Wednesday, August 21, 2013

CLASSES BACK IN SESSION AT GEORGIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Teachers, staff and students are back at a Georgia elementary school today, after the man identified as 20 year old Michael Hill walked in, armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and "and a number of other weapons," and fired off six shots. He eventually surrendered to police, and no one was hurt, but you can bet there were some serious talks going on between parents and kids after those children got home. 

TENNESSEE MAN SENTENCED TO 16 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SCHOOL THREAT
A man in Tennessee found out how seriously threatening to shoot schoolchildren is taken. Tyrone Watts of Tullahoma has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for his actions during a confrontation at his stepson's school. Watts was told he could not take his step son off campus, because the school needed permission from the custodial parent. The 43-year-old man reacted by threatening to come to school with an AK-47 assault rifle and kill everyone, then himself. He was arrested.

26-YEAR-OLD COLD CASE RAPE MAY HAVE BEEN SOLVED
Hendersonville police have charged a man with aggravated rape from an incident that happened 26 years ago! Police allege that Scott Settle, now 45, raped an 8year old girl, back when he was 19 -- in 1987 -- but never got caught. Now, according to Detective Jim Vaughn who worked the case, advances in DNA technology helped lead them to Settle. He was in jail already on an unrelated charge.

IS YOUR HOME OBESOGENIC?
Is your home making you fat? Your habits are more tied to your environment than you know, according to psychologist Jeremy Dean, who wrote a book called "Making Habits, Breaking Habits." He says if you eat enough chips on the couch, you'll automatically think you're hungry for chips when you sit on the sofa. The Dr. says you typically make about 200 food-related decisions like that a day, but are only AWARE of 20 or 30. The weight loss starts when you pay ATTENTION to what's cueing you to eat, and make healthier choices.

JOB FAIR FOR SPRING HILL
There's another job fair today, 10 to 2 at the Goodwill Career Center in Spring Hill. They're hiring for the Spring Hill Walmart. Get more info at www.giveit2goodwill.org

LAST BLUE MOON UNTIL 2015
If you get a chance tonight, check out the moon. It's supposed to be the last "blue moon" until 2015. It's not really blue. That phrase just means the rarity of a second full moon in a calendar month, and it only happens once every couple of years.

KY WOMAN DIES AFTER JUMPING FROM CAR
A Scottsville, Kentucky woman has died after jumping from a moving car. Police say 44-year-old Susan Hardin apparently had a panic attack and just jumped out of the vehicle, as her 20-year-old son drove her to work. She was hit by the rear wheel and killed.

FOLLOW PROGRESS OF 31 POUND CAT BROUGHT IN TO METRO ANIMAL CONTROL
In case you've seen the story of the morbidly obese cat they call Buddha, who's now on a diet and exercise plan so he doesn't just drop dead. He's still doing pretty well on his plan. But don't let the TV reporters like the ones I saw recently laughing about it, make you think that's funny. They were like, "There's a fat cat who weighs 31 pounds!! He's humorous to look at, ha ha ha." But some health experts call it just plain old ANIMAL ABUSE! The cat is so overweight he can only walk a few feet, can't jump. His owner died. That's how it came to light that the cat was in such bad shape.  Veterinarians say you should be able to feel your cats ribs, at least a little!
They should never be so big they can't breathe, or that they wheeze when they're trying to breathe. They're working with Buddha at the Cat Shoppe off Bransford Avenue. You can also follow his weight loss journey online www.catshoppedogstore.com or on the shelter's facebook page.

SNAIL POPS OUT OF KID'S KNEE
Anybody who's ever taken care of kids knows there's no TELLING what you're gonna see come out of some orifice: beans, buttons, splinters. But I think this little kid tops them all: four-year-old Paul fell down and cut his knee. Dad put some cream and a bandaid on it, and three weeks later, when the kid's knee still had an ooky-looking bump on it, his mom says she squeezed it and a SNAIL popped out! A SNAIL!!
The little boy was unfazed! His dad got home, said, "Hi, Paul." The little kid said hi daddy, guess what? A snail came out of my knee! They named him Turbo, after a snail in an animated movie. The snail only lived a day, but the boy saved the shell.

