POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECT AND FOR MISSING GEORGIA COUPLE
Here's another story of a Craigslist meetup that seems to have gone bad. Police are searching for a Georgia couple who have been missing since Thursday after they went to buy a car from someone they contacted through Craigslist. 69-year-old Elrey "Bud" and 66-year-old June Runion were last seen leaving to meet the car seller, and haven't been heard from since. Police have a suspect in the case, and have issued arrest warrants for Ronnie Jay Towns. Buyers, and sellers, are encouraged to meet in the daytime and in a public place, and to take someone with them. In the case of the Runions, they seemed to have done everything right.
BLIZZARDS HEADED FOR NORTHEAST. SEVEN STATES TO BE AFFECTED
And say a little prayer for our friends and family in the northeast. They're bracing for blizzards, and possibly record snowfall. To be considered a blizzard, a storm has to have winds of more than 35 miles an hour for three hours or more, falling or drifting snow and visibilities less than a quarter-mile. They may be in for well more than that, and between 15 and 30 inches of snow, in New York, Hartford and Boston. That's all supposed to hit the northeast after dark tonight and early tomorrow morning.
BLIZZARDS MAY DELAY TWO MAJOR COURT CASES
The weather on the East Coast may also affect two major court cases in the Boston area. The jury selection for the accused Boston Marathon bomber, and the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez...could be put on hold.
VIGIL FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS TONIGHT IN NASHVILLE
A candlelight vigil will be held tonight for the survivors of sexual assault. Organizers say it's in response to the "victim blaming" that's surfaced as a result of the trial of two former Vanderbilt University football players accused of rape. The vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the steps of the Parthenon in Centennial Park.
CLOSING ARGUMENTS TODAY IN VANDY RAPE TRIAL
Meanwhile, closing arguments are expected today in the trial of two former Vanderbilt University football players accused of rape. The case could be handed off to the jury.
CINNAMON SCENTED ROOM MAKES YOU BUY MORE
Have you ever walked into a store that SMELLS really good, and you find yourself IMMEDIATELY feeling more peaceful, and slowing down, and maybe buying more? More new studies find smells affect our moods, in ways that affect our budgets! Fragrances that make us feel warm and comforted, make us buy more expensive items. And, the smell of lavender can bring about a feeling of trust in others.
SUPERBOWL TICKETS UP TO NEARLY FIVE-GRAND
The Superbowl is this weekend. If you wanna go and have waited till now to get tickets, they'll cost you nearly 5000 dollars apiece.
12TH AND PORTER CLOSING NEXT MONTH, GULCH REJUVENATION CONTINUES
Another longtime music venue in Nashville is closing down. 12th and Porter is closing down. The last show is set for February 28th. Some of the artists who have played at 12th and Porter include Kings of Leon, Neil Young and Vince Gill.
Keith Hayman, who owns 12th & Porter and Music City Pizza, said the venue will close because it's "good timing" for what will happen next.
"We got a nice deal with the people taking over the building," he said. "They are coming into our space. I don't know what they are doing with it, but they are doing great things to enhance the North Gulch.
QUEEN ELIZABETH OLDEST LIVING MONARCH
With the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia last week, Britain's Queen Elizabeth is now the world's oldest living monarch.
MRS. DOUBTFIRE MUSICAL IN THE WORKS
There's a Mrs. Doubtfire Musical in the Works. The hit 1993 Robin Williams film Mrs. Doubtfire is getting the stage musical treatment.
NASHVILLE ZOO TO HOLD 'ZOOPERBOWL' ON SUNDAY
The Nashville Zoo is gearing up for "Zooperbowl" this Sunday. It's before the big game on TV, so you can do both. Take the kids for half price admission, and to see the giraffe exhibit, where Congo will make his Super Bowl pick. Officials say he'll choose between two items of enrichment decorated for the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.
SAN FRANCISCO ZOO OFFERS CREEPY GIFTS FOR DUMPED LOVERS
The San Francisco Zoo has a Valentine's Day gift for those going through rough relationship patches. With a donation to the zoo, you can adopt a hissing cockroach or a giant scorpion in the name of your ex. The zoo says this is an ideal Valentine donation for the ex.
48 GUNS CONFISCATED AT BNA LAST YEAR
The Department of Homeland Security is asking travelers to check their carry on luggage for weapons before heading to the airport. This comes after a record number of guns were confiscated in 2014 by TSA agents. including 48 at Nashville International Airport. A majority of those who had a gun confiscated said they forgot it was in their bag.
TITANS QB SAYS HE DEFLATED BALLS. SAYS IT'S NOT UNCOMMON
The so-called “Deflategate” scandal is just not going away. Now, Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst says he's deflated footballs before. He says he likes the footballs a little softer and started deflating them some while he was in college at Clemson. He says, “Most of the time, it’s us [the qarterbacks]. We go in there and take the air out because they are more fun to throw. You can tell a difference. But I don’t know…I don’t know what happened up there [in New England.]” The Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday in the Super Bowl.
EW PREDICTS SAM SMITH WILL SWEEP THE GRAMMYS FEB 8TH
Entertainment Weekly Predicts Sam Smith Will Be King of the Grammys, winning most of the six he's nominated for, including Album of the Year, Best New Artist, and record of the year for "Stay with Me." EW predicts the only top category he'll miss out on is Song of the Year, which they think Taylor Swift will get for "Shake It Off." The Grammys air February 8 on CBS.
Taylor Swift showed her belly button and the crowd went wild! lol. She's been the kind of entertainer who counted on talent for her success instead of how much skin she could show... so when the 25 year old shared a bikini photo from her trip to Hawaii, and the overall response from her fans was, OMG and GASP! lol.
PATRICK DEMPSEY HEADED FOR DIVORCE
Patrick Dempsey is headed for the single life. His wife has filed for divorce, and there are millions of dollars on the line. They don't have a prenup, but they do have three children. Jillian Fink is asking for joint custody of the children, as well as spousal and child support. Patrick is reportedly worth around $40 million. The couple has been married for 15 years. Sources say she's had a problem with his ego for a while now, which she thinks is out of control. As one source said, "She's all about the kids." (TMZ)
COMEDIAN/VENTRILOQUIST JEFF DUNHAM'S WIFE SUING FORMER WIFE
Jeff Dunham's current wife is suing his former wife, after the former registered all the new wife's possible website names (AudreyDunham.com, .biz, etc.)