessee Department of Education on Thursday announced that 176 schools have been selected to become trauma-informed schools. According to a news release, the new cohort doubles the original 73 schools from the first group selected for the 2018-19 sc...

 2021-04-30 02:32 

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As shot hesitancy looms, experts say vaccine still effective against Covid variants...

You've been hearing a lot about virus variants and some of you may not want to get the vaccine because you don't think it will work against these new variants. FOX 17 News is working to clear up the confusion. First, it's important to understa...

 2021-04-30 02:10 

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Nashville mayor commits $53.6 million to WeGo, bus service hopeful ridership will grow...

Nashville Mayor John Cooper wants to invest more than $53 million into WeGo bus service,that's slightly above the pre-pandemic level. WeGo CEO Steve Bland said he's happy with the mayor's choice. Over the last five years, WeGo ridership has he...

 2021-04-30 01:47 

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Critics call Tennessee bill to ban government from mandating vaccines 'imaginary problem'...

A Tennessee bill is moving forward to ban the government from requiring people to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Supporters say it's about protecting a person's freedom and health decisions. "We are not saying they should or they shouldn't, we ...

 2021-04-30 01:33 

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Nashville mayor makes multi-million dollar promises, but where's the money coming from?...

Nashville Mayor John Cooper on Thursday checked off the wish lists from several Metro departments. In his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, he included funding and increases for multiple departments and city services including funding for 60 n...

 2021-04-30 01:30 

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NFL draft: No suspense as 3 QBs dominate early picks...

No suspense at the top of this NFL draft: Quarterback, quarterback and, yep, quarterback. With fans in attendance, prospects on hand and Commissioner Roger Goodell dispensing greetings to players being selected Thursday night, Clemson's Trevor Lawrenc...

 2021-04-30 00:10 

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Murfreesboro neighbors fight to save 120+ acres of park land from rezoning...

Murfreesboro neighbors are fighting back after they say an area that the city planned to turn into a park is now being rezoned for commercial business, without their input. The land known as Blackman Park is 123 acres on the west side of Murfreesboro. In ...

 2021-04-30 00:03 

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Metro Police seeking ID of man possibly involved in March shooting that injured woman...

Metro Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a person involved in the March shooting that injured a woman. Police said the shooting happened outside of the woman's apartment on South 6th Street on March 23. Officials releasedsurvei...

 2021-04-29 23:35 

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Man held on $1.5M bond for shooting his pregnant ex-girlfriend & her boyfriend in Antioch...

Metro Police have arrested a 23-year-old Nashville man accused of shooting his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend Wednesday night in Antioch. Officers were called to the shooting just before 11 p. m. at the Cedar Pointe Apartments on Cedar P...

 2021-04-29 21:26 

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NWS confirms EF-1 tornado with 95-100 mph winds touched down in Henry County...

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down Wednesday evening in Henry County. The storm traveled around six to seven miles and had wind gusts of 95 to 100 miles per hour. Authorities said more than 40 homes and 10 mobile homes...

 2021-04-29 21:09 

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Chattanooga football assistant fired over tweet sues to get job back...

A Chattanooga football assistant coach fired over a social media post disparaging the state of Georgia and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams is suing to get his job back along with back pay and damages. He contends his First Amendment rights were viola...

 2021-04-29 20:47 

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Man faces murder charge in shooting death of Nashville man...

Metro Police have made an arrest in a deadly shooting on December 2, 2020. Detectives arrested Kenneth Bradford, 27, Thursday on a grand jury indictment charging him with first-degree murder for the shooting death of Christopher Webber. Police say Webber,...

 2021-04-29 18:38 

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's $42.6 billion budget passes...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's $42. 6 billion budget passed on Thursday. Lee touts his budget includeshistoric investments in literacy, mental health, broadband and safety. He says "fiscal prudence' and $180 million in spending reductions has allow...

 2021-04-29 18:00 

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Nashville police to conduct sobriety checkpoint for Cinco de Mayo...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) is planning a DUI checkpoint. On Wednesday night (May 5), a sobriety checkpoint will be held on Highway 70 South in Bellevue. The department is calling o...

 2021-04-29 17:48 

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Shot for a shot? Nashville health leaders discuss incentives for getting vaccine...

Metro Health leaders are discussing possible incentives for people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. "I do like the shot for a shot, it can be for everyone downtown not just Nashvillians just throwing it out there," Dr. Alex Jahangir said with a smile ...

 2021-04-29 17:43 

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Teacher raises, transportation, affordable housing take priority in Mayor budget proposal...

From a nearly empty council chamber in a year of unrelenting uncertainty to turning a new page in the Music City Center, Nashville Mayor John Cooper presented his annual State of Metro address Thursday. The address unfurled his budget priorities as the ci...

 2021-04-29 17:37 

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Nashville to offer Johnson & Johnson vaccines at community events...

Metro Nashville Public Health will begin to offer COVID-19 vaccines at community events in an effort to meet people when they are already out and about. Health leaders said all events planned so far will be offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Now that...

 2021-04-29 17:30 

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Nashville mayor looks to creating local department of transportation to address needs...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Nashville Mayor John Cooper's transportation plan looks to create a localized Department of Transportation (DoT) to bring the city up to par with peer cities of the same size. During his 58th State of Metro Address, Mayor Cooper hig...

 2021-04-29 17:25 

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At least one killed in crash on I-24W in Rutherford County, roadway closed...

Tennessee Highway Patrol said at least one person is dead in a crash on I-24 near Murfreesboro. The crash involves two passenger vehicles and happened at mile marker 95. All westbound lanes are closed at this time and traffic is being diverted to alternat...

