Anna's News

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

TRICK OR TREATING POSTPONED
Parents, and communities are having to make a decision today about Trick or Treating. We have storms and maybe even SEVERE weather tomorrow night. Our news and weather partner News 2 is reporting that Lebanon is changing trick or treating there to Friday night. Other communities are working on their backup plans.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

REPORT OF SMALL PLANE CRASH AT NASHVILLE AIRPORT

HALLOWEEN WEATHER MAY BE SEVERE
There's a 90% chance of strong storms and VERY GUSTY winds on Thursday and Thursday night, maybe even some severe weather.
That means parents may need to make alternate plans for their trick or treaters, drivers will have to be especially cautious because some kids are not going to let rain stop them, and those of you who've bought a lot of candy: do not EAT it, just because there may be fewer trick or treaters because

Monday, October 28, 2013

DATA CENTER FOR HEALTHCARE WEBSITE IS DOWN
A data center for the www.Healthcare.gov website is down. The data center, run by Verizon's Terremark,  developed problems yesterday, stopping online enrollment for all 50 states. No word on how long it'll take to fix the problem. 

LOCAL TEAMS
Vandy lost this weekend, to Texas A & M 56 to 24.
Tennessee lost to Alabama 45 to 10.

RED SOX AND CARDINALS ARE TIED IN WORLD SERIES
And Boston and St.

Friday, October 25, 2013

HEALTHCARE.GOV COMMENTS FROM HEARING
Boy wouldn't YOU be in trouble if you worked this way: the Healthcare.gov website was supposed to be ready by October 1st. Clearly it was not. Now, the lead contractor for the site says it should be able to handle heavy traffic by December 15th. In a House hearing about it yesterday, Cheryl Campbell said she has her staff working around the clock to fix the glitches. 

NASHVILLE WILL GET A 629 AREA CODE
Nashville IS getting a new area code.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

NES WARNS CUSTOMERS ABOUT PHONE SCAM
Let's start with the latest scam that's going around, even though YOU may not fall for it, please remember the older people in your life who might, and pass this along if you can. Nashville Electric Service says thieves are calling customers, telling them their NES payment hasn't been received, and threatening to cut off the customer's electricity if they don't use a credit card and make a payment over the phone. You guessed it: some people are falling for it. NES says it will NEVER ask for payment information over the phone.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

BULLETIN ABOUT PET JERKY TREATS
Federal health officials are asking for the public's help in tracking down the jerky pet treats that have made more than three thousand pets sick, and killed nearly 600 of them. The treats are sold as jerky tenders or strips and are made with chicken, duck, sweet potato, dried fruit, and in combinations of these ingredients.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

MIDDLE SCHOOL SHOOTING ON MONDAY LEAVES TWO DEAD
Wow! What do you say to your kids after there's been a school shooting!? Especially when you hear that the shooter may have been bullied? In Nevada, yesterday, a middle school student brought a weapon to school, killed a male teacher, wounded two twelve-year-old boys, then killed himself.

Monday, October 21, 2013

FROST ADVISORY
Some people woke up to some patchy frost this morning, about a week ahead of schedule. On average, Nashville's first freeze of the fall usually happens one week from today.  And, we're not done. There are two more cold fronts coming through this week, that'll keep temperatures down. 

FALL TEMPS ARRIVE EARLY
As the completely grammatically-incorrect saying goes, "Fall has FELL!" 
And just in time for the kids to bundle up and go back to school.
Fall break is over for Metro Schools, so kids are back in class today.

Friday, October 18, 2013

FIRST, HERE'S WHAT'S GOING ON THIS WEEKEND.
The largest Pet Adoption Fair in the state is TOMORROW (Sat), at Mars Pet Care in Franklin, 10 to 3. Mix 929's Anna Marie is there along with celebrity guest Barbara Mandrell. We'll have adoptable dogs and cats from at least 30 local shelters.

Take the kids and your camera for a fun day at Lucky Ladd Farms, south of Nashville. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, Tennessee's largest petting zoo, wagon rides,  gemstone mining and more! Kroger Plus card holders get discounts.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

GOVERNMENT PARTIAL SHUTDOWN OVER
Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are going back to work this morning, and more than a million others who have been working without pay will see paychecks again.  Last night's House and Senate votes on the deal to fund government and raise the debt ceiling, and President Obama's signature on the agreement, ended the 16-day shutdown and gave the Treasury authority to borrow money to pay the nation's debts.
The legislation that was passed funds government operations through mid-January, and extends the federal debt limit into early February

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