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Dispatchers unaware of AT&T 911 problems during outage Video included

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The night of March 8, AT&T customers in Nashville and across the country were unable to call 911 from their cell phones. The Channel 4 I-Team has learned that some dispatchers were unaware of the problem at the time.

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Controversial ministry purchases land in Dickson County Video included

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A controversial church at the center of a Channel 4 I-Team investigation has found a new home in Dickson County.

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Neighbors near quarry raise concerns about damage to homes Video included

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It’s a blast that can shake 40,000 tons of rock in a single second. But a company denies their explosions are damaging homes near an Antioch quarry. 

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I-Team explores connection between Judge Moreland and halfway houses Video included

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The Channel 4 I-Team has learned that a member of the Davidson County General Sessions Drug Court treatment team also runs eight halfway houses where judges send defendants for court-ordered treatment.

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Audit: Taxpayer money spent on travel, meals for non-Metro employees Video included

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Problems were found during an audit last year of credit cards used by Judge Casey Moreland and his staff.

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Jail records raise questions of influence in Moreland’s court Video included

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Jail recordings and a sheriff’s department investigative file raise questions about claims of a court deputy using his influence on Judge Casey Moreland.

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Thousands more tax dollars spent on Spring Hill neighborhood project Video included

Construction on ditches has been a months-long headache for the residents of Spring Hill. (WSMV) Construction on ditches has been a months-long headache for the residents of Spring Hill. (WSMV)
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More than half a million dollars has already been spent trying to make a Spring Hill neighborhood better equipped to handle flooding. And tonight, the Channel 4 I-Team has learned even more tax dollars have to be spent to fix the city's mistakes.

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Clinic owner puts 'no driving' warning on every opioid label Video included

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The owner of a Portland family care clinic said after seeing so many cases of drugged driving, he’s taking a hardline approach to his labels on opioids.

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Court records: Judge Moreland intervened in future son-in-law's DUI case Video included

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Embattled General Sessions Judge Casey Moreland faces questions about preferential treatment involving his future son-in-law.

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Drug court founded by Judge Moreland criticized Video included

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Some are becoming skeptical about Davidson County’s General Sessions Drug Court, which, until recently, was run by Judge Casey Moreland.

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Waste disposal company says it's making changes Video included

Pages Creek flows into the Cumberland River. (WSMV) Pages Creek flows into the Cumberland River. (WSMV)
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A Nashville company is making changes after the Channel 4 I-Team found it was leaking oil and grease onto the banks of a creek.

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Anti-sex trafficking advocates criticize Judge Moreland Video included

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Advocates for victims caught in the sex trafficking trade are speaking out about a judge who's been the focus of Channel 4’s I-Team investigations.

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Downtown cranes have some questioning safety of construction sites Video included

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A construction accident earlier this week has some questioning how safe cranes and other equipment really are.

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Drug court participant admits relationship with drug court deputy Video included

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A woman who initially denied an intimate relationship with a sheriff’s deputy now says she had sex with the man who repeatedly escorted her into court.

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DHS to pay $1.1 million to Feds over food program error Video included

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The Department of Human Services has been asked to pay $1.1 million to the federal government over “an erroneous approval” dealing with a federal program that feeds vulnerable children and adults.

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2 Metro Parks employees reprimanded over vehicle use, performance of duties Video included

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Two Metro Parks employees were suspended after GPS trackers revealed where they were going in their Metro trucks during work hours. 

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People convicted of DUI after taking medications in prescribed amounts Video included

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A Channel 4 I-Team investigation found people who have taken medicine either prescribed by a doctor or in the “therapeutic” range, got behind the wheel and were charged and convicted of DUI.

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State unemployment system getting back up to speed Video included

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The Channel 4 I-Team has been tracking the Tennessee Department of Labor’s efforts to fix the problem since last summer. Just this week, we learned the system upgrade is working the way it’s supposed to.

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84 welfare applicants fail drug test under state program Video included

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Numbers provided by the Tennessee Department of Human Services show 0.1 percent of welfare applicants in Tennessee have tested positive for drugs since 2014, when the law went into effect.

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Emails: Judge Moreland involved Bryan Lewis when seeking advice from crisis consultant

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Emails obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team under the Open Records Act show that Judge Casey Moreland hired a crisis management company when questioned about how he handled the cases of two women he socialized with. Moreland copied his friend, attorney Bryan Lewis, on the correspondence with the crisis management team.

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Tax dollars fund Metro Schools trip to Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton Video included

Last week, 10 Metro Schools leaders stayed at The Ritz-Carlton at Amelia Island. (WSMV) Last week, 10 Metro Schools leaders stayed at The Ritz-Carlton at Amelia Island. (WSMV)
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It’s a trip most people can only dream of: an all-expenses paid stay at a luxury beach resort. The Channel 4 I-Team has learned a group of education leaders took such a trip, and taxpayers picked up the bill.

