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 2021-04-28 18:19 

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Affidavit: Man charged with rape of 11-year-old in Nashville after Instagram exchange...

A man in Nashville is accused of raping a child when the victim was 11 years old after reaching out to her on Instagram. A criminal complaint says between February of last year and February of this year Gerber De La Cruz had a sexual relationship with the...

 2021-04-28 17:53 

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Black bears out & about in Great Smoky Mountains: Here's what to do if you see them...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials said black bears are out and about this time of year and are reminding visitors what to do if they come across the wildlife. Spotting a black bear in the Smokies isn't uncommon - some have even been known ...

 2021-04-28 16:57 

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Hero Nashville officers who saved lives before bombing honored on Senate floor...

Metro Police officers who ran to danger and saved lives before the Christmas Day bombing are honored by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and lawmakers Wednesday. The "Nashville 6" were honored their heroism on the floor of the State Senate. Hero Nashville ...

 2021-04-28 16:43 

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'Fetal heartbeat' in abortion laws taps emotion, not science...

Dr. Michael Cackovic has treated his share of pregnant women. So when Republican lawmakers across the U. S. began passing bans on abortion at what they term "the first detectable fetal heartbeat," he was exasperated. That's because at the poin...

 2021-04-28 15:00 

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Dave Matthews Band, Black Keys, Maren Morris headline Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin...

Franklin's popular Pilgrimage Festival is making a comeback this year with headliners likeDave Matthews Band, The Black Keys, Maren Morris and Cage The Elephant. Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is slated for Sept. 25 and 26 at Harlinsdale Farm. I...

 2021-04-28 14:51 

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Alcohol to-go passes Tennessee General Assembly, heads to Gov. Lee's desk...

Tennessee could continue to-go alcohol sales under a bill that has just passed through the Tennessee General Assembly. Gov. Bill Lee made alcohol to-go from bars legal during the COVID-19 pandemic under an Executive Order. Now, some lawmakers would like t...

 2021-04-28 14:20 

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Tennessee Rep. doesn't like what NFL is 'doing to our country,' votes no on Nissan upgrade...

A Tennessee lawmaker is speaking out against a plan that uses sales tax dollars to help pay for upgrades at Nissan Stadium. Rep. Jerry Sexton (R-Bean Station) says he doesn't like some of the ways NFL players are protesting during the National Anthem....

 2021-04-28 14:00 

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'Danger to community:' Judge rules on Cleveland man charged in Jan. 6th U.S. Capitol riot...

A federal judge has ruled that a Cleveland man charged in connection with the riots at the U. S. Capitol on January 6th is a 'danger to the community. ' Because of that, the judge ordered Jose Padilla must remain in federal custody, despite his at...

 2021-04-28 13:15 

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Nashville woman smashes ex-boyfriend's pickup truck, spills beer on his seat...

A woman was arrested this week after she's accused of smashing her ex-boyfriend's pickup truck and spilling beer on the driver's seat, Nashville police said. Makayla Fryar, 23, is charged with vandalism in the incident on April 10 in the 800 b...

 2021-04-28 02:07 

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Metro Industrial Board votes in favor of bringing Oracle to Nashville...

The Metro Industrial Board on Tuesday voted in favor of the development plan to bring the company Oracle to Nashville. Chair member Ginger Hausser tells FOX 17 News the plan passed after a five-hour long meeting. RELATED: Group calls for transparency and ...

 2021-04-28 01:49 

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What's being done to get people in rural Tennessee areas on board with the vaccine?...

State health leaders say they're experiencing a slowdown in vaccine uptake for the first time in the coronavirus pandemic. Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey says in the past two weeks, they've seen a drop in people...

 2021-04-28 00:42 

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Teachers, staff honored for saving student's life after stabbing at Nashville high school...

Metro Nashville Public Schools on Tuesday honored teachers and staff who came to a student's aid last week after he wascritically injured by another student. MNPS called the staff members "heroes" for their quick actions after a 14-year-old fr...

