Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (05-17-19)

 

Alleged Hendersonville Drug Dealer Charged With Murder In Connection To 2018 Overdose

41 year old Jason Russell was arrested yesterday and charged with murder for allegedly selling drugs to a woman who overdosed in 2018. The 27-year-old Hendersonville woman died December 11, after overdosing on drugs she allegedly bought Russell. He was charged with second degree murder and is being held in the Sumner County Jail on a $50,000 bond.


BABY REMOVED FROM WOMAN’S WOMB

19-year-old Marlen Ochoa’s  body was found behind a home on Chicago’s Southwest Side  and her baby was “forcibly removed” from her body after her death. Her family said they believe she went to a home after a woman on Facebook said she had a stroller and baby clothes. Ochoa died of ligature strangulation, and her death is considered a homicide. She was nine months pregnant when she disappeared April 23.


Parents Divided Over MNPS Teacher Protests

Thursday marked the third day of “sick-outs” for Metro teachers in the last few weeks. Teachers are calling on the school board and Mayor David Briley for a 10% salary increase, instead of the proposed 3%, which teachers say does not keep up with cost-of-living increases in Nashville nor does it take into account the many years in recent history they didn’t get a raise. Parents of students voice their thoughts and concerns. Harnish said the solution ultimately shouldn’t take away from students. Harnish said she hopes teachers will put off future protests until the school year is over.


Michelle Obama At The ESSENCE FESTIVAL This Year

There is so much in store for the 2019 ESSENCE Festival and Our Forever First Lady Michelle Obama will be joining the ESSENCE Festival lineup. The global icon and best-selling author will take part in a special keynote conversation on the Superdome mainstage on Saturday, July 6. All Saturday Superdome ticket holders will have the opportunity to see Mrs. Obama speak. “We are indescribably thrilled and honored to have ‘Forever First Lady’ Michelle Obama as a part of our 25th Anniversary Essence Festival, which will mark our most exciting and extensive programming to date,” Essence Communications CEO Michelle Ebanks said.


Nashville Drivers To Pay More In Fines Under Mayor’s Parking Plan

Mayor David Briley wants the council to approve a deal to outsource Metro’s metered parking enforcement by the end of next month. This means that  Nashville drivers will pay millions more in parking fines if a private company starts operating the city’s metered parking. Mayor Briley has already budgeted $30 million from the plan in next year’s budget, even though it has not been approved by the council. Nashville awarded the parking enforcement contract to LAZ Parking, and is currently negotiating final terms of the deal. Nashvillians weighed in on the new device that may be put on your windshield.

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OVER 1000 ROCKS THROWN OFF TRAIN TRACK AT BICENTENNIAL PARK

OVER 1000 ROCKS THROWN OFF TRAIN TRACK AT BICENTENNIAL PARK

  OVER 1000 ROCKS THROWN OFF TRAIN TRACK AT BICENTENNIAL PARK More than 1,000 rocks were thrown from the top of the train trestle at Bicentennial Mall State Park overnight last night. For a second night in a row, park rangers had to clean up rocks they believe were intentionally thrown from the train tracks down…

SUSPECTS WANTED IN DEADLY SHOOTING IN LAVERGNE

SUSPECTS WANTED IN DEADLY SHOOTING IN LAVERGNE

  SUSPECTS WANTED IN DEADLY SHOOTING IN LAVERGNE A 40 year old hispanic man was shot and killed in front of Romas Pizza on Murfreesboro Rd in La Vergne last night, and police are asking for the public’s help to find the suspects. Lavergne Police haven’t release the details behind the shooting, but they say they…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (07-18-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (07-18-19)

  BUTTIJEG HOLDS RALLY IN NASHVILLE Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg held a rally in Nashville at the Canary Ballroom last night, hoping to boost his chances to become the next president. He is the fourth democratic 2020 hopeful to make a stop in the mid-state. Beto O’rourke held an event in Nashville last week. After the rally,…

Metro Officer At The Center Of Internal Investigation Has History Of Disciplinary Actions

Metro Officer At The Center Of Internal Investigation Has History Of Disciplinary Actions

  Metro Officer At The Center Of Internal Investigation Has History Of Disciplinary Actions A Metro Nashville Police officer who was stripped of his police powers after video surfaced of him potentially using excessive force has been in trouble on the job before. Officer Barret Teague’s personnel file contains several complaints, but two internal investigations resulted…