Sunday, August 31 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-08-31 09:20:57 GMT
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44...Full Story >
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops...Full Story >
Sunday, August 31 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-08-31 06:52:12 GMT
An Afghan spokesman says 23 people were killed when a passenger van and a fuel tanker collided in western Afghanistan.Full Story >
A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving.Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
There were some very tense moments at Rocketown Youth Center Sunday afternoon after someone threatened to blow up the building. Dozens of kids were inside when Metro police evacuated the building.
What started out as a fun afternoon for dozens of teens ended abruptly when Metro police officers surrounded Rocketown. Officers were called to the building at about 4 p.m. after someone reportedly threatened on Facebook to blow it up. Police searched the facility and questioned workers for over an hour, but there was no sign of a bomb.
It's the second time this week the faith-based outreach center made headlines. On Tuesday, Wes Breedwell, a former Rocketown employee, blasted management on Twitter, claiming he was fired for wearing a T-shirt supporting same-sex marriage.
In response to Breedwell's claims, the nonprofit released a statement:
"Rocketown does not comment on personnel issues, but, generally speaking, an employee would not be fired for expressing opinions on marriage. At Rocketown, we are welcoming and accepting of all youth. We reach out to all kids, are inclusive and very much care about acceptance of youth from different ethnicities, sexual orientations, financial backgrounds and religions."
But that did little to pacify Breedwell's supporters. Many took to Rocketown's Facebook page expressing their anger.
Jon Ellen wrote, "They should not be imposing those ignorant and negative beliefs on others."
There's no word who posted the threat on Facebook or if there's a connection between Sunday's bomb scare and Breedwell's firing. Channel 4 News reached out to Rocketown, but their representative said they couldn't comment.
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Saturday, August 30 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:57:07 GMT
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive. According to FOX News, 18-year-old Samuel Shepard was driving on a county road in MountFull Story >
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:34:11 GMT
The Coast Guard says the pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.Full Story >
A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday.Full Story >