Mon, March 5, 2012
GIRL FOUND IN FIELD AFTER FRIDAY'S KILLER TORNADOES DIES
Cleanup is underway after the storms and and tornadoes that swept through several states in the U.S., killing at least 39 people, 21 in Kentucky alone. A little girl, 14 month-old Angel Babcock, was found in a field in Indiana, after the rest of her family, which included parents, a 3 year old brother and 7 week old sister, had been killed instantly. Angel died yesterday afternoon at the hospital. There's damage in Tennessee, but the fatalities were in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama and Georgia. The Red Cross is on the scene, offering victims help getting lost prescriptions, glasses, food and basic needs.
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NASHVILLE'S BURGER UP CO-FOUNDER DIES
The co-founder of the ‘Burger Up' restaurant in the 12 South area was found dead Saturday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 43-year-old Michael Pontes apparently vandalized the restaurant then shot himself. He and his wife were going through a divorce after four years of marriage. His popular restaurant, and a second location in Cool Springs, was closed afterwards, but is expected to open again at the end of the week.
TOMORROW IS SUPER TUESDAY
Tomorrow is Super Tuesday. Ten states are set to hold presidential primaries or caucuses. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney hopes to lock down his status as the GOP frontrunner, but former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum hopes to curb Romney's momentum.
Locally, voting officials say there's still some confusion about what ID is acceptable to vote. You have to have a government-issued photo id, like a driver's license, or a Military ID.
WHAT'S UP FOR GRABS ON SUPER TUESDAY?
NASHVILLE RANKED HIGH TO BUY FORECLOSED HOMES
Nashville is one of the best cities nationally to buy a foreclosed home. Realty Trac reports that the average discount of a bank-owned property in the area was nearly 39%, the ninth highest discount in the country.
LARGE NUMBER OF TWINS AT SCHOOL
This is where you ask the question, "What is in the water there!?" An elementary school in Clinton, Utah is having to shuffle class rosters because there are 15 sets of twins enrolled at the school, and some parents want their kids in class together, others want them separated so they'll learn independence. 15 sets of twins!
CONGRESS ASKED TO LOOK AT WHAT TO DO WITH 9-11 REMAINS
A group of families is calling on Congress to hold hearings on the ethical handling of unidentified remains of those killed in the 9-11 terrorist attacks. The group spoke out yesterday against storing the remains at the National September 11th Memorial Museum in Lower Manhattan.
TENNESSEE SEES MILD FLU SEASON
http://www.newschannel5.com/story/17073879/tennessee-sees-mild-flu-season The health department says this year has been the latest start of the Tennessee flu season in more than 20 years. So far we've only had 200 cases.... but they're rising, and it's not too late to get a flu shot if you have a small child or someone with a compromised immune system you need to stay healthy for.
CVS PHARMACY IN NJ MIXES UP PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
The CVS pharmacy chain is apologizing for a prescription drug mixup. They were giving out breast cancer drug Tamoxifen to kids who were supposed to get flouride tablets in New Jersey. They're contacting every family involved, and say they're taking measures to keep it from happening again.
SELMA TO MONTGOMERY MARCH
About two-thousand people took part in yesterday's annual Selma to Montgomery commemorative march in Alabama. The march was led by the Reverend Al Sharpton. Back in 1965, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made Selma the focus of efforts to register black voters in the South.
PRESIDENT OBAMA GUEST
President Obama welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House today. Obama and the hard-line Netanyahu have had a somewhat chilly relationship and today's meeting comes amid growing concerns about Iran's nuclear efforts and fears that Israel may try to attack Iran. The Obama administration continues to pursue non-military options on Iran, though President Obama has said no options are off the table.
GOLFERS ATTACK TEEN FOR BLOWING AIR HORN
Two elderly golfers were trying to enjoy a nice, quiet game of golf in Florda, when four teenagers sneaked up, and blasted an airhorn as the 71 year-olds went to tee- off. The kids ran, but one of them forgot his jacket, and when he came back for it, the two golfers started hitting him with their ball retriever.. a long metal device. One of the other teens, instead of helping, recorded the whole thing on video. The two golfers are now charged with child abuse.