Wednesday, May 9, 2012
NEW VIDEO RELEASED IN KIDNAP-SLAYING CASE
Police are still looking for the two girls kidnapped by Adam Mayes, who's suspected of killing a Tennessee mom and her oldest daughter. And now police have new video of Mayes, with a shorter haircut, that they're hoping you'll watch, so you will know him if you see him. The lives of the other two girls may depend on it. You can see the video by clicking the link above.
MT. JULIET EMPLOYEES INVESTIGATED
Five Mount Juliet employees are off the job and under investigation for improperly using taxpayer funded, city-owned cell phones. The police sergeant, three public works employees and a worker in the finance department were caught sending explicit messages with their company mobile phones.
BOGUS TWEEN GETS NASHVILLE SURGEON KICKED OFF CRUISE
A Nashville surgeon kicked off a cruise ship for tweeting a bogus message ... alerting of a bio terrorist attack says he's still getting calls from the F.B.I. Doctor Jack Kruse.. who had been scheduled to speak on the Jimmy Moore's Annual Low-Carb cruise... instead, was escorted off the Carnival Cruise Line ship Sunday.
FIVE YEAR OLD NEARLY DROWNS IN SONIC GREASE PIT
A five-year-old girl nearly died after a visit to a Sonic in Clarksville. The little girl was out of the car, and stepped on the dislodged cover of a grease pit and fell in! The grease was at least 5 feet deep, so when the five year old fell in, she completely disappeared! Her father was able to reach in and pull her out, and she's okay. The little girl's mom believes a guardian angel helped save her child's life.
MAN JUMPS INTO VAT OF ACID TO SAVE CO-WORKER
And a New Jersey roofer jumped into a vat of acid to save a co-worker who had fallen in. 51 year-old Rob Nuckols and the man he saved are both recovering from acid burns.
FUNERAL SERVICES SCHEDULED FOR GEORGE "GOOBER" LINDSEY
Visitation and Funeral services are set for George "Goober" Lindsey, who died on Sunday. Visitation is 2 to 4 on Friday, and the funeral is right after, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, on West End Avenue in Nashville... and they're open to the public.
JOHN TRAVOLTA LAWSUIT: SECOND MASSEUR COMES FORWARD
A second masseur has come forward alleging that John Travolta sexually assaulted him during a massage. Each of the men are asking for two million in damages. Travolta's people say he wasn't even in town when the first allegation happened, though both accusers claim they have evidence.
IOWA STATE PROFESSOR; "PINK SLIME" SCARE UNFOUNDED
An Iowa State University professor and former U.S. Department of Agriculture official says he's disappointed in how the controversy has played out over what's become known as "pink slime." Scott Hurd says the lean, finely textured beef that some stores and fast food restaurants add to their ground beef is 100-percent pure, lean beef, and is healthy despite its appearance. The consumer backlash against so-called Pink Slime has forced three plants to shut down.
GIANT RATTLESNAKE REMOVED FROM HENDERSONVILLE HOME
Did you see that giant Timber rattlesnake just pulled out of a home in Hendersonville? it was 5-and-a-half feet long, and probably about 10 years old. The Tennesee Wildlife Resources Agency says it is ILLEGAL in Tennessee to kill or remove snakes from their natural habitat. You're supposed to call an expert, or TWRA, to take care of it.
WOMAN LEAVES KIDS UNATTENDED OUTSIDE NASHVILLE PAWN SHOP
A woman was arrested Monday after leaving three children under the age of eight alone in a car outside a local pawn shop. After several complaints, a responding officer found the children sitting in the car unattended outside Household Pawn on Dickerson Pike in Nashville. When Jenika Woodruff, 36, returned to the car a short time later she told the officer the children were never let unattended. Witnesses told police that Woodruff was in the shop for about 20 minutes while the children sat in the car. All three children are under the age of eight. Woodruff was taken into custody without incident and charged with three counts of attempted child neglect.
PURCELL CO-AUTHORIED OBESITY REPORT RECOMMENDS BROAD ATTACK
A report released yesterday by the Institute of Medicine says schools should be the focus of the nation's fight against obesity, but changes are also needed elsewhere. The report co-authored by former Nashville mayor Bill Purcell points to sedentary life styles and cheap, high-calorie foods as the main culprits and recommends a broad attack to reverse the trend.
JUVENILE ESCAPEES DRAW ATTENTION TO DCS SECURITY
Department of Children's Services security procedures are being questioned after two kids escaped in two days... as they were being transported to or from the Juvenile Justice Center.
MAURICE SENDAK DIES
Children's Book Writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak has passed away. He died early Tuesday in Danbury, Connecticut after suffering a stroke last Friday. actor Tom Hanks — who co-produced the film adaptation of Sendak's popular children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are"... said, "Maurice Sendak was the fabulously cranky old man, the maker of the Wild Rumpus, who delighted in scaring the kids on the block — and they loved him for it. I think a late supper is awaiting him and it is still hot." Sendak was 83.
THIS SATURDAY IS LETTER CARRIERS' FOOD DRIVE DAY
And this Saturday is Letter Carriers Food Drive Day. If yours is participating, put some food in a little bag near your mailbox to be picked up Saturday, and they'll deliver them to Second Harvest Food Bank.
4 KIDS STRAPPED TO CAR, DRIVER ARRESTED
Police have charged a man accused of driving three blocks with four young children strapped to the hood of his vehicle with driving while intoxicated and neglect of a dependent. Fort Wayne police were called about 5:30 p.m. Monday after someone saw a man and woman strap four children to the hood of a car in the parking lot of a liquor store at 2116 Fairfield Ave. and then drive away, according to a statement from police spokesman John Chambers. The witness told police he saw a man and woman using a tow strap to tie the children to the car and then drive away, police spokeswoman Foster said.
TENNESSEE SEES SURGE IN GUN SALES
Fear about the November election, the end of the world, crime and personal protection has all led to more guns being sold at stores like Guns and Leather store in Greenbrier. Spring is usually the slow season for gun dealers but Dennis Williams, owner of Guns and Leather, says business is booming. "Sales have never dipped from our Christmas sales which typically is our best time of year," he told Nashville's News 2, adding, "We are about 30% to 40% above were we normally are at this time of year."
Tennessee residents have to have a background check from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in order to purchase a gun.
PASSING GAS MAY HAVE LED TO DINOSAUR EXTINCTION
British scientists have a theory that dinosaurs caused their own extinction by breaking wind, evidently a lot of times. The new study adds flatulence to the other most likely causes of the ice age, which include an asteroid strike and volcanic activity. (The study appears in the journal "Current Biology.")