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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

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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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Some say heroin overdose antidote is enabling abusers

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There are concerns that a drug designed to save lives could at the same time be making the problem worse.

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MTSU, Clarksville among complainants that weren’t given discounts off state contract Video included

The dispute impacts entities that purchase Ford vehicles off a state contract. (WSMV) The dispute impacts entities that purchase Ford vehicles off a state contract. (WSMV)
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The department of general services and the winner of a lucrative state contract are in the midst of battle in which at least $90,000 taxpayer dollars are at stake, a Channel 4 I-Team investigation has found.

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Former probation officer in trouble with the law again Video included

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Wayne Hargrove asked a young woman, his former probationer, for nude photos, and then pointed a gun at her after she denied his request, according to a police report dated July 17.

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Business owner begins to return customers’ belongings after I-Team report Video included

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The owner of a Nashville fur store said he can give back most of his customers’ belongings after “finalizing something.”

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Durham remains on ballot despite suspending campaign Video included

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A lawmaker accused of sexually harassing 22 women is still technically in the race for his seat, even though he announced he would be suspending his campaign.

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Rutherford County employees say security too lax at county clerk's building Video included

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Last week, Channel 4 first reported a break-in at the Rutherford County Clerk’s office building. The Channel 4 I-Team has found that high-ranking city employees have been complaining for months that security was too lax. They want to know why the county mayor hasn’t taken action.

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Metro school board candidate under fire for social media posts Video included

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A candidate for the Metro Nashville Public School board is under fire, answering questions about tweets using language some might consider offensive.

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Customers demand answers after Nashville fur business closes Video included

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Several customers say they don't know the location of some of their most prized possessions after a Nashville business suddenly closed its doors.

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Rep. Jeremy Durham files lawsuit to halt release of investigation results Video included

Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin (WSMV) Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin (WSMV)
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After months of scrutiny, embattled state Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, is fighting back.

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Manchester man says he was detained by city alderman Video included

Manchester Alderman Tim Kilgore (WSMV) Manchester Alderman Tim Kilgore (WSMV)
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The Channel 4 I-Team is investigating what some call an abuse of power by a Manchester city alderman.

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Are ride-sharing regulations enough to keep users safe? Video included

Even if you've never used services like Uber or Lyft, you likely know someone who has. (WSMV) Even if you've never used services like Uber or Lyft, you likely know someone who has. (WSMV)
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Summertime means more people coming to Nashville for vacation. It also means ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft putting more drivers on the road to help those tourists get around the city.

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Alderman communicated with officers during deadly police chase Video included

Jessica Campos was killed in a police chase that spanned two counties. (WSMV) Jessica Campos was killed in a police chase that spanned two counties. (WSMV)
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An investigation is underway into how a Manchester alderman was able to use a radio channel reserved for police to give instructions to officers during a police chase last month.

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Pro-ISIS group's kill list features names of Nashville residents Video included

United Cyber Caliphate is a pro-ISIS hacking group. (WSMV) United Cyber Caliphate is a pro-ISIS hacking group. (WSMV)
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The Channel 4 I-Team has confirmed that FBI agents have been notifying certain people in the Nashville area, warning them that their names are on a kill list circulated by a pro-ISIS group.

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

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)
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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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    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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