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Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility is the state's newest and largest prison. (WSMV) Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility is the state's newest and largest prison. (WSMV)

Former prison employee describes difficulties with therapeutic program Video included

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The News 4 I-Team continues to uncover concerns at a state prison run by a private company called CoreCivic.

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Council member recommends sensitivity training for election administrator

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After the News 4 I-Team investigated accusations a Davidson County Election Commission administrator made inappropriate comments to employees, a Metro councilwoman’s assessment states Jeff Roberts lacks appropriate judgment when it comes to communicating with staff.

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Donations for Christian school funneled through alleged hate group in Tennessee Video included

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A News 4 I-Team investigation found contributions for a home school Christian association were funneled through an alleged hate group. 

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Nashville sex club not recognized as nonprofit Video included

The Mark was temporarily shut down last month following a Channel 4 I-Team investigation. (WSMV file photo) The Mark was temporarily shut down last month following a Channel 4 I-Team investigation. (WSMV file photo)
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A sexually oriented club that was shut down by Metro Codes last month is not recognized by the IRS as a non-profit, as its website claims.

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911 outage affects AT&T customers again; third time this year Video included

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The News 4 I-Team has been digging deeper into the 911 outage that affected AT&T customers Tuesday morning in Rutherford County.

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Casey Moreland wants monitoring device removed Video included

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A few months into his own house arrest, former judge Casey Moreland wants to remove his ankle monitoring device.

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Metro audit reveals money problems at assisted-living facility Video included

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Metro auditors said an assisted-living facility spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for no legitimate business purpose.

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Sevier County dispatchers received counseling after wildfires Video included

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Thousands of calls for help ended in 14 deaths and countless lives changed, especially for the people who answered the calls and were unable to help during the deadly Gatlinburg wildfires.

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Disorderly conduct citations up on Lower Broadway Video included

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Metro Police have issued more citations for disorderly conduct on Lower Broadway in 2017 than the past four years combined, according to data obtained by the the News 4 I-Team. 

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2 years after criminal convictions, Lt. Col. gone from TN National Guard Video included

Lt. Col. Stephen Jaco (WSMV file photo) Lt. Col. Stephen Jaco (WSMV file photo)
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A News 4 I-Team investigation revealed how Lt. Col. Stephen Jaco was able to keep his high rank and military pay with the Tennessee National Guard, despite being convicted of a DUI and possession of a handgun under the influence two years ago.

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Gatlinburg 911 calls express fear, frustration among those in danger Video included

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After months of waiting, 911 calls from the Gatlinburg wildfires were finally released to News 4 this week.

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News 4 I-Team obtains 911 calls related to deadly Gatlinburg wildfires Video included

Fourteen people were killed in the wildfires in November 2016. (WSMV) Fourteen people were killed in the wildfires in November 2016. (WSMV)
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For the first time, we are hearing the emotional pleas for help from those trapped by the deadly Gatlinburg wildfires.

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TEMA director answers questions about lost calls during wildfires Video included

TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan (WSMV) TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan (WSMV)
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The director of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency sat down for the first time to answer questions after all the emergency calls from the Gatlinburg wildfires were lost.

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Max Barry's 911 calls reveal drug addiction's impact on families Video included

Max Barry died in Colorado on July 29. (WSMV) Max Barry died in Colorado on July 29. (WSMV)
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The 911 call made to police in Littleton, CO, on July 29 shows the tragic details of how 22-year-old Max Barry died, more than 1,000 miles away from the city where his mother is mayor.

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Officials answer criticisms about fighting Gatlinburg wildfires Video included

Fourteen people were killed in the wildfires last November. (WSMV) Fourteen people were killed in the wildfires last November. (WSMV)
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The head of the Tennessee Forestry Division said Wednesday that despite the heartbreaking losses, he felt the way his department responded to the fires could overall be considered a success.

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Documents highlight communication problems while fighting wildfires Video included

The documents include newly released photos of the aftermath. (WSMV) The documents include newly released photos of the aftermath. (WSMV)
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Newly released documents from the Tennessee Agriculture Department illuminate obstacles faced by emergency workers fighting the East Tennessee wildfires during the fall of 2016.

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Music City Center CEO gets $78K raise

Charles Starks, Music City Center Chief Executive Officer (Photo: Music City Center) Charles Starks, Music City Center Chief Executive Officer (Photo: Music City Center)
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The CEO of the Music City Center is receiving an even bigger raise than a consultant recommended.

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Internal documents criticize handling of Gatlinburg wildfires Video included

Fourteen people were killed in the fires. (WSMV) Fourteen people were killed in the fires. (WSMV)
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The News 4 I-Team has uncovered internal state records that criticize the response from the state Forestry Division following the deadly wildfires in Gatlinburg.

