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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

HEALTHCARE WORKERS GET NEW GUIDELINES FOR EBOLA
Better late than never. We have some new guidelines in effect for healthcare workers who treat Ebola patients including, above all else, making sure the doctors and nurses receive training and show they're ready to treat people infected with the deadly disease.

PISTORIUS SENTENCED
South African Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced for shooting his girlfriend to death through a bathroom door. He'll serve up to five years in prison for the crime of culpable homicide, but could be out in as little as ten months.

NASHVILLE AIRPORT WORKERS DO THEIR VERSION OF "SHAKE IT OFF"
There's a new viral video making the rounds from Nashville. This time it's Nashville Airport workers doing lipsyncing and dancing to Taylor Swift's Shake It Off. Pretty cute. We've got it on our mix facebook page.

BATMAN BUILDING TURNS 20 YEARS OLD THIS MONTH
And News2 reminded us this morning that the Batman Building downtown, turns 20 years old this month.

DISNEY PRINCESS
Disney is making room for a new princess.  The company has revealed plans for a new animated feature about a Polynesian princess named Moana [[ moh-AH-na ]], with her adventure set in the South Pacific.

SWITCH WITCH
And if you're trying to find ways to get your kids to eat a little less candy .... you may want to check out Switch Witch. It's like Elf on the Shelf ... wher eyou get a little witch doll, that the kids can find each morning, and on halloween night, if they leave candy for her, kind of like the tooth fairy... if the kids leave candy for her after Halloween, the switch witch will take it and leave a toy, sports equipment, gift card, or something else fun. Comes with a storybook, so you can get in a little facetime with your kid as well. 

HAZMAT CREWS CALLED TO GREEN HILLS MOVIE THEATER
HAZMAT crews were called to the Green Hills movie theater last night after reports of a man putting some substance on the ground near the movie theater. Police interviewed the man and the substance was found to be non-hazardous. 

TN. MOM ACCUSED OF FRAUD, CHILD NEGLECT
23 year old Josslyn Munsey or Morristown, Tennessee faces a string of charges, after taking her little 6-year-old girl door to door claiming to be collecting money for a school trip to Disney World. Turns out there was no trip, and the child was not being cared for, and had a possible broken wrist that had been untreated. Munsey then gave police a false name and date of birth. She was arrested, the little girl was taken away.

SODA ACCELERATES AGING PROCESS
A new study claims that drinking lots of soda actually accelerates the aging process.

DESIGNER PASSES AWAY
Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away. He died yesterday at 82.

BONO SAYS GLASSES ARE FOR GLAUCOMA
You know why U2's Bono wears sunglasses all the time? He says he's worn them constantly for the past two decades because he has glaucoma.

NEW FINGERPRINT CREDIT CARD
MasterCard has unveiled the first credit card that comes with a fingerprint sensor.

NASHVILLE GAS PRICES BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE
And today would be a good day to fill up! Nashville's gas prices are at their lowest in nearly 4 years. The average is still around 3.12 a gallon, but you can definitely get it lower if you use your cheap gas app and look around. 

NASHVILLE: TRIALS WON'T BE SEPARATED FOR VANDY RAPE SUSPECTS 
Two of the former Vanderbilt football players accused of rape will be tried separately, two others will not. A judge has ruled that Corey Batey and Brandon Vandenburg will stand trial together, starting November 3rd. Brandon Banks and Jaborian McKenzie have already gotten their trials separated, but no trial dates for them yet. All four are accused of raping an unconscious woman inside a dorm room in June 2013.

GRANT TO HELP HOMELESS IN DAVIDSON, SHELBY COUNTIES
 Davidson and Shelby counties are getting the funds needed to help hundreds of homeless people find permanent housing.  The three-point-six-million-dollar grant is coming from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and is expected to help more than 650 people over three-years..including Veterans who are experiencing homelessness.

HAVING SIBLINGS MAKES YOU MORE COMPASSIONATE
If you have brothers or sisters, you may have fought like crazy when you were young, but a new study finds that, overall, people with siblings tend to be more compassionate and generous as they get older. And it's particularly true of boys.

ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER PROPOSES POLICY TO PAY CASH TO NEW MOMS
In Italy, not enough families are having babies, so they're turning to financial rewards. The Italian prime Minister is proposing that new moms get a bonus paycheck from the government: of about 150 dollars a month, till their children turn three. 

STRINGBEAN AKEMAN MURDERER HAS JOB AFTER RELEASE 
The man convicted of killing Grand Ole Opry star David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife in 1973 will work as a custodian at Cornerstone Church in Madison, once he gets out of prison.  John Brown was granted parole last week after spending 40-years in prison. 

OPRY MILLS ANNOUNCES THANKSGIVING WEEKEND HOURS
Another retailer has announced Black Friday hours.... Opry MIlls, says it'll be open Thanksgiving EVENING, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., then back open at 6am on Black Friday, November 28th. 

and if it's your birthday you share it with  Kim Kardashian, reality star (34)
Carrie Fisher, actress/writer (58)

COLUMBIA, TN. PAPA JOHN'S EMPLOYEE KILLED DURING ROBBERY
This is just horrible. Two masked men walked into a Papa John's Pizza in Columbia late Monday night to rob the place, and shot and KILLED the 22 year old man working the counter. Gorden Russell Schaffer died later.

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT AUDITIONS ARE COMING TO NASHVILLE
Music City Convention Center
November 5, 2014
201 5th Ave S,
Nashville TN, 37203
8am - 7pm
Entrance on Fifth Avenue

MACON OFFICIALS STOP ONE-MAN-CRIME-SPREE
A man was arrested in Macon County after sheriff's deputies discovered five truckloads of stolen items.
Ewing McMurtry is accused of more than 20 thefts of household items, pictures, bibles and lawn equipment from dozens of homes.
Deputies are now trying to connect recovered items with multiple reported thefts.
"We got something like 20 cases of thefts that have been recovered, possibly more," said Sheriff Mark Gammons.
Investigators say McMurtry was taking substantial amounts of scrap metal to Macon County Recycling two or three times a day, so they got suspicious. When deputies stopped McMurtry to speak with him, they found five truckloads of stolen items. One, was a cooler that one of the deputies recognized as being stolen from a friend of his. The thefts could likely go beyond Macon County. Authorities said it's possible counties such as Sumner, Smith and Trousedale could also be affected.
McMurtry is charged with aggravated burglary, criminal trespassing and multiple counts of theft over $1,000.  More charges are pending. 

Recent News

Monday, October 20, 2014

EBOLA LATEST
The first person diagnosed with Ebola outside of Africa seems to be cured. It's a nurses' aid in Spain who's now testing negative for Ebola.

BODY OF MISSING VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY STUDENT FOUND
TV stations in Charlottesville, Virginia are reporting that a body has been found that law enforcement officials say is the missing University of Virginia Student Hannah Graham.

Friday, Ocrober 17, 2014

NEW POLL ABOUT EBOLA 
A new poll shows about 50-percent of Americans say they won't get on international flights because they're worried about the Ebola outbreak in West
Africa. 

SILVER ALERT ISSUED FOR FRANKLIN MAN
Amber alerts are for missing kids, and for about five years now, we've had the new SILVER alerts for missing older folks... who may have some sort of dementia or other mental disability. . There's a Silver Alert in effect for a Franklin man ...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

CDC ON EBOLA
The CDC is looking at putting the 76