Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (02-12-19)

 

 

 

HEAVY RAIN WILL AFFECT MORNING COMMUTE

Heavy rain has moved in across Middle Tennessee Tuesday morning and isolated pockets of flooding is still possible. Make sure to use extra caution if you are heading out on the roads early. If you come across a road completely submerged in water, turn around and take an alternative route.


WOMAN’S CAR STRUCK BY CONCRETE BLOCK

Kim Clark was scared for her life when a huge chunk of concrete fell from an overpass and came crashing down smashing through her sunroof. If drivers have concerns about bridges,  contact  615-350-4300 or email tdot.comments@tn.gov.


GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: Lawmakers Reach Tentative Deal to Prevent a Repeat   

Leaders from both parties believe they’ve found a way to make a deal in the government shutdown after back-to-back meetings. They still have to have Donald Trump sign off on it, and so far he’s been unwilling to compromise. He wants funding for his wall or he’ll shutdown the government again. The barrier would be built in the Rio Grande Valley, in Texas, using existing designs, such as metal slats, instead of the concrete wall that Mr Trump had demanded.


Nashville Is Growing But Police, Fire And Sheriff’s Departments Face Cuts

Metro’s police, fire and sheriff’s departments are struggling to make cuts to their already tight budgets.  The Nashville Fire Department said  it is working to stay within the perimeters of the budget “without impacting services to the people of Nashville.” 1st audio

The Metro Police Department confirmed 17 officers left last month. 2nd audio

Smallwood cited several reasons for the low morale, but said things were made worse when Metro went back on its promised pay raise last year.

“They don’t want to come here and be police officers, so we have people leaving at an increased rate and less people applying to come in the front door of this department,” Smallwood said.

The police department also said it saved $200,000 by cutting Crime Reduction Initiative overtime in each precinct.


Madison Market Robbed At Gun Point

A Madison market was robbed at gunpoint at the Rollins Market in Madison just before 10 p.m. Reports say there was a man wearing a black and red hooded sweatshirt with black pants and a black ski mask robbed the clerk with a black handgun. The investigation is ongoing and no additional information was immediately released. CALL CRIME STOPPERS AT 615-74-CRIME

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Metro Action Commission

Metro Action Commission

  Metro Action Commission Address: 800 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201 Phone: (615) 862-8860 https://www.nashville.gov/Metro-Action-Commission.aspx  

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…