Wednesday December 19, 2012
Gas Masks and Survival Gear Sales Brisk
The End of The World fears for Dec 21 have Friedman's Army Navy Store busy. They’ve run out of gas masks, first aid kits and are low on ready to eat meals. Frank Friedman says despite Mayan predictions he feels pretty sure that he’ll be fine on Saturday, but if you are worried for about $200 they can provide you some peace of mind with and end of the world survival kits in a backpack.
Package Prompting Evacuation Turns Out to Be Harmless
A suspicious package that prompted an evacuation of Regions bank in lavergne late yesterday proved harmless, but it did provide practice in taking notice and reporting items that are out of the ordinary or out of place said officials.
Cool Springs Shoplifting Arrests
In the 26 days since Black Friday, the Franklin police have arrested 55 alleged shoplifters at Cool Springs Galleria in a concerted undercover effort to provide a safe place to shop. Since the operation began some $20,000 of merchandise has been recovered.
Comfort Dogs Heal in Newtown
Lutheran Church charities brought in a very special team of golden retriever ‘comfort’dogs yes terdayto help the children and adults of Newtown. The prayer team is standing by for ministry but grief stricken children and adults approach the dogs first. Soon they can smile, cry and begin to process. The team was present in Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath and Joplin. According to one handler – sometimes with this much pain – you need a bridge and these dogs are just that to Sandy Hook.
Son Gives Mom The Gift of Life
Talk about the ultimate Christmas gift! 19 yr old Noah Harrison of Nashville is donating a kidney to his mother, and giving her a new chance at life. He says "She has always been there for me, she's always given things and been there helping to support us, even when she doesn't have it, she's always there for us.” Mother and son are at Vanderbilt.
Man Arrested For Impersonating Police Officer
A Clarksville man is under arrest for allegedly impersonating a police officer. A woman told police Derek Miller was driving a Chevy Impala with lights flashing when he pulled her over. He was not dressed like and officer and became very nervous when she handed him her license and handgun carry permit.
Sumner Food Bank Gives 50,000 Pounds of Food
The Sumner County Food Bank is had a food giveaway yesterday distributing over 50,000 pounds of food. People started lining up overnight and by morning over one hundred people were in line. But the event didn’t just draw people in need – it drew lots of good Samaritans who saw the line and were moved to stop and make a donation. For their Thanksgiving event, the food bank handed out over 42,000 pounds of food.
Man Banned For Offensive T-shirt
A Murfreesboro man was banned for refusing to change his offensive t-shirt and causing a disturbance at Stones River Mall this wknd and charged with criminal trespassing.
Rutherford Schools Face Health Scare
A Rockvale Middle School Student has been diagnosed with a case of viral meningitis, which settles in the body much like a cold virus. Concerned parents can contact the Rutherford County Health Services Department with questions.
Gun Sales In TN Break Records
Gun sales over the wknd set records in TN. TBI reported running nearly 10,000 background checks for gun purchases between Friday and Sunday. The actual number of guns sold could be much higher since a customer can buy multiple weapons at a time.
Red Cross Holiday Blood Drive
The Red Cross needs blood this time of year and If you give the gift of life during the holiday you could win a tablet, a $1000 American Express gift card or other prizes. Stop by daily until 6:15pm at the Nashville Donor Blood Center on Charlotte Avenue.
Cheatham Dog Raid Update
An update on one of the largest dog fighting raids that took place in Cheatham County a few weeks ago netting some 70 dogs (mostly pitbulls) many on the brink of starvation. Today thanks to some faithful volunteers all but 25 have been placed with rescue groups and foster homes. And the rest are continuing on the road to recovery. No arrests have been made but the investigation continues.