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Powerball mania sweeping the country as jackpot rises to $700M Video included

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Wednesday night's jackpot has grown to a whopping $700 million. With a cash payout of $440 million, it's the second-largest jackpot in lottery history.

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Day care dilemma: Nashville's growth causes child care crisis Video included

Most day cares in Nashville are full and the wait lists are long. (WSMV) Most day cares in Nashville are full and the wait lists are long. (WSMV)
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You already know 100 people are moving to Nashville every day, but you might not know it's creating a child care crisis.

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Police looking for suspect in robbery of south Nashville business

Police released these photos of the suspect. (Source: Metro Nashville PD) Police released these photos of the suspect. (Source: Metro Nashville PD)
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Police are still looking for the gunman who robbed a cellphone store in south Nashville last Wednesday.

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2 arrested after mobile meth lab found inside car in Clarksville

Bryan Wayne Batson (Source: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office) Bryan Wayne Batson (Source: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)
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Deputies said the meth lab was inside a car at the Ramblewood Apartments off Highway 48 in Clarksville.

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Suspect pleads not guilty in murder of Nashville nurse

Christopher McLawhorn (Source: Metro Nashville PD) Christopher McLawhorn (Source: Metro Nashville PD)
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The man accused of killing a Nashville nurse was arraigned in a Davidson County courtroom on Wednesday morning.

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'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse

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Americans are staking out prime viewing spots along a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the sun Monday. More>>

Man killed in head-on collision in Dickson County

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According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 17-year-old was driving in the northbound lanes and crossed over the center line, hitting a truck head-on in the southbound lanes.

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Discussions continue to simmer over Confederate statues Video included

The bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest is currently on display at the Tennessee State Capitol. (WSMV) The bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest is currently on display at the Tennessee State Capitol. (WSMV)
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Last week, TN Gov. Bill Haslam called for the removal of the bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest at the Capitol. A new state law requires the State Historical Commission to provide a waiver first.

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ESPN pulls announcer from Virginia game because he has Confederate general's name

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After the protests in Charlottesville, Va., ESPN has made public its decision to remove one of its announcers from the upcoming University of Virginia football game because his name is Robert Lee. 

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Drawing nears for Powerball jackpot that's climbed to $700M

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Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation's largest lottery jackpots will continue growing. 

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KY mother charged in daughter's drowning death

Kristin Mays (Source: Hendersonville Police Department) Kristin Mays (Source: Hendersonville Police Department)
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Hendersonville police arrested Kristin Mays after her daughter drowned in a pool at an apartment complex on Aug. 12.

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Teen missing for 11 days found OK in Tennessee national park

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A teenager who had not been seen for 11 days has emerged on his own from Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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$2M grant program to bolster Tennessee courthouse security

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A $2 million grant program aims to improve security at courthouses across Tennessee.

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Chattanooga airport eyes expansion, signs new deal with CEO

Record traffic at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport have officials considering an expansion of the facility.

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Opportunities for fishing may be closer than you think Video included

Smallmouth bass are thriving in Mill Creek in south Nashville. (WSMV) Smallmouth bass are thriving in Mill Creek in south Nashville. (WSMV)
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If you have a few hours to spare and you're looking for an adventure with the family, why not take them fishing?

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Thousands protest outside Trump's Phoenix rally, police forced to respond

People protest outside the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. Protests were held against President Donald Trump as he hosted a rally inside the convention center. (AP Photo/Matt York) People protest outside the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. Protests were held against President Donald Trump as he hosted a rally inside the convention center. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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A day of noisy but largely peaceful protests of President Donald Trump's speech in Phoenix turned unruly as police fired pepper spray at crowds after someone apparently lobbed rocks and bottles at officers.

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Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

President Donald Trump reacts to the song as he arrives at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) President Donald Trump reacts to the song as he arrives at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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President Donald Trump is blaming the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester.

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Discussions heat up over Confederate statues

Sen. Lamar Alexander is now also calling for the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest to be removed from the state capitol. (8-22-17)

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Columbia police search for missing teen

Allen Rodriguez was last seen on Tuesday morning. (Source: Columbia PD) Allen Rodriguez was last seen on Tuesday morning. (Source: Columbia PD)
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Allen Rodriguez, 16, hasn’t been seen since 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. He was last seen near Betsy Terrace Drive.

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Auction aimed at paying back Ponzi scheme victims Video included

The U.S. Marshals provided this image of one of the items up for auction. (Source: U.S. Marshals) The U.S. Marshals provided this image of one of the items up for auction. (Source: U.S. Marshals)
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Federal authorities will be auctioning off the assets belonging to a man who pleaded guilty to a $43 million investment scheme.

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North Korea envoy: US pressure feeds our nuclear program

North Korean factory workers are silhouetted at the Pyongyang 326 Electric Wire Factory Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea North Korean factory workers are silhouetted at the Pyongyang 326 Electric Wire Factory Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea
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North Korea's envoy to U.N. disarmament talks says "military threats and pressure" from the United States are only serving to drive his country to further develop a nuclear deterrence. 

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US Navy 7th Fleet commander to be dismissed

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The US Navy intends to remove Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin as the commander of the US 7th Fleet, based in Yokosuka, Japan, according to a US official. 

