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Family of woman charged with fraud now also faces charges Video included

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A woman claiming to be helping dozens of hungry kids was instead pocketing more than $1.5 million she got from the state.

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Former recycling company employee says refunds unlikely Video included

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A former employee of a Murfreesboro recycling company is speaking out with a message to thousands of customers.

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Retired state trooper pleads guilty in human trafficking case Video included

The News 4 I-Team has uncovered allegations against Ronald Strickland dating back to 2007. (WSMV) The News 4 I-Team has uncovered allegations against Ronald Strickland dating back to 2007. (WSMV)
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New details came out Tuesday in the sentencing hearing for a retired state trooper who pleaded guilty in a human trafficking case.

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Woman fights court system for right to make own decisions Video included

Reba Sherrill is fighting for the right to make her own decisions. (WSMV) Reba Sherrill is fighting for the right to make her own decisions. (WSMV)
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Reba Sherrill may be in a wheelchair, but she's ready for a fight.

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Sheriff: County executive locked himself in building while TBI served warrant Video included

The Cannon County courthouse (WSMV) The Cannon County courthouse (WSMV)
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Cannon County Executive Mike Gannon locked himself inside the county courthouse while the TBI attempted to serve a search warrant to him, according to the county sheriff.

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Condemned East Nashville house torn down after News 4 I-Team investigation Video included

The owner paid to have the building demolished. (WSMV) The owner paid to have the building demolished. (WSMV)
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A house some called an eyesore for years is finally gone. Neighbors say it wasn't until the News 4 I-Team got involved that things changed, and they're relieved they didn’t have to pay for it.

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Ex-Belle Meade PD officer had faced previous allegation over prescription drugs Video included

Donald Lawman (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department) Donald Lawman (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department)
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A police officer who lost his job after he was charged with stealing pills had previously faced an allegation involving prescription drugs, the News 4 I-Team found. 

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Woman says she paid off gangs to keep son safe in prison Video included

Trousdale Turner Correctional Center. (WSMV file photo) Trousdale Turner Correctional Center. (WSMV file photo)
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The News 4 I-Team has heard from several families of inmates housed at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center who say they routinely pay “protection money” to make sure gang members don’t kill their loved ones.

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Neighbors complain of early morning construction work Video included

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A News 4 camera found workers on at least one Nashville construction site as early as 4 a.m.

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TEMA after-action report on wildfires delayed due to hurricanes

Fourteen people were killed in the wildfires last November. (WSMV) Fourteen people were killed in the wildfires last November. (WSMV)
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News 4 has learned it’s going to be a little longer until there are more answers about lost phone calls from the Gatlinburg wildfires.

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Some churches turn to members to provide armed security

One woman was killed in a shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ on Sunday. (WSMV) One woman was killed in a shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ on Sunday. (WSMV)
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On the heels of a deadly shooting at an Antioch church last weekend, local congregations are wondering how best to keep their members safe.

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Aldermen: County executive used influence to get relative job

The Cannon County courthouse (WSMV) The Cannon County courthouse (WSMV)
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Three current and former aldermen in Woodbury said they believe Cannon County Executive Mike Gannon used his influence to help his cousin get a taxpayer-funded job in the city.

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Smyrna PD visited home of suspected church shooter in 2015 Video included

Emanuel Kidega Samson is charged with murder. (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department) Emanuel Kidega Samson is charged with murder. (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department)
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As soon as police released the identity of suspected church shooter Emanuel Samson, the News 4 I-Team began looking at his past.

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Sextortion victim: Be careful in online search for love Video included

While many use dating apps and websites, some use other methods to find love online. (WSMV) While many use dating apps and websites, some use other methods to find love online. (WSMV)
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In the swipe right, swipe left world of online dating, a News 4 I-Team investigation found simply submitting your photo can result in an extortionist taking aim at you.

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KSP closes investigation into slain trooper after two years Video included

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The investigation into the murder of a Kentucky State Police trooper is closed. Trooper Cameron Ponder was killed on Sept. 13, 2015, after making a routine traffic stop in Trigg County, KY.

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Prisoners at private-run prisons released without IDs Video included

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When a prison inmate is finally through serving time for a crime, what happens once they’re released?

