Monday, August 13, 2011
NASHVILLE HOME INVASION: SUSPECTS STILL ON THE LOOSE
Please make sure your doors at the house are locked, and be aware of what's around you as you walk to the car! There are two guys on the loose right now who forced their way into a Nashville home this morning, assaulted two women, stole some items and ran. It happened around 3 this morning at Saber and Glenrose.
DOLLY PARTON SAYS WATER, SNOW PARK ON HOLD
We got some shocking news over the weekend. Dolly Parton was talking with reporters and someone asked "How's the Theme Park coming along?" That 114 acre water and snow park she announced she was building with Gaylord Entertainment. She said, it's not coming along. It's on HOLD. Apparently she's waiting to see how everything shakes out with Gaylord Entertainment. They recently signed a deal to have Marriott run its hotel properties.
HENDERSONVILLE TEENAGER COULD FACE MORE CHARGES TODAY
A 15 year-old Hendersonville teenager accused of killing his mother will find out today whether he faces more charges, and tomorrow, a judge will decide whether to try him as an adult.
TITANS LOSE IN PRESEASON OPENER TO SEAHAWKS
The Tennessee Titans lost this weekend... 27-17. They play again Friday night... on the road, against Tampa Bay.
U.S., WOMEN BRING HOME THE GOLD AT OLYMPICS
The summer Olympics are over. The closing ceremony was last night. We'll post the links online so you can see highlights. Team USA won the medal count, and women won a majority of the medals. Maybe even McKayla Maroney was impressed!
I AM NOT IMPRESSED GIRL HAS SENSE OF HUMOR ABOUT HER MEME
McKayla Maroney is the teenager who had that sour face as she won a silver medal on the vault. And she's shown her sense of humor about people photoshopping her "I am Not Impressed" face into every photo imaginable: she and her teammates tweeted a photo of several of them doing that face outside a swimming pool. She's been photoshopped into mars photos, and into one where she appears to be looking at the Pyramids with that "I am not impressed" face.
WHEN YOU'RE MOST LIKELY TO BE ASSAULTED, HOW TO PREVENT IT (Share with friends!)
Safety experts say there are specific times you're most likely to be robbed, assaulted or kidnapped. They include the hours between 6pm and 6am, and in broad daylight if you're in an isolated area, walking to or from your car and not paying attention to your surroundings. Women are notorious for digging through their purses, looking at their cellphones, or even getting INTO their cars, and sitting there, looking at receipts or texting leave the building, and as soon as you get into the car lock the door and leave. Don't sit there, waiting to become a victim.
STUDY: SCHOOL FOOD LAWS CURB OBESITY
Efforts to reduce child obesity through school food laws seems to be working! A new study shows children who live in states that enact rules governing what foods can be sold in schools gain fewer pounds than kids in other states. The study also found that the states saw an eight-percent drop in obese students and a five-percent drop in overweight students by eighth grade. The study appears in the journal "Pediatrics."
GOODLETTSVILLE ADVANCES TO LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES
It's not the olympics, but boy are we proud of the Goodletsville All Stars! Those little kids are advancing to the Little League World Series after beating out a Georgia team on Friday night. The coach says the kids have gotten good luck calls from the mayor of Goodlettsville and from Jake Locker of the Titans. The Little League World Series starts Thursday in Pennsylvania. (August 16.)
TDOT CLOSING LANES ON I-65
Just when that construction on I-24 is almost over (Ends Aug 31st), get ready for another big mess. TDOT is starting bridge repair work on the 3rd avenue bridge and will close lanes on I-65 north of downtown Nashville. The good news: they'll be doing the work overnight, from 8p.m. till 5a.m., and should be done by next May.
SWINE FLU CASES FROM STATE, COUNTY FAIRS
August is prime Fair season... so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is giving you specific steps to keep your kids -- and yourself-- safe from Swine Flu. They warn not to take food or drink in with you if you visit the livestock area, and to wash your hands after every visit. Swine flu has been spiking, mostly in people who've gotten too close to sick pigs.
ROMNEY CHOOSES RUNNING MATE
President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are in a dead heat in the race for the White House. A new poll shows Obama with 48-percent voter support, compared to Romney's 47-percent. Over the weekend, Romney declared Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate.
GOODLETTSVILLE ADVANCES TO LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES
It's not the Olympics, but boy are we proud of the Goodletsville All Stars! Those little kids are advancing to the Little League World Series... after beating out a Georgia team on Friday night. The coach says the kids have gotten good luck calls from the mayor of Goodlettsville and from Jake Locker of the Titans.
The Little League World Series starts Thursday in Pennsylvania. (August 16.)
9/11 MEMORIAL HAS 4 MILLION VISITORS SINCE 9-11 ANNIVERSARY
As we come up on the anniversary of the 9-11 Terror attacks, the 9-11 Memorial in New York City has been quite a busy place! More than four-million people from all 50 states, and 170 countries have paid their respects at the National September 11th Memorial since it opened last year (on the tenth anniversary of the attacks).
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY HIRED CHAPLAIN TO COMBAT DISCRIMINATION IMAGE
In hopes of ending the controversy over its non-discrimination policy, Vanderbilt University has hired a chaplain. School officials say Reverend Mark Forrester will head the position, as well as director of religious life. Under the "all-comers" policy, student groups are required to allow all students to join, regardless of their beliefs.
"BOURNE LEGACY" MOST-WATCHED MOVIE THIS WEEKEND
The Bourne franchise is back on top at the box office. The reboot/sequel "The Bourne Legacy" sold 40-point-three-million dollars worth of tickets this weekend at theaters in the U.S. and Canada. The latest Bourne film stars Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz. The R-rated comedy "The Campaign" had a strong debut, raking in 27-point-four-million dollars. "The Campaign" features Will Ferrell and Zack Galifinakis battling for a congressional seat in North Carolina. "The Dark Knight Rises" was third with a take of 19-point-five-million dollars.