Attorney General Eric Holder says his trip to Ferguson, Missouri was "constructive," and promised the investigation into the death of a young man shot by a police officer, will be fair, thorough and independent.
FOOTBALL COACH FIRED FOR HEADBUTTING PLAYER
An assistant football coach at Lebanon High School has been fired, a day after being arrested and charged with assault... for allegedly threatening and headbutting a 15 year old player. accused of threatening and headbutting a player is out of a job. Howard Bates was terminated Thursday, one day after he was arrested and charged with simple assault. Earlier this week, Bates reportedly got into the 15-year-old's face after two players got into a verbal altercation during practice. Bates allegedly apologized to the boy, but the school decided to call the police after talking to witnesses.
BRENTWOOD UPS AMONG THOSE HACKED
If you did business at the UPS store in Brentwood this year, you may have been hacked. Actually the United Parcel Service store was hacked, so their customers' information fell into the hands of thieves. That's the UPS store in Brentwood. You'll wanna contact them if you did business there this year. (They're offering identity protection and credit monitoring help to their customers who are affected. )
NON-PROFIT CELEBRATES RECORD DONATIONS
Whether you love them or hate them, those Ice Bucket Challenges are working for a group that desperately needs the money... The ALS Association. The non-profit that fights so-called Lou Gehrig's Disease... has gotten 42 MILLION dollars in the past few weeks.. instead of the TWO million they usually get in the same time frame.
CHRIS PRATT VISITS CHILDRENS' HOSPITAL IN LOS ANGELES IN COSTUME
And hunky actor Chris Pratt is doing some good things with his fame from Guardians of the Galaxy! Chris helped arrange a special screening of the movie, at the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. And while it was showing, he sneaked out and dressed up as his movie character, Star Lord, and then came out and surprised everybody! He spend more than three hours in that full, hot costume, visiting with the kids, then went to visit the kids who'd been too sick to come to the screening, including one little kid who recognized Pratt's voice from the Lego Movie. They spent some time reciting different scenes from the film.Chris Pratt...well-played, my friend.
18 METRO PUBLIC SCHOOLS ON REWARD SCHOOLS LIST
We told you about the Metro schools that DIDN'T do well, so here's the story about those who DID. A RECORD number, in fact, of Metro public schools are on this year's list of Tennessee Reward schools. 18, now ranked in the top five-percent in the state. Some were honored for academic achievement, others for their academic growth and four were honored for achievements in both categories.
DEAN JOINS MAYORS FOR THE FREEDOM TO MARRY
Mayor Karl Dean is joining a bi-partisan group of nearly 500 mayors that are in favor of same-sex marriage. He pledged his support, yesterday, to "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry." Dean says he believes "all people should be treated fairly and equally," and by embracing and celebrating the city's growing diversity, Nashville becomes a stronger city.
KNOW YOUR DOSE CAMPAIGN TO CURB ACETAMINOPHEN OVERDOSE
If you take too much acetaminophen, it can kill your liver. Suddenly and irreversibly. But, there are so many meds that have acetaminophen in them, that most people don't realize it when they're doubling or even tripling the recommended dose. So there's a new campaign underway called "Know Your Dose." They're put out a list of the 600-something meds that have acetaminophen in them.. and we'll post that on our mix929.com NEWS page for you. You may want to share with people you love. (over four-thousand milligrams-a-day is an overdose and can lead to liver damage.)
SUPERMARKET REPLACES VEGGIES WITH ALCOHOL BEFORE MUSIC FEST
There's this huge rock concert in the U.K., and one supermarket that's just a few minutes away from the concert site, says, let's be realistic. Those young peole are NOT gonna come in here, looking for veggies. So they store has moved out ALL THE PRODUCE, and loaded those green crates with beer, vodka, and Jägermeister. The store expects as many as 35-thousand customers per day, all weekend long.
THE RAMEN DIET TO HEART DISEASE
Oh, I just HATE this! But let's get this out of the way, first thing. There's a new study out that finds if you have more than two servings of Ramen Noodles a week, you're more likely to have heart disease. Holy Cow! You'd think we'd have been dropping like flies, back in college! It has to do with the sodium, however, so make sure you may want to skip that packet.
MOST AMERICANS WANT POLICE OFFICERS TO WEAR BODY MOUNTED CAMERAS
What do you think about police wearing cameras as standard gear? A survey finds MOST of us, say, Absolutely. 8 in ten people asked, say it would have a positive impact on police-civilian encounters if BOTH parties knew they were being recorded and could be seen. No more, "he said, she said," about what really happened.
DEA TIGHTENS RESTRICTIONS ON HYDROCODONE COMBOS
As more of us get hooked on painkillers and abuse them, and steal and hurt other people to get them, the DEA is tightening restrictions on hydrocodone-combination drugs. They're listing the drugs as schedule two drugs, which toughens the penalties for those who get caught buying, selling, using them illegally.
It's that time of year where people start saying things like, "I wonder if the hot summer means a cold winter".... well, the Farmer's Almanac is out, and predicts, "we're heading into a very cold winter."
TODAY IS 'BE AN ANGEL' DAY
Today is Be An Angel Day -- you're supposed to let your heart lead you, and do one small act of service for someone else. Apparently one lady started early in Florida. She went through the drive through at at starbucks and paid for the car behind her... the customers kept doing it, paying it forward.. for 378 cars. More than 11 hours of good deeds.
Finally, a dating website that uses something that REALLY shows your compatibility! There's a dating website that matches you by the type of dog you have.
BEYONCE, SWIFT, GRANDE HITTING MTV VMA STAGE ON SUNDAY
"Expect the unexpected" is the motto of this Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. The lineup is HUGE... including Beyonce, Taylor Swift.. who'll PROBABLY do her new single, "Shake it Off," Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J... and Sam Smith makes his first U.S. Awards show appearance. There'll also be songs by Australian boy band Five Seconds of Summer, Maroon Five and Iggy Azalea. Beyonce has the most nominations...of anybody... 8... including the top prize, Video of the Year nomination for Drunk In Love with Jay Z. (The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards airs Sunday, August 24th starting at 9 p.m. Eastern.)