Good morning, Nashville. Do you remember the Signature Tower, that 70-story pencil-shaped skyscraper that was supposed to be built at 5th and Church and would’ve been the tallest building in the southeast and almost double the height of the Batman building? The project seemed to hit at just the wrong time as the economy was tanking and people were quickly losing interest in swanky-but-expensive condos, and now the developers aren’t paying their loans. According to an independent audit, the developer’s financial partner is in some pretty deep financial trouble and we’re guessing we won’t be seeing that building any time soon.
- WSMV saves the day. The folks at WSMV would like to make sure everyone knows that they were the ones that busted the Department of Human Services for outsourcing hundreds of call center jobs to India, and now state lawmakers are actually paying attention to the issue. Notes of appreciation and adoration should be directed here.
- Ragin’. The MTSU student accused of stabbing another student in the face in a fight over a campus parking spot last year was found guilty of the assault. She could be facing up to 5 years in prison.
- Bits & pieces. Metro Police arrested 17 men on Murfreesboro Road for trying to pick up prostitutes … Tick-related illnesses are on the rise in Tennessee according to health officials … Steve McNair left no will behind for his massive estate, so widow Mechelle McNair will administer it … The shady doctor that everyone seems to think killed Michael Jackson graduated from Meharry in 1989 … Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge will be giving patrons the metal detector treatment thanks to the new gun law.