WZTV FOX 17 - Top Stories
Police searched all morning for 40-year-old Donnell Simpson after he allegedly stabbed his wife near Forest Breeze Drive. Lena Simpson, 37, told police Donnell attacked her with a knife and stabbed her in the chest around 12:30 Tuesday morning. Ronald Simpson, Lena's husband, grabbed his brother and wrestled him away, according to statement from police. During the ensuing struggle, Donnell ran away. Ronald then drove his wife, with the knife still in her right chest, to Southern Hills Medical Center.
In another incident just 20 minutes later, Donnell Simpson went to his wife's Forest Breeze Drive home despite an active order of protection. Witnesses told police that Donnell Simpson punched Marqueta Simpson, 31, in the face at least twice before retrieving a box cutter from his pocket. He stabbed her several times and then dragged her toward the front door.
Metro Police Officers searched for Donnell Simpson through the night until Officer Shaw spotted him this morning. Our cameras were there rolling as police officers took Simpson into custody.
Tuesday morning was not Donnell's first run in police this week. Just the day before, Monday, Donnell was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and violating an order of protection obtained by his wife on Sunday. His wife, Marqueta, claims Donnell threw a brick through her car window. Donnell was booked into jail at 4:45 Monday afternoon. Just a few hours later, around 9:15 p.m. he posted $5,000 bail.
Marqueta Simpson is listed in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Lena Simpson has been released from the hospital.
In addition to the attempted murder charges, Donnell Simpson is also being charged with violating the conditions of his bond and again violating the order of protection. Simpson's bail is now set at $2,050,000.
Tuesday, March 12 2013, 10:34 PM CDT
Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
BC-US--Dow Record-Three Personal Stories, 1st Ld-Writethru,1173
Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
AP Photo FX102, FX103
Eds: With BC-US--Dow Record. Adds photos.
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: RESTAURANT FLAP LEADS TO INTERNET MELTDOWN
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- It isn't exactly to curry favor with your restaurant customers -- even if your specialty isn't curry.