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 2021-04-26 19:11 

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Advocates sue to stop Tennessee Medicaid block grant program...

A group of Tennessee Medicaid recipients has filed a lawsuit seeking to halt a plan that would make contentious changes to the state's program designed to provide medical coverage to the poor. According to the federal lawsuit filed this week in U. S. ...

 2021-04-26 18:56 

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Cold Case: 9 years later, arson death of Tennessee fire chief remains unsolved...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is hoping a tip will lead to a break in the case of a Tennessee fire chief who died while fighting an arson fire nine years ago. Decaturville Fire Chief Kenny Fox heroically died fighting an arson fire on April 7, 201...

 2021-04-26 18:18 

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Alt-pop group COIN playing concert at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville...

Alt-pop group COIN is stopping in Nashville on its North American tour. The trio is slated to play at Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 27. COIN just released its new song "How it Feels" last week. The band saw success with "Talk Too Much" hitting ...

 2021-04-26 17:32 

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Bill aims to make TN a '2nd Amendment Sanctuary State,' professor says it's misleading...

A bill up for a vote in the state Senate Monday aims to make Tennessee a "Second Amendment Sanctuary State," but a local professor says the legislation is misleading because stateslack the constitutional authority to nullify federal law. Sen. Joey...

 2021-04-26 17:17 

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Metro Health resumes use of J&J vaccine after green light from federal health officials...

Metro Health is resuming the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine followinga green light from federal health officials last week. Nashville health officials tell FOX 17 News that administration of the vaccine will resume on Tuesday. The J&J vaccine will a...

 2021-04-26 16:52 

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Ricky Skaggs to headline first-ever 4th of July 'Freedom Fest' in Springfield...

Springfield is holding its first-ever "Freedom Fest" and Ricky Skaggs is slated to headline. The festival will take place at the Robertson County Fairgrounds on July 4. Skaggs will be joined by Kentucky Thunder and will take the stage around 7:20 ...

 2021-04-26 16:21 

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Hawkins County man charged with first-degree murder, child abuse...

A Mount Carmel man has been charged with first degree murder and aggravated child abuse of a child 8 years of age or younger. Records show 24-year-old Dominic Michael Liberto was taken into custody on Friday. He is currently free after posting a $250,000 ...

 2021-04-26 16:18 

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Clarksville Police investigate Monday morning shooting...

One person was shot and transported to the hospital in Clarksville Monday morning, police said. It happened in the 300 block of Treeland Court at about 9:30 a. m. Police said one person was shot and transported to the hospital. Their condition is unknown ...

 2021-04-26 16:13 

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Rutherford County deputies thwart inmates' potential escape plan...

Deputies working at the Rutherford County Detention Center thwarted a potential escape plan by inmates over the weekend, the sheriff's office announced. The inmates discussing the plan have since been placed in segregation with charges against them pe...

 2021-04-26 14:44 

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Sumner County Sheriff's Office searching for missing teen believed to be in Nashville...

The Sumner County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing teen who they say may be in Nashville. The sheriff's office says Jeff Lopez, 17, left his home on foot in Portland after a family argument. Investigators say he left with his adult brot...

 2021-04-26 14:07 

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Lawmakers from Rutherford County against expansion of landfill north of Murfreesboro...

The Rutherford County Legislative Delegation has announced its opposition tothe expansion of the Middle Point Landfill. The landfill, located north of Murfreesboro, has been a common complaint among residents, the city council said. Members of the council...

 2021-04-26 13:11 

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MNPD: Man on Broadway punched random people, including women, bit Nashville police officer...

Metro Police said a "drunk and disorderly" man on lower Broadway randomly punched people, including women, over the weekend and bit an officer when he was being taken into custody. Zackery Nelson Liscumb is charged with aggravated assault causing ...

 2021-04-26 12:18 

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Man steals $800K crane truck from TVA, breaks into Bellevue facility & causes damage...

