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I-Team: Uber, Lyft drivers at times willing to overlook child car seat law Video included

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A News 4 I-Team investigation found some Uber and Lyft drivers willing to break a law that protects the most vulnerable passengers. 

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I-Team: After deadly fire, dangerous conditions at other Nashville halfway houses questioned Video included

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After a deadly fire on Valentine's Day killed three women living in a halfway house on Southwood Drive, the News4 I-Team is raising questions about conditions at other recovery houses in Nashville. 

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Agency board knew of complaints about executive director 2 years ago Video included

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The summary of an internal investigation by an attorney reveals the board of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency knew of complaints about their executive director two years ago and still kept him in that position.

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Mayor tries to block interview, pushes reporter Video included

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The mayor of the town of Woodbury repeatedly attempted to block the News 4 I-Team from asking questions to Cannon County Executive Mike Gannon, at one point shoving a reporter in the chest.

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Embattled agency director placed on administrative leave Video included

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In the wake of a News 4 I-Team investigation, the executive director of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency has been placed on administrative leave.

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Designed for transit of poor, vehicle used to travel to political event Video included

Updated: Feb 19, 2018 11:35 PM

Photographs obtained by the News 4 I-Team showing members of a government agency carrying campaign signs in a public transit vehicle to a political event has the director of the transportation program calling it “not an allowable activity.”

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Records: Government official paid to attend certain meetings, but didn't show up Video included

Updated: Feb 19, 2018 07:07 PM

Minutes from meetings attended by the executive director of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency show he was not in attendance, yet he received per diem, reimbursement of gas mileage and hotels in order to attend those meetings.

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Timesheet shows government official working, video & photos indicate otherwise Video included

Updated: Feb 14, 2018 11:54 PM

On Thursday, Jan. 11, Luke Collins, executive director of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, appeared to be in hog heaven. But a look at his time sheets for that day, there is no mention of being on a trip with his family.

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I-Team: If you call your lawmaker, do they ever call back? Video included

Updated: Feb 19, 2018 07:00 PM

It’s a mantra instilled in American citizens from an early age. Mad about a certain issue? Contact your congressperson. A News 4 I-Team investigation looks at what happens when you actually do that - and whether you can ever expect a callback

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Some ride-share drivers say they're being targeted by police Video included

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On any given day, rideshare drivers appear in Davidson County Traffic Court protesting tickets for moving violations that include impeding traffic.

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FULL INTERVIEW: Mayor Barry answers questions related to affair with former bodyguard Video included

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In a one-on-one interview, the News 4 I-Team asked Mayor Barry some of the questions many have wondered since she went public with her affair last week. 

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Records show mayor, bodyguard planned to travel to Grammy Awards last month Video included

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Records obtained by the News 4 I-Team show Mayor Barry was scheduled to travel to the 2018 Grammy Awards with her former bodyguard just days before they admitted to having an extramarital affair. 

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Murfreesboro PD officer fired following speeding indictment in fatal crash

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An officer at the center of a News 4 I-Team investigation has been fired by the Murfreesboro Police Department. Officer Jason McGriff was terminated on Wednesday one day after he was arrested in connection to his involvement in a deadly crash on I-24 last June. 

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I-Team: Mayor, bodyguard lingered on taxpayer-funded trips after public events

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On more than one occasion, Mayor Megan Barry and her former bodyguard stayed on taxpayer-funded trips for days after completing city business. The News 4 I-Team discovered that in some cases, the pair did not immediately fly back to Nashville after scheduled public events ended.

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Nashville mayor admits affair with security chief Video included

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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has admitted that she had an affair with the former head of her security detail, according to a statement released by the Mayor's office on Wednesday.

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23 utility districts violated drinking water standard in 2017 Video included

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Nearly two dozen utility districts across the state violated a drinking water standard in 2017, according to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

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Charge dropped against property manager accused of stealing from non-profit Video included

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The former owner of a Clarksville management company was supposed to go to trial this week on a charge of theft from a non-profit, but the district attorney’s office decided to dismiss the charge.

