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 2021-04-21 15:44 

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New transgender bathroom bill passes both Tennessee House, Senate...

A new transgender bathroom bill passed the Tennessee Senate 21-7 on Monday. The bill now goes to Gov. Bill Lee's desk. The "Tennessee Accommodations for All Children Act," or HB1233/SB1367 sponsored by Rep. Jason Zachary (R-Knoxville) and Sen....

 2021-04-21 15:14 

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Tennessee Senate passes bill requiring aborted fetuses be cremated or buried, goes to Lee...

A Tennessee bill that would require aborted fetuses to be buried or cremated has passed both the House and Senate and is headed to Gov. Bill Lee's desk. The SenateSB828/HB1181 on Wednesday with a vote of 27 to 6. It previously passed the house. "T...

 2021-04-21 14:57 

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'TN will always love you': Tennessee Governor signs resolution honoring Dolly Parton...

"TN will always love you. " That's the message Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is sending to country queen Dolly Parton. Governor Lee signed a resolution Wednesday morning recognizing the Tennessee treasure for her contributions to children's ...

 2021-04-21 14:56 

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Nashville Bombing: Justice department approves $1.3 million for response...

More than $1. 3 million in emergency funds has been awarded for critical law enforcement needs in the aftermath of the Christmas Day bombing in Nashville. The Department of Justice approved the funds on Wednesday, prompting a massive emergency crew respon...

 2021-04-21 14:35 

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University of Tennessee system won't require student COVID-19 shots...

The University of Tennessee system will not require its students to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The university's board approved a rule Tuesday that does not include COVID-19 and flu shots among the student inoculations required at the univ...

 2021-04-21 14:29 

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Tennessee bill creating harsher penalties for minors accused of rape goes to Gov.'s desk...

The Tennessee House and Senate have both passed a a bill that would create harsher penalties for minors who commit rape. Senators pushed the measure forward Wednesday morning. Monday night, the House passed HB 0323, which would give judges the authority t...

 2021-04-21 14:22 

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Ex-Jack Daniel's distiller to make new whiskey in Tennessee...

The former top distiller at Jack Daniel's announced on Tuesday that he and several partners are opening a new whiskey distillery near the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Company Distilling will first open a 4,000-square-foot (3,712-square-meter) t...

 2021-04-21 14:03 

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Tennessee offers $10K in incentives for hiring, retaining correctional officers...

The Tennessee Department of Correction is offering $10,000 in incentives in an effort to attract and retain correctional officers. Beginning Tuesday,all newly hired correctional officer applicants will receive a $5,000 sign-on bonus, payable over an 18-mo...

 2021-04-21 13:20 

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15 kayakers, 3 dogs rescued from Percy Priest Lake after becoming stranded amid weather...

The Nashville Fire Department said more than a dozen kayakers and a few pets were rescued on Percy Priest Lake Tuesday night who were stranded amid weather issues. Crews responded to Luau Island around 9 p. m. to find the stranded kayakers. NFD reports th...

 2021-04-21 12:08 

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Skip the line at the post office with new app in Nashville that handles shopping returns...

A new app in Nashville is aiming to make returning purchases easier by picking up, processing and sending back shopping returns. ReturnQueen officially launched in Music City on Tuesday, joining other cities like Charlotte, N. C. and New York. According t...

 2021-04-21 10:26 

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I-40 West closed in Dickson County due to cargo fire...

I-40 West is shut down at Exit 182 due to a cargo fire. It was reported at around 12:20 a. m. early Wednesday morning a crash in Dickson County turned into a cargo fire. The accident happened when an eastbound semi truck hit the guard rail and traveled in...

 2021-04-21 06:41 

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"Breaking Point": Nurses worry Nashville ICU bed shortage could be disastrous...

For more than a year, Tennessee has been tossed upside down, threatened with the very present danger of covid-19. Thousands sick and hospitals at capacity. "If we see another spike like we did las year, it's going to be disastrous to say the least...

 2021-04-21 03:06 

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Two professors at Tennessee Tech face possible disciplinary action for racist flyers...

