Tuesday, June 10, 2014
FRIENDLY FIRE KILLS FIVE U.S. SERVICEMEMBERS
Five U.S. servicemembers have been killed in Afghanistan... when a coalition jet called in to help ward off a Taliban attack mistakenly bombed them. American and Afghan forces are working on a security operation ahead of Saturday's presidential election.
V.A. INSPECTOR GENERAL SAYS THERE MAY BE CHARGES
There could be charges filed in the VA appointment coverup. The inspector general for the Veterans Administration believes some officials who changed appointment logs so it wouldn't show that veterans died, as they waited months for care... may have committed a crime in doing so.
Apparently tens of thousands of veterans had to wait an inapproriate amount of time to been seen by doctors.
ARRESTS EXPECTED DURING BONNAROO
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival starts Thursday, and everybody around the area is getting ready... including Police. Law enforcement officials say they're already making room in the Coffee County JAIL... for the arrests that are as much a tradition as the music and unwashed bodies. Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves says they typically arrest 40 to 50 people over the course of the four day festival.
TWEET ON EDUCATION GOES WRONG
A tweet on South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's official Twitter account is proving to be pretty embarrassing. The tweet touts new funding for her education initiatives. But, the 140 character limit cut off her message to say, "South Carolina made history this year by passing education reform. We will no longer educate children..."
MAURY COUNTY FAMILY DUMP TRASH WASHES UP INTO COMMUNITY
A community in Maury County has a nasty problem on its hands after the tons of trash that a family has been dumping on their property since the 1950s washed into a creek and is now washing up onto the property of neighbors as far as a mile or more away. Local officials say they've never seen a household dump site that's needed such extensive cleanup, and that the property owners will probably be cited for having an unlicensed, unregulated dump, and may have to pay the cost of cleaning up their trash. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is investigating.
MILK PRICES GOING UP
Milk prices are still going up. They're already higher now than they've been in three years. At 3.69 a gallon, that's a 7-and-a-half percent increase from last year.
HEALTH: AUTISM COSTS
The cost of caring for Americans diagnosed with some form of autism totals more than 236-billion dollars per year. And the lifetime cost of caring for ONE person with autism... can range from roughly one-point-four million to more than two-point-four million dollars.
TRACY MORGAN UPDATE
A rep for Tracy Morgan says the comedian is still in "critical but stable" condition, and DENIES rumors that Morgan had to have his leg amputation. He says that's completely untrue, and says the rumor apparently started when the "30 Rock" actor had surgery on his broken leg. And some related informaiton: the truck driver charged with killing one person and injuring Morgan and others, may have been awake and driving for more than 24 hours straight.
CELEB NEWS: AT A GLANCE
Lil' Kim gave birth to her first child, a baby girl, on Monday, named her Royal Reign.
MAN ARRESTED FOR CRASH THAT KILLED MAN ON BENCH IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE
Remember hearing about that man who was hit and killed by a car, as he sat on a bench on Church Street back in February? Well Metro Nashville police have arrested the driver, 23-year-old Mina Wahba, and charged him with vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and driving without proof of insurance. Police say he ran a red light, smashed into another car, then hit and killed 56 year-old Philip Radican, who was experiencing homelessness at the time.
MOST PROFESSIONAL WOMEN STRUGGLING WITH OVERALL WELL-BEING
If you're struggling with taking care of the home, the kids, and work: trying to have it all, just know that you're not alone. A new survey finds 70 percent of working women are struggling and feel pessimistic because they don't feel like they're making the progress they should. 7 in 10 say they would choose to have a better career, and 47 percent would like more time for themselves.
You've heard about the so-called "beer goggles" phenomenon, where people of the opposite sex look more attractive after you've had a few beers? Well now, another study finds the same goes for SLEEP deprivation. If you're tired, guys or gals who are NOT so attractive to you when you're rested, suddenly look a little hotter!
TWO PLANE CRASHES IN FLORIDA LAST NIGHT
the FAA and NTSB are investigating two deadly plane crashes in Florida last night. One when a single-engine plane went down in a residential area, killing two people, the second crash 90-minutes later near Daytona Beach International Airport.
PAUL MCCARTNEY POSTPONES NASHVILLE SHOW
Sir Paul McCartney is postponing his concert at Bridgestone Arena. The 71-year-old is rescheduling all of his shows in June while he continues to recover from a virus. The Nashville concert originally set for June 25th will now be on October 16th. If you won tickets to Paul's show from Mix 929 ... just hold onto them... they will be honored at the October show.
MICHAEL JACKSON'S KIDS GET 8 MILLION ALLOWANCE
What was your allowance, growing up? How about 8 MILLION dollars a year? That's what Michael Jackson's kids get now that the late singer's estate has grown to be worth 1.5 BILLION dollars.
"NASHVILLE" STAR GETS NEW LOOK
Jennifer Aniston's hairdresser gave Nashville Star Hayden Panettiere a new haircut. But did Hayden get a RACHEL? Did Hayden say, "Who IS Rachel?" Hayden got a bob haircut, and it is adorable. (E!)
NBA FINALS GAME THREE GOES TO FLORIDA FOR TONIGHT'S GAME
The NBA Finals shift to South Beach, Florida for tonight's Game Three between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.
L.A. KINGS ONE WIN AWAY FROM WINNING STANLEY CUP
The Los Angeles Kings are one win away from winning the second Stanley Cup in team history. The Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-0 in Game Three of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden Monday night. LA now leads the series 3-0. Game Four is Wednesday.
OTHER CELEB TIDBITS
Rihanna and Chris Martin get dinner together in LA. (Gossip Cop)
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard shop for rugs at ABC Carpet -- just like us. (PageSix)
Misty May-Treanor welcomes a daughter. (People)
Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be a guest judge on DTWS India. (E!)