Top 5 Things You Need To Know Today (08-14-19)

 

 

GOV. LEE WILL NOT INTERVENE ON EXECUTION

Governor Bill Lee announced Tuesday he will not intervene in the scheduled execution of Tennessee death row inmate Stephen West. Stephen West was moved to death watch yesterday. West will be moved to a cell adjacent to the execution chamber. The death row inmate is serving a sentence for the 1986 stabbing murder of a mother and her daughter. He is slated to die by means of lethal injection Thursday. 33 years


MAN KILLED IN CAYCE HOMES IDENTIFIED

Metro Nashville Police are following leads in the murder of a 37-year-old at Cayce Homes on Monday. Police have identified the victim as Reginald Williams. An 18-year-old man was also shot by the gunman and is in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Police are working to identify the shooter and investigating if the shootings are related to another man who was shot less than an hour earlier at Riverchase Apartments. The victim in that case has not been assisting police.


HONK KONG AIRPORT OPENS

Check-in counters have reopened at Hong Kong’s airport after being shut down during protests. About three dozen protesters remained camped out in the arrivals area this morning. More than 100 flights were cancelled on the fifth consecutive day protesters occupied the airport. People are angry about what they see as the erosion of their democracy and freedoms and their autonomy from mainland China. Hong Kong airport is the 8th busiest in the world.


Teens arrested on gun, drug charges at south Nashville apartment complex

Two Nashville teenagers are in custody after Metro Police linked them to four guns, two of which were concealed inside a large teddy bear. Police responded to Overton Apartments on Edmondson Pike yesterday after receiving information that persons were seen wearing masks and carrying guns in the complex. An Que Lam, 18, is being held on drug, gun and theft charges by Metro Police. Lam is being held in lieu of $46,500 bond on drug, gun and theft charges. The 15-year-old is charged with juvenile handgun and drug possession.


Trump holds off on more tariffs for Chinese imports

Donald Trump says he’ll hold off on additional tariffs on Chinese imports because he fears Christmas shopping would be impacted, as economists were predicting higher prices for toys, electronics, and clothing. Yesterday, he told reporters that potential tariffs will be delayed until December to keep consumer prices down. Formal trade talks with China will resume in September.

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Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (08-22-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (08-22-19)

Shooter at Large After Injuring 4 at Party Held Night Before 1st Day of School at Atlanta University A gunman is at large after shooting four female students at a party the night before the first day of classes at Clark Atlanta University. A crowd was gathered outside a library near the campus when the…

Deputies: Child Rape Suspect May Still Be In Area

Deputies: Child Rape Suspect May Still Be In Area

  Deputies: Child rape suspect may still be in area 47 year old Jeffrey Morris is wanted on a child rape charge and deputies believe he may be in our area. Following an investigation, evidence was uncovered which led to a warrant being issued for 47-year-old Jeffrey Morris for rape of a child. Deputies have been searching for…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (08-21-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (08-21-19)

2ND SUSPECT BOOKED FOR  2017 DRIVE BY SHOOTING 19 year old Freddie Calber is the second and final suspect  booked in Nashville Juvenile Court for the drive-by shooting death of 15-year-old Jaezoine Woods. Calbert was already in federal custody on gun and drug charges when he was charged on Tuesday with criminal homicide for the July 25,…

POLICE SEARCH FOR MURDER SUSPECT

POLICE SEARCH FOR MURDER SUSPECT

POLICE SEARCH FOR MURDER SUSPECT The Metro Nashville Police Department is searching for 23 year old Robert Goodner, a suspect accused of murdering  50-year-old Robert Harper Jr in the parking lot of the Ravin Hotel. Goodner is named in a first-degree murder indictment connected to the deadly shooting. Harper was found inside his pickup truck and died…