Thursday, February 21, 2013

HOW LATEST WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT YOUR WEATHER
http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/21/us/weather-winter-storm/index.html
First the Northeast got hit, now the southwest is getting hit with a massive storm. This one is expected to bring snow, blizzards, sleet, flooding and tornadoes as it stretches out to hit 30 million people in 18 states. Higher elevations across the Southwest could get more than a foot of snow, Kansas and Missouri could get three inches of sleet, and the storm will eventually stretch across the country, bringing rain to Texas, and possible tornadoes along the Gulf Coast. Fortunately, we're not expecting any of that severe weather here in Tennessee; just rain today and tonight.

GEORGIA PLANE CRASH VICTIMS WORKED AT NASHVILLE OFFICE
http://www.newschannel5.com/story/21292542/doctor-five-killed-in-ga-plane-crash-worked-at-vein-guys
There's more information out about that jet crash that killed 5 people last night. Dr. Stephen Davis, a plastic surgeon who works with the Vein Guys office in Nashville, said all five who were killed in the crash worked at the Nashville location of The Vein Guys. Davis said the two who survived were both pilots of the plane. The plane took off from Nashville, and then apparently overshot the runway near Augusta Georgia and crashed. 

"NASHVILLE" NEEDS EXTRAS ON FRIDAY
www.nashvilleextras.com
If you wanna be on TV, this will make you very happy, producers need extras for a big concert scene for the TV series "Nashville." They're filming tomorrow here in Nashville, and you can get all the details -- and register -- at NashvilleExtras.com.

MINDY MCCREADY CHILDREN CUSTODY
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20675280,00.html
Mindy McCready's children will stay in foster care for several more weeks. 6 year-old Zander and 10-month-old Zayne were taken from the late singer earlier this month, when McCready was ordered into a treatment program for mental health and substance abuse issues.
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/02/20/mindy-mccready-children-what-will-happen-to-her-sons/
A hearing has been set for April 5th to address the custody issue.

72 YEAR-OLD WOMAN ARRESTED FOR POT, WEAPONS POSSESSION 
http://www.wkrn.com/story/21292044/72-year-old-woman-caught-with-2-lbs-marijuana
You've heard similar stories before, a woman in east Nashville is arrested for selling dope. Mary Scales, who was caught with more than two pounds of marijuana, a 45 calibur pistol -- stolen -- and close to 15-thousand-dollars in cash hidden inside a teddy bear. The surprising part of the story is that Scales is 72 years old. She's free on bond and goes to court April 11th.

POLICE SAY WOMAN LEFT 3-YEAR-OLD AT NASHVILLE BUS STATION
http://www.wkrn.com/story/21288830/mom-leaves-3-year-old-daughter-at-bus-station-for-hours
A Nashville mom is facing charges for allegedly leaving her 3 year old daughter alone at the Nashville bus station, for four hours, then coming back drunk. The mom is charged with public intoxication and child abuse.

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES BEING SUED
http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/20/us/florida-carnival-triumph-lawsuit/index.html
And Carnival Cruise Lines is being sued. They're being hit with a class action lawsuit.... from people who were stranded ont he crippled Triumph cruise ship. The lawsuit alleges that the cruise line's decision to keep passengers on board prolonged their exposure to disease, accidents and trauma.

WHY WOMEN TALK MORE
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Scientists-Explain-Why-Women-Talk-More-Than-Men-331439.shtml
Scientists think they've found the biology behind the fact that most women talk more than most men. They say we girls have increased levels of a "language protein" in our brains. In addition, women generally speak more quickly and devote more brainpower to speaking. Yet before now, researchers haven't been able to biologically explain why this is the case. (The research is published in "The Journal of Neuroscience.")

NASHVILLE MAN FACES 9TH DUI CONVICTION
http://www.wkrn.com/story/21269616/man-arrested-for-9th-dui
This story is just going to make you angry: it's a Nashville man who's facing his 9th DUI conviction, and this time, he told police he'd just dropped of a child at a Metro School. 58 yearold Anthony McGowan's records show he's been arrested twelve times since 1989 for DUI and after the eighth time he was CONVICTED, served several years in prison. He goes to court - again - next Monday. Some lawmakers say we need to consider funding more treatment and monitoring for repeat drunk drivers.

COUNTRY GIRLS/CITY GIRLS PREGNANCY RATES DIFFER
http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20130221/NEWS01/302210313/Rural-teens-more-likely-get-pregnant-analysis-finds?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFrontpage%7Cs
Uh-oh, with all our rural areas this may not be good news. A new report indicates teenaged country girls are more likely to get pregnant than city girls. The report didn't give all the reasons, but researchers say the results suggest we need to increase our efforts at helping rural teens avoid too-early pregnancy and parenthood. (Compiled by the nonprofit National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.)

