Thursday, June 19, 2014

I-65 SOUTH NEAR RIVERGATE DOWN TO ONE LANE THIS WEEKEND
I'm giving you this story first, because it could mean the difference in you being on time or being late for whatever you've got planned. It's road closure stuff. TWO lanes of I-65 south will be closed near the Rivergate area.. cutting you down to one lane, all weekend on I65 South so workers can make repairs at Mansker Creek, East Cedar Street, Long Hollow Pike and Rivergate Parkway bridges. The closures start Friday night at 8 and last till Monday

FREE CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS SATURDAY IN FRANKLIN
You wanna keep your kids safe, so you put them in car seats, and still, Federal safety officials say 3 in FOUR OF those car seats are not installed right, and can still let your child be hurt or killed in a crash. If you wanna be sure, there's a child safety seat check this Saturday, 9 to 11, at the Frankling Fire station number 4 on Fieldstone Parkway, and it's free. (The second event will take place the following Saturday, June 28 at Franklin Fire Station 2, 907 Murfreesboro Rd., also from 9 -11 a.m.)

DO YOU KNOW THESE THIEVES? GROUP PEPPER SPRAYS EMPLOYEE, STEALS, FROM MADISON, TN. STORE
Cops in Madison, Tennessee are looking for some thieves who not only stuffed bags full of merchandise at Academy Sports and stole it, they pepper sprayed a store employee to get away. 

HEAT IS DEADLY FOR KIDS AND PETS LEFT IN CARS
Summer doesn't even start till SUNDAY, but we're already getting into heat indexes at 100 degrees.
That means this is the time of year we need to start looing out for kids and pets left in hot cars. Be ready to come to the rescue or call 9-1-1 or metro animal control.
Also, remember that it is absolutely illegal to leave a young child unattended in a car. Even if nothing bad happens to them, you can be in trouble for it.

SMYRNA MOTHER ACCEPTS PLEA DEAL IN DEATHS OF KIDS IN HOT CAR
Samantha Harper of Smyrna, whose two children died in a hot car in August of 2012 has just been sentenced. to 16 years in prison. She admitted she'd left them in the vehicle as she slept after a late night of playing video games.

NASHVILLE TOP TEN CITY FOR FAMILIES
If you CAN'T GO someplace special for vacation this summer, this MAY make you feel a little better: Parenting Magazing lists Nashville as one of their top 10 places for families because we do have a lot to do here. (Selections are also based on U.S. Census data, FBI crime statistics, reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and ratings from GreatSchools.com. The only two cities MORE family-friendly were Colorado Springs and Boston. )

14 YEAR OLD IN CUSTODY FOR ATTEMPTED ROBBERY IN EAST NASHVILLE
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for trying to rob a woman in east Nashville this morning.... He and two friends were walking past a home where a woman was sitting on the front porch... and they allegedly pulled a handgun and tried to rob her. Her boyfriend helped fight off the kids, but the 14 year old ended up shot in the hand with his own gun. He got caught, his friends ran.

STUDENTS READ TO CATS AND DOGS AT U.K. RESCUE HOME
And here's a neat story.. Six-year-olds in the U.K. held a fundraiser for a local animal shelter, and after being told that the pets waiting to be adopt could just use some cuddling and time with someone... the kids now spend time with the animals, reading to them, and holding them. The animals get some socializing, the kids get reading practice and learn about compassion and giving. What a win-win situation!

IRAQ TALKS
Lawmakers and the President have been talking about Iraq... discussing our options. Meanwhile... there's a big battle underway between Iraqi troops battle Sunni militants... over control of the country's biggest oil refinery. Some of the immediate effects of all this would be our gas prices going up. 

SOCIAL SECURITY CLOSING OFFICES
The Social Security Administration is taking some heat for closing hundreds of its field offices.  On Wednesday the Senate Special Committee On Aging grilled a Social Security official as to why more than 60 offices have been closed over the last four years.

HOLLY BOBO SUSPECT SAYS HE'S INNOCENT
Jeff Pearcy says he's INNOCENT in the Holly Bobo case. He and his half-brother are charged with tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact. The TBI says Pearcy knew or had a recording of Bobo that was made AFTER she went missing in 2011. Pearcy says it's a mistake and he's innocent.

4TH GRADER SUED FOR BULLYING
A Chicago 4th grader is being sued for bullying. Parents of a little boy say their son was bullied his entire third grade year: hitting, punching, kicking, and threats of death from a classmate.
They repeatedly filed police reports and met with school officials, but were only told that the bullying kid had anger issues, and nothing was done. So they're suing the now-4th grader, his parents, the school district and the principal. (The bullied kid's mom, who had worked in the school cafeteria, was fired immediately after the suit was announced, but says she has to look out for the health of her child.)

AMAZON 3D FIRE SMART PHONE HAS SOME SERIOUS GADGETRY GOING ON
Amazon has entered the ring. They're now offering a 3-D Smartphone called the Fire Phone and, boy, is it loaded with new stuff. You can tilt it to scroll when you're reading, you can hear something read as you read it, it has a 3-D , high def display that you gotta see to understand how cool that is, it has unlimited photo storage on cloud drive, and lots of other extras that geeky ones are super-hyped about. It's up for preorder now for about 200 bucks.

THREE ARRESTED OUTSIDE TAYLOR SWIFT'S RHODE ISLAND HOME
Those three people accused of throwing beer bottles and yelling expletives at security guards outside Taylor Swift's Rhode Island home --and who were arrested this weekend-- say they don't have anything against the singer. They say they were just drunk. 

REDSKINS SAY THEY'LL APPEAL PATENT CANCELLATIONS
People are having heated arguments and dropping friends on social media over it. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled six trademarks belonging to the Washington Redskins football team, saying the name is offensive to Native Americans. The team says it'll appeal, and gets to keep using the logos during the appeals process. The patent office decision came after a lawsuit brought by Native Americans, who say the name Redskins is a racial slur.

AMERICANS GETTING SLIGHTLY MORE SLEEP
The good news: Americans are getting a little more sleep these days than a decade ago. On average more than 8 hours a night. That means better health, and fewer heart disease and obesity-related deaths.

WOMAN SUES KOHL'S FOR HARASSING HER OVER BILL
A Michigan woman is taking aim at the retailer Kohl's because they keep asking her pay her credit card bill.  According to the "Detroit Free Press," Lisa Ratliff of Ypsilanti has filed a lawsuit against Kohl's accusing them of stalking and harassing her over a 20-dollar credit card bill.  She also believes Kohl's use of pre-recorded calls violated federal law.  Ratliff says that she's sometimes counted over 20 calls from Kohl's per day.  She had planned to pay the bill, but once Kohl's bill collectors began calling at all hours she decided not to.

PEANUTS FOR THOSE WITH ALLERGIES?
Jimmy Fallon: "Scientists reported today that they have developed a peanut that's safe, for people with peanut allergies! So if you have a peanut allergy, all you have to do now is make sure to be very careful to separate the SAFE peanuts from the deadly-but-identical-looking other peanuts."