FORMER TITANS KICKER ROB BIRONAS DIES IN CAR CRASH
It's a sad day for Friends and fans of former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas. The 36-year-old crashed his car late Saturday night on Battery Lane in south Nashville, and was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was reportedly just a mile away from home. Metro Police say he was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control on a curve, leaving the road, hitting some trees and landing upside down. A tweet from his Twitter account confirmed his death this weekend and asked for privacy and prayers.
ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING AT VANDY SUNDAY MORNING
There's been a reported attempted kidnapping on the Vanderbilt University campus early Sunday morning. An alert went out to students and staff...about a man who reportedly jumped out of a van, tackled a woman and tried to force her into his car. She fought back and was able to get away.
He is described as a white male between 35 and 40 years old. He was wearing a dirty white t-shirt, dark shorts and dark shoes. His vehicle is described as an older white van with a black stripe on both sides.
FALL ARRIVES TONIGHT. TOMORROW FIRST FULL DAY
Fall starts tonight, 9:29 p.m. local time, which means tomorrow is the first FULL day of Autumn.
WILDFIRE IN CALIFORNIA THREATENS 21-THOUSAND HOMES
Say a little prayer for the folks in California today as that huge wildfire in California's Sierra Nevada continues to rage on, and is causing massive damages. The King Fire is now 82 thousand acres, it's caused three-thousand people to be evacuated, and 21-thousand homes west of Lake Tahoe are at risk.
There's a food recall you need to know about: Giant Food is recalling theater box M&Ms because the candies contain peanut butter, that's not listed on the box
STUDY: TO WORK BETTER, WORK, THEN BREAK
You are going to LOVE this! A new study says you MUST take a break, every hour at work, to be your most productive. It's called the 100% dedication theory, where while you're working, you focus COMPLETELY on working, getting things done, marking off that list, but then, you take a break and do no work! Not even taking a peek at email or Facebook. You can chat, do some stretches or walk around, even power nap, but then, back to work, and no goofing off.
Turns out that'll put you into your most productive mode, and you're supposed to enjoy your job more. The recommended times are 52/17. Fifty two minutes of work, 17 minutes of break time, but 50/10 will work, too.
SECRET SERVICE UPPING SECURITY AFTER TWO INCIDENTS
The Secret Service has more officers patrolling the White House grounds, after a man hopped a fence and ran into the executive mansion. And this was just one of TWO security incidents at the White House this weekend. They're also considering ways to keep people farther away from the grounds. The President and family were not at the White House when the guy got in.
KIDS OF MORE EDUCATED PARENTS LIKELY TO EAT BETTER
Researchers have found a link between the education of parents and the eating habits of their children. Scientists say children of college-educated parents are more likely to eat vegetables and drink considerably fewer sugary beverages.
ON YOUR TV: FALL PREMIERES TONIGHT, AND MORE COMICS OKAYED
CBS has given the greenlight to a Supergirl series. She's the cousin of Superman. There are a TON of comic book series on the air this season... including Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Gotham and iZombie and Agents of Shield, and Titans and Lucifer are in development.
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS INCLUDE:
Draco Malfoy turns 27 today -- or Actor Tom Felton for non-Harry Potter Fans.
Chachi Birthday to actor Scott Baio.. he's 54 today.
This is National Singles Week -- and it's National Dog Week, though as far as I know they're not related.
ON YOUR TV
Some strong Fall premieres tonight... The black list is back tonight
Gotham premieres... the Voice.. is back.. How to Get Away with Murder starts... and Big Bang Theory back tonight... on a new night... this is the million season... where their raises kick in..
700-YEAR-OLD SKELETONS FOUND HOLDING HANDS
Awwww. this is so sweet, and sad, and creepy... and just in time for the approach of Halloween. Archaeologists in England have been digging around at an old burial site and found two skeletons, buried 700 years ago, still holding hands.