- PSA: Early voting continues through next Tuesday, with the presidential preference primary held on March 3. A collection of local elected officials offer up their endorsements. 🗳
- The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office says that activist Alex Friedmann and accomplices planted loaded guns and tools around the soon-to-open city jail while also stealing keys and other items by posing as construction workers in early January. He is being held on a two million dollar bond.
- When state representative John Ray Clemmons authored a non-binding resolution recognizing the Cumberland Plateau’s natural beauty, he probably didn’t expect a colleague from Huntington to take him to task over the (scientifically correct) assertion that the earth is more than 500 million years old. Clemmons’s failed resolution was a bit of political gamesmanship, as the area is a target for strip mining that he opposes.
- Police are investigating leads in the 17-year case of Tabitha Tuders, who disappeared while walking to her East Nashville bus stop in 2003.
- After years of failing in court cases, home-based studio owners and others may finally be able to operate their businesses if a bill before the Metro Council passes.
- While the Boy Scouts of America organization has filed for bankruptcy this week, the local groups are continuing on with business as usual.
- We’ll go with the headline for this one: “Man on meth walks into I-40 traffic, throws punch at cop, says everyone has coronavirus”
- The smell coming from the landfill in Bordeaux is getting worse and local leaders must act, residents say. The landfill is expected to reach capacity in the next five years.
- Several Nashville-area grocery stores have had a rough couple of years on their health inspections, with issues ranging from food not being refrigerated at appropriate temperatures and rodent poop found in areas. 💩
- The gun used in the February 2019 murder of aspiring singer Kyle Yorlets was stolen from an unlocked car, police say. His case was one of several attributed to stolen firearms.
- Flying bricks from a Germantown construction site has raised more questions about codes enforcement and public safety.
- The Nashville Predators (29-23-7) saw their three-game winning streak end with a 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes (34-21-4) on that team’s mothers’ road-trip game. The team has back-to-back games before Monday’s trade deadline, starting tonight in Chicago against the Blackhawks (26-26-8) and at home Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets (30-19-12).
First Tennessee First Horizon Park will get a new sports bar called Third and Home, opening in April.
- News Channel 5 takes a look at why Nashville lost its Amtrak line in the 1970s, now that the agency is proposing a line to the city from Atlanta. 🚆
- CBS News did a profile on the National Museum of African American Music that will open this summer across the street from Bridgestone Arena in the new Fifth + Broadway development.
- The Wu-Tang Clan, the first rap group to ever headline a show at Ryman Auditorium, will be making a return trip this May. Tickets go on sale this Friday, and bad pop-culture refrences from journalists have already started.
- A visitor dropped their phone into the spider monkey enclosure at the Nashville Zoo Wednesday, where staff attempted to retrieve it for the patron with little luck. Keepers typically do not interact directly with the animals, as they can be rather aggressive.
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