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Some Metro Council members are asking for $500,000 for new police motorcycles. (WSMV) Some Metro Council members are asking for $500,000 for new police motorcycles. (WSMV)

Some question whether Metro's budget being spent wisely Video included

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It has only been one week since Metro Council voted on the mayor's budget proposal, but some city leaders are already looking ahead to next year.

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Victim's family praises police after suspect charged with murder Video included

Isaiah Berkley (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department) Isaiah Berkley (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department)
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A teenager has been charged in the murder of 18-year-old Dalen Risby nearly 10 months after his death.

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Nonprofit at center of I-Team investigation refuses cameras at public meeting Video included

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Board members of a nonprofit at the center of a Channel 4 I-Team investigation were not pleased to find our cameras at their public meeting on Thursday.

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Retired First Sgt. says curse-filled resignation letters stems from ‘toxic leadership’ Video included

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To black out all of the curse words in retired First Sgt. Dennis Carter’s resignation letter, you need a lot of marker. To hear him read it aloud, you need a lot of bleeps.

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Shooter claims self-defense in the shooting of a former councilman Video included

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The shooter of Loniel Greene said he had no choice but defend himself when the former councilman used a racial slur to him and then approached him in a threatening matter, according to witnesses and people who have spoken to Hunt-Clark.

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Coach at subject of I-Team investigation settles lawsuit

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The terms of a settlement before a former Tennessee Titans player and the family that sued him are not being disclosed.

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Indicted sheriff to receive pay raise beginning July 1 Video included

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold (WSMV) Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold (WSMV)
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Last month, Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold was indicted on federal charges, along with his chief administrative deputy, Joe Russell, and his uncle, John Vanderveer.

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Family believes laminate flooring caused teen's health issues Video included

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If Cole Falsetto loves anything, it’s karate. The 16-year-old had been training every day, until suddenly, he couldn’t.

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State election officials investigating Rep. Jeremy Durham Video included

Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin (WSMV) Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin (WSMV)
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State election officials voted to investigate the campaign finance account of embattled lawmaker Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin.

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Investigation into Blue Angels crash still in early stages Video included

The Blue Angels plane crashed in Smyrna last Thursday. (WSMV) The Blue Angels plane crashed in Smyrna last Thursday. (WSMV)
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It could be months before investigators determine what caused a Blue Angels jet to crash last Thursday.

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Drivers continue push for recall over vehicle's known issue Video included

Drivers say the 2007 Saturn Sky has a potentially deadly issue. (WSMV) Drivers say the 2007 Saturn Sky has a potentially deadly issue. (WSMV)
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Drivers fed up after years of asking General Motors to recall their vehicle are now going to a federal agency for help.

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Photograph raises questions if students were mocking punishment Video included

The I-Team obtained a photo of the 11 students after graduation. (WSMV) The I-Team obtained a photo of the 11 students after graduation. (WSMV)
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A photograph obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team shows the 11 Dickson County High School students found responsible for causing $11,000 worth of vandalism, holding up their fingers to display “11” after their high school graduation.

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Distracted driving crashes hit new high in Tennessee Video included

Some say distracted driving law aren't being enforced. (WSMV) Some say distracted driving law aren't being enforced. (WSMV)
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For Sarah Kuck, the spray paint on Highway 50 marks more than a car crash. It identifies the worst day of her life.

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Mother of 3 spent 44 days in jail after sharing name with suspect Video included

Ke’Nieshea Adkins spent 44 days at the Tennessee Prison for Women. Ke’Nieshea Adkins spent 44 days at the Tennessee Prison for Women.
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It was the little things that Ke’Nieshea Adkins missed the most while locked up in the Tennessee Prison for Women on a federal drug charge: her son Broderick improving his dribbling skills, the hugs of her 4-year-old Ajontrell, her daughter Ke’Montajah’s smiles.

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Boyfriend denies involvement, responsibility in Ashley Mason’s death

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For nearly a year, the family of Ashley Mason has said they believe she was killed by the hands of her boyfriend.

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Family wants Hendersonville police to reopen woman's death investigation Video included

Family members believe Ashley Mason was violently attacked before her death, but police ruled her death accidental. (WSMV) Family members believe Ashley Mason was violently attacked before her death, but police ruled her death accidental. (WSMV)
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This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the death that rocked a community.

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State agency blamed for more than 100 parolees avoiding mandated domestic violence classes Video included

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Emails, state records and an interview with a former member of the board of parole show how a backlog within the Tennessee Department of Correction allowed for 115 parolees to avoid taking mandated domestic violence classes and hundreds of other criminals still not enrolled in the classes.

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Army major sentenced to 90 days after court martial

Army Major Christian “Kit” Martin Army Major Christian “Kit” Martin
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An Army major will spend 90 days in a U.S. penitentiary and will be dismissed from the military.

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Majority of pothole claims not paid out Video included

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It’s over before you even realized what happened. Hitting a pothole can damage your car, put a dent in your bank account, and can even result in injuries.

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Woman jailed for 12 days for sharing name with suspect Video included

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After 12 days of being behind bars in the White County Jail, JoAnn Luna was brought to the sheriff.

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Sharing name with suspects leaves innocent people in handcuffs

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A Channel 4 I-Team investigation found cases of people arrested, charged and jailed, simply because they share the first and last names of suspects in crime.

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Court martial begins for Army major accused of abuse

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Disturbing testimony launched the court martial for an Army major also named as a person of interest in a triple murder in Pembroke, KY.

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Facebook fans of Republican figures targeted in state agency marketing campaign Video included

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More than half of the money a state agency has spent on Facebook ads targets supporters of Tennessee’s top Republican politicians, with none spent on Democrats.

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Resident files lawsuit in novelty train crash at retirement community

The Channel 4 I-Team learned the novelty train was a converted lawnmower. (WSMV) The Channel 4 I-Team learned the novelty train was a converted lawnmower. (WSMV)
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It’s been nearly a year since a novelty train carrying senior citizens flipped over, hurting eight people.

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Person of interest in triple murder said victim was to be his star witness in court martial

Army Major Christian “Kit” Martin (WSMV) Army Major Christian “Kit” Martin (WSMV)
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Army Major Christian “Kit” Martin knows what you’ve heard. After the murders of his neighbors Cal and Pam Phillips, and Ed Dansereau, a SWAT team raided his home while military investigators held him for two days.

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Recording of victim 2 weeks before murders reveals connections to person of interest Video included

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To understand the connections of three people murdered in Pembroke, KY, on Nov. 19, 2015, you can go back to what happened two weeks prior.

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Robertson Co. officials to discuss changes to controversial suicide policy Video included

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A Middle Tennessee family is calling for Robertson County Schools to change its controversial suicide policy.

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Former probation officer indicted on official misconduct charges Video included

Wayne Hargrove faces two counts of official misconduct. (WSMV) Wayne Hargrove faces two counts of official misconduct. (WSMV)
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The subject of a Channel 4 I-Team investigation has been charged with two felony counts for official misconduct.

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Former probation officer under investigation; probationers speak out Video included

Wayne Hargrove worked with a probation company which contracts with the City of Dickson. (WSMV) Wayne Hargrove worked with a probation company which contracts with the City of Dickson. (WSMV)
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District Attorney General Ray Crouch Jr., is investigating allegations surrounding a former probation officer in Dickson.

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After warnings by general, more criminal histories uncovered of guardsmen Video included

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Two weeks after the general of the Tennessee National Guard chastised his top recruiters for questionable behavior exposed by the Channel 4 I-Team, more cases of guardsmen with criminal pasts have emerged.

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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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    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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