OVERNIGHT CRIME SPREE LEADS TO WEST NASHVILLE
Police are searching for three black male suspects who allegedly carjacked a woman on Donelson Pike, then robbed the Twice Daily gas station at Charlotte and Old Hickory in West Meade. The men crashed the victim’s car in front of the store and ran. Police say they may have been involved in other recent robberies, as well..(Anyone with information should contact metro police at 615-862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME )
NO MORE NOROVIRUS AT OPRYLAND HOTEL
The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center has been given the all clear: no more guests with Norovirus. Health officials say that's likely how the virus spread: guest to guest, rather than through food. And keep in mind, the CDC says you can't kill norovirus with hand sanitizers, you just have to wash your hands well with soap and water, to be safe.
90 INMATES SICKENED WITH FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS
Now, the big illness outbreak is at the Criminal Justic Center, where the Health department says about 90 inmates have flu-like symptoms. They haven't determined, yet, just what it is.
FROM BLIZZARD TO SNOW STORM
That blizzard that swept across the northeastern United States, kind of fizzled in New York City: no three feet of snow. As of this morning, travel bans in New York City are being lifted, and the blizzard warning has been downgraded to a winter storm warning, but there are still six other states with blizzard warnings in effect, and close to 10 thousand people without power, so far.
NORTHEAST STORM AFFECTING NASHVILLE AIRPORT
If you're scheduled to fly anywhere in the next few days, keep in mind that winter storm in the northeast, is affecting flights all across the country. There've already been thousands of delayed and canceled flights. And all flights to and from LaGuardia and Newark airports are just canceled. They're not even going to PRETEND to book flights, then cancel later with this blizzard bearing down.
MADISON RESIDENTS VOICING CONCERNS ABOUT PROPOSED SWINGERS' CLUB
Some folks in Madison, Tennessee are upset that a new business wants to move into the neighborhood. A swingers' club. They've bought property less than a half mile from Goodpasture Christian school, and school officials say they'll use every resource they have to keep The Social Club out. Residents near the Lentz avenue proposed location for the club have been holding meetings and voicing their concern, and have a petition going that's got more than 3000 signatures, so far. The Social Club is on Division right now.
WOMAN SUING TARGET, SAYING IT CAUSED HER SON'S SUICIDE
A California mom is suing Target, claiming the store caused her son's suicide. Virginia Gentles says her 22-year-old son, Graham, was met by police and security when he showed up for work at Target last July, he was walked -- in handcuffs-- past his co-workers (employees call it the walk of shame, when someone's suspected of stealing fromt he store, that they're paraded in handcuffs like that, though the store says it has no such policy), taken to the police station and questioned, never charged with anything, but then fired. Gentles says her son told her, "Mom, this is the worst day of my life." He killed himself three days later. The family attorney says Graham's experience was intensified by the fact that he had Aspergers, a high functioning form of autism.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE ON THOSE TDOT MESSAGE SIGNS? VOTE!
The Tennessee Department of Transportation wants you to pick its next creative message that'll be featured on overhead signs. There are 15 messages to chose from, including "Tailgating is for the game, not the road" and "Close the app, leave a gap, seatbelt strapped."
BODIES FOUND, THOUGHT TO BE CRAIGSLIST MISSING COUPLE FROM GEORGIA
Police think they've found the bodies of that Georgia couple who went missing after heading out for a meetup with a guy they met on Craigslist. They were looking for a car, he said he had one, but didn't. Police think Ronnie Towns was just scamming them so they'd bring money. The missing couple's vehicle was found, submerged in a body of water, two bodies found nearby are believed to be the missing couple. Townes has surrendered to police.
SCAMMERS SET UP FAKE ACCOUNT TO PROFIT FROM DEATH OF MISSING GA. COUPLE
On the Facebook Page called Find Bud and June Runyon, family members have posted a warning, that scammers have set up a fake GoFundMe account to make money from the tragedy.
The message on the family's page says, "The family wants everyone to know that they do NOT have any funding accounts set up for donations at this time. It has been brought to our attention that someone has set up a FRAUD GoFundMe account in Bud and June's name -- we're reporting it to the authorities and media now so please do NOT donate to any accounts unless we post one on this site. Please continue to pray for everyone during this incredibly difficult time. This page is also the ONLY official page as well! God Bless."
JURORS IN VANDERBILT TRIAL COULD START DELIBERATING TODAY
The trial of two former Vanderbilt University football players accused in the rape of an unconscious young woman could be handed to jurors today. Corey Batey testified yesterday, apologizing to the woman prosecutors say he sexually assaulted in June 2013. Batey claims he was drunk and doesn't remember what happened. Brandon Vandenburg waived his right to testify.
LEFT-HANDED WORKERS EARN LESS MONEY THAN RIGHT-HANDERS
Left-handed workers earn 10 to 12 percent less than right-handers do, according to a Harvard study.
SUPERBOWL ADS AND EATS
The Superbowl is this weekend. There are already Superbowl Ads and teasers leaked, and you can see them online. We have a list with all the links, here.
A report says that 1.2 billion chicken wings will be eaten on Super Sunday.
MARYVILLE, TN COUPLE PAYS OFF 100 GRAND DEBT IN UNDER THREE YEARS
My HERO OF THE DAY is actually TWO people. A husband and wife in Maryville, Tennessee, who paid off their debt of nearly $100,000 in just two and a half years. They cut their cable bill, kept their old cellphones, cooked at home, and got free! They're sharing their story to let you knwo that you can do it, too.
IDOL WINNER PHILLIP PHILLIPS FILES LEGAL CLAIM TO ESCAPE 'OPPRESSIVE' CONTRACTS
2012 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips says he wants OUT of his contract with Idol producers and 19 entertainment. He says it's so one-sided that it's illegal, and he's asking the Labor Commission to let him out. Phillips says 19 Entertainment controls every aspect of his career and makes decisions that hurt him. He says he didn't even know the name of one of his albums, until he heard about it in the media.
WEIRD NEWS: LINCOLN'S HAIR WORTH $25K
A lock of President Abraham Lincoln's hair has sold for $25,000 at an auction in Texas. It was part of a 300 item collection of Lincoln memorabilia that brought in more than $800,000 this weekend.