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Friends of Leigh Terry have questions about death investigation Video included

Leigh Terry was found dead in her apartment on May 25, 2016. Police ruled her death a suicide. (WSMV) Leigh Terry was found dead in her apartment on May 25, 2016. Police ruled her death a suicide. (WSMV)
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Metro Police closed the investigation into the death of 34-year-old Leigh Terry, declaring it a suicide. Terry, according to police, ended her life with a gunshot wound to the head in the early hours of May 5, 2016, in her downtown Nashville apartment.

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Thousands of transportation complaints made in Metro Schools each year Video included

School bus drivers across Middle Tennessee are still allowed to drive after they receive complaints. (WSMV) School bus drivers across Middle Tennessee are still allowed to drive after they receive complaints. (WSMV)
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They’re responsible for the safe delivery of Metro Schools students every day, and a Channel 4 I-Team investigation found more than 2,000 transportation complaints have been made in just the last year.

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Judge: Moreland to seek treatment for alcohol abuse

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Channel 4 News has learned that Davidson County General Sessions Judge Casey Moreland is taking a leave of absence to seek treatment for alcohol abuse.

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2 teens charged in Gatlinburg wildfires live in small East TN town Video included

Fourteen people were killed in the fires. (WSMV) Fourteen people were killed in the fires. (WSMV)
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Three months after the deadly wildfires in Gatlinburg, there are lingering questions about the two teenagers charged in the crime.

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Legal expert: Judge Moreland's texts from the bench raise concerns Video included

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Text messages sent from Judge Casey Moreland while he was on the bench, referring to defendants as “hos” and “junkies,” raise concerns for one of the nation’s foremost experts on judicial ethics.

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Attorney's name surfaces in suicides, judicial investigations two decades apart Video included

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The name of well-known Nashville attorney Bryan Lewis has been in the news a lot lately in connection with the May 2016 suicide of Leigh Terry.

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Dozens of state reps have yet to complete sexual harassment training Video included

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After one of the biggest scandals in history on Tennessee’s Capitol Hill, the General Assembly revised its policy on sexual harassment.

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Court documents: Judge Moreland intervened in DUI case Video included

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Newly released probation documents suggest Judge Casey Moreland did not recuse himself in the case of Leigh Terry, despite saying so.

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After weeks of no responses, judge answers questions from investigators Video included

Desiree Moss, L, and Lucas Frawley speak to chief investigative reporter Jeremy Finley. (WSMV) Desiree Moss, L, and Lucas Frawley speak to chief investigative reporter Jeremy Finley. (WSMV)
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After more than two weeks of repeatedly reaching out to Judge Casey Moreland to no avail, investigators with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office finally spoke with the embattled judge.

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  • MDHA to terminate leases over marijuana citations

    MDHA to terminate leases over marijuana citations

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 6:19 PM EST2016-11-22 23:19:31 GMT
    Tuesday, November 22 2016 9:57 PM EST2016-11-23 02:57:00 GMT
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    Under a new Nashville ordinance, some people may dodge hefty fines or even jail time for possessing small amounts of marijuana. But others could lose their housing, even if an offense never shows up on their criminal record. 

    Under a new Nashville ordinance, some people may dodge hefty fines or even jail time for possessing small amounts of marijuana. But others could lose their housing, even if an offense never shows up on their criminal record. 

  • Jail's rules for visiting clergy prompts scrutiny

    Jail's rules for visiting clergy prompts scrutiny

    Thursday, November 17 2016 8:43 PM EST2016-11-18 01:43:45 GMT
    Thursday, November 17 2016 8:43 PM EST2016-11-18 01:43:45 GMT

    Every inmate in the Davidson County Jail is entitled to at least an hour of visitation a week.

    Every inmate in the Davidson County Jail is entitled to at least an hour of visitation a week.

  • Despite physical relationship with minor, former cop faces no charges

    Despite physical relationship with minor, former cop faces no charges

    Thursday, October 27 2016 7:17 PM EDT2016-10-27 23:17:37 GMT
    Thursday, October 27 2016 10:06 PM EDT2016-10-28 02:06:45 GMT
    Former officer Robert Abel resigned after an investigation into his alleged relationship with a minor. (WSMV)Former officer Robert Abel resigned after an investigation into his alleged relationship with a minor. (WSMV)

    A former Hendersonville police officer was never charged with a crime even after admitting to a physical relationship with a minor, a Channel 4 I-Team investigation found.