Two Tennessee Tech University professors are facing possible disciplinary action after offensive flyers were posted. The flyers call nursing professor, Andrew Donadio, a racist. "Professor Donadio and Turning Point USA, you are on our list," Donad...

 2021-04-21 02:50 

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Sen. Blackburn proposes legislation that would require DNA testing of migrants at border...

The humanitarian crisis on the U. S. Mexico border continues to baffle politicians and border patrol agents alike. Though President Joe Biden stops short of calling it a crisis, the administration is not able to keep pace with the influx of people, many o...

 2021-04-21 02:33 

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Police in East Tenn. investigating after cat stabbed to death with screwdriver, paws bound...

WARNING: The photos posted by the animal shelter are graphic and may be disturbing to some. JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WZTV) - Law enforcement officers in East Tennessee are investigating after a cat was found stabbed to death with a screwdriver and its paws bo...

 2021-04-21 01:42 

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School in Williamson County asks TSSAA to change rules so online students can play sports...

The Williamson County School District will have two new schools next year dedicated to online students. Williamson County School Board members just approved WCS online, with one school for K- 8, and one for high school. Superintendent Jason Golden says th...

 2021-04-20 23:38 

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MNPD: 32-year-old Nashville man found shot to death off I-65 shoulder in Kentucky...

A 32-year-old Nashville man was found shot to death on Tuesday off the shoulder of Interstate 65 in Kentucky, according to Metro Police. Detectives saidPatrick Jamal Washington was reported missing Monday afternoon by his father, a few hours after Washing...

 2021-04-20 23:07 

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Nashville police chief hopeful for change among cops, community after Chauvin conviction...

Nashville's police chief joined many in speaking out after a jury found former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts in the death of George Floyd. Chief John Drake says he hopes Tuesday's verdict will "create mome...

 2021-04-20 21:54 

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Two people, including child, taken to hospital after school bus crash in Giles County: THP...

Two people, including a child, were taken to the hospital following a crash involving a school bus in Giles County on Tuesday afternoon. The accident was reported around 3:30 p. m. on Highway 31 towards Lewisburg. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol...

 2021-04-20 20:38 

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Rutherford County detective looking for leads after driver shoots into man's car on I-24...

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is looking for leads after they say a driver shot into a man's car Monday morning on I-24 near Smyrna. A Nashville man was driving in the lane closest to the median toward Nashville near mile marker 72 betwee...

 2021-04-20 19:31 

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Cookeville man accused of threatening judge, attorneys...

A Cookeville man is accused of threatening a judge and attorneys while behind bars. Tyler Dakota Matthews, a Sevier County inmate at the time,wrote letters to a Sevier County judge and an assistant public defender threatening to harm them, TBI said. Matth...

 2021-04-20 18:54 

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Maneet Chauhan wins Food Network competition, gives back to Nashville restaurants...

Maneet Chauhan won big on a Food Network competition Monday night and is now giving back to fellow restaurants in Nashville. Chauhan, who ownsChauhan Ale & Masala House, Chaatable, The Mockingbird and T nsu in Music City, is the latest chef to claim the b...

 2021-04-20 18:41 

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335 Tennessee drop off locations available for Prescription Drug Take Back Day...

The Drug Enforcement Administration is teaming up with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to hold Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. It's a free opportunity ...

 2021-04-20 18:13 

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Woman charged with murder following 2013 homicide in Hawkins County, police say...

A Kingsport woman has been charged with first degree murder following a 2013 homicide, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office. TBI agents and Hawkins County detectives investigated the death of Regil...

 2021-04-20 17:31 

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Franklin to unveil statue honoring U.S. Colored Troops at inaugural Juneteenth celebration...

A statue honoring U. S. Colored Troops will be unveiled at an inaugural Juneteenth event in Franklin. The statue was erected as part of the "Fuller Story Initiative" to honor African American soldiers and will be locatedin front of the Historic Co...

 2021-04-20 17:16 

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Golf event held in Nashville to help woman battling substance abuse...

