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 2021-04-19 17:39 

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Nashville police setting up DUI checkpoint Friday night...

The Metro Nashville Police Department is setting up a DUI checkpoint on Friday. It's happening along Lebanon Pike in Hermitage late Friday night through early Saturday morning. Police said it's all part of the effort to enhancetraffic safety. The ...

 2021-04-19 16:50 

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40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes donated to Middle Tennessee hunger relief agencies...

The society of St. Andrew's Tennessee Gleaning Network is making a difference. They partnered Alameda Christian Church to donate 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes to people in need. The "crop drop" event took place at Alameda Christian Church Sa...

 2021-04-19 16:16 

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Tennessee Aquarium exhibits highlight impact of road litter, microplastics on waterways...

(Editor's note: This story was submitted by Casey Phillips of the Tennessee Aquarium). A pair of new exhibits at the Tennessee Aquarium show how microplastics can negatively affect the health of the ocean as well as rivers, lakes and streams. Now open...

 2021-04-19 16:00 

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Police searching for damaged truck after Clarksville hit-and-run crash...

Clarksville Police are on the lookout for a damaged truck involved in a hit-and-run crash Sunday night. Officers are searching for a 90's model, gray Ford F-150, 2-door with an extended cab and bed cover that has damage to the back of the passenger si...

 2021-04-19 15:59 

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Nashville, Clarksville among most expensive cities for gas, Knoxville among lowest...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Nashville and Clarksville are among the two most expensive Tennessee cities for gas according to AAA. The motor club federation states Tennessee gas prices have continued to rise over the last week, rising by two cents for an average of...

 2021-04-19 15:41 

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Tennessee bill seeks to promote abstinence, prohibit contraception distribution at schools...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A bill in the Tennessee senate would prohibit family life curriculums in Tennessee which distribute contraception at public schools and focus on promoting abstinence. SB1392/HB0577 is sponsored by state Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullaho...

 2021-04-19 15:13 

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Tennessee mom, child killed in apparent road rage crash in Louisiana...

A Tennessee mom and young child were among three people killed in an apparent road rage crash in Louisiana over the weekend. Raish-Nia Wright and 11-year-old Dezerra Wright of Tennessee were both killed in the crash on LA 18 near LA 541 in Jefferson Paris...

 2021-04-19 14:58 

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Tennessee resolution honors conservative voice Candace Owens on moving to state...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A resolution filed in the Tennessee General Assembly looks to honor conservative commentator Candace Owens on relocating to the state. HJR350 is sponsored by State Representative William Lamberth (R-Portland-D44). A vocal supporter of f...

 2021-04-19 14:58 

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Middle Tennessee mom arrested in 2-month-old baby's death after head injury...

A Middle Tennessee mother has been charged in the death of her 2-month-old baby who died after suffering a head injury. Whitney Brown, 19, is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse. Clarksville Police said it all started back on Jan. ...

 2021-04-19 14:37 

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Police arrest Hendersonville man, 2 teens on attempted murder charges tied to carjacking...

A man and two teens now face attempted first degree murder and carjacking charges after a carjacking in Hendersonville on Sunday. Shortly after 4:30 Sunday night, Hendersonville Police rushed to Lock 3 Access Rd. for reports of a shooting. Investigators s...

 2021-04-19 13:35 

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New transgender bathroom bill up for full votes in Tennessee House, Senate...

A new transgender bathroom bill is up for full votes in the Tennessee Senate and House on Monday. The "Tennessee Accommodations for All Children Act," or HB1233/SB1367sponsored by Rep. Jason Zachary (R-Knoxville) and Sen. Mike Bell (R-Riceville) c...

 2021-04-19 13:10 

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Man accused of hitting 3-month-old baby in the head, assaulting his mother in Nashville...

A man is facing charges after an affidavit says he struck a 3-month-old on the head while assaulting the baby's mother inside a South Nashville apartment on Sunday. Arbra Sims III is charged with child abuse and domestic aggravated assault-strangulati...

