Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MALAYSIAN AIRLINER LATEST
Malaysian officials are under fire for their handling of the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, including information gaps and contradictions about where the plane was last seen. Flight 370 went missing on Saturday with 239 people aboard. A massive international effort to find the plane and any possible survivors, is still underway.

WINTER STORM HITS NORTHEAST HARD, CHILLS US DOWN
I know a lot of us are grumbling about the cold snap coming in today, but let's put this in perspective: we're getting gusty winds and down into the 20s. People up on the Northeast coast could be plowing through more than a foot of snow by tomorrow or Friday. 

BOBO MURDER SUSPECT PLEADS NOT GUILTY
Zachary Adams, the man accused of kidnapping and killing Holly Bobo, has entered his plea. Not guilty. Officials put Adams into a bulletproof vest for his court date for formal charges yesterday in Decatur County. He was arrested last week, and is being held without bond. Bobo went missing in April of 2011.

CENTERVILLE WOMAN THINKS ZACHARY ADAMS KILLED
A Centerville woman who escaped a near abduction outside her home, thinks the man charged with kidnapping and killing Holly Bobo tried to kidnap HER months before the nursing student's disappearance. Heather Sullivan says it's frustrating because she feels if her sketch of the suspect had gotten more attention, maybe Adams wouldn't have been able to hurt Holly. Sullivan is, as Holly was, a young, pretty blonde woman. She says her attempted abductor ran when she dropped a lantern she was holding and the glass shattered.  You can see the police sketch at the link above.

MEGA MILLIONS UP TO 353 MILLION FOR FRIDAY NIGHT'S DRAWING
Mega Millions players are out of luck for now.  There were no winners in Tuesday's drawing, which means the lottery jackpot is now up to 353-million dollars for Friday night's drawing. (The cash option for Friday's drawing stands at 194-million.)

NEW MIGRAINE HELP APPROVED
And there's a new treatment option for people with Migraine headaches. After trying pills that are hard on the stomach, or just suffering for days, the FDA has approved the portable TENS device for marketing. It looks like a plastic headband that you wear across your forehead, the ends resting on your ears...  and the batteries deliver an electrical pulse to the nerve in your face and head known to be linked to migraines. There are some TENS portable devices already on sale, ranging from about 30 bucks to over 100 dollars.

UKRAINE MEETING AT WHITE HOUSE
Ukraine's new prime minister is meeting with President Obama at the White House today... trying to figure out a solution to the situation in Ukraine, and what role the U.S., and our tax dollars, will play in helping the people there. 

MALAYSIAN AIRLINER LATEST
Still no sign of that missing Malaysian airliner... but with every day that passes, the chance gets lower that there might still be survivors.

CANCER TO DETHRONE HEART DISEASE AS TOP KILLER
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., but not for long.  The American Society of Clinical Oncology reports that cancer will take the top spot for deaths in America by 2030. And many of the cancers will be caused by obesity. Like heart disease, we're eating ourselves to death, with many of the cancers that are now killing us, caused by obesity. There's a new study, in fact, that says being overweight increases your ovarian cancer risk. We already knew being overweight increased the risk of breast and other cancers.  Medical experts predict a 45-percent increase in cancer diagnoses in the next 16 years.  Last year there were nearly 600-thousand cancer-related deaths and more than a million new diagnoses.

PASSENGERS ASK FOR 5000 A MONTH FOR LIFE FOR CARNIVAL CRUISE FAIL
A group of passengers who were on a failed Carnival Corporation Cruise Fail are suing for damages, and asking for 5,000 dollars a month, for the rest of their lives. Some say the experience of limited water, noxious odors, extreme heat and human waste overflow they endured for five days when the electricity failed has given them lifetime emotional issues, like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety and depression, and one person says it even aggravated their hemorrhoids. Carnival originally offered reimbursement for the trip, transportation and other expenses, a free cruise and 500 bucks. We'll let you know how that turns out.

POLICE REMIND YOU TO FOLLOW SAFETY RULES WHEN MEETING STRANGER FOR ONLINE SALE, MEMPHIS MAN KILLED
Here's why you gotta be careful and REALLY follow all the safety rules when you're selling something online. A 21 year-old Memphis man was trying to sell his car on Craigslist, met the potential buyers at midnight, and they killed him and stole the car. Police say if you're meeting with a stranger, for ANY reason, you MUST do it in a public, well-lit area, to be safe.

MOVING WON'T STOP ALLERGIES
Whoa! This is a HUGE flip on our popular beliefs about allergies! We used to think if we have allergies, it's because of the LOCATION. But a new study from the National Institutes of Health finds that if you have allergies, you'll be allergic to whatever's in the environment, wherever you go. It's just that some places have more things to be allergic to. Like Nashville does.

U.S. UNINSURED RATE CONTINUES TO FALL
Five months after the flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the number of uninsured Americans is at its lowest point since 2008. Gallup says we're down to 15-point-nine percent of Americans who are uninsured.... and that although people with lower incomes are signing up at a faster rate, young people ARE buying coverage. That's what we need. It's income from healthy people who are NOT pulling the money out for benefits... that helps pay for the rest. 

11 YEAR OLD SPECIAL NEEDS GIRL HIT BY DRIVER, ON REVOKED LICENSE
An 11-year-old special needs girl is hospitalizewas hit by a car Tuesday afternoon in Lawrence County... when she ran into the road to get her ball. The child, who has Down Syndrome, was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center here in Nashville, and is in critical condition. The driver of the car,  45 year old James Warren, was driving on a revoked license. It had already been suspended a couple times in Nashville and Maury county, so the state finally took it from him. 

KIDS WHO SING, PLAY, STORY-TELL AND EAT WITH PARENTS MORE EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY
If you interact with your kids: play, sing, story-tell and eat meals together, a new study finds that'll help your kids have higher levels of social-emotional health.... and will make their whole LIFE better. It gives kids the ability to understand emotions, express empathy, demonstrate self-regulation and form positive relationships with others. And if you cant do all those things, they say even one, sing, story-tell, play, eat together - even ONE - increases the chances your child will be more socially and emotionally healthy.

MAN SPENDS NEARLY 30 YEARS ON DEATH ROW, FOR CRIME HE DIDN'T COMMIT
A man is free after spending nearly three decades on Louisiana's death row for murder.  Glenn Ford was released from the maximum security prison at Angola Tuesday night in light of new evidence.  He'd always denied having anything to do with the 1983 robbery and murder of jeweler Isadore Rozeman. 

MORE MALL FOOD PLACES FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY 
Restaurant chain Sbarro filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, citing falling foot traffic in malls that has led to dwindling pizza sales. This is Sbarro's second bankruptcy in three years. The company says it'll shut down 155 of its 400 restaurants and restructure its finances.
Fellow mall chain Hot Dog on a Stick filed for bankruptcy last month. Both have been hit hard by fewer people at malls and shopping centers these days, and fewer people taking a break there to eat.  Staples is going to close 225 stores and shift to more of a focus online.

MT. JULIET GOODWILL STORE ROBBED
Police in Mt. Juliet are looking for ooking for two people who robbed the Goodwill Store.  Investigators say the armed men walked into the store Tuesday night and demanded cash.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department.

METRO POLICE DEPARTMENT OPEN NEW CENTRAL PRECINCT DOWNTOWN
Metro Nashville Police have opened their new central precinct with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday. The building is across from the Music City Center and will serve the estimated 72-hundred people that live downtown, as well as the nearly 12-million tourists that visit the city each year.