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Past articles by Matt:

Police: Suspect assaults female hiker at Radnor Lake State Park

A female hiker at Radnor Lake State Park says she was physically assaulted while on a trail Wednesday night. The victim told police she was pushed from behind and fell to the ground while on the Granear Ridge Trail at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The victim's sist → Read More

Nearly 150 Nashville car break-ins last week

Nashville authorities have investigated 143 reports of car break-ins between August 20th and August 26th, according to That’s insane, absolutely insane, Nashville resident Lauren Powell said. I guess that’s what happens when you get a lot → Read More

Man shields fiancé from gunfire in North Nashville

Jerry Conley is recovering from a gunshot wound to his right leg after being shot Thursday night by a gunman. Conley said it happened after he ran into a few people who were causing problems in a nearby alley off of Batavia Street in North Nashville.“We we → Read More

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Thieves check for unlocked cars in Mt. Juliet neighborhood

Investigators in Mt. Juliet have issued a crime alert advising people to keep their car doors locked after a surveillance camera caught thieves checking for unlocked cars near Cambridge Crossing. In the video, a vehicle can be spotted pulling up to a home → Read More

Section of Murfreesboro Pike floods again, angering business owners

On Murfreesboro Pike between Briley Parkway and Thompson Lane, when it rains, it pours. It's awful, it's absolutely awful. It's been like this for years, “ Changrez Akbari, a local business owner said.Video and recent pictures capture the extent of the are → Read More

Aggressive panhandling concerns downtown Nashville business owners

There's a new spot where the homeless have decided to gather in downtown Nashville. Some members of Nashville's homeless population can be found under the Pedestrian Brdige on 2nd Avenue South next to Joe's Crab Shack across from Trail West. Downtown busin → Read More

Metro Police expected to receive body cameras in Spring 2019

A slow multi-million dollar bidding process is partly to blame for the delay of body cameras being issue to Metro Police Officers, according to Chief Steve Anderson. “If this were a private company, and if I were the president, I would've called the staff → Read More

Woman who called 911 on Waffle House shooter won’t receive Crime Stoppers reward

Travis Reinking is accused of shooting and killing four people at the Waffle House on Murfreesboro Road in April. Lydia French helped end the manhunt after she spotted Reinking in the woods not far from the crime scene.Now almost four months later, French → Read More

Nashvillians choose 'degree-less' occupations to make money

Some Nashvillians are choosing degree “less” occupations for immediate money.Going to college to land a good job is a popular choice among high school seniors every year, but once you get there tuition can add up.Seth Hahn, 26, went to college in Michigan, → Read More

Lower Broadway sidewalk extension project on hold

Walk down Lower Broadway between 3rd and 4th avenues in downtown Nashville, and you'll see new security poles along with a portion of the sidewalk that has been extended, “It's not as crowded, the first thing I noticed is the security poles, with all the c → Read More

Family, friends, Dickson County community remember Joe Clyde Daniels

Fox 17 provides local news, weather, sports, traffic and entertainment for Nashville and nearby towns and communities in Middle Tennessee, including Forest Hills, Brentwood, Franklin, Fairview, Dickson, Clarksville, White House, Greenbrier, Springfield, Gallatin, Hartsville, Lebanon, Mt Juliet, Smyrna, College Grove, Thompson’s Station, Centerville, Murfreesboro, Columbia, Lewisburg,… → Read More

Rocks thrown from Nashville overpass smash through woman's windshield

A woman had some scary moments on Thursday when a rock thrown from an overpass in Nashville came smashing threw her windshield.Judy Bass says she was traveling on Interstate 40 Eastbound around 7:50 a.m. when she saw two males standing above on the Jeffers → Read More

Nashville airport cautions tourists about Hep A outbreak

It's not something you'd normally expect to see walking through the airport -- but both the Tennessee Department of Health and Metro Department of Health are actively warning passengers about the city's Hep A outbreak.“Because of the numbers here we’re pul → Read More

Black bears seen roaming around middle Tennessee counties

If you've ever taken a trip to Gatlinburg, or in East Tennessee, you've likely seen a black bear.Now, they are sightings just two counties east of Davidson.Normally black bears are very shy and elusive but it doesn’t mean you should approach or feed them → Read More

Middle Tennessee firefighters get tactical gear for active, ambush shooting situations

When a call came in of an active shooter at Opry Mills Mall earlier this year, Nashville Fire department medics who responded were wearing tactical gear -- ballistic vests and helmets.Fortunately, firefighters did not need them.Three months ago, the La Ver → Read More

Right now, Kentucky residents still need passport to fly

Kentucky residents will soon have a tough time flying if the Bluegrass State doesn't change the way it handles ID’s.The Real ID Act issued post 9/11 requires states to issue drivers licenses that comply with federal security standards - like adding hologr → Read More

FOX 17 News Crime Alert: Multiple guns stolen in Franklin car burglaries

Franklin police are warning citizens about a recent spike in car burglaries. The incidents are happening in the McKay’s Mill neighborhood in Williamson County.Franklin Police say these car burglaries are happening because people are keeping their doors unl → Read More

Mt. Juliet business owner diagnosed with cancer closing beloved boutique

Clementines Boutique on Lebanon Road has all sorts of items for women from clothing to accessories it was a dream for Heather Stokes Sullivan to open the store but now she’s closing it down.Heather Stokes Sullivan loves fashion.”I have always loved fash → Read More

City preparing for July 4th scorcher as temps forecasted to feel like 105

July 4th is looking like it will be a scorcher.According to our SkyWatch 17 meteorologists, temperatures on Wednesday will feel like they're in the low hundreds.SEE ALSO: A guide to 4th of July in NashvilleWith that in mind, Vanderbilt University Medical C → Read More

VIDEO: Bear sighting in middle Tennessee

LIVINGSTON, Tenn. -- Usually if you see a bear, it’s in the back woods while camping or hiking, but this time it crossed a four-lane highway.It had been a sight to bear in Overton County last night around 7:30 p.m., when Hannah Stringer and her mom Teresa, → Read More