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KSP closes investigation into slain trooper after two years Video included

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The investigation into the murder of a Kentucky State Police trooper is closed. Trooper Cameron Ponder was killed on Sept. 13, 2015, after making a routine traffic stop in Trigg County, KY.

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Prisoners at private-run prisons released without IDs Video included

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When a prison inmate is finally through serving time for a crime, what happens once they’re released?

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Hopkinsville PD officer resigns after entering, searching home without warrant Video included

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A Hopkinsville police officer is out of a job after an internal investigation found he violated the constitutional rights of several people. 

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Sex offender worked as balloon artist in Middle Tennessee Video included

Larry Valentine also goes by the name "Mr. Twisty." (WSMV) Larry Valentine also goes by the name "Mr. Twisty." (WSMV)
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A convicted sex offender worked everywhere from festivals to a baseball park making balloon animals and hats for children, a News 4 I-Team investigation revealed.

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MTSU Police Department down 9 positions Video included

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Emails obtained by the News 4 I-Team raise questions about staffing within a university police department. The I-Team discovered an officer worked alone on patrol twice during summer semester. 

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Surveillance video where homeless man was shot shows potential witnesses Video included

Katie Quackenbush (Source: Metro Nashville PD) Katie Quackenbush (Source: Metro Nashville PD)
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The News 4 I-Team obtained exclusive surveillance video of the Music Row neighborhood where a homeless man was shot, and it reveals many people in the area who could be potential witnesses.

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Employers caught breaking the law, putting construction workers at risk Video included

Five deaths have been reported at Nashville construction sites so far this year. (WSMV) Five deaths have been reported at Nashville construction sites so far this year. (WSMV)
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It’s hard to drive anywhere in Nashville without encountering a construction site, and that kind of work carries risk. Five people have died in Nashville on job sites this year. The most recent death occurred two weeks ago.

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Documents: Officer at Trousdale Turner stabbed by inmate high on meth Video included

Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility. (WSMV file photo) Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility. (WSMV file photo)
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The News 4 I-Team has uncovered documents revealing what led to a violent prison assault in Hartsville.

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Survey calls for resignation of Cannon County executive Video included

A packed house gathered for Thursday's Cannon County Commission meeting. (WSMV) A packed house gathered for Thursday's Cannon County Commission meeting. (WSMV)
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An information survey conducted in the wake of a News 4 I-Team investigation shows 86 percent of responders believed the Cannon County executive should resign.

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Fight brews over development in flood prone area of Donelson Video included

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In many places in Nashville, development is embraced with open arms. But in the Pennington Bend area of Donelson, several neighbors said certain new construction projects could cost them their lives.

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Widow may have to pay $230K to lawyers she fired Video included

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A Clarksville woman may have to pay one-third of a projected settlement to lawyers she fired in the wake of her husband’s death, even though the lawyers last represented her three years before the money was awarded.

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Local recycling company apologizes after several missed pickups Video included

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A local business owner is offering an apology for allowing bins of recycling to overflow for weeks in Williamson and Rutherford counties.

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Prison worker finds personal information on state computer Video included

South Central Correctional Facility is located in Clifton, TN. (WSMV) South Central Correctional Facility is located in Clifton, TN. (WSMV)
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Prison jobs not only help inmates pass the time, they are designed to teach skills useful in the outside world. But are some inmate jobs an opportunity to victimize unsuspecting people?

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Four months after I-Team investigation, gun range goes out of business Video included

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When the News 4 I-Team first reported on complaints of former employees that lead exposure at The Range at Dave’s made them sick, its owner said it was one of the safest, cleanest ranges in the region.

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8 Metro Schools employees stayed at Waldorf Astoria hotel on taxpayer’s dime Video included

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The News 4 I-Team found eight Metro Schools employees stayed at a Waldorf Astoria hotel in New Orleans last month on the taxpayer’s dime. 

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After communication failures during Nashville flood, Army Corps changes course in Houston Video included

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Officials in Houston are doing something that failed to occur in Nashville during our historic flooding: warning the public that flood waters are being released through a dam.

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Federal investigation launched into CSX worker hit by train during eclipse

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A CSX worker lost his arm when he was hit by a train during Monday’s total solar eclipse. It happened at the rail yard off Sidco Drive around 1:30 p.m.

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Audio reveals county executive had knowledge of threats to his critics Video included

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The highest elected official in Cannon County can be heard in audio, obtained by the News 4 I-Team, discussing threatening letters sent anonymously to his critics.

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Councilwoman: Davidson Co. Election administrator should resign Video included

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A Metro Councilwoman said Jeff Roberts should resign from his position as Davidson County Election Administrator. 

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Former prison employee describes difficulties with therapeutic program Video included

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)
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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

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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

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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

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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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  • 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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