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I-Team finds expired children's medicine, baby food on shelves Video included

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When you go grocery shopping, do you check those little expiration dates? The Channel 4 I-Team did.


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Franklin businessman, wife indicted on federal charges Video included

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The CEO of a company shut down by the government and his wife have been indicted four years after the Channel 4 I-Team exposed people across the country saying they were scammed out of millions of dollars. More>>

Police search for identity of 'Jane Doe' nearly 40 years after death Video included

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Thirty-eight years have passed and Metro police have never been able to identify a young girl who was found in the Harpeth River. More>>

Titans pushing for tighter drone regulations Video included

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A new push to keep drones grounded is coming from an unlikely source: the Tennessee Titans. Drones can currently be flown almost anywhere, but the Channel 4 I-Team has learned that the Titans would like to see tougher laws for the new technology. More>>

Video shows officer punching, lifting inmate off floor Video included

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Surveillance video obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team shows a Davidson County correctional officer punching a handcuffed inmate and lifting him off the floor in a headlock. More>>

Accused cleaning thief's case sent to grand jury

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A grand jury will hear the case of a cleaning company owner accused of stealing from his clients and the Channel 4 I-Team. More>>

Ouster suit against Macon Co. sheriff dismissed Video included

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Three days after a hearing to attempt to oust the sheriff of Macon County, the lawsuit that started it all has been dropped. More>>

Attorney says I-Team findings not applicable in sheriff ouster suit Video included

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In court Monday, attorneys for Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons argued that everything the Channel 4 I-Team uncovered about him is not applicable when it comes to removing him from office. More>>

Students fight, flip off tables, throw chairs in state run facility

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The Channel 4 I-Team has obtained exclusive surveillance video of juvenile offenders' prior wild behavior inside a state run facility where more than 30 students escaped earlier this week. More>>

Accused cleaning thief returned to Nashville Video included

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Metro police drove to meet George deputies halfway Friday morning to pick up Zach Jones, who is accused of stealing jewelry from people's homes while running a cleaning service. More>>

I-Team investigation prompts road trip for accused thief Video included

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Deputies with a south Georgia sheriff's department plan to drive more than seven hours to Nashville to drop off a man accused of stealing jewelry from his clients. More>>

Email confirms TBI investigation into sheriff Video included

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An email from a TBI agent confirms the agency has launched a criminal investigation into Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons. More>>

I-Team investigates how teen escaped DCS custody in Bellevue Video included

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Just how difficult was it for a teenager to slip away from Department of Children's Services custody on a trip from Memphis to Nashville?  More>>

Suspect in Vandy rape case removed from CA football team Video included

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Butte College in California has removed Brandon Banks, one of the four men charged in the Vanderbilt rape case, from its football team after the Channel 4 I-Team asked questions about why he was able to play. More>>

Ouster suit filed to remove Macon County sheriff Video included

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Citizens of Macon County signed a lawsuit asking a judge to remove Sheriff Mark Gammons from office following a series of Channel 4 I-Team investigations. More>>

Escapee: 'We were desperate to get out of there' Video included

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The first juvenile to break his silence about the escape from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center told the Channel 4 I-Team he felt he had to run for his own safety. More>>

Lawmakers call for action after Woodland Hills violence Video included

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Tennessee lawmakers are calling for action after seeing exclusive surveillance videos obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team of what was happening inside the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center prior to this week's escapes. More>>

Video raises questions if sheriff's employees used for campaign Video included

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Undercover Channel 4 I-Team video and government surveillance video raises questions if the sheriff of Macon County used county vehicles and his employees for campaign jobs. More>>

Recorded call raises questions if sheriff threatened job

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Former school resource officer Josh Smith said he received a call from Mark Gammons on May 10 after Smith's father put a sign up in his own yard supporting Gammon's opponent, Butch Avera. More>>

I-Team special

Channel 4 I-Team Investigates: Crime in Punishment

This Channel 4 I-Team special presentation, "Crime In Punishment," documents our year-long investigation into the Tennessee's prison system. Our investigation resulted in disciplinary actions taken on more than 70 inmates, launched a TBI investigation, led to a felony charge for a former correctional officer and prompted a legislative hearing. More>>

Survey shows hundreds of state agency employees feel less safe

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A confidential survey of more than 300 employees with the Tennessee Department of Corrections shows 70 percent feel less safer in their jobs than they did four years ago. More>>

Swim coach notified of pending lifetime ban Video included

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The Channel 4 I-Team has confirmed that popular local swim coach Mark Walker has been notified by USA Swimming that they intend to ban him from coaching for life. More>>

The I-Team takes a closer look at the suspects in the Holly Bobo case Video included

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The Channel 4 I-Team uncovers what you haven't heard about the men accused of killing Holly Bobo. More>>

Former sex slave: I was chained in basement and sold Video included

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Law enforcement and rescuers of sex slaves report that because of a saturation of human trafficking in the deep South, more human traffickers are bringing young girls to Middle Tennessee. More>>

TN taxpayers paying thousands for EBT card ATM fees Video included

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Tax dollars have paid more than $80,000 in fees over two years for cash withdrawals for low-income Tennesseans. One public policy organization says there's a fix to avoid the fees. More>>

Audio of sheriff raises questions of campaign intimidation

Secretly recorded audio of a speech made by Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons raises questions if he was sending a message to his employees that if they didn't support his campaign, that they could lose their job. More>>

I-Team investigates cyber key duplication Video included

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Here's a question for you: Can you name all the places your keys have been today? And how many people could have had access to them? More>>

Veteran unable to walk, talk told by VA he should go to work Video included

A Vietnam veteran battling cancer and suffering from heart and lung problems was denied full disability benefits from Veterans Affairs.
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Customer sues Genesis Diamonds, questions legality of certifications Video included

A customer has sued Genesis Diamonds, saying it not only exaggerated the value of a stone but is using gem grading reports that could be illegal to bring into the U.S. More>>

Accused ticket scam artist indicted on 6 counts Video included

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The woman first exposed by the Channel 4 I-Team for selling concert tickets that her customers say were fakes has been indicted on six counts. More>>

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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.More >>
    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.More >>
  • Kimberly Curth

    Kimberly Curth

    Kimberly Curth starting at Channel 4 in June 2011 after working at WKRG-TV in Mobile, Ala. She joined the I-Team in July 2012. Follow Kimberly on Twitter @WSMVKimberlyMore >>
    Kimberly Curth starting at Channel 4 in June 2011 after working at WKRG-TV in Mobile, Ala.  Follow Kimberly on Twitter @WSMVKimberlyMore >>
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