Monday, March 10, 2014

SEARCH FOR MISSING AIRLINER CONTINUES
A "yellow object" floating in Vietnamese waters that rescue teams hoped was a life raft from a missing Malaysian airplane apparently turned out to be unrelated debris, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said, leaving rescuers to continue their search for any sign of life from the aircraft and its 239 passengers.  Malaysia Airlines flight 370 just disappeared from radar Saturday after leaving Kuala Lumpur on the way to Beijing.  

GOODLETSVILLE MAN CHARGED WITH NEGLECT AFTER KIDS FOUND IN STREET
A man in Goodletsville is in trouble after police found him unresponsive at a hotel room, with an empty vodka bottle by his side, two of his children outside playing in the street, and a baby in a car seat inside, that hadn't been taken care of for hours. When cops roused 28 year old Dustin King, he told them he was unable to care for the children. He was arrested and charged with child neglect. 

YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BEING FOLLOWED ONLINE?
Your personal information is probably being tracked and collected every time you use the Internet. At least that's what the Federal Trade Commissioner said in a weekend interview. Julie Brill says what she called "shadowy marketing companies" are collecting files on well over 200-million Americans. 

KELLEY BLUE BOOK LISTS TEN "COOLEST" NEW CARS UNDER $25,000
If you're thinking about getting a new car but get a little panicked when you see how expensive they are, the Kelley Blue Book , which lists values of vehicles, has put out a list of the Ten Coolest New Cars UNDER 25-thousand dollars. That includes the Scion, the Ford Fiesta, Jeep Wrangler , Volkswagen GTI, Chevy Camaro, Mini Cooper, Ford Mustang, Honda Civic, Fiat 500, and the Mazda MX-5 Miata. You can see the list on the mix newspage. 

TN: HOUSE VOTE EXPECTED TODAY ON WINTER CELEBRATION BILL
State lawmakers are expected to vote today on a "Winter Celebration" bill that would let Christmas and other holidays be celebrated at schools, as long as displays don't promote just ONE specific religion.

COLLAPSED STAGE IN CALIF SENDS KIDS TO HOSPITAL
Investigators are combing through a collapsted theater stage at a Southern California high school, trying to determine why it buckled during a performance and sent 25 students to the hospital, some with broken bones, others with bruises and scrapes. There were about 250 students on the stage Saturday night, singing and dancing, when it collapsed and they fell 5 feet.

DEATH AT ELM HILL MARINA LIKELY AN ACCIDENTAL DROWNING
A man's body was found this weekend at Elm Hill Marina. Police say it's Mark Sherrill, and that it appears he fell 20-feet down a steep embankment and into the water, after leaving his houseboat to go listen to music.

MT. JULIET MOM DOES GOOD DEED FOR STRANGERS IN DAUGHTER'S MEMORY
A Mt. Juliet mother who lost her little girl to leukemia in 2012 found a unique way to honor her little girl's memory. Instead of spending her 39th birthday being sad her little girl couldn't be with her, Amber Davis spent Thursday morning buying coffees for people in the Starbucks drivethrough in Hermitage. She also included a little note with each one, telling them why. Amber has also started an annual spring toy drive for kids at the Vandy Children's Hospital and for children in DCS protective services in Wilson county.

WOMAN PLAYS LOTTERY NUMBERS IN HER FORTUNE COOKIE, WINS
There may be a fortune in your next fortune cookie! A New York woman just played the lottery numbers that came in her fortune cookie and won $2 million dollars! She's 75. She took the cash payout.

HEALTH: BLOOD TEST FOR ALZHEIMER'S
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a healthy person will develop the disease.
Though much work still needs to be done, it is hoped the test will someday be available in doctors' offices, since the only methods for predicting Alzheimer's right now, such as PET scans and spinal taps, are expensive, impractical, often unreliable and sometimes risky.
The beauty of this test, researchers say, is that it caught Alzheimer's before the patient even had symptoms, suggesting that the disease process begins long before people's memories start failing. The next step is to try it out on younger people. 

GAS PRICES SPIKE
In case you haven't filled up the car in the past few days, brace yourself. Prices have jumped at least ten cents in the past two weeks. (The Lundberg Survey says the jump has been spurred by worries about Ukraine and the cost of ethanol.)  

METRO SHELTER OFFERING RABIES VACCINATIONS FOR 10 DOLLARS
Metro Animal Care and Control is hoping you'll get your dogs and cats their rabies shots this month, and they're trying to make it easier for that to happen, by making the shots availavle at the shelter Tuesday through Saturday afternoons, and at local schools the last three Saturdays of this month, for 10-dollars.

SHOWS RENEWED ON FOX
The networks are starting to renew TV shows for next season: So far, "The Following" is coming back, as well as "New Girl," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "The Mindy Project."

LADY VOLS WIN SEC CHAMPIONSHIP
The Lady Vols are the SEC champions.  They beat University of Kentucky 71-70 yesterday, giving Tennessee its 17th Southeastern Conference tournament title.

BIG WEATHER CHANGE COMING MID-WEEK
How great was the weather this weekend? Don't get too used to it, yet, we have another cold front moving in Wednesday, that'll drop temperatures back down into the low 40s for a high and the 20's overnight. Just a heads up.  

CARRIE UNDERWOOD BIRTHDAY TODAY
Carrie Underwood turns 31 today and pretty much seems to have life by the horns. She's already done so much in her life -- won American Idol, become a country music sweetheart, sang the opening for "Sunday Night Football" and is a hockey player's dream come true.

TOP MOVIE THIS WEEKEND: THE 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE : 62% MALE AUDIENCE
300: Rise of an Empire speared its competition and kept on raking in the dollars on its opening weekend. The hyper-stylized 3-D sequel earned an estimated $45 million, and in spite of lackluster reviews, audiences (62% male) turned out in droves to watch Eva Green’s Atremisia and the rest of the scantily clad warriors take to the sea for battle, and gave it a B score.
DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody and Sherman opened in the No. 2 spot, with an estimated $32.5 million in sales, and Liam Neeson’s tense thriller Non-Stop was in third place with $15.4 million.