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I-Team investigates how teen escaped DCS custody in Bellevue Video included


Just how difficult was it for a teenager to slip away from Department of Children's Services custody on a trip from Memphis to Nashville?  More>>

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Clarksville woman accused of stealing thousands from charity fund Video included


According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 41-year-old Christie Overstreet Hill managed the Wounded Warriors Project Fund in 2011. More>>

Suspect in Vandy rape case removed from CA football team Video included


Butte College in California has removed Brandon Banks, one of the four men charged in the Vanderbilt rape case, from its football team after the Channel 4 I-Team asked questions about why he was able to play. More>>

Ouster suit filed to remove Macon County sheriff Video included


Citizens of Macon County signed a lawsuit asking a judge to remove Sheriff Mark Gammons from office following a series of Channel 4 I-Team investigations. More>>

Escapee: 'We were desperate to get out of there' Video included


The first juvenile to break his silence about the escape from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center told the Channel 4 I-Team he felt he had to run for his own safety. More>>

Court records show crimes committed by escapees Video included


The Channel 4 I-Team has obtained court records that show the crimes police say some of the escaped teenagers from the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center committed while on the run. More>>

Lawmakers call for action after Woodland Hills violence Video included


Tennessee lawmakers are calling for action after seeing exclusive surveillance videos obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team of what was happening inside the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center prior to this week's escapes. More>>

Video raises questions if sheriff's employees used for campaign Video included


Undercover Channel 4 I-Team video and government surveillance video raises questions if the sheriff of Macon County used county vehicles and his employees for campaign jobs. More>>

Recorded call raises questions if sheriff threatened job Video included


Former school resource officer Josh Smith said he received a call from Mark Gammons on May 10 after Smith's father put a sign up in his own yard supporting Gammon's opponent, Butch Avera. More>>

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Channel 4 I-Team Investigates: Crime in Punishment

This Channel 4 I-Team special presentation, "Crime In Punishment," documents our year-long investigation into the Tennessee's prison system. Our investigation resulted in disciplinary actions taken on more than 70 inmates, launched a TBI investigation, led to a felony charge for a former correctional officer and prompted a legislative hearing. More>>

Survey shows hundreds of state agency employees feel less safe Video included


A confidential survey of more than 300 employees with the Tennessee Department of Corrections shows 70 percent feel less safer in their jobs than they did four years ago. More>>

Swim coach notified of pending lifetime ban Video included


The Channel 4 I-Team has confirmed that popular local swim coach Mark Walker has been notified by USA Swimming that they intend to ban him from coaching for life. More>>

The I-Team takes a closer look at the suspects in the Holly Bobo case Video included


The Channel 4 I-Team uncovers what you haven't heard about the men accused of killing Holly Bobo. More>>

Former sex slave: I was chained in basement and sold Video included


Law enforcement and rescuers of sex slaves report that because of a saturation of human trafficking in the deep South, more human traffickers are bringing young girls to Middle Tennessee. More>>

TN taxpayers paying thousands for EBT card ATM fees Video included


Tax dollars have paid more than $80,000 in fees over two years for cash withdrawals for low-income Tennesseans. One public policy organization says there's a fix to avoid the fees. More>>

Audio of sheriff raises questions of campaign intimidation

Secretly recorded audio of a speech made by Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons raises questions if he was sending a message to his employees that if they didn't support his campaign, that they could lose their job. More>>

I-Team investigates cyber key duplication Video included


Here's a question for you: Can you name all the places your keys have been today? And how many people could have had access to them? More>>

Veteran unable to walk, talk told by VA he should go to work Video included

A Vietnam veteran battling cancer and suffering from heart and lung problems was denied full disability benefits from Veterans Affairs.

Customer sues Genesis Diamonds, questions legality of certifications Video included

A customer has sued Genesis Diamonds, saying it not only exaggerated the value of a stone but is using gem grading reports that could be illegal to bring into the U.S. More>>

Accused ticket scam artist indicted on 6 counts Video included


The woman first exposed by the Channel 4 I-Team for selling concert tickets that her customers say were fakes has been indicted on six counts. More>>

I-Team discovers some middlemen cashing in at expense of homeowners Video included


The Channel 4 I-Team has discovered that some middlemen are cashing in at the expense of naive homeowners, and there are questions about the business practices they use to acquire the properties they flip. More>>

I-Team investigates delays in fire hydrant repairs Video included


A Channel 4 I-Team investigation found the city's water department is taking months to fix broken hydrants, with several hydrants found broken in May still not working today. More>>

Former state director: Reports of drugs in home cost her job Video included


The former director of the Alcoholic Beverage Commission said in an exclusive interview with the Channel 4 I-Team that reports of drugs found in her home cost her the state job. More>>

Experts warn against leaving personal information in vehicles Video included


Here's a question for you: What do you keep in your car? You might not give it much thought, but what if you're in an accident and your car is towed away? More>>

State error lands released inmates back in prison Video included


Nine inmates who successfully graduated from a re-entry program from a state prison and were allowed to start new lives on the outside are now back in prison because of a state error. More>>

Veterans tell Channel 4 I-Team delays could cost them their lives Video included


Veterans are coming forward saying some of what happened in Phoenix is happening here in Nashville. They're sick, yet they're facing long wait times and delayed treatment from local VA hospitals. More>>

Judges to discuss changes on handling domestic violence cases Video included


The handling of a single court case has led to a very unusual move. The Channel 4 I-Team has learned that all 11 general sessions judges will be called together Friday for a special meeting. More>>

Questions over ties between men at center of suspect's release Video included


A story involving a wealthy developer, an allegation of domestic violence and what could be seen as special treatment from a judge has been generating lots of attention in Nashville. More>>

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  • Jeremy Finley

    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 >>
  • Kimberly Curth

    Kimberly Curth

    Kimberly Curth starting at Channel 4 in June 2011 after working at WKRG-TV in Mobile, Ala. She joined the I-Team in July 2012. Follow Kimberly on Twitter @WSMVKimberlyMore >>
    Kimberly Curth starting at Channel 4 in June 2011 after working at WKRG-TV in Mobile, Ala.  Follow Kimberly on Twitter @WSMVKimberlyMore >>
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