Tuesday, September 18, 2012
TIME TO PLUG THOSE HOLES! COOLER WEATHER SENDS RODENTS INDOORS
You'll want to add rodent proofing your home to your honey-do list ASAP. Even if it looks okay from last year. With our News2 Meteorologist Justin Bruce predicting much cooler weather, experts say rodents will start trying to come inside to stay warm. If you have any small openings to your shed, garage or house, like a dryer vent hole, mice, moles and all kinds of small critters may be trying to get in. And mice can carry the often fatal Hantavirus. Once they're in, mice often go to your attic to nest in the insulation. And they reproduce FAST: 10 litters a year.
RAIN CAUSES FLOODING ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE
There are already several counties reporting flooding, and the rain is still coming down in some areas. There were some water rescues in Putnam county, about an hour east of Nashville, and there were traffic accidents all over the place this morning.
Most of us don't have to turn the headlights on these day, they come on when the car does. But if you want to check, an old trick is to pull up to a building so you can see the lights shining, and make sure they're on, and that you know how to turn them on manually. You may want to also take a second and make sure you know how to turn on your emergency flashers, before you actually need them in an emergency.
WORLD HAS 3RD-WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD
While the USA sweated through one of its warmest summers on record, so did the rest of the world. Scientists from the National Climatic Data Center say the average summer temperature worldwide tied with 2005 as the third-highest since we've kept records. (Only the summers of 1998 and 2010 were warmer. Records go back to 1880.)
HUGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR BEST-SELLING AUTHOR AND PREACHER MAX LUCADO AT COOL SPRINGS BOOK-SIGNING TODAY
They're expecting a big crowd tonight for an event at Lifeway Bookstore in Cool Springs. New York Times best-selling Christian author Max Lucado will be signing copies of his latest book. Although he's there tonight, you had to get there at nine this morning to get an autograph ticket, that would give you a spot in line this evening. ( Lucado has written more than 50 books, three of which have won the Christian Book of the Year award. Call the Cool Springs LifeWay Christian Store for more details at (615) 771-9050.)
SNOWBOARDER SHAUN WHITE CHARGED WITH VANDALISM
Olympic snowboarder Shaun White is in trouble for apparently getting drunk and destructive at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel early, early Sunday morning. Seems White decided to pull a fire alarm, and everybody had to get up at 2am and evacuate. He was witnessed destroying a hotel phone, then trying to get away in a cab, and kicking some guy who tried to stop him. He finally fell down and hit his head. Shaun White is charged with vandalism.
HANDS ON NASHVILLE NEEDS 500 VOLUNTEERS FOR WEEKEND PROJECTS
Hands on Nashville says it desperately needs volunteers to help with a one-day school spruce up this weekend. If you can help, go to www.HON.org
MISSING FORMER NFL PLAYER FOUND SAFE
A 69-year-old man who'd been missing from his home in Hermitage since he left for a walk on Sunday afternoon has been found. David Hathcock, a former NFL player, was found nearly 20 MILES from his house: he was under a highway bridge. Family members have only said he has a heart condition.
TENNESSEE WOMAN FALLS OVERBOARD ON CRUISE SHIP
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 21-year-old Bartlett, Tennessee woman who apparently fell off a cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean, about 47 miles east of Fort Lauderdale. She was reported missing Sunday night from the Royal Caribbean vessel Allure of the Seas.
MITT ROMNEY SAYS HE STANDS BY HIS COMMENT
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not backing away from comments he made in a newly-released, hidden video of a private meeting with supporters months ago. In it Romney describes the 47-percent of voters who will likely support President Obama as people who view themselves as victims and who expect the government to provide for them. Romney says he could have made his point in a better way, but he's sticking by what he said.
SPRING HILL GM PLANT PRODUCING THE CHEVY EQUINOX
Hey, good news! We're back in business at the GM plant in Spring Hill! They had to shut down two years ago.. but then have been revamped and remodeled so they can build a range of different model cars. Right now, they're making the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, which is gonna start hitting dealer car lots this week.
USHER JOINS CAST OF 'THE VOICE'
Although ratings for the TV show "The Voice" are still going up.. they're changing things up for the next go-around, next spring. The Voice will replace Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera.. with Shakira and Usher.
PRESIDENT ON LATE SHOW WITH LETTERMAN TONIGHT
President Barack Obama will be on the "The Late Show with David Letterman" tonight. This will be his second time on the show since he was elected.
WOMAN LOSES 76 POUNDS ON STARBUCKS DIET
A Virginia woman claims she lost 76 pounds by eating all of her meals at Starbucks for two years! 66 year-old Christine Hall says she had oatmeal and black coffee, fruit and cheese, and paninis. It's proof that ANY DIET will work, if you stay on it. The problem is that you can't stay on a diet like that forever. Christine says she lost the weight so she could be a kidney donor.