 2021-04-19 12:46 

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Truck damage prompts Tennessee driver to return to scene, realized he hit person...

A Middle Tennessee man arrived home and noticed damage to his pickup truck, prompting him to return to a scene and find the person who he hit. Tennessee Highway Patrol said a 30-year-old driver, from Springfield, was traveling south on Cross Plains Road i...

 2021-04-19 12:31 

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East Nashville woman to compete on Jeopardy! this Friday: Here's how to watch...

Viewers can tune in Friday to watch an East Nashville woman compete on Jeopardy! Kimberly Stunkel is taking her talents to TV on April 23. The episode is hosted by Anderson Cooper. Stunkel posted on Facebook that being a part of Jeopardy! was on her bucke...

 2021-04-19 11:39 

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32-year-old man killed in 3-vehicle crash in Hermitage...

A 32-year-old man was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Hermitage Sunday afternoon. It happened around 1:30 p. m. at the intersection of Belle and Pleasant Hill roads, Metro Police said. Police said the victim, also from Heritage, was driving an SUV when...

 2021-04-19 11:18 

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One killed in crash on I-24 WB in Antioch...

One person is dead in a Monday morning crash on Interstate 24 westbound in the Antioch area Monday morning. It's happening near the Hickory Hollow Exit. The crash has got at least one lane on I-24WB and the right shoulder blocked. Emergency crews on t...

 2021-04-19 09:38 

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Fisk University gets $500K grant for art gallery...

Fisk University has received a $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help make the school's art more accessible to students and the community. The two-year grant includes funding for a registrar and collection manager, as well as gall...

 2021-04-19 03:07 

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Questions surrounding Nashville property tax after election commission meeting...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Petitioners calling for a cap on Nashville property taxes say they're frustrated. Saturday, the Davidson County election commission said it could not yet decide whether to hold a special election. This comes after a petition sought...

 2021-04-19 02:44 

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Country music's cream of the crop in Nashville for ACM awards...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tonight's star-studded Academy of Country Music Awards show took place at several iconic Nashville locations, including the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe. The event is being hosted by Keith Urban and Mi...

 2021-04-19 01:34 

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Police chief urging for help from community to lower violent crime...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake is calling for the community to come together to help curb violent crime. Three people died in Nashville from Friday to Saturday from either gun or knife violence. Chief Drake spoke to dozens of ...

 2021-04-18 17:27 

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Body recovery underway in Cumberland River...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A body is floating down the Cumberland River. Crews with the Nashville Fire Department are working to recover a body from the Cumberland River Sunday morning. The body was spotted at the Riverfront shortly before 11:30 a. m. by members...

 2021-04-18 17:07 

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Prosecutor explains why convicted felon arrested in Kroger stabbing wasn't in jail...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- FOX 17 News is learning new details about how a man convicted of killing someone spent just two years in jail before being suspected in a new stabbing this week. Police say Fesnando Santos stabbed and injured a man at an East Nashville...

 2021-04-17 18:36 

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Suspect sought in deadly midtown shooting overnight...

The suspect in a deadly shooting overnight in midtown is sought by police. A 26-year-old man identified as Christopher Hill, of Nashville, died after being shot in the 1500 block of Demonbreun Street at around 2:15 a. m. Saturday, according to Metro Nashv...

 2021-04-17 17:25 

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Girlfriend killed in apparent murder-suicide in Antioch...

Metro Nashville police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Antioch. A welfare check is made by police to an apartment on the 2900 block of Baby Ruth Lane just before 3 p. m. Friday after 35-year-old Camara Harris did not show up for a family g...

 2021-04-17 01:40 

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Nashvillians, business owners confused about mayor's 34% property tax recall...

Nashville residents and business owners have several questions about how Mayor John Cooper's property tax rollback will impact them. The owner of Peg Leg Porker, a restaurant in The Gulch, has been outspoken about the 34% property tax increase from th...

