Tuesday, July 29, 2014

72-YEAR-OLD MAN ADMITS HE LEFT OBSCENE NOTE IN WOMAN'S CAR 
Remember that guy who broke into a woman's car to leave her an obscene note, asking her to have sex with him? Well police have him in custody. 72 year-old Morris Nickels, who confessed that he broke into the woman's car in the Smyrna Kroger parking lot, and left the message. He's facing harassment charges.

HEALTH: RUNNING 5 MINUTES COULD LOWER HEART ATTACK, STROKE RISK
Here's more motivation for your goal of running: a new study finds running for as little as five minutes a day could SUBSTANTIALLY lower your risk of death from heart disease or stroke. And it works no matter what age you start running. 5 minutes a day.

WHEN DOES YOUR MEDICARE/SOCIAL SECURITY RUN OUT?
Time for a little morning math! How old will you be in 16 years? In 2030. That's when experts say Medicare money will run out. And Social Security is set to run out of money in 19 years. in 2033.

NAIL POLISH VENDING MACHINES AT AIRPORT
Next time you get to the airport, you have an hour to kill, and you realize your nails look like doo doo! Look around... Essie is rolling out nail polish vending machines at the airport.

THINGS THAT CAME OUT OF COMIC CON THIS WEEKEND
Comic Con International was this weekend in San Diego, and every year at the pop culture event there are reveals, sneak peeks, trailers, and exclusives about what's coming up, in TV, movie and comic-related things. Some of the big reveals this year included the official teaser trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, (said to be very juicy, btw), attendees got a first look at Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", and we found out that Freddie Prinze Jr. - there promoting his upcoming Disney series- said working with Kiefer Sutherland on the TV show 24 was so horrible that Prinze considered getting out of show business. Prinze Jr. said, "Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That's not me talking trash, I'd say it to his face, I think everyone that's worked with him has said that."

BRENTWOOD VOTES TO UPGRADE POLICE TECHNOLOGYH 
The Brentwood Police Department is getting a technology upgrade. City commissioners voted unanimously to hire a company to streamline the management of police records and improve court software.  The new system should be up and running by next year.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE
Hundreds of people are returning to their homes as fire crews contain more of a Northern California wildfire.  The fire burning in the Sierra foothills about an hour east of Sacramento is now at least 75-percent contained.  It's burned close to four-thousand acres and destroyed 13 homes.

SANTA FE BEST SMALL CITY IN AMERICA
A lot of people think Santa Fe is a special place.  The capital of New Mexico is getting the nod as the "Best Small City in America" in a new "Conde Nast Traveler" poll.  California's Carmel-by-the-Sea takes the number two spot, followed by Napa, Telluride, Colorado and Newport, Rhode Island.

JENNY MCCARTHY'S SON CALLS 911 ON HER DUE TO TEXTING AND DRIVING
First, Jenny McCarthy gets fired from the View, then she's accused of slamming cousin Melissa McCarthy's weight-which she denies... and now, Jenny says her own 12-year-old son called the cops on her .. to report that she was texting and driving. She said she threw his phone out the car window. 

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY IS MOST-VIEWED TRAILER OF 2014
And say what you will about it, but the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down.
The first trailer for the erotic drama based on the best-selling EL James novel has racked up  stunning 36.4 million YouTube views since its release on July 24. 
Apparently lots of us are Grey-curious, because that's the most views of any trailer all YEAR! The previous high was the 31 million views Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got when it debuted at the end of March.  Fifty Shades arrives in theaters on Valentine's Day 2015.

V.A. FIX IN THE WORKS
Lawmakers say they're still working on a compromise deal to reform the Veterans Affairs Department... that could include giving many vets the option of seeking care outside the VA system... rather than making their only covered choice a VA clinic or hospital.

MOST APPLE APPS NOT USED
How many of your apps do you actually USE? A new look finds 80 percent of the apps in Apple's App Store are barely being used, rarely downloaded. And... to make it evern harder to find the ones you WILL use... Sixty-thousand apps are added to the App Store every month. 

TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICANS FALL ASLEEP WATCHING TV
I know it sometime seems like everybody else is having a more exciting life, but a new survey finds a majority of us, about 70 percent, say we get home, change into our comfy clothes and fall asleep in front of the TV or with a show on. We want that TV or radio noise there, even if we're not really paying attention to it.

GARTH BROOKS RETURNING TO 'EASIEST GIG ON THE PLANET' TOURING
Garth Brooks sure is rockin' this comeback tour thing. Tickets went on sale last Friday for his first stop, in Chicago, and they sold out. So, Garth added another show. Repeat, repeat, repeat. That first stop is now a ten concert run. 180-thousand tickets -- sold in under three hours.
 
BIRTHDAYS TODAY
If it's your birthday today, you share it with actor Stephen Dorff, Star Trek Next Gen's Wil Wheaton - a popular guest on "Big Bang Theory"- Martina McBride, and Project Runway's Tim Gunn, who says he does not even OWN sweat pants. So when he really wants to go cask, he wears khakis and a polo shirt or maybe a t-shirt.

WEED WEDDINGS BECOME MORE POPULAR IN COLORADO
You know marijuana is legal in Colorado, right? That means pot can now be a part of every special event. Like Weddings. Or, 'WEEDINGS,' as they're being called.
Instead of an open bar, somebody passes you a joint. Or you go into the 'smoking area' to get your buzz on.
The good news: everybody is really into the wedding, and EVERYBODY cries.

WHALE-WATCHING BOAT PASSENGERS STRANDED FOR 15 HOURS
A whale-watching boat is finally back in Boston after it got stranded 15 miles off the coast... for 15 hours. The propeller got tangled in a lobster trap... leaving the 157 passengers stranded on the boat, overnight.

OKCUPID DECEIVES USERS
OKCUPID online dating site admits it's deceived its users by coming up with fake match results. They admitted they did experiments by obscuring profile pictures, showing JUST the photos in others, or telling daters they were a better or worse potential match with someone than they really were. OKCupid says the user agreement tells users their information may be used for tests, and that they do it to find what works best and make the site work better for their clients.