Monday, August 6th, 2011
If you're looking for a job, Amazon is hiring. They're filling jobs at the new Order fulfillment centers in Lebanon and Murfreesboro. You can apply at your nearest Career Center. The jobs start at 11 bucks an hour.
SUMNER COUNTY SCHOOLS SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT
Many parents in Sumner County had to scramble to find daycare because Sumner County schools, which were supposed to start today, didn't. The Sumner County School Board voted to delay the start of school until a budget is agreed upon. That was supposed to happen last month. There's a specially-called County Commission meeting tonight at 6:30, and it's open to the public. (Around 27,000 students were set to return to class on Monday. The meeting will be held at the Sumner County Administration Building on North Belvedere Drive in Gallatin.)
NASCAR FAN KILLED BY LIGHTNING
A NASCAR fan was hit and killed by lightning yesterday at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania... and nine others were injured ... when the lightning struck the parking lot behind the grandstands.
HEALTH: SWINE FLU BEING CAUGHT FROM PIGS AT FAIRS
Now that it's fair season, we're being told to be especially careful about handwashing around the livestock, and where pigs have been. There's a new Swine flu going around. There've been about a dozen cases of the swine flu in people who'd gone to fairs where sick pigs were present.
NASA PROBE LANDS ON MARS
NASA's Mars space probe Curiosity is on the Red Planet and ready to work. The Curiosity rover reached the Martian surface shortly after midnight our time. Its mission is to determine whether Mars ever had the ingredients necessary for the formation of life.
HEALTH: HONEY FOR COUGHS BETTER THAN OTC MEDS?
What do you do about a coughing child? You're not supposed to give kids four and under over the counter cold remedies at all. But there's a new study in the journal "Pediatrics" that says an old home remedy actually works: a teaspoonful of honey. It can ease nighttime coughing in children ages one to five, and let them get the rest they need to get well. The study was funded in part by the Honey Board of Israel, but the Mayo Clinic has supporting evidence. Read the article HERE.
OLYMPICS: MENS BASKETBALL TODAY
Team USA faces Argentina in men's Olympic basketball competition today. In other Olympic news, Usain Bolt is still the fastest man in the world.
GABBY DOUGLAS' MOM FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY BEFORE OLYMPIC TRIUMPH
And some tidbits are now coming out about our Olympic athletes.. including the fact that just a few months before Gabby Douglas won her gold medal -- her mom had to file for bankruptcy. With Gabby's new fame, she may be able to pay off those bills.
RYAN LOCHTE'S PARENTS FACE FORECLOSURE IN FLORIDA
And TMZ reports that the parents of U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte are facing foreclosure in Florida. Ryan has won five medals, including two gold medals, in swimming events at the London Olympics.
MICHAEL PHELPS WINS AGAIN: WHAT NOW FOR CAREER?
Michael Phelps wrapped up his career as the most decorated Olympian of all-time with another gold medal over the weekend. Phelps helped the U.S. win the 4-by-100 relay on Saturday. It was the 27-year-old Baltimore native's 18th gold medal and 22nd overall.
NEWS: SOUTHWEST CUSTOMERS CHARGED UP TO 6 TIMES TOO MUCH
Some Southwest Airlines customers who tried to take advantage of a one-day, half-price ticket sale ended up with way too much money charged to their accounts. Southwest says the high volume caused a computer glitch. One woman claims her credit card was charged 9 thousand dollars for 35 tickets though she only purchased one on the site. Southwest is apologizing and says it'll cancel any duplicate charges.
SHOOTING AT SIKH TEMPLE
Friends, family and community members are trying to deal with a shooting at a Sikh temple yesterday that killed 7 people, and injured three others. A police officer shot and killed the gunman, but the officer was wounded.
JOHN AND SHEP ARE INTERNET HIT
There's a photo on FB that's gone viral. It's from a photographer who normally gets 20 likes or so on her posted shots. This one, however, is making people go CRAZY over it.
Here's the caption under the photo, "This is 19 year old Shep being cradled in his father's arms last night in Lake Superior. Shep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. The buoyancy of the water soothes his arthritic bones. Lake Superior is very warm right now, so the temp of the water is perfect. I was so happy I got to capture this moment for John. By the way, John rescued Shep as an 8 month old puppy, and he's been by his side through many adventures."
HONESTY LEADS TO IMPROVED HEALTH
If you'll LIE less, you'll be healthier. Researchers found people who committed to telling three fewer fibs per week had significant reductions in health problems including headaches, body pain and sore throats, and in mental health problems, like sadness, stress and sleeplessness.
TITAN PLAYER INJURED
Kendall Wright Okay After Hyper-Extending Knee
First-round pick Kendall Wright is said to be okay after injuring himself during training camp practice on Sunday. Wright was taking part in team drills when he "hyper-extended" his knee. The wide receiver was tended to by team trainers for several minutes before leaving practice, but returned later in the afternoon.
TITANS' CENTER OUT WITH TORN MUSCLE
Titans' center Eugene Amano is out for the season with a torn triceps muscle in his right arm. Amano was injured last Thursday during practice while blocking on a pass attempt. Coach Mike Munchak told "The Tennessean," Amano would have surgery this week.
VANDAL SCRATCHES STOOPID INTO MURFREESBOR CAR
And police in Murfreesboro are still trying to figure out who keyed a woman's car recently outside her home. The crook scratched the word stupid into the side of the car, but he misspelled it. ("stoopid.")
ANTI-BULLYING SUMMIT UNDERWAY : SEE IT ONLINE
With bullying at school becoming more and more of an issue, kids suffering over it, some committing suicide, health experts and school leaders are at a national summit that starts today in the Nation's Capital to find ways to deal with it.
This event is being streamed live from the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention 2012 Summit on August 6-7, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
$80,000 IN ANTIQUEST STOLEN FROM FRANKLIN SHOP
Franklin police are looking for the thief who broke into an antiques store at The Factory in franklin, and stole 80-thousand dollars worth of jewelry. Cops think the guy may have been in the store the day before, scoping out the place, and they have surveillance photos of him. They're hoping you may recognize him.
TANNING MOM POSES AFTER A MONTH OF NOT TANNING
Remember that mom who was burnt to a crisp from tanning beds, and in trouble for taking her 5 year-old in with her?
She has laid off the tanning for a month for a photo shoot with In Touch Magazine. She thinks she looks pale, her family says she looks great. You can decide. See here HERE.
DOLLAR GENERAL STORES ROBBED SUNDAY NIGHT
Nashville Police are investigating armed robberies at two Dollar General stores last night. Officials say the gunman entered the store on Murfreesboro Pike around 8:30 p.m., then the store on Antioch Pike around 8:55 p.m. Based on witness descriptions, police believe the same person is responsible for both robberies.
FDA BEING ASKED TO LIMIT LASER POINTERS
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to overhaul the regulations governing the sales and strength of lasers and laser pointers. After two recent incidents involving lasers being pointed at aircraft over Long Island, Senator Schumer is asking the FDA to establish greater controls over the sale of lasers that are powerful enough to reach aircraft cockpits.