 2021-04-17 00:08 

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TDOT: I-65 at Wedgewood Avenue exit to close through the weekend for bridge repairs...

All lanes of Interstate 65 South at Wedgewood Avenue will be closed through Monday morning while TDOT crews make bridge repairs. The closure begins at 8 p. m. Friday and will last until 5 a. m. Monday. Closures and detours. Southbound traffic on I-65 will...

 2021-04-16 22:00 

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Council members, community groups call Nashville mayor's property tax message misleading...

Mayor John Cooper announced he's planning to roll back the 34% property tax hike because of "good stewardship" of metro funds and new property appraisals. After his announcement, multiple council members and community groups expressed outrage,...

 2021-04-16 21:37 

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Kentucky man airlifted to Nashville hospital after lawn mower, pickup truck collision...

A 76-year-old Kentucky man was airlifted to a Nashville hospital on Friday morning after a collision involving a lawn mower and a pickup truck. The accident was reported around 11 a. m. on KY-301 in Graves County. According to Kentucky State Police, Norma...

 2021-04-16 21:21 

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Metro Police: One person in custody after stabbing near Music City Center...

Metro Police are investigating a deadly stabbing that happened Friday afternoon near the Music City Center. The stabbing was reported around 2:53 p. m. in the 400 block of 6th Avenue South. Police tell FOX 17 News a preliminary investigation believes both...

 2021-04-16 21:10 

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Teens arrested after leading Nashville police on pursuit into Kentucky in stolen car...

Two teens were arrested Friday morning after Metro Police say they led officers on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle along I-65 into Kentucky. Anthony Stevenson andDeontay Staten are both facing vehicle theft and evading arrest charges. According to MNPD, det...

 2021-04-16 20:53 

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Franklin Police seeking whereabouts of convicted felon wanted for new crimes...

Police in Franklin are asking for the public's help in locating a convicted felon who is out on bond. Franklin Police said29-year-old Rantoyrea Ezell, of Nashville, is wanted forshoplifting, drug possession, and possession of burglary tools. Rantoyrea...

 2021-04-16 19:51 

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Gov. Bill Lee signs 'Evelyn's Law' following unanimous passage in TN House and Senate...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WCYB) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed "Evelyn's Law" on Friday following unanimous approval by the state House and Senate. The bill, sponsored by Rep. John Crawford and Sen. Jon Lundberg, would increase penalties for p...

 2021-04-16 19:44 

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Chattanooga honors longest-living WWII Medal of Honor recipient at funeral...

The legacy of Charles H. Coolidge, the longest-living World War II Medal of Honor recipient, has been on the minds of Chattanoogans since he passed away at age 99 last week. Crowds of East Tennesseans lined the street to get a glimpse of Coolidge's fu...

 2021-04-16 19:28 

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First St. to close between College and Main in Clarksville for at least 1 year...

First Street will close between College and Main in Clarksville for at least one year. This comes as construction continues for the Multi-Purpose Events Center being built by Montgomery County. Construction officials say the First St. closure is essential...

 2021-04-16 19:01 

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Tennessee soldier who defied Nazis nominated for Congressional medal...

The entire Tennessee delegation is hoping to get the federal government to honor a Tennessee soldier who is credited with saving the lives of more than 200 Jewish Americans during World War II. Members introduced legislation to posthumously award the Cong...

 2021-04-16 18:38 

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Travel back in time: Tennessee Renaissance Festival slated for May...

Want to travel back in time? Take a journey back to a 16th century English village at Tennessee's 35th Renaissance Festival starting on Saturday, May 8. The event on the grounds of Castle Gwynn in Arrington features jousting, a pirate show, birds of p...

 2021-04-16 17:23 

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Union, automakers headed for fight over battery plant wages...

The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what had been a festering conflict into the spotlight. The union, in a statement reacting to GM's announcement Friday t...