The Nashville community gathered to help women battling substance abuse on Monday. It's part of the Next Door's 2021 Top Golf tournament. Thirty teams representing 17 corporate supporters joined in the effort. Former Titans players Daquan Jones an...

 2021-04-20 16:39 

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Supply, demand, blends, and competition: What's driving surging prices at the gas pump...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Prices at the pump continue to rise in Tennessee, Nashville and Clarksville among the two most expensive metros in the state. With an average cost of $2. 70 per gallon, FOX 17 News reached out to motor club federation AAA for an explana...

 2021-04-20 16:22 

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FBI agents arrest Cookeville man in connection to U.S. Capitol riot...

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a Cookeville man in connection to the U. S. Capitol riot. Michael Timbrook, 56, of Cookeville, faces charges related to the deadly U. S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6. Timbrook was placed under arrest Tuesday morning ...

 2021-04-20 15:28 

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Under this Tennessee bill, punishments increased against protesters in certain situations...

A Tennessee bill looks to increase punishments against protesters in the event certain actions are carried out. SB 0843 increases penalties for protesters blocking a highway from a Class B misdemeanor to a Class E felony and includes a mandatory $3,000 fi...

 2021-04-20 15:07 

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Nashville 4th of July: Brad Paisley concert on Broadway, largest fireworks show in history...

Country superstar Brad Paisley is slated to headline Nashville's 4th of July celebration on Lower Broadway in what's expected to be the city's first mayor 'post-pandemic event. ' "Let Freedom Sing! " will have the largest-ever ...

 2021-04-20 14:57 

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Bill pushes for harsher penalty for those convicted of killing officers, emergency workers...

A new piece of legislation in Tennessee aims to limit the punishment a jury can consider for a person convicted of first degree murder who killed an officer, emergency medical worker or firefighter while they were on the job....

 2021-04-20 14:34 

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Middle Tennessee teacher launches fundraiser for janitor who lost everything in floods...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A GoFundMe has been launched for a single mom who is now homeless after the recent flooding in Middle Tennessee. According to the fundraiser launched by a teacher with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), the teacher met Amber Pryor w...

 2021-04-20 13:04 

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Homicide investigation underway in Giles County...

A homicide investigation is underway in Giles County. The sheriff's office said it happened late on Monday in the Lynnville area. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Tennessee Highway Patrol are both assisting in the investigation. No other details ...

 2021-04-20 12:23 

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Concerts, comedy shows: Here's who's performing in Nashville in 2021...

Dozens of concerts and comedy acts are slated to perform in Nashville this year at Bridgestone Area, The Ryman and Ascend Amphitheater. As more and more people get the COVID-19 vaccine, more activities are starting again around the city and that includes ...

 2021-04-20 11:55 

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7 arrested after rally for release of bodycam video in Tennessee school shooting: Report...

Seven people were arrested during a Knox County commission meeting Monday night after a rally was held calling for the release of bodycam video in the shooting at Austin-East Magnet High school last week, multiple local media outlets report. WBIR reports ...

 2021-04-20 10:00 

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Beauty products manufacturer expanding Tennessee operations...

A company that makes beauty products and hand sanitizer used to ward off COVID-19 is planning to expand its operations in West Tennessee. The state Department of Economic and Community Development said Monday that Memphis Contract Packaging will invest $4...

 2021-04-20 02:39 

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Bill that would expand Black history curriculum in Tennessee schools gets pushed back...

A bill that would expand Black history curriculum in Tennessee public schools won't be moving forward this legislative session. In a recent committee meeting, lawmakers voted to push the bill to a summer study session. Bill sponsor Representative Yusu...

 2021-04-20 02:33 

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Emergency crews respond to water rescue in Cumberland River in downtown Nashville...

Emergency crews were called to the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville on Monday night for a water rescue. The Nashville Fire Department tells FOX 17 News two of their boats were launched into the river to assist the rescue. The Nashville Office of Eme...

