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 Police search for man who robbed Murfreesboro Pike U.S. Bank

Metro Police search for man who robbed Murfreesboro Pike U.S. Bank

  Metro Police search for man who robbed Murfreesboro Pike U.S. Bank Police officers and FBI agents are searching for a man who robbed a U.S. Bank on Murfreesboro Pike yesterday afternoon. The man claimed he had a bomb and demanded money.  The teller complied andHe ran away on foot. Anyone who may have any information,…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (04-19-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (04-19-19)

Rep. Harold Love passes bill to help schools take care of students with early childhood trauma A bill was passed today in the State House that is meant to help teachers and schools in Tennessee properly take care of students who have suffered traumatic events in their childhood. The bill was passed by Representative Harold Love,…