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The Cannon County courthouse (WSMV file) The Cannon County courthouse (WSMV file)

Anonymous threatening letters prompt federal lawsuit against county officials Video included

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The highest elected official in Cannon County, along with a county commissioner, are being sued in federal court by a woman who said they two conspired to silence her because of her criticism of their governing.

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Actual cost of mass transit plan could be nearly double stated amount Video included

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Mayor Megan Barry’s proposed transit plan could cost nearly twice as much as the public had initially been told. The estimated cost could be nearly $9 billion.

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Female officer blasts DA for dropping rape charge Video included

Julian Pirtle (WSMV) Julian Pirtle (WSMV)
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A female police officer who said she was raped and strangled by a fellow Metro officer said she’s baffled by the district attorney’s office decision to drop the rape charge.

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After repeated violations, state zeroes in on trash dump in Cannon Co. Video included

Residents took photos of the trash as it piled up. (WSMV) Residents took photos of the trash as it piled up. (WSMV)
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When the trash began to pile up outside the metal containers at the Cannon County transfer station, residents began taking photos, disgusted as the debris began to mount and higher.

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Private prison company clarifies denial; says has no role in unexpected delays for parole

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CoreCivic, a private prison operator, this week further challenged the claims by some inmates that their unexpected delays of parole are resulting in more money for the company.

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Fire chief temporarily demoted, told actions were inappropriate Video included

Jennifer Lockhart fell during a training exercise. (WSMV) Jennifer Lockhart fell during a training exercise. (WSMV)
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A Nashville fire chief has been demoted to captain for six months and assigned to a different shift after a complaint was filed that he had been hostile and discriminatory to fire recruits.

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Former police officer pleads guilty to agg. assault, rape charge dropped Video included

Julian Pirtle (Source: Metro Nashville PD) Julian Pirtle (Source: Metro Nashville PD)
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A former Metro police officer who referred to himself as “the Hulk,” in secretly recorded audio with his alleged victim, has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.

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No charges filed in crash involving off-duty Algood officer, elderly couple Video included

The crash happened in May 2017. (WSMV) The crash happened in May 2017. (WSMV)
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No charges will be filed following a crash between an off-duty Algood police officer and an elderly couple.

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Officer’s deadly crash latest to indicate breakage of safety devices Video included

Officer Joseph Gilmore died after the crash on New Year's Day. (WSMV) Officer Joseph Gilmore died after the crash on New Year's Day. (WSMV)
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The fatal crash of a Davidson County Sheriff’s officer is the latest accident to show that safety devices placed at the ends of tractor trailers can break.

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Election commissioner, state representative among shareholders of private juvenile detention center Video included

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Bankers, a real estate agent and an elected state representative are just some of the individuals who stand to profit from a juvenile detention center mired in controversy. Last year the News 4 I-Team uncovered allegations about this facility raised by parents and former employees ranging from improper treatment to the quality of medical care. 

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Teachers upset over Metro Schools holiday party, gift giveaways Video included

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Metro Nashville Public Schools threw a holiday party on Monday featuring line dancing, a blue grass band and door prizes that included a big-screen TV. But there was a section of staff not invited to the Martin Professional Development Center: teachers. 

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Body camera video raises questions about court worker's attendance Video included

Kim Soto is the court officer for Judge Amanda McClendon. (WSMV) Kim Soto is the court officer for Judge Amanda McClendon. (WSMV)
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A News 4 I-Team investigation is raising questions about a court officer’s attendance at work, and how it appears her security access card was used at the Metro courthouse when the worker was home in her bathrobe.

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Off-duty officer involved in crash previously disciplined 5 times for driving incidents Video included

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An off-duty police officer who hit the car of an elderly couple remains on the job tonight. A serious collision in which a police officer admits he was speeding isn’t the most troubling finding by the News 4 I-Team. The I-Team looked into that officer’s driving history on the job and found a pattern.

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Daughter: To whoever wrote threatening letters, we’ll find you Video included

Dotty Duggin died after a brief battle with cancer. (WSMV) Dotty Duggin died after a brief battle with cancer. (WSMV)
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The daughter of a deceased Woodbury city alderman is vowing to keep up the pressure until whoever wrote her mother, and other women in Cannon County, threatening anonymous letters is exposed.

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Lawmakers vote to allow TDOC to continue running prisons despite criticism

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Lawmakers, frustrated with the Tennessee Department of Correction and the private prison company Core Civic, still voted to allow the agency to continue running prisons for another year.

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Witness' phone goes missing in police property room Video included

Natalie Amos (WSMV) Natalie Amos (WSMV)
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A cell phone containing sensitive information key in the federal investigation of a former judge went missing in the Metro Nashville Police Department’s property room for at least four days.

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Mayor’s office under fire for proposal to close hospital Video included

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The Mayor’s Office is under fire and the gloves are coming off about a proposal to reduce patient care at a Nashville hospital with a tradition of serving the poor.

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Metro Schools administrator accused of harassment resigns Video included

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A Metro Schools administrator placed on administrative leave last month while being investigated for harassing female employees has resigned effective Friday, according to the school system.

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'Get out of jail free' for serious charges faces criticism Video included

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People charged with the types of serious crimes that prevent the sheriff’s office from releasing them without bond are still leaving the jail without having to pay a dime, a News 4 I-Team Investigation found.

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Former major receives probation in Rutherford sheriff's corruption case Video included

Terry McBurney (Source: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office) Terry McBurney (Source: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office)
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Former Major Terry McBurney received three years probation in the corruption case involving the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department.

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Attorney accused of misappropriating $1 million left for daughter of fallen trooper Video included

THP trooper Todd Larkins was killed in the line of duty in 2005. (WSMV) THP trooper Todd Larkins was killed in the line of duty in 2005. (WSMV)
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An attorney is accused of misappropriating more than $1 million left for the daughter of a fallen state trooper. Now the TBI is investigating what happened to that money.

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Councilman plans to request more funding for classroom after I-Team investigation Video included

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A Metro Council member says he sees the need for more teachers’ aides and he plans to ask for more money to fund it.

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Former prison chaplain sues CoreCivic Video included

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CoreCivic is facing another lawsuit, this time from a former employee. The private prison company manages four institutions for the state of Tennessee, including Trousdale Turner Correctional Center.

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Despite crime, not all parks have security cameras Video included

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It's been more than a year since a woman was raped at a Nashville park while babysitting two children.

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Former THP trooper sentenced in human trafficking case

Ronald Strickland (WSMV file photo) Ronald Strickland (WSMV file photo)
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A former THP trooper was sentenced to 30 months in prison today for his role in smuggling a Honduran woman into the United States.

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Civil rights group to city: Make changes to bail systems or prepare for lawsuit Video included

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A civil rights group is putting the city of Nashville on notice to reform its bail system or risk being sued, internal letters obtained by the News 4 I-Team reveal.

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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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Memo of understanding with Schiano could cost UT millions Video included

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While University of Tennessee officials are not commenting on the existence of a memo of understanding between the university and Greg Schiano, the school used a similar document in 2015 that indicates a massive payout if a coach is fired under certain circumstances.

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Some Nashville neighborhoods hot spots for porch thieves Video included

Updated: Nov 06, 2017 09:46 PM

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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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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  • 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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