Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:44:50 GMT
(RNN) - Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees. AccordingFull Story >
Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees.Full Story >
Vince Flynn, a best-selling author of political thriller novels, has died at age 47 after a two-year battle with prostate cancer.Full Story >
Best-selling author Vince Flynn, who wrote the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series and sold more than 15 million books in the U.S. alone, died Wednesday in Minnesota after a more than two-year battle with prostate...Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:38 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:38:40 GMT
A worldwide pop star could be staying in the Queen City. According to multiple eye witnesses, Bruno Mars has been staying in downtown Cincinnati for at least the past week. Mars is set to kick off hisFull Story >
According to multiple eye witnesses, Bruno Mars has been staying in downtown Cincinnati for at least the past week.Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
Parents at three Metro Nashville schools say they've had enough with the school district's transportation system.
They say for months, school buses have picked their kids up late - so late, in fact, many kids aren't making it to class on time.
When Sarah Moore gets her 7-year-old daughter on the school bus, she breathes a sigh of relief.
"I've been late to work almost every day since November, because I'm not going to leave before I know my daughter's safe on a bus," said Moore, whose child attends Ruby Major Elementary.
Moore said the bus that stops on her street has been late picking up the kids headed to Ruby Major by 15 to 40 minutes for the last several months.
It's the same experience with Paula Nelson's fourth grader at Ruby Major.
"There's been a couple of times where the bus hasn't even shown up, so we just take them to school," Nelson said.
Channel 4 News brought the parents' concerns to Metro Nashville Public Schools.
"Our priority is to make sure we get kids to school on time safely. In this case, the bus driver has been on leave, and finding a replacement has been difficult," said Metro spokeswoman Olivia Brown. "We don't currently have any substitute drivers in our transportation staff."
So, when one bus driver calls out, another has to double up on routes, disrupting schools, classes and kids.
Other complaints have involved Bailey and Donelson middle schools, and our news crew saw buses dropping kids at Donelson after the school bell rang Tuesday morning.
One even arrived 16 minutes after class started for the day.
Patricia Greenleaf says her seventh grader is constantly missing instructions at the top of class due to riding on a tardy bus.
However, Metro officials said the problem isn't widespread. And once the 30 open substitute positions are filled, they said all buses will be running on time.
To apply to become a Metro Schools bus driver, visit the career section of http://mnps.org or speak with a district representative at the Tennessee Career Center on Monday, Feb. 4 between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For any school bus complaints or concerns, contact Metro Schools Transportation Customer Service at 615-259-INFO.
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
NEW WEST MINISTER, CANADA (WAVE) - A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a class picture. For Anne Belanger, the photo was completely unacceptable. Her son, Miles, was pushedFull Story >
A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a photo shoot at his elementary school.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:03 GMT
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWineFull Story >
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWine and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:47:57 GMT
DENVER (KUSA/CNN) - A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone. She discovered the mistake while visiting his grave at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver. "IFull Story >
A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recalled cases come from the National Beef Packing Company, basedFull Story >
More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:45 GMT
Police are trying to identify two victims following an assault in Clifton. Authorities say that two men assaulted a victim, took the victim's wallet and used the victim's bank card. The assault occurredFull Story >
Police have arrested two teenagers following an assault in Clifton. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:39:28 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Golf Manor police officer Michael Forrest says an unknown individual went to the rear of the home and from the back patio shot several rounds into the bedroom. Full Story >
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