Wednesday, July 16, 2014

METH LAB ARREST IN WILLIAMSON CO.  Eight people have been arrested for running a meth lab in Williamson County. The meth lab was found on Cool Springs road, south of 840. Five men and three women had to be decontaminated before they could be booked.

COFFEE AND ICE CREAM THIEF
Some people will do almost anything for coffee and ice cream.
And a local guy 48 year old Steven Chance, has been arrested for breaking into a business on Dickerson Pike, eating some ice cream and brewing a pot of coffee.  Workers showed up and saw the coffee brewing, then realized some ceiling tiles were out of place, and found Chance. He's been charged with burglary.

WARREN BUFFET GIVES 2.1 BILLION TO GATES FOUNDATION
This is so cool! Warren Buffett, the second-richest person in the U.S., has made his largest single charitable contribution so far, by giving $2.1 billion dollars to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The 83-year-old Buffett, and Bill Gates helped found the Giving Pledge, which asks billionaires to donate the majority of their wealth to charity... More than 120 have agreed to do so.

JUDGE SAYS POLICE CAN'T INTERFERE WITH SOMEONE PASSED OUT BEHIND WHEEL 
A judge has just ruled that if you're passed out behind the wheel of your car, police can not just open the door and take you into custody. The judge says that violates your Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures. (The District Attorney says that could be a problem if police need to help someone who's having a medical emergency.)

TEXAS SETS GOAL TO FINGERPRINT EVERYONE IN THE STATE
The Texas Department of Public Safety has started on a project to take the fingerprints of every person in the state. It's not really clear whether they can do that, legally, but they've bypassed all that legal stuff and have already started by collecting full sets of fingerprints on everyone who goes in to renew their driver license.

FLORIDA POLICE OFFICER
A Florida police department is under the scope today after three employees there were found to have ties to racist group Ku Klux Klan. One of the employees says, yes, she and her husband did join the KKK, but it was to infiltrate the group. 

HERO OF THE DAY: KEITH WILLIAMS
How's this for a turn of events? A 3-year-old boy helped save an ADULT trapped in a hot car! 68-year-old Bob King of Knoxville was in the car at church, waiting for his wife, but somehow got trapped IN the hot car, because without the key, the electric doors, windows and ac wouldn't work, and with his health he couldn't open the door manually.
Mr. King started banging on the car window and got the attention of a little 3 year old: Keith. He ran to the pastor and said, "Locked, hot, hot..." The pastor got the keys and opened the door. Mr. King literally fell out of the car, drenched in sweat. He's okay, and he and the little three year old even posed for a photo, afterwards.

PLAYGROUND AT MCFERRIN PARK SET ON FIRE BY VANDALS
If you live near McFerrin Park, where were your kids last night? Somebody vandalized McFerrin Park last night, setting it on fire, damaging part of the slide. And this comes just after someone burned the McGavock High School baseball team’s concession stand this weekend. Crimestoppers wants you to call if you have info on either crime. 74-CRIME.

HEALTH INSURANCE
Health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act is kind of a good news, bad news situation: the good news: 14 and-a-half million Americans have health insurance through the Affordable Care act... The bad news: five million of those HAD to, because they lost their old insurance because of the changes. 

BACTERIA CAN EVOLVE 'TIMERS' TO ELUDE ANTIBIOTICS
Drug-resistant bacteria has become a serious problem, so now researchers are trying to figure out what the bacteria are DOING to survive, and this latest is pretty amazing! Scientists say they've found some bacteria that can kind of set a "timer" and lie dormant  as they're being exposed to antibiotics, and then kick back in and start growing and multiplying.

CHILD DIES AT DAYCARE IN DONELSON
Metro police and the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services are both investigating...after an 8-month-old boy died at a daycare at a home in Donelson. The daycare is rated three-stars, the highest possible by the state, and foul play is not suspected. The daycare is inside a home off  Stewarts Ferry Pike.

NEW CHEAP LAPTOP
Just in time for the holidays -- Microsoft says it's releasing some 99 dollar laptops.

HOLLYWOOD HOT COUPLE
Guess who's a new Hollywood hot couple: 61-year-old Jeff Goldbum and 31-year-old actress Emilie Livingston. Thirty year age difference.

ELLIE GOULDING SAYS TAYLOR SWIFT IS GREAT FRIEND TELLING HER TO SUCK IT UP
Singer Ellie Goulding says she loves having superstars Katy Perry and Taylor swift as best friends. Ellie says when she's having issues, the other two keep her grounded and give her perspective, because they understand.
Speaking to Glamour UK, Ellie says, "We're friends because they understand the predicaments. They see what is and isn't real. I'm not anywhere near their level of fame, but if I say, 'Oh God, Taylor, this happened,' she'll be like, 'Girl, that's nothing.' [Like a] suck it up kind of thing!"

WOMAN SHOOTS HERSELF IN FACE WHILE 'MAKING  A POINT'
Note to self, do NOT use a shotgun to emphasize your argument. A Michigan woman is recovering after accidentally shooting herself during a  family argument. The 51-year-old told police she took out a shotgun during the dispute and was trying to make a point, and when she slammed the butt-end of the shotgun on the floor for emphasis, shot herself. She's expected to make a full recovery. Except for that intelligence thing... 

LINDSAY LOHAN GOES CLUBBING, FALLS DOWN
This story is going to make you so happy that you're not famous. Another celebrity had a tumble, and of course there was a photographer right there, ready to photo it and sell it. Lindsay Lohan fell down at a film premiere in Italy. She's okay. Lohan's friends are reportedly worried she'll get back into her addictive ways, however, since she's become a fixture at the nightclubs in London.She's staying there, now, while she co-stars in a play.

THOR IS FEMALE
Marvel has announced that Thor, Marvel's God of Thunder, will be a woman in the comics, starting this fall. A woman God of Thunder. I'm onboard with that.

TWO MORE SUPER MOONS ON THE WAY
And in case you haven't seen enough photos online of this month's supermoon, never fear, we have two more of them coming. (In August and September.) 

LUNAR EXPLORATION STARTED 45 YEARS AGO TODAY
It's 45-years to the day since mankind set out on one of its greatest adventures.  A Saturn Five rocket carrying the Apollo 11 crew of Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, and Neil Armstrong launched from Cape Canaveral, bound for the moon.  The mission fulfilled a promise made by President Kennedy in 1962 to send humans to the lunar surface and return them home safely. 

GEORGIA PARENTS/HOT CAR LATEST 
The attorney for the mother of a Georgia toddler who was killed after being left in a hot SUV says his client is being treated unfairly by the media.  Attorney Lawrence Zimmerman says Leanna Harris is living every parent's nightmare.  Police have claimed that Harris didn't act like a grieving mother and made some curious statements to her husband Justin Ross Harris.

ANOTHER SONG: WORD CRIMES, BY WEIRD AL
Weird Al Yankovic has released his "Blurred Lines" parody video, called "Word Crimes."
It is easily the most entertaining, catchiest song about poor Internet grammar and spelling you'll ever see.  The new video comes on the heels of Monday's hilarious spoof of "Happy" (called "Tacky").