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The gravel spilled all over the interstate, blocking all lanes. (WSMV) The gravel spilled all over the interstate, blocking all lanes. (WSMV)

Truck company involved in I-40 crash has multiple violations Video included

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Some former employees of the construction company involved contacted the Channel 4 I-Team saying we should dig deeper into this crash. That information got us asking more questions.

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New system has Tennesseans waiting months to receive unemployment benefits Video included

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Earlier this year, millions of tax dollars were spent to upgrade a system to speed up how quickly Tennesseans can get unemployment benefits. But a Channel 4 I-Team investigation found months after that upgrade, wait times are still far behind federal guidelines.

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Cory Batey criticizes victim, attempts to rally community in jailhouse recordings Video included

The I-Team listened to hours of phone calls Cory Batey made from jail. (WSMV) The I-Team listened to hours of phone calls Cory Batey made from jail. (WSMV)
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The Channel 4 I-Team has obtained recordings of nearly every jailhouse phone call Cory Batey has made since he was convicted of aggravated rape in April.

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Massey campaign: Automated program caused Twitter interactions Video included

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A campaign spokesman said an automated program is responsible for what showed up in a candidate’s Twitter feed earlier this week.

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Two years after I-Team investigation, owner of company indicted on theft charges Video included

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The owner of a company accused of mishandling the money of soldiers, veterans and military support workers while they were out of state or overseas has been indicted on theft charges.

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Mother says 7-year-old son overdosed on prescription painkillers Video included

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Shelley Slater expected her son would be given medicine at the hospital. She never anticipated her then 7-year-old son would overdose.

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Lawsuit makes second claim of DA offering controversial deal Video included

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A federal lawsuit filed against Metro police is once again mentioning the type of deals offered by the district attorney’s office that some lawyers and a law professor believe are unethical.

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Dozens of NES bills incorrect due to false meter readings Video included

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The Channel 4 I-Team has learned dozens of customers are paying more for their electricity than they should because many meters are being read incorrectly.

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United Benefits of America owner pleads guilty to criminal contempt Video included

Tim, L, and Keenan Thomas (WSMV) Tim, L, and Keenan Thomas (WSMV)
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Six years after the Channel 4 I-Team first exposed a company for misleading the sick and uninsured, there has been a guilty plea from one of its owners.

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Budget and Finance Committee discusses police response times Video included

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A Metro Council member is speaking out after a Channel 4 I-Team investigation into slow response times to burglar alarms.

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Delta Fair ride to re-open after malfunction injures 8 Video included

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Officials say a ride that hurt eight people at a fair in Memphis could re-open Wednesday after a third-party inspector deemed the device safe to operate.

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Emails reveal Google Fiber raised safety concerns over markings policy Video included

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Emails obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team reveal Google Fiber warned Metro Public Works that they would not put aesthetics over public safety in regards to a policy over markings.

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Construction debris damaging vehicles, drivers stuck paying the bill Video included

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Roadwork throughout Nashville has drivers frustrated because construction debris is damaging people's cars.

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Man without contractor’s license able to land permits through city Video included

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A man accused by several of his former customers of taking their money and not finishing or even beginning their sunrooms, was able to land permits through Metro Codes even though he is unlicensed and did not have the permission by a construction company to use their name and license number, an Channel 4 I-Team investigation found.

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Police: More officers could decrease response time to home alarms Video included

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A Metro Council member is now calling for change after a Channel 4 I-Team investigation.

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I-Team findings prompt state to temporarily shut down 3 rides Video included

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The state ordered to temporarily shut down three rides at a local county fair after the Channel 4 I-Team discovered they were operating without the proper paperwork.

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New Metro Schools chief of staff removes charter school references from online resume Video included

Dr. Jana Carlisle (Source: Metro Nashville Public Schools) Dr. Jana Carlisle (Source: Metro Nashville Public Schools)
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There was no more contentious debate during this month's school board election than about charter schools. There are now questions why the new chief of staff for Metro Nashville Public Schools appears to have erased mentions of her work with charter school from her online resume.

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State requires only 1 independent inspection per year for amusement rides Video included

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It’s been less than a month since three girls fell from a Ferris wheel at a county fair in East Tennessee. Authorities suggested a mechanical failure was to blame, and one of the three girls who fell suffered a traumatic brain injury.

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After first closing claim, Home Depot reopens case after I-Team questions Video included

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A major home repair chain has reopened a claim and brought in a structural engineer to examine damages one of their subcontractors made to a home following questions raised by the Channel 4 I-Team.

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Doctor shopping an ongoing problem in Tennessee Video included

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks Tennessee second in the nation with the highest number of prescriptions written for painkillers. But not everyone is getting that medicine just to kill pain.

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Letter: Wayne Jolley Ministries, Inc. violated state law Video included

Wayne Jolley's congregation met at his home every Saturday. (WSMV) Wayne Jolley's congregation met at his home every Saturday. (WSMV)
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A religious nonprofit at the center of a Channel 4 I-Team investigation is facing a civil penalty and must register with the Division of Charitable Solicitations, Fantasy Sports and Gaming, according to a letter from the Secretary of State’s Office.

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Some Apple laptop users complain of cords melting Video included

Martin Rodriguez said his Apple laptop cord melted. (WSMV) Martin Rodriguez said his Apple laptop cord melted. (WSMV)
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Martin Rodriguez was working on his 2010 Apple PowerBook last December when he smelled smoke. When he looked closer, he saw the cord had melted.

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Police sometimes take hours to respond to home burglary alarms Video included

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The Channel 4 I-Team has uncovered some cases where police take hours to respond after an alarm company reports a break-in.

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Records show more than a quarter of fiber crews that hit water lines did not notify 811

Before excavators dig in Tennessee, they must call 811. (WSMV) Before excavators dig in Tennessee, they must call 811. (WSMV)
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It’s a system designed to prevent the kinds of underground disasters that can really impact our lives. But a Channel 4 I-Team investigation shows it’s a system that some contractors may be ignoring.

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Work crews running up big repair bill during fiber network installation Video included

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Since 2015, crews installing fiber lines have hit water lines 57 times, running up a repair bill of more than $178,000.

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AG will not investigate harassment claims surrounding woman in Durham report Video included

Rep. Jeremy Durham (WSMV) Rep. Jeremy Durham (WSMV)
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The Attorney General’s office interviewed 22 women as part of a sexual harassment investigation into Rep. Jeremy Durham. But it now appears the same office can’t investigate claims that one of the 22 women is receiving harassing material.

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Judge sides with police in lawsuit over wrongful arrest of Shelbyville man

Left, Kenneth Munson of Shelbyville; Right, Kenneth Munson of Indianapolis Left, Kenneth Munson of Shelbyville; Right, Kenneth Munson of Indianapolis
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Kenneth Munson calls the ruling by a U.S. District Judge “scary” for people wrongfully arrested for crimes.

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Group calls for probe into Stand for Children PAC, 4 school board campaigns Video included

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Grassroots organization Tennessee Citizen Action Wednesday called for an investigation into whether campaign finance laws were broken in several races for Metro Nashville school board.

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Exclusive: Woman in Rep. Durham investigation speaks out Video included

Jeremy Durham (WSMV File) Jeremy Durham (WSMV File)
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A recent report based upon an investigation conducted by the Attorney General detailed numerous claims in which Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, used his power to make inappropriate or sexual contact with 22 women. One of them has decided to break her silence.

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School board candidate, Stand for Children face questions about recent interactions Video included

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A candidate for the Metro Nashville School Board is facing questions after meeting with a representative of a political action committee this week.

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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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