In Today's News, below: where you can get free food today, the hostage standoff is over, gas prices jump, the "pizza-cryer" was faking it, where to see Betty White's Celebrity Birthday Party tonight, and Oprah Winfrey's being sued by an ex-employee.
TORNADO NUMBERS KEEP RISING IN TN. The tornado numbers just keep rising. The National Weather Service now says we had 14 tornadoes in Tennessee on January 30th, and the number may rise to 18 if more are confirmed like it's thought there will be. The 14 already confirmed tornadoes surpass the previous record of 12 touchdowns on January 24th of 1997
In Today's News, below: read about the 8 tornadoes that hit Tennessee Wednesday morning, how does the tornado rating scale work, what cancer screenings you should skip, what the Governor says about having armed teachers in schools and dieting myths you've probably believed your whole life!
Lottery officials are waiting for the person holding a winning Million dollar Powerball lottery ticket to come forward and claim the cash. The ticket for Saturday night's drawing was sold in Nashville, though no word yet on exactly where. Wednesday's Powerball Jackpot is now up to 151-million.
In Today's News, below, why you should never, ever eat the peanuts or pretzels you get on a flight, a local Veteran pulls off an incredible non-military mission that'll make you proud, school closings, weather information and flight cancellations.
In Today's News, below: get a bargain in Metro's Online Surplus Auction site, why you should NEVER look in the mirror at 3:30 on a Wednesday, why car crashes are more dangerous for obese people, and what was our coldest temperature ever recorded in Nashville?
OBAMA GETS BACK TO WORK TODAY President Obama's second term is underway and he'll be getting back to business today, but last night was all about the parties. Grammy Award winner Jennifer Hudson provided the music for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama's first dance. The President introduced Mrs. Obama by saying that some might dispute the quality of the President, but no one disputes the quality of the First Lady.