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Man killed in crash on Murfreesboro Pike

73-year-old James M. Harding died of injuries he received in a crash on Murfreesboro Pike on Saturday. Metro police said the victim was driving a Nissan Altima that collided with a BMW near the Forest View Drive intersection. Harding was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment, where he later died of his injuries. Police are investigating the crash to determine which vehicle had right of way at the intersection.


Female body pulled out of Cumberland River

The body of a black woman who appears to be in her 40’s was recovered from the Cumberland River in West Nashille on Saturday afternoon. She was first discovered by an off duty Metro officer who was jet skiing in the area. She was naked wearing just a turquoise elephant earring when she was found. The woman’s body has a ying/yang tattoo with wings on her left shoulder. Investigators say it’s too early to say if they will be treating this as a homicide investigation. If you have any information on the victim’s possible identity, contact police at 615-862-8600.


MAN WHO TESTIFIED AGAINST GUYGER SHOT DEAD

28 year old Joshua Brown, a man who testified in the murder trial of Amber Guyger  was killed in a shooting just days after Guyger was found guilty. Dallas police are investigating Friday night’s shooting and authorities do not yet have a motive. Brown lived in the same apartment complex as Amber Guyger and Botham Jean and testified at Guyger’s trial, where she was convicted of murder on Tuesday.

He was a lead witness in the murder of Botham Jean & was shot & killed right there in the same apartment complex. Joshua Brown was shot in his mouth & chest. He was exiting his car at his apt when he was ambushed & shot at close range. Brown, 28, testified in Guyger’s trial about the September 2018 night that Jean was killed. Guyger was still in her police uniform after a long shift when, according to her trial testimony, she mistook Jean’s apartment for her own one floor below and shot him after pushing open his unlocked door and thinking he was a burglar.


Hundreds of low-income families in Nashville receive food, supplies ahead of fall break

This week Metro Schools is taking the week off for fall break. For some kids this would normally mean missing out on two meals a day, but thanks to one special delivery, this year they won’t have to. Thanks to the efforts of a man who goes by “Papa Joe” Bradford, 800 families living there are getting a 25 pound box of food, enough to feed them for the week they’re off school. Also included in the package, 15 pounds of personal care items, essentials food stamps don’t cover. And while the drive is geared toward Metro students, no one is going to be forgotten. This is the 17th year there’s been a drive like this through Elijah’s Heart foundation, created by Papa Joe and his wife.


MORE WHISTLE BLOWERS

Apparently, the whistleblower isn’t alone. An attorney representing him on Sunday said that “multiple” whistleblowers have now surfaced, which will likely bring more weight to the controversy facing Donald Trump and some members of his administration. House Democrats are moving forward with their impeachment probe by subpoenaing documents linked to Trump’s attempts to get foreign countries to investigate his Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Andrew Bakaj, an attorney representing the whistleblower, tweeted, “I can confirm that my firm and my team represent multiple whistleblowers in connection to the underlying August 12, 2019, disclosure to the Intelligence Community Inspector General. No further comment at this time.” (The Washington Post)

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