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Signs on trucks saying not liable for damage are false Video included

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You may have noticed them on your latest drive on the interstate. They’ve often on the back of big trucks, warning you to stay back 200 feet and then adding, “Not responsible for damage to windshields.”

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Council member’s family accused of breaking short-term rental laws Video included

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The Metro Codes Department has revoked short-term rental permits for two of Councilwoman Holly Huezo’s family members after News 4 found they had been operating Airbnbs before they applied for the permits.

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MNPS administrator speaks out amid harassment allegations Video included

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A Metro Nashville Public Schools administrator accused of harassing female employees says he is innocent. 

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Metro Schools administrator placed on leave following harassment complaints Video included

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A Metro Schools administrator has been placed on administrative leave following several accusations of harassment toward female staff members.

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State senator requests AG opinion on ‘excessive’ late fees in Hickman Co. Video included

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An issue over what some consider excessive penalties could make its way to the Tennessee Attorney General.

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Group considers filing complaint over fairgrounds proposal Video included

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Rick Williams, a spokesman for the group Save Our Fairgrounds, said the group is considering filing an ethics complaint against the chairman of the Metro Nashville Fair Board, Ned Horton.

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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

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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

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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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  • 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.

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    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.

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  • 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.

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    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.

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  • Lindsay Bramson

    Lindsay Bramson

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

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

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