Tori Gessner, WKRN

Tori Gessner


Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Tori:

Thieves use Nashville girl’s little red wagon in $10,000 burglary

A Nashville family is out thousands of dollars worth of tools after a burglary last month, and the thieves used the victims’ daughter’s little red wagon to commit the crime. → Read More

La Vergne sex scandal: New audio tapes of former police chief released

The audio recordings are from a third-party investigation into the former chief’s alleged prior knowledge of the sex scandal. → Read More

Case load sizes contribute to Metro police ability to solve crimes, report says

Solving a crime could be more difficult for Metro police depending on where it happened in the city. → Read More

Old Hickory neighbors worried about health issues, stench from incoming asphalt plant

The Nashville-based construction company, Jones Bros Contractors, LLC. became one step closer to building the asphalt plant on Burnett Road near Hoover Materials after the Metro Public Health Department granted the air pollution permit. → Read More

La Vergne Sex Scandal: Former officer files federal lawsuit, claims supervisors ‘groomed her’

The federal lawsuit alleges La Vergne Police Department supervisors groomed Maegan Hall, sexually harassed and exploited her, and took and sent nude photos and videos of her without her consent. → Read More

‘I felt so helpless:’ Father speaks about son dying in his arms after shooting

Timmy Fetter’s father was working at his family’s car shop in Madison when his son was shot and killed around the corner in January. → Read More

Cat stolen from PetSmart in Murfreesboro; surveillance footage released

A “catnapping” investigation is underway after two people allegedly took a rescue cat from a Murfreesboro pet store. → Read More

Confederate soldier monument to stay in Centennial Park, state decides

The monument has been at the center of debate in Nashville for years. → Read More

Trailer, $20k worth of sound equipment stolen from Madison church

Before pastor Chris Welborn could even move into his new parish to begin helping the community, a thief helped themselves to the church’s trailer and $20,000 worth of equipment. → Read More

‘Tranq’ Warning: A horse tranquilizer is showing up in more positive drug tests, study finds

The Nashville-based healthcare testing lab, Aegis Sciences Corporation, reported an increase in human samples testing positive for xylazine, a tranquilizer meant for large animals, in a recent study. → Read More

Two fired La Vergne police officers waive informal decertification hearing, cases move to full POST Commission

The two former officers passed on the chance to explain themselves to the POST Commission during an informal hearing to allow more time for additional evidence to be released. → Read More

Anti-violence advocate reacts to state of crime in Nashville

Mayor John Cooper held a discussion with various community groups Wednesday to speak about the success of a new crime-reduction program called Group Violence Intervention (GVI), but an anti-violence advocate believes Nashville neighborhoods have only grown more dangerous. → Read More

Nashville startup, nonprofit release school shooting data on 5th anniversary of Parkland shooting

Decades of data, which would normally take hours to sort through, has been placed into interactive graphics which make it easy to understand. → Read More

Metro to launch license plate reader pilot program in coming weeks

License plate readers not only give some Nashville crime victims a glimmer of hope for the own cases, but also confidence the technology will help prevent future crimes. → Read More

Mother pleads for answers one month after son’s murder at family’s car shop

Timothy Fetter spent most of his time working at his family’s car repair shop in Madison. His mother never imagined that’s where he would lose his life in January. → Read More

La Vergne to rebuild police department’s reputation amid sex scandal, alderman says

An outside agency discovered knowledge of sexual misconduct within the police department went all the way to the top. → Read More

La Vergne police audio tapes show pattern of sexual misbehavior among officers

News 2 uncovered at least two prior sex scandals within the La Vergne Police Department dating back to 2020 and 2007, which were discussed in interviews with officers. → Read More

Metro police searching for suspect accused of stealing packages from Gulch apartments using stolen U-Haul, key fob

The accused thief isn’t your average porch pirate. → Read More

NAACP calls out Metro police following latest officer-involved shooting

The NAACP said the man could have been causing a public safety issue by waving a gun and threatening people, but the department needs to consider mental health as a contributing factor. → Read More

Road crews prepare for ice while auto body shop offers advice for drivers

While TDOT prepares the roads for ice, an auto body shop said drivers should prepare their cars if they plan to hit the streets. → Read More