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Monday
Dec222014

Watch Justin Timberlake Surprise Nashville Crowd with Garth Brooks

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- It was the surprise of a lifetime.

A crowd turned out Friday to see a Justin Timberlake show in Nashville, Tenn., when the singer decided to bring country royalty to the stage -- Garth Brooks.

"I saw an ENTERTAINER tonight! @justintimberlake #Justinrcredible," Brooks posted on Instagram, along with a video of the two singing Brooks' famed 1990 hit "Friends in Low Places.”

 

I saw an ENTERTAINER tonight! @justintimberlake #Justinrcredible

A video posted by Garth Brooks (@garthbrooks) on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:33pm PST



In the video, posted in its entirety on YouTube, Timberlake, 33, starts singing the song first, the crowd joins in next, then Brooks takes the stage and the crowd goes nuts.

"Hold on," Timberlake says after the second verse, before welcoming the legend onstage. "Something don't feel right."

 


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Monday
Dec222014

Two Men Indicted in Robbery, Shooting Death of Pawnshop Owner

Shelby County District Attorney's Office(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- Two men were indicted on Friday in connection with the 2013 robbery and shooting death of the owner of a Lamar Avenue pawnshop.

Charles Griffin, 31, was indicted on charges of first-degree in the perpetration of a felony, while Christopher Woodland, 24, was indicted as an accessory with first-degree murder, according to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors say the incident occurred on Dec. 18, 2013, when a gunman entered the store on the 2300 block of Lamar Avenue, walked up to the counter, and shot owner Virak Hean, 56, two times in the chest. The gunman then climbed over the counter and began taking items from the store before leaving in a red four-door Pontiac being driven by an accomplice.

The entire incident was captured on a video camera, and both were arrested the following day.

Griffin, who also goes by Charles Griffen, is being held without bond. Woodland is being held on $250,000 bond.


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Monday
Dec222014

Missing Canadian Woman Found in Tennessee

(KNOX COUNTY, Tenn.) -- A woman, who was reported missing in Canada last month, has been found safe in Tennessee.

Chrisma Denny, of Cape Breton, Canada, was found Sunday in Knox County.

"Denny is in a safe location and has agreed to stay there while detectives with KCSO's Major Crimes Unit work with Denny's family, the Cape Breton Regional Police, and the Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police to ensure she returns home," the Knox County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

Denny, 23, was reported missing on Nov. 4. Investigators said she entered the Unites States in late August and interacted with police in Alabama and then Knox County.


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Friday
Dec192014

Smyrna Couple Has 50 Christmas Trees Inside Their House

(SMYRNA, Tenn.) -- A Smyrna, Tennessee couple didn't know what they were getting into when they decorated their first Christmas tree shortly after their marriage 53 years ago.

Now George "Buddy" Witherow and his wife Gloria spend months preparing for Christmas and what started with one small tree with pink metallic bulbs has grown into a forest of about 50 trees that spreads throughout their home in Smyrna.

"It's been a lifetime thing for my wife," George Witherow told ABC News of her passion for decorating.

Each year, the couple incorporates some new themes into the mix of trees and spends about two months setting up their winter wonderland before inviting guests to tour the trees starting in the beginning of November.

Copper cookie cutters and kitchen utensils decorate the copper tree, hanging cut glass adorns the chandelier tree, while a mix of crochet and doilie ornaments bring viewers back to a different era on the Victorian tree.

On the animal front, there’s the critter tree, a Noah’s Ark tree, a tree dedicated to the family’s love of moose, and a red bird tree.

The sports tree has a singing Bob Hope ornament and the Mardi Gras tree is made up of decorative masks collected from San Antonio and New Orleans.

One of the most creative, newer trees that has been attracting a lot of attention on the guided tours that they give friends and relatives is the "blue delft" tree that highlights the style of Netherlandish pottery with ornaments and a delft village placed beneath the tree. Rather than using a star or figurine to top that tree, Gloria Witherow decided to use white tulips to finish off the international look.

Travel has been a big part of the couple’s lives and that is reflected in their trees, from the shells that George turned into ornaments after a trip to Florida, or the masks collected in Louisiana and Texas that adorn the Mardi Gras tree. They even have a dedicated travel tree that has ornaments from every place they’ve visited during their more than half century together.

"They're all special," George Witherow said. "When you look at them, they kind of conjure up a story about when you visited there."


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Friday
Dec192014

Man Indicted on Charges in Tennessee-California Drug Ring

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- A Tennessee man has been indicted on charges for his alleged involvement in a drug operation that spanned from Memphis, Tenn. to California.

Sullivan Ly was indicted on money laundering and drug-related charges.

According to the Shelby County District Attorney's Office, Ly was arrested on June 16 after making a $7,000 deposit at one Tennessee bank and while allegedly on the way to make another $7,000 deposit at another nearby bank.

It was at the second bank where Ly, 26, was arrested.

Investigators believe the money he was about to deposit there would have been immediately withdrawn in California by accomplices in a marijuana operation.

Authorities executed a search warrant at the suspect's home in Cordova, Tenn., and allegedly seized weapons, ammunition, USPS shipping labels, a notebook with a drug ledger, bags of marijuana, a scale and $822 in cash found throughout the house.


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