MAYOR DEAN UNVEILS PLAN TO 'BANK ON MUSIC CITY' Mayor Karl Dean, and local bank reps have announced a new initiative called "Bank On Music City." Community organizations, banks and credit unions have signed on to help working class families get their finances in order. Those who do not have checking or savings accounts will be offered low or no monthly fees to open one.
NINE-STATE EARTHQUAKE DRILL TODAY More than a million people in nine states, including Tennessee, are expected to take part in a coordinated earthquake drill this morning at 10:15 Central time. It's called the Great Central U.S.
POPULAR NASHVILLE RADIO DJ DIES Long time Nashville radio DJ David Hall passed away over the weekend. Hall worked at several rock stations including hosting a weekday afternoon show called "David Hall Rocks Y'all." The cause of death wasn't officially reported as of last night. Hall was 57.
WEAR RED DAY The American Heart Association says Nashville is one of the least heart-healthy cities for women in the country! They're hoping events like today's Go Red for Women day will make us talk about it, learn about it, and prevent it.
PRIMARY ELECTION DAY IN FLORIDA It's primary election day in Florida. After a bitter and expensive campaign, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is favored to win the Florida Republican presidential primary.
ST. LOUIS FIRST CITY TO HOST "WELCOME HOME HEROES" PARADE http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/299901/3/Welcome-Home-Heroes-Parade-will-make-history Thousands of people lined Market Street in downtown St. Louis for the Welcome Home Heroes Parade that honored troops who fought in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. St. Louis is the first city in the nation to host a big welcome home parade for Iraq veterans since the troops left Iraq in December.
PROTESTERS PICKET OUTSIDE RINGLING BROTHERS CIRCUS Members of PETA -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- picketed outside Bridgestone yesterday as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus opened its Nashville run. Protesters say people going to the circus need to know that "Elephants and other animals are kept in shackles in tiny cages and beaten in order to force them to perform..." (Virginia Fort, PETA campaigner.) Ringling Brothers denies the claim.
ELDERLY NASHVILLE WIDOW SCAMMED OUT OF NEARLY 5 GRAND http://www.wsmv.com/story/16602932/elderly-widow-scammed-out-of-nearly-5000 An elderly Nashville woman has been scammed out of nearly $5,000 by a con man... who came to her home, offering to clean her gutters. The woman was going to pay him 400 dollars...but had a hand injury and let HIM write the check.... and he made it out for 45 hundred dollars.