BINGE EATING AT THANKSGIVING
A nationally-known social worker says you can avoid binge-eating this Thanksgiving. Lisa Ferentz suggests eating when you're hungry and stopping when you're full, even if you have to walk away from platters of food.
Ferentz says people who binge eat are trying to numb or soothe themselves or to find ways to cope. If necessary, Ferentz says you should give yourself permission to avoid family gatherings that you know will set you up to overeat.
NASHVILLE RESCUE MISSION NEEDS TURKEYS
Please don't forget the Nashville Rescue Mission, if you're looking for something charitable to do this weekend?
They're feeding hundreds of people at the mission this Thanksgiving weekend, and they desperately need turkeys. You can drop it off at the center, or make a monetary donation online, so they can buy what they need.
Donations can be dropped off at the Missions' Donation Center at 616 Seventh Avenue South. The Donation Center is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
A $25 dollar contribution buys 1 turkey
TN DRUNK DRIVER KILLS CHILD PASSENGER
How are kids ending up in the car with someone who is a repeat offender for DUI, whose had his license revoked and has no insurance? It happened this weekend.
In Powell, Tennessee, in Knox county, 33 year old Steven Steelman Jr lost control of his car and crashed yesterday, and a child in the front passenger seat was killed. Another child was taken to the hospital. Steelman was arrested for suspicion of DUI, and charged with vehicular homicide, third offense DUI and driving on a revoked license.
PEEPING TOM ARRESTED IN WEST NASHVILLE
A peeping tom has been arrested in West Nashville, and charged with standing on trash cans to look into windows at a young woman on Thunderbird Drive. A father says he caught 30 year old Sonny Pruitt, looking in at his daughter, after she told him she'd heard a noise outside. Pruitt was caught a little later and charged. The father has called police several times before to report someone trying to look into his daughter's window, but this time he got caught. Sonny Pruitt was charged with invasion of privacy.
CAR CRASHES IN EAST NASHVILLE
And over on the other side of town, East Nashville, a couple hundred people have been without electricity this morning, after a driver apparently fell asleep behind the wheel, slammed her car into a power pole, causing it to fall, and another one to snap. She's okay, but workers have been cleaning up for hours, and are trying to get things back online.
CYBER SECURITY THREAT
Experts say they've discovered a "groundbreaking" cyber-security threat that seems to have been designed by a government, that's been hiding in computers for as long as six years. The announcement came Sunday from Symantec, the firm that produces Norton Antivirus.
NINE YEAR OLD RIDES BIKE ACROSS COUNTRY FOR CHARITY
This is cool: a nine-year-old boy just finished a cross-country bicycle ride, to raise money for a children's cancer charity. His family went with him, but he made it. 27-hundred-miles on that bike. Little CJ Burford. I hope he's sitting on a pillow somewhere feeling good about what he's done.
TITANS LOSE TO PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
The Titans lost this weekend, 43-24 to the Philadelphia Eagles. This was the Titans' fifth consecutive loss. They play this weekend, Nov 30th, against the Houston, Texans.
ST. LOUIS GRAND JURY STILL DELIBERATING
Deliberations continue today for the St. Louis grand jury that'll decide whether to indict a police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Police and law enforcement are on standby in case violence breaks out.
WASHINGTON DC MAYOR DIES
The former mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, has died. The 78-year-old Barry died early yesterday. He did prison time for a cocaine conviction in the 1990s, and then was re-elected!
But Barry's legacy started here in Nashville at Fisk University, where he organized the city's sit-in movement to end racial segregation. Then, after getting his master's degree, he formed the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and later became its first national chairman.
VIETNAM VETS ASK FOR MORE STUDY ON AGENT ORANGE
Vietnam War veterans are calling on the government to do more research on the long-term impacts of exposure to Agent Orange. During a landmark weekend meeting at a Portland, Oregon Veterans Affairs hospital, about 130 veterans showed up to voice their concerns.
"DWTS" TWO-NIGHT FINALE KICKS OFF TONIGHT
On your TV, "Dancing With The Stars" crowns a WINNER this week, so tonight, there'll be some serious dancing from the four finalists: sitcom actor Alfonso Ribeiro, "Duck Dynasty's" Sadie Robertson, YouTube star Bethany Mota and "Pretty Little Liars" actress Janel Parrish. Tomorrow night is the live, season finale, with lots of special guests, including Jennifer Hudson, Meghan Trainor and Nick Jonas.
U.S. MORE PRESENCE IN AFGHANISTAN
The new year could see the U.S. playing a larger-than-planned combat role in Afghanistan. The "New York Times" is reporting that President Obama signed an order authorizing a direct combat role for American troops next year.... including airstrikes and combat missions on the ground.
COSBY NOT SPEAKING ABOUT ALLEGATIONS
Bill Cosby is still not talking about the numerous allegations of sexual assault going back more than 40 years. Instead, the 77-year-old spoke before a sold out show in Florida over the weekend, and said he shouldn't have to answer to innuendos.
WHO'LL BE SHOPPING ON BLACK FRIDAY
No word on what this will mean for retailers, but a new poll shows more than half of Americans saying they won't go out shopping the day after Thanksgiving. About one in three people, however, say they will.
MAILMAN CAUGHT DELIVERING METH
A mailman in Texas is facing felony charges, because along with the mail, he was making home deliveries of meth. He and his wife were arrested. shes the postmaster of their small cojmmunity.