 2021-04-28 00:15 

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Alabama marks 2011 tornado outbreak that killed hundreds...

With lowered flags and somber ceremonies, Alabama paused Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of a horrific tornado outbreak that killed more than 250 people statewide, caused billions in damage and reshaped entire communities. Gov. Kay Ivey issued an ord...

 2021-04-27 21:41 

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Police searching for missing 37-year-old man out of Clarksville...

Police in Clarksville are asking for the public's help in locating a missing man. Police saidRonald Strader, 37, hasn't been heard from or seen since March 22 when he left a residence on Cumberland Drive. It was believed he would be returning to K...

 2021-04-27 21:07 

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Police searching for man who allegedly grabbed Vanderbilt student, 'lifted' her into air...

Metro Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man accused of grabbing a Vanderbilt student from behind, then "lifting her into the air. " The incident was reported on April 3 around 9:15 p. m. on Grand Avenue. According to the...

 2021-04-27 21:06 

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34 guns, 15 lbs. of meth, pills, $72,000 cash seized in Clarksville drug bust...

34 guns, 15 lbs. of meth, pills, marijuana, and $72,000 cash - That's what the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office seized from a drug bust in Clarksville off Broome Rd. Along with recovering the drugs with a street value of $190,000, the sheriff...

 2021-04-27 20:38 

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Tennessee Dept. of Health urges vaccinations, finds many more afraid of vaccine than COVID...

Nashville, Tenn. --On the day Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced he will be ending public health orders and local authority over mask mandates, Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey is calling on Tennesseans to get vaccinat...

 2021-04-27 20:38 

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Antioch man working for FBI accused of sending sexually explicit messages to 14-year-old...

An Antioch man working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been charged with child pornography crimes. Justin Carroll, 38, worked for the FBI as an electronics technician out of the Nashville office. FBI agents arrested him when he got to work Tue...

 2021-04-27 20:32 

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Student expelled after gun found inside vehicle at Oakland High School...

A student at Oakland High School was expelled on Tuesday after a gun was found inside their vehicle. A spokesperson for Rutherford County Schools said an administrator noticed the car was parked illegally and "appeared to have drugs inside. "Durin...

 2021-04-27 18:16 

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6 apply for vacant circuit court judgeship in Tennessee...

Six people have applied for a vacant circuit court judgeship in Tennessee. The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider the applicants for the position that covers Montgomery and Robertson counties. Judge Ross H. Hicks is retiring in July, creating th...

 2021-04-27 18:05 

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Murfreesboro Police searching for missing woman...

The Murfreesboro Police Department is searching for a missing woman. Police say Shannon Marie Cowan was reported missing by her brother. She last had contact with her family two weeks prior to the report. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Cowa...

 2021-04-27 17:51 

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Fighting to give Metro Nashville Public School student a future during COVID-19 pandemic...

COVID-19 and distance learning has led to a record number of dropouts but its not just the dropouts causing concern. As we enter the last few weeks of school, educators say it is more important than ever to keep the kids who are still hanging on to get to...

 2021-04-27 17:51 

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Fighting to give Metro Nashville Public School student a future during COVID-19 pandemic...

COVID-19 and distance learning has led to a record number of dropouts but its not just the dropouts causing concern. As we enter the last few weeks of school, educators say it is more important than ever to keep the kids who are still hanging on to get to...

 2021-04-27 17:27 

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Gov. Lee asks mayors of 'Big 6' counties to lift mask mandates by Memorial Day Weekend...

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is urging mayors of the largest counties not under the state health department's jurisdiction to lift their mask mandates by Memorial Day Weekend. "It's time for government to get out of the business of public healt...

 2021-04-27 17:15 

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Nashville Zoo up for two national honors, Tennesseans can vote now!...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Nashville Zoo needs your help to be ranked #1 in the nation in two categories for USA Today's "10 Best" contest. The zoo has been nominated for the Best Zoo Exhibit category, their third straight year being nominated in ...