CARDINAL TESTIFIES IN SEX ABUSES CHARGES
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/cardinal-dolan-deposed-connection-wis-suit-18551394
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, just days ahead of his departure for Rome and the conclave that will elect the next pope, has been deposed about clergy sex abuse in his former Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
   Dolan, who led Milwaukee's Roman Catholics from 2002 to 2009, answered questions Wednesday about his decision to publicize names of clergy members who had been accused of molesting children in cases that are mostly decades old, church attorney Frank LoCoco said.
   The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, an independent network of abuse victims and their supporters, said it would press to make the transcript of Dolan's testimony public.
    Dolan had indicated over the past two years that he was eager to cooperate in whatever way he could. The Milwaukee Archdiocese faces allegations and a lawsuit from nearly 500 people who claim they were vicitms.
 
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES BEING SUED
http://news.yahoo.com/triumph-passengers-bring-class-action-against-carnival-225256730--finance.html
And Carnival Cruise Lines is being sued. They're being hit with a class action lawsuit from the people who were stuck on the crippled cruise ship Triumph. The law suit alleges that the cruise line's decision to keep passengers on board prolonged their exposure to disease, accidents and trauma.


CONCUSSION POLICIES IN THE WORKS FOR SCHOOLS
http://www.wsmv.com/story/21287312/concussion-policy-bill-to-be-heard-in-senate
 Legislation that would require schools and other organizations conducting youth athletic programs in Tennessee to adopt concussion policies is headed to the floor of the Senate, after being approved by the Senate Education Committee this week.  The bill sponsor said, ""I've been involved in athletics all my life, and I've seen young people injured and they come out of the ballgame and without any guidelines, they'll go right back in the game and it can harm them forever." 
The measure is similar to laws passed in 42 other states and the District of Columbia that include provisions requiring students to be removed from sporting events and evaluated if they show signs of having a concussion.

WOMAN FOUND IN EAST NASHVILLE STREET WAS HIT AND RUN VICTIM
 A woman found dead in the street in East Nashville was apparently the victim of a hit and run.  Police say 32-year-old Livia Smith was found Wednesday morning on Barclay Drive near Brittany Drive.  According to investigators, Smith was at an East Nashville bar early Wednesday morning and took a cab home, but they aren't sure yet how she ended up in the middle of the road.

DREW PETERSON COULD BE SENTENCED TODAY
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-drew-peterson-sentence-20130221,0,1883440.story
Former Chicago-area police sergeant and convicted wife killer Drew Peterson could be sentenced to 60 years in prison today if his request for a new trial is denied.  Peterson's lawyers say a new trial should be granted because his former lead attorney made horrible decisions during Peterson's murder trial last summer.

MOTHER IN TROUBLE FOR HIRING STRIPPERS FOR TEENAGED SON'S PARTY
http://abcnews.go.com/US/mom-hires-strippers-sons-birthday-party/story?id=18549491
A mother in New York is facing charges after strippers performed at her son's 16th birthday party.  The Saratoga County District Attorney says 33-year-old Judy Viger hired the strippers for her son's party in November.  Viger has been charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

NASHVILLE INVITED TO BID FOR 2024 OLYMPICS
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130220/NEWS/302210021/Nashville-contacted-about-2024-Summer-Olympics-bid-
You've heard that the Olympics could be coming to Nashville.  Yes, Music City was one of 35 cities to get a letter from the U.S. Olympic Committee to see who was interested in making a bid for the summer games, BUT... Mayor Karl Dean says he is flattered by the opportunity, but hasn't decided yet if it's something he will move forward on. 

NASHVILLE CONTESTANT ON AMERICAN IDOL TONIGHT
One of tonights contestants on American Idol is from Nashville. Jimmy Smith, formerly of Waynesboro, Tennessee, who's trying to make it to one of the top 10 finalist spots. Here's his Twitter Page  https://twitter.com/JimmySmithMusic
see JIMMY SMITH'S AUDITION VIDEO
http://www.wetpaint.com/american-idol/articles/how-far-does-jimmy-smith-get-on-american-idol-2013

NEW PLAYSTATION 4 RELEASED
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323549204578317371157054586.html
PlayStation 4 is the new video game console from Sony.  At a conference in New York last night, Sony executives said the new system is built with game developers and consumers in mind.