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 2021-09-22 17:40 

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Kentucky teacher dies after battling COVID-19...

A 29-year-old eastern Kentucky teacher known as a role model for her students has died after battling COVID-19, the district's superintendent said Wednesday. Joannie Bartley, a middle school math teacher in the Jenkins Independent district, died Monda...

 2021-09-22 16:27 

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Kentucky elementary suffers third COVID-19 death among staff...

A grief-stricken elementary school in eastern Kentucky suffered its third COVID-19 death among its staff since the school term began when a beloved counselor died from the coronavirus, the district's superintendent said Tuesday. Lee County Elementary ...

 2021-09-22 16:15 

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Vanderbilt: Researchers discover 'ultra-potent' antibody against COVID & variants...

Vanderbilt University Medical Center says technology it developed has led to the discovery of an"ultra-potent" monoclonal antibody against COVID-19 and variants, including delta. VUMC made the announcement Wednesday, saying the antibody can neutra...

 2021-09-22 15:34 

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Two people in their 30s among Nashville's COVID deaths in past 2 days...

Two people in their 30s are among Nashville's COVID-19 deaths in the past two days. Mayor Cooper tweeted that nine people died from the virus in the past 48 hours. Eight of those people were unvaccinated. Right now, the city is reporting a 54. 7% vacc...

 2021-09-22 15:14 

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Couple carjacked at gunpoint in downtown Nashville, suspect arrested...

A couple was carjacked at gunpoint in downtown Nashville earlier this year and police have arrested a suspect in the case. Jackorean Sweeney, 21, is charged with aggravated robbery, carjacking and theft of property. A Metro Police affidavit says a couple ...

 2021-09-22 14:50 

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Driver slams into semi in Murfreesboro, becoming wedged underneath: Police...

A driver was rescued being being pinned underneath a tractor trailer Wednesday morning in Murfreesboro. Murfreesboro Police said a semi was taking a left turn at NW Broad Street and Northstar Drive when the driver of a car slammed into it, wedging the car...

 2021-09-22 14:48 

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Never Forget: Tennessee senator wants 9/11 to become a national holiday...

WASHINGTON, D. C. --Tennessee U. S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has filed legislation which would make September 11 a national holiday. Sen. Blackburn filed the September 11 Day Of Remembrance Act last week, stating the bill would follow through with ...

 2021-09-22 14:27 

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Resolutions passes for Sumner County Schools to ask state for flexibility amid COVID-19...

The Sumner County School Board has passed resolutions concerning COVID-19 in their district. On Tuesday night, members passed a resolution that'll go to state lawmakers asking them not to require a waiver to have 180 school days if they have to shut d...

 2021-09-22 14:16 

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I-40 crash involves THP, Dickson Sheriff's Office...

Tennessee Highway Patrol said it's investigating multiple crashes on I-40 in Dickson County involving two of the agency's vehicles and a Dickson County Sheriff's Office vehicle. THP said two crashes are in the area of mile marker 181 on I-40 W...

 2021-09-22 12:41 

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Middle Tennessee students pray together for 'See You At The Pole' day...

Some Middle Tennessee students started their morning in prayer on Wednesday. It's all for "See You At The Pole" Day in which students unite in prayer around the flagpoles at their schools. Davidson Academy students participated in the event th...

 2021-09-22 11:54 

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Tennessee recommends monoclonal antibodies for those most likely to be hospitalized...

Tennessee is now recommending treatment for those most likely to be hospitalized. Typically, the infusion is authorized for mild-to-moderate COVID-19 cases in non-hospitalized patients regardless of vaccination status. The Tennessee Department of Health s...

 2021-09-22 11:20 

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BCSO K9 shot at Cleveland car dealership Wednesday morning...

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WTVC) — A K9 for the Bradley County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) is in surgery Wednesday morning after it was shot at a car dealership in Cleveland early Wednesday morning. We're working to learn more information about what happ...

 2021-09-22 11:14 

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Here are the places where you can see vibrant Fall foliage in Tennessee...
 2021-09-22 09:24 

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Some saying Nashville's transpotation system needs new safety regulations...

The "It City's" popular tractors, party buses, and mobile hot tubs are drawing controversy, as well as tourists. The issue hitting Sunday's New York Times. Now Metro leaders, and some Nashvillians, say the industry desperately needs new sa...

 2021-09-22 02:58 

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NFD: Fire engine overturned on Briley Parkway...

First responders are at the scene of a fire engine that overturned on Briley Parkway late Tuesday night. The Nashville Fire Department says the fire engine rolled over on Briley Parkway at Whites Creek. There are no reported injuries at this time. As of 1...

 2021-09-22 02:37 

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Top Southern Baptist committee funds sex abuse probe...

A top Southern Baptist Convention committee agreed Tuesday to fund a third-party investigation into its handling of sexual abuse allegations but held off on waiving its attorney-client privilege for the probe, delaying for the future a decision seen as a ...

 2021-09-22 01:37 

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Millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief funds start rolling out to Nashville entities...

City leaders in Nashville are starting the process of distributing $260 million in state and federal coronavirus relief funding. The big pot of money breaks down into smaller pools of funding sources, each with its own set of criteria. Some funding source...

