Good morning, Nashville. Your morning headlines:
- Officials confirmed yesterday that former Predators Karlis Skrastins and Josef Vasicek and prospect Robert Dietrich were among the 43 people killed when a plane carrying Russian hockey team Lokomotiv crashed during takeoff. [Tennessean]
- The TBI raided 36 convenience stores in Rutherford County to bust businesses selling synthetic drugs such as plant food, incense and bath salts. The raids were part of a crackdown cleverly titled “Operation Synful Smoke.” [WTVF]
- If we can manage to keep the rain away, the next few days are looking downright gorgeous. [Nashville WX]
- Madison is not really a place you would expect to find a grenade in someone’s shed… or is it? [WKRN]
- Belmont is suing their former insurance company, PMA, because the company refused to cover the flood damages they sustained in May 2010. Twenty buildings on the university’s campus were damaged. [Nashville Post]
- Who knew that Mt. Juliet was one of America’s most playful cities? [Tennessean]
Photo by Denise Mattox.