Good morning, Nashville. When Metro Police picked up three burglary suspects in Forest Hills last week, they had no idea that the arrests would lead to the discovery of nearly 1,500 items stolen from people’s homes in the last two and a half months. Police believe the robberies occurred in and around Bellevue, south Nashville, and Williamson County and included items such as jewelry, guns, computers, televisions, and even some expensive life jackets. Most of the items are still unclaimed and hanging out at the police station, so if you have reason to believe any of it might be yours, give ‘em a call.
- Save the chickens. The Metro Planning Commission will hold a public hearing today to help determine the fate of urban chickens in Nashville. If it’s something you feel particularly strong about, now’s your chance to speak up.
- Unemployment running out. Thousands of Tennesseans are facing the end of their unemployment benefits, which are provided for a maximum of 79 weeks. Though 500 folks ran out in August, the number is expected to grow to about 23,000 by December.
- Bits & pieces. The guy who claims that Metro stole his prosthetic leg is not letting the issue go, and we can’t say we blame him … Tennessee car dealers filed for a total of $51 million in Cash for Clunkers reimbursement … We might soon have some more options for recycling in Nashville … Buying energy efficient appliances could soon earn you a big ol’ rebate from the State of Tennessee.
Photo by Kittywinks Peeks.