 2021-04-20 01:58 

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House Republicans pass bill requiring aborted fetuses be cremated or buried in Tennessee...

A Tennessee bill that would require aborted fetuses to be buried or cremated passed the House on Monday night. House Republicans passed SB828/HB1181 on Monday with a 69-22 vote. It's now scheduled for the Senate vote on Wednesday. "The bill that w...

 2021-04-20 01:31 

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Questions remain unanswered on how TN plans to improve vaccine outreach in rural counties...

In the path forward, FOX 17 is continuing to press the state of Tennessee for answers about how they intend to improve vaccinations in rural counties. Statistics have shown our rural communities have the most hesitancy when it comes to getting the vaccine...

 2021-04-20 01:04 

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Winter's last blast: Sharp cold front expected in Middle Tennessee, southern KY this week...

The last blast of winter is expected to arrive in Middle Tennessee this week. A sharp cold front will come in late Tuesday night. Light rain showers are possible along the front. In addition, light snow showers/flurries could even mix in with the rain. Th...

 2021-04-20 00:28 

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TSU's multimillion dollar reimbursement not included in Gov. Lee's proposed budget...

State lawmakers recently admitted the state owed Tennessee State University millions of dollars after not giving the school money promised to fund its agricultural department. TSU is one of two agriculture universities in the state that—for decades&...

 2021-04-19 22:49 

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Man arrested for March crash that killed 3 men on I-40, police say he was intoxicated...

A man was discharged from the hospital on Friday and arrested for a March 11 crash on I-40 that left three people dead. Guillermo Montalvo-Lopez, also known as William Lopez-Cruz, is facing three counts of vehicular homicide by intoxication, felony drug p...

 2021-04-19 21:01 

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Tennessee man faces attempted murder, arson charges...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) arrested and charged a Carroll County man in connection to a house fire in Huntingdon. TBI agents, the Carroll County Fire Department and Carroll County Sheriff's Office started investigating the fire Monday...

 2021-04-19 19:57 

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Public charter school with spacious community classrooms to open in south Nashville...

Community leaders broke ground on southeast Nashville's newest K-8 public charter school Monday afternoon. Nashville Collegiate Prep on Bell Rd. comes with unique community classrooms that each have the space for six traditional-sized classrooms. The ...

 2021-04-19 18:56 

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Goo Goo Cluster shop undergoing $2M transformation, will soon offer boozy milkshakes...

Nashville's beloved Goo Goo Cluster shop is getting a massive $2 million makeover as it transforms into the "Goo Goo Chocolate Co. ," complete with boozy milkshakes, whiskey and wine pairings and interactive classes. Goo Goo Cluster is more th...

 2021-04-19 18:56 

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[ Nashville ]

Goo Goo Cluster shop undergoing $2M transformation, will soon offer boozy milkshakes...

Nashville's beloved Goo Goo Cluster shop is getting a massive $2 million makeover as it transforms into the "Goo Goo Chocolate Co. ," complete with boozy milkshakes, whiskey and wine pairings and interactive classes. Goo Goo Cluster is more th...

 2021-04-19 18:54 

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Franklin real estate agent accused of forging closing documents, pocketing money himself...

A Franklin real estate agent has been indicted on several charges. MichaelBurchyett, 42, of Franklin, is accused of using forged closing documents to trick a client from China into thinking they had bought a $495,000 Franklin home. Franklin Police investi...

 2021-04-19 18:23 

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CoreCivic to settle shareholders lawsuit for $56 million...

CoreCivic says it will pay $56 million to settle a lawsuit by shareholders who accused the private prison operator of inflating its stock prices by misrepresenting the quality and value of its services. The lawsuit was filed in 2016, when CoreCivic's ...

 2021-04-19 18:16 

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Fentanyl, heroin found after felon leads deputies on high-speed chase in Wilson County...

A convicted felon is back behind bars after authorities said he led deputies on a high-speed chase that ended with a crash and drugs found in Wilson County. Jeremy Sharif Bender, 33, of Mt. Juliet is charged withdriving under the influence, implied consen...

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