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District attorney reviewing findings by state investigators into UCHRA Video included

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The findings of a scathing state audit about the former director of a government agency are now in the hands of the district attorney.

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Former Judge Casey Moreland pleads guilty in federal court Video included

Moreland entered a guilty plea in federal court on five counts for attempting to bribe his former lover and embezzling money from the Davidson Co. Drug Court Foundation on Thursday. (Mike Sowers) Moreland entered a guilty plea in federal court on five counts for attempting to bribe his former lover and embezzling money from the Davidson Co. Drug Court Foundation on Thursday. (Mike Sowers)
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There’s a new chapter in the federal corruption case of former Judge Casey Moreland that sounds more like an X-rated novel.

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New schools, overcrowding cause zoning confusion Video included

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It’s an unwelcome reality for some local families. The school you live closest to might not be the one your child will attend. The News4 I-Team has uncovered information that could affect where you buy your next home.

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Flea market to move, lose parking spaces in Fairgrounds proposal Video included

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The Nashville Fairgrounds as you know it now will no longer exist if a plan that architects are drawing right now is finalized.

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Outdated GPS software led to delay in emergency response time Video included

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A News 4 I-Team investigation found a failure to update a GPS device delayed an ambulance from responding to an emergency. Hilda Hill didn’t wait when she spotted her 87-year-old neighbor lying in the street last month. 

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Board member: mayors pocketing money should be reviewed Video included

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A board member for the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency is asking for a review of the practice of reimbursing mayors for mileage after a News4 I-Team investigation raised questions if some mayors were pocketing the money.

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On Do Not Call Registry but your phone still rings? Here’s why. Video included

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A News4 I-Team investigation has found an industry built on selling personal phone numbers of certain demographics, that acknowledges in documents that what is sold likely contains numbers on the Do Not Call Registry.

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New plan released for Fairgrounds and Soccer Stadium Video included

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New maps released on Thursday show a 10-acre mixed-use development would be built adjacent to a proposed professional soccer stadium at the Nashville Fairgrounds.

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Former mayor denies flood money went toward amphitheater Video included

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Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean denied that flood relief funds were used for Ascend Amphitheater during his administration, although documents obtained by the News4 I-Team show otherwise.

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Cannon County newspaper calls I-Team story ‘fake news’

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A headline in the Cannon Courier newspaper reports that a county attorney has responded to what the publication refers to as “Finley’s fake news.”

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Car thefts spike in North, Hermitage and West precincts Video included

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They’re neighborhoods known for affordable housing, rapid growth and new restaurants. They are also the places that have seen the highest spikes in car thefts, according to data provided by the Metro Nashville Police Department. 

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Feds didn't know flood money was going to amphitheater Video included

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The federal agency that sent Nashville flood relief money said they did not know that $7 million was going towards an amphitheater.

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Executive director of government agency terminated after I-Team reports Video included

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The executive director of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency was terminated after an independent attorney hired to investigate his actions made a presentation to the board.

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Mayors accused of pocketing taxpayer money Video included

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Three mayors who sit on the board for a government agency have been receiving and cashing reimbursement checks for mileage even though they are driving city vehicles with gas already paid for by their cities.

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Materials cause new homes to burn faster, leaving little time to escape Video included

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If your home catches fire, do you know how long you have to get out? A News4 I-Team investigation found a startling difference in how quickly a home can burn, depends on how old it is. 

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Council members question moving flood money to amphitheater Video included

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A lot of people are reacting with anger and frustration to the News4 I-Team investigation about flood victims’ money being used for Ascend Amphitheater.

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Money for flood recovery used for design of public facility Video included

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The News4 I-Team has discovered that more than $7 million designated to help in recovery efforts from the May 2010 floods was transferred to a fund to help develop a public facility in downtown Nashville.

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Governor signs bill banning corporal punishment for disabled students

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It is now illegal to paddle students with disabilities in Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam signed the bill into law on Thursday, nearly a year after a News 4 I-Team investigation first uncovered how often certain students receive corporal punishment.

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Family wrestles with baby, bedbugs in latest Aaron’s complaint Video included

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With a baby sleeping in the nursery across the hall, James Fried closely inspects the couches and recliners in his home in Lebanon, TN.

