POLICE INVESTIGATE STONES RIVER MALL ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION Police warn you to be extra cautious when you're shopping... especially in Murfreesboro, where a man tried to kidnap a woman Wednesday night at Stones River Mall. The 56-year-old victim told police she'd opened the door of her van, then turned to find a man behind her waving a handgun. He demanded she get in the vehicle, but she had the sense to run back to the store, instead.
MAN ROBS ARMORED CAR IN GREEN HILLS http://www.wkrn.com/story/18064031/armored-car-robbed-in-green-hills Metro police are looking for the guy who robbed an armored car yesterday near Green Hills Mall. The crook sprayed the Loomis driver with pepper spray, grabbed the bag of money then ran to the Kroger parking lot, and got away in a small silver sedan with temporary tags. (You're asked to call Crimestoppers if you have information about the crime. 74-CRIME.
WHERE WERE YOU TWO YEARS AGO? http://nashville.about.com/od/weather/a/NashvilleFlood2010.htm It was two years ago today that the Nashville flood was in progress. Middle Tennessee got over 13 inches of rain in a two day period, pushing the Cumberland River nearly 12 feet above flood stage... forcing people out of their homes, closing businesses, and causing 11 deaths. You can call and let us know where you were two years ago today...
In Today's News, below: 3-year-old bitten by dog, lawsuits filed over Nashville Flood, Flood Anniversary this week, Teachers caught abusing students, traffic changes in Franklin, where you can get a job with full benefits, and more!
PREDATORS NOT YET PROFITABLE Millions of dollars in public funds and winning records aren't helping to turn the Nashville Predators into a profitable business. The"Tennessean," reports that the local ownership group has had to put up 60-million dollars of its own money to cover losses over the last five years, while the city has fronted almost 39-million.
POSSIBLE TORNADO IN FRANKLIN Emergency responders are assessing the damage and figuring out what to call the high winds that flipped a car and damaged homes in Franklin last night. Witnesses say they saw a funnel cloud, or a tornado, but officials still have to decide whether it that it touched down... to confirm it as a tornado.
AMAZON TELLING CUSTOMERS ABOUT OWED TAX www.Amazon.com has started sending out e-mails to its customers telling them they may owe a USE tax to Tennessee. That means you'll owe at least a 2.5% tax on all your online purchases from last year that you didn't pay state sales tax on. Amazon says it's not going to tell the state tax commission who owes what, so it's up to you whether to pay, or not.
FAKE AT&T E-MAIL SCAM There's a warning out from the Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee... about an email scam that's going around. The emails LOOK like they're from AT&T, and give you links to view your bill, pay online and download a smart phone application to manage your account. If you click them, however, the links go to a third party website that downloads a virus onto your computer.
WINTER STORM IN NORTHEAST It looks like Winter's not quite done with us. We've got a cold snap and strong winds expected today, but we're getting off easy. Even though everything's bloomed and blossomed-out, residents may get a foot of snow in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland.
TN SEES MORE TAX MONEY, GOOD ECONOMIC SIGN There seems to be more good economic news for Tennessee...