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, Jr. – local boards of education throughout the state would create policies to help train teachers who have students who have gone through adverse childhood experiences. The bill scheduled to go before the Senate possibly as early as next week.

10 Instances of Possible Obstruction in Mueller Report

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election identified 10 instances of possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. Some of those are….

  1. Pressure on Comey to end probe of Michael Flynn. This includes the president’s statement to then-FBI Director James Comey regarding the investigation of then-national security adviser Michael Flynn. Trump told Comey: “I hope you can see your way to letting this go.”
  2. President’s reaction to the continuing Russia investigation. Among the evidence is the president telling then-White House counsel Don McGahn to stop Attorney General Jeff Sessions from recusing himself from the Russia investigation.
  3. Firing of Comey (and aftermath). The report says “substantial evidence” indicates Trump’s decision to fire Comey in May 2017 was the result of the FBI director’s unwillingness to say Trump was not under investigation.
  4. Appointment of special counsel and efforts to remove him. Trump reacted to news of Mueller’s appointment by telling advisers that it was “the end of his presidency.”
  6. Further efforts to curtail the special counsel’s investigation. Trump instructed former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to have Sessions publicly announce the investigation was “very unfair” to the president.
  7. Efforts to prevent public disclosure of evidence. In summer of 2017, Trump learned that the media planned to report on a June 2016 meeting between senior campaign officials and Russians. The president directed aides not to publicly disclose the emails setting up the meeting.
  8. Additional efforts to have Sessions take control of investigation. Trump tried to get Sessions to declare that he was no longer recused from the Russia investigation and would assert control over it.
  9. Trump orders White House counsel to deny that he tried to fire Mueller. Trump once told then-White House counsel Don McGahn to “correct” a New York Times story that reported Trump had earlier instructed McGahn to fire Mueller.
  10. Trump’s actions toward Flynn, Manafort and other possible witnesses. When Flynn began cooperating with prosecutors, Trump asked for a “heads up” if Flynn knew of information implicating him. Trump also praised Manafort during and after his criminal convictions.
  11. Trump actions toward Michael Cohen. Trump’s conduct toward former Trump Organization executive Cohen changed from praise to castigation after Cohen began cooperating with prosecutors.

Waffle House shooting victim’s family files suit against Travis Reinking and his father

The family of DeEbony Groves, the young lady shot and killed at the Antioch Waffle House last year,  has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the accused shooter Travis Reinking and his father, Jeffry Reinking. The suit states Jeffrey gave his son the gun used in the attack and claims Jeffrey’s actions of working with his son, who he knew was mentally unstable, led to Groves’ death. The families of two other victims, Joey Perez and Akilah Dasilva, have also filed lawsuits against the Reinking family.

Mentor of slain teen hopes for change in Nashville

One local mentor lost an East Nashville teen to gun violence this month and wants change in the community. Charlie Easley, 19, was shot multiple times at the Point Breeze Apartments on Lemont Drive. Mariyo Deon mentored the North Nashville teen for 9 years and said his mentee had great energy in his early teen years but he did have run-ins with police. Easley’s death makes it the 15th homicide in Nashville this year.

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, please call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.




  MORE THAN 140 LAWS BEGIN TODAY IN TENNESSEE INCLUDING CELL PHONE LAW Tennesseans will see a host of new laws on the books starting today, and they touch on everything from crime to cell phone usage to even operating electronic scooters while under the influence. The “hands-free cell phone” law makes it a class C misdemeanor…

5 Teens Arrested In Connection To Overnight Car Burglaries In Hendersonville

5 Teens Arrested In Connection To Overnight Car Burglaries In Hendersonville

  5 Teens Arrested In Connection To Overnight Car Burglaries In Hendersonville Hendersonville police said they arrested five teens in connection to overnight car burglaries in the city. Officers responded to car burglaries in progress in the Saundersville Station neighborhood. Police charged one 15-year-old and three 16-year-olds from Nashville and one 17-year-old from Goodlettsville with 10 counts…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (07-01-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (07-01-19)

    MAN DIES AFTER BEING SHOT BY POLICE A man died after being shot by a Smyrna Police officer after police  responded to a domestic disturbance call at a home on the 100 block of Chestnut Street. William Lamb fired at officers, who then fired back.He was transported to a local hospital where he died. TBI…