LEWIS COUNTY TEACHER IN TROUBLE
No matter how unruly the kids are in kindergarten class, you may NOT tie them to chairs. A Lewis County teacher has been disciplined for tying a 5 year old to a chair with a piece of twine earlier this month. The school says that is NOT how they do it. (Sometimes they use a sock filled with beans, or a ribbon, that they place in a child's lap and tell the kid to sit still and keep it there, but no twine and no tying.) The little girl is okay, and the teacher was reprimanded.
METRO UTILITY BILL ASSISTANCE AVAIL TILL END OF MONTH
The Metro Action Commission says it still has money available for people who need help paying their utility bills.. it's a fund set up to keep the electricity on because the heat or cold can be deadly for children and older people, whose bodies don't regulate as well. But the deadline is the end of this month... You can call Metro Action Commission or just google them if you need more information.
FRANKLIN LAUNCHES COMPREHENSIVE TRAFFIC STUDY
Franklin, Tennessee is one of the country's fastest-growing cities, so city officials are launching a new 18 month traffic study to ease congestion and plan for the future.
HEART DISEASE MAY INCREASE ALZHEIMER'S RISK
The Alzheimer's Association says an unhealthy heart may lead to Alzheimer's, diabetes and smoking, obesity and low physical activity seem to play a part.
SNIFFING OUT A MATE: WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
You've heard, for years, about how important the sense of smell is in choosing a mate... and now, scientists say ONE of the things we're looking for in our compatibility sniff tests... is POLITICAL preferences. They did a study and found people were more attracted to the smell of someone who had the same liberal or conservative stance that they did.
AUSTRALIAN PIZZA HUT FREE OFFER SHUT DOWN
A Pizza Hut restaurant manager in Australia got into some trouble for his 'genius' idea for an ad campaign for the store! They put a sign in the window that said, "Buy 10 large pizzas and get one free small hamster!" Pizza Hut Corporation said, "No," and has been apologizing to everybody for about a week. They say no animals were given away during the extremely short, completely inappropriate promotion.
CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK:FREE SAFETY SEAT CHECKS
This is Child Passenger Safety Week, so safety experts are reminding us that car crashes are a leading cause of death for children under 13. And many of those deaths could be prevented if the kids were in the right safety seat, were fastened in correctly or the seat were fastened in right. Instead of ASSUming yours is okay, why not let an expert check it out for you, for free. The Franklin Fire and Police are holding two safety seat checkup events, one Friday and one Saturday, and if you can't go then, you can just call them and make an appointment.
NETFLIX IS FINALLY LETTING YOU DELETE YOUR VIEWING HISTORY
If you're sharing a Netflix account with someone, now you can delete your viewing history. You couldn't, before, so the kids could get in and wonder why mommy and daddy had been watching... whatever they'd been watching. Netflix says you can now just go to Viewing Activity and click the X next to the offending title, and no one will ever know about your secret love for muppet movies. You can still set up a special sign in for the kids so they can't get in and watch something inappropriate.
SURGE COMES BACK, SELLS OUT
That 90's soda, "Surge" -- that fanatics petitioned Coca Cola to bring back - came back, online only, went on sale, and sold out, on Amazon.com
MACYS AND BLOOMINGDALES
And while you're buying stuff online, you should know that Macy's and Bloomingdale's say they're going to start offering same day delivery.
METRO TEACHER, HUSBAND, FACE DRUG CHARGES
A first grade Metro teacher and her husband have been arrested on drug charges. 36-year-old Lynn Brice teaches at Cole Elementary. Police got a tip that she and hubby were expecting a drug delivery, so cops were waiting at the couple's house in Antioch when the 15 pounds of pot arrived.
UNISURED HEALTHCARE RATES FALL
Fewer Americans are going without healthcare coverage. New figures from the CDC show the lowest number of uninsured Americans in nearly twenty years.
HEALTH: BLOOD TYPE PREDICT DEMENTIA
What's your blood type? Researchers say they're finding that people with AB blood could be as much as 80% MORE lilkely to develop memory loss and dementia as they get older.
U.S. WAISTLINES KEEP EXPANDING: THE AVERAGE IS:
And while you could probably have guessed this, it's official: Americans' waistlines are getting bigger. The CDC says the average American has a waistline of almost 39 inches. (The good news is that our body mass index, or height-to-weight ratios, have stablized. Extra belly fat is linked to higher risk of heart disease, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, and diabetes.)
SLEEPWALKING KID GETS THREE MILES AWAY
A four year old girl in Norway went sleepwalking the other night; got up, put on her little boots and walked for three miles, till someone found her and called police. She's okay, but I'm betting the parents are putting in one of those top-of-the-door locks.
JOAN RIVERS LATEST
Here's some celebrity stuff: First, some just apalling new details about Joan Rivers. CNN reports that Rivers went into cardiac arrest while her personal doctor was performing a biopsy on her vocal chords without her consent. Rivers passed away a week later. This is the same doctor who took a selfie in the procedure room with Rivers while she was under anesthesia.
TOBY KEITH FANS WANT REFUND FOR 'DRUNK' SHOW
Toby Keith fans are still upset over a concert this weekend where he was too drunk to perform and kept forgetting the words to his songs. His fans and former fans want their money back. The internet blew up with tweets like, "Hashtag Go Home Toby You're Drunk "
Singer Cat Stevens has announced his first concert tour since 1978.
Star Trek star George Takei has had a procedure to remove a cancerous growth from his face. He's doing fine.
And Lolo Jones is the first to go on Dancing with the Stars.