A man is facing a slew of charges after police said he stole a crane truck, used it to break into a TVA facility where he took it on a joy-ride, causing damage along the way. Once that became jammed in a chain link fence, police say he stole another TVA t...

 2021-04-26 01:44 

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Virtual learning options for Tenn. school districts fade as pandemic restrictions loosen...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Virtual learning in Tennessee's schools may not be an option for all school districts this fall. Starting next school year, students can't to go back and forth learning from home and in the classroom. The state board of educati...

 2021-04-26 01:26 

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Dog dies in Nashville house fire...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Fire Department responded to a house fire in Nashvboro Village. The fire occurred at 550 Flintlock Court just after 12:30 p. m. Sunday. Crews arrived to smoke and flames coming from the kitchen. No occupants were inside a...

 2021-04-25 17:56 

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The Donut + Dog leaving Nashville, plans to open up new locations elsewhere...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Another Nashville business is leaving. The owners of The Donut + Dog, Will and Nicole Primavera, said are closing their Belcourt Avenue restaurant on April 25. They posted a statement on their Facebook page Saturday morning and later i...

 2021-04-25 00:37 

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Appeals court reinstates Tennessee abortion waiting period...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A federal appeals court has reinstated a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions in Tennessee as the state appeals a judge's ruling in the case. The 6th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling Friday in a ca...

 2021-04-24 17:22 

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Man shot, killed outside Murfreesboro restaurant...

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- A man is killed in an overnight shooting in Murfreesboro. Byrall Webb, Jr. , 32, is shot and killed just after 4:30 a. m. Saturday in a parking lot of the House of Hummus on Middle Tennessee Boulevard, according to Murfreesboro Poli...

 2021-04-24 16:23 

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Nashville violence to be addressed at rally and march...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A peace rally and march are being held in Nashville to address increased violence in the city. A rally kicks off the event on the 1500 block of Jefferson Street, with a march to city hall following at noon. Violence, building solidarit...

 2021-04-24 15:07 

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Search underway for vehicle, suspect after Clarksville carjacking...

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Police in Clarksville are searching for a carjacking suspect. The carjacking took place on North Hinton Road at around 8:15 a. m. The vehicle stolen is a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the license plate 6K40P4. The suspect was wearing...

 2021-04-24 13:36 

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Overturned tractor trailer shuts down I-24 West in Nashville...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- I-24 West is shut down in East Nashville due to an overturned tractor trailer. The accident occurred on I-24 West near Shelby Avenue (Mile Marker 49) around 7:15 a. m. Saturday. Injuries are reported, but it is not known at this time i...

 2021-04-24 09:46 

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Investigation into deadly officer-involved shooting in Nashville...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- There has been a deadly shooting involving a Metro Nashville police officer. A man is shot and killed by a MNPD officer at around 12:45 a. m. Saturday. Police say the man was armed with a butcher knife. There will be a press conference...

 2021-04-24 02:32 

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Residents sign petition, start FB page to stop expansion of landfill north of Murfreesboro...

More than 2,800 people have signed a petition to stop the expansion of the Middle Point Landfill. The landfill, located north of Murfreesboro, has been a common complaint among residents, the city council said. Members of the council said at a workshop me...

 2021-04-24 02:10 

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Troopers in Kentucky searching for inmate who escaped from Keaton Correctional Facility...

Kentucky State Police are searching for an inmate who reportedly escaped from the Keaton Correctional Facility on Friday night. Authorities say 35-year-oldJoseph Blake Darnell, of Bowling Green, escaped from the facility in Paducah between 5 p. m. and 7 p...

 2021-04-24 00:02 

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Nearly 50 dogs saved from Mississippi makeshift rescue, taken to Lebanon for a fresh start...

Nearly 50 dogs will be getting a fresh start in Middle Tennessee after they were taken from a makeshift rescue in Mississippi on Friday. The rescue in Scott County, Mississippi was being run by an elderly property owner who had been taking in strays and h...

 2021-04-23 23:19 

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Tennessee to resume use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine without restrictions...

