Friday, July 13, 2012
JOB FAIR FOR MILITARY, VETERANS TODAY
There's a job fair for military members, veterans and their spouses... 1 to 4 today at the Smyrna Town Center, on Sam Ridley Parkway. Here's a link you may want to KEEP, to check on job fairs in Tennessee. http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/JobFairs
MORE CUSTOMERS FIND OUTRAGEOUS CHARGES FROM CONVENIENCE STORE
There are new developments about the big overcharge a Nashville man got hit with recently at a local convenience store. Turns out Ray Crockett wasn't the only one. Crockett paid 30 dollars at the pump for gas, but his bank was charged more than 84 thousand dollars. And they paid it. Now police say there's another man who got charged 84 thousand dollars, and a woman who bought 22 dollars worth of stuff at a different location of the same store nd got popped for 58 thousand. Apparently it was a third party billing mistake, but in all three cases, the banks processed the charges, putting the customers' accounts thousands of dollars in the red.
CHILD CAR SEAT CHECKS THIS SATURDAY AT FRANKLIN FIRE STATION
These days parents, grandparents and a whole slew of family members have child safety seats in the cars for the kids in the family. If you have one,experts say you don't want to find out DURING A WRECK that you had it installed wrong. So the Franklin Fire Department is offering free Child Passenger Safety seat installation and checks this weekend at the Franklin Fire Station 4, on Fieldstone Pkwy. you can get more info at www.franklintn.gov/fire
PENN STATE LEADERS DISREGARDED VICTIMS, EMPOWERD SANDUSKY
Penn State trustees promise to chart a new course in the wake of testimony revealed in former FBI director Louis Freeh's internal investigation. Freeh says high-ranking Penn State administrators, including head football coach Joe Paterno, conspired to cover up former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of young boys for the sake of the school's reputation.
GIVE BLOOD FRIDAY FOR CHANCE TO WIN CASH, PRIZES.
You've heard about the American Red Cross's blood shortage? Well Nashville public servants are stepping up to help. The Police and Fire Departments and the Davidson County sheriff's department are holding their annual Battle of the Badges, to see which department can get the most blood donations. You're being asked to give blood between 8 and 6 today at LP Field. You'll get a free t-shirt, a coupon for a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich, and be entered to win a 3,000 dollar gift card and a Gibson Guitar. Get more info at www.Redcrossblood.org
HEALTH DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATES BED BUGS IN NASHVILLE
The bed bugs have made it to Nashville. Metro Health Department is investigating a case of bed bugs at the Howard Johnson on Brick Church Pike.
VACATION SPENDING EXPECTED TO RISE THIS YEAR
It looks like many travelers worldwide are expecting to spend more on vacation this year. Survey results listed by "The Los Angeles Times" show 70-percent of polled travelers plan to spend the same or more this year. 43-percent of all travelers aspire to visit a theme park.
100 SOLDIERS TO RETURN TO NASHVILLE AFTER YEAR LONG DEPLOYMENT
One hundred Nashville-based soldiers are back on Tennessee soil after being deployed to Afghanistan for a year. You can come help welcome them home if you want. They'll get to the Smyrna National Guard volunteer training site around 3:30 today.
UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS
Uncle Dave Macon Days are today through Sunday at Cannonsburgh Village in historic Murfreesboro, Tennessee. More than 15 thousand dollars in prizes are at stake in competitions for Old Time Banjo, clogging and buckdancing. Admission is 5 dollars, kids 12 and under are admitted free. JD Crowe plays tonight, Mike Snider Saturday night.
JASON AND THE SCORCHERS DRUMMER PERRY BAGGS DIES AT 50
Perry Baggs, a local musician, songwriter and former drummer for award-winning Nashville country rock band Jason and the Scorchers, has passed away. (Baggs had been battling diabetes and kidney failure for years, and was found dead yesterday at his home in Goodlettsville.) He was 50.
POLICE: DECAPITATED BODY FOUND IN SOUTH NASHVILLE
A Metro mail carrier on her lunch break discovered a decapitated body at a home in Hermitage yesterday. The carrier had smelled a foul odor while deliving postage and went back later to investigate.
SPRING HILL MIGHT REMOVE ALCOHOL-CHURCH DISTANCE LAW
Spring Hill officials are considering lifting the distance requirement that prohibits establishments from selling alcohol within 100 feet of any church. They say the ordinance is keeping restaurants from getting a beer or liquor license.
DAD BEATS UP MAN WHO CONTACTED 12 YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER ON FACEBOOK
A would-be sexual predator got a punch in the head for trying to meet up with -- and do who knows what with -- a 12 year old girl. A Cookeville dad found out his 12 year old daughter was on Facebook, getting explicit messages from a 40 year old man. Dad posed as the daughter, set up a meeting and punched the guy in the nose. No charges have been filed, but the investigation is ongoing.
TAYLOR SWIFT HIGHEST PAID UNDER 30
Forbes' list of the highest paid celebrities under 30 years old is out. Who do you think is on top? 22 year-old Taylor Swift.. who earned more than $57 million dollars last year. 18 year old Justin Bieber was next with 55 million.
STEVEN TYLER QUITS 'AMERICAN IDOL'
And "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler says he's leaving the show after two seasons as a judge. Jennifer Lopez says she may also be leving.
LAWMAKERS FUROUS OVER CHINA-MADE U.S. OLYMPIC UNIFORMS
Some lawmakers are incensed that the blue blazers, white pants and berets that American athletes will wear in the opening ceremonies are all made in China. The clothes were designed by Ralph Lauren. One of the senators goes so far as to suggest all the clothes are put in a pile and burned.
WESTBORO BAPTISTS COMING TO TENNESSEE
Westboro Baptist Church members are planning to return to Nashville this Sunday to picket at CrossPoint Church, and GracePointe Church in Franklin. Westboro members have drawn attention with provocative signs at demonstrations announcing that God hates gays and most Americans, and for picketing at funerals of soldiers.
FEDS INVESTIGATE VANDERBILT'S MEDICARE BILLING
A federal investigation is targeting Medicare billing practices at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. "'The Tennessean" reports the inquiry focuses on records showing when physicians were scheduled to staff the hospital's intensive care units. University officials acknowledge the investigation and say they are cooperating with the government and take compliance very seriously. Representatives from the U.S. Attorneys Office in Nashville aren't commenting.
TN 16TH BEST STATE FOR BUSINESS
Tennessee ranks the 16th best state to do business in CNBC's America's Top States for Business list. The list scores states on 51 areas of competitiveness with input from groups like the National Association of Manufacturers and the Council on Competitiveness. Categories include cost of doing business, quality of life, overall economy, access to capital, and education.
NASHVILLE DOCTOR TO HELP TREAT TEAM USA IN OLYMPICS
A local doctor is getting ready to head to London for the Olympic Games. Nashville chiropractor Dr. Dionne Kellogg will help take care of the American power lifting, judo and wrestling teams... to try and help them bring home the gold.
COMIC-CON UNDERWAY IN SAN DIEGO
The Geeks are geeking in San Diego. Comic-Con International is underway in San Diego. Mayor Jerry Sanders was on hand to take part in the opening ceremonies yesterday, calling the event, quote, "The best people watching week of the year in San Diego." About 130-thousand people are expected to attend. Officials say the four-day event will bring in more than 75-million dollars in revenue for area businesses.