Tuesday, April 8 2014
The University of Connecticut is the men's NCAA basketball champion. UConn knocked down the Kentucky Wildcats, 60-54 in last night's title game. It's NCAA women's final tonight downtown at Bridgestone Arena with UConn facing off against Notre Dame.
MINOR TN QUAKE
A 3.1 magnitude earthquake was reported in Northwest Tennessee yesterday morning. According to the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, the quake happened at 1:24 a.m. The epicenter was a few miles from Dyersburg. The quate happened in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, which is the most active earthquake zone east of the Rockies.
After 12 glorious years, Microsoft is ending software support for Windows XP today. The program will still work, but Windows won't be doing any more security updates. You have one of two choices: upgrade to a Windows 7 or 8.1 if your computer can handle them, or buy a new machine.
ROWDY TEEN PARTY
Police were called to a Brentwood home over the weekend after complaints about a loud party. When the cops got there, they saw teenagers as young as 15-years-old with alcoholic beverages. The mother, Krista Cole, and two dozen of the teen-aged partiers are now facing alcohol-related charges.
THE VANITY OF MANLY MEN
Need more proof men are more vain than women? The current beard craze has guys rushing to doctors for "facial hair transplants" - to make beards look thicker and less patchy. Hipster dudes are coughing up to $8,500 for the procedure, which has spiked in popularity in recent months. During the procedure, doctors remove hair from other body parts, including the head and chest, before implanting it in the face. The upside: we may finally have found a use for back hair.
MORE TEEN NEWS
Nashville Police have arrested 18-year-old Diamond Hodges, charging her with making 108 false calls to 911, and it's the second time this year she's faced the complaint. Police say Hodges' phone made 86 false calls to dispatchers in a 24-hour period . Police tracked her down at Maplewood High School; the sound of squeaking gym shoes and bouncing basketballs led cops to the school's gym.
NO MORE PINGS
The search for a missing Malaysian airliner, the biggest in aviation history, has cost at least 44-million dollars so far. More than two-dozen countries are contributing planes, ships, submarines, and satellites to the search in the southern Indian Ocean. What was thought to be signals from the black boxes have not been heard since the weekend.
Twenty six people have been arrested on prostitution charges after an investigation in Clarksville. Officers placed an ad in the adult secort section of the website Backpage and also responded to ads. Police say they will continue monitoring the site periodically.
ATM TURNS GOOFY
An ATM machine in Maine went berzerk and gave a man $37,000, even though he only asked for $140. When the machine started passing out extra money, a woman at the bank called police to report that a man was spending a long time at the ATM machine. When officers arrived they found him stuffing the cash into a shopping bag. The money was returned. Bank officials said the ATM malfunctioned because of a code error.