Friday, April 19, 2013
SEARCH FOR BOMBING SUSPECT
It must be terrifying to live in the Boston area right now. They're under a lockdown: people there are being told to lock their doors and windows and stay home, as 9 thousand heavily-armed law enforcement officers go door-to-door searching for the second of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. They've been reported to be two brothers from Chechnya. Overnight the two men allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven, shot a police officer to death, carjacked an SUV and threw explosives out the window. One of the brothers, with explosives strapped to his chest, died in a gunfight with police, the other, who also may be wearing explosives, is still on the loose. There's another man in custody who may have been an accomplice.
FATHER RYAN CLOSED TODAY FOR THREAT
Here locally, Father Ryan High School is closed today... after police notified school officials that there had been a threat against the campus.... that something would take place today... So school and all campus activities at Father Ryan are CANCELLED today. Police are investigating the threat.
In Texas, 15 people are confirmed dead and as many as 40 people are still missing after Wednesday night's explosion at a fertilizer plant. Search and rescue teams are still going through the rubble hoping to find survivors.
FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS IN NORTH NASHVILLE THIS SATURDAY
If money is an issue and it's been awhile since you've been to the doctor, you need to know that there will be more than 70 agencies offering free health screenings in North Nashville tomorrow (Saturday)... The event is 11 to 5 in Hartman Park, on (2801 ) Tucker Road, and includes food, music, kids' activities, a motorcycle display and door prizes.
FREE SHRED DAY SAT, APRIL 20TH
You've done your taxes, now it's time to get rid of the evidence... uh... I mean all that extra paperwork you've been holding on to. Instead of putting it in the trash where someone could get their hands on your personal information, the Nashville Better Business Bureau is hosting free shred day tomorrow (Saturday), at Richards and Richards, 1741 Elm Hill Pike. They'll shred it for free, on the spot, and they'll have other information to help protect you from identity theft.
TICK SEASON; BRUSH UP ON PREVENTION, TREATING
Last year in Tennessee we saw a record number of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever cases.. that people got from tick bites. This year, officials are reminding you to brush up on how to keep from getting ticks, how to remove them properly if you get them (with tweezers, pulling slowly, so the mouth parts come out of your body) and to get to the doctor if you have flu-like symptoms after being bitten.
ANOTHER FROST TONIGHT?
And just a heads up: our News2 Meteorologist Justin Bruce has mentioned that we might see a last light FROST of the season overnight, behind the front that brought all that rain overnight.
FLAGS AT HALF STAFF TILL SATURDAY
You may not have noticed, but flags on state buildings in Tennessee have been at half staff this week out of respect for the victims of the Boston bombings.
GEORGE JONES HOSPITALIZED
Legendary singer George Jones is in the hospital. His daughter, Georgette, posted on Facebook last night, "Please keep my Dad in your prayers. He was admitted to the hospital today for fever and irregular blood pressure." Jones has his farewell concert set for the end of this year... packed with superstars.... though he's had to cancel some current appearances so far this week.
TITANS OPENING SEASON ON THE ROAD
The Tennessee Titans' season schedule is out... and they'll open the 2013 season on the road... at the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 8th. Their home opener is scheduled for September 22nd against San Diego.
NASHVILLE GIRL STILL IN THE RUNNING ON AMERICAN IDOL
And just so you'll know, our Nashville girl, Kree, is still safe for another week on American Idol. last night Janelle Arthur went home.