Thursday, August 9, 2012
BE ON LOOKOUT FOR MAN WHO ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING IN MURFREESBORO
With the school year starting back up, make sure you have 'the talk' with your kids about safety. Murfreesboro Police are looking for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a 16 year old Tuesday night in Murfreesboro. She says he grabbed her by the hair and pulled her into a white van, but she managed to hit him and get away. He's a white male, early 20s, brown hair and muscular build.
NASHVILLE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ISSUES WARNING ABOUT LOCAL COMPANIES
Your Better Business Bureau has put out a warning list of businesses they give an F, a FAILING grade, for numerous complaints, including misleading ads and offers, unsatisfactory services and misrepresented products. Those businesses include: Extreme Clean of Tennessee - in Antioch, The Greek Spot, LLC in Hermitage, and Direct Tech Appliance Repair in Nashville. www.Nashville.BBB.org
BEST USED CARS INCLUDE:
Looking for a used car? The latest "U.S. News & World Report's" top ranked pre-owned cars are all relatively recent models: cars from 2009, 2010 and 2011, and include the Nissan Versa, Honda Fit, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, and Mercury Sable. See the entire LIST HERE.
FEWER HOME FORECLOSURES
Fewer Americans are seeing their homes go to foreclosure. The latest numbers from RealtyTrac show foreclosure filings were down three-percent from the previous month and down ten-percent from a year ago. (July of 2011) The states with the highest foreclosure rates were California, Arizona and Florida.
GENDER, AGE, INCOME INFLUENCING FACTORS IN TABLET OWNERSHIP
IF you own an electronic tablet, what kind? A new poll finds women seem more inclined to buy the Kindle Fire while men have a slight preference for the iPad...and that tablets have the biggest appeal among 25-to-34-year-olds.
MARS ROVER BEAMS BACK FIRST HIGH-RES PHOTOS
The new Mars rover Curiosity is beaming back some of it first high-resolution photos ... and panoramic images of Mars... taken with its 17 different cameras. One photo shows what appears to be the spacecraft that deployed the Rover crash-landing in the distance. You can see what the Rover sees at www.eyes.nasa.gov
SUMNER COUNTY SCHOOLS STILL CLOSED
Sumner County students are still not in school. They were supposed to have started Monday but the school board voted to delay the start of school until the budget they asked for is approved by the Council. That means sports, too, are on hold... the kids can have practices, but no matches. The School Board is holding another special meeting tonight in the Board meeting room on Main Street in Gallatin.
POLICE THINK THEY HAVE THIEVES RESPONSIBLE FOR BREAK-INS AT STATE PARKS
You've been told to put valuables in your trunk, but that hasn't stopped some crooks recently. Police think Timothy Featherstone and Barbara Covington are responsible for breaking into at least 22 cars in Tennessee state parks this past month... and maybe more in Georgia.. They were caught when they were pulled over for speeding through a state park.
LESS THAN HALF OF US HAVE 10 THOUSAND IN ASSETS AT DEATH
I know this is kind of depressing... but maybe it's information you can do something with: 1 in 2 of us have less than 10 thousand dollars in the bank when we die... and most people rely almost entirely on social security the final years of our lives. If we're going to survive with social security cuts, we're going to have to find ways to start socking something away.
BEST USED CARS INCLUDE:
Looking for a used car? The latest "U.S. News & World Report's'" top ranked pre-owned cars are all relatively recent models: cars from 2009, 2010 and 2011... including the Nissan Versa, Honda Fit, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion, and Mercury Sable. You can read the rest of the story on the mix929.com NEWS page.
NEWS: TN. WOMAN AT FUNERAL SPOTS JEWELRY STOLEN FROM HER
Okay, here's the deal. If you steal jewelry from a family member, don't WEAR it to another family member's funeral! A 25 year-old woman in Memphis has just been arrested for the recent break-in at her aunt's house, after her aunt recognized the jewelry Jerrika Boyce was wearing as some that had just been stolen from her. After the funeral, Jerrika went to jail.
POLICE SEARCH FOR HOME INVASION SUSPECTS
Overton High School, Father Ryan High School, Franklin Road Academy and Robertson Road Academy were all put on lockdown yesterday morning after an attempted home invasion, to keep the kids safe as the suspects were on the run, and looking for a place to hide. Police caught one of the suspects hiding in the sunroom of a home neaby, and are searching for two others who took a taxi and got away.
NON-PROFIT SUES ACCOUNTING FIRM FOR FAILING TO NOTICE EMBEZZLEMENT
A local accounting firm is being sued for not catching an account manager at a Nashville non-profit as she stole 800-thousand dollars. This is while the accounting firm was doing audits each year.
NASHVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT ADDS NEW BOAT TO FLOTILLA
The Nashville Fire Department has a new boat in its flotilla. The 28-foot firefighting and rescue boat features a state of the art water nozzle and is on a trailer so it can be moved to any accommodating boat ramp in Davidson County. Fire officials say the 200-thousand-dollar boat was paid for with Homeland Security Department grant money.
TITANS' KENNY BRITT NOT SAYING MUCH ABOUT DUI ARREST TALK WITH COACHES
Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt is keeping mum on Monday's meeting with team leaders about his recent DUI arrest. Britt told CBSSports.com on Wednesday, "It was a personal meeting," adding that he wanted to see what his punishment is before commenting. The 23-year-old was arrested July 20th on the Fort Campbell, Kentucky Army post.