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Dozens of Tennessee jails fail inspections in 2017 Video included

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Out of 129 jails inspected by the Tennessee Corrections Institute this year, 71 required re-inspections.

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Attorney for active shooter at Ft. Campbell: 'Eventually, he just snapped' Video included

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Photos, interviews and the military investigative file of an active shooter at Fort Campbell paint a picture of a father and husband pushed to the breaking point.

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Judge apologizes for calling Metro officer 'stupid' Video included

Judge Amanda McClendon (Source: tncourts.gov.) Judge Amanda McClendon (Source: tncourts.gov.)
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Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Amanda McClendon called a Metro police sergeant “stupid” during a shouting match outside her court employee’s home in April.

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Davidson County pursuing parking tickets more than a decade old Video included

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It was the year the Pittsburgh Steelers won Super Bowl XL, the Enron case went to trial, and the release of the first Blu-ray disc. It was also the year April Kane received two parking tickets in Nashville.

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Teacher's aide says lack of paraprofessionals affecting students with special needs Video included

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A teacher’s aide at Metro Nashville Public Schools says children with special needs are not getting the attention they need in the classroom.

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TDOC commissioner answers questions after audit Video included

TDOC Commissioner Tony Parker appeared at the hearing on Wednesday. (WSMV) TDOC Commissioner Tony Parker appeared at the hearing on Wednesday. (WSMV)
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A scathing audit released Tuesday pointed out severe staff shortages and incomplete record keeping at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center.

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Legislators upset with Department of Correction audit, won't recommend reauthorizing agency Video included

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Two Democratic lawmakers are going to recommend not to re-authorize the Tennessee Department of Correction after a scathing audit released on Tuesday by the Tennessee Comptroller’s office.

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State inspector visits Lawrence County after pesticide complaints Video included

Since September, 15 neighbors have submitted reports stating they’ve suffered everything from dizziness to coughing to bloody noses. (WSMV) Since September, 15 neighbors have submitted reports stating they’ve suffered everything from dizziness to coughing to bloody noses. (WSMV)
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Less than a week after neighbors spoke to the News 4 I-Team about a mysterious material falling from the sky, a state inspector visited the rural community to see what could be found.

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VA criticized for pushing veterans too hard to get off opioids Video included

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More than 200,000 veterans are now off opioids as a result of a Veterans Affairs initiative, while critics charge the effort has been deadly in some consequences.

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Parents of disabled woman in conservatorship case may be subpoenaed Video included

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The parents of a disabled woman may be subpoenaed to tell the court where their daughter is, and if she is safe.

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Deputies keep jobs in sheriff’s department despite prescription pill sharing Video included

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Eight employees in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office remain on the payroll despite admitting to providing prescription pain medication to a deputy who was ultimately terminated after a drug task force pill sting.

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Macon County Jail fails last 3 inspections; state finds overcrowding main issue Video included

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A county jail where three men escaped this week is apparently not up to state standards, and the News 4 I-Team has the inspection records to prove it.

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List of pesticides used by companies not kept by TN Dept. of Agriculture Video included

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The state is now investigating complaints about a material that fell from the sky in Lawrence County.

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Judge reduces woman's legal bills Video included

Reba Sherrill says she was billed for legal work she didn't want or need. (WSMV) Reba Sherrill says she was billed for legal work she didn't want or need. (WSMV)
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Reba Sherrill was billed more than $13,000 for legal work she said she didn’t want or need. The News 4 I-Team has learned that bill is being reduced by order of the court.

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Dept. of Agriculture investigating if pesticides misused in Summertown Video included

Since September, 15 neighbors have submitted reports stating they’ve suffered everything from dizziness to coughing to bloody noses. (WSMV) Since September, 15 neighbors have submitted reports stating they’ve suffered everything from dizziness to coughing to bloody noses. (WSMV)
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The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is investigating what caused more than a dozen people to get sick in a rural community in Lawrence County.

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Some Nashville neighborhoods hot spots for porch thieves Video included

More homeowners are installing surveillance cameras to monitor their homes. (WSMV) More homeowners are installing surveillance cameras to monitor their homes. (WSMV)
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The News 4 I-Team has analyzed all the reports of stolen packages from doorsteps and zeroed in on the top three areas where it's happening the most.

