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, only referred to as “Sally Smith” in the school restroom, school playground and outside of the school. Sumner County Schools is accused of deliberate indifference to Doe’s rights and needs due to sexual harassment and sexual assault.


Trump violated the law by withholding military aid to Ukraine, government agency says

President Donald Trump violated the law by withholding military aid earmarked for Ukraine, according to a legal decision handed down by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). “Today, GAO issued a legal decision concluding that the Office of Management and Budget violated the law when it withheld approximately $214 million appropriated to DOD for security assistance to Ukraine,” the office said in a statement Thursday. “The President has narrow, limited authority to withhold appropriations under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. OMB told GAO that it withheld the funds to ensure that they were not spent ‘in a manner that could conflict with the President’s foreign policy.”‘ Established in 1921, the GAO is an arm of the legislative branch that is funded by the federal government. While the office has no authoritative power, it’s tasked with auditing and investigating government actions and can issue legal opinions and recommendations to Congress. More on this as it develops.


Metro Police investigating shooting that left man dead inside van in North Nashville

Metro Police found a man shot to death inside a minivan outside a low-income housing complex in North Nashville early Friday. Police responded to the corner of Taylor Street and 9th Avenue North just behind the Monroe Street Kroger. The victim was found dead at the scene slumped over inside the van. It appeared he was shot outside the vehicle and went back in his car before succumbing to his injuries. Police are still investigating the shooting, and MNPD said the details are still mostly unknown. They have not mentioned anything about a suspect at this time, but no one was arrested at the scene.


Man charged in deadly New Year’s Day shooting

Metro Nashville Police detectives charged a man with criminal homicide in the New Year’s Day shooting of 33-year-old Brandon Saunders. Police say 23-year-old Erik Moreno, of Plantation Drive, shot and killed Saunders inside his home on Willesden Green Court. Both Moreno and Saunders were allegedly intoxicated and handling pistols. It was initially unclear whether the fatal gunshot wound to Saunders’ head was accidentally self-inflicted. Moreno was jailed in lieu of $250,000 bond.


MAN ACCUSED WIFE TO HAVE SEX FOR MONEY

A husband was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly forcing his wife to have sex for money. Jared Short admitted to investigators that he had placed ads online of his wife and rented rooms for her and provided protection. The victim said she was afraid of Short and if she did not prostitute for him, she would end up on the street or he would assault her. Short was charged with trafficking for a commercial sex act near a school or park zone because the incident occurred within 1,000 feet of a child care center.

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BET HIP HOP AWARD HONOREES

BET HIP HOP AWARD HONOREES

A couple of hip hop icons will be honored at next week’s BET Hip-Hop Awards. Trina will receive the I Am Hip-Hop award on Tuesday night in Atlanta. She says, “I am honored to receive and accept the 2022 I Am Hip-Hop Award presented by BET… As a legend with over 20 years in the…

R KELLY ORDERED TO PAY!

R KELLY ORDERED TO PAY!

R. Kelly has been ordered to pay over $300,000 to one of his victims, to cover the cost of medical treatment and psychotherapy for abuse inflicted on her.The victim, who remains anonymous, has accused Kelly of giving her a sexually transmitted disease during one of their encounters.Kelly is already in prison, serving 30 years for…

RAPPER COOLIO PASSES AWAY AT AGE 59

RAPPER COOLIO PASSES AWAY AT AGE 59

Rapper Coolio has reportedly died. He was 59 years old. His manager confirmed his passing. According to sources, Coolio was at a friend’s house and went to the bathroom. After taking a while, the friend went to check on Coolio, whose real name is Artis Leon, Ivy Jr. and found him unresponsive. Paramedics were then…

MEGAN THEE STALLION CREATES MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE FOR HOTTIES

MEGAN THEE STALLION CREATES MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE FOR HOTTIES

Megan Thee Stallion has created an online hub leading to a variety of mental health resources for her #Hotties to use.The rapper has openly admitted to going to therapy herself and knows how important it is to have someone to talk to.Megan lost both of her parents – her father when she was in high…