Good morning, Nashville. Police are still looking for the suspect in Monday night’s fatal shooting at Maplewood High School’s graduation ceremony. Though they picked up a guy who matched the discription on Tuesday morning, he was released after questioning. They believe that the shooting was probably gang-related, and Metro School officials are saying that something like this was “kind of destined to happen” because we apparently have a pretty big gang problem here. Consequently, all area high schools are beefing up security at commencement ceremonies this month.
- AT&T loves us, or something. AT&T has been shelling out the big bucks to lobby for telephone service deregulation in Tennessee. According to the Ethics Commission (which we’re about to scrap altogether), they may have spent as much as $623,000 on lobbying expenses from October to March.
- Prison broke. The suspect in the brutal Green Hills Mall parking garage beating was re-captured yesterday after trying to make a break for it out of a police van. Because he was shackled and handcuffed, he didn’t make it real far.
- Bits & pieces. A House committee voted down a bill that would’ve required DUI offenders to have special license plates … The Saggy Pants Bill was sent to a study committee, which means they don’t feel like dealing with it right now … If this story is any indication, our strawberry situation is looking pretty grim for this year.
Photo by urbanwoodchuck.
- Bright & Early: People Kill People Edition
- Bright & Early: Takes All Kinds Edition
- Bright & Early: Can’t Win For Losing Edition