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

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

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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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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

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry (WSMV) Nashville Mayor Megan Barry (WSMV)
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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 Video included

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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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Former correctional officer arrested in contraband plot now security officer at Disney World

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Internal schedules and employee profiles from Disney’s private database reveals the man once exposed by the News 4 I-Team for plotting to bring contraband into Riverbend Maximum Security prison is now a security officer at Disney world. 

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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

Gary Griffey (Source: TBI) Gary Griffey (Source: TBI)
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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

Julian Pirtle (Source: Metro Nashville PD) Julian Pirtle (Source: Metro Nashville PD)
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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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Off-duty officer involved in crash previously disciplined 5 times for driving incidents Video included

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An off-duty police officer who hit the car of an elderly couple remains on the job tonight. A serious collision in which a police officer admits he was speeding isn’t the most troubling finding by the News 4 I-Team. The I-Team looked into that officer’s driving history on the job and found a pattern.

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Daughter: To whoever wrote threatening letters, we’ll find you Video included

Dotty Duggin died after a brief battle with cancer. (WSMV) Dotty Duggin died after a brief battle with cancer. (WSMV)
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The daughter of a deceased Woodbury city alderman is vowing to keep up the pressure until whoever wrote her mother, and other women in Cannon County, threatening anonymous letters is exposed.

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Lawmakers vote to allow TDOC to continue running prisons despite criticism

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Lawmakers, frustrated with the Tennessee Department of Correction and the private prison company Core Civic, still voted to allow the agency to continue running prisons for another year.

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Witness' phone goes missing in police property room Video included

Natalie Amos (WSMV) Natalie Amos (WSMV)
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A cell phone containing sensitive information key in the federal investigation of a former judge went missing in the Metro Nashville Police Department’s property room for at least four days.

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Mayor’s office under fire for proposal to close hospital Video included

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The Mayor’s Office is under fire and the gloves are coming off about a proposal to reduce patient care at a Nashville hospital with a tradition of serving the poor.

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Metro Schools administrator accused of harassment resigns Video included

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A Metro Schools administrator placed on administrative leave last month while being investigated for harassing female employees has resigned effective Friday, according to the school system.

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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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