Wednesday, May 1, 2013
FIVE YEAR OLD SHOOTS TWO YEAR OLD SISTER
Just over the border, in Kentucky, a 2-year-old girl has been accidentally shot and killed by her 5-year-old brother, who was playing with a .22-caliber rifle he received as a gift. Mom was home when it happened. She says the gun is kept standing in a corner, but they didn't know there was still a shell in it when the 5 year old picked it up.
HOW SAFE IS YOUR PIN NUMBER?
With hackers getting into even sites that have great security, online safety experts are reminding you to find time to check your pin number for credit and bank cards against the list of top 20 most common pins in America. Thieves know they can try those top 20 common pins, and get into about 1 in 3 accounts they try. Check that list HERE.
RICIN LETTER SUSPECT
There's more evidence against the guy suspected of sending a ricin-tainted letter to the President. Investigators saw 41 year old suspect James Dutschke throwing away a mask and gloves, that were later found to have ricin residue. They also say he'd ordered the bean used to make ricin on eBay.
DECISION DAY FOR COLLEGES
It's May 1st, National Decision Day for high school seniors. This is the day most colleges across the country require a decision and a deposit from accepted students.
NASHVILLE ON LIST OF TOP TORNADO CITIES
Nashville is one of the country's most tornado prone cities. We're tenth on the Weather Channel list, Huntsville, Alabama is number one. (Of the top ten, only three cities are in what is traditionally called "Tornado Alley." )
CARBON MONOXIDE LEAK CLOSES GOODWILL STORE
Three employees were taken from the Charlotte Pike Goodwill store to the hospital yesterday for carbon monoxide poisoning, after a floor buffer started malfunctioning and putting off the toxic gas. Everybody's okay, and the store is back open.
DALLAS HAS BEEN RENEWED
If you're one of the fans who are Jonesing for "Dallas" now that the season is over, this is gonna make you feel better: TNT has renewed "Dallas" for a third season.
DOWNTON ABBEY CLOTHING/FASHION LINE OUT THIS YEAR
For the Downton Abbey fan in your life, there's a whole new Downton Abbey line of products coming out later this year, including clothing, beauty products, wallpapers, stationary, books, music and furniture.
NYC REALTOR OFFERS EMPLOYEES PAY RAISE FOR GETTING TATTOO WITH LOGO
If your company offered to give you a 15% raise to tattoo the company logo on your body, would you do it? At a real estate company in New York City, so far 40 employees have taken the raise and gotten the ink.
NEGATIVE PEOPLE ANSWER EMAILS FASTER
You wanna get a quick answer to your email question? Just hope it's answered by a grouch! A new study of more than 100 MILLION email conversations finds that negative people tend to answer emails 36% faster than friendly, upbeat people do. Speculations are that it might be easier to send a, 'sorry, not interested' email than an encouraging response, or that people who spend all day replying to emails end up bitter and snippy.
A new trend among couples these days: relationship contracts. That is, going into a marriage with an agreement for how often they'll get some romance. They get it in writing... that they'll get it at least once a week.
THIS MONTH IS
Better Sleep Month. May is also National Salsa Month.
We've found a website with everything you'd ever want to know about salsa, including recipes to make your own. http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/national_salsa_month.html
WEATHERPERSON MAKES BEST OF A BAD SITUATION
Check out this weather lady who turned a potential disaster into a FUN video clip.
Lisa Hidalgo of Denver was doing the forecast on the local TV news, and the front of the camera suddenly fell, focusing on the floor, and on her feet. Did Lisa get flustered and mess up? No! She laughs, does a little dance, then gets down onto her hands and knees to finish the forecast and crawl out of the shot. That's a PRO!
On "Dancing with The Stars," the celebrity who was eliminated last night: actor Andy Dick.
JUDGE SAYS ONLY ONE JACKSON AT A TIME
To keep things peaceful, the judge in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial is ruling that only one of the singer's siblings will be allowed in the courtroom at any given time, if mom Katherine is already there. They're suing concert promoter AEG, while the company is asking how hard the family tried to get Jackson help for his drug addiction.
TIM MCGRAW'S BIRTHDAY
And today is singer Tim McGraw's birthday. Tim turns 46 today! Happy Birthday Timmie poo, from your Anna bear.
HOUSTON COUPLE HEADS BACK TO COLLEGE
You ever wonder when life will slow down? When you'll get time to do some things just for enjoyment?
Apparently it takes awhile. In Houston, Frances and Harold Gates have been married 51 years.. they're both in their 70s.. and they FINALLY both just went back to college to finish their degrees. So far they're both in the honor society for their top grades.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS MOVIE
Even though she's starring in the TV series Nashville right now, actress Connie Britton says it's still possible there'll be a "Friday Night Lights" movie. She played one of the lead roles in the NBC series that ended its five-season run in 2011.
GUNMAN ROBS TWO TITLEMAX LOCATIONS
Cops are looking for a guy who robbed two TitleMax stores on Gallatin road yesterday. He's a black man, mid 20s, 6 foot two, about 190 pounds, and they have surveillance photos. You can see them HERE.
SMITHSONIAN CUTTING BUDGET BY 40 MILLION
The Smithsonian Institution is cutting its budget by about 40-million dollars... because of sequestration cuts. They're closing some of their museum galleries till September to make it happen.