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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Residents use social media to find family of sick homeless man Read more: http://www.wsmv.com/story/27744541/residents-use-social-media-to-find-family-of-sick-homeless-man

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - When a familiar face in downtown Nashville was recently hospitalized, two men stepped up to find his family. Local homeless man David Milliken is now at the ICU at Nashville General, but thanks to the hard work of two men, he'll soon to be reunited with a family he hasn't seen in nearly 20 years. MORE Special Click to read more headlines from Davidson County.More >> A still picture can tell a story through a scene or through a simple facial expression. "What I find really, really interesting is the human connection," said Jerry Craddock, of Murfreesboro. Picking up clothes to carry to those in need, Craddock and friend Scott Walker said they started doing black and white photography of the local homeless to tell stories you don't always hear. They said one of the most special of those stories is that of Milliken. "Whenever we'd bring him anything, he'd say, 'Thanks! God bless you!,'" Walker said. "He always had a big smile on his face." "When you leave, he'll stop you and say, 'Hey, hey, love you man!'" Craddock added. From his bench downtown where you'd always find him, Milliken had his back to the capitol, faced the library and listened to the constant sound of a fountain in the distance. When Craddock and Walker didn't find him last week in an area they've come to know as Camp David, they knew something was wrong. "Police found him early the day after Christmas, and he was unresponsive," Walker said. "He had frost bite. He had severe pneumonia and staph infection." "He'd shown up with a core temperature of 90 degrees," Craddock said. "He had low blood pressure, high blood sugar. I just so wanted him to roll over and look through that glass and see us there because I think that human connection can be healing." Craddock and Walker took to Facebook trying to find Milliken's family. "My post was shared I don't know how many times all over the place," Walker said. "Finally someone contacted me and said, 'I know his family.'" That was an incredible call for Milliken's brother, Tyrone Kendall, who said he hadn't seen his brother since 1996 and wasn't even sure he was alive. "We didn't know what happened to him or what was going on with him," Kendall said. "Glad to know where he's at, and we can finally come and check on him and go from there." A family soon to be reunited, Craddock and Walker are waiting for they day they can snap a new shot of Milliken's smiling face again. "They're going to be able to know the closing of this story," Walker said. "They're going to find out where he'd been all these years. They're going to find out people loved him, people watched out for him, people walked by every day and prayed for him." "It makes you feel good to know you touched somebody's life and hopefully helped them in a positive way," Craddock added. Kendall said he lives in west Tennessee and plans to come visit his brother this Saturday. Read more: http://www.wsmv.com/story/27744541/residents-use-social-media-to-find-family-of-sick-homeless-man#ixzz3Nd4ypxNt Reported by Forrest Sanders

Family rebuilding after losing home in Christmas Day fire Read more: family rebuilding after losing home in christmas day fire

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A mid-state family is rebuilding their lives after fire destroyed their home on Christmas Day. MORE Special Click to read more headlines from Davidson County. Investigators: Christmas Day fire was arson, neighbors charged Woman battling cancer loses home in fire Investigators have arrested the couple's neighbors for arson. Ingrid Hunter, who is battling stage IV cervical cancer, and her husband, Shawn Hunter, are in good spirits considering all they have lost. They said they are pleased the people who allegedly set the fire are behind bars. "I knew something wasn't right," Ingrid Hunter said. But Ingrid Hunter said she never expected her intuition would lead to her family losing everything and spending the holidays in a hotel room. "I was devastated," she said. "My 10-year-old daughter cried herself to sleep that night." On Christmas Day, Ingrid Hunter had just left the hospital. She was headed home to spend the holiday with her family. By the time she arrived at her north Nashville home, the damage was already done. Police arrested Norman Hunt and Kimberly Adams, the Hunters' neighbors, and charged them with arson. Ingrid Hunter said Adams moved in a few months ago, and from the first day, she shared concerns about the woman with her landlord. "I kept telling the landlord something's not right," she said. "He was like, 'We'll figure it out.' I called the police on the lady time after time because they always played loud music." Investigators said Hunt and Adams were in the process of being evicted when they set the fire. "We're just blessed we're here," Shawn Hunter said. "I hope that they're handled to the fullest extent of the law. But in our heart, there is not really any hate for them because we don't know them." Hunt and Adams are each being held on $25,000 bond. They are expected to be in court Friday. "I can rest a lot easier knowing that she is behind bars," Ingrid Hunter said. "I just hope they keep her there... so she'll never be able to hurt anybody like she's hurt us." Read more: http://www.wsmv.com/story/27745049/family-rebuilding-after-losing-home-in-christmas-day-fire#ixzz3Nd44tnaY Reported by Julia Bruck

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