Monday, November 12, 2012
SUSPECT CHARGED IN TRIPLE MURDER
Police think they've caught the man who killed three members of a west Nashville family. They say blood recovered from the scene led them to 39-year-old Lorenzo "Kelvin" Jenkins of Hendersonville, a convicted felon. Cops say the motive appears to be drug-related.
MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
Police say that huge traffic jam on Charlotte Pike Saturday afternoon, was the aftermath of a crash that killed a motorcycle rider. 60-year-old Bobbie Cabknor of Madison was driving a pickup, and turned out of the road that goes between Jim and Nicks and Bojangles chicken onto Charlotte. He turned left, however, against the sign that says no left turn, and crashed into the rider. Cabknor says he didn't see the Harley rider. 54-year-old Larry Aldrich was killed. Police say the improper turn and Cabknor's failure to yield caused the accident.
TITANS BEAT DOLPHINS
The Titans are celebrating their 37-to-3 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The win comes one week after Titans owner Bud Adams put the team on notice because of its performance during last Sunday's 51-20 loss to the Chicago Bears. Adams said all aspects of the organization would be closely evaluated over the next few games.
DEREK DOOLEY OUT AS U.T. FOOTBALL COACH?
In case you're hearing rumors about Tennessee Head Football Coach Derek Dooley being fired, here's where they're coming from. www.Volquest.com has reported online that they've been told by numerous sources that Dooley will be let go after this season. Dooley has been under increasing scrutiny throughout this season, his third in charge of the Volunteer football program. His team is winless in the Southeastern conference, has a 4-6 record overall this year, and a 15-20 record in three seasons with Dooley at the helm.
Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast people in some areas are still struggling. The power is still out for tens of thousands, many are in desperate need of housing and gas rationing is still in effect.
CYNDI LAUPER REVEALS UNCLE DIED IN HURRICANE SANDY
Cyndi Lauper made the announcement at a recent concert that her Uncle George died in Hurricane Sandy. He was 90 and didn't want to leave, and they found his body five days later at his home in Rockaway, Queens, a waterfront area that was especially hard-hit. Lauper, a Queens native, dedicated her performance of "Time After Time" to her uncle at the event.
MAYOR DEAN OFFERS BUYOUTS TO 1,590 METRO EMPLOYEES
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has announced a voluntary buyout program for 1500 Metro employees that would pay them 700 dollars per year of their service to Metro, and let them retire early. It's part of the Mayor's plan to "reorganize and streamline operations." First, however, the Metro Council has to approve it next week. (Nov. 20)
HEALTH: CAFFEINE MAY PERK UP YOUR VIEW OF THE WORLD
Caffeine may make the world seem like a better place, not only because it wakes you up, but researchers say it also seems to wake up the part of your brain that makes the feel-good chemical dopamine. They're working to see if some sort of caffeine therapy may be able to help people with depression.
WORLD KINDNESS WEEK
And this is World Kindness Week. You're invited to do at least one random act of kindness for someone by Friday. We'd love to hear what you come up with, if you'd care to post it on our mix929 Facebook Page.
IS YOUR DOCTOR BURNED OUT?
Is your doctor burned out? A survey found doctors get burnout more than any other profession in the United States. Almost half of doctors surveyed say they're emotionally exhausted, or feel a high degree of cynicism, or depersonalization toward their patients...How can you tell? If they treat you more like an object instead of a patient.
What will that mean for YOUR HEALTHCARE?
About HALF of doctors are fried, a third of the rest of us say we're burned out.
TENNESSEE'S POVERTY RATE 12TH HIGHEST IN U.S.
Someone's crunched the latest numbers, and finds that Tennessee has the 12th-highest poverty rate in America. Mississippi has the most, New Hampshire has the fewest famililes living below the poverty rate.... which is about 22 thousand a year.
INVESTIGATION TO FIND SOURCE OF INDIANA EXPLOSION
Officials are trying to figure out what caused an explosion in Indianapolis that killed two people, injured 7, damaged 80 homes: 31 of them so badly they may have to be demolished. The blast was so loud it woke people three miles away, who thought they'd heard a plane crash or an earthquake. The U.S. Representative for the area says he was told by officials that it was not a bomb or a meth lab explosion.
ASHLEY JUDD DOESN'T RULE OUT RUN FOR US SENATE
Actress Ashley Judd, a former Kentuckian, has shown a strong interest in politics.. and was recently asked about running for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. She said we've just finished an election, let's focus on that now, but did not rule out a run for office.
'SKYFALL' SETS BOND FRANCHISE RECORD
There have been James Bond movies for 50 years now, but the latest, Skyfall, is setting records. So far the 23rd installment of the Bond film series has earned more than 2008's Quantum of Solace, and seems to be on track to beat 2006's Casino Royale.
OBAMA LEADS VETERANS' DAY OBSERVANCE AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Over the weekend... President Barack Obama led the nation's Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery, saying care and support for veterans is our "sacred obligation."
WAS JUSTIN BIEBER A GIRL SCOUT IN THE 60S?
Fresh-faced pop superstar Justin Bieber may look like a Boy Scout, but a picture that recently surfaced on the front page of Internet forum Reddit shows he actually has an uncanny resemblance to a 1960s Girl Scout. Posted Wednesday night by user "WyseGuy420," the post titled "Justin Bieber was a Girl Scout in the 60's?" has already received 15,224 up votes to 14,114 down votes. The Biebs' '60s doppelganger appears on the cover of an album called "12,000 Girl Scouts Sing America's National Favorites." See a photo of the album on Amazon.com
1 IN 10 COUPLES ARGUE OF WHICH SIDE OF BED TO SLEEP ON
Which side of the bed do you sleep on? A British Hotel chain surveyed over 2,000 adults, and found half of us have a bad night's sleep if we're not on our preferred side. It often has to do with what's NEAR the bed, like a heat source, television, the kids, the bathroom or the alarm clock and the door. The survey found one in ten couples argue over it, on a regular basis.
BRIDGESTONE ARENA NOMINATED FOR ARENA OF THE YEAR
Bridgestone Arena is once again nominated for "Pollstar Magazine's" Arena of the Year. This is the sixth consecutive year for the nomination and the ninth overall. There's a big awards party in Los Angeles in February for the winner. (Feb 7th)