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New details about alleged murder weapon in Holly Bobo case Video included

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With three weeks to go until the start of the Holly Bobo murder trial, lawyers are talking about an alleged murder weapon that was recently discovered.

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Trump, McConnell haven't spoken since angry phone call, sources say

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President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have not spoken in nearly two weeks, since a phone call between the two men went awry and left the two men screaming at each other.

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Hopkinsville assessing eclipse crowd numbers, some businesses report big boost Video included

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For years, the city of Hopkinsville has been looking to the eclipse as a major boost to the local economy. Hotels were built and restaurants were opened in preparation for the big day. Now that it's passed, did the crowds live up to expectations?

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More hotels being built to meet convention demands Video included

More hotels are being constructed to meet demand. (WSMV) More hotels are being constructed to meet demand. (WSMV)
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Expensive hotel prices have forced some big conventions to look elsewhere for hotel space, causing a dip in the number of conventions in Nashville this year, according to industry leaders.

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Nourish Food Bank comes to rescue of failing Rutherford food bank Video included

Nourish Food Bank is located in Smyrna. (WSMV) Nourish Food Bank is located in Smyrna. (WSMV)
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In Rutherford County, the emergency food bank had recently dismantled and left many unserved.

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Proposed soccer stadium could bring big changes to fairgrounds Video included

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Last year, the city released plans for a 50-acre greenspace along the east side of the property. Now, the MLS2Nashville ownership group has proposed a 30,000-seat soccer stadium to be built on the hill next to the speedway.

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Council member recommends sensitivity training for election administrator

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After the News 4 I-Team investigated accusations a Davidson County Election Commission administrator made inappropriate comments to employees, a Metro councilwoman’s assessment states Jeff Roberts lacks appropriate judgment when it comes to communicating with staff.

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Trump commits US to fight on in Afghanistan; no speedy exit

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President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address to outline for a war-weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan. More>>

Tourists spent more than $19 billion in Tennessee last year

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State officials say tourists spent more than $19 billion in Tennessee in 2016, an increase of 5 percent compared with the previous year.

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Passenger: Train moving 'super-fast' before crash injures 42

Dozens of people were injured in high-speed train incident outside Philadelphia. (Source: CNN) Dozens of people were injured in high-speed train incident outside Philadelphia. (Source: CNN)
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A regional rail train crashed into a parked train near Philadelphia. "We just hit the train. Boom! I fell out of my chair, glass from the window shattered, I hit my head. Everybody was on the floor."

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Dr. Oz talks health care in Nashville

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The TV host and health advocate said Nashville is the health care capitol of the country, and he should know.

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Fugitive surrenders in Nashville shooting death

Robert Richards (Source: Metro Nashville PD) Robert Richards (Source: Metro Nashville PD)
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A Nashville fugitive has surrendered in the shooting death of another man earlier this month.

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Waverly man finds rare spider while gardening

Photos courtesy of Joseph Prasnikar and Hallie Gerber Photos courtesy of Joseph Prasnikar and Hallie Gerber
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After a Waverly man carefully captured an odd, hairy spider in his garden and had no luck identifying it on the 'web,' he reached out to News 4 for help. Now we've got all the 'hairy' details. 

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Sexual assault reported inside Vanderbilt dorm room

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Vanderbilt University reported a female student was sexually assaulted by a male student inside a residence hall on Monday.

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Jerry Lewis, Hollywood survivor, showman, dies at 91

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Jerry Lewis epitomized what it meant to be a survivor in Hollywood. More>>

Former Davidson County judge will continue to wear monitoring device Video included

Judge Casey Moreland (WSMV file photo) Judge Casey Moreland (WSMV file photo)
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Former Davidson County General Sessions Judge Casey Moreland will remain on house confinement after a hearing on Tuesday in federal court.

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Heavy crowds expected at BNA on Tuesday after eclipse Video included

The airport was crowded Tuesday morning as eclipse visitors left Nashville. (WSMV) The airport was crowded Tuesday morning as eclipse visitors left Nashville. (WSMV)
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Nashville International Airport officials are preparing for heavy passenger volume and longer security lines on Tuesday following Monday’s total solar eclipse.

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Man accused of asking girl to inappropriately touch him while in waiting room

Steven Little (Source: Metro Nashville PD) Steven Little (Source: Metro Nashville PD)
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A man was arrested after allegedly trying to get a young girl to inappropriately touch him while in the waiting room at a doctor's office in Nashville.

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Bomb threat called in for high school, justice center in Smyrna

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A bomb threat was called in Tuesday morning for Smyrna High School and the Smyrna Justice Center, according to police.

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The best of eclipse videos from across Middle Tennessee

Hundreds of thousands of people came to the Midstate to view today's celestial dance in the sky, and they were not disappointed. (8/21/17)

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Human case of West Nile Virus reported in Davidson County

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Thirteen batches of mosquitoes in Davidson County have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

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Victims identified in deadly Murfreesboro crash

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According to police, Benjamin Brenton-Munoz was driving a 1998 Toyota Corolla on the 4800 block of Broad Street around 5:20 a.m. Saturday.

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News 4's Rudy Kalis chosen as celebrity judge for Predators national anthem singer auditions

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One of the big decisions the Predators left on the table after last season was who will sing the national anthem at future home games.

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