Ben Hall, NewsChannel 5

Ben Hall

NewsChannel 5

Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Ben:

Deputy involved in dog bite arrest ordered strip searches on women

Women pulled over for traffic violations say they were strip searched on the side of the road in White County. → Read More

Postal trucks sometimes travel across country

The postal service is paying for empty trucks to travel across the country as a result of newly implemented cost saving measures at the post office. → Read More

Wilson County Jail has seen 41 COVID-19 cases among inmates as jail population rises

Many county jails are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases as the number of inmates increase. The Wilson County jail has seen 41 COVID-19 cases. → Read More

Firefighters demand more COVID-19 testing as the department deals with the virus

Nashville firefighters want more COVID-19 testing for members of the fire department. Current policy calls for testing only when firefighters have symptoms. → Read More

Catholic newspaper questions how Nashville Diocese handled sex abuse complaint

The Catholic Diocese of Nashville responds to an article in a Catholic newspaper claiming serious irregularities in the way it handled a victim's complaint of sexual abuse. → Read More

District Attorney drops criminal cases after losing confidence in arresting officer

Prosecutors asked a White County judge to dismiss 25 criminal cases because they lost faith in the former deputy who made the arrests. → Read More

Bodycam video shows violent arrest that leads to FBI investigation

The District Attorney asked the FBI to investigate circumstances surrounding the arrest of a woman in White County in April. She suffered injuries after being repeatedly bitten by a deputy's dog. → Read More

Requirements to get out of COVID-19 quarantine have evolved

A couple has spent the last six weeks in quarantine in their home because of COVID-19. A Metro health official says requirements to get out of quarantine have changed since the virus started. → Read More

Antifa organizer discusses movement's role in protests

A local organizer with the anti-racist movement Antifa talks with NewsChannel 5 Investigates. → Read More

Mass testing at construction site reveals 74 workers with COVID-19

More than 70 construction workers on the campus of Montgomery Bell Academy have tested positive for COVID-19. The Metro Health Department is now monitoring the site. → Read More

"Everybody is panicking" says inmate about COVID-19 from inside Bledsoe County Correctional Complex

State looks to maintain staffing levels inside Tennessee prisons as inmates test positive for COVID-19. Family members are scared for the health of inmates locked up. → Read More

Workers at 5th and Broadway voice concerns about safety and lack of transparency over COVID-19

Construction workers at 5th and Broadway voice concerns after at least two workers tested positive for COVID-19. The site reopened Tuesday after being closed for three days for "extensive cleaning." → Read More

Union worries Executive Order puts food supply above worker safety

Union leader says, "Our membership's lives are more important than President Trump having a damn piece of chicken on his table at night," in response to Executive Order. → Read More

'The food supply chain is breaking.' Tyson warns as it closes plants because of COVID-19

Tyson Foods warns of a meat shortage and states "the food supply chain is breaking" as the company closes plants because of COVID-19 outbreaks among employees. Its Shelbyville, TN plant re-opens Tuesday. → Read More

Union demands Tyson temporarily close Shelbyville plant after spike in COVID-19 cases

The union representing employees at the Tyson chicken plant in Shelbyville says 79 employees have tested positive for COVID-19. It wants Tyson to temporarily close the plant for a deep clean. → Read More

Attorneys, families call for more COVID-19 testing in Tennessee prisons

The Tennessee Department of Correction is evaluating further testing for inmates. Currently, 17 inmates in four prisons have tested positive for COVID-19 with "several dozen" tests on inmates pending. → Read More

Tyson Worker: "I'm putting my life on the line to make sure they get the chicken out."

Workers at the Tyson Chicken plant in Shelbyville, Tennessee say close working conditions put them and their families at risk for Covid-19. Tyson says it's doing its best to keep workers safe and supply food to the country. → Read More

Construction workers concerned about working closely on job sites

Concern grows on some Nashville construction sites that workers are not following social distancing and may be spreading the virus. → Read More

Concern grows about Covid-19 in Tennessee prisons as CoreCivic says employee tested positive

A privately operated CoreCivic prison in Clifton, Tennessee has placed 35 inmates on quarantine after an employee tested positive for Covid-19. → Read More

Maury County clinic owner takes Covid-19 tests to people's homes

The owner of a Maury County medical clinic is taking Coronavirus tests directly to people's homes. He has a limited number of tests and is urging people to take the virus seriously and comply with social distancing. → Read More