Anna's News

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.

Tuesday May 28, 2013

ANOTHER SCHOOL BOMBING AVERTED

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

MOORE TORNADO LATEST
The National Weather Service has given the twister that hit Moore, Oklahoma a rating of EF5 for wind speed and breadth, and severity of damage. EF5 tornadoes are the strongest tornadoes and have the most violent winds on Earth, more powerful than a hurricane. The Moore tornado's wind speeds were estimated at between 200 and 210 mph.

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