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Transit: ‘Will it Work’ in Nashville? Video included

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On May 1, Nashvillians go to the polls to decide the future of a $9 billion transit plan. It’s a bold plan Nashville leaders said looks 50 years in the future.

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Cops called when Metro Schools can’t find children on buses Video included

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A News4 I-Team investigation found parents so frantic that their children were hours late on Metro school buses that police were called to find them.

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State leaders do nothing in response to Rep. Byrd sexual misconduct allegations Video included

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A state representative accused of sexual misconduct will return to his district without having faced any action from his fellow legislators.

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911 call from accused murderer reveals Taylor Swift obsession Video included

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A 911 call, made almost a year before Sunday’s Waffle House Massacre, revealed a desperate Travis Reinking calling the police for help believing pop star Taylor Swift was stalking him.

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Suspect erased laptop hard drive weeks before Waffle House shooting Video included

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The man accused of opening fire on a Waffle House and killing four people cleared his laptop’s hard drive less than a month before the shooting, according to the owner of a local repair shop.

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Accused murderer’s grandmother: 'He's a sick boy' Video included

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The grandmother of Travis Reinking, charged in Sunday’s deadly Waffle House massacre, said the man the nation has seen is not the grandson she knows.

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MNPS promises changes after I-Team investigation exposes shortage of paraprofessionals Video included

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Five months after the News 4 I-Team exposed a shortage of paraprofessionals in Metro Schools there are still dozens of vacancies.

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Bill to ban corporal punishment for disabled students headed to governor Video included

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A measure that would ban corporal punishment for students with disabilities is one step closer to becoming law. The bill passed the Tennessee Senate in a 28-0 vote on Tuesday, clearing its final legislative hurdle before heading to the governor’s desk. The legislation was prompted by a News 4 I-Team investigation that found students with disabilities at 60 Midstate schools received corporal punishment at a higher rate than their peers without disabilities. 

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House Democrats refuse to support Byrd resolution amid sexual misconduct allegations

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More than 20 House Democrats sent a strong message to a state lawmaker facing accusations of sexual misconduct from several decades ago by refusing to vote for one of his resolutions. Last month three women accused Rep. David Byrd of initiating sexual contact with them while playing on his high school basketball team three decades ago.

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Embattled lawmaker Rep. Byrd tied to troubled juvenile detention facility Video included

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Even before three women accused Rep. David Byrd last month of initiating sexual contact with them while they were teenagers, the state lawmaker faced questions about his role as a shareholder in the Middle Tennessee Juvenile Detention Center in Columbia. 

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I-Team: Public not aware of additional escape from DCS facility Video included

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While cameras from TV helicopters captured the arrest of an escaped young offender following a riot Monday at a DCS facility, the News 4 I-Team has uncovered that the public didn’t know of another escape that ended in a dangerous crime.

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  • Former Judge Casey Moreland pleads guilty in federal court

    Former Judge Casey Moreland pleads guilty in federal court

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-05-24 04:10:45 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:16 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:16:34 GMT
    Moreland entered a guilty plea in federal court on five counts for attempting to bribe his former lover and embezzling money from the Davidson Co. Drug Court Foundation on Thursday. (Mike Sowers)Moreland entered a guilty plea in federal court on five counts for attempting to bribe his former lover and embezzling money from the Davidson Co. Drug Court Foundation on Thursday. (Mike Sowers)

    There’s a new chapter in the federal corruption case of former Judge Casey Moreland that sounds more like an X-rated novel.

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    There’s a new chapter in the federal corruption case of former Judge Casey Moreland that sounds more like an X-rated novel.

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  • Flea market to move, lose parking spaces in Fairgrounds proposal

    Flea market to move, lose parking spaces in Fairgrounds proposal

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:49 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:49:41 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:11:02 GMT
    The proposed layout of the Fairgrounds with a soccer stadium would move the flea market and other buildings to the lower side of the property near Fair Park. (Photo submitted)The proposed layout of the Fairgrounds with a soccer stadium would move the flea market and other buildings to the lower side of the property near Fair Park. (Photo submitted)

    The Nashville Fairgrounds as you know it now will no longer exist if a plan that architects are drawing right now is finalized.

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    The Nashville Fairgrounds as you know it now will no longer exist if a plan that architects are drawing right now is finalized.