    A former Hendersonville police officer was never charged with a crime even after admitting to a physical relationship with a minor, a Channel 4 I-Team investigation found.

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  • Dispatchers unaware of AT&T 911 problems during outage

    Dispatchers unaware of AT&T 911 problems during outage

    Friday, March 24 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-03-24 22:18:55 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 8:20 PM EDT2017-03-25 00:20:23 GMT
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    The night of March 8, AT&T customers in Nashville and across the country were unable to call 911 from their cell phones. The Channel 4 I-Team has learned that some dispatchers were unaware of the problem at the time.

    The night of March 8, AT&T customers in Nashville and across the country were unable to call 911 from their cell phones. The Channel 4 I-Team has learned that some dispatchers were unaware of the problem at the time.

  • Controversial ministry purchases land in Dickson County

    Controversial ministry purchases land in Dickson County

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-03-24 15:50:35 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-03-24 22:30:24 GMT

    A controversial church at the center of a Channel 4 I-Team investigation has found a new home in Dickson County.

    A controversial church at the center of a Channel 4 I-Team investigation has found a new home in Dickson County.

  • Neighbors near quarry raise concerns about damage to homes

    Neighbors near quarry raise concerns about damage to homes

    Thursday, March 23 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-03-23 22:42:26 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-03-24 02:23:37 GMT
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    It’s a blast that can shake 40,000 tons of rock in a single second. But a company denies their explosions are damaging homes near an Antioch quarry. 

    It’s a blast that can shake 40,000 tons of rock in a single second. But a company denies their explosions are damaging homes near an Antioch quarry. 

  • Tracking Taxpayers' DollarsMore>>

  • DHS to pay $1.1 million to Feds over food program error

    DHS to pay $1.1 million to Feds over food program error

    Thursday, March 2 2017 6:48 PM EST2017-03-02 23:48:26 GMT
    Thursday, March 2 2017 9:31 PM EST2017-03-03 02:31:43 GMT
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    The Department of Human Services has been asked to pay $1.1 million to the federal government over “an erroneous approval” dealing with a federal program that feeds vulnerable children and adults.

    The Department of Human Services has been asked to pay $1.1 million to the federal government over “an erroneous approval” dealing with a federal program that feeds vulnerable children and adults.

  • 84 welfare applicants fail drug test under state program

    84 welfare applicants fail drug test under state program

    Thursday, February 23 2017 6:11 PM EST2017-02-23 23:11:04 GMT
    Thursday, February 23 2017 10:01 PM EST2017-02-24 03:01:06 GMT
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    Numbers provided by the Tennessee Department of Human Services show 0.1 percent of welfare applicants in Tennessee have tested positive for drugs since 2014, when the law went into effect.

    Numbers provided by the Tennessee Department of Human Services show 0.1 percent of welfare applicants in Tennessee have tested positive for drugs since 2014, when the law went into effect.

  • Tax dollars fund Metro Schools trip to Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton

    Tax dollars fund Metro Schools trip to Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 7:39 PM EST2017-02-23 00:39:41 GMT
    Wednesday, February 22 2017 9:57 PM EST2017-02-23 02:57:09 GMT
    Last week, 10 Metro Schools leaders stayed at The Ritz-Carlton at Amelia Island. (WSMV)Last week, 10 Metro Schools leaders stayed at The Ritz-Carlton at Amelia Island. (WSMV)

    It’s a trip most people can only dream of: an all-expenses paid stay at a luxury beach resort. The Channel 4 I-Team has learned a group of education leaders took such a trip, and taxpayers picked up the bill.

    It’s a trip most people can only dream of: an all-expenses paid stay at a luxury beach resort. The Channel 4 I-Team has learned a group of education leaders took such a trip, and taxpayers picked up the bill.

  • About The I-TeamAbout The I-TeamMore>>

  • Jeremy Finley

    Jeremy Finley

    Jeremy Finley is the chief investigative reporter for the Channel 4 I-Team. He specializes in investigations into corruption, criminal activity and waste of taxpayer money.

    Jeremy Finley is the chief investigative reporter for the Channel 4 I-Team. He specializes in investigations into corruption, criminal activity and waste of taxpayer money.

  • Alanna Autler

    Alanna Autler

    Alanna joined the WSMV news team in June 2014 after two years chasing stories in the heart of West Virginia's coalfields as a reporter.

    Alanna joined the WSMV news team in June 2014 after two years chasing stories in the heart of West Virginia's coalfields as a reporter.

  • Lindsay Bramson

    Lindsay Bramson

    Lindsay Bramson joined the WSMV team as an investigative reporter in June 2016.

    Lindsay Bramson joined the WSMV team as an investigative reporter in June 2016.

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