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Spring Hill officials admit the ditches are deeper than intended. (WSMV) Spring Hill officials admit the ditches are deeper than intended. (WSMV)

Spring Hill subdivision residents frustrated with flooding project Video included

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More than half a million in taxpayer dollars have been spent trying to make a Spring Hill neighborhood better equipped to handle flooding.

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Thousands still waiting months for unemployment benefits; state apologizes Video included

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The Tennessee Department of Labor is still working to fix the delays in unemployment benefits for thousands of Tennesseans.

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Metro Council pushes for seat belts in school buses; would cost millions Video included

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Following a deadly school bus crash in Chattanooga, there's a new push to get seats belts in buses in Metro. But the Channel 4 I-Team has added up the numbers, and the cost to do that is staggering.

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GOP donor Andy Miller announces move to Kansas

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A prominent GOP donor mired in at least two pending lawsuits announced he'll be moving to Kansas, according to his public Facebook page. 

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Investigation underway into attempted fire bombing at suspected whistleblower’s home Video included

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Just an hour after a Channel 4 I-Team investigation aired in February, a member of the Tennessee National Guard said a makeshift Molotov cocktail was thrown at his house.

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Following I-Team investigation, asst. DA sends letter to governor Video included

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An assistant district attorney is asking Gov. Bill Haslam to look into the reasons why a lieutenant colonel remains employed with the Tennessee National Guard despite being convicted of two serious crimes.

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Homeowner says leaning utility pole puts family in danger Video included

Scott Moore of Mt. Juliet reached out to the Channel 4 I-Team for help repairing the leaning telephone pole outside his home. (WSMV) Scott Moore of Mt. Juliet reached out to the Channel 4 I-Team for help repairing the leaning telephone pole outside his home. (WSMV)
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A Mt. Juliet man says the damaged telephone pole in his yard is a safety hazard for him and his family.

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Chairman: Registry of Election Finance should educate, not punish candidates Video included

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The state board that oversees how campaign money is being spent has dismissed half the complaints it’s reviewed over the past two years, an analysis from the Channel 4 I-Team found. 

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Customers still waiting for belongings 6 months after business closes

Regency Furs in Green Hills closed earlier this year. (WSMV) Regency Furs in Green Hills closed earlier this year. (WSMV)
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Several customers are still waiting to retrieve their items after a business unexpectedly closed six months ago. 

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Demolishing Nashville's abandoned houses costs taxpayers money Video included

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Most neighborhoods have a home that’s in such bad shape, neighbors wonder why it’s still standing.

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Stand for Children, 4 ex-candidates, cleared of wrongdoing by campaign finance officials Video included

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Four former Metro school board candidates and the special-interest group Stand for Children were cleared of wrongdoing by the Registry of Election Finance on Wednesday morning.

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Fire marshal shuts down Nashville music collective operating out of barbershop Video included

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The Nashville Fire Marshal Office’s shut down a place where Nashville artists would collaborate—a move that could have possibly saved lives, according to Metro’s top zoning official. 

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Following questions from I-Team, Home Depot pays to make repairs to damaged home Video included

Brandon Ocampo points out the repairs done to his home. (WSMV) Brandon Ocampo points out the repairs done to his home. (WSMV)
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Home Depot has paid an undisclosed amount of money to cover all expenses for repairs at a home damaged by one of their contractors, after first denying the homeowner’s claim.

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Sevier County emergency alerts require enrollment

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Sevier County uses a notification system designed for emergencies—times when they need to reach as many people as possible. But some people said they never knew this system existed. 

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State says they've made progress, but many still waiting on unemployment benefits Video included

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There is new information on the system upgrade causing delays in unemployment benefits for thousands of people in Tennessee.

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MDHA to terminate leases over marijuana citations Video included

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Under a new Nashville ordinance, some people may dodge hefty fines or even jail time for possessing small amounts of marijuana. But others could lose their housing, even if an offense never shows up on their criminal record. 

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Detective investigating rape admits he didn't gather evidence Video included

Captain Clay Anderson (WSMV) Captain Clay Anderson (WSMV)
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Court testimony reveals a detective assigned to investigate a report of a brutal rape did not gather DNA evidence, physical evidence or seek out a piece of video because he doubted the validity of the woman’s account.

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Bus involved in I-65 crash passed inspection in June Video included

23 students were transported to the hospital after the crash. (WSMV) 23 students were transported to the hospital after the crash. (WSMV)
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The school bus involved in a crash on Interstate 65 in Nashville that injured several students on Friday is brand new and was last inspected in June of this year.

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3 deaths reported at Smyrna Nissan plant since 1999 Video included

The Nissan plant in Smyrna is one of the largest auto manufacturing facilities in the country. (WSMV) The Nissan plant in Smyrna is one of the largest auto manufacturing facilities in the country. (WSMV)
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Investigators are trying to determine how an employee died in an accident at the Nissan plant in Smyrna Wednesday morning.

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Jail's rules for visiting clergy prompts scrutiny Video included

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Every inmate in the Davidson County Jail is entitled to at least an hour of visitation a week.

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Drivers slow down emergency crews by not moving over; growing problem in Nashville Video included

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The growth around Nashville is prompting a growing problem for emergency crews – drivers failing to follow the law.

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Rep. Holt pledges to amend incorrect campaign finance disclosures Video included

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The campaign for Representative Andy Holt, R-Dresden, is in full swing. Yet his campaign finance paperwork shows he’s received zero contributions since July.

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3 serious injuries reported at 3 East TN mountain coasters Video included

Three serious accidents happened at three mountain coaster over the course of a month. (WSMV) Three serious accidents happened at three mountain coaster over the course of a month. (WSMV)
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Mountain coasters can be found throughout Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, attracting hundreds of thrill seekers every week. But in the course of just one month, three serious accidents happened at three different coasters.

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Health task force seeks input from conservative advocacy group Video included

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Emails obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team show a health task force is planning on working with the same conservative advocacy group that helped defeat Insure Tennessee.

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Despite physical relationship with minor, former cop faces no charges Video included

Former officer Robert Abel resigned after an investigation into his alleged relationship with a minor. (WSMV) Former officer Robert Abel resigned after an investigation into his alleged relationship with a minor. (WSMV)
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A former Hendersonville police officer was never charged with a crime even after admitting to a physical relationship with a minor, a Channel 4 I-Team investigation found.

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Lawmakers push for transparency surrounding health task force Video included

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The Channel 4 I-Team obtained a letter from two public officials stating the need for transparency regarding the Three-Star Healthy Task Force, a group tasked with finding ways to increase access to health care.

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Election officials confident voting machines are safe Video included

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From Donald Trump suggesting the election may be rigged to Hillary Clinton’s campaign dealing with hackers, security concerns over voting are at an all-time high.

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Rep. Littleton dodges questions on involvement in Jeremy Durham scandal

Ten people with knowledge of the situation say Jane Doe 33 is Mary Littleton. (WSMV) Ten people with knowledge of the situation say Jane Doe 33 is Mary Littleton. (WSMV)
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Jane Doe 33 was a lawmaker described in an attorney general’s investigation who fired her female staffer. The report, released in July, claimed that staffer was sexually harassed by former state Rep. Jeremy Durham.

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Former candidates, Stand for Children deny campaign finance violation

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Four candidates who ran for the Metro School Board stated they did not violate campaign finance laws, according to letters filed with the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance.

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School director defends new leadership team

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Metro Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph answered questions for the first time about the tens of thousands of dollars he is spending on his leadership team.

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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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