Tue April 17
The Pentagon is launching an investigation into the Secret Service scandal after 11 agents were suspended for allegedly hiring prostitutes while in Colombia with President Obama for the Summit of the Americas. Several agents have already had their security clearances revoked as a result.
The tax filing deadline is upon us. However, if you haven't yet filed, the IRS says filing extensions are available and if you who owe money you can USUALLY qualify for a payment plan.
Today is Equal Pay Day, and the Tennessee Economic Council on Women has released some statistics to illustrate the gap in wages between the sexes. It showed that in the Volunteer State, women earn 77 cents for every DOLLAR MEN earn...
There’s a new study out that shows that people who sleep fewer than five hours a night have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The study found as sleep drops and normal biological rhythms are disrupted, your body actually PHYSICALLY CHANGES in ways that can help set the stage for diabetes... http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120417/D9U6HS980.html
HBO is making a DOCUMENTARY putting NASHVILLE in the spotlight as a city TAKING STEPS to get FIT. Its called “The Weight of the Nation” and it premiered at TPAC last night. It’ll be on TV May 14 and 15....
And its Preds vs Red Wings in Game 4 of the NHL playoffs tonight in Detroit. Nashville leads the series 2-1....
It's farewell to Space Shuttle Discovery. The retired orbiter is making its final flight today, sitting atop a modified 747 after leaving the Kennedy Space Center en route to its new home the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.
First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA is in NASHVILLE today for a fundraiser for her husband’s campaign. She’ll be speaking at 11:00 at the Pinnacle Tower. Metro Police say downtown traffic south of Broadway could be congested late this morning through early afternoon and some roads will be closed briefly.
Good news: Accidental deaths among KIDS have DROPPED 30 percent. The CDC says the biggest reason for it is a 41-percent drop in vehicle-related crash deaths from 2000 to 2009.
If you’re feeling the pain of tax filing day, a few area businesses are trying to help by offering some Tax Day DEALS. Cinnabon, is offering free bite-sized rolls between 6 and 8 tonight. Maggie Moos and Marble Slab are giving out free scoops of frozen yogurt from 4-7, and PF Changs is offering a 15 percent “Tax Relief” discount on meals today for anyone who orders online. Here is a list from the Tennessean of some of the deals:
And there’s a NEW NFL policy will make some fans who are removed from stadiums take a four-hour online course costing $75 before being allowed to COME BACK. However, the TITANS say they will NOT be using it. Offending fans at some NFL stadium must score at least a 70 on the test or they won't be allowed back for another game. ... http://www.wsmv.com/story/17462695/unruly-nfl-fans-to-be-given-code-of-conduct-exam