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Man, mother, sister, brother-in-law all indicted in alleged mortgage scheme

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A man accused in a nationwide mortgage scheme has been indicted, along with his mother, his sister and her husband.

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DA awaiting evidence in fatal crash involving off-duty Murfreesboro officer Video included

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A family is speaking out, frustrated over what they call a “lack of action” after a fatal crash involving an off-duty police officer. 

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Video shows fire recruit fall at city’s new training tower Video included

Jennifer Lockhart fell during a training exercise. (WSMV) Jennifer Lockhart fell during a training exercise. (WSMV)
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Video obtained by the News 4 I-Team shows a Nashville Fire recruit fall during a training drill at the city’s new training tower.

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$5,000 reward offered for missing disabled woman Video included

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Alicia Waters is 39. She has had cerebral palsy since she was an infant. Waters is confined to a wheelchair and can't speak.

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TriStar Centennial Medical Center vows to review cleaning procedures Video included

The News 4 I-Team obtained photos of what appears to be mold at the hospital. (WSMV) The News 4 I-Team obtained photos of what appears to be mold at the hospital. (WSMV)
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New photographs obtained by the News 4 I-Team raise questions about the cleanliness of certain rooms at a major Nashville hospital. Now some of those same patients said they’re seeing improvements.

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News 4 investigation prompts water company to install new meters Video included

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New water meters are showing up this week in Hendersonville in the wake of questions raised by the News 4 I-Team. These meters come immediately after the I-Team started investigating high water bills.

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Woman battles unintended consequences of conservatorship bill Video included

Reba Sherrill (WSMV file photo) Reba Sherrill (WSMV file photo)
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Reba Sherrill’s legal bill for a lawyer she didn’t want and didn’t hire: $13,469.19.

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Woman charged with prostitution details relationship with city official in recorded calls Video included

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Recorded calls from jail, obtained by the News 4 I-Team, reveals a woman charged with prostitution discussing a city official who is accused of paying her for sexual favors.

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Family of woman charged with fraud now also faces charges Video included

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A woman claiming to be helping dozens of hungry kids was instead pocketing more than $1.5 million she got from the state.

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Former recycling company employee says refunds unlikely Video included

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A former employee of a Murfreesboro recycling company is speaking out with a message to thousands of customers.

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Retired state trooper pleads guilty in human trafficking case Video included

The News 4 I-Team has uncovered allegations against Ronald Strickland dating back to 2007. (WSMV) The News 4 I-Team has uncovered allegations against Ronald Strickland dating back to 2007. (WSMV)
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New details came out Tuesday in the sentencing hearing for a retired state trooper who pleaded guilty in a human trafficking case.

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Woman fights court system for right to make own decisions Video included

Reba Sherrill is fighting for the right to make her own decisions. (WSMV) Reba Sherrill is fighting for the right to make her own decisions. (WSMV)
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Reba Sherrill may be in a wheelchair, but she's ready for a fight.

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Sheriff: County executive locked himself in building while TBI served warrant Video included

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Cannon County Executive Mike Gannon locked himself inside the county courthouse while the TBI attempted to serve a search warrant to him, according to the county sheriff.

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Condemned East Nashville house torn down after News 4 I-Team investigation Video included

The owner paid to have the building demolished. (WSMV) The owner paid to have the building demolished. (WSMV)
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A house some called an eyesore for years is finally gone. Neighbors say it wasn't until the News 4 I-Team got involved that things changed, and they're relieved they didn’t have to pay for it.

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  • Casey Moreland wants monitoring device removed

    Casey Moreland wants monitoring device removed

    Friday, August 11 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-08-12 01:04:48 GMT
    Friday, August 11 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-08-12 01:04:48 GMT

    A few months into his own house arrest, former judge Casey Moreland wants to remove his ankle monitoring device.

    A few months into his own house arrest, former judge Casey Moreland wants to remove his ankle monitoring device.

