Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (01-23-20)

Coons sentenced 25 years on top of life sentence for murder of 12-year-old girl

Roy Coons Jr. was sentenced yesterday to an additional 25 years in prison on top of the life sentence he already received for the murder of a 12-year-old girl in August 2017. Judge Monte Watkins handed down the sentence of 25 more years to Coons for the attempted rape charges he also faced in connection to the brutal crime that left the 12-year-old Yhoana Arteaga dead nearly two and half years ago. Investigators called the crime the “most brutal” they’d ever seen.


Arrested juveniles meet with people they harmed through jail diversion program

Many Nashvillians are making the choice to meet with juveniles who have harmed them, in order to keep the kids from being charged. It’s through the Restorative Justice Diversion Program. Ty Perkins  agreed to meet with a teen who stole his car to keep the 16-year-old from being put in the system. It also served as closure for Perkins.

“First he cried which was the hard part for me,” Perkins said, “AUDIO- A lot of young men in these troubled neighborhoods, they need support. They need a man in their life, and it’s not always there, and that program provided that for that young man, so it was pretty compelling to me. I loved it.” Currently, there are 13 active cases and they hope to expand the program in the future.


Teens caused $100K in damage to a brand new home in Hendersonville

Two teens were arrested for vandalizing a newly built home over the weekend. The teens, ages 15 and 13, broke into the home and caused an estimated $100,000 in damages. Police say the teens admitted to them that they trashed the house because they took out the trees planted in to build the home. Hendersonville Police say they have seen an increase in serious and violent crime involving juveniles over the last several years, particularly in teens ages 14 to 17.


IMPEACHMENT RESUMES TODAY

The marathon first day of the Senate impeachment trial continued into the early morning hours today and ended with the Senate adopting a resolution outlining the rules for how the rest of the impeachment trial will move forward. The trial will resume today with opening arguments scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Trump’s counsel will have 24 hours to argue the case. Members of the Senate will then ask questions and vote on whether they want to call any witnesses.


New Bill would make wearing hoods, masks illegal in Tennessee

A proposed bill would make it illegal to conceal your identity in Tennessee, meaning no one can wear a hood, mask or any other item to hide their face while on public property. The bill says that anyone who intends to conceal their identity by wearing a mask, hood, or device by which a portion of their face is concealed on public property would be a Class A misdemeanor. There are exceptions to this bill like holidays, emergencies or a sporting activity.

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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…