Good morning, Nashville. The Metro Council sponsor for the controversial May Town Center proposal seems to have given up for the time being, announcing yesterday that he’s going to defer it indefinitely at the next council meeting. The Metro Planning Commission determined that it was a bad idea last week and it probably would’ve failed in the council anyway, so this development shouldn’t be too shocking. However, we don’t expect we’ve heard that last of it.
- On the mend. Sgt. Mark Chesnut, the officer injured in last week’s I-40 shooting, is doing a little better and his condition has been upgraded from critical to critical but stable. And as for the suspects, they’re appearing in court today and the Tennessean will be posting some video shortly.
- Suspicious what? And for your morning dose of Creepy, some cadaver dogs in training came across a “suspicious mound” out by the airport. We’re eager to hear how that one turns out.
- Bits & pieces. That kid from UT who hacked Sarah Palin’s email during the campaign is trying to have the charges dismissed (and this cracked us up a little) … Tennesseans are staying close to home this year for the Fourth … The Preds are looking at quite a few new free agents … Josh Turner and his wife had another baby which they named something mostly normal.
A year ago on Nashvillest: We learned the true origin of the texting while driving ban, found one more reason not to use city buses, and remember that time some band flashed a room full of kids and parents at Rocketown?
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