Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (02-06-19)

 

HEAVY RAINS EXPECTED FOR MIDDLE TENNESSEE

Strong storms and heavy rain are expected in Middle Tennessee on Wednesday. The main threats will be heavy rain that could lead to flooding and also damaging winds. Some will see some storms in the morning, but the heavy storms will come in the afternoon and evening.


TEEN WHO ATTEMPTED TO ROB WOMAN AND ENDED UP SHOT IDENTIFIED

The 19-year-old who attempted to rob a woman before he was shot by the woman’s husband has been identified as Jordan Ponce.

Metro Nashville Police say the 25-year-old woman was walking to her apartment at 9:30 Monday night when Ponce ran up from behind and grabbed her purse. As she resisted, Ponce started bashing her head into the wall of the building, causing her to scream.

The woman’s 29-year-old husband heard the screams and came out of the apartment, chasing Ponce before jumping over a railing and landing on top of Ponce. Ponce was able to flee but the husband gave chase and the two engaged in a fight.

Ponce hit the husband in the head and got up, at which time the husband drew his gun and fired. Ponce fled in what is now known to be a stolen Acura which had been stolen just 90 minutes before the attempted robbery.

Ponce was dropped off at Southern Hills Hospital by other(s) in the Acura for treatment. The wife was taken to Summit Medical Center where she was treated for cuts and bruises to her head. On Tuesday, police found the stolen Acura from an apartment complex on Piccadilly Row.


Trump Says He’s the Reason U.S. Isn’t at War With North Korea 
During Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Donald Trump announced that he is the reason that the United States and North Korea aren’t at war. “If I had not been elected President of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea,” he announced. USA Today reports that Trump also shared that he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on February 27 and 28 as part of “a bold new diplomacy.” The summit comes less than a year after the two held a historic meeting in Singapore.

Stacey Abrams Responds to State of the Union, Rips Trump for Shutdown “Disgrace”
  • Former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, who made history Tuesday night as the first African-American woman to deliver a formal State of the Union response, slammed President Donald Trump for the government shutdown.
  • Abrams called the move “a stunt… that defied every tenet of fairness and abandoned not just our people–but our values.”
  • Abrams reflected on her experience volunteering with furloughed workers during the sutdown and declared, “Making their livelihoods a pawn for political games is a disgrace.”

COMMUNITY GROUP ASKS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES NOT TO PLAY FOR TENNESSEE COLLEGES 

“Community Oversight Now”, the community activist group which came up with the guidelines for Nashville’s community oversight board, launched a campaign Tuesday called “Don’t Play Where You’re Not Welcome.’ asking high school student-athletes not to play for Tennessee’s colleges and universities.

The group says the campaign is in response to a proposed state bill that would put parameters on civilian oversight boards across Tennessee. If it passes, the bill would reverse powers of the oversight board that Nashville voters approved in November.

Nashville’s Community Oversight Board will investigate complaints made against Metro Police officers. The eleven members have been chosen and it is in the process of hiring a team of staff.


 

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First Tennessee Park, ballpark of Nashville Sounds, to be renamed First Horizon Park

First Tennessee Park, ballpark of Nashville Sounds, to be renamed First Horizon Park

  First Tennessee Park, ballpark of Nashville Sounds, to be renamed First Horizon Park The Nashville Sounds has announced  that First Tennessee Parkwill be renamed First Horizon Park. The ballpark’s new name is pivotal in First Horizon’s new rebranding and structuring. They merged with First Tennessee Bank and it’s subsidiearies in June. Sign changes at the park…

Two Arrested At South Nashville Motel For Trafficking Teen

Two Arrested At South Nashville Motel For Trafficking Teen

  Two arrested at South Nashville motel for trafficking teen 22 year old Ashley Henderson and 22 year old Tyreese Manuel were arrested for trafficking at a south Nashville motel after an investigation by the  Specialized Investigations Division and South Precinct detectives. They were trafficking a 17 year old girl from Memphis for prostitution. Two people from…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (08-23-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (08-23-19)

      MLS STADIUM COSTING MORE THAN ANTICIPATED The Major League Soccer stadium that is being constructed at the fairgrounds is going to  cost between $50 million and $70 million more than initial estimates, but taxpayers will not be responsible for the cost. Nashville SC ownership will foot the bill for the expenses over the $250 million. With a…