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Fair ride safety top of mind after deadly accident in Ohio Video included

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The county fair season is in full swing in Tennessee, with 28 county fairs scheduled for the month of August. The News 4 I-Team found that while state regulators are working to upgrade their safety inspection program for fair rides, some say there are systemic problems that need to be addressed.

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Gatlinburg will release records 9 months after wildfires Video included

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Public records showing how emergency crews handled the fire that first day will finally be released. The News 4 I-Team has been asking for these records since the day the fires started.

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Cummins Falls 911 call raises questions about language barriers Video included

Officials say the water rose three feet in a matter of minutes. (WSMV) Officials say the water rose three feet in a matter of minutes. (WSMV)
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Last month, dozens of people had to be rescued from Cummins Falls after the water rose three feet in three minutes..The News 4 I-Team has the 911 calls made that day and one call in particular raises question.

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License revoked for teacher accused of striking student with autism Video included

Jennifer Griva’s license was revoked last week. (WSMV) Jennifer Griva’s license was revoked last week. (WSMV)
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The Tennessee State Board of Education has revoked the license of a teacher accused of striking a student with autism in 2016. 

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Gov. Haslam wants answers after wildfire emergency calls lost Video included

Fourteen people were killed in the wildfires in November 2016. (WSMV file photo) Fourteen people were killed in the wildfires in November 2016. (WSMV file photo)
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Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday he wants answers after the emergency calls made the day of the Gatlinburg wildfires were lost.

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Gatlinburg wildfire survivors frustrated after emergency calls lost Video included

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Fourteen people died and 14,000 others were forced from their homes during the deadly wildfires in Gatlinburg last November.

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Court date set for former Davidson Co. Judge Moreland

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Former Davidson County General Sessions Judge Casey Moreland will go to trial on federal charges in June 2018.

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Amusements of America has current permit to operate rides in TN

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The News 4 I-Team spent Thursday digging deeper into the company behind the ride that malfunctioned in Ohio, Amusements of America. The company also has rides in Tennessee.

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Police, ambulances called 900 times to downtown library since 2015 Video included

In some bathroom, signs are displayed that read “No bathing, shaving or washing clothes.” (WSMV) In some bathroom, signs are displayed that read “No bathing, shaving or washing clothes.” (WSMV)
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A review of 911 calls and computer assisted dispatch reports show Metro police and emergency responders were called to the downtown library 900 times since 2015, resulting in criminal investigations into assault, theft and sexual battery.

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Codes: Sex club can reopen with proper permits Video included

The Mark has been at its current location for two years. (WSMV) The Mark has been at its current location for two years. (WSMV)
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Metro Codes posted a stop work order at The Mark, a private club operating in a warehouse near the fairgrounds, on Monday morning. That came after the News 4 I-Team asked codes if they had the right permits.

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Vehicle tracking services require confirmed police report Video included

Police say the majority of stolen vehicles are easy targets because the keys are made available. (WSMV) Police say the majority of stolen vehicles are easy targets because the keys are made available. (WSMV)
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Metro police have an astonishing number. During the week of July 9, police say 81 percent of the cars stolen were easy targets because the keys were left inside, or were made available to thieves.

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Neighbors reach out to I-Team after dead animals end up in yard Video included

The family said dead animals were turning up in their yard. (WSMV) The family said dead animals were turning up in their yard. (WSMV)
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A south Nashville family worried about a rash of dead animals is getting results from the News 4 I-Team. The family reached out after they discovered a number of dead chickens and ducks on their property, and they said the city wasn't doing enough about it.

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  • Music City Center CEO gets $78K raise

    Music City Center CEO gets $78K raise

    Monday, August 7 2017 10:20 PM EDT2017-08-08 02:20:49 GMT
    Monday, August 7 2017 10:20 PM EDT2017-08-08 02:20:49 GMT
    Charles Starks, Music City Center Chief Executive Officer (Photo: Music City Center)Charles Starks, Music City Center Chief Executive Officer (Photo: Music City Center)

    The CEO of the Music City Center is receiving an even bigger raise than a consultant recommended.

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    The CEO of the Music City Center is receiving an even bigger raise than a consultant recommended.

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  • Metro's highest-paid employee getting raise

    Metro's highest-paid employee getting raise

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-07-11 22:55:17 GMT

    The highest-paid Metro general government employee is getting a big raise.

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    The highest-paid Metro general government employee is getting a big raise.

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  • DHS to pay $1.1 million to Feds over food program error

    DHS to pay $1.1 million to Feds over food program error

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    The Department of Human Services has been asked to pay $1.1 million to the federal government over “an erroneous approval” dealing with a federal program that feeds vulnerable children and adults.

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    The Department of Human Services has been asked to pay $1.1 million to the federal government over “an erroneous approval” dealing with a federal program that feeds vulnerable children and adults.

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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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