Morning Roundup: A Grim Discovery



The body of Daniel Brown, the teenager who vanished on May 2 while riding a makeshift raft down the flooding Mill Creek, has been found. ... Are certain flood-stricken neighborhoods — i.e., East Nashville and Bourdeaux — getting short shrift from Metro and FEMA? ... As the city of Franklin picks up the pieces after the flood, it's collected 700 tons of debris ... so far. ... Rocker and Franklin resident Ben Folds reveals his photojournalist side with a collection of flood photos from his current hometown.

On the second day of witness testimony in the Bruce Mendenhall murder trial, jurors see a video of the defendant telling detectives, "All I know is, I disposed of her. Now you have to do your job.” Mendenhall is accused of the 2007 murder of Sara Nicole Hulbert. ... House Democrats offer an alternative state budget plan that would, among other things, restore the $34 million in teacher pay cuts proposed in the Republican budget. After all, if ever there was a time to dip into the state's rainy day fund, isn't it now? But state Rep. Stacey Campfield begs to differ. ...

Can a Finnish prospect help the Preds finish as champions? ... His TV show may have been about nothing, but Jerry Seinfeld's decision to donate all the proceeds from his Friday TPAC show to help flood victims is definitely something. ... Brad Paisley tours the flood-ravaged Opry House with NBC News. At about the seven-minute point, Paisley discusses his upcoming H20 tour — titled long before the flood — which begins with the song "Water" and features a video of Paisley swimming up out of the water. Cue Twilight Zone music.

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