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 2021-04-22 23:29 

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'We're meant to save it': Tennessee theatre group finds secret stage dating back to 1868...

A Tennessee theatre group looking for a new home stumbled upon the surprise of a lifetime. Tammy Pierchoski is no stranger to the stage. Serving as an advocate for the arts in Middle Tennessee at STAAR Theatre, she's a natural storyteller. Perhaps her...

 2021-04-22 21:58 

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Lebanon boutique owner says city work causing flooding and sewage in her business...

A Lebanon small business owner says city waterline and drainage work has resulted in the flooding of her business and raw sewage sprayed on their walls. She says it took a frustrated Facebook live to finally get the attention of city leaders, after reachi...

 2021-04-22 21:32 

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55-year-old Nashville woman dies after I-65 crash in Brentwood, son facing charges...

A 55-year-old woman who was critically injured in a crash last Thursday night on Interstate 65 near the Old Hickory Boulevard exit has died. Her son, who was driving the car at the time, is now facing two separate charges. According to MNPD, 32-year-old J...

 2021-04-22 21:00 

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McDonald's hiring more than 3,000 employees in Nashville, surrounding areas this summer...

In preparation of welcoming back customers safely this summer, McDonald's is looking to hire more than 3,000 employees across Nashville and surrounding areas. Between April 20-30, job seekers have the chance to apply and interview to become a part of ...

 2021-04-22 19:33 

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Sen. Hagerty on hate crime bill: Anti-Asian sentiment is 'abhorrent' and 'unacceptable'...

The U. S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, a problem that's been on the rise since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation is meant to speed up the process of reviewing...

 2021-04-22 18:53 

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John Overton High School on lockdown after 2 students injured in incident...

Two students are injured and John Overton High School is on lockdown Thursday afternoonMetro Nashville Public Schools said the students were involved and injured in an "incident" and did not elaborate. Both students are receiving medical attention...

 2021-04-22 18:45 

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Tennessee's first Black senator, Thelma Harper, has passed away...

Tennessee's first Black senator has passed away. The daughter of Senator Thelma Harper confirmed to members of the Tennessee legislature that Sen. Harper died Thursday morning. Sen. Harper, who left office in 2018, was the longest serving member of th...

 2021-04-22 18:06 

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Middle Tennessee schools begin releasing graduation schedules...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Schools in Middle Tennessee are gearing up for graduation season and releasing their graduation schedules....

 2021-04-22 17:51 

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Freshman arrested for making threats to 'shoot up' Nashville high school...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) reports a teen has been arrested for sending threatening emails to the staff of a local high school. Police say the teen, who is a freshman, sent email threats to two staff members of Hillsbo...

 2021-04-22 17:23 

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Tennessee woman competing on Best Baker in America on Food Network...

A Tennessee woman is testing out her baking skills on a Food Network show and hopes to be crowned the "Best Baker in America. " Caitlyn Cox, who now lives in near Knoxville with her husband, is competing onthe upcoming season of Best Baker in Amer...

 2021-04-22 17:22 

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'Persistent Problem' in Nashville: 230 guns stolen from vehicles so far in 2021...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) reports another 11 guns are in the hands of thieves from car burglaries, marking 230 stolen from vehicles so far this year. The department reports the issue of guns stolen from vehicles is a ...

 2021-04-22 16:57 

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Registered Tennessee sex offender found guilty of sex crimes involving children...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --A former criminal defense attorney has been found guilty of sex crimes involving children. The U. S. Department of Homeland Security reports an undercover investigation into 64-year-old Kent Lowery Booher of Harriman, Tennessee found th...

 2021-04-22 16:34 

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Shootout in Nashville hotel room leaves teen dead, 36-year-old injured...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Metro Nashville Police Department reports an altercation in a Nashville hotel room led to two men shooting each other, one of them fatally. Police say the altercation took place Wednesday night inside a room at the Rodeway Inn locat...

 2021-04-22 16:07 

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Five-story mural of Rep. John Lewis to be painted on downtown Nashville building...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A downtown Nashville mural of Representative John Lewis will be created to honor the life of the longtime congressman and civil rights activist. The Metro Minority Caucus and community partners have teamed up to commission a five-story ...

 2021-04-22 15:51 

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Former Tennessee school bookkeeper indicted for theft of school funds...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A former Tennessee school bookkeeper has been indicted for stealing over $6,000 in school funds. The Tennessee Comptroller's Office reports Angela Osborne, former bookkeeper at the Highland Rim School in Fayetteville was investigate...

 2021-04-22 15:32 

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Nashville research company starting child COVID-19 vaccine trial early, seeks volunteers...

A Nashville research company is beginning a children's COVID-19 vaccine trial early and is looking for volunteers aged 12-17 . Clinical Research Associates (CRA) will begin the first child vaccine trial early beginning on May 3. They're looking fo...

 2021-04-22 15:25 

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Plans announced for 400 homes being built in new Spring Hill development near I-65...

Plans have been announced to build 400 homes in a massive new mixed-use development in Spring Hill with a new exit off I-65. "June Lake Boulevard" will be just off of Exit 56 and connects Buckner Lane to Lewisburg Pike. June Lake, a 775-acre mixed...

