TN Bill To Ban Renting To Tenants In US Illegally Advances
Tennessee House lawmakers have advanced legislation to ban landlords from renting or subleasing housing to people in the U.S. illegally. The bill would penalize landlords for allowing residents in their property while knowing or recklessly disregarding that they’re in the U.S. illegally. First-time penalties would include a misdemeanor punishable by a $350 fine, with increasing penalties. The Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition said the bill denies communities basic human dignity and puts children at risk of homelessness.
2 SHOT IN MADISON
Officers responded to a in the 3500 block of Chesapeake Drive in Madison. Police said the shooting appeared to be a domestic situation in which a woman was shot by a man. The male then shot himself in the head. The woman was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The man was in extremely critical condition. The identities of both individuals are not being released at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
Plans To Upgrade Wilson County 911 Put On Hold
A $2 million plan to upgrade Wilson County’s 911 call system and call center to accommodate the additional staff has been put on hold after multiple agencies involved say they don’t agree with the details laid out in the plan. Wilson County is the only county in the entire state of Tennessee where 911 callers are first sent to a call center. Those call takers then must transfer 911 calls to either Mt. Juliet Police, Mt. Juliet Fire, Lebanon Police, Lebanon Fire, WEMA or the Sheriff’s Office. On Monday night though Mt. Juliet Police and Lebanon Police said they were pulling out of the plan to put all dispatchers into one building.
Man Charged In Stabbing At Antioch Home
John Wells, Jr., 37, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is accused of stabbing his girlfriend multiple times Tuesday morning at a home on Greystone Street near Antioch. When police arrived, Wells was taken into custody and the victim was transported to TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center.
AT LEAST 25 NEW HOTELS TO OPEN THIS YEAR IN NASHVILLE
1.5 million hotel room nights were booked in Nashville last year and we’re on track for even more visitors this year. Around 25 new hotels are expected to open this year in Davidson County. There are currently 380 hotels or so that exist. And there are 115 in the pipeline. Not all of those are going to open obviously next year. The number for this year is probably going to be in the 25 range, 25 to 30 or so,” The majority of these hotels will be chain affiliated. There is a need for more hotel rooms in Nashville.