Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (02-13-19)

 

SOUTHBOUND LANE ON I-65 CLOSED UNTIL 8AM

A tanker truck full of milk overturned on I-65 southbound. The truck overturned just past the Fern Street overpass and a southbound lane on I-65. Your friends have great taste. There was 54,000 gallons of milk inside the tanker and the milk has to be removed before the truck can be turned upright. Crews say the tanker driver sustained minor injuries.


NATIONAL DEBT: Tops $22 Trillion for the First Time  

America has hit a new high, but it’s not likely something Donald Trump will brag about. On Tuesday, for the first time, the national debut crept past the $22 trillion mark. This had experts sounding the alarm that the U.S. is on an unsustainable financial trajectory that could end up hurting every American’s pocketbook. According to the Treasury Department, after an increase of more than $30 in this month, the debut hit a new high of $22.012 trillion. Part of the blame goes to Trump, since the national debut has been rising at a quicker pace after the president’s $1.5 trillion tax-cut deal was put in place last year, as well as plans by Congress to hike up spending on military and domestic programs. In the last 11 months alone, more than $1 trillion has been tacked on the national debt.


Metro Police to remove School Resource Officers from most troubled schools

Starting March 1, two of the most troubled schools in Nashville, Bass W.A. Alternative School and Johnson Alternative Learning Center will be without School Resource Officers.The decision to pull the three Metro Nashville Police officers has been in the works for nearly a month. School Resources Officers or SROs positioned at the schools have reported “toxic” environments where they are verbally harassed, reportedly on a daily basis. The population of students at Bass and Johnson are made up of some of the most troubled students in the district. Many have lengthy criminal records and most have been kicked out of conventional high schools because of behavioral problems.


6 teens arrested after a stolen SUV and Handgun from Franklin

Six teens were arrested by Juvenile Crime Task Force officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department on Monday night … a Ford Edge SUV stolen from Franklin and a nine millimeter pistol stolen from Brentwood were recovered. The SUV was discovered parked at a gas station near the intersection of Moormans Arm Road and Whites Creek Pike. Officers say the six teens inside the vehicle, an 18-year-old, a 17-year-old two 16-year-olds, and two 15-year-olds, were detained. Investigators say the 17-year-old was carrying the pistol reported stolen out of Brentwood. He was charged with vehicle theft, theft of the gun and unlawful gun possession. The other teens were charged with vehicle theft. An 18-year-old identified as Marnesha Johnson was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


MURDER FOR HIRE

Two men are in custody after investigators foiled a murder for hire conspiracy against a Murfreesboro man. Authorities say they caught the plot stretching from Humboldt to Murfreesboro just three hours before the killing was set to happen. Stephen Taylor, 43, of Murfreesboro, and Gregory Barnes, 22, of Humboldt, are in custody of the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office in connection to the murder for hire conspiracy. The West Tennessee Drug Task Force and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Feb. 6 starting investigating accusations that Taylor hired Barnes to kill a Murfreesboro man who was a potential witness against Taylor in a Feb. 8 hearing in Rutherford County Circuit Court. Taylor was facing a burglary and aggravated assault charge, where authorities say the Murfreesboro man was the target of the victim.

 

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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…