 2021-04-22 14:58 

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Nashville leaders push for May goal of 50% of residents to be vaccinated against COVID-19...

The chair of the Nashville Coronavirus Task Force stated on Thursday "If you really want to move on from all of this... get the vaccine. " Dr. Alex Jahangir says the COVID-19 metrics have been stable over the last 4 to 8 weeks and updated Nashvill...

 2021-04-22 14:11 

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President Biden approves Tennessee disaster declaration after winter storms...

President Biden declared Wednesday the impact from the winter storms in February caused a major disaster in Tennessee. Federal funding will now be available to the state and eligible local governments. Some nonprofit organizations will be able eligible as...

 2021-04-22 13:39 

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Nashville to demolish 400th flood prone home...

An effort to restore flood prone properties in the Metro is underway with the 400th demolition of a flood prone home purchased. That home will be demolished on Thursday as part of Metro Water Services' Hazard Mitigation Home Buyout Program. The goal i...

 2021-04-22 12:00 

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Tennessee House passes bill banning government from requiring COVID-19 vaccine...

The Tennessee House passed a bill preventing any local or state government from requiring citizens get the COVID-19 vaccine. House lawmakers passed HB0013/SB0187 on first consideration on Wednesday. It's sponsored by Rep. Bud Hulsey (R-Kingsport) and ...

 2021-04-22 11:38 

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Thursday marks three years since deadly Waffle House shooting...

It's been three years since one of the darkest moments in Nashville's history, when a gunman claimed the lives of four people at a Waffle House in Antioch on Murfreesboro Pike: Akilah DaSilva, De'Ebony Groves, Taurean Sanderlin, and Joe Perez....

 2021-04-22 11:18 

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 2021-04-22 09:05 

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One dead after shooting on Clarksville Pike in North Nashville...

One person is dead after a shooting on Clarksville Pike in North Nashville. Police received a call that a shooting had occurred around 9 p. m. on the 3800 block of Clarksville Pike on Wenseday. FOX 17 News is on the scene and has confirmed that one person...

 2021-04-22 07:57 

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Grenade found at construction site in Spring Hill...

Spring Hill Police say a grenade was found at a construction site on Wednesday. Around 1:20 p. m. officers responded to a call from the 200 block of Sercy Drive where construction is underway. A grenade was found lying on the ground at the site. After arr...

 2021-04-22 06:49 

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Davidson County vaccination rates vary by district...

A vaccination vs. cases map shows the ratio of fully vaccinated residents to all time cases in each Davidson County District. Towards the bottom right is District 32 shaded in dark red. This indicates more cases than vaccinations. District 32 Councilwoman...

 2021-04-22 02:37 

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Local pastors call plan to cut TN unemployment benefits 'mean-spirited' and 'deplorable'...

Local church leaders are speaking out against an effort to cut Tennessee's unemployment benefits in half. A proposed bill would lower the number of weeks someone can receive benefits from 26 to 12. RELATED: Tennessee lawmakers considering bill that wo...

 2021-04-22 02:19 

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DA: No charges against officer in deadly Knoxville school shooting...

The Knox County district attorney has announced that the police officer who shot and killed a student in a Tennessee high school will not face criminal charges. District Attorney General Charme Allen said Wednesday that she determined Knoxville police Off...

 2021-04-22 01:28 

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One person dead, another injured in shooting on Murfreesboro Pike in South Nashville...

One person is dead and another is injured following a shooting Wednesday night in South Nashville. The incident was reported around 8:20 p. m. in the 800 block of Murfreesboro Pike. A preliminary report from the Metro Nashville Police Department says an a...

 2021-04-22 01:24 

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Gary the Guardrail: Clarksville residents create Facebook page, petition for intersection...

A guardrail north of Clarksville is gaining public notoriety. Clarksville residents named the guardrail at the corner of Trenton Road and Tylertown Road "Gary the Guardrail. " Gary's fans said trucks get stuck on Gary frequently. One fan even ...

 2021-04-22 00:25 

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Country musician gives award to sheriff's office same day he's served protection order...

FOX 17 News has an update to a story we brought you last month on country music artist Ryan Upchurch donating his first gold record to the Cheatham County Sheriff's Office. Now, court records show that very same day, Upchurch was served with an order ...

 2021-04-22 00:08 

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Detectives still working to ID man found dead in Sevenmile Creek after Nashville flood...

Metro Police detectives are asking for the community's help in identifying a man who was found dead earlier this month in Sevenmile Creek. They've released a photo of his chest tattoo in an attempt to ID him. Police have said from the start they b...

 2021-04-21 22:05 

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Nashville police: Mother in custody for toddler's drug-related death in July 2020...

A 24-year-old woman surrendered to police on Wednesday after a grand jury indicted her for a first-degree murder charge in her daughter's drug-related death last summer. The Metro Nashville Police Department says three-year-old Paris Clark-Wilcox was ...

 2021-04-21 20:39 

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TSU to hold Spring Commencement at Hale Stadium on main campus...