LEAK AT CRIPPLED NUCLEAR POWER PLANT UPGRADED TO SERIOUS INCIDENT
The Japanese nuclear watchdog group says it's taking the leakage of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant seriously, and proposed raising the rating to describe it from "an anomaly" to a "serious incident." The leaking tank is about 300 feet from the coastline, though

NEW COOLSPRINGS DEVELOPMENT
You're about to hear more of the: "I remember when all this was just open fields..." speeches from your older friends. Developers have announced plans for a $700 million project in Cool Springs, just south of Nissan's headquarters, that would include offices, shops and neighborhoods. They're calling it "Ovation, " and say work will start next year.

MENTAL EVAL ORDERED FOR WOMAN TRAFFICKING HER DAUGHTER
A judge has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a Bowling Green woman charged with pimping out her 13 year old daughter for cash and drugs.
31-year-old Rosemarie Woolbright and the two men who allegedly paid her for her daughter's services are all in the Warren County Jail.

POLICE: 3 OKLAHOMA TEENS KILLED AUSSIE STUDENT, "JUST BECAUSE"
Christopher Lane, who's from Australia, was gunned down in Duncan, OK, while he was out jogging last week. The motive? Police say the three teenagers said they had nothing better to do.

DO YOU KNOW THIS CROOK?
CLEAR SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS OF SERIAL BURGLAR
Metro police are hoping you'll check out a surveillance photo of a serial burglar, and call them if you know the guy. Cops suspect him of breaking into at least 15 south Nashville businesses over the past few weeks. 

DEMI LOVATO HEADING TO 'GLEE'
"Glee" has enlisted pop star Demi Lovato for its upcoming fifth season. "The Hollywood Reporter" says Demi will play a character named Dani. She's a struggling artist who befriends Lea Michele's character in New York City. Lovato is expected to have a significant arc that will include several musical numbers over a reported six episodes. She'll also have scenes with Adam Lambert, whose character has yet to be revealed. Demi's first episode on "Glee" is set to air on October 3rd. It marks her first acting gig since 2011. She'll also be returning to Fox this fall in her role as a judge on "The X Factor."

CHUBBY CHECKER CAN SUE
A judge has ruled that Chubby Checker, famous for the Twist dance style, can sue HP over a male "genital-measuring" app, that they named after him. 

NEW YORK VOTED RUDEST, MOST ARROGANT STATE
New York has been voted the rudest and most arrogant state in America, according to a new poll conducted by Survey Monkey for "Business Insider." ( The survey also found that New York is home to the best food in the country and has the best sports fans.)  California was voted the "craziest" and most overrated state, but.. also the state with the hottest residents. When asked which state they'd like to see get kicked out of America, most people said Texas. Here in the south, Georgia was voted "nicest state." Tennessee got some votes but was a few spots down on that one. Louisiana was voted the "drunkest" state, while Mississippi and Alabama were voted the "dumbest" and "ugliest."  YIKES! 

MANUEL OPENS LOWER-END CLOTHING STORE ON BROADWAY
 World-famous fashion designer Manuel is onto his next venture. He's launching a new clothing line that is more affordable to the general public. Manuel's bringing his famous name and expertise to 800 Broadway where his new boutique just opened days ago. Manuel has a long list of celebrity clients including actors, musicians, athletes, politicians, and worldwide figures. He's designed custom-made outfits for
everyone from Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Dolly Parton, to Michael Jackson, Kidd Rock, and former President Ronald Reagan. Manuel is originally from Mexico and spent a significant part of his career in Los Angeles before relocating to Nashville. He's also the former son-in-law of the man who created the so-called "Nudie" suits, rhinestone covered creations worn a lot by the older country artists. www.manuelcouture.com

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO VOTE ON RESOLUTION FOR SAN DIEGO MAYOR TO RESIGN
The Democratic National Committee votes on a resolution this week urging San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign. More than a dozen women have accused Filner of sexual harassment. He admits it, but says he's not resigning.

ZOO CLOSED FOR DISGUISING DOG AS LION, OTHER FAKES
A zoo in central China has been closed after visitors were outraged to discover its lion was really a bushy and barking Tibetan mastiff. The dog was not the only fake at People's Park Zoo in the city of Luohe, which tried to pass off other common mammals and rodents as a leopard and snakes. The Zoo has been closed for "rectification," whatever that means. Animal rights activists have criticized Chinese zoos for their record of poor conditions and other abuses. 

TENTS GOING UP ON THE NATIONAL MALL
Tents are going up on the National Mall for events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.  Other preparations include police assignments.  Meanwhile, those who fought for civil rights are looking forward to celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.