Wednesday, November 13, 2013

TRACKING DEVICE FOUND ON CAR LINKED TO WYNONNA AND ASHLEY JUDD
An investigation is underway in Franklin after a GPS tracking device discovered on a car was linked to superstar sisters Wynonna and Ashley Judd.
A teenager reportedly brought the car in and asked mechanics to check it for tracking devices, and one was found on the car's undercarriage. Cops have it now, though they haven't said how the Judd sisters are linked to the device.

STATE AUDIT FINDS SCHOOL KIDS AT RISK, ON UN-INSPECTED BUSES
A state audit has found school children have been at risk at least the past couple of years ... as the Tennessee Highway Patrol not only did not inspect all school buses and child care vehicles once a year as required by state law, but they didn't even have a reliable process in place for the inspections.
It is illegal for a school system to operate a bus that the THP has not inspected. Now the THP department responsible, says it's putting a process in place to keep records of fleet maintenance, and send reminders when they're due.

EATING WHILE DRIVING INCREASES CRASH CHANCES BY 80%
As you get that breakfast to go this morning, keep in mind the new study that claims if you eat while driving, you're nearly DOUBLING your chances having or causing an accident.

NASHVILLE RESCUE MISSION NEEDS TURKEYS
The Nashville Rescue Mission still needs turkeys for its annual Thanksgiving feed in two weeks. They're asking for donations to be dropped off at the mission by Friday.

GOOGLE EARTH SHOWS OUR CHURCH LOOKS LIKE 'WHAT?!' FROM THE AIR?
Google Earth has made some pretty interesting finds. An Oprah Winfrey Corn maze, crop circles. Now a church in Illinois finds out that the GoogleEarth view of their church -- the view from above-- looks remarkably like a giant, male private body part. At least church officials have a sense of humor about it. They've posted a Facebook message that says, "Giant Fig leaf coming soon." You can see the Google Earth view at the link above. It's the Christian Science Church, Dixon, Illinois.

PHILIPPINES TYPHOON LATEST
The death toll is less than anticipated, but still horrific... with more than 18-hundred confirmed killed by one of the most powerful typhoons ever to hit the Philippines. There are still people missing, and close to 600-thousand people homeless, searching for food, shelter, clean water.

MORE MEN COOKING OR HELPING WITH THANKSGIVING MEAL
When it comes to cooking that meal at the house, Butterball Turkey experts now say one in four of their calls to the Turkey Talk line are men. And a survey earlier this year found nearly half of men claim they either cook the Thanksgiving meal, or they at least "help." 

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT EMPLOYEES WORKING ON THANKSGIVING?
What do you think: will you shop on Thanksgiving? Some people say it's not fair to store employees. But an Ohio lawmaker says this might ease the pain: he's proposing a law to make stores pay workers TRIPLE pay to those who work on Thanksgiving or the first 12 hours of Black Friday.

GAGA'S INSPIRATIONAL SPEECH
At Glamour’s annual Women of the Year Awards this week, Lady Gaga, the woman who's a living testament to the fact that it's okay to be different:
gave one of the coolest speeches.  You can see it here.

NASHVILLE RESCUE MISSION STILL NEEDS DONATIONS FOR THANKSGIVING MEALS
Thanksgiving is two weeks from tomorrow. And the Nashville Rescue Mission still needs turkeys for its annual Thanksgiving feed. They're asking for donations to be dropped off at the mission by Friday.

TYPHOON FOLLOW UP
People who survived Super Typhoon Haiyan are growing desperate, with more than 600 thousand people still homeless. U.S. Marines and Navy sailors are helping, but they're finding it difficult to reach some of the hardest hit areas. 

MASSIVE FIRE DESTROYS 16 APARTMENTS NEAR NASHVILLE SHORES
An early morning fire today has burned 16 apartments at the Arbours of Hermitage complex, near the corner of Old Hickory Blvd and Bell Road. No injuries, but a lot of people who lost all they owned.

SOBRO-GULCH BRIDGE PLANS UNVEILED TODAY
Plans for a proposed pedestrian bridge between SoBro and the Gulch will be unveiled today. The bridge will connect Pine Street to Tenth Avenue South so you can just zip across from one neighborhood to the other. 

ARENA FOOTBALL RETURNING TO NASHVILLE
Nashville is getting another Arena football team starting in March when the Nashville Venom open their season. (The first home game is April 5th at  Municipal Auditorium.)  The last time we had Arena Football was with the Nashville Kats... back in 2007. 

DOG FOOD RECALL EXPANDED TO TENNESSEE
If you give your dog Bailey's Choice treats... you need to know that the recall of teriyaki chicken treats has been expanded to include Tennessee.

ZAC EFRON BREAKS JAW
http://www.tmz.com/2013/11/12/zac-efron-breaks-jaw-cocaine-drugs
26-year-old Zac Efron is said to be recovering after a serious accident at his house in Los Angeles. Efron says he slipped on a puddle of water, cut himself so badly he needed stitches and broke his jaw! It's wired shut to heal. Zac has been in rehab twice this year for alleged cocaine abuse, but the former High School Musical star says he's been clean since then.

NEW ALARM CLOCK EMPHASIZES ALARM WITH PERSONAL FACTS
You have a hard time waking up? Wonder if this would work? What if your clock went off in the morning, and you looked over and saw on that LED screen... things like, How much money you have in the bank, or even your life expectancy? You decide what'll scare you awake, and it'll display it. It's called an ALARM clock... with the emphasis on ALARM, and it'll be ready to ship in January.

THIEVES STEAL CHILD'S WHEELCHAIR
In Cleveland, like most fourth-grade boys, Stephen Gibson loves to play basketball and computer games, and has been known to bust a move or two. But Stephen also has cerebral palsy and scoliosis, which means he spends his days in a customized wheel chair -- fit just to the 9-year-old's size and in his favorite color, green. But, his chair was STOLEN over the weekend. The family was headed to church when they discovered their garage had been ransacked and the refrigerator and freezer that had just been stocked with groceries, including hams for Thanksgiving and Christmas were all gone. The culprits apparently needed a way to cart their feast away, so they stole the wheelchair from the back of the van to carry their stolen goods.  (Huffington Post)