- NOAH, a coalition of community and activist organizations, has joined others in calling for the resignation of Metro Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson after the shooting death of Daniel Hambrick. The chief has said he does not intend to step down and the mayor has said he has his support.
- A robber stole $1,000 worth of vape pens and supplies from a Mt. Juliet gas station after it closed Saturday morning. We get it, you vape.
- Early voting is underway for the Vice Mayor run-off, and WPLN has a look at times when the two candidates have differed on the issues facing the Metro Council. Election Day is September 6.
- East Nashville will soon be home to a pop-up “BarkPark,” a subscription-based property that will have WiFi, coffee, on-site staff and other amenities for you and your pooch. The New York-based owners are doing a test-run in the area before taking the concept nationwide. 🐶
- The attorney for the Metro Council has raised some concerns about a proposed referendum vote on the new Major League Soccer stadium, mostly on technical legal grounds. Supporters of the MLS2Nashville movement oppose such a referendum, seeing the matter as already settled by the Metro Council.
- Construction workers protested Sunday morning outside the new J.W. Marriott building, saying they were unpaid for weeks towards the end of the project. Representatives say it’s an all-too-common occurrence on major construction projects.
- The “I Believe in Nashville” in 12 South was vandalized for the fourth time in recent months, this time by three juvenile suspects as seen on surveillance footage. The mural was set to be repaired yesterday.
- The saga involving the dockless Bird scooters is drawing to a close with the Metro Council set to vote on a comprehensive set of regulations for it and other such entrants to the market in Nashville. You may have already seen some of them return to action on city streets while the details have been worked out.
- The Tennessee Titans dropped their second straight preseason game to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday night at home, losing 30-14. They will play Saturday in Pittsburgh against the Steelers.
- It’s time for the annual “If You Don’t Immunize Your Seventh Graders, They Can’t Go To School” call to get those required shots in. Hundreds of students are typically held out of class year while they get the required immunizations.
- Police are looking for help solving three recent murders in East Nashville, with a dark-colored sedan potentially linking the three together. One occurred outside a bar, another while a man was walking to catch a bus and a third while a woman was walking her two dogs.
- In the case of the woman shot while walking her dog, the band “One Republic” put out a message asking for support for her recovery because they are personal friends. Filing that one away for a future YASNI entry.
- If you have taken off or landed from Nashville International Airport, you may have seen a massive peace sign cut into the landscape near the airport. Turns out, it’s actually on the airport property and maintained by a groundskeeper there.
- A campaign to raise money for Vanderbilt University’s aging football stadium could begin soon after the chancellor responded to persistent media inquiries about such a program. The stadium has not seen a significant renovation since 1981.
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