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Residents say national builder promised dream homes, sold nightmares

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They’re blaming a popular company that’s built thousands of homes across Middle Tennessee, but the News 4 I-Team discovered the complaints stretch far beyond Nashville.

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Vehicle tracking services require confirmed police report Video included

Police say the majority of stolen vehicles are easy targets because the keys are made available. (WSMV) Police say the majority of stolen vehicles are easy targets because the keys are made available. (WSMV)
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Metro police have an astonishing number. During the week of July 9, police say 81 percent of the cars stolen were easy targets because the keys were left inside, or were made available to thieves.

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TN unemployment rate lowest in history; system paying people faster Video included

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The Department of Labor released record numbers on Thursday showing the lowest unemployment rate Tennessee has ever seen at 3.6 percent.

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911 dispatcher makes mistake; homeowner waits 5 hours for police Video included

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Metro police are apologizing to a man after it took five hours to respond to a burglar alarm. But police say they aren't to blame and that the city's communications center made a serious mistake.

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Family questions cleanliness of hospital rooms at Tristar Centennial Video included

A patient said he spotted the mold at Tristar Centennial Medical Center. (WSMV) A patient said he spotted the mold at Tristar Centennial Medical Center. (WSMV)
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If you should need to go to the hospital, you would obviously expect your room to be clean. That’s what one family assumed until they took a second look during a visit.

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US Attorney requests I-Team findings for evidence in federal case Video included

Rex Whitlock and Cameron Braswell made videos from inside prison. (WSMV) Rex Whitlock and Cameron Braswell made videos from inside prison. (WSMV)
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The U.S. Attorney of the middle district of Tennessee said the video the News 4 I-Team first exposed of a federal inmate communicating with the outside world while in prison will be included in evidence in that inmate’s criminal case.

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Did former assistant D.A.’s son get special treatment? Video included

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The son of a former Nashville assistant district attorney has been charged with a serious drug offense and it’s raising questions about his treatment in the courts and his criminal past.

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High-end Nashville hotel fined for violations Video included

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A high-end Nashville hotel had to pay a fine after giving massages without a license.

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University cleans up eyesore after Channel 4 I-Team investigation Video included

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Matt Hale said it only took a phone call from the Channel 4 I-Team to do something he’s been trying to do for three years: clean up his neighbor’s property.

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University executive suggests calling codes on eyesore owned by school Video included

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Neighbors called it their urban jungle. Set in the heart of Green Hills, in the middle of a residential neighborhood, the overgrown property has become such an eyesore, neighbors have been complaining about it for years to the owner.

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Minority caucus to examine racial bias concerns within Davidson Co. Election Comm. Video included

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Multiple accusations of racial discrimination have led Metro Council members to closely monitor the Davidson County Election Commission, according to members of the council’s minority caucus.

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Metro's highest-paid employee getting raise Video included

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The highest-paid Metro general government employee is getting a big raise.

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Ex-THP trooper in human smuggling case accused of raping minor in Honduras Video included

The Channel 4 I-Team has uncovered allegations against Ronald Strickland dating back to 2007. (WSMV) The Channel 4 I-Team has uncovered allegations against Ronald Strickland dating back to 2007. (WSMV)
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In his lifetime, Ronald Strickland has gone from patrolling Tennessee’s highways to pleading guilty to a federal crime. And it’s video uncovered by the Channel 4 I-Team that makes a victims’ advocate hope for a maximum sentence.

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Metro PD adds officers to address response times Video included

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Changes are being made one year after the Channel 4 I-Team exposed how long it can take Metro police to respond to home burglaries.

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Metro police have issued 3 citations for illegal fireworks since 2015 Video included

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Setting off fireworks without a proper permit is illegal in Davidson County. But the Channel 4 I-Team discovered few people have been punished for breaking the rules.

