Thursday, May 9, 2013
LATEST ON OHIO SUSPECTS, VICTIMS
Ariel Castro, the man accused of kidnapping three young women and keeping them captive in his Cleveland home for a decade is charged with kidnapping and rape, as more details come out about the women's ordeal. One of the women says Castro impregnated her "at least 5 times," but would starve her and hit her in the stomach to induce miscarriages. Prosecutors are now saying there's no evidence to charge Castro's brothers with any crime connected to the case.
CLEVELAND HERO WAS A REPEAT DOMESTIC ABUSER
And there's more information out about the Cleveland man who helped free the women by calling 9-1-1. Someone's looked up court records and found that Charles Ramsey has served time in prison for domestic violence against his wife.
BALL PLAYER GIVES SHIRT OFF HIS BACK TO KID WITH CANCER
Matt Kemp, an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has shown what a class act looks like. Before last week's game, a fan - a father who was there with his son who has cancer - asked if Matt could come over and say a quick hello to his boy. Kemp did. As ball players usually do, Kemp shook the boy's hand. Then he went from being just a ball player to being an amazing human being. Kemp signed the boy's ball and handed it back. Then he took off his hat and handed it to the kid. Then he unbuttoned the jersey he was wearing and gave it to the boy. And just when you thought he was done, Kemp kicked off his shoes and handed those to the young man as well.It's an amazing moment that'll remind you how good people can be.
MOTORCYCLE SAFETY REMINDER
With the warm weather, out come the motorcycles. And since twenty-two percent of Nashville's traffic deaths last year involved motorcycles, Metro police are reminding bikers are drivers of four-wheeled vehicles to watch out for each other. They say cyclists should stay strong on the basics: wear protective clothing, leather if possible, or at least long sleeves and long pants. Give yourself space to react if a car near you doesn't see you, and imagine that you're invisible, never assuming that any other driver can see you. And for car drivers, they say look for motorcycles in traffic.
JOB FAIRS TO CELEBRATE GOODWILL WEEK
You know someone who needs a job? Well, you're in luck! There are a bunch of job fairs at Goodwill Career centers this week, partly in celebration of Goodwill week here in Tennessee, and partly because they need some good workers. Today (Thursday) there are job fairs at the Goodwill Career centers on Dickerson Pike, one in Spring Hill, in Brentwood and on Herman Street in Nashville.
JODI ARIAS CONVICTED OF MURDER, FACES POSSIBLE DEATH PENALTY
Nearly five years after she admitted she killed her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, Jodi Arias has been found guilty of first-degree murder. Now, the sentencing phase starts, to determine whether she gets life in prison or the death penalty. Arias has already said she'd rather die, so she's on suicide watch in jail.
MURFREESBORO RED LIGHT CAMERAS
A Murfreesboro group says it hates the red light cameras, and wants the City Council to vote to take them out. The group called Citizens Against Photo Enforcement (C.A.P.E.) has been collecting signatures in favor of the removal. So far the red light cameras in Murfreesboro have resulted in more than 75-thousand citations being written.
NASHVILLE POLICE CHIEF DENIES QUOTA
Speaking of traffic tickets, Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson is denying rumors that his officers are required to write a certain number of tickets during their shifts. He says quotas are not allowed in his department.
Jeanne Cooper, the soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly forty years on "The Young and the Restless," has passed away. She was 84. Her son, actor Corbin Bernsen, had been writing on Facebook about her illness, and saying goodbye to a parent. It became a very popular, very touching read.
COMMERCIAL: OLD SPOCK VS YOUNG SPOCK
The New Star Trek movie is coming out next week... and the hype has started. There's a new CAR ad online, that puts the new Spock from the latest films -- Zachary Quinto -- against old Spock, Leonard Nimoy -- and has all kinds of sound effects and star trek references.
New Spock beats Old Spock to the country club, but before he can go through the door, he goes down like a sack of wet cement when Old Spock uses a Vulcan Sleeper Pinch on his shoulder to knock him out.
80-THOUSAND HAVE APPLIED FOR ONE-WAY MISSION TO MARS
Almost 80,000 people from 120 countries have applied to take part in a one-way mission to Mars. That's ONE-WAY. More than 17,000 of the applicants are from the US - (more than any other country... saying they're ready to get away. )
THIS IS TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
And this is teacher appreciation week. You always hear in the news about the teachers who get into trouble, but there are thousands and thousands more who are working extremely hard, spending their own money and extra time to make sure their kids have the school supplies they need, and going above and beyond to help shape our kids into intelligent, aware, adults. If you are one of those teachers, we want to say, Thank you, very muchly. :-)
LOCAL CABDRIVER ARRESTED FOR 2ND DUI IN A WEEK
A Nashville cab driver has been arrested for DUI a second time in a week. 52 year old Timothy Gordon was found Tuesday slumped over the steering wheel of his tan cab, the engine running, an open container of alcohol in his hand.
DISNEY CRUISE PASSENGER ALLEGEDLY ROBS BANK TO PAY BILL
And a guy who robbed a bank in Florida , says he did it to pay off the bills from his dream vacation, a Disney Cruise. He's charged with grand theft and driving on a suspended license.