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Government agency that serves poor could cease as independent organization

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An embattled government agency that provides transportation and meals for the poor could cease to operate as an independent organization.

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News4 I-Team receives award from TN Bar Association Video included

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The News4 I-Team has received the first-ever “Fourth Estate Award” from the Tennessee Bar Association for our series of reports on former Judge Casey Moreland.

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Woman breaks silence after entire family arrested in scheme Video included

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She never expected they’d all have mugshots; her brother, her ex-husband, her mother and herself. But Noel Sims is finding out just how serious prosecutors are in linking them all to what’s been described as a scheme to steal a home from a family in Nolensville.

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I-Team presses former Mayor Dean about flood money Video included

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Former Mayor Karl Dean wasn't expecting the News4 I Team to show up at his campaign event Monday night.

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TBI launches new investigation into Cannon mayors Video included

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A TBI investigation is underway into two mayors who the News4 I-Team found were pocketing money that critics argue should have gone back to their own cities and counties.

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What’s the cost to keep you safe at CMA Fest? Video included

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If you’re attending the CMA Fest, who is protecting you and what’s does it cost taxpayers?

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Neighbors blame nearby construction on flooding in Hendersonville neighborhood Video included

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Water rushing through a homeowner’s backyard and they say it’s all because of nearby construction. It’s what neighbors in one local neighborhood have been dealing with for months. 

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Bounty hunter bungle leads to their own criminal charges Video included

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Five bounty hunters face charges of aggravated trespassing and vandalism after police believe bad information led them to terrorize a North Nashville family.

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Ex-Spring Hill judge speaks out about dismissal Video included

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The judge who presided over city court in Spring Hill is speaking out after being fired by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on May 21.

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Uber hopes to protect passengers with new safety feature Video included

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Next time you go to use Uber you may notice something different on the app. A new security feature will now make it easier to contact police if you're in trouble. And in Nashville, Uber is taking it a step further to protect passengers. 

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Want to stop Robocalls, telemarketers and scammers? Here’s how. Video included

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The sound comes like a bullhorn in Paul Roark’s tranquil farm. Half siren, half warning alert, the ringtone on his phone is intended to alarm; he sets it for any phone number he doesn’t recognize.

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Confusion persists over Kratom law in Tennessee Video included

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When Narayan Rabindranath purchased Kratom earlier this month, his lawyer said he bought the kind he knew was legal. That’s why he never thought he’d end up in jail for it. “It’s unreasonable, unfair, it’s un-American, really,” said Jesse Lords, who is representing Rabindranath. 

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District attorney reviewing findings by state investigators into UCHRA Video included

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The findings of a scathing state audit about the former director of a government agency are now in the hands of the district attorney.

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Former Judge Casey Moreland pleads guilty in federal court Video included

Moreland entered a guilty plea in federal court on five counts for attempting to bribe his former lover and embezzling money from the Davidson Co. Drug Court Foundation on Thursday. (Mike Sowers) Moreland entered a guilty plea in federal court on five counts for attempting to bribe his former lover and embezzling money from the Davidson Co. Drug Court Foundation on Thursday. (Mike Sowers)
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There’s a new chapter in the federal corruption case of former Judge Casey Moreland that sounds more like an X-rated novel.

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New schools, overcrowding cause zoning confusion Video included

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It’s an unwelcome reality for some local families. The school you live closest to might not be the one your child will attend. The News4 I-Team has uncovered information that could affect where you buy your next home.

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Flea market to move, lose parking spaces in Fairgrounds proposal Video included

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The Nashville Fairgrounds as you know it now will no longer exist if a plan that architects are drawing right now is finalized.

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Outdated GPS software led to delay in emergency response time Video included

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A News 4 I-Team investigation found a failure to update a GPS device delayed an ambulance from responding to an emergency. Hilda Hill didn’t wait when she spotted her 87-year-old neighbor lying in the street last month. 

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Board member: mayors pocketing money should be reviewed Video included

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A board member for the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency is asking for a review of the practice of reimbursing mayors for mileage after a News4 I-Team investigation raised questions if some mayors were pocketing the money.

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On Do Not Call Registry but your phone still rings? Here’s why. Video included

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A News4 I-Team investigation has found an industry built on selling personal phone numbers of certain demographics, that acknowledges in documents that what is sold likely contains numbers on the Do Not Call Registry.

