Jennifer Kraus, NewsChannel 5

Jennifer Kraus

NewsChannel 5

Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Jennifer:

Roofer accused of home improvement fraud has history of problems in other states

The head of a Mount Juliet based roofing company is now charged with home improvement fraud. James Kenton started Tennessee Metal Roofing last year. But NewsChannel 5 Investigates found he ran similar companies in at least four other states and left a trail of unhappy customers. → Read More

Lawsuit accuses medical company running Nashville General's ER of overcharging patients

A new lawsuit accuses Team Health which has contracts to run hospital emergency rooms across the country including Nashville General's of overcharging patients. → Read More

First-time unemployment recipients may not realize their benefits are considered taxable income

First-time unemployment recipients may not realize their benefits are considered taxable income. → Read More

Families say bill to limit COVID-19 lawsuits would give immunity to nursing homes

A bill before Tennessee lawmakers would give immunity to nursing homes and other businesses from Covid 19 lawsuits. Business groups say it will give them the protection they need to move forward. But families say it will make it nearly impossible to hold nursing homes accountable. → Read More

Rep. Glen Casada admits mistakes with campaign and PAC accounts, calls it 'a learning process'

An audit by the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance into the campaign account and PAC of former House Speaker Glen Casada found errors in the campaign account were relatively minor and fixable while the audit of CAS-PAC, Casada's political action committee, found issues more problematic. → Read More

Nurse describes Nashville nursing home COVID-19 outbreak as 'sheer chaos'

A veteran nurse spent a month working at the Trevecca Center for Rehabilitation and Healing in Nashville right in the middle of its Covid 19 outbreak and describes it as "sheer chaos." → Read More

Businessman selling thermometers says, 'We're doing what's best for the state.'

Governor Lee announces partnership with New Jersey businessman to sell thermometers in Tennessee so businesses can screen customers. Joel Weinshanker heads up Elvis Presley Enterprises which runs Graceland, but he also has several other companies and is using one of them to sell thermometers. → Read More

Scammers could target your federal stimulus check; here's how to protect yourself

Tips from the FBI about how to protect your federal stimulus check from being taken by a scammer → Read More

Gallatin nursing home to reopen despite objections

Sumner County elected and emergency officials say it's too early to reopen the Gallatin nursing home at the center of a Coronavirus outbreak and call the state's plan to bring patients back into the facility so soon "irresponsible." → Read More

'Don't take this as a joke.' Nursing home employee struggles to breathe in video message

An employee from the Gallatin nursing home at the center of a Covid 19 outbreak posted a video on Facebook from her hospital bed where she says she's tested positive for Coronavirus and is struggling to breathe. → Read More

Patient, employee test positive for COVID-19 at Gallatin nursing home

A nursing home in Gallatin now confirms that at least one patient and one employee have tested positive for Coronavirus. → Read More

FBI warns 'sick criminals' are preying on people during Coronavirus pandemic

The Nashville office of the FBI says its seen a jump in Coronavirus scams as "sick criminals" prey upon people's fears and vulnerabilities and the fact that they're spending more time on their electronic devices. → Read More

The Community Foundation of Middle TN explains how and when it will get donations to tornado victims

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Emergency Relief Fund has collected more than $6 million in less than a week. It will not go directly to storm victims, but will be paid out in grants to non-profit groups. A committee will review those grant applications. → Read More

Nashville business owner sues competitor, accusing him of posting hundreds of fake negative reviews

The owner of a Nashville area residential and commercial painting company has sued one of his competitors, accusing him of posting hundreds of fake negative reviews of his company on Google. This is not the first time the competitor has been accused of doing this. → Read More

Conviction thrown out for mentor accused of raping boy

William Arnold was convicted of raping a young boy he was supposed to be mentoring. He always insisted he didn't do it. Now the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has thrown out his conviction and his 25-year prison sentence. → Read More

CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs abruptly resigns one day after Metro Schools Director calls for investigation

In a surprise move, Dan Jernigan, CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle TN abruptly resigned, one day after Metro Schools demoted a top administrator and asked for an official investigation into contracts between MNPS and the BGCMT, which benefited a youth baseball program known as RBI. → Read More

Top Metro administrator claims no MNPS money went to youth sports program, but records show otherwise

Despite denials, MNPS money went to administrator's youth sports program → Read More

Land deal between MNPS and Belmont to change after NewsChannel 5 Investigates raises questions

A controversial land deal between Metro Nashville Public Schools and Belmont University will reportedly be changed after NewsChannel 5 Investigates raised questions about why one particular youth program run by a high ranking MNPS administrator would benefit from the deal → Read More

Neighbors say Belmont University should not be allowed to build an athletic facility on Metro Schools property

Edgehill neighbors are upset that Belmont University is building a two-story, 21,000 square foot athletic facility on Metro School property → Read More

State election board violates its own rules to reconsider $60,000 in fines against Bill Ketron

Last year, Bill Ketron was fined $60,000 for failing to file campaign finance forms for both his senate campaign and political action committee. But he never paid those fines. And by the way it's looking, it's possible he may never have to. → Read More