 2021-04-29 16:55 

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Nashville mayor proposes $22 Million for new police officers, firefighters, EMTs...

Nashville Mayor John Cooper is proposing $22 million for 108 new police officers, firefighters and EMTsDuring his State of Metro Address Thursday, Cooper said this comes after a year that "proved how much Nashville relies on its first responders. "...

 2021-04-29 16:17 

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Murfreesboro woman missing for more than a week, police seek public's help...

A Murfreesboro woman has been missing for about 10 days and police are asking the public's help in the case. Crystal Wilson-King, 35, was last seen on April 19. She was reported missing by her family on Tuesday. Wilson-King drives a2019 silver Hyundai...

 2021-04-29 16:13 

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In proposed budget, Mayor Cooper wants to make Nashville teachers the state's highest-paid...

Mayor John Cooper wants to make Nashville's teachers the highest-paid in Tennessee, he announced Thursday during his State of Metro address. Cooper's proposed budget includes an additional $81 million for Metro Schools, what his office calls the c...

 2021-04-29 15:21 

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Bridge of Heroes: Gatlinburg SkyBridge offers free admission to healthcare workers...

To honor frontline heroes, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is offering free admission to healthcare workers and first responders for three days in May. Home to North America's longest pedestrian suspension bridge, the park will provide free admission with emp...

 2021-04-29 15:20 

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Nashville health officials warn of severe disease in younger COVID patients, urge vaccine...

Nashville health officials are urging the younger population to get vaccinated as multiple states are seeing severe disease in young people as variants emerge. Dr. Gill Wright, InterimInterim Chief Medical Officer with Metro Health, said if Nashville were...

 2021-04-29 14:16 

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Cars hit with gunfire in Brentwood parking lot...

Brentwood Police are investigating after several cars were hit with gunfire in a parking lot over the weekend. Police said it happened atSonesta Simply Suites along Virginia Way. Several vehicles that were parked there were struck by gunfire. Right now, o...

 2021-04-29 13:28 

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Sheriff: Child who confessed to setting dog on fire too young to be charged...

A sheriff says a child who confessed to intentionally setting a dog on fire is so young that the child can't be charged with a crime. The troubling incident happened in Northern Mississippi last week. Buddy the dog received extensive damage after bein...

 2021-04-29 11:09 

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Tennessee lawmakers scale back governor's sales tax holiday plan...

Tennessee lawmakers are trimming in half Gov. Bill Lee's spending wish list items on restaurant and grocery store sales tax holidays, broadband expansion and local government grants. Instead, they want to funnel the money into the state's pension ...

 2021-04-29 06:32 

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Shooting causes critical injury in Antioch...

Metro Nashville Police are investigating a shooting where two people were hurt, at least one critically, in Antioch. Officers received the call reporting a shooting on the 1100 block of Cedar Pointe Parkway around 10:50 p. m. Wednesday. Frist responders w...

 2021-04-29 03:02 

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Severe weather in Henry County damages classic car shop...

Severe weather and tornado warnings on Wednesday night brought heavy damage to parts of Henry County, Tennessee. Authorities said more than 40 homes in the area were damaged. Photos taken by a FOX 17 News crew show classic cars buried under a shop. The He...

 2021-04-29 02:38 

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Cheers, Mom! Top ten places around Nashville to treat her on Mother's Day...

It sneaks up every year: Mother's Day. Forget the last-minute candle-and-carnation gift and make a plan to take Mom out for a delicious brunch in Nashville on Sunday, May 9. We've compiled a list of some of the best brunch spots around Music City....

 2021-04-29 02:11 

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[ Nashville ]

Tenn. senator: Biden's 'American Families Plan' replaces family with government control...

Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress since taking office, U. S. Senator Marsha Blackburn is pushing back and claims the administration's American Families Plan was created to replace family with government control. ALSO ...

 2021-04-28 22:22 

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Some Middle Tennessee schools won't provide virtual option for students this fall...

Virtual learning will not be an option for all students in Middle Tennessee come fall. The State Board of Education says districts can only offer virtual school if they have a dedicated online school. Rutherford County Schools launched their first dedicat...

 2021-04-28 21:58 

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Former school nurse in Clarksville accused of exploitation of a minor, district says...

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System says police are investigating a former nurse atNortheast High School accused of exploitation of a minor. Thedistrict tells FOX 17 News the school employee—who was hired in August 2018—was termina...

 2021-04-28 20:54 

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THP arrests I-40 road rage suspects...

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has arrested two I-40 road rage suspects. On April 23, the THP responded to a "Be On the Lookout" alert of a hit-and-run driver on I-40 in Putnam County. Investigators say the fleeing driver allegedly shot at another c...

 2021-04-28 20:33 

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[ Nashville ]

Tennessee bill aiming for increased penalties for assaulting nurses headed to House floor...

Legislation pushing for increased punishment for assaulting nurses has passed the House Criminal Justice Committee in Tennessee. HB 0864 would give nurses the same protection as a first responder who is assaulted while they are doing their job. Representa...

 2021-04-28 19:34 

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TDOT's latest transportation program includes $2.6 billion in infrastructure investments...

The latest annual three-year transportation program from Gov. Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Transportation includes approximately $2. 6 billion in infrastructure investments across the state. In the program, 68 individual projects are planned f...

 2021-04-28 18:22 

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Code Red Weather: Strong storms possible with damaging wind, hail in Middle Tennessee...

*FOX 17 News is in a Code Red Weather Alert for possible strong storms on Wednesday and Thursday in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. *A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for some southern Kentucky counties Wednesday afternoon and evening. The ...

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