Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (01-20-19)

Man killed crashing car into Clarksville church

A man died after crashing his car into a Clarksville church Friday night. Police report the driver’s Camry veered across multiple lanes of Madison Street, into the the First United Methodist Church. The thirty-six-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was in the car. It did not appear the driver had been wearing a seatbelt. Police found no sign of alcohol usage.


ONE MAN FOUND DEAD IN FIRE

One man was found dead in an early morning house fire in Goodlettsville Saturday. Crews responded to the fire on Hardaway Drive. The fire marshal confirms they found one man dead after the fire was put out. It’s believed that the male resident of the home was the victim, along with two pets in the home. According to the fire chief, the cause is still under investigation.


Sumner County man charged with sexual exploitation of a minor

A White House man was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, TBI agents received information through a tip that Ryan Randolph had uploaded multiple child pornography files to an online platform. The Sumner County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Randolph with 30 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. He was charged and arrested and booked into the Sumner County Jail on a $100,000 bond.


SHOOTING IN HAWAII

There was trouble in paradise Sunday, as two cops were shot to death and a third wounded in Honolulu, Hawaii. The incident occurred in an affluent area near Diamond Head, where four homes were also destroyed by a fire in a dispute that likely began with an attempted eviction. The suspect has been identified by police as 69-year-old Jerry Hanel, who authorities believe died when a house he was in caught fire. The incident began at about 9:30 a.m. According to police sources, Hanel allegedly stabbed his landlord, who was trying evict him. When police responded, Hanel allegedly opened fire and set fire to the home, which quickly spread to other houses. Witnesses saw wounded officers being dragged from the home, with rescuers performing CPR on one in the wake of the shooting.


12 Historic Facts About Martin Luther King Jr.

  1. Martin Luther King was not his given name. He was actually born Michael King Jr, but when he was five his dad decided to change both their names from Michael to Martin Luther after the 16th-century theologian.
  2. He Was a Doctor of Theology. He earned a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Boston University in 1955.
  3. He made 30 trips to jail. He was jailed thirty times in a 12-year period during his time as the recognized leader of the civil rights movement.
  4. The FBI tried to coerce him into suicide. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover kept him under surveillance, and allegedly tried to blackmail him into leaving the moment, or committing suicide, by threatening to release evidence they claimed to have about his extramarital affairs.
  5. A single sneeze could have changed history. 10 years before he was killed, a woman named Izola Ware Curry stabbed him in the chest at a book signing event in Harlem. Afterwards, doctors said had King so much as sneezed, the stabbing would have been fatal.

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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

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