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Man nabbed in Nashville after being accused of posing as attorney in GA Video included

Zach Jones appears in court in 2015. (WSMV file photo) Zach Jones appears in court in 2015. (WSMV file photo)
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A man who has been the subject of several Channel 4 I-Team investigations is once again behind bars, charged with felony theft by deception for pretending to be an attorney and taking his victims’ money.

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Councilman's job raises question of conflict Video included

The Nashville Sounds left Greer Stadium after the 2014 baseball season. (WSMV file photo) The Nashville Sounds left Greer Stadium after the 2014 baseball season. (WSMV file photo)
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Greer Stadium became obsolete in August of 2014 when the Nashville Sounds moved to a new stadium near Germantown in downtown Nashville. What's next for the Greer property has been the subject of much debate.

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Thousands of robbery cases remain unsolved in Nashville Video included

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The Channel 4 I-Team has uncovered thousands of unsolved cases of violent robberies in Nashville.

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Scammers target PayPal users in scheme Video included

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A Channel 4 I-Team investigation found what potential victims of scammers described as a loophole in the payment system of the popular online payment method PayPal.

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Waste facility works to remove excess trash on site Video included

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Bottles, cardboard boxes and soda cans are just some of what you'll find piled up high inside the Waste Management facility in East Nashville. But you'll also find it on the outside.

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Columbia NAACP investigating juvenile detention center after I-Team reports Video included

The Middle Tennessee Juvenile Detention Center in Columbia detains teens who have been accused of delinquent offenses. (WSMV) The Middle Tennessee Juvenile Detention Center in Columbia detains teens who have been accused of delinquent offenses. (WSMV)
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What the Channel 4 I-Team discovered through various records raised questions about how some troubled teens were getting treated at a local juvenile detention center.

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Inmates at CoreCivic prisons say they sometimes go months without medical care 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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Octavious Taylor has a painful and incurable disease. It’s a bad combination when you’re locked up in prison.

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Victim's family questions jail time for drunk driver Video included

Carl Dollarhide Jr. (WSMV file photo) Carl Dollarhide Jr. (WSMV file photo)
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Carl Dollarhide Jr. is now out of jail after serving about half of his sentence. Dollarhide was sentenced to three years in jail for killing a mother and leaving her 1-year-old daughter a paraplegic in a drunk-driving crash.

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Man blamed for creating havoc with mortgages from TN to West Coast Video included

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In the picturesque town of Visalia, CA, Ronnie Osburn’s house fits right in with its beautiful flowers and statues.

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THP investigating fatal crash involving off-duty Murfreesboro police officer Video included

The crash happened June 4 on I-24. (WSMV) The crash happened June 4 on I-24. (WSMV)
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The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating whether an off-duty Murfreesboro Police officer caused a fatal wreck on I-24 in Rutherford County.

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Gang activity, security a concern at Trousdale Turner facility Video included

Trousdale Turner Correctional Center is located in Hartsville, TN. (WSMV) Trousdale Turner Correctional Center is located in Hartsville, TN. (WSMV)
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The Trousdale Turner Correctional Center was supposed to provide quality jobs to residents of Trousdale County. But according to the mayor and several other people the Channel 4 I-Team talked to, not many locals work there.

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Families question handling of medical emergencies inside TN prison 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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Since last summer, the Channel 4 I-Team has been looking closely at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center, the state’s newest and biggest prison. It is run by CoreCivic, the Nashville-based company formerly known as CCA.

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Former chaplain describes conditions inside TN prison Video included

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By design, prisons are places shut off from the rest of society. But the state’s newest and largest prison is unlike any other.

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Convicted financier tied to Nashville musicians starts new business Video included

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He was a financial adviser to the stars, and his actions years ago resulted in a felony conviction. That’s why several musicians contacted the Channel 4 I-Team after learning he had started a new business. 

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Spring Hill subdivision fixed; cost taxpayers thousands of dollars more

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After nearly a year and more money than expected a flood control project is finally over. But not without costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars more than it should have. 

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Metro school board member tweets frustrations with communications dept. Video included

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A sitting Metro School Board member is criticizing how parents of students receive information.

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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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