Tampa, FL – Prices at the pump should get more expensive this week thanks to an increase in oil prices and high demand for gasoline. Crude oil prices rose for the third consecutive week, making the cost to produce gasoline more expensive.
Gas prices nationwide have increased for 20 of the last 23 days, rising 16 cents to Sunday’s average of $2.20.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Danielle Liermann has put together one of the best freshman campaigns in school history for the Governors softball program and with the 2016 season coming to an end this week has made a strong case for being considered for several Ohio Valley Conference honors.
With three games left on this year’s schedule, Liermann – a 5-7, third baseman from Simi Valley, CA – is hitting .369, with nine doubles, a triple and six home runs.
American Heart Association reports Healthy Diet may reduce High Blood Pressure risk in Pregnancy-Related Diabetes
Dallas, TX – Women with pregnancy-related diabetes (gestational diabetes) are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure later in life; however, a healthy diet may significantly reduce that risk, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.
Researchers studied 3,818 women with a history of pregnancy-related diabetes enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study II as a part of the ongoing Diabetes & Women’s Health Study. Over 22 years of follow-up, 1,069 women developed high blood pressure, which in turn increased their risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Written by Bill Steigerwald
Greenbelt, MD – A powerful combination of observations and computer simulations is giving new clues to how the moon got its mysterious “tattoos” — swirling patterns of light and dark found at over a hundred locations across the lunar surface.
“These patterns, called ‘lunar swirls,’ appear almost painted on the surface of the moon,” said John Keller of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “They are unique; we’ve only seen these features on the moon, and their origin has remained a mystery since their discovery.” Keller is project scientist for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission, which made the observations.
Nashville Sounds Win First Shutout of Season
Round Rock, TX – The Nashville Sounds finished their four-game series against the Round Rock Express at Dell Diamond on Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 shutout win and took three out of four games to win their second series of the season.
Sounds starter Zach Neal was brilliant in the series finale. The right-hander pitched four 1-2-3 innings and recorded 11 consecutive outs from the second inning through the sixth. The former Oklahoma Sooner picked up his third win of the season in 7 1/3 shutout innings surrendering just four hits.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions (“Department”) took possession of Trust Company Bank, Memphis, Tennessee at 4:00pm CDT on April 29th, 2016.
The Department has appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) as Receiver of the Bank effective upon the Department taking possession of Trust Company Bank.
Clarksville, TN – Navdeep Saini, who may well be the nicest student attending Austin Peay State University, doesn’t like to talk about himself that much. If pressed, he’ll admit that he speaks six languages and has a degree in biotechnology (that he earned in Russian), but talking about his accomplishments seems to embarrass him.
He looked particularly shy at APSU’s Einstein Bros. Bagels coffee shop earlier this month when someone asked Saini about another accolade.
Tennessee Titans pick up Southern Mississippi CB Kalan Reed with the last pick of the 2016 NFL Draft
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans selected Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles cornerback Kalan Reed in the 7th round (253rd overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He was also the last player picked in the draft.
The 5’11”, 195 pound Reed had a 4.38 second time in the 40 yard dash and a 41.5″ vertical jump at the NFL Combine.
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Severe Thunderstorm watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County that is in effect this afternoon until 8:00pm tonight, Sunday, May 1st.
Thunderstorms are developing from Western Tennessee to Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana and these storms should increase some in coverage and intensity through the afternoon while spreading eastward.
Clarksville, TN – As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee left short-term interest rates unchanged. In its policy statement, the FOMC noted that “labor market conditions have improved further even as growth in economic activity appears to have slowed.”
The key phrase from the mid-March statement, “global economic and financial developments continue to pose risks,” was removed, although officials promised to closely monitor conditions. Equities rallied on the Fed statement (in part, perhaps, because the meeting was simply out of the way), but global markets weakened after the Bank of Japan failed to stimulate further.
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