Friday, June 6, 2014

OBAMA SPEAKS ABOUT NORMANDY INVASION HEROES
President Obama is praising the heroes who stormed French beaches 70 years ago today for changing the course of history and stopping Hitler's reign of terror. Speaking from Normandy, France, Obama said, "Our commitment to liberty, our claim to equality, our claim to freedom and to the inherent dignity of every human being - that claim is written in the blood on these beaches, and it will endure for eternity."

CENTERVILLE, TN BOY STILL MISSING AFTER FLOOD
The search continues this morning for a six-year-old boy with autism who was swept away by floodwater yesterday in Hickman County after his mother tried to drive the family van through the water, then the five people in the van, including the boy, got out of the vehicle when it got stuck.

RAMBO KILLER CAUGHT
A 24 year old has been arrested in Canada, after allegedly going on a shooting spree that left 3 Canadian Police officers dead and two others wounded. Justin Bourque was called the Rambo Killer because he dressed in army fatigues, bandana on his head - just like in Rambo movies- and had rifles and a crossbow strapped across his body as he walked through neighborhoods, allegedly shooting and killing. Bourque surrended to police in a woman's yard overnight. She says she heard him say, "I'm done," as he let police arrest him. 
 
SEATTLE GUNMAN STOPPED BY STUDENT, STAFF
The 26 year-old who shot one person to death and wounded three others at a University in Seattle has been captured. Aaron Ybarra was taken down by a student security guard, who pepper-sprayed Ybarra, as he stopped to reload his shotgun. Police say the shooter was not a student at the University, but so far they have not released a motive.

WOMAN COMPLAINS THAT MASCARA MADE EYELASHES FALL OUT
A 21-year-old Florida woman claims that Covergirl's two-step Bombshell Volume mascara is TOO long-lasting. The woman says the mascara caused a clump of her eyelashes to fall out as she tried to remove it. Others have commented online that they, too, have been unable to remove the mascara. The company suggests you just use oil based eye makeup remover, let it sit on the lashes for a minute, and gently remove the mascara. 

CMA MUSIC FES RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY IN NASHVILLE/BUSY TRAFFIC EXPECTED MONDAY
The CMA Music Festival continues through the weekend... so as many as 80 thousand people are in town for that. That also means MOST of those people will be trying to fly or drive out of town on Monday.... so a heavy traffic day, and a super-busy day at the Nashville International Airport. www.cmaworld.com

MAJORITY OF AMERICANS PLANNING A SUMMER ROAD TRIP 
With summertime nearly here, a new survey found at least 85% of us are planning at least one road trip this summer.  Most say they'll drive instead of fly because it's cheaper.

TODAY IS NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY: FREE DONUTS AT KRISPY KREME 
Since today is National Doughnut Day, started by the Salvation Army, to honor men and women who served donuts to homesick military men during World War One. Please stop by if you can, and get yours!

DOGS RESCUED IN NORTH NASHVILLE READY FOR ADOPTION
The 28 dogs rescued from an alleged dog-fighting operation in North Nashville have been healed, rehabbed and are ready for adoption.  The animals have spent the past six weeks being evaluated and learning how to be pets... instead of being abused. However... if you want to adopt one of them, you have to go through a rescue group to get one... because Metro Animal Care wants to make sure the dogs don't end up back in the hands of dogfighters.

VETERANS AFFAIRS SECRETARY ON VA HOSPITALS
The acting Veterans Affairs Secretary says the VA has "let our veterans down" far too many times.... but Sloan Gibson says the VA will work to earn back the trust of veterans. 

"THE FAULT IN OUR STARS" SETS ADVANCE TICKET SALES RECORD
The movie "The Fault in Our Stars" opens today. Fandango says TFIOS has already broken records for presale tickets, selling the most of any romantic drama in Fandango's 14-year history. "The Fault In Our Stars" is based on John Green's 2012 bestselling Young Adult novel.

POLICE BELIEVE MISSING HERMITAGE WOMAN IS DEAD, SEARCH HOME OF PERSON OF INTEREST
There's been a new development in the case of the missing Hermitage woman... Nichole Burgess. Yesterday, investigators searched the home of Caleb Cannon, the father of the woman's ten-year-old son. Police say they fear Nichols is dead, and he's a person of interest. She's been missing since May 23rd when she sent a text message to a friend indicating that she was having an altercation with Cannon.

SECONDARY DROWNING WARNING FOR PARENTS
Have you heard the new warning about so-called 'secondary drowning'? It's a kind of rare thing, but deadly, that people with children should be aware of. It's when a child has an incident where they may inhale water when they're swimming - such as in a near-drowning - but they then seem okay, but get listless and may cough. That just happened to a little boy, and doctors say if his mom hadn't gotten him to the emergency room he might have died. He still had water in his lungs, which made his own body create fluids. You can read more at the link, above.

GAME OF THRONES BECOMES HBO'S MOST POPULAR SERIES EVER
Game of Thrones has now passed Sopranos as HBO's most popular series,ever.

OITNB SECOND SEASON IS BACK ON NETFLIX.COM
And you're going to hear a lot of buzz about one of Netflix's new big hits, "Orange is the New Black" ... the prison drama produced by the video site. The entire 2nd season went up at 2am this morning, our time.

SURVEY FINDS AVERAGE PERSON LAUGHS 16 TIMES PER DAY 
The average person laughs 16 times per day.  That's according to a new survey conducted by "The Glee Club," a comedy club chain in the U.K.  The survey finds that the top triggers for laughter in our everyday lives tend to take place in the office.  Office banter, inside jokes with co-workers and watching YouTube video in spare time are among the top ways most people get a regular chuckle.   Three-quarters of respondents say it's usually simple things, such as somebody mishearing a word, that makes them laugh.