Thursday, May 3, 2012
MAN ROBS ARMORED CAR IN GREEN HILLS
Metro police are looking for the guy who robbed an armored car yesterday near Green Hills Mall. The crook sprayed the Loomis driver with pepper spray, grabbed the bag of money then ran to the Kroger parking lot, and got away in a small silver sedan with temporary tags. (You're asked to call Crimestoppers if you have information about the crime. 74-CRIME. Citizens can also send electronic tips by texting the word "CASH" along with their message to 274637.)
PREDATORS PLAY GAME FOUR FRIDAY NIGHT IN NASHVILLE
The Preds win! The Nashville Predators beat the Phoenix Coyotes last night at Bridgestone Arena... to bring the best of seven Western Conference semifinals to 2 games to 1... Phoenix in the lead. Game four is tomorrow night here in Nashville.
WHY DO WE THROW FISH ON THE ICE AT PREDATORS GAMES?
Here's one explanation.
BELLE MEADE ADMITS FIRST WOMAN RESIDENT EVER
The 111-year-old private Belle Meade Country Club has finally admitted its first woman member. Adelaide Stevens is the owner of Duly Noted, a Nashville-based stationery company, and is the first woman to be able to hold office and vote on club issues.
HEALTH: ONE BABY IN TEN BORN PRETERM
More than one baby in ten around the world ... is born preterm. Before their bodies are completely ready to be born. Even worse, the U.S. ranks in the top ten countries with the most premature births. ( About 12-percent of all live births in the U.S. are preterm.)
NISSAN, GIBSON LATEST TO SUE CORPS OVER NASHVILLE FLOOD
Several major companies, including Gibson Guitar, Nissan North America and Verizon Communications have jumped onboard before the deadline.... to sue the federal government over the way the Corps of Engineers handled the dams during the Nashville flood. So far thare are at least three lawsuits pending.
PROCESSION HELD IN FRANKLIN TODAY FOR SOLDIER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN
The body of a Franklin soldier who died in an ambush in Afghanistan comes home today, and if you'd like to show your respect, you're invited to stand along a procession route between Williamson Memorial funeral Home and Harpeth Hills Cemetery. The procession for 22 year old Jason Edens starts at 1:15 this afternoon.
CMA MUSIC FEST CHANGES AUTOGRAPH PROCESS
The Country Music Association is changing the autograph process for this year's Music Fest. Instead of letting people camp out, then storm the booths when the gates open... you'll have to register online, and you'll be notified if you've WON tickets to the artist's autograph booth.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
Today is the National Day of Prayer. There's a Bible Reading Marathon still going on this morning in Murfreesboro... that'll wrap up with a Prayer event at noon. Participants will pray for government, military, business, education, media, church and family.
2 ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING AT METRO SCHOOL BUS
Two local teenagers have been arrested for shooting an air rifle at a Metro School bus in south Nashville. Fortunately 19 year old Seth Cook and his 15 year-old friend didn't hurt anyone. The bus had Overton County High School students onboard.
PULASKI MAN, 80, CHARGED WITH SEX ABUSE OF JUVENILES
An 80-year-old Pulaski man has been arrested for allegedly abusing boys and girls over the last seven years. The TBI says Maurice "Jimmy" McAllister was booked into the Giles County Jail on 250-thousand dollars bond, and more charges are possible.
DONATIONS MAKE COMMUNITY GARDEN POSSIBLE AFTER THEFT
After thieves stole plants that had been intended for a church community garden in Antioch... good Samaritans to the rescue. The husband-and-wife owners of Old Hickory Garden Center heard the story, and delivered enough plants to the church to finish the garden and share with needy local families.
NEW JERSEY TANNING BED MOM PLEADS NOT GUILTY
That 44 year old New Jersey woman accused of putting her six-year-old daughter in a tanning bed is pleading not guilty to child endangerment. Tanning beds have been PROVEN to DEFINITELY cause cancer. (http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/news/20090728/who-tanning-beds-cause...)
THURSDAY NIGHT FUNDRAISER FOR SAFPAW
And there's a fun event tonight you may want to check out, it's a fundraiser at the Franklin Elk's lodge, for SAFPAW, a local non-profit that helps homeless pet owners -- and pet owners who are housed, but living in poverty. It helps them get pet food, vaccinations, supplies and pet medical care. (If you can't come to the Fundraiser and Silent Auction Thursday at the Franklin Elks' Lodge, you can donate pet foor, supplies, or cash online at www.SAFPAW.org
SAN DIEGO PLAYER FOUND DEAD
The San Diego Chargers are heartbroken over the death of former star linebacker Junior Seau [[ SAY-ow ]]. The 43 year old was found with a gunshot wound to the chest at his home in California. Seau is reportedly the 8th member of the 1994 Chargers Superbowl team who's died prematurely.
