Wednesday, August 27, 2014
LAST CHEER AT GREER
Tonight may be the Nashville Sounds final game at Greer Stadium after 37 years. The final Sounds home game of the regular season, the "Last Cheer at Greer," tonight. But if the Sounds make the playoffs, there would be at least one home game in the postseason. The brand new First Tennessee Park is set to open in time for the 2015 season. www.wkrn.com/story/26367943/nashville-sounds-set-to-leave-greer-stadium-after-37-years
BABY DROPPED AT FIRE STATION
A newborn was dropped off at an East Nashville fire station last night. Firefighters at Fire Station 14 on Holly Street took the baby to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for an evaluation and say the child appears to be unharmed. No laws were broken because of Tennessee's Safe Haven law, which allows new mothers to drop off babies at safe havens if they are unable to care for them. www.wsmv.com/story/26380609/baby-dropped-off-at-east-nashville-fire-station
DOG FIGHTING RING
A North Nashville man is facing 27 counts after being indicted for running a dog fighting ring from his home. Michael Davis was first arrested in April connection to a heroin and cocaine trafficking bust back in April. Authorities seized 38 dogs; many have since gone through behavioral assessments to be adopted. www.wkrn.com/story/26376903/grand-jury-indicts-nashville-man-on-30-charges-for-dog-fighting-ring
CLOSED MOTEL ON FIRE
An abandoned motel on Harding Place, the Harding Inn, was spotted on fire just after midnight last night. Metro Police evaculated several homeless people from inside the building, which has been padlocked since 2010. It has since become a hub for prostitution and drugs. Investigators are searching for a person of interest who they believe started a fire at an abandoned motel in south Nashville overnight. At least one person was injured.
PHIL HARTMAN GETS STAR
The late actor-comedian Phil Hartman now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hartman was on "SNL" for eight seasons and his former co-stars Kevin Nealon and Jon Lovitz were on hand Tuesday to pay tribute. He won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1989 for his work on that show, and voice many characters on "The Simpsons," including beloved showbiz has-been Troy McClure.
MORE FUN WITH BIEBER
It's a lousy week if Justin Bieber doesn't get in trouble with the cops. Well, it's a good week. Allegedly, Bieber and Selena Gomez were at a Dave and Buster's in Hollywood Monday when a fan started taking pictures of the celebrity couple. Justin allegedly lunged at the person to grab the dude's phone, but security stoped Biebs before he got his hands on it. TMZ reports that the fan wants to press charges, and Bieber is being investigated for attempted battery, attempted theft and attempted robbery. If charged, Bieber would be in violation of his probation stemming from his egg-throwing incident a while back. www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/26/justin-bieber-attempted-robbery_n_5717039.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment&ir=Entertainment
HAUNTED HOUSE? NOPE.
A family in Canada was convinced their house was haunted. They were being awakened in the middle of the night as things were being knocked over all around the house. The good news, there was no ghost. The even WORSE news: the problems were caused by a ten-foot-long Burmese python. The homeowner, Rachel Leck, finally spotted coiled up on the couch. She grabbed her ten-year-old son and raced from the house terrified! Animal control was called.
Reports say Apple will launch its new iPhone 6 less than two weeks from today. The French website Nowhere Else reports the tech giant's newest smartphone will be introduced on Tuesday, September 9th. The iPhone 6 reportedly will come with either a 4.7-inch screen or a 5.5-inch screen.