SNOW, DEATHS, LOOTING IN BUFFALO, NY
Buffalo, New York is under about 8 feet of snow right now, at least 12 people are dead, and dozens of buildings have collapsed, front doors are breaking and falling in from the weight of the snow, and emergency officials are warning people to watch the ceilings of their homes, for signs that the roof may be about to cave in under the weight of the heavy, wet, lake effect snow. There''ve also been some reports of looting... like a Doritos truck that got stuck in the snow and was abandoned and then emptied completely out by Doritos looters.
PHOTOS THAT SHOW HOW CRAZY THE SNOW IS IN BUFFALO
PRESIDENT OBAMA ON IMMIGRATION
President Obama is taking executive action on immigration, to boost border security while shielding up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation if they meet certain conditions... including having children who are legal citizens, and if they're working and paying taxes.
MAN ARRESTED AGAIN FOR IMPERSONATING AN OFFICER IN SPRINGFIELD
This is creepy. 20-year-old Charles Marston has been arrested in Springfield for impersonating a school resource officer, and trespassing at a school. Again. Marston was caught on Springfield Middle School property, Tuesday, and reportedly told officers who questioned him that he was a Sheriff's deputy. He was arrested. He reportedly did the same thing in Franklin county back in January of 2013.
NASHVILLE ONE OF THE HOTTEST CITIES FOR 2015
Nashville has been named one of the 15 Hottest US Cities for 2015 by Business Insider. The reasons we're so hot for businesses include our growing auto and healthcare industries, and tourism, which is expected to be up 10 percent by 2016. That tourism bump is in part because of the TV series Nashville. Whether you love it or, or whether you put up with it because all your friends have camers in it, it's helped bring money into our economy.
ATTORNEY IN VANDY RAPE CASE SUSPENDED
It's not clear how this is going to affect the case, but John Herbison, the defense attorney for one of four men charged in a Vanderbilt University rape case, has been suspended from practicing law, for 18 months starting Nov. 30th... for three complaints of professional misconduct.
PREGNANT LA VERGNE LIBRARIAN PASSES AWAY
There are some sad families and kids in La Vergne this morning, after hearing that the librarian at La Vergne Lake Elementary school has passed away. Joanna Whitmore had just gotten pregnant with her first child, when she was diagnosed last month with Pancreatic cancer, and then she lost that battle, yesterday. There's a gofundme account set up to help her family with medical expenses. http://www.gofundme.com/JoannaWhitmire
The head of the National Security Agency, Admiral Mike Rogers, told a House Intelligence Committee that we're not as safe from other world powers as we could be. Rogers claims that China and, "probably one or two" other countries may have the capabilities to just basically shut down the US by hacking into computer systems of America's utilities, banks, and aviation.
THIS IS DEAL WEEK. AMAZON KICKS OFF BIG
As technology changes, so does the holiday shopping season. First, Black Friday, now, the weekend after Halloween is a big shopping weekend, and because so many stores are anxious to get that holiday money and we're eager to spend it, this period between now and Black Friday is now called "Deal Week" where you can pretty much get the best deals of the year. \
efore Thanksgiving, till the Wednesday after. And, some retailers, like Amazon.com, are kicking in big discounts, today.
NEWSPAPER REQUIRES REPORTERS TO DELIVER PAPERS
Wow. Times really are getting hard for some newspapers. In California, at one of their largest newspapers, reporters are being told they not only have to gather and write the stories, but on weekend, to get out there and make DELIVERIES on Sunday. (Orange County Register)
The paper recently stopped contracting with rival Los Angeles Times for delivery services and is now offering $150 gift cards to staff members if they deliver 500 to 600 papers. Editor Rob Curley admitted, "The entire company -- all departments, including our newsroom -- has been asked to help during what has clearly been a difficult situation." He added, "It's frustrating that we're even in this position. But it's temporary. Bottom line: all of us want our loyal readers to get their papers first thing in the morning." (Reuters)
WILLIAMSON COUNTY NEEDS SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS
Williamson County schools are hiring. They need about 18 school bus drivers, and they need substitute teachers. www.wcs.edu, and click “careers.”
MNPS LAUNCHES NEW ONE STOP SCHOOL SITE
And Metro Nashville Public Schools has something new set up for parents, what they're calling a "one stop shop" website: NashvilleSchoolFinder.org. You can get information on all of Metro's 157 schools, including academic performance, programs, transportation and after care. www.NashvilleSchoolFinder.org
SCIENTISTS: DON'T RAKE LEAVES
You are going to LOVE this! The National Wildlife Federation says, do NOT rake those leaves in your yard! It's better for all the little animals, if you leave 'em on the ground.
WORLD HELLO DAY
HELLO!!! Today is World Hello Day. To participate, you're supposed to just say, "Hello," to a few people today. Actually make eye contact and smile at someone. We get so caught up in smartphones and errands, that we end up feeling isolated. (www.worldhelloday.org)
Speaking of that holiday isolation, I know you're super-busy this time of year with Thanksgiving plans, and then Christmas, but
a friend of ours reminded us that not everyone has family or somewhere to go during the holidays. Try to take a moment to slow down, look around, and consider reaching out to someone, and inviting them to come hang out and spend some time with you.
Nashville Psychologist Katherine Sherrod pointed out it's good to remember others, but to be a true friend, don't pressure and GUILT them into it, if they say no.
COMBAT AVIATION BRIGADE AT FORT CAMPBELL BEING DEACTIVATED
Fort Campbell is trimming down. The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell is being deactivated and its 24-hundred soldiers reassigned. That means we'll have about five thousand fewer active duty personnel at Fort Campbell military base than last year. Some Republicans are saying the trimdown is bad for our national security.