Anna's News

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

COLD WEATHER CONTINUES
Winter Storm Leon is still at it, causing us to keep the heat up and the water on for at least another day.  We're not expected to get above freezing today, then overnight low temperatures 10 degrees or colder.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

DEADLY-COLD WEATHER IS BACK
We're back down into the potentially deadly cold weather again today, with windchill advisories in effect, which means even if you can usually run outside to check the mail without your gloves, or go start the car, you won't want to today, because a few minutes outside can start you on the way to frostbite. We have windchills today as cold as 10-below-zero. Today's also a day nobody gets to laugh at you for having hat hair.

Monday, January 27, 2014

MICHAELS REPORTS POSSIBLE BREACH OF PAYMENT INFORMATION
Michaels, the nation's biggest arts and crafts retailer, says it may have had a security data breach. Someone attacked the Michael's computer system that processes payment cards. Federal law enforcement and a computer forensics firm are investigating.

Friday, January 24, 2014

NES ASKS CUSTOMERS TO HELP CONSERVE ENERGY 
www.nespower.com
Nashville Electric Service (NES) is asking you to help reduce the heavy demand on the electric system, by conserving energy as much as you can.... especially through this afternoon.... when some people will have the heat cranked to its highest. NES says it doesn't expect problems in meeting the demand, they're not anticipating any blackouts or brownouts...  but they want to keep from putting too much strain on the system.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

SUMNER COUNTY BOUNTY HUNTERS HIT WRONG HOUSE AND HOLD VETERAN AGAINST HIS WILL
Two Sumner County bounty hunters face charges after they went to a wrong address and allegedly held a veteran against his will on his own property earlier this month. Mark and Angela Brummett are licensed bounty hunters and work for Community Bonding in Gallatin. But after they went to the home of 62 year old Gene Travis, targeted him with a taser, held him against his will while they searched his property looking for someone they claimed had been making meth...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

FLU OUTBREAKS PROMPT MORE CONSCIENTIOUS HANDWASHING
Are you washing your hands more? More than HALF the people in a new survey say they're washing more. BUT..when they were asked what handwashing meant, very few of them said it meant washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Another new study finds it doesn't really matter if you wash with warm or cold water... just as long as you use soap, and wash for at least 20 seconds. That's still the most effective way to keep from getting sick. And when you're NOT where you can wash your hands...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

BIG WEATHER CHANGE
As you step outside today... make sure you're ready for a DRASTIC weather change. It'll be much colder when you leave work than it is now. More polar air is sweeping through. We have a  WIND advisory- for North winds gusting up to 30 miles an hour. That's enough to blow your car into another lane while you're driving!

Monday, January 20, 2014

MLK JR DAY
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, observed the third Monday of January each year. Federal offices, post offices and banks are closed, to honor the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to have freedom, equality, and dignity for all people of all races.

Friday, January 17, 2014

NASHVILLE AMONG TOP CITIES FOR BED BUGS
Let's get the icky story out of the way, first. There's a new list out... of the top 25 cities in the country for bedbugs. Nashville made the list. We're at number 23 for the most bed bugs in the country.  Orkin put the list together, based on the number of bed bug treatments they have to do in each city.

Thursday, January 16, 2013

KNOXVILLE FATHER OF TWO IN CRITICAL CONDITION WITH FLU
H1N1 is still sweeping through the country. A Knoxville father of two, John Monday, is still in the hospital this morning, on a ventilator, with H1N1 and double pneumonia, which is a complication from the flu. He's been there for ten days and has been unconscious for a week. His family is praying his lungs will get well enough for him to recover. Monday's wife says they didn't get flu shots this year, and the whole family got sick. They recovered, John kept getting worse.

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