BIN LADEN DOCUMENTS GOING ONLINE
Documents written by terrorist leader Osama bin Laden while he was in hiding will be online today -- in English, and the original Arabic -- in case you want to see them. Click here to Read the report and see them. http://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/letters-from-abbottabad-bin-ladin-sidelined
TEENS AND TEXTING
A new poll finds the average teenager sends 60 text messages every day. .. and most would rather text ... than hold a one-on-one conversation... Sometimes.... even if the person they're talking to is in the room. (The figure is from a new poll from TextPlus that shows a majority of teens prefer communicating by text rather than holding a one-on-one conversation. (The results show 58-percent say they'd ask a date out via text and 67-percent of teens would accept a prom date request via text.)
ARRESTS IN FLORIDA HAZING DEATH
Police are arresting some of the 13 people charged in the hazing death of Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion. Prosecutors in Orlando announced yesterday that most of the suspects will face felony charges of hazing resulting in death. Champion's parents are expected to hold a news conference in Atlanta this morning, at 11 Eastern time.
VIRGINIA MOTHER WHO BARRICADED KIDS BEHIND DRYWALL TO BE SENTENCED
The Prince William County mother who barricaded her three kids behind drywall will be sentenced today. Christina Moore and John Robey pleaded guilty to child abuse charges after leaving their kids behind drywall which was attached to a doorway of their Bristow home. The four-year-old child escaped and ran to a neighbor for help. The children were not injured in the incident, but were left hungry and in filthy conditions. In January, Robey was sentenced to three years of probation, but Moore's sentencing was delayed until she completed a drug rehab program.
THE SCREAM BRINGS RECORD SELLING PRICE
"The Scream" brings a record of nearly 120-million dollars at auction. The 1895 work by Scandinavian artist Edvard Munch [[ AYD-vart MOONGK ]] is among the most recognizable paintings in the world. It was sold by Sotheby's in New York yesterday with a winning bid at 119-million, 922-thousand-500 dollars.
MAYOR'S FIELD DAY THIS WEEKEND
The Mayor's Field Day is Saturday, starting at 9am, at LP Field! Admission is free, and just for showing up you get a free, reusable water bottle. If you finish the challenge, which includes the sack hop, football toss and more... you get a T-shirt. It's a chance to bring the family and play where the Titans play. Titans players, cheerleaders and Mascot T-Rac will be there, and Metro Transit Authority will get you there, free. Just tell your bus driver you're headed to the Mayor's Field Day. Get more info on the mix929.com NEWS page. (www.MayorsFieldDay.com )
CONSERVATIVE GROUPS BLAST DEAN'S TAX INCREASE
Local tea party groups and other tax watchdogs aren't buying Mayor Karl Dean's plea for a property tax increase. Dean says the 53-cent increase is needed or the city would have to make a 20-percent reduction on all departments. Critics say its a political ploy, and there are several other areas Metro can cut without touching police or teachers.
MTSU EXPLORES DRONE TECHNOLOGY
Middle Tennessee State University is creating a buzz over its new program focusing on drone technology. The Department of Aerospace is banking on the unmanned aircraft normally used in Afghanistan to be the next major development in commercial business. MTSU is one of 17 colleges or universities in the nation approved by the FAA to use the technology and will focus on its use in non-military settings.
RED CROSS PET FIRST AID AND SAFETY COURSES
The Red Cross is offering Dog and Cat First Aid Guides that teach you basics, such as how to give medications to your pet, perform CPR, how to recognize if your pet is sick and getting ready for disasters. You can get the Guides online at redcrossstore.org. And May 23rd, the Red Cross is offering a Pet First Aid Course at the Nashville office, 22nd and Charlotte. You must PRE register to attend. ( Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Cost: $50 Contact Nashville K-9 at (615) 438-2602)
TACA CRAFT FAIR THIS WEEKEND
The annual TACA fair (Tennessee Association of Craft Artists) will be at Centennial Park tomorrow through Sunday (May 4th-6th). FREE admission.
MUSICIANS CORNER STARTS THIS WEEKEND
Saturday, May 5th, enjoy free live music at Centennial Park from 3 to 6, and pre-show activities starting at 11am. This weekend's show celebrates Cinco de Mayo and features the Historic Fisk Jubilee Singers.