Tennessee State University is planning on holding its 2021 Spring Commencement at Hale Stadium on the main campus. The graduate ceremony will take place Friday, April 30, at 4 p. m. and the undergraduate ceremony is slated for Saturday, May 1, at 8 a. m. ...

 2021-04-21 20:16 

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Reward fund from Christmas Day bombing awarded to TN State Troopers Association, Metro PD...

Funds raised for a reward in the Christmas Day bombing have been awarded to help out state and local law enforcement agencies, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp announced Wednesday. The $34,500 reward will be split between the Tennessee State Troop...

 2021-04-21 20:10 

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Tennessee woman sentenced for sexual assault of her young child, family dog...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A Tennessee woman has been sentenced to 235 months in prison for making a video showing the sexual assault of an animal and transporting child sexual exploitation materials involving a 4-year-old child. The U. S. Department of Homeland ...

 2021-04-21 19:55 

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7th annual Nashville Hammer Down 5K announces in-person race in May...

The 7th annual JE Dunn Hammer Down Race benefitting the nonprofit "Our Kids" will be returning to Nashville next month as an in-person race. The fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 15. The race begins at 7:30 a. m. at JE Dunn, 29 Hermitage...

 2021-04-21 19:27 

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LeVar Burton will host Jeopardy! after petition garners 246,000 signatures...

It's official: Reading Rainbow hostLeVar Burton will guest host Jeopardy! The game show made the announcement on Wednesday. This comes after the longtime "Reading Rainbow" expressed interest in guest hosting on the show and a petition that gar...

 2021-04-21 18:40 

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Gallatin veteran gets new, free roof...

A U. S. Navy veteran in Gallatin received a new, free roof on Wednesday. Willie Brown III was gifted the roof and installation from theOwens Corning Roof Deployment Project. It's made possible through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The Owens...

 2021-04-21 18:14 

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18-year-old employee shot in Home Depot parking lot, Nashville police investigating...

Metro Police are investigating the shooting of an 18-year-old employee in the parking lot of Home Depot along Powell Ave. in Nashville. Police said the shooting is apparently targeted. The 18-year-old was shot while getting off work from Home Depot at abo...

 2021-04-21 18:13 

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Clarksville Police share updated photo in search for missing 47-year-old man...

The Clarksville Police Department on Wednesday shared an updated photo in their search for a missing 47-year-old man. Christopher Stewart has not been heard from since April 10 at around 11 p. m. when he walking in the 500 block of Riverside Drive. He was...

 2021-04-21 18:08 

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Loretta Lynn's career honored with Middle Tennessee mural...

Country music icon Loretta Lynn is being honored with a mural that showcases her 60+ year career in the business. It can be found onLoretta Lynn's Ranch in Humphreys County. It's 60 feet long and guests are invited to come out and get their pictur...

 2021-04-21 17:42 

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FBI Nashville number spoofed by criminals pretending to be federal agents...

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says its Nashville Resident Agency's phone number is being spoofed by criminals pretending to be federal agents. The agency's phone number is 615-232-7500. According to the FBI, they do not call or email people ...

 2021-04-21 17:31 

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PHOTOS: These are Tennessee's 20 most expensive homes for sale...

Browse photos of some of the most luxurious homes on the market in Tennessee and the top 10 priciest in the Volunteer State. 1)$15,950,000: "Exquisite Greek Revival home"1711 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, Tennessee 37069This home comes in at number ...

 2021-04-21 17:29 

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ATF offers reward for information after incendiary device starts Wilson County house fire...

The ATF and the Wilson County Sheriff's Office are offering a reward for information following a house fire. Investigators say a fire started at a Wilson County home on April 6 following the placement of an incendiary device. Details of the blaze are ...

 2021-04-21 17:00 

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Largest county jail health care company in the country relocating to Tennessee...

The largest county jail health care provider in the U. S. is relocating its headquarters to Tennessee. Advanced Correctional Healthcare is shifting their operations to Franklin and planning to open its new headquarters on Cool Springs Blvd. As part of the...

 2021-04-21 16:19 

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Public art display in Nashville promotes social justice...

A large-scale public artwork composed of giant sheets of jute sacks will be on display at Fisk University through May 31 as part of an initiative to promote social justice. Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama's display includes the sacks used in Ghana in W...

 2021-04-21 16:09 

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Search underway for missing woman with medical condition out of Humphreys County...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is helping the Humphreys County Sheriff's Office spread the word about a missing 27-year-old woman. Janie Malady, 27, has a known medical condition and was last spotted on April 10 in Waverly wearing a leopard pri...

 2021-04-21 15:53 

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Black Tennessee entrepreneurs can apply now for pitch competition to win grants...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Tennessee black entrepreneurs have until noon tomorrow (April 22) to apply for a pitch competition in which six finalists will be selected to receive grants for their ideas. The Nashville Entrepreneur Center has partnered with Cummins I...

 2021-04-21 15:45 

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TBI investigating possible Memphis officer-involved shooting stemming from traffic stop...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into a possible officer-involved shooting in Memphis. At the request of the District Attorney General in the area, TBI special agents responded to the possible officer-involved shooting Tuesday night. Accor...

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