 2021-04-16 17:15 

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Tennessee man reels in nearly 30-year-old sturgeon...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --A Tennessee man reeled in a huge 30-year-old sturgeon while fishing from an East Tennessee bridge. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) shared a photo of Christopher Begley with the over five-foot long sturgeon. TWRA says Begl...

 2021-04-16 17:10 

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to sign bill letting students opt out of LGBTQ material...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee plans to sign a bill requiring school districts to alert parents of any instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity and let them opt their student out. Casey Black, a spokesperson for the Republican, said Thursday the gove...

 2021-04-16 16:17 

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Co-founder of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band moves to Middle Tennessee after 50 years of visiting...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The co-founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt is making Middle Tennessee his new home. John McEuen has moved to Franklin to continue his music career spanning over six decades. McEuen says he's been coming to Nashville for mo...

 2021-04-16 15:36 

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Masks required, limit on guests per grad: Metro issues COVID restrictions for graduations...

Metro Health on Friday announced COVID-19 protocols to mitigate the spread of the virus at high school graduation ceremonies. Graduates and guests will be required to wear a mask at all times except for the speakers, who should be a minimum of 15 feet fro...

 2021-04-16 14:57 

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$5,000 Reward: Feds seeking persons responsible for Middle Tennessee gun store robbery...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a gun store burglary. ATF is seeking information on the robbery of the...

 2021-04-16 14:42 

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47-year-old motorcyclist killed in Montgomery County crash...

Clarksville Police said a motorcyclist involved in a crash has died, Joseph Dunn, 47, died from injuries sustained in the crash onWilma Rudolph Blvd. near Dunbar Cave Road. Police said the crash involved a vehicle and motorcycle. Both drivers were transpo...

 2021-04-16 14:22 

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GM, LG invest $2.3 billion to build Spring Hill manufacturing plant, creating 1,300 jobs...

General Motors and LG Energy Solution will invest more than $2. 3 billion to build its second battery cell manufacturing plant in the United States. The new Spring Hill location will create 1,300 new manufacturing jobs in Maury County. Ultium Cells will b...

 2021-04-16 13:19 

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2 dead, 2 critical after high levels of carbon monoxide found in Nashville home...

Two people are dead and two people are in critical condition after crews responded to a home found to have high levels of carbon monoxide Friday morning, the Nashville Fire Department tells FOX 17 News. Crews rushed to a residence in the 2710 block of Dic...

 2021-04-16 12:32 

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GM expected to announce Tennessee battery plant on Friday...

General Motors is expected to announce Friday that one of its joint ventures will build a second U. S. electric vehicle battery factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The Detroit automaker has scheduled a news conference Friday morning in Nashville with CEO M...

 2021-04-16 11:44 

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Nashville Mayor: Property tax to be cut 'significantly' to where it was 2 years ago...

Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced Friday that property tax will be "will be cut back significantly" - roughly in line to where it was two years ago. Nashville's 34% property tax increase in 2020 was a source of debate and led to a petition...

 2021-04-16 11:33 

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Red Cross helping flood victims organize long-term recovery after March storms...

The American Red Cross says its working with organizations to help families in their long-term recovery efforts in March floods that left at least seven people dead and hundreds of homes destroyed. Volunteers helped damage assessments and found that480 bu...

 2021-04-16 09:19 

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Clarksville Police Investigating Crash on Wilma Rudolph Blvd....

Clarksville Police are investigating after a crash left two people with inquires on Thursday night. First responders received a call that there was a crash on Wilma Rudolph Blvd. near Dunbar Cave Road around 11:20 p. m. on Thursday night. First responders...

 2021-04-16 01:16 

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Sumner Co. parents say students can't access Zoom classes after refusing in-person testing...

Parents in Sumner County said they feel their students are being unfairly penalized for not taking the TCAP. Kenneth Hinson has a third-grade daughter in the district. He said she's been part of the Sumner Virtual Academy all year, which is the virtua...

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