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Vanderbilt rape case: Trial for Brandon Banks
Brandon Banks found guilty in Vanderbilt rape trial
Brandon Banks has been found guilty of one count of aggravated rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery for his role in the rape of an unconscious female student in 2013.
  • Day-by-day summary of Brandon Banks trial
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    Brandon Banks took the stand in his own defense on Wednesday. (WSMV) Brandon Banks took the stand in his own defense on Wednesday. (WSMV)

    Brandon Banks found guilty of rape, sexual battery in Vanderbilt rape trial Video included

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    Brandon Banks has been found guilty of one count of aggravated rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery by a Davidson County jury for his role in the rape of an unconscious female student in 2013.

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    Metro police said the deadly fire at the home on Leesa Ann Lane was being investigated as a murder/attempted murder/attempted suicide.

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    Final hearing held before trial in Holly Bobo case Video included

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    Friday was the final hearing in the Holly Bobo case before the two men accused of her murder go to trial.

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    17-year-old girl shot on Cleveland Street

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    A 17-year-old girl was shot Friday night while inside her home on the 100 block of Cleveland Street. 

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    Family claims railroad culvert is responsible for constant flooding problems Video included

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    A Middle Tennessee family fears that every major rain will be the one that reaches their home. They claim a major corporation is to blame. The corporation has told the family that's not the case.

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    2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good condition

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    Authorities say a military jet in practice for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident.

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    Day-by-day summary of trial for Brandon Banks Video included

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    Brandon Banks is accused of joining his teammates Brandon Vandenburg, Cory Batey and Jaborian McKenzie as they raped an unconscious student inside Vandenburg’s dorm room in Gillette Hall in 2013.

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    Waste facility works to remove excess trash on site Video included

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    Bottles, cardboard boxes and soda cans are just some of what you'll find piled up high inside the Waste Management facility in East Nashville. But you'll also find it on the outside.

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    Gallatin police officer shoots charging dog

    A large Rottweiler is in animal control's custody after it got loose and charged a Gallatin police officer. (6-23-17)

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    TN School for the Blind students show off skills

    Engaging in any sort of competition is difficult when you can't see, but that doesn't seem to stop students at the Tennessee School for the Blind. (6-23-17)

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    Man killed in crash on Charlotte Pike

    The crash happened on Charlotte Pike near I-40. (WSMV) The crash happened on Charlotte Pike near I-40. (WSMV)
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    Metro police are investigating if weather was a factor in a fatal crash on Friday afternoon.

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    Columbia NAACP investigating juvenile detention center after I-Team reports Video included

    The Middle Tennessee Juvenile Detention Center in Columbia detains teens who have been accused of delinquent offenses. (WSMV) The Middle Tennessee Juvenile Detention Center in Columbia detains teens who have been accused of delinquent offenses. (WSMV)
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    What the Channel 4 I-Team discovered through various records raised questions about how some troubled teens were getting treated at a local juvenile detention center.

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    Brandon Banks still waiting to learn fate as jury deliberations continue Video included

    Brandon Banks (L) leaves the courtroom on Thursday night. (WSMV) Brandon Banks (L) leaves the courtroom on Thursday night. (WSMV)
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    After nearly nine hours of deliberations, jurors still have not been able to reach a verdict. On Thursday, the jury worked for almost six hours, failing to reach a unanimous decision.

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    Elliston Place businesses look to adapt in changing Nashville Video included

    Businesses along Elliston Place don't see the traffic they once did. (WSMV) Businesses along Elliston Place don't see the traffic they once did. (WSMV)
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    It’s a pocket of Nashville that doesn’t get as much play as downtown. Some business owners along Elliston Place said it’s not as popular a spot as it once was, but they are finding ways to stay relevant.

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    Motorcyclist killed in south Nashville crash Video included

    The wreck happened on Willard Drive on Friday morning. (WSMV) The wreck happened on Willard Drive on Friday morning. (WSMV)
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    One person was killed Friday morning in a motorcycle crash in south Nashville.

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    UT announces lowest tuition hike in 30 years

    The University of Tennessee has announced the lowest tuition increase in more than 30 years.

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    $20,000 in reward money given out for help catching inmates

    Ricky DuBose (Source: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office) Ricky DuBose (Source: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office)

    Georgia authorities have given $10,000 apiece to two Tennessee households for help catching two inmates accused of killing their guards while escaping from a prison bus.

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    Gallatin officer fires at vicious dog Video included

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    A Gallatin police officer fired a shot at an aggressive dog that was loose in a neighborhood on Ironwood Drive on Thursday.

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    4WARN Weather Alert: Tornado watch issued for portions of Middle TN until 8 p.m. Video included

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    A 4WARN Weather Alert has been issued for Friday as the remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy pass over Middle Tennessee.

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    Holly's 20th anniversary: Dolly Parton surprises Holly!

    We surprised Holly this week with a call from Dolly Parton. Happy 20th anniversary, Holly!

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    Man accused in fatal Bellevue drunk-driving crash takes plea deal

    Michael Harris is accused of hitting and killing a 71-year-old woman. (WSMV) Michael Harris is accused of hitting and killing a 71-year-old woman. (WSMV)
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    Michael Harris pled guilty to vehicular homicide and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. 

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    Holly's 20th anniversary: Surprise from Hoda Kotb from 'TODAY Show'

    Hoda Kotb from the TODAY Show surprised Holly with a sweet video!

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    Holly's 20th anniversary: The many looks of Holly Thompson

    Channel 4 News Today anchor Holly Thompson has been working here for 20 years! Check out how her fashion has changed over the years.

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    FBI: Bishop airport suspect tried to buy gun in U.S.

    Amor Ftouhi's mug shot (Source: CNN) Amor Ftouhi's mug shot (Source: CNN)
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    The stabbing at Bishop International Airport has been declared an "act of terror" by the FBI.

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    Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard Video included

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    Congressional aides and lobbyists say Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited health care bill.

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    Robot security guard could be on patrol near you soon Video included

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    A company has come up with an autonomous robot security system. Knightscope has developed several robots that can patrol up to a half-a-million square feet without human control.  The robots use 360° cameras and sensors to guide it during patrols.

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    No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks Video included

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    President Donald Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey _ his fired FBI director. More>>

    Inmates at CoreCivic prisons say they sometimes go months without medical care Video included

    Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility is the state's newest and largest prison. (WSMV) Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility is the state's newest and largest prison. (WSMV)
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    Octavious Taylor has a painful and incurable disease. It’s a bad combination when you’re locked up in prison.

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    Metro Council receives update on jail scabies outbreak Video included

    The appearance of scabies on a person's hand. (WSMV File) The appearance of scabies on a person's hand. (WSMV File)
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    Metro Council members received an update on the scabies outbreak that has impacted Davidson County Jail inmates, Metro employees and their families.

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    Jury dismisses after almost 6 hours of deliberations in Brandon Banks trial Video included

    Brandon Banks sits in the courtroom during closing arguments. (WSMV) Brandon Banks sits in the courtroom during closing arguments. (WSMV)
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    Jurors have decided to go home for the night after deliberating for almost six hours to reach a verdict in the trial for former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Banks.

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