WHERE WERE YOU TWO YEARS AGO? http://nashville.about.com/od/weather/a/NashvilleFlood2010.htm It was two years ago today that the Nashville flood was in progress. Middle Tennessee got over 13 inches of rain in a two day period, pushing the Cumberland River nearly 12 feet above flood stage... forcing people out of their homes, closing businesses, and causing 11 deaths. You can call and let us know where you were two years ago today...
In Today's News, below: 3-year-old bitten by dog, lawsuits filed over Nashville Flood, Flood Anniversary this week, Teachers caught abusing students, traffic changes in Franklin, where you can get a job with full benefits, and more!
PREDATORS NOT YET PROFITABLE Millions of dollars in public funds and winning records aren't helping to turn the Nashville Predators into a profitable business. The"Tennessean," reports that the local ownership group has had to put up 60-million dollars of its own money to cover losses over the last five years, while the city has fronted almost 39-million.
POSSIBLE TORNADO IN FRANKLIN Emergency responders are assessing the damage and figuring out what to call the high winds that flipped a car and damaged homes in Franklin last night. Witnesses say they saw a funnel cloud, or a tornado, but officials still have to decide whether it that it touched down... to confirm it as a tornado.
AMAZON TELLING CUSTOMERS ABOUT OWED TAX www.Amazon.com has started sending out e-mails to its customers telling them they may owe a USE tax to Tennessee. That means you'll owe at least a 2.5% tax on all your online purchases from last year that you didn't pay state sales tax on. Amazon says it's not going to tell the state tax commission who owes what, so it's up to you whether to pay, or not.
FAKE AT&T E-MAIL SCAM There's a warning out from the Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee... about an email scam that's going around. The emails LOOK like they're from AT&T, and give you links to view your bill, pay online and download a smart phone application to manage your account. If you click them, however, the links go to a third party website that downloads a virus onto your computer.
WINTER STORM IN NORTHEAST It looks like Winter's not quite done with us. We've got a cold snap and strong winds expected today, but we're getting off easy. Even though everything's bloomed and blossomed-out, residents may get a foot of snow in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland.
TN SEES MORE TAX MONEY, GOOD ECONOMIC SIGN There seems to be more good economic news for Tennessee...
There is some positive news when it comes to jobs in Tennessee. New unemployment numbers were released Thursday which show the state's March unemployment rate has dropped to 7.9%, the eighth straight month of decline.
A recent study shows WILLIAMSON county leads the STATE in binge drinking among TEENAGERS. 15% of Williamson County teens binge drink, which is about twice as many as the rest of the state or country. Last night a group of community advocates tackled addressed the problem head on in a town hall meeting...
A new era is beginning at the University of Tennessee. Less than a year after she announced she has early onset dementia-Alzheimer's type, Pat Summitt has stepped down as the head coach of the Lady Vols. Summitt will continue to act as a mentor to players as “coach emeritus”. Long time assistant Holly Warlick will take over as the new head coach.