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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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…