Friday, August 16, 2013

EGYPT VIOLENCE
People in Egypt are bracing for more violence today. More than 600 people have already died as police and troops put down protests calling for deposed President Mohamed Mursi [[ more-see ]] to be restored to power.

MURFREESBORO MOM ARRESTED AFTER TODDLER FOUND WANDERING STREETS AT 11PM
A Murfreesboro mom has been arrested after her 2-year-old was found wandering in a parking lot on South Rutherford Boulevard.. at 11:00 at night. Police knocked on her door but got no answer, though she told them later she had been home. She called police the next morning at 7 to tell them she'd noticed her 2-year-old missing at 5am.  Shakari Williams was arrested for reckless endangerment, and cops say her story has 'inconsistencies.' The baby is okay.

IAMS RECALLS PET FOOD FOR POTENTIAL SALMONELLA CONTAMINATION
There's a recall of Iams and Eukanube dog and cat food because some of it may be contaminated with salmonella. You can see which pet foods are involved, at www.Iams.com

WILSON COUNTY FAIR STARTS TODAY (FRIDAY)
One of Middle Tennessee's most popular events, the Wilson County Fair, starts tonight and runs through Saturday, August 24th. This year, there's another fair entrance to ease congestion, or you can take the Music City Star Train from Nashville to Lebanon and back, on Saturdays. (Fair admission is $7 for adults and $5 for kids. The Wilson County Fair opens Friday at 5 p.m.) 
 
FIRST EVER NASHVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET SATURDAY NIGHT MARKET
And the Nashville Farmer's Market is holding its first ever SATURDAY night market this weekend... There's the produce, as well as artists, music and a flea market, 5 to 8 Saturday night on Rosa L. Parks Boulevard.  (www.nashvillefarmersmarket.org
 
THIS WEEKEND: TITANS PLAY SATURDAY AGAINST BENGALS
And the Tennessee Titans are on the road for this weekend's game against the Bengals.

NUCLEAR FACILITIES VULNERABLE TO TERRORIST ATTACKS
A new report shows U.S. nuclear facilities are vulnerable to high-force terrorist attacks. The report is meant to reveal security gaps that still exist more than a decade after the 9-11 attacks.

TENNESSEE TENTH MOST OBESE STATE
Tennessee is the tenth most obese state in country.  With 31% of us officially obese, we're moving on up (and OUT)! Last year we were the 15th fattest state, this year, 10th place is ours.  Tennessee is fifth worst for diabetes and third for hypertension.

PEOPLE WHO HAVE MORE SEX EARN MORE
A new study finds people who have more sex, also make more money! That just doesn't seem fair does it? More romance and more cash!? The findings don't mean having a steady love life MAKES you earn more. It's that people who get more lovin' tend to have higher self-esteem, better reasoning ability and are less likely to be depressed. And people with all that going for them, tend to be healthier and earn more. The cycle could also be started with better health. People who are in better shape tend to have more sex.

SOUTH NASHVILLE ALL-STARS
The South Nashville Little League team lost last night in the opening game of the Little League World Series.  Although the team lost they are not out. South Nashville will play again Saturday at 2 p.m. against Corpus Christi, Texas.

GOODLETSVILLE JUNIOR LEAGUE ALL STARS
And The Goodlettsville Little League team went to the world series last year.. now, the team is in the Junior League and they're there with the big dogs again! The Goodletsville Junior Leaguers -- according to their Facebook Page-- will play in the USA Championship game tonight.

HANDS ON NASHVILLE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
There's a big flood debris cleanup going on today in Nashville, but Hands On Nashville says they need some more workers to make it happen. You can get more info or sign up at www.HON.org.

OLD HICKORY LIBRARY CLOSED
Speaking of flood damage, the Old Hickory Public Library is closed till further notice... as crews clean up there... They had six feet of water in the building's basement.

LEBANON'S RESCHEDULED FOURTH CELEBRATION HAS SOME UPSET
And because of rain, the City of Lebanon had to reschedule its Fourth of July fireworks show.It's set for September 11th. Some say it's not an appropriate day to celebrate, but community officials say the focus is honoring people affected by the terror attack and celebrating our freedom and resilience as a nation. That's in Lebanon. Some other communities rescheduled their fireworks displays as well.

COLLEGE ROOMMATE CONFLICTS
College kids are packing up and heading to campus.  Many will have roommates and many will butt heads.
Dr. Mike McKee with the Cleveland Clinic says find out what you can about the person so you know what to expect from them.  He also recommends setting up house rules in the beginning, like a schedule for who cooks and who takes out the trash, to help everyone get along better.

THAT 70S SHOW ACTRESS DIES
A representative for actress Lisa Robin Kelly says she finally lost her battle with her demons.  Kelly died in her sleep Wednesday at a rehab facility in California.  She was 43.  Kelly played Laurie Forman, the sister of Topher Grace's character Eric Forman, on the former Fox sitcom "That '70s Show."

LOHAN'S OPRAH INTERVIEW THIS WEEKEND
Lindsay Lohan's interview with Oprah Winfrey airs this Sunday at 8 Central, on the OWN Network. Lohan was released from a 90-day, court ordered stay in rehab on July 20th. A promo clip for the interview shows Oprah asking Lindsay about her addiction and whether she can turn herself around.

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY BREAKS PRIVACY RULES
The National Security Agency frequently breaks privacy rules.  Citing an internal audit and other top-secret documents, the "Washington Post" reports the NSA has broken those rules or gone beyond its legal authority thousands of times every year.  The report says most of the rules violations involve unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the U.S.