Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (02-11-19)

 

Wanted Fugitive Jamal Gardner Surrenders To Police In Michigan

Jamal Gardner, the man police say fired at an officer nearly one week ago has turned himself in to authorities on Friday night. According to police, Gardner was with a pastor and his cousin in Michigan when he decided to surrender himself. This comes 6 days after the initial incident that occurred during a traffic stop in Columbia, Tennessee. Columbia Police released bodycam video earlier this week of Gardner firing dozens of times at an officer.


Music City Star Urges Passengers To Find Alternate Transportation For Monday

The Music City Star is warning its passengers of delays and possible cancellations in light of the increased potential for flooding over the next couple of days. In a statement, the Star urged customers to seeks alternate modes of transportation on Monday, February 11 as there may be flooding that could impede the safe operation of the train’s morning commuter service.


MOTHER BLAMES SYSTEM FOR JUVENILE’S BEHAVIOR

16-year-old Decorrius Wright is one of 5 kids charged in the shooting death of Kyle Yorlets. Family members say they did their best to reach out to help, but they could never get it. Many are also blaming the parents, but they say they’ve done everything they could.

He’s been to the juvenile detention center several times, and his mom has repeatedly asked if she could leave him there to teach him a lesson, but says they told her they’d press child neglect charges if she didn’t pick him up.

“They told me, in his face, there is nothing they can do about runaways. So, he feels like he can come in the house and do whatever he wanted whenever he got ready,” said his mom Martine Wright. She says her other 3 kids are nothing like this.

“So, if I was so much of a bad parent or anything, why are my other kids not like that?”


Police Searching For Named Suspect In Sunday Morning Shooting In Millersville

A 30-year-old man has died after being shot early on Sunday morning. Now, police say they have identified the shooter. Ollie James Thomas is the suspect is has been identified as 20-year-old and the victim, 30-year-old Toron M. Thomas Jr. of Clarksvilles was shot. Ollie Thomas was seen leaving the scene in a 2013 white Jeep Laredo with Tennessee tag and a license plate reading 867M8. This vehicle was last seen heading south on I-65 towards Nashville. Anyone with information about this shooting or who sees the suspect’s vehicle is encouraged to contact police immediately. The suspect is considered to be armed and dangerous.


Officer Becomes First African-American Female To Join Goodlettsville PD

Jessica Gistarb made history as the first African-American female to join the Goodlettsville’s police department. The 27 year old moved from Madison, Alabama to Nashville about three years ago where she previously worked with Tennessee Prison.

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Flash Flood Watch for parts of Middle Tennessee

Flash Flood Watch for parts of Middle Tennessee

Flash Flood Watch for parts of Middle Tennessee Weather Alert as we prepare for heavy rain and flooding risks across Middle Tennessee. Metro Water dispatched crews Tuesday. They focused on what they call the rain route. They keep a list of streets and bridges that are prone to flooding. Late last week they did a tour…

NMAAM RECEIVES $1 MILLION DONATION

NMAAM RECEIVES $1 MILLION DONATION

NMAAM RECEIVES $1 MILLION DONATION The National Museum of African American Music will open its doors in the heart of downtown Nashville later this year.  Tuesday, a joint gift of $1 Million was donated towards the museum’s construction from the Regions Foundation and the Mike Curb Foundation. It’s a major step forward for the new first-of-its-kind museum,…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (02-20-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (02-20-19)

  Flash Flood Watch for parts of Middle Tennessee Weather Alert as we prepare for heavy rain and flooding risks across Middle Tennessee. Metro Water dispatched crews Tuesday. They focused on what they call the rain route. They keep a list of streets and bridges that are prone to flooding. Late last week they did a…

POLICE RECOVERED STOLEN CARS IN HENDERSONVILLE

POLICE RECOVERED STOLEN CARS IN HENDERSONVILLE

POLICE RECOVERED STOLEN CARS IN HENDERSONVILLE Hendersonville police recovered four stolen cars and made five arrests in the cases. According to a release, Hendersonville police was patrolling a local apartment complex Monday morning and found a stolen car from Murfreesboro and four occupants. A short time later, police said another stolen car was recovered in…