The Tennessee Department of Health on Friday said a committee has voted to allow districts to resume administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine without restrictions. Despite a rare risk for blood clots, a U. S. health panel said it's time to resume t...

 2021-04-23 22:40 

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Federal court reinstates forced 48-hour waiting period for abortion in Tennessee...

A federal court on Friday reinstated a mandatory waiting period for abortion in Tennessee. The orderfrom the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals took immediate effect, blocking patients and health care facilities from getting and performing abortions across th...

 2021-04-23 21:54 

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As US panel urges restarting J&J vaccine, Metro Health awaits decision from CDC, FDA...

Despite a rare risk for blood clots, a U. S. health panel on Friday said it's time to resume the use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. FOX 17 News reached out to Metro Health leaders to see if Nashville had any plans to administer the J&J v...

 2021-04-23 21:36 

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CODE RED WEATHER: Saturday rain showers could bring some strong storms to Middle Tennessee...

*FOX 17 News will be in a Code Red Weather Alert on Saturday for possible strong storms* A small, conditional storm threat will bring rain showers to Middle Tennessee on Saturday. Chief Meteorologist Katy Morgan says rain will be ongoing on Saturday morni...

 2021-04-23 18:41 

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Instagram Live video leads police to missing juvenile, arrest of man...

Metro Police said an Instagram Live video led to a missing juvenile and landed a man behind bars on more charges. Jordan L. Evans, 20, is charged with harboring a runaway, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and violating a a condition of his bond ...

 2021-04-23 18:12 

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Lawrence County traffic stop leads to 'major' meth bust...

A traffic stop in Lawrence County yielded a "major" meth bust and landed a woman behind bars, authorities said. Drug agents from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office pulled Lacey Lyles over in the Summertown area on Wednesday. LCSO said a K-9 ...

 2021-04-23 17:15 

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Tennessee's most popular & unique listings on Airbnb...

Nashville might be a tourist hot spot in Tennessee - but when it comes to Airbnbs, experts say travelers are seeking remote, rural locations this summer and we've compiled some of the most popular and unique spots. Airbnb says hosts have earned about ...

 2021-04-23 16:28 

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Crews battle 360-acre wildfire in East Tennessee, 30 structures threatened...

Crews are battling a 360-acre wildfire in East Tennessee. Tennessee Department of Agriculture's Division of Forestry is helping the U. S. Forest Service, local fire departments, the sheriff's office and the Tennessee Department of Transportation w...

 2021-04-23 16:27 

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'Market Street District' Recommendations for future of 2nd Ave. bring back history...

Final recommendations for the future of 2nd Avenue and surrounding areas that were affected by the Christmas Day bombing are all about honoring history with new names, a riverside park, traffic changes and more to rebuild and restore what could be called ...

 2021-04-23 16:17 

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Sheriff's office: Meeting with country star on same day he's served order 'coincidental'...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Cheatham County Sheriff's Office says a meeting and photo op with country music artist Ryan Upchurch coincidentally took place on the same day an order of protection was served against Upchurch. On March 17, 2021, Upchurch visit...

 2021-04-23 15:35 

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Bullet from drive-by shooting narrowly misses baby in backseat, teen arrested...

A teenager has been arrested after police said a bullet from a drive-by shooting came within inches of a 1-year-old baby in the backseat of a vehicle. The 16-year-old male was arrested Thursday morning and charged withthree counts of aggravated assault, f...

 2021-04-23 13:11 

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18-year-old shoots man on bike, Nashville police say...

An 18-year-old is behind bars after Metro Police say he shot a man on a bike near JC Napier Homes in Nashville. Gary Simmons is charged with especially aggravated robbery, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Accordin...

 2021-04-23 12:22 

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Hundreds protest in Knoxville after DA says no charges for officers in shooting at school...

Hundreds protests in Knoxville Thursday night as the District Attorney announced officers involved in a deadly shooting at Austin East Magnet High School wouldn't be charged, according to WBIR. The local outlet reports 200 people gathered in front of ...

