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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

TORNADO DAMAGE IN KY.
Things got pretty dark and menacing for awhile last night as storms rolled through. No tornadoes were reported here in Middle Tennessee, but people in Southern Kentucky are cleaning up after an EF2 tornado hit near Adairville. It plowed a path as much as 300 yards wide and about 5 miles long. There were at least three injuries, though none are life-threatening. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

ANDREA STILL SOAKING THE EAST COAST, TN. GETS CHANCE RAIN
While we have only about a 50/50 chance of rain in our forecast, people along the east coast are getting soaked today with as much as 6 inches of rain, a final parting gift from Tropical Storm Andrea. There are still flash flood watches in effect in more than a dozen states from Georgia to Maine.

Friday, June 7, 2013

TWO WEBSITES YOU NEED THIS WEEKEND
This is a big weekend for Nashville: lots of visitors enjoying the music and friendly people we get to experience year-round, as the CMA Festival continues.
If you're headed downtown this weekend, there are two websites you need to remember.
To get all the street closing information, showtimes and show locations, it's www.cmaworld.com.
To find parking spaces ahead of time, so you have options, remember www.Parkitdowntown.com

Thursday, June 6, 2013

CMA MUSIC FEST UNDERWAY
The CMA Music Festival is officially underway. There are dozens of live shows today through the weekend, as well as the big grand finale weekend, downtown. You can see who's playing, when and where, at CMAworld.com. Last year, more than 71-thousand people attended the festival. Bonnaroo is next week.

Wed, June 5, 2013

BBB WARNS OF ANOTHER SCAM
The Better Business bureau is asking us to warn you that scammers have been hitting people who are in financial trouble. The thieves pose as debt collectors and threaten arrest warrants and criminal prosecution if you don't send money.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

DOWNTOWN ROADS BLOCKED FOR CMA FESTIVAL
Broadway from First to Second Avenues, First Avenue from Demonbreun to Church Street, and Fifth Avenue from Korean Veterans Boulevard to Broadway all closed for the week on Monday.
The closures mean some added congestion for those who work and live downtown. Shelly Grona has worked downtown for six years. She says the annual festival is something you have to plan for.

Monday, May 3, 2013

FIRES OUT WEST 
Fire crews east of Santa Fe, New Mexico are fighting the Tres Lagunas blaze that's already scorched 74 hundred acres and forced 100 families to evacuate. Farther west, the so-called "Powerhouse Fire," 60 miles north of Los Angeles, now covers about 25-thousand acres.

Friday May 31, 2013

MORE BAD WEATHER

At least nine people are recovering from injuries after tornadoes touched down on Thursday. The twisters hit yesterday in northeast Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Another tornado hit the Tulsa, Oklahoma area yesterday evening. Authorities say there are reports of roof damage in the suburbs.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

WORKING WOMEN

The increasing importance of women in the workforce is becoming pretty obvious. A new Pew study finds that mothers are the primary breadwinners in a record 40% of U.S. households with children. Back in 1960, it was just 11%. The growth of breadwinner moms is tied to women's increased employment rate and rising education levels, the researchers find. More people are comfortable with the idea of breadwinner moms with 28% saying it's better for a marriage if a husband earns more than his wife.

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