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.