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Hopkinsville PD officer resigns after entering, searching home without warrant Video included

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A Hopkinsville police officer is out of a job after an internal investigation found he violated the constitutional rights of several people. 

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Sex offender worked as balloon artist in Middle Tennessee Video included

Larry Valentine also goes by the name "Mr. Twisty." (WSMV) Larry Valentine also goes by the name "Mr. Twisty." (WSMV)
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A convicted sex offender worked everywhere from festivals to a baseball park making balloon animals and hats for children, a News 4 I-Team investigation revealed.

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MTSU Police Department down 9 positions Video included

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Emails obtained by the News 4 I-Team raise questions about staffing within a university police department. The I-Team discovered an officer worked alone on patrol twice during summer semester. 

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Surveillance video where homeless man was shot shows potential witnesses Video included

Katie Quackenbush (Source: Metro Nashville PD) Katie Quackenbush (Source: Metro Nashville PD)
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The News 4 I-Team obtained exclusive surveillance video of the Music Row neighborhood where a homeless man was shot, and it reveals many people in the area who could be potential witnesses.

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Employers caught breaking the law, putting construction workers at risk Video included

Five deaths have been reported at Nashville construction sites so far this year. (WSMV) Five deaths have been reported at Nashville construction sites so far this year. (WSMV)
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It’s hard to drive anywhere in Nashville without encountering a construction site, and that kind of work carries risk. Five people have died in Nashville on job sites this year. The most recent death occurred two weeks ago.

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Documents: Officer at Trousdale Turner stabbed by inmate high on meth Video included

Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility. (WSMV file photo) Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility. (WSMV file photo)
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The News 4 I-Team has uncovered documents revealing what led to a violent prison assault in Hartsville.

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Survey calls for resignation of Cannon County executive Video included

A packed house gathered for Thursday's Cannon County Commission meeting. (WSMV) A packed house gathered for Thursday's Cannon County Commission meeting. (WSMV)
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An information survey conducted in the wake of a News 4 I-Team investigation shows 86 percent of responders believed the Cannon County executive should resign.

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Fight brews over development in flood prone area of Donelson Video included

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In many places in Nashville, development is embraced with open arms. But in the Pennington Bend area of Donelson, several neighbors said certain new construction projects could cost them their lives.

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Widow may have to pay $230K to lawyers she fired Video included

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A Clarksville woman may have to pay one-third of a projected settlement to lawyers she fired in the wake of her husband’s death, even though the lawyers last represented her three years before the money was awarded.

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Local recycling company apologizes after several missed pickups

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A local business owner is offering an apology for allowing bins of recycling to overflow for weeks in Williamson and Rutherford counties.

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Prison worker finds personal information on state computer Video included

South Central Correctional Facility is located in Clifton, TN. (WSMV) South Central Correctional Facility is located in Clifton, TN. (WSMV)
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Prison jobs not only help inmates pass the time, they are designed to teach skills useful in the outside world. But are some inmate jobs an opportunity to victimize unsuspecting people?

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Four months after I-Team investigation, gun range goes out of business Video included

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When the News 4 I-Team first reported on complaints of former employees that lead exposure at The Range at Dave’s made them sick, its owner said it was one of the safest, cleanest ranges in the region.

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8 Metro Schools employees stayed at Waldorf Astoria hotel on taxpayer’s dime Video included

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The News 4 I-Team found eight Metro Schools employees stayed at a Waldorf Astoria hotel in New Orleans last month on the taxpayer’s dime. 

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After communication failures during Nashville flood, Army Corps changes course in Houston Video included

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Officials in Houston are doing something that failed to occur in Nashville during our historic flooding: warning the public that flood waters are being released through a dam.

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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.

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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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  • Alanna Autler

    Alanna Autler

    Alanna joined the WSMV news team in June 2014 after two years chasing stories in the heart of West Virginia's coalfields as a reporter.

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    Alanna joined the WSMV news team in June 2014 after two years chasing stories in the heart of West Virginia's coalfields as a reporter.

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  • Lindsay Bramson

    Lindsay Bramson

    Lindsay Bramson joined the WSMV team as an investigative reporter in June 2016.

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    Lindsay Bramson joined the WSMV team as an investigative reporter in June 2016.

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