Saturday, July 26 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:20:32 GMT
According to AARP, here are the top 3 tips to protect yourself: Never give personal information to telemarketers who call you on the phone Shred sensitive information, for example credit card bills andFull Story >
According to AARP, here are the top 3 tips to protect yourself.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:57:45 GMT
The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is unhappy that the carrier has offered them no grief counseling in more than a week.Full Story >
The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday.Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
Metro police are going to great lengths to keep alcohol out of the hands of teenagers, and Channel 4 News rode along during a recent undercover mission to combat underaged drinking.
In what could look like an innocent college carpool, the mission began with four people - ranging in age from 18 to 20 - packed into a car.
Except they weren't heading to class. They were on a mission for alcohol.
At store after store, hidden cameras captured video of the youngsters hoping to buy booze. Many times, they were denied, but eventually they got what they're after.
One young person is seen handing a clerk her real identification, which clearly states she is under the age of 21, but the clerk sells her the beer anyway.
A team of undercover officers then walked in and temporarily shut down the store as they charge the man behind the counter.
The arrest is just the start. Next comes lawyer and court fees. The business owner could lose his license, and the clerks could possibly lose their jobs.
Out of 32 stores investigators checked that night, six of them sold beer to the undercover underage buyers.
"I would be very upset if I was a parent and I knew that my child was out there and able to do that," said one undercover Metro police officer.
Police say they aren't out to trick anyone or ruin anyone's life. Actually, they say their real goal is to save lives.
Remember, in most cases, the clerks actually checked the IDs, which had the minors' real birthdates.
This, police say, is a training problem.
"They're checking the IDs, but they're just not doing the right things," one undercover officer said.
It's a training issue they are determined to correct.
"I think that we're making a difference. I think that the word is getting out that this is not something that our community tolerates," said DeWayne Holman, with the Nashville Prevention Partnership. "We want people to obey the law. We want the establishments to obey the laws that we have on the books. We expect them to do that."
Police say you might be surprised to know there is no test to obtain a beer or liquor license. You simply have to check a box saying you understand the law.
Now, some groups are pushing for law changes that would make it tougher to get licenses plus make punishments stiffer for those who have licenses and who don't follow the law, especially repeat offenders.
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Saturday, July 26 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:57:22 GMT
Springdale police have issued an amber alert for 5-year-old Kelcie Hawkins. The amber alert was issued around 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Police are looking for her father, Kaelin Teron Hawkins, 34,Full Story >
A missing girl has been found after an amber alert was issued Saturday morning, but police are still looking for her father who took her.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-26 14:53:57 GMT
Amidst allegations that the Ohio State University band director ignored a 'sexualized culture' within the band, a recording was released of the director berating students. The Columbus Dispatch obtainedFull Story >
Amidst allegations that the Ohio State University band director ignored a 'sexualized culture' within the band, a recording was released of the director berating students.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:20:00 GMT
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat stature. This kitten has moves you would expectFull Story >
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat statue.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-07-26 12:48:58 GMT
The tastes, flavors and sounds are on display during the 2nd annual Taste of OTR at Washington Park. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. restaurants including Kaze, Lucy Blue Pizza, Tom + Chee and Eli'sFull Story >
The tastes, flavors and sounds are on display during the 2nd annual Taste of OTR at Washington Park.Full Story >