 2021-04-27 16:43 

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Tennessee bill to allow victims to track sexual assault kits passes House...

A bipartisan Tennessee bill to allow victims to track sexual assault kits has now passed the state House with an amendment and is headed back to the Senate. HB 0039—also called the Jim Coley Rape Survivors Protection Act—passed on the House fl...

 2021-04-27 15:47 

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Car crashes into Middle Tennessee home...

A car smashed into a home in Clarksville Monday afternoon but thankfully no one was injured. Clarksville Police are investigating the crash that happened in the3300 block of Clearwater Drive at about 3:20 p. m. Police said two people were home and inside ...

 2021-04-27 15:00 

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Tennessee Gov. Lee ends public health orders, including local authority over mask mandates...

After more than a year since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Tennessee, the state is no longer in a statewide public health emergency as Gov. Bill Lee is ending all public health orders and issued a new Executive Order that ends local authority ov...

 2021-04-27 14:05 

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Tennessee bill in committee could be first step towards medical marijuana in state...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A bipartisan bill in the Tennessee General Assembly studying medical marijuana will go before House Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday. Senator Becky Duncan Massey (R-Knoxville) and Representative Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro) are spo...

 2021-04-27 13:57 

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Tennessee could keep to-go alcohol sales under bill up for vote in the Senate...

Tennessee could continue to-go alcohol sales under a bill making its way through the Tennessee General Assembly. Gov. Bill Lee made alcohol to-go from bars legal during the COVID-19 pandemic under an Executive Order. Now, some lawmakers would like to see ...

 2021-04-27 13:34 

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Nashville lifting all COVID-19 capacity limits, masks still required indoors...

Metro Health said all COVID-19 capacity restrictions are being lifted in Nashville and the only restriction still in place will be an indoor mask mandate. Those restrictions will be lifted on May 14, marking six weekssince the vaccine became available to ...

 2021-04-27 13:28 

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Nashville's first-ever dog park bar hopes to open soon in Germantown...

Nashville's first-ever full service dog park bar is looking to open up shop in Germantown. Fetch Park is hoping to open in Music City by the end of the year. The business had hoped to open by the end of 2019, but said the coronavirus pandemic broke ou...

 2021-04-27 12:56 

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Tennessee House passes bill allowing college athletes get paid for likeness...

Tennessee House lawmakers passed a bill that would allow college athletes to get payment for their likeness. The measure, HB1351/SB1000, is sponsored byRepresentative Kevin Vaughn of Collierville and co-sponsored by Memphis Representative Antonio Parkinso...

 2021-04-27 12:29 

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Entrepreneur giving away enough free wipes for everybody in America...

Think back to this time last year when hand sanitizer and wipes were scarce. It wasn't something we ever saw coming in America. Well now a businessman and philanthropist is making sure we never have to experience anything like that again. Eric Lundgre...

 2021-04-27 12:13 

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Kentucky changes mask mandate...

Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentuckians will no longer be required to wear masks at outdoor events with fewer than 1,000 people. The governor announced Monday that he's easing his mask-wearing rule that's meant to combat the spread of the coronavirus. ...

 2021-04-27 12:08 

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Nashville CEO fired after video shows teenage boy wearing dress to prom being ridiculed...

A telemedicine company based in Nashville has now fired its CEO after he's caught on camera ridiculing a teenage boy wearing a dress to his prom. *WARNING: Video contains foul language* The company "Visuwell" tweeted "we unequivocally cond...

 2021-04-27 11:47 

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Clarksville veteran finds passion project to give back to others...

A Clarksville veteran, who fought his way to a healthy mental state, is now giving back to a program that's helped him. Ben Kilhefner first joined the Navy in 2007 as a Corpsman. He had several deployments over the years to Afghanistan. In 2014, Ben m...

