Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (11-13-19)

Walter Hill Elementary teacher, principal charged with child abuse

A mid-state school principal and special education teacher arrested were arrested and charged with child abuse and endangerment. Investigators say Bonnie Marlar and Principal Helen Campbell were caught on camera dragging a 10-year-old by his foot through Walter Hill Elementary. The school district placed both women under a suspension — pending the outcome of the investigation.


The anonymous person who wrote the new book A Warning about the Trump administration is warning that Donald Trump could refuse to leave the presidency if he’s impeached or defeated in the 2020 election.

The author writes, “He will not exit quietly – or easily.” The undercover official adds, “It is why at many turns he suggests ‘coups’ are afoot and a ‘civil war’ is in the offing. He is already seeding that narrative for his followers – a narrative that could end tragically.”

Teen charged with robbery after carjacking Opry Mills employee

A 17-year-old is facing aggravated robbery charges after a woman was carjacked Monday afternoon after she had just left her job at Opry Mills. The victim told police three young men approached her as she walked to her car and demanded her keys at gunpoint. Jaiontez Jones was taken into custody after a brief foot chase. Jones admitted he took the victim’s keys and drove off in her car. The two other people with Jones have not yet been identified.

Woman charged with attempted first degree murder of her mother in Portland

A woman is charged with the attempted first degree murder of her mother Tuesday night in Portland. Mitzi Mathias, 55, faces an especially aggravated robbery and attempted first degree murder charge. According to Portland Police, Mitzi Mathias made statements about her elderly mother that urged them to go to the house she shares with her mother. The mother of Mitzi Mathias, in her early 80’s, was immediately taken to the emergency room. Her condition has not been released at this time. The investigation is ongoing and I will have more information on this story as I receive it..

MTSU football player suspended amid rape charges

A Middle Tennessee State University football player has been suspended from the team amid two rape charges. 21-year-old Reginald “Zeke” Cobb was arrested for two counts of rape and is being held on a $60,000 bond. Cobb is a red-shirt junior wide receiver from Dalton, Georgia. He is set to be arraigned on November 25.


Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (01-17-20)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (01-17-20)

Lawsuit: Sumner County Schools allowed repeated sexual assault of 9-year-old Sumner County Schools is facing a lawsuit alleging the district and the board of education failed to protect a 9-year-old girl from repeated sexual assault while at Burrus Elementary School. The federal lawsuit says the young girl “Jane Doe” was sexually assaulted by another student,…