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Off-duty officer involved in crash previously disciplined five times for driving incidents Video included

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An off-duty police officer who hit the car of an elderly couple remains on the job tonight. A serious collision in which a police officer admits he was speeding isn’t the most troubling finding by the News 4 I-Team. The I-Team looked into that officer’s driving history on the job and found a pattern.

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Daughter: To whoever wrote threatening letters, we’ll find you Video included

Dotty Duggin died after a brief battle with cancer. (WSMV) Dotty Duggin died after a brief battle with cancer. (WSMV)
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The daughter of a deceased Woodbury city alderman is vowing to keep up the pressure until whoever wrote her mother, and other women in Cannon County, threatening anonymous letters is exposed.

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Lawmakers vote to allow TDOC to continue running prisons despite criticism

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Lawmakers, frustrated with the Tennessee Department of Correction and the private prison company Core Civic, still voted to allow the agency to continue running prisons for another year.

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Witness' phone goes missing in police property room Video included

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A cell phone containing sensitive information key in the federal investigation of a former judge went missing in the Metro Nashville Police Department’s property room for at least four days.

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Mayor’s office under fire for proposal to close hospital Video included

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The Mayor’s Office is under fire and the gloves are coming off about a proposal to reduce patient care at a Nashville hospital with a tradition of serving the poor.

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Metro Schools administrator accused of harassment resigns Video included

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A Metro Schools administrator placed on administrative leave last month while being investigated for harassing female employees has resigned effective Friday, according to the school system.

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'Get out of jail free' for serious charges faces criticism Video included

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People charged with the types of serious crimes that prevent the sheriff’s office from releasing them without bond are still leaving the jail without having to pay a dime, a News 4 I-Team Investigation found.

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Former major receives probation in Rutherford sheriff's corruption case Video included

Terry McBurney (Source: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office) Terry McBurney (Source: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office)
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Former Major Terry McBurney received three years probation in the corruption case involving the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department.

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State to pay $80K to settle lawsuit over coaching program Video included

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Taxpayers on the hook for $80,994 to settle a lawsuit over a now-canceled state program that cost more than $300,000 to implement.

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Attorney accused of misappropriating $1 million left for daughter of fallen trooper Video included

THP trooper Todd Larkins was killed in the line of duty in 2005. (WSMV) THP trooper Todd Larkins was killed in the line of duty in 2005. (WSMV)
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An attorney is accused of misappropriating more than $1 million left for the daughter of a fallen state trooper. Now the TBI is investigating what happened to that money.

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Councilman plans to request more funding for classroom after I-Team investigation Video included

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A Metro Council member says he sees the need for more teachers’ aides and he plans to ask for more money to fund it.

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Former prison chaplain sues CoreCivic Video included

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CoreCivic is facing another lawsuit, this time from a former employee. The private prison company manages four institutions for the state of Tennessee, including Trousdale Turner Correctional Center.

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Despite crime, not all parks have security cameras Video included

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It's been more than a year since a woman was raped at a Nashville park while babysitting two children.

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Former THP trooper sentenced in human trafficking case

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A former THP trooper was sentenced to 30 months in prison today for his role in smuggling a Honduran woman into the United States.

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Civil rights group to city: Make changes to bail systems or prepare for lawsuit Video included

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A civil rights group is putting the city of Nashville on notice to reform its bail system or risk being sued, internal letters obtained by the News 4 I-Team reveal.

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Metro Schools administrator placed on leave following harassment complaints Video included

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A Metro Schools administrator has been placed on administrative leave following several accusations of harassment toward female staff members.

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Memo of understanding with Schiano could cost UT millions Video included

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While University of Tennessee officials are not commenting on the existence of a memo of understanding between the university and Greg Schiano, the school used a similar document in 2015 that indicates a massive payout if a coach is fired under certain circumstances.

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Some Nashville neighborhoods hot spots for porch thieves Video included

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The News 4 I-Team has analyzed all the reports of stolen packages from doorsteps and zeroed in on the top three areas where it's happening the most.

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Signs on trucks saying not liable for damage are false Video included

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You may have noticed them on your latest drive on the interstate. They’ve often on the back of big trucks, warning you to stay back 200 feet and then adding, “Not responsible for damage to windshields.”

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Council member’s family accused of breaking short-term rental laws Video included

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The Metro Codes Department has revoked short-term rental permits for two of Councilwoman Holly Huezo’s family members after News 4 found they had been operating Airbnbs before they applied for the permits.

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MNPS administrator speaks out amid harassment allegations Video included

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A Metro Nashville Public Schools administrator accused of harassing female employees says he is innocent. 

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State senator requests AG opinion on ‘excessive’ late fees in Hickman Co. Video included

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An issue over what some consider excessive penalties could make its way to the Tennessee Attorney General.

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Group considers filing complaint over fairgrounds proposal Video included

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Rick Williams, a spokesman for the group Save Our Fairgrounds, said the group is considering filing an ethics complaint against the chairman of the Metro Nashville Fair Board, Ned Horton.

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Dozens of Tennessee jails fail inspections in 2017 Video included

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Out of 129 jails inspected by the Tennessee Corrections Institute this year, 71 required re-inspections.

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Attorney for active shooter at Ft. Campbell: 'Eventually, he just snapped' Video included

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Photos, interviews and the military investigative file of an active shooter at Fort Campbell paint a picture of a father and husband pushed to the breaking point.

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Judge apologizes for calling Metro officer 'stupid' Video included

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Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Amanda McClendon called a Metro police sergeant “stupid” during a shouting match outside her court employee’s home in April.

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Davidson County pursuing parking tickets more than a decade old Video included

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It was the year the Pittsburgh Steelers won Super Bowl XL, the Enron case went to trial, and the release of the first Blu-ray disc. It was also the year April Kane received two parking tickets in Nashville.

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Teacher's aide says lack of paraprofessionals affecting students with special needs Video included

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A teacher’s aide at Metro Nashville Public Schools says children with special needs are not getting the attention they need in the classroom.

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TDOC commissioner answers questions after audit Video included

TDOC Commissioner Tony Parker appeared at the hearing on Wednesday. (WSMV) TDOC Commissioner Tony Parker appeared at the hearing on Wednesday. (WSMV)
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A scathing audit released Tuesday pointed out severe staff shortages and incomplete record keeping at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center.

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Legislators upset with Department of Correction audit, won't recommend reauthorizing agency Video included

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Two Democratic lawmakers are going to recommend not to re-authorize the Tennessee Department of Correction after a scathing audit released on Tuesday by the Tennessee Comptroller’s office.

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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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