 2021-09-22 01:24 

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WATCH: On Senate floor, Bill Hagerty honors Tennessee soldier killed in Afghanistan...

Sen. Bill Hagerty on Tuesday took the Senate floor to honor the life of U. S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss, a solider from Tennessee who was killed in the Kabul attacks last month. Knauss was one of 13 U. S. service members killed by a suicide bomber while...

 2021-09-21 21:21 

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Nonprofit donates body armor vest to K-9 police dog in southern Kentucky...

A K-9 police dog in Christian County is now equipped with a body armor vest, thanks to a nonprofit organization. K-9 Hamer's vest was donated by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest isembroidered with a sentiment that reads "Honoring those who se...

 2021-09-21 20:04 

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Tennessee ranks second in nation for COVID-19 case rate per 100,000 per White House report...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --After seeing a decline in COVID-19 case rates last week, Tennessee is second in the nation for positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 persons. The data contained in the weekly State Profile Report is provided by the White House COVID-19 te...

 2021-09-21 19:09 

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Anonymous guest pays for everyone's meal at Puckett's restaurant...

An anonymous guest paid for everyone's meal at a Puckett's restaurant in Middle Tennessee last week. Puckett's shared the good news in a social media post. "We were reminded that there's still lots of good in this world after an anonym...

 2021-09-21 18:33 

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Construction on world's largest Buc-ee's located in Tennessee begins this week...

Construction on the world's largest Buc-ee'sFamily Travel Center is expected to begin this week. Not everything is bigger in Texas: The Volunteer State's newest Buc-ee's Family Travel Center is expected to become the world's largest co...

 2021-09-21 18:19 

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FedEx seeking to fill 2,300 positions in Nashville area...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --FedEx will be holding a in-person hiring events as the company plans to add 2,300 jobs in the Nashville area. The move is an effort to bolster staffing as holiday season approaches. Positions sought include package handlers, drivers, wa...

 2021-09-21 18:18 

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Mother of man who died at Nashville honky tonk calling for tighter security regulations...

The mother of a Smyrna man who died at a Nashville honky tonk five weeks ago is calling for better regulation among security guards downtown. Dallas Jordan Barrett, 22, died last month on the rooftop of Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row. He was an aspiring...

 2021-09-21 17:07 

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Nashville council members call propose mask mandate bill...

Some Metro Council members are pushing for another mask mandate in Nashville. A bill to require masks indoors is on second reading at Tuesday night's council meeting. This comes as the Metro Public Health Department continues to say that a mask mandat...

 2021-09-21 17:04 

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Deadly car fire under investigation in Rutherford County...

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly vehicle fire. It happened Tuesday morning inat Dollar General on Lebanon Pike. Authorities said the victim is a man. RCSO said businesses in the immediate area won't be accessible un...

 2021-09-21 16:03 

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Number of Tennessee school-aged children sees significant drop as do largest counties...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The number of Tennessee school-aged children testing positive for COVID-19 the last 14 days has seen a significant drop in just 4 days, dropping to 20,768. The September 20 total reported by the Tennessee Department of Education reflect...

 2021-09-21 14:22 

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Man found guilty in Sullivan County murder, attempted murder...

A Sullivan County, Tennessee jury has found a man guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder in a January 2019 domestic-related shooting. Daniel Walsh, 33, was also convicted on aggravated burglary and other charges. According to Sullivan County S...

 2021-09-21 13:47 

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Dolly Parton, other stars coming to Nashville for breast cancer benefit concert...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Country Music legend Dolly Parton will be among the stars in Nashville to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, an organization focused on finding a cure and preventing breast cancer. The 'Kiss Cancer Goodbye' benefit c...

 2021-09-21 13:12 

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Horse helps inspire Kentucky kids to read...

Teachers are always looking for new ways to get kids inspired to read - and librarians in Kentucky say their solution is a four-legged friend. The Cynthiana-Harrison Public Library has teamed up with a local farm to bring Hank the Horse to the library. It...

 2021-09-21 12:39 

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National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee celebrating anniversary with free day...

The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with free admission for visitors on Saturday. Founded in 1991, the Memphis-based museum chronicles the history of civil rights in America, from slavery to present ...

 2021-09-21 12:28 

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'A bright young girl who was a joy' Another Tennessee high school student dies of COVID-19...

Another Tennessee high school student has died from covid-19. Leaders from Martin Luther King College Prep in Memphis say a student at their school died of COVID-19. The student had been out of school for several weeks before being diagnosed with the viru...

 2021-09-21 12:12 

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Kentucky Gov. says there's not enough monoclonal antibody infusions to go around...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said due to a national shortage, there will not be enough monoclonal antibody infusions to go around and urges residents to get vaccinated. Beshear says the state administered more than 5,000 monoclonal antibody treatments last ...

 2021-09-21 11:58 

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Country singer Tracy Lawrence holding 16th Nashville turkey fry, concert to help homeless...

Country singer Tracy Lawrence is at it again: Giving back to the community. For the 16th consecutive year, Lawrence will be frying up turkeys for the Nashville Rescue Mission. Last year, Tracy and friends fried up 500 turkeys to help feed homeless people ...

