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Divisive state logo took 9 months to design Video included


A list of bids from competing agencies show the state's new logo could have cost roughly the same regardless of who won the bid. More>>

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Death row inmate smuggles in cell phone, gets on dating website Video included

Updated: May 18, 2015 09:22 PM

The latest findings in the Channel 4 I-Team's "crime in punishment" investigation shows death row inmates scoring smartphone contraband. More>>

Firm behind new state logo stands by design Video included


A new logo for state government continues to be the talk of Tennessee. More>>

Tennessee pays $46K for new state logo Video included


Say goodbye to the stars and flag logo on the state government's website, as well as all other state logos, and say hello to a little red square. The state of Tennessee is about to get a new logo, and it's come at quite a cost.


I-Team investigations ultimately lead to Rutherford Co. raids Video included


The Channel 4 I-Team first reported on Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold's questionable deals that prompted citizen outrage. More>>

New state logo prompts online outrage, humor Video included


Wednesday, the Channel 4 I-Team revealed the new logo for the Tennessee state government and how much it cost to create. Now, online petitions are circulating seeking to keep the famous Tennessee stars in the logo. More>>

Some Metro Council members repeatedly missing committee meetings Video included

Updated: May 14, 2015 07:57 PM

A review of Metro Council members' attendance at committee meetings show some are absent the majority of the time. More>>

Records show cement truck involved in fatal crash should have been parked Video included


The attorney for the driver of a cement truck charged criminally in the crash that killed a father of two said the records don't tell the whole truth. More>>

TN lawmaker pushes to make cockfighting a felony Video included


Tennessee is one of only eight states where cockfighting isn't considered a felony. The Channel 4 I-Team got a behind-the-scenes look at the kind of crime that's flourishing as a result across Tennessee. More>>

Records show elected official out of office twice as often as peers Video included


A Channel 4 I-Team investigation into criminal court clerk and mayoral candidate Howard Gentry shows no proof of him in the office sometimes six to eight weeks a year. More>>

Sheriff's contract with tablet company signed without county's knowledge Video included


The Channel 4 I-Team has uncovered yet another private contractor running under the radar inside the Rutherford County Jail. More>>

Deputy tied to for-profit company accused in pepper spray lawsuit


The Channel 4 I-Team has uncovered more family ties in a conflict of interest investigation at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office. More>>

Documents link Rutherford Co. chief deputy to for-profit company


The Channel 4 I-Team has uncovered new documents that firmly connect Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold's second in command to a for-profit company selling to the jail's own inmates. More>>

Rutherford Co. sheriff's family, deputy tied to another company


There are new concerns about a for-profit business with ties to the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office. More>>

Autopsy results revealed of teen fatally shot by police Video included


The Metro police chief and the public are asking why a stun gun was unable to stop an armed teenager, leaving officers no choice but to open fire. More>>

Some say state ignored criminals' parole violations Video included


More questions remain about the punishment for convicted criminals found violating their parole. More>>

I-Team finds hundreds of parole warrants denied Video included


A Channel 4 I-Team investigation found when parole officers filed warrants to hold offenders accountable, those warrants were initially denied by the state. More>>

Cheatham Co. teacher fired in Ohio over sex scandal Video included


A Cheatham County teacher under investigation for allegedly sending inappropriate messages to a female student was fired from two jobs in Ohio over a sex scandal. More>>

Driver in deadly crash not charged despite change in state law Video included


A middle Tennessee father came to the Channel 4 I-Team asking why no one was ever prosecuted in the accident that caused his son's death. More>>

Senate clerk funds travel to conferences with taxpayer money Video included


The Channel 4 I-Team has uncovered that Tennessee taxpayers have been footing the bill for a legislative staffer to travel almost every month to places all over the country. More>>

I-Team report: Stun guns fail 20% of time in stopping suspects Video included


The stun gun has become one of the most relied upon weapons used by law enforcement to avoid deadly confrontations. More>>

Co-founder of cement company said some staff knew of deadly mistake Video included


A former high-ranking employee said the cement company knew the brakes in a truck involved in a deadly accident that killed 33-year-old Sergio Lopez weren't working properly, but used it anyway. More>>

DA's office credits I-Team with conviction of thief Video included


There has been an abrupt about face from a man accused of stealing while he cleaned houses across middle Tennessee. More>>

Search continues for man who escaped from mental health facility Video included


A manhunt is underway for a mental health patient and accused armed robber who escaped from the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute on Wednesday. More>>

Channel 4 I-Team looks back at busy year Video included


From international changes in the diamond trade to multiple arrests, the Channel 4 I-Team exposed problems and got solutions in 2014. More>>

Woodland Hills student to sue state over alleged beating Video included


A juvenile offender said a guard at Woodland Hills Youth Development Center badly beat him. Now, 18-year-old Hayden Fryer intends to sue the state. More>>

Widow blames VA for husband's death Video included


For more than a year now, the Channel 4 I-Team has been investigating the backlog at the local VA and the trouble veterans have had trying to get the health care they earned by serving our country. More>>

Recorded phone call shows IRS scammers' tactics Video included


A phone call has tricked people across the country into losing millions of dollars. The message makes it appear that the victim is about to be sued by the IRS, but it's all just a scam. More>>

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    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 >>
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