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New plan released for Fairgrounds and Soccer Stadium Video included

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New maps released on Thursday show a 10-acre mixed-use development would be built adjacent to a proposed professional soccer stadium at the Nashville Fairgrounds.

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Former mayor denies flood money went toward amphitheater Video included

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Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean denied that flood relief funds were used for Ascend Amphitheater during his administration, although documents obtained by the News4 I-Team show otherwise.

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Cannon County newspaper calls I-Team story ‘fake news’

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A headline in the Cannon Courier newspaper reports that a county attorney has responded to what the publication refers to as “Finley’s fake news.”

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Car thefts spike in North, Hermitage and West precincts Video included

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They’re neighborhoods known for affordable housing, rapid growth and new restaurants. They are also the places that have seen the highest spikes in car thefts, according to data provided by the Metro Nashville Police Department. 

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Feds didn't know flood money was going to amphitheater Video included

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The federal agency that sent Nashville flood relief money said they did not know that $7 million was going towards an amphitheater.

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Executive director of government agency terminated after I-Team reports Video included

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The executive director of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency was terminated after an independent attorney hired to investigate his actions made a presentation to the board.

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Mayors accused of pocketing taxpayer money Video included

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Three mayors who sit on the board for a government agency have been receiving and cashing reimbursement checks for mileage even though they are driving city vehicles with gas already paid for by their cities.

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Materials cause new homes to burn faster, leaving little time to escape Video included

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If your home catches fire, do you know how long you have to get out? A News4 I-Team investigation found a startling difference in how quickly a home can burn, depends on how old it is. 

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Council members question moving flood money to amphitheater Video included

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A lot of people are reacting with anger and frustration to the News4 I-Team investigation about flood victims’ money being used for Ascend Amphitheater.

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Money for flood recovery used for design of public facility Video included

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The News4 I-Team has discovered that more than $7 million designated to help in recovery efforts from the May 2010 floods was transferred to a fund to help develop a public facility in downtown Nashville.

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Governor signs bill banning corporal punishment for disabled students

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It is now illegal to paddle students with disabilities in Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam signed the bill into law on Thursday, nearly a year after a News 4 I-Team investigation first uncovered how often certain students receive corporal punishment.

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Family wrestles with baby, bedbugs in latest Aaron’s complaint Video included

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With a baby sleeping in the nursery across the hall, James Fried closely inspects the couches and recliners in his home in Lebanon, TN.

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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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  • 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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  • Woman breaks silence after entire family arrested in scheme

    Woman breaks silence after entire family arrested in scheme

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:16:50 GMT

    She never expected they’d all have mugshots; her brother, her ex-husband, her mother and herself. But Noel Sims is finding out just how serious prosecutors are in linking them all to what’s been described as a scheme to steal a home from a family in Nolensville.

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    She never expected they’d all have mugshots; her brother, her ex-husband, her mother and herself. But Noel Sims is finding out just how serious prosecutors are in linking them all to what’s been described as a scheme to steal a home from a family in Nolensville.

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  • Neighbors blame nearby construction on flooding in Hendersonville neighborhood

    Neighbors blame nearby construction on flooding in Hendersonville neighborhood

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 8:53 PM EDT2018-06-07 00:53:19 GMT
    Water run-off from a construction site has caused a flood of water to rush through neighbors' yards. (Photo submitted)Water run-off from a construction site has caused a flood of water to rush through neighbors' yards. (Photo submitted)

    Water rushing through a homeowner’s backyard and they say it’s all because of nearby construction. It’s what neighbors in one local neighborhood have been dealing with for months. 

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    Water rushing through a homeowner’s backyard and they say it’s all because of nearby construction. It’s what neighbors in one local neighborhood have been dealing with for months. 

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  • Bounty hunter bungle leads to their own criminal charges

    Bounty hunter bungle leads to their own criminal charges

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-06-07 00:05:29 GMT
    Hugo Salido points out where bounty hunters were outside his home. (WSMV)Hugo Salido points out where bounty hunters were outside his home. (WSMV)

    Five bounty hunters face charges of aggravated trespassing and vandalism after police believe bad information led them to terrorize a North Nashville family.

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    Five bounty hunters face charges of aggravated trespassing and vandalism after police believe bad information led them to terrorize a North Nashville family.

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