Friday, Dec 9, 2011
NISSAN HIRING THIS WEEKEND
Nissan is filling 900 third shift positions this weekend, and you can apply at a job fair tomorrow (Sat.) at the Tennessee Career Center, 1313 Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and have a driver's license and valid second form of ID.
TENNESSEE OPEN MEETING LAW CHALLENGED
Williamson County lawmakers are working on changes in the Tennessee Sunshine Law, which, if passed, would loosen the restrictions, to include letting elected representatives meet in private as long as they don't hold an official vote, and as long as a majority of the members are not there. Governor Bill Haslam says changing the open meeting law is not a good idea.
METRO OFFICER CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
A Nashville Police Officer is being charged for domestic violence and vandalism after allegedly beating his girlfriend last weekend. Gallatin Police arrested Metro Officer Preston Walker early Sunday morning. He's been decommissioned and is out on bail while the investigation continues.
HEALTH: MORE HEALTH BENEFITS OF COFFEE
The list of potential health benefits for coffee keeps growing. At latest count, drinking two or three cups of coffee a day seems to cut your chance of Parkinson's disease and type two diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver and depression.
TN. TEACHER ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM LUNCH, ANGEL TREE FUNDS
A 3rd grade teacher in Smith County -- about 50 miles east of Nashville -- is being charged with stealing from her school's cafeteria lunch fund and from money that had been collected for the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. 26 year-old Kendra Grisham has also been suspended from her job without pay.
TITANS PLAY THIS WEEKEND
The Tennessee Titans play this weekend. The game is Sunday at noon, at LP Field. You can see it on FOX TV.
TOP 11 KIDS WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE IN 2011
As world leaders this year tried to solve the problems of the world... famine, water crisis, curing diseases, there were a bunch of children, also making a difference. Huffington post put together a list of the top 11, and one little boy mentioned is someone you may have helped make a difference earlier this year.... 7 year-old Evan Moss... who wrote the book, "My Seizure Dog". His book raised money to get a seizure dog for himself, and now CONTINUES to help buy them for other children. Seizure dogs alert the kids and their parents when the child is about to have a seizure, so the child doesn't get hurt when it happens.
THIRD DAY IN A ROW FOR LAYAWAY PAYOFFS IN MICHIGAN K-MART
And for the third day in a row, someone's paid off a bunch of layaway bills for people at a K-Mart in Michigan. Someone paid off around a thousand dollars in layaway bills yesterday, a woman spent 500 dollars on Tuesday doing that, and another guy paid off 13 bills totaling two-thousand dollars on Wednesday.
PENTAGON SAYS NO TO MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM FOR TROOPS
The Pentagon is asking Congress to say NO to a mental health program for National Guard troops, even though more National Guard troops committed suicide each of the past five years than were killed in combat or died in accidents or illnesses in Iraq and Afghanistan.
DUGGAR FAMILY LOSES A CHILD
The Duggar family -- of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" TV series -- will stay at 19 kids for now. 45 year-old Michelle Dugger lost her 20th child in a miscarriage yesterday.
TEXTING WHILE DRIVING ON THE RISE
Now that we know texting and driving is HORRIBLE to do, and increases your chances of accidents, how are we doing? A new study says texting while driving rose 50% last year. (One in five of those who responded said they'd texted or sent an email from behind the wheel.)
NASA SAYS HUNDREDS OF MOON ROCKS MISSING
NASA astronauts brought back thousands of moon rocks and soil samples to study. Now, an internal audit finds more than 500 of them are missing. NASA loans them out to scholars for study, but then the scholar retires or dies, or just keeps them.
VIRGINIA TECH SAYS EMERGENCY SYSTEM DID WORK
Virginia Tech officials say the emergency system used to notify students and staff worked well in the latest campus shooting. That happened yesterday when a campus police officer was shot and killed, then the gunman killed himself. The alert system was put in place after the 2007 campus shootings that killed more than 30 students and faculty members.
SANDUSKY WIFE DEFENDS HUSBAND IN SEX ABUSE CASE
The wife of ex-Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky says her husband is innocent of child sex abuse allegations ... and that all of his accusers are making up their stories (including one who says she was home while Sandusky attacked a boy who screamed for help). Dottie Sandusky's comments were the first she'd made since Sandusky was charged.
APARTMENT PROJECT PLANNED FOR WEST END
You may be able to live within walking distance of Centennial Park soon...some developers from Atlanta just bought land near Centennial and say they're planning a two-building apartment project called West End Village.
BARRY BONDS' ATTORNEYS ASK FOR PROBATION
Federal prosecutors want 15 months federal prison time for baseball home run king Barry Bonds when he's sentenced next week for obstructing justice, though the 47-year-old's attorneys are asking for probation.
NBA TRAINING CAMPS OPEN
The NBA lockout is over and training camps are set to open Friday. This, after NBA players and owners approved a new collective bargaining agreement on Thursday officially lifting the five-month-old lockout.
GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG QUESTIONS TVA PLAN
The Tennessee Valley Authority is under scrutiny for its plans to build more nuclear reactors. The U.S. Government Accountability Office says TVA hasn't done a thorough analysis of how the state can reduce consumption... TVA says it's waiting for study results.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AUCTIONED OFF
The corporate document that launched Apple as a computer company is expected to bring big bucks on the auction block. The contract and another document could be worth as much as 150-thousand-dollars when they are auctioned next week by Sotheby's in New York. The sale at the auction house will also include a letter from Albert Einstein commenting on World War Two.
FDA BEING ADVISED TO PUT STRICTER LABELS ON BIRTH CONTROL PILLS
The FDA is being advised to put stricter warning labels on certain birth control pills. A panel of outside experts votes 21-5 to recommend changes when it comes to the labels on a new generation of contraceptive pills containing drospirenone, like Yaz and Yasmin. Several studies have linked the pills to a heightened risk for blood clots, which can lead to stroke or death.
HEALTH: TWO DRUGS HELP WOMEN WITH ADVANCED BREAST CANCER
Two drugs are being hailed for treatment of advanced breast cancer. New studies show the medications can delay worsening of the advanced form of the illness. Scientists attending the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium this week got the news about the medications. One of the drugs was developed by Roche Holding. In tests, it extended the time without tumor growth for more than six months when given with other drugs to treat breast cancer. The other drug comes from Novartis. It added more than four months to survival time without tumor growth when given with other breast cancer drugs. The results of the studies about the drugs are published in the "New England Journal of Medicine."