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Actual cost of mass transit plan could be nearly double stated amount Video included

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Mayor Megan Barry’s proposed transit plan could cost nearly twice as much as the public had initially been told. The estimated cost could be nearly $9 billion.

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School gunman's identity an open secret in Marshall County, KY Video included

The alleged gunman was taken into custody after the shooting. (WSMV) The alleged gunman was taken into custody after the shooting. (WSMV)
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While investigators will not release the identity of the shooter in the deadly massacre at Marshall County High School, witnesses tell News 4 they know who the gunman is because they saw him pull the trigger.

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Anonymous threatening letters prompt federal lawsuit against county officials Video included

The Cannon County courthouse (WSMV file) The Cannon County courthouse (WSMV file)
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The highest elected official in Cannon County, along with a county commissioner, are being sued in federal court by a woman who said they two conspired to silence her because of her criticism of their governing.

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Female officer blasts DA for dropping rape charge Video included

Julian Pirtle (WSMV) Julian Pirtle (WSMV)
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A female police officer who said she was raped and strangled by a fellow Metro officer said she’s baffled by the district attorney’s office decision to drop the rape charge.

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After repeated violations, state zeroes in on trash dump in Cannon Co. Video included

Residents took photos of the trash as it piled up. (WSMV) Residents took photos of the trash as it piled up. (WSMV)
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When the trash began to pile up outside the metal containers at the Cannon County transfer station, residents began taking photos, disgusted as the debris began to mount and higher.

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Private prison company clarifies denial; says has no role in unexpected delays for parole

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CoreCivic, a private prison operator, this week further challenged the claims by some inmates that their unexpected delays of parole are resulting in more money for the company.

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Fire chief temporarily demoted, told actions were inappropriate Video included

Jennifer Lockhart fell during a training exercise. (WSMV) Jennifer Lockhart fell during a training exercise. (WSMV)
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A Nashville fire chief has been demoted to captain for six months and assigned to a different shift after a complaint was filed that he had been hostile and discriminatory to fire recruits.

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Former police officer pleads guilty to agg. assault, rape charge dropped Video included

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A former Metro police officer who referred to himself as “the Hulk,” in secretly recorded audio with his alleged victim, has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.

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No charges filed in crash involving off-duty Algood officer, elderly couple Video included

The crash happened in May 2017. (WSMV) The crash happened in May 2017. (WSMV)
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No charges will be filed following a crash between an off-duty Algood police officer and an elderly couple.

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Officer’s deadly crash latest to indicate breakage of safety devices Video included

Officer Joseph Gilmore died after the crash on New Year's Day. (WSMV) Officer Joseph Gilmore died after the crash on New Year's Day. (WSMV)
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The fatal crash of a Davidson County Sheriff’s officer is the latest accident to show that safety devices placed at the ends of tractor trailers can break.

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Election commissioner, state representative among shareholders of private juvenile detention center Video included

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Bankers, a real estate agent and an elected state representative are just some of the individuals who stand to profit from a juvenile detention center mired in controversy. Last year the News 4 I-Team uncovered allegations about this facility raised by parents and former employees ranging from improper treatment to the quality of medical care. 

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Teachers upset over Metro Schools holiday party, gift giveaways Video included

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Metro Nashville Public Schools threw a holiday party on Monday featuring line dancing, a blue grass band and door prizes that included a big-screen TV. But there was a section of staff not invited to the Martin Professional Development Center: teachers. 

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Body camera video raises questions about court worker's attendance Video included

Kim Soto is the court officer for Judge Amanda McClendon. (WSMV) Kim Soto is the court officer for Judge Amanda McClendon. (WSMV)
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A News 4 I-Team investigation is raising questions about a court officer’s attendance at work, and how it appears her security access card was used at the Metro courthouse when the worker was home in her bathrobe.

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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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