Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Police are searching this morning for two men, one armed, who robbed the desk clerk at the La Quinta Inn on Sidco Drive overnight. A guest who wandered through the lobby while this was going on was tied to a chair as the two men tried to open the safe. They did the same to a security guard. Police say the men tried for almost 45 minutes before they ripped out the safe and stole the security guard's truck. www.wsmv.com/story/26369489/police-investigating-armed-robbery-at-south-nashville-hotel
TN's MOST POPULAR STOLEN VEHICLES
Five of the ten most-stolen vehicles in Tennessee are trucks. A new list from the National Insurance Crime Bureau shows full-sized Chevrolet pickups on top, followed by Ford pickup trucks. Coming in at number three is the Honda Accord. www.jrn.com/newschannel5/news/Pick-Up-Trucks-Most-Stolen-Vehicles-In-Tennessee-272650851.html
NEW MIDTOWN COMPLEX CONSTRUCTION
Construction starts next week on "Buckingham Midtown," the two-acre, 17-story complex that will include retail, a hotel, and apartments. It'll cover two acres near Broadway at, 21st Avenue and Division. And Metro is using this as their opportunity to fix the messy intersections and crosswalks at 21st and Broadway. www.jrn.com/newschannel5/news/Buckingham-Midtown-construction-to-begin-next-week-272653951.html
FIXING THE VA
Today, President Obama will announce a number of executive actions he taking to help veterans in the aftermath of the scandals at the Veteran's Administration. Among them: a recruiting campaign to fill the shortage of doctors and nurses at VA hospitals, automatically enrolling military personnel receiving mental health care into V.A. treatment programs, and a partnership with five national banks to help veterans get lower rate mortages easier. www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/08/26/obama-veterans-american-legion/14607759/
A flasher has been reported in a Murfreesboro neighborhood in the last week. Three women have told police they saw the towel wearing man showing his everything. One of the women even confronted him. Jenny Pegram said, "I looked over and it was a man and he was not dressed. He was fully exposed and holding a bottle of lotion...I said 'alright buddy I'm calling the cops'." But the suspect got away. The man is described as being in his mid-20s.
Scott DesJarlais is finally the winner of the Fourth Congressional District Republican primary after State Senator conceded yesterday. DesJarlais won by just 38 votes. DesJarlais, the incumbent who seemed doomed to lose after revelations about his personal life contradicting his family values philosophy.
METRO SCHOOLS JOB FAIR
Metro Nashville Public Schools are hiring more lunchroom ladies (and gentlemen today) to handle the increase in meals they're preparing now that schools are offering free breakfast and lunch to all students. The job fair is today from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Martin Center, 2400 Fairfax Ave. http://www.wsmv.com/story/26366756/metro-schools-to-host-job-fair-for-cafeteria-workers