Friday, August 15, 2014

I-65 AT PEYTONSVILLE ROAD
There's still a huge mess on I-65 in Williamson County, where a tanker truck hit a pillar and exploded.

ROBIN WILLIAMS
There's more news out about Robin Williams... his wife now says he had NOT fallen off the wagon, he was sober, but he was struggling with depression, anxiety... and had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

MICHAEL J. FOX STUNNED BY WILLIAMS' PARKINSON'S DIAGNOSIS
Actor Michael J. Fox, who was diagnosed with the incurable condition in 1991, said he was stunned to learn that Williams had Parkinson's, and mentioned that Robin had helped with support and fundraising for Fox's Foundation for Parkinson's Research in the past few years.

TWITTER CRACKING DOWN ON BULLIES AFTER ZELDA WILLIAMS QUITS 
And Twitter says it's cracking down on bullies after Robin Williams' grieving daughter Zelda Williams quit Twitter on Wednesday,... because of hate-filled tweets about her dead father.

WATCH FOR CONCUSSIONS
As school, and sports, get back into full swing, doctors say parents and coaches need to be on the lookout for signs of concussion. They say you should educate yourself about what they are, and know that a recent survey found nearly half of kids lie about their injuries or hide them, so they can keep playing

SOUTH NASHVILLE LITTLE LEAGUE... IN WORLD SERIES TONIGHT
The South Nashville Little league is in the Little League World Series, again, and they play today. They have a Facebook Page, and lots of support from other local athletes.
You can leave your own shout out, or a word of encouragement for the kids, either on their page or at www.SupportSouthNashville.com  The game is 3:00 eastern time this afternoon, on ESPN.

NASHVILLE: DWTS' DEREK HOUGH TO GUEST STAR
Dancer Derek Hough will be doing a story arc in the upcoming season of Nashville. His episodes should air in October.

BURGER KING NIXES LOWER CALORIE SATISFRIES 
Burger King is getting rid of its lower-calorie french fries at most restaurants after less than a year.   "Satisfries,"  weren't as well received as Burger King had hoped. Instead, they're bringing more of what we said we really wanted, "Chicken Fries." So, "Low fat, " NO! "More fat? YES!"

LA-BASED BOOZE DELIVERY APP ADDS UNDERWEAR MODELS
And when you're partying and you run out of booze... wouldn't it be great to have it delivered? What about, if you're going to sleep over instead of driving impaired... and you didn't bring your toothbrush? There's a new service trying out in L.A. that delivers SLEEPOVER PACKS.. and I think it's genius. First, they will bring you more alcohol and mixers, but then, to keep you from leaving after drinkign it, they also deliver socks, tshirt, sunglasses a hangover drink and... clean underware. Oh, and did I mention the delivery is made by an UNDERWEAR model, in his or her underwear.
I don't know how much it costs, but I would  pay a million dollars.

OBAMA CALLING FOR CALM
President Obama is calling for calm in a St. Louis suburb where there's been vandalism, rioting and looting, after a black teenager was shot to death by a police officer last weekend.

DIABETES GROWING IN THE U.S.
A new study finds nearly half of the adult population in America will develop type two diabetes at some point in their lives, and it's just getting worse as more of us are overweight and obese, and as we live longer, and have more time for it to kick in.

FORD RECALL
There's another car recall. Ford is recalling more than 83-thousand Edge, Flex, Taurus and Lincolns from 2012 through this year. The problem could cause your car to slip out of gear while they're moving.

SOUND OF A TICKING CLOCK CAN SPEED UP PERSON'S BIOLOGICAL CLOCK
You know that so-called biological clock that women seem to have, that some people say they can feel as time runs out to reproduce. Well, it turns out the sound of an actual ticking clock can speed up your reproductive timing, making you want to have babies earlier. Men and women were asked when they wanted to marry and have kids, and the sound of a ticking clock influenced women's answers, possibly because it made them think about the passage of time.

16 YEAR-OLD DIES AFTER FALLING OFF CAR AT CANE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
A 16-year-old Cane Ridge High School student has died, after he and some other kids were clowning around on Monday in the school parking lot. Haljuer Hassan jumped onto another student's car, the 17-year-old driver hit the brakes and Hassan fell off, hitting his head... and the kid driving the car LEFT. He says he ran because other kids told him to. Hassan was taken off life support and died yesterday. So far no charges, though police are investigating.

METRO OFFICER RECOVERING AFTER CRASH IN GREEN HILLS
A Metro Nashville police officer is recovering this morning after crashing into a brick wall in Green Hills. The cop was trying to catch a speeder who he says was going 80 miles an hour, and the officer lost control of his car, as he tried to catch up. The officer hurt his leg, but is going to be okay.