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  • Outdated GPS software led to delay in emergency response time

    Outdated GPS software led to delay in emergency response time

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-05-21 23:15:09 GMT
    Ambulances in Maury County were delayed by a GPS system that did not update. (WSMV)Ambulances in Maury County were delayed by a GPS system that did not update. (WSMV)

    A News 4 I-Team investigation found a failure to update a GPS device delayed an ambulance from responding to an emergency. Hilda Hill didn’t wait when she spotted her 87-year-old neighbor lying in the street last month. 

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    A News 4 I-Team investigation found a failure to update a GPS device delayed an ambulance from responding to an emergency. Hilda Hill didn’t wait when she spotted her 87-year-old neighbor lying in the street last month. 

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  • Tracking Taxpayers' DollarsMore>>

  • Flea market to move, lose parking spaces in Fairgrounds proposal

    Flea market to move, lose parking spaces in Fairgrounds proposal

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:49 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:49:41 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:11:02 GMT
    The proposed layout of the Fairgrounds with a soccer stadium would move the flea market and other buildings to the lower side of the property near Fair Park. (Photo submitted)The proposed layout of the Fairgrounds with a soccer stadium would move the flea market and other buildings to the lower side of the property near Fair Park. (Photo submitted)

    The Nashville Fairgrounds as you know it now will no longer exist if a plan that architects are drawing right now is finalized.

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    The Nashville Fairgrounds as you know it now will no longer exist if a plan that architects are drawing right now is finalized.

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  • Board member: mayors pocketing money should be reviewed

    Board member: mayors pocketing money should be reviewed

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:08:01 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-05-21 22:14:03 GMT

    A board member for the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency is asking for a review of the practice of reimbursing mayors for mileage after a News4 I-Team investigation raised questions if some mayors were pocketing the money.

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    A board member for the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency is asking for a review of the practice of reimbursing mayors for mileage after a News4 I-Team investigation raised questions if some mayors were pocketing the money.

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  • New plan released for Fairgrounds and Soccer Stadium

    New plan released for Fairgrounds and Soccer Stadium

    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-05-17 21:40:30 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-05-17 21:57:56 GMT

    New maps released on Thursday show a 10-acre mixed-use development would be built adjacent to a proposed professional soccer stadium at the Nashville Fairgrounds.

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    New maps released on Thursday show a 10-acre mixed-use development would be built adjacent to a proposed professional soccer stadium at the Nashville Fairgrounds.

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  • About The I-TeamAbout The I-TeamMore>>

  • 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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  • New schools, overcrowding cause zoning confusion

    New schools, overcrowding cause zoning confusion

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:30:20 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:03:36 GMT

    It’s an unwelcome reality for some local families. The school you live closest to might not be the one your child will attend. The News4 I-Team has uncovered information that could affect where you buy your next home.

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    It’s an unwelcome reality for some local families. The school you live closest to might not be the one your child will attend. The News4 I-Team has uncovered information that could affect where you buy your next home.

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  • Flea market to move, lose parking spaces in Fairgrounds proposal

    Flea market to move, lose parking spaces in Fairgrounds proposal

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:49 PM EDT2018-05-22 20:49:41 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:11:02 GMT
    The proposed layout of the Fairgrounds with a soccer stadium would move the flea market and other buildings to the lower side of the property near Fair Park. (Photo submitted)The proposed layout of the Fairgrounds with a soccer stadium would move the flea market and other buildings to the lower side of the property near Fair Park. (Photo submitted)

    The Nashville Fairgrounds as you know it now will no longer exist if a plan that architects are drawing right now is finalized.

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    The Nashville Fairgrounds as you know it now will no longer exist if a plan that architects are drawing right now is finalized.

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  • Outdated GPS software led to delay in emergency response time

    Outdated GPS software led to delay in emergency response time

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-05-21 23:15:09 GMT
    Ambulances in Maury County were delayed by a GPS system that did not update. (WSMV)Ambulances in Maury County were delayed by a GPS system that did not update. (WSMV)

    A News 4 I-Team investigation found a failure to update a GPS device delayed an ambulance from responding to an emergency. Hilda Hill didn’t wait when she spotted her 87-year-old neighbor lying in the street last month. 

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    A News 4 I-Team investigation found a failure to update a GPS device delayed an ambulance from responding to an emergency. Hilda Hill didn’t wait when she spotted her 87-year-old neighbor lying in the street last month. 

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