 2021-09-21 02:01 

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Williamson County School Board votes to extend mask mandate until mid-January...

The Williamson County School Board voted Monday night to extend the district's mask mandate until January 19, 2022. Board members voted 8-4 to extend the face covering policy until next year for all students, staff, and visitors. FOX 17 News Reporter ...

 2021-09-21 01:55 

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Distribution changes in monoclonal antibody treatment may cause shortages in TN hospitals...

The demand for the monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 patients has led to the federal government changing the way it allocates its supply. The Department of Health and Human Services announced they are distributing the antibody treatment doses bas...

 2021-09-21 00:59 

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Police: Man arrested during Nashville pursuit was wanted for fatal hit-and-run crash...

A man who led Nashville police on a pursuit last week is the same driver who killed two men in a hit-and-run accident back in March, Metro Police report. Police said 18-year-oldWil'Yhum Jakwan Green had 10 outstanding juvenile warrants for the March c...

 2021-09-21 00:36 

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Man accused of planting guns in Davidson County Jail sues TDOC...

A man accused of sneaking into the new Davidson County Jail and planting guns is suing the Department of Corrections over his living conditions. Alex Friedmann alleges he is "unfairly" locked up with dangerous felons in a supermax cell. Friedmann,...

 2021-09-21 00:18 

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7 arrested in Middle Tennessee human trafficking operation, TBI says...

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) agents said seven men have been arrested in a human trafficking operation in Middle Tennessee last week. The two-day undercover operation in Cookeville yielded seven men being arrested on various charges linked to a...

 2021-09-20 23:47 

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Tourism president revokes membership from three party bus companies in Nashville...

Three party bus companies in Nashville have had their memberships revoked by the city's tourism president. Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation, said three entertainment vehicles were informed earlier th...

 2021-09-20 23:32 

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Bedford County Schools closed again Tuesday after flash flooding soaks Midstate...

Schools in Bedford County will be closed again Tuesday after heavy rain brought flash flooding to parts of Middle Tennessee. The district said roads are closed in the area after rains soaked the Midstate on Sunday and Monday. See the latest Code Red Forec...

 2021-09-20 22:30 

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'Tired of losing this battle' ICU nurse pleads with Tennesseans to take health precautions...

Sad and defeated. A Cookeville Regional Medical Center ICU nurse says the latest surge of the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll. "We're tired of losing this battle, I feel like we lose these battles over and over," Asheli Stevens said. Most p...

 2021-09-20 22:11 

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TBI Most Wanted: Murder suspect out of Columbia considered armed & dangerous...

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added a man wanted for murder to the TBI Most Wanted list. Agents said 40-year-old Benjamin Jermaine Sowell is wanted by Columbia Police and the TBI for first-degree murder, aggravated assault, and other charges. ...

 2021-09-20 21:56 

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EMA: Two water rescues underway in Maury County...

The Maury County EMA says two water rescues are underway as heavy rain continues to fall across parts of Middle Tennessee. One rescue has been reported on Knob Creek Road and the other is near Sulphur Springs Branch Road. Roads are impassable in the area....

 2021-09-20 21:47 

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[ Nashville ]

Nashville police looking for pair accused of beating man unconscious on Broadway...

Metro Police are asking for the public's help identifying the people responsible for beating a man until he was unconscious overnight Monday. MNPD released a video of a group of four people walking down Broadway around 3:30 a. m. Monday, and stated th...

 2021-09-20 20:39 

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FBI, Metro Police searching for bank robbery suspect...

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Metro Nashville Police Department are searching for a bank robbery suspect. Investigators say the man pictured robbed the Regions Bank branch at 4410 Ridgefield Way off Harding Park Monday afternoon. Investigato...

 2021-09-20 20:17 

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[ Nashville ]

Tennesseans can vote on state's new license plate design...

Residents across the Volunteer State can vote on Tennessee's new license plate design. Gov. Bill Lee on Monday invited Tennesseans to "Rate the Plates. " License plates are resigned every eight years if approved by the General Assembly's b...

 2021-09-20 19:55 

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[ Nashville ]

Duck River reaches moderate flood stage as rain continues...

The Duck River has caused flooding in Shelbyville and all eyes are turning towards Centerville as the river is not expected to crest there until Tuesday afternoon. FOX 17 News remains in a Code Red Weather Alert for the threat of flooding. More rain fell ...

 2021-09-20 19:50 

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[ Nashville ]

Dollywood's Harvest Festival celebrates the Smokies with gargantuan gourds, pumpkin spice...

As the autumn leaves begin to fall in the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Dollywood is kicking off its annual Harvest Festival. The festival, inspired by some of Dolly Parton's most treasured times with loved ones, invites families to make their own specia...

 2021-09-20 19:22 

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Elk behavior 'unpredictable' during breeding season in Smoky Mountains, park service warns...

Great Smoky Mountain National Park Service is warning visitors to keep their distance from elk in the park as breeding season is gearing up. Elk are the largest animals in the national park, attracting visitors from all over. But as fall nears, males, or ...

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