 2021-04-27 07:47 

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Murfreesboro man dies after kayaking accident on Stones River...

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. -- A Murfreesboro man has died after his kayak capsized in Rutherford County. The accident occurred on Sunday near the East Fork boat ramp on the East Fork of the Stones River. The victim has been identified as 60-year-old Larry B...

 2021-04-27 07:06 

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Hendersonville man arrested in road rage case...

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. -- A road rage shooting is being investigated in Hendersonville. The initial incident occurred on Bonita Parkway at around 7 p. m. Monday. Hendersonville police say a car followed another into the Northlake subdivision and shot at it...

 2021-04-27 03:00 

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Murfreesboro man dies in weekend kayaking trip...

A Murfreesboro man has died following a kayaking trip in Rutherford County on Saturday. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says three people were paddling near the East Fork boat ramp on the East Fork of the Stones River in Rutherford County when one...

 2021-04-27 02:10 

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'It's going to take months to recover': Man says outage cost his business more than $10K...

The owner of Spooky's Pizza and Grill in Murfreesboro says internet outages and limiting payment options cost his small business more than $10,000. "We're a small business restaurant," exclaimed Owner Joe Peters. "We don't make a l...

 2021-04-27 01:58 

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State GOP lawmakers reject bill to pay employees with disability minimum wage...

Bizarre—and antiquated. That's what some call a federal law allowing businesses to pay employees with disabilities less than minimum wage. There's no bottom limit to the law, so businesses can legally pay employees pennies per hour. "Whe...

 2021-04-27 01:13 

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Bill passes to stop executions of intellectually disabled...

Tennessee lawmakers have passed legislation designed to prevent death row inmates with an intellectual disability from being executed. The GOP-supermajority House and Senate passed the bill by wide margins Monday. Advocates point to inmate Pervis Payne, w...

 2021-04-27 00:15 

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Group calls for transparency and commitment to locals in Oracle deal...

In the Fight for Equality, a group of Nashvillians is speaking out, demanding answers about the city's deal with Oracle in the re-development of the east bank. They're worried this deal will contribute to gentrification, pushing out long-time Nash...

 2021-04-26 23:57 

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Ex-Tennessee officer had sexual relationship with minor, took photos of women in public...

A former Tennessee officer is headed to federal prison after an investigation revealed he had a sexual relationship with a minor and took inappropriate photos of women in public places. Matthew Berry, 42, of Eads, Tennessee, has been sentenced to 220 mont...

 2021-04-26 22:38 

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Body recovered from Cumberland River near Smith Branch Boat Ramp...

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has recovered a body from the Cumberland River near the Smith Branch Boat Ramp. Barge crews spotted the body in the river at around 3:25 p. m. Monday. Emergency responders were called to both sides of the river w...

 2021-04-26 21:19 

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Pretrial Release Program: Is $63 worth potentially risking lives?...

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. --FOX 17 News investigative reporter Dennis Ferrier digs deeper into Rutherford County's pretrial release program. One man is accused of committing of horrific crime just two days after his release. Tonight on FOX 17 News, Den...

 2021-04-26 21:04 

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Knife-wielding man shot by Nashville police identified and wanted murderer...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) has identified the man shot and killed by police on Friday night as 23-year-old Marvin Vega. According to police, Vega was wanted in Massachusetts for the 2020 murder of a man in the city of ...

 2021-04-26 20:49 

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Census: Tennessee grows 9% to 6.9 million residents, keeps 9 U.S. House seats...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will keep its nine U. S. House seats after its population grew nearly 9% from 2010 to 2020. According to initial numbers released by the U. S. Census Bureau on Monday, Tennessee had 6. 9 million residents in the lat...

 2021-04-26 20:34 

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They Swim? Tennessee groundhog captured swimming in river...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Turns out groundhogs are not just great at burrowing, they can also swim. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) captured video of a groundhog in the act last week. In a Facebook post on the agency's website, TWRA states Wil...

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