Friday, June 27, 2014

ANTIOCH WOMAN INJURED TRYING TO STOP PURSE SNATCHER
When you roll down the windows, don't let down your guard, as well. It just got real for an Antioch woman.
She had her car windows down, purse in the passenger seat, at the Shell station on Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna when two guys pulled up next to her, reached in, snatched her purse from the seat and drove off. 

JULY 4TH EXPECTED TO BE BUSIEST IN 7 YEARS
I know it's early, but I wanna tell you now, since you're probalby already making plans... Triple A predicts the upcoming 4th of July weekend will be the busiest in seven years. They estimate thats more than 34-million people will drive 50 miles or more next weekend.  

TEAM USA  ADVANCES IN WORLD CUP
Some people today will be like, FINALLY ! NO soccer stuff! Others are in a funk without it. 
Even though team USA lost 1-0 to Germany yesterday, we are still moving on to the next round. But that won't be till Tuesday. 

VETERANS' BRAIN INJURIES LINKED TO ALZHEIMERS
This story could end up affecting a lot of young military members you know: veterans who receive brain injuries in the service are much more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease years later. (Researchers at U-C San Francisco studied the medical records of almost two-hundred-thousand veterans.  They found that veterans who suffered a serious head injury were 60 percent more likely to be diagnosed with dementia.  The study was published Wednesday in the journal "Neurology.")

VANDY PLAYER PROPOSES AFTER WIN
This was a SECOND story happening kind of in the middle of all the excitement of Vanderbilt's big College World Series win. Just SECONDS after the team won, pitcher Brian Miller of Franklin pulled out a ring and surprised his girlfriend, Megan Bonds, with a marriage proposal. Miller said he was almost sure she would say yes.  He said, "I thought, she can't say no if there's that many people around." She said yes. Turns out it was a BET he'd made earlier in the year: if the team won the Championship, he'd propose.

TECHNOLOGY HELPS BRAIN SEND SIGNALS TO PARALYZED HAND,  LIMBS
What amazing science we're seeing these days! Scientists have just started testing technology that let a 23 year old paralyzed man move his hand by willing it with his mind. It basically bypasses the spinal cord and sends signals straight from the brain to arms and legs. It could also work for people who've lost movement after a stroke.
(Researchers at Ohio State University.)  

AMERICAN INDIAN COALITION WANTS STADIUM CONSTRUCTION STOPPED
A Native American group may sue Metro Government over that new Nashville Sounds baseball stadium that's being built at Sulfur Dell. The native american group says since we found ancient indian artifacts there, they'd like to stop construction for a bit and checking it out? Metro says, we'll build you a memorial onsite, and install artwork honoring the area's history. The American Indian Coalition says that's minimalization, and they may sue. 

NASHVILLE CITY FOR HOTTEST MEN
I sure hope this is not a mistake: we are NEVER on the GOOD side of lists like this, but Nashville, Tennessee has made it to a new HOT or NOT list, and this says we're on the HOT LIST, with some of the best-looking men in America.

UN REPORT: CANNABIS-RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS INCREASING IN U.S. 
Who didn't see THIS one coming!? More Americans than ever before are being treated for problems related to marijuana and hashish use. Lots more hospital visits, and more long-term problems are expected since research has shown younger cannabis users can develop lung problems, memory impairment, mental health problems and poor cognitive performance. 

SLEEP STUDY FOR TEENS
"Go to bed, you're hurting your health!" I'm giving you something to tell your kids at bedtime. A new study confirms that kids who don't get enough sleep are more likely to be obese and have diabetes.

SLEEP CONSISTENCY AS IMPORTANT AS AMOUNT OF SLEEP
If you're trying to lose weight, hopefully you know that getting more than 6 hours of sleep a night is KEY. Scientists also say they're finding out that sleep CONSISTENCY is just as important. People who get consistent good sleep tend to be healthier and to weigh less than those who have different bedtimes every night or sleep a different number of hours each night.

FIRINGS AT 'THE VIEW'
Somebody went on a firing spree at THE VIEW! Barbara Walters just left recently. And now they've . and now, they've fired Sherri Sheppherd AND Jenny McCarthy...even the show producer... GONE!  The only one left is Whoopie Goldberg... so the View is now THE WHOOPIE. And they're talking about possibly bringing back Rosie O'Donnell...  and maybe pulling in Laila Ali.

GUYS THROW OUT TICKET AND SUE LOTTERY
Two guys in Canada who THREW AWAY their lottery tickets are suing the Canadian Lottery Commission. They say it's the commission's fault the men tossed out the winning tickets, because the lottery website hadn't been updated, and the guys thought they didn't win.

EAST TENNESSEE TOWN RENAMES ITSELF ROCKY TOP
A former mining town in East Tennessee, Lake City, has changed its name to Rocky Top.  They're hoping the name change will help revitalize the town, and they're already building touristy things, including a music venue and a paddleboat restaurant.

POLICE LIEUTENANT ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT RESIGNS 
A Metro police officer is resigning, after being accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend at least three separate times.  Curtis Watkins was a lieutenant and had been with the metro police for 15-years.

MILLENNIALS READY TO MOVE
For a few years now, the housing market has slowed down because Millennials ... instead of getting out and buying their own homes as twenty somethings in previous generations... just STAYED with their parents. Now a new study suggests millennials are poised to move out in droves... which could boost demand for rentals and starter homes, and help the housing market continue to recover from the recession. 

NFL REMOVES CAP FOR CONCUSSION VICTIMS
The NFL has agreed to remove the $675,000 cap on payouts to concussion victims.