Monday, September 16, 2013
COLORADO LATEST: MASSIVE AIR RESCUE TODAY
Forecasters say clearer Colorado weather should help the major air rescue effort planned for the Boulder County foothills today. They've been hit by more than 15 inches of rain in the past week, and the powerful floodwaters that . More than 12-hundred people are still unaccounted for, and six are confirmed dead.
CO. OFFICIALS SAY LEAVE NOW OR RISK BEING STRANDED W NO SUPPLIES FOR WEEKS
Meanwhile, as rescuers reach towns that had been cut off by the floods, they're telling the people there to, "Come with us now, or you're on your own." The rescuers can't risk going back for those who turned down the help. More than 14- thousand people are under orders to evacuate.
HURRICANE INGRID IN MEXICO
Mexico is having its own weather problems. They've been hit by a tropical depression and by Hurricane Ingrid... and at least 21 people there are confirmed dead, thousands of others are looking for shelter.
CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTIONS OFFERED
One of the worst things imaginable would be to be involved in a car crash, and have something happen to that precious baby on board. And, since statistics show most of us -- not just a few, but MOST of us -- have child car seats installed improperly. There are free child safety seat inspections at locations around Davidson county all this week, including the Metro Nashville Police Department. you can find one near you at www.nhtsa.gov.
TN. STATE FAIR ATTENDANCE UP SOME
Attendance for this year's Tennessee State Fair is up. The nine-day festival closed on Sunday. Officials say because of the nice weather and new attractions, attendance was up at least five-percent.
TITANS LOSE TO TEXANS
The Titans are now 1-and-1 for the season. They lost Sunday 30-to-24 against the Houston Texans. The Titans play their first home game of the regular season on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.
NEW/RETURNING FALL SHOWS THIS WEEK AND NEXT
U-N INSPECTORS REVEAL INFO ABOUT USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS
The world could see today what UN inspectors learned about Syria's use of chemical weapons on its own people. The Secretary General is set to brief the Security Council about the report this morning.
SENATOR APPALLED AT DECISION ALLOWING U.S. CHICKEN PROCESSING IN CHINA
New York Senator Charles Schumer says he's disgusted with a USDA decision that'll let U.S.-raised chickens be processed in China, then sent back here for consumption. Schumer says China has an appalling food safety record... including some things that are too gross to mention right now. (scandals involving arsenic found in rice, (pasta infected with maggots), and rat meat sold as lamb.)
\WHO ROAD RAGES MORE, MEN OR WOMEN?
A survey has found that women may be more aggressive with their road rage than men. The poll (commissioned by Insurance.com) found almost half (44 percent) of women say they use foul language in front of their kids while driving, compared to 30 percent of men. And more women than men have made obscene hand gestures to other drivers, or tailgated slow drivers.
Men, however, tend to be rude in different ways on the road: they're more likely to steal a parking spot from another driver who's waiting, or turn on their bright lights at an oncoming car just to be mean.
MISSING TEEN FOUND IN NASHVILLE
A Lewisburg, Tennessee teenager missing for more than a week has been found, and she's safe. Fifteen-year-old Jessica Parham was found Saturday in Nashville... she was just walking around at the Fair with some guy. An adult. He's been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
TENNESSEE RANKS LAST IN NATION ON SCHOOL SPENDING
Tennessee ranks last in the nation for spending on schools, and only about half of that money makes it into actual classrooms. Those are the findings of two different studies by different organizations: The liberal Education Law Center , and the conservative Beacon Center of Tennessee. They both found that spending on teachers, textbooks and classroom supplies is going down as administrator salaries continue to go up.
CARELESS SMOKING CAUSES WEST NASHVILLE FATAL FIRE
Investigators say careless smoking caused the west Nashville fire that killed 82 year old Helen McMurtry. Her body was found in the front room of her house on Basswood early Saturday.
POWERBALL JACKPOT UP TO 400 MILLION.
If you're one of those who waits till the Powerball is really big, before you buy, now's your chance. There was no big winner in Saturday night's drawing so the jackpot is up to 400-million dollars. That's be a cash payout, before taxes, of 223 million.
COMPANY CREATES GLUE-ON MASK TO REPLACE MAKEUP, PLASTIC SURGERY
Have you seen that new creepy MASK that someone's come up with that supposedly helps every woman look perfect in just a few seconds. You spray on the cell-bonding glue, then put on the Unifacemask. It makes your face look like you have huge eyes, perfect skin and a doll-like appearance. You can see it at www.UnifaceMask.com.
INSIDIOUS TOPS AT BOX OFFICE
Apparently the young people love the horror films. "Insidious: Chapter 2" was the most watched this weekend at theaters this weekend, and more than 60% of those in the audience were under 25.
"DANCING WITH THE STARS" LAUNCHING 17TH SEASON MONDAY NIGHT: NEW FORMAT
The 17th Season of "Dancing With the Stars" starts tonight. It's a two hour show, and the new format has only one show airing each week. The 12-member cast features a 50-year age range, from 74-year-old "Rhoda" star Valerie Harper to 24-year-old "High School Musical" star Corbin Bleu. In addition to being the oldest contender this season, Harper is dancing after being told in March she had terminal brain cancer and just three months left to live. Others on board include "Jersey Shore's" Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's son Jack, and Bill Nye the Science Guy, as well as singer Christina Milian, NFL star Keyshawn Johnson, "Blue Collar" comedian Bill Engvall, and actress Leah Remini. The reality show is also launching its new format, and will air just one night a week. The season 17 premiere of "Dancing With the Stars" will air Monday night on ABC at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 7:00 p.m. local time.