  • Court date set for former Davidson Co. Judge Moreland

    Court date set for former Davidson Co. Judge Moreland

    Friday, July 28 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-07-28 21:12:50 GMT
    Friday, July 28 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-07-28 21:12:50 GMT

    Former Davidson County General Sessions Judge Casey Moreland will go to trial on federal charges in June 2018.

    Former Davidson County General Sessions Judge Casey Moreland will go to trial on federal charges in June 2018.

  • WEB SPECIAL: Influence, Infidelity and Men In Power

    WEB SPECIAL: Influence, Infidelity and Men In Power

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Special report on our series Influence, Infidelity and Men in Power. (6/30/17)

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Special report on our series Influence, Infidelity and Men in Power. (6/30/17)

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  • 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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  • Neighbors complain of early morning construction work

    Neighbors complain of early morning construction work

    Sunday, October 1 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-10-02 02:15:03 GMT
    Tuesday, October 3 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-10-04 02:09:03 GMT
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    A News 4 camera found workers on at least one Nashville construction site as early as 4 a.m.

    A News 4 camera found workers on at least one Nashville construction site as early as 4 a.m.

  • Vehicle tracking services require confirmed police report

    Vehicle tracking services require confirmed police report

    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-07-20 23:22:57 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 8:33 AM EDT2017-07-27 12:33:57 GMT
    Police say the majority of stolen vehicles are easy targets because the keys are made available. (WSMV)Police say the majority of stolen vehicles are easy targets because the keys are made available. (WSMV)

    Metro police have an astonishing number. During the week of July 9, police say 81 percent of the cars stolen were easy targets because the keys were left inside, or were made available to thieves.

    Metro police have an astonishing number. During the week of July 9, police say 81 percent of the cars stolen were easy targets because the keys were left inside, or were made available to thieves.

  • 911 dispatcher makes mistake; homeowner waits 5 hours for police

    911 dispatcher makes mistake; homeowner waits 5 hours for police

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 8:44 PM EDT2017-07-20 00:44:56 GMT
    Wednesday, July 19 2017 8:44 PM EDT2017-07-20 00:44:56 GMT

    Metro police are apologizing to a man after it took five hours to respond to a burglar alarm. But police say they aren't to blame and that the city's communications center made a serious mistake.

    Metro police are apologizing to a man after it took five hours to respond to a burglar alarm. But police say they aren't to blame and that the city's communications center made a serious mistake.

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  • Cities to work together for grant opportunities

    Cities to work together for grant opportunities

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:05 AM EST2017-11-21 05:05:06 GMT
    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:14 AM EST2017-11-21 05:14:50 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The cities of Osceola and Wilson will soon collaborate on bringing more grants into Mississippi County after both city councils approved an agreement to operate an intermodal authority.

    The cities of Osceola and Wilson will soon collaborate on bringing more grants into Mississippi County after both city councils approved an agreement to operate an intermodal authority.

  • Organization to host domestic violence training for law enforcement

    Organization to host domestic violence training for law enforcement

    Monday, November 20 2017 10:23 PM EST2017-11-21 03:23:02 GMT
    Monday, November 20 2017 11:47 PM EST2017-11-21 04:47:21 GMT
    (Source: The Haven of Northeast Arkansas, Inc. via Facebook)(Source: The Haven of Northeast Arkansas, Inc. via Facebook)

    An organization that helps victims of domestic violence is hosting a domestic violence training court for law enforcement officials.

    An organization that helps victims of domestic violence is hosting a domestic violence training court for law enforcement officials.

  • Pharmacy break-in suspect still at large after high-speed chase

    Pharmacy break-in suspect still at large after high-speed chase

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:33 PM EST2017-11-20 21:33:54 GMT
    Monday, November 20 2017 11:16 PM EST2017-11-21 04:16:24 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A Newport pharmacy break-in led to a high-speed chase with officers across two counties. It happened at Darlings Pharmacy around 3:50 a.m. according to a Newport police incident report.

    A Newport pharmacy break-in led to a high-speed chase with officers across two counties. It happened at Darlings Pharmacy around 3:50 a.m. according to a Newport police incident report.

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