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

Community Oversight Board Executive Director resigns

William Weeden, the director of Nashville’s Community Oversight Board resigned Monday. Weeden stepped down from his after months of clashes between the board and Metro Police. The board confirmed Weeden’s decision but didn’t clarify his reasoning. It is unclear who will take over as the COB’s Executive Director.


3 People Shot & Killed Outside Oklahoma Walmart, Including Gunman

  • Two men and one woman were killed in a shooting at a Walmart parking lot in Duncan, Oklahoma, on Monday morning.
  • Several news outlets report that police have said the gunman is among the dead, and that all three of the deceased knew each other.
  • Duncan is located about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City.

Man dies after shooting outside Nashville bar; police investigating

Police have identified 23 year old Dontae Easly as the man who died following a shooting outside of the Last Hole Bar on Jefferson Street. Easley was shot multiple times and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died. The motive for the shooting remains unclear. Police said the investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.


Chief justice orders delay in House fight for Trump records

Chief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for Donald Trump’s financial records to give the Supreme Court time to figure out how to handle the dispute. Roberts’ order Monday contains no hint about what the court ultimately will do. The court’s hold could last a matter of days or weeks, if the court is willing to let an appeals court ruling in favor of the House remain in place without granting full review of the case. But the delay could extend for months if the justices decide they need to hear arguments and issue a written opinion.


Police: Mother shot into vehicle where her young son was sitting

34-year-old Sherika Skelton was arrested after firing into a vehicle in which the father of her children and her three-year-old son were sitting. The incident happened  at a Mapco on Charlotte Pike.Skelton said they were arguing when he pushed her. He then pulled over in the Mapco and police say she fired multiple shots. She’s been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and reckless endangerment and was held on a $75,000 bond.

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Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-11-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-11-19)

LOCAL MUSIC PRODUCER ARRESTED ON CHILD SEX CHARGES A Williamson County grand jury indicted Samuel Sylvester, 50, with seven counts of statutory rape by an authority figure, seven counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, aggravated sexual battery and two counts of rape of a child. The allegations involve children 12 and 16 years old. Sylvester…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-06-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-06-19)

UPS TRUCK CARJACKED – 4 PEOPLE KILLED At least four people were killed in gunfire Thursday in Miramar, Florida, after a UPS driver was carjacked by at least two suspects, who led police on a chase that ended in a shootout. According to Miramar Fire Rescue, there people were killed at the scene while a fourth…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-05-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-05-19)

3 teens face charges after construction worker robbed outside West Nashville home Three teens face charges after a construction worker was robbed Tuesday night outside a West Nashville home.  The robbery was reported at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the 5600 block of California Avenue. Dedric Talley, 18, and a 15-year-old are each charged with aggravated robbery. Police…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-04-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (12-04-19)

Community Activists call for body cameras for Metro Police After three years of delays, frustrated community activists ramp up their push to ensure Metro police officers will have body cameras. Members of five community organizations held a protest outside of Mayor John Cooper’s office last night, speaking out to make sure that the issue of Metro police…