MNPS ANNOUNCES HR CHANGES AFTER SEXUAL HARRASMENT COMPLAINTS
Metro Nashville Public Schools announced that veteran administrator Tony Majors will take over the HR division, replacing HR Chief Deborah Story. The move has been portrayed as being a result of Story’s decision to retire, however an on-going investigation had uncovered serious problems in how the HR department handled sexual harassment complaints.
PLANE CRASH KILLS ALL 157 ON BOARD – 33 NATIONALITIES ON BOARD
A plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia on Sunday morning, killing all 157 people on board, including eight Americans. The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX flight was bound for Nairobi, Kenya, but it lost contact around six minutes after takeoff. Airlines in multiple countries have suspended the use of Boeing’s new 737 MAX 8 aircraft over concerns about its safety. , it’s the second time in less than six months that a new Boeing aircraft has crashed.
GOP LAWMAKER TRIES TO SILENCE A BLACK SENATOR..AND LOST!
Debate on gun legislation reached to high intensity at the Arkansas State Capitol on Wednesday when Sen. Stephanie Flowers (D) fervently denounced a bill that would make it easier to use lethal force in the name of self-defense. When Senator Flowers started calling out folks in the Legislature, someone tried to silence her. On Wednesday, Sen. Stephanie Flowers (D) spoke up when some members of the state’s Judiciary Committee tried to limit debate time on the issue — delivering an ardent monologue to explain why “stand your ground” laws are dangerous, particularly for people and communities of color.
Crews Put Out Fire At Buena Vista Home
Crews worked to put out a massive fire at a Buena Vista Home. That fire started just after 6:30 on Monroe Street and Arthur Avenue. The home, located on Monroe Street, was vacant at the time of the fire. Neighbors say it had been empty for about six months. Fire crews have not commented on what could have caused this fire.
Ashland City Woman Dies Of Injuries After Officer-Involved Shooting
An officer-involved shooting has resulted in the death of a woman in Cheatham County. An overnight a request was made for an ambulance to take an Ashland City woman to the hospital.
The woman, 51-year-old Beth Plant, was being transported from her home to the hospital in the ambulance when she became combative and pulled a knife out of her backpack. When the deputy arrived at the scene, Plant was outside of the ambulance and was brandishing the knife at the deputy. The deputy then fired at Plant, striking her. Plant was transported to a Nashville hospital where she died of her injury. Plant was later identified as the mother of professional boxer and Tennessee native Caleb Plant.