The scoop on Monday, Jan. 18: 5 things to know this morning

According to a GBI spokesman, armed robbers kidnapped 49-year-old Herbert Perkinson from his home in Emerson Sunday morning and his body was discovered on the interstate and hour later by a passing motorist. Read more.

2. Vital balks at demotion, elects to leave Falcons

Director of player personnel Lionel Vital agreed to part ways with the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.  "The Falcons have been good to me. That’s how I want to leave it," Vital told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Read more.

3. Bluestein column: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders clash in final feisty debate before Iowa votes

With a tightening race between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the two tried to make the most of their last nationally televised debate before the Iowa votes. The two clashed over some of the party's hallmark policies including health care, gun control and bank regulation. Read more.

4. 'Coldest air of the season' headed for metro Atlanta

Bundle up because metro Atlanta is bracing for an arctic cold front expected to bring "the coldest air of the season." Monday and Tuesday's highs are both forecast at just 39 degrees with lows of 28 and 20, respectively. Read more.

5. Things to do in Atlanta this week | Jan. 18-24

Begin your week celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., enjoy a weekend at the Callanwolde Arts Festival or check out the other great Atlanta events going on this week. Read more.