Monday, September 10, 2012
MIDDLE TENNESSEE NO LONGER IN DROUGHT
You notice how green your grass is? All this rain we've gotten recently is ending drought conditions here in Middle Tennessee. Only some areas west of Dickson County are still in a drought.
MURDERED BELLEVUE FAMILY BURIED TODAY
The Bellevue family stabbed to death last weekend will be laid to rest today. Visitation, then the funeral, will be held at the Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin. Marylea Jordan, her daughter Michelle Pinkowski, and Pinkowski's 14-year-old son Jonathan Culpepper were killed by a neighbor, who then stabbed himself, but survived.
TITANS LOSE TO PATRIOTS IN FIRST REGULAR SEASON GAME
The season isn't off to a good start for the Tennessee Titans. They lost to the New England Patriots 34-13 last night during the first game of the regular season.
MANNING WINS BRONCOS DEBUT IN NFL RETURN
And Peyton Manning has played in an NFL regular season game for the first time since 2010. The 36-year-old was out all last year with multiple neck surgeries. But Peyton made good yesterday: led the Denver Broncos to a 31-19 win over Pittsburgh.
5 NEGLECTED TN. SIBLINGS FIND NEW, LOVING HOME
Five Washington County children who were found living in filth without running water two years ago.. have been adopted by their foster parents. When Junior and Brenda Jordan of Morristown first started fostering the five kids in April of 2010, the children didn't even know how old they were and were terrified of water... The Jordans think it's because they kids had never been bathed. Now, the five siblings, ages 9-15, are in school, in good health and happy.
ON YOUR TV TONIGHT, THIS WEEK:
The Fall season of shows starts this month: The Voice premieres tonight, and has added a third night. It's now on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays, and will be going up against the X Factor on Wednesdays. The X Factor premieres Wednesday night with new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato joining Simon Cowell. Parenthood is back tomorrow night, Glee is back with season 4 Thursday night. Kate Hudson guest stars, and will sing and dance; and the new sitcom The New Normal starts this week.
OBESITY BLAMED AS NEW CASES OF KIDNEY FAILURE MORE THAN DOUBLE IN TN
New cases of people diagnosed with kidney failure have more than doubled in Tennessee. Mostly because of higher rates of obesity, which leads to diabetes and high blood pressure... both of which destroy your kidneys. You just don't see symptoms until the damage is done. If you need a kidney, you're not gonna like this: we never have enough donors. Taxpayer dollars help pay the bills for those who need treatment but can't afford it, even if it was caused by overeating and lack of exercise.
MOTHER POTTY TRAINS 2 YEAR-OLD TWINS IN PUBLIC (link has pic.)
I know potty training kids is tough, but this woman may have carried things too far.
She's ticked off and grossed-out a bunch of other diners at a Utah diner. Customers say they looked over at a table, saw a family with two little girls, about about 2-and-a-half years old, sitting on what they first thought were booster seats. Turns out the kids were on child por-a-potties. Mom had to undo the kids jumpsuits down to their ankles, so the kids were there, "naked, just eating their chicken nuggets, sitting on little toddler potties." The restaurant got numerous complaints.
KATIE COURIC DEBUTS NEW TALK SHOW TODAY (Monday)
Katie Couric's back on TV today. Her new talk show starts this afternoon at 3:00 central.
CANINE FLU HITS CENTRAL PA
There's a health warning in Pennsylvania about a CANINE flu that's going around. The Centers for Disease Control isn't certain whether humans can get it, but it can be deadly for dogs, so they're having to get flu shots this year.
TOYS R US ENTERS THE TABLET WAR
Toys "R" Us Inc. is coming out with its own internet Tablet next month, designed just for children. The Tabeo costs about 150 dollars, and comes loaded with 50 free games, and parental control features that let caregivers decide what the kids play and how long they play.
APPLE SET TO ANNOUNCE IPHONE 5
The new iPhone 5 comes out next week, expected to sell for about 600 dollars. See the new features that are expected to be on the phone HERE.
SPOOF ABOUT HOW PEOPLE ONLY USE IPHONE TO TAKE PICTURES OF FOOD
And there's already a spoof out about how people only use their iphones to take pictures of food... because we're big LOSERS! The FUNNIEST comment starts at 1:18 into the video.
STUDY: TENNESSEE PRISONERS SERVE SHORTER TERMS
Tennessee prisoners serve some of the shortest terms in the nation. According to a new study by the Pew Center on the States, the average Tennessee prison sentence lasts just under two years, while the national average is three years. State Department of Corrections officials tell "The Tennessean," while offenders are serving less time for property and drug crimes, prison time for violent crimes is up by 41-percent.
NASHVILLE WOMAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED TERRORISM
A Nashville woman is facing attempted terrorism charges for allegedly telling a co-worker she should "pick up a gun and shoot people there." Police say 29-year-old Amal Abdullahi, who works as a temp at CEVA Logistics, told another employee that her people were dying for Allah everyday, she was ready to die for Allah and that this whole country will be Muslim soon. Police spokesman Don Aaron says the persecution is in no way reflective of Nashville's Muslim community.
MAN ARRESTED AT MILEY CYRUS HOME, HAD SCISSORS IN BACK POCKET
(Los Angeles, CA) -- A man carrying a pair of scissors near Miley Cyrus' Los Angeles-area home is facing a possible trespassing charge. Local media reports of the incident emerged on Saturday, saying that police responded to an emergency call from Cyrus' home early that morning. The 19-year-old singer was out of town at the time. Reports say the intruder got onto the grounds at 4:00 Saturday morning and starting banging on the door and walls of the home. Police found the man hiding in the bushes near the home carrying scissors in his back pocket.