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Crisis for the crisis consultant Video included

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Text messages and depositions in the David Chase civil lawsuit reveal the Chase family believed a well-known crisis communications consultant tried to extort them for $2 million in order to “make it go away.”

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How a deal was reached in the city’s most controversial domestic violence case Video included

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A Channel 4 I-Team investigation shows that the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office made a secret deal with David Chase in his controversial domestic violence case, but the public was never alerted to the agreement.

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David Chase's past legal troubles similar to current issue

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A great deal of talk and courtroom time has been devoted to the case of prominent Nashville developer David Chase. More>>

Election commission spending in question following I-Team report Video included

Ronald Buchanan resigned from the Davidson County Election Commission on Feb. 1. Ronald Buchanan resigned from the Davidson County Election Commission on Feb. 1.
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Following a Channel 4 I-Team investigation that probed purchases made by the elections administrator, Metro Council members spent more than an hour between Monday and Tuesday grilling the remaining commissioners about questions raised in the report.

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Midstate swim coach notified of lifetime ban from USA Swimming Video included

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The former CEO and head coach at Excel Aquatics has been banned from coaching from life from USA Swimming, the governing body of competitive swimming in the United States.

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I-Team investigation becomes focus of Metro committee meeting Video included

Kent Wall speaks at the committee meeting on Monday night. Kent Wall speaks at the committee meeting on Monday night.
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The election commission sat before a Metro Council committee on Monday night. They initially had planned to discuss upcoming elections, but instead, they landed in the hot seat.

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DA: Councilman involved in scheme to silence domestic violence victim Video included

Loniel Greene Jr. (Source: Nashville.gov) Loniel Greene Jr. (Source: Nashville.gov)
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A bond revocation motion and recorded jail conversations obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team show the Davidson County district attorney’s office accusing Metro Councilman Loniel Greene of taking part in a scheme to keep an alleged domestic violence victim from appearing in court.

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Lawmaker says woman told him Durham sexually harassed her Video included

Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, resigned as majority whip on Sunday. Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, resigned as majority whip on Sunday.
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Republican leaders said they never received sexual harassment complaints against Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, but another lawmaker said he received an informal complaint and alerted his superiors.

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NHTSA aims to strengthen safety devices that have failed in deadly crashes Video included

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Nearly four years after the Channel 4 I-Team exposed how a Middle Tennessee man died when a safety device underneath a semi-truck failed, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing rule changes that would strengthen the devices.

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Lawmakers move to close pension loophole after I-Team report Video included

The I-Team found seven teachers and administrators who were still collecting pensions despite being convicted of crimes related to their jobs. The I-Team found seven teachers and administrators who were still collecting pensions despite being convicted of crimes related to their jobs.
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An investigation by the Channel 4 I-Team could change which teachers would have to forfeit their pensions under state code.

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Once accused of sexual misconduct, Springfield doctor now faces federal charges Video included

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A Springfield doctor and other workers inside a medical clinic investigated by the Channel 4 I-Team in 2012 have been indicted in federal court on charges of receiving illegal cash kickbacks.

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Maury Co. 911 center went unmanned during severe storms Video included

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A Channel 4 I-Team investigation found that when a severe storm struck one Middle Tennessee county, the dispatchers had left the 911 call center unmanned.

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Embattled car dealer applies for new license

Dozens of complaints have been filed after Nashville Motor Cars closed suddenly last month. Dozens of complaints have been filed after Nashville Motor Cars closed suddenly last month.
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A former car dealer under investigation for defrauding several customers is looking to get back in the business.

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Staffer: Lawmaker’s personal devices don’t possess anything about state business Video included

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Next week marks the start of the legislative session, which means lawmakers will flock to Capitol Hill. How they act over the next several weeks will be very public, but how they text is a different story.

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In 5th hearing before lawmakers, commissioner confirms assault definition changes Video included

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As earlier reported by the Channel 4 I-Team, the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Correction announced Thursday that the definition of assaults in prisons would change.

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Documents show classifications of assaults in prisons to change Video included

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In advance of Thursday's Senate hearing where the commissioner of the Department of Correction is slated to appear, the Channel 4 I-Team has obtained documents that indicate that they way the state classifies assaults will change on Jan. 11.

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Companies charging fees for free labor law compliance posters Video included

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Some business owners said they were charged for something that was already free.

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More correctional officers fired after gang affiliations exposed Video included

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Termination letters obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team show two additional correctional officers were fired late last month for having gang affiliations.

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I-Team investigations grab attention in 2015 Video included

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The Channel 4 I-Team’s reporting launched criminal investigations, prompted repeated legislative hearings and held the powerful accountable.

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A Perfect Storm: Investigating Tennessee's prison system

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The Channel 4 I-Team's investigation prompted five legislative hearings, an independent audit of the department, a criminal conviction and calls for the commissioner of the department to resign.

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Patients waiting for medical records months after doctor's office closes Video included

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Dr. Travis Pardue closed his Hermitage office in July, but some of his patients said they are still waiting for their records containing personal information.

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First lieutenant: 'Common sense has failed most of the soldiers here' Video included

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A platoon leader of a Tennessee National Guard Unit heavily criticized his own men after they were accused of having sex with prostitutes in an area of the world known for human trafficking.

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Robocall asks Rep. Jeremy Durham to resign

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A robocall in Franklin is asking for a state lawmaker to resign or for Republican leadership to take action.

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Brentwood dentist changes policy after I-Team investigation Video included

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A Midstate mother accused a Brentwood dental provider of segregating patients.

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Lt. Gov. Ramsey says changes may be needed within TDOC Video included

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Following a Channel 4 I-Team investigation, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said there may be a need for change at the top of the Tennessee Department of Correction.

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Gang members become cadets in state prisons, I-Team investigation finds Video included

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The Channel 4 I-Team found emails and termination letters that show in some cases, cadets went through the academy and were placed to work in prisons before it was determined they belonged to gangs.

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State lawmaker addresses allegations that he altered prescription Video included

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A state representative will not be investigated further for allegedly altering two drug prescriptions.

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State looking into whether teachers' convictions were properly reported Video included

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In Tennessee, teachers can lose their pensions if they are convicted of certain crimes. But a Channel 4 I-Team investigation exposed that some educators are still drawing their retirement benefits.

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E-cigs largely unregulated despite explosions, fires

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Electronic cigarettes can sometimes explode, burst into flames and possibly injure their users.

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At least 36 Ft. Campbell soldiers killed in helicopter training exercises since 1988 Video included

Fort Campbell officials said Wednesday’s fatal helicopter crash stemmed from a routine training mission. Fort Campbell officials said Wednesday’s fatal helicopter crash stemmed from a routine training mission.
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Fort Campbell officials said Wednesday’s fatal helicopter crash stemmed from a routine training mission.

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TSEA doubts accuracy of TDOC commissioner’s statements to governor Video included

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A state union leader is casting doubt on the positive image the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Correction gave about staffing in his prisons to Gov. Bill Haslam.

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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. 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.

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