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Monday, July 14, 2014

SEVERE STORMS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON/EVENING 
www.wkrn.com/weather
Keep in mind that there may be some severe storms this evening and tonight, so get stuff anchored down if you can when you get home. There's a cold front moving in and bringing the chance of heavy rain, flooding, damaging winds.

 

ONE CHILD INJURED, ANOTHER KILLED WITH SUMMERTIME EQUIPMENT 
Every summer, because we're outside more, there are more chances for us to get hurt.
In Sumner County, a 5-year-old girl has lost her leg from the knee down after she crashed the all terrain vehicle into a fence. Neighrors say she often rides around in a field next to her grandparents' house.

And a 14-year-old girl was killed in a jet ski accident on Boone Lake this weekend when someone ran into the jet ski she was driving.  There've been at least ten deaths on Tennessee waterways so far this year.

GOT A RASH? iPAD, OTHER DEVICES MIGHT BE THE CAUSE
http://www.pediatrics.org
This is so sad:  you might actually be allergic to your electronic device! Turns out some IPads and other electronic devices contain nickel, and some people are REALLY allergic! Doctors discovered this when an 11 year old developed a rash that kept spreading and wasn't responding to treatment. Turns out the kid had a nickel allergy and used his little iPad every day, which just kept making it worse. A doctors' group put that information out to help other doctors who may run across mysteriuos rashes.

FUNERAL TODAY FOR JOHN SEIGENTHALER
The funeral is today for journalist and Tennessean John Seigenthaler who passed away last week at the age of 86. Seigenthaler was an editor, publisher and chairman of  "The Tennessean," a founding editorial director of "USA Today" and founder of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt.

DANGEROUS TN. RAILROAD CROSSING GETS SAFETY UPGRADES
After a bunch of injuries ( at least six people just this year ) at the railroad crossing at McCrory Lane and Highway 70, TDOT says it's going to add a traffic signal, turn lanes and crossing arms there.

NEW KRISPY KREME ITEMS?
There's a new big boss at Krispy Kreme, and he's talking big changes. Expansion into things like sandwiches, candies, ice creams, cereal and cake mixes.

STACY KIEBLER SAYS PREGNANCY NOT THE TIME TO BINGE EAT
34 year old Stacy Keibler is pregnant with her first child. But, she's dishing out some advice to other moms to be. Stacy says she hasn't had any crazy food cravings and that pregnancy is not a time to have an excuse to eat donuts."  She says she's eating healthier than ever, to build a healthy foundation for her baby.

ISRAEL SAYS IRAN IS MAKING NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Israel's prime minister says the U.S. needs to know that Iran IS making nuclear weapons, and claims that Iran is developing large, underground nuclear facilities, but that they're fooling everyone into thinking they're not a threat.

LIGHTNING STRIKE KILLS TWO IN COLORADO
Two people were killed by lightning strikes in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park... both out of state visitors.

SAMSUNG CALLS TIME OUT ON DOING BUSINESS WITH CHINESE SUPPLIER
Samsung is putting itself in time out from doing business with one of its Chinese suppliers accused of hiring child workers. The company says it may stop doing business with the factory alltogether. (Many factories have a minimum working age of 16, but allegations are that kids younger than that are given fake ids so they can work. )

KERRI STRUG HAS SECOND BABY
Former Olympic medal winner, gymnast Kerri Strug gave birth to her second child last week, daughter Alayna. Mom and daughter and family are all doing fine.

DANIEL RADCLIFFE GOING TO REHAB TO QUIT SMOKING
Former Harry Potter Star Daniel Radcliffe says he's going to rehab to quit smoking. And, he's commented on the fact that Potter creator J K Rowling has written a follow up story about Harry, as an adult. He says he will NOT return for any movies that come out of it.

COLIN FARRELL REPORTEDLY IN TALKS TO STAR IN TRUE DETECTIVE
HBO's True Detective got the network and its stars, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, lots of emmy nomations. Nex time, they start a different story with different stars. Colin Farrell is in talks to star in the second season.

GROOMSMAN DOES THE SPLIT
Okay, would you think this is the best, or worst, photo ever? There's a wedding photo that's gone viral, of a wedding party, where one of the groomsmen jumped into the air, and did a split! And, so did his pants.