 2021-04-23 12:01 

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Nashville mayor touring proposed site of Oracle Friday...

Nashville Mayor John Cooper will tour what could be the site for tech giant Oracle, which is slated to invest $1. 2 billion in the city and bring 8,500 high-paying jobs, on Friday. Oracle is a computer technology company based in Austin, Texas. The compan...

 2021-04-23 11:45 

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15 people displaced after apartment fire in West Nashville...

Nashville Fire Department crews said 15 people and a dog are displaced after an apartment fire in West Nashville overnight Thursday. NFD says 11 adults, four children and a dog are without homes after the blaze in the 610 block of 41st Ave. North. Crews a...

 2021-04-23 11:40 

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Mt. Juliet Police stop stolen truck after woman signals she wants to escape...

Mt. Juliet Police leapt into action when a woman passenger in a stolen truck signaled to officers that she wanted to escape. It all happened Thursday evening when officers saw a passenger signaled that she wanted to get out of the truck. Police said they ...

 2021-04-23 11:15 

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I-40 East back open near Lebanon...

I-40 East has one lane open after a wreck closed the interstate down just past Sparta Pike near Lebanon. The wreck was reported around 5:55 a. m. First responders found multiple vehicles involved in the wreck. East bound traffic is affected with all but o...

 2021-04-23 11:12 

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Clarksville Police: Applemill Court standoff comes to an end...

At around 8:20 a. m. Thursday morning Clarksville Police were made aware of a barricaded person on the 2700 block of Applemill Court. Because of the standoff Cider Drive was closed between Granny White Road and Gala Lane. The situation was at one residenc...

 2021-04-23 08:23 

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Missing woman from Jonesboro could be in Nashville...

The Jonesboro Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a missing 23 year old woman. Allison Nicole Everetts was last seen in Jonesboro TN on March 29, 2021. She was seen with a white male in a grey Chevrolet Tahoe. Allison's fa...

 2021-04-23 02:31 

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Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee grants new puppy to 8-year-old girl with heart condition...

The Make-A-Wish Foundation gave a very special 8-year-old girl a new puppy on Thursday. Olivia was born with a heart condition and spent most of her childhood getting treatments. Her original wish was to go to Disney World. Unfortunately, the coronavirus ...

 2021-04-23 02:21 

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Pastors, lawmakers, activists work on implementing reformative justice...

In the fight for equality tonight, is it possible to reduce the number of people in our overcrowded prisons while still keeping our communities safe? That's the drive behind the growing movement known as restorative justice. Bipartisan lawmakers, past...

 2021-04-23 02:18 

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Kentucky governor warns of 4th pandemic wave if vaccinations, safety protocols slow...

The governor of Kentucky is warning of a potential 4th wave of COVID-19. Governor Andy Beshear said in an April 19 press conference that cases are appearing in younger people more often than the older population, since that age group is now more likely to...

 2021-04-23 01:26 

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Mt. Juliet police seeking suspect in red Chevrolet who pointed gun at drivers on I-40...

Mt. Juliet police are searching for a suspect accused of pointing a gun at drivers on I-40 Thursday night. Police said the incident happened on I-40 East near Mile Marker 229. The suspect is described as a Black male driving a red Chevrolet Impala. He was...

 2021-04-23 01:04 

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18-year-old killed in two-car accident in Hermitage: Metro Police...

A two-vehicle crash on Thursday afternoon in Hermitage has claimed the life of an 18-year-old. According to Metro Police, a Nissan Versa was traveling southbound on Andrew Jackson Parkway at Tyler Drive at a high rate of speed. The Nissan was in the cente...

 2021-04-23 00:20 

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Nashville Mayor Cooper expected to give State of Metro address next week...

Nashville Mayor John Cooper is expected to give his State of Metro address next Thursday, April 29. The mayor's office says Cooper willspeak to Nashvillians and to Metro Council about his "vision for a city that works for everyone as Nashville reb...

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