Monday, June 9, 2014

SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE TODAY, TOMORROW (Monday, Tuesday) 
We're trading the heat today, for more rain. And, according to Justin Bruce from our News2 Weather Center, the chance of some severe storms, including damaging winds and maybe even some hail, tonight and tomorrow.

CMA MUSIC FEST COMES TO AN END... HEAVY TRAFFIC EXPECTED TODAY
The CMA Music Festival is over, which means thousands of extra people on the road, headed OUTBOUND from Nashville, or headed to the airport to go home.
And, we're not done, yet. This weekend... is Bonnaroo weekend, so there'll be more inbound traffic over the next few days, as music and party fans head to Manchester, Tennessee. (Headliners include Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White, Lionel Richie, Lauryn Hill  Janelle Monáe.) 

GOOD SAMARITAN SAVES MAN AT CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL
There were some medical incidents this past week at the CMA festival... including one pretty miraculous one.  A festival attendee apparently had a heart attack... he went down, he was not breathing and had no pulse, but a nearby festival attendee who was a nurse, stepped in, did CPR and by the time LifeFlight got there he was alert and speaking again. The nurse slipped away without leaving her name. The guy who collapsed was listed in stable condition at a local hospital.

METRO POLICE TRYING TO LOWER NUMBER OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS
Metro police are working to reduce the number of pedestrians hit and killed in traffic....in a couple of ways. They're handing out reflective arm bands for people to wear if they're going to walk at night... and are putting out reminders to cross only at crosswalks and to never, ever assume a driver can see you.

9-YEAR-OLD LAWRENCE COUNTY BOY DROWNS IN CREEK
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This rain has caused a lot of heartache recently. A 9-year-old boy drowned in a Lawrence County creek Saturday. He was reportedly playing with friends on a bridge, and fell into the water. 

HICKMAN COUNTY OFFICIALS FIND BODY OF MISSING SIX YEAR OLD
Hickman County officials say they've found the body of a missing six-year-old who's been missing since his family's van was stranded by floodwater on Thursday, and he was swept away in the water. Tristen Demumbran was found Saturday morning, about 3 quarters of a mile from where he was last seen.

VANDY ADVANCES TO COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
Vanderbilt will take on University of Louisville in the College World Series. It's a double-elimination series that kicks off this weekend. (Saturday.)

HEALTH: ACTIVISTS WANT TOBACCO-TYPE WARNING LABELS ON SODA
The Center for Science in the Public Interest brought together health professionals and experts for a sort of soda summit this week, with advocates saying the same kind of warning labels on cigarettes should be used in the beverage industry. Health experts say changing people's attitudes about drinking soda will require treating the product like cigarettes by listing the health risks on the container, including the warnings that drinking beverages with added sugar contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

ONE IN FIVE PEOPLE UNRECOGNIZABLE IN PERSON, COMPARED TO PROFILE PHOTOS
And online dating site users say one of the most disappointing things about online dating.. is not that they're meeting bad dates... but that one in FIVE people are completely unrecognizable from their profile photos. Even more, one in three, say they're very disappointed, to find their potential love has faked them out with an old or doctored, photo-shopped picture.

STUDY: BABIES MAY GET ALLERGY PROTECTION FROM CATS, RODENTS
A new study finds babies growing up in an urban environment may get some allergy protection from cats, mice and even roaches.  Researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center say the benefits appear to be similar to the type of protection rural children seem to get from farm animals. Both groups of kids are less likely to develop allergies or asthma symptoms by age three. (The finding is published in the "Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology." )

TFIOS WINS BOX OFFICE
"The Fault In Our Stars" won the box office race this weekend. "Maleficent" takes the number two spot, while the new Tom Cruise movie, "Edge of Tomorrow," comes in at number three.

TRACY MORGAN HOSPITALIZED
Former 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live actor/comedian Tracy Morgan will probably be hospitalized for the next several weeks after being critically injured in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early Saturday morning. The 45 year old has several broken bones and had surgery on his leg.. but is expected to make a full recovery. Morgan's friend, comedy writer Jimmy Mack McNair was killed in the crash and two other people injured. A truck driver has been charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.

POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM MAKE-A-WISH RECIPIENT
A Memphis police officer has been arrested for trying to steal from the family of a Make-A-Wish recipient. The officer was reportedly off-duty when he tried to steal a bag that contained a 15-hundred-dollar pre-loaded credit card meant for the family.. then head-butting a family member who tried to stop him. 

MINNESOTA WOMAN ESCAPES AFTER BEING HELD HOSTAGE TWO YEARS
A Minnesota woman is in protective custody in Louisiana after escaping from a home where she'd been held captive for two years. She was reportedly found outside a business, with a chain around her neck, asking for help. 

MARYLAND DAD WON'T FACE CHARGES FOR HITTING TEACHER WITH BASEBALL BAT
Police say they probably will NOT charge a Maryland father for hitting one of his daughter's teachers with a baseball bat. The 42 year old teacher had been sending texts to one of his 15 year old students, and when he showed up at the girl's house, saying he wanted to talk to her parents, and wouldn't leave, the girl's dad came to the door with a baseball bat, and hit him. The teacher received a minor injury but is not pressing charges. He, however, is still under investigation.

DADS WANT PATERNITY LEAVE
Getting time off to be with a new baby is important to fathers.  Nearly 90-percent of the men in Boston who were asked about it, say they take paternity leave into consideration when they're looking for a job. 

HEALTH: WOMEN'S MIGRAINE LEADS TO FOREIGN ACCENT SYNDROME 
It's very rare, but there's another woman who's had a migraine that left her with a bizarre side effect.
49-year-old Julie Matthias says she got a migraine so bad that it made her collapse and lose her ability to speak. When she recovered, and could speak again, she spoke with an accent. She's now often mistaken for someone from Italy, South Africa, France or China. She's one of only 60 people in the world that this is known to have happened to.

TONY WINNERS
"Hedwig and The Angry Inch" and "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" have taken away some of the top honors at this year's Tony Awards.  Broadway's biggest night took over Radio City Music Hall in New York on Sunday night, with host Hugh Jackman.  Neil Patrick Harris won for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, for his standout cross-dressing title role in "Hedwig."  Harris also gave a performance in character as Hedwig, which included Sting getting a lap dance and Samuel L. Jackson getting his glasses licked.

BELMONT HORSES BRING NBC GOOD RATINGS
Tonalist has won the 2014 Belmont Stakes, which means California Chrome didn't win the Triple Crown. NBC won, however, with some pretty big ratings: 21 million people watching Saturday's running of the Belmont Stakes in ew York. - California Chrome ended up tied for fourth place. 

NBA FINALS
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are even at one game apiece in the NBA Finals after the Heat took Game Two 98-96 in San Antonio.  LeBron James knocked 35 points and pulled in 10 rebounds for the Heat.  

MISS U-S-A WINNER
The title of Miss USA 2014 belongs to Miss Nevada.  Nia Sanchez claimed the honor Sunday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, topping this year's first runner-up, Audra Mari from North Dakota.