TRACY MORGAN
Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehab center after a car crash June 7th.. and he and several others who were hurt in the crash are suing Walmart, since it was a Walmart truck driver who was found to be at fault in the fatal crash.

CHRISTOPHER WALKEN TO PLAY PETER PAN IN MUSICAL THIS FALL
Christopher Walken has been signed on to play the villainous Captain Hook for their live rendition of the Peter Pan musical on NBC this Fall.

PARAMORE CONCERT INTERRUPTED BY SKUNK
Paramore, a band from Franklin, Tennessee, had a very stinky incident at a concert out on the road. While performing at the Banbury Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio, lead singer Hayley Williams and the rest of the band had just started performing their ballad hit, 'The Only Exception,' when Hayley noticed some commotion happening in the mosh pit.
"Do you guys want me to stop?" she asked the crowd up front. "Let's just pause. Is everybody OK down there? Good? Not good? We'll just hold on until everything gets cool."
It appeared that Williams herself had no idea what was going on until a fan shouted at her that a skunk was amongst them.
She then addressed the crowd, "Apparently, it's just a skunk that's down down there, spraying all of you with its love and generosity" she said to a crowd of laughs. "That's never happened before!"
Williams seem to take the interruption with good humor, and as soon as the incident calmed down in the pit, the band started the song over again.
"This goes out to you guys. I think you smell beautiful, no matter how you smell! And that's unconditional love right there."

GLEE FINAL SEASON WILL BE 13 EPISODES
The 6th and final season of Glee will be 13 episodes, with most of them taking place at McKinley High School.

STRAY DOG WON'T BE ADOPTED BY DOLLY PARTON
The stray dog found wandering around after a Dolly Parton concert at the Glastonbury Festival in London is back with its owner. Dolly Parton had said if it wasn't reunited with its people family, she would adopt it, and we had fun calling it Doggy Parton. But, it's back with its family. 

ODD PET NAMES
Speaking of great pet names, if you're getting a new pet this summer, got some ideas for you from a Pet insurance company, that's put togehter a list of bizarre dog and cat names from those they insure. Includes, for dogs: Chew Barka, Spark Pug, Stinker Belle, and Nigel Nosewhistle, and for kitties: Pico de Gato, Dingleberry, and Kitty Gaga.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

GOVERNORS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY MEET IN NASHVILLE THIS WEEKEND
Before you head into downtown Nashville and wonder, "What in the world is going on?" Here's what's happening. There's a lot of extra security around, and a lot of out of state visitors, as Governors from all across the country, as well as Vice President Joe Biden, are here in Nashville for the National Governors Association summer meeting. It's a four-day event where the state leaders share ideas and best practices about issues from Medicaid to Homeland Security. Biden speaks to the group today.

Thursday, July10.2014

OBAMA SAYS MOST REFUGEE/IMMIGRANT CHILDREN WON'T GET TO STAY
President Obama says most of the unaccompanied migrant children crossing the southwest border will not be able to stay in the U.S. Obama made the comments after talking with the Texas Governor and other local leaders there about the surge of unaccompanied minors across the border.

MAN ADMITS TO STEALING MEAT FROM WALMART
How bad do you have to be to get banned from Walmart...  worldwide!? You gotta be this guy.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

JOB FAIR TODAY IN MBORO
There's a job fair today in the 'Boro to help fill more than 500 general warehouse positions. It's 9 to noon, at the Goodwill Career center on Memorial Boulevard.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

STRONG STORMS, DAMAGING WIND POSSIBLE
Some people can feel it when the weather changes, with aches and pains, with headaches, sinus pressure, and I'll bet today is a doozy for them. We have the chance for strong storms this afternoon and tonight, with potentially damaging winds and maybe some flooding from the heavy rainfall. Just be ready.

SLEEP DEPRIVATION CAN LEAD TO SCHIZOPHRENIA SYMPTOMS 
Lack of sleep can lead to symptoms similar to schizophrenia, complete with auditory and visual hallucinations.

Monday, July 7, 2014

POSSIBLY DAMAGING STORMS HIT TUESDAY
Mainly dry today. Storms become widespread late Tuesday. Damaging winds and heavy rain are the main threats.

JET SKI ACCIDENT KILLS NASHVILLE MAN
The July Fourth weekend had some mishaps. A man drowned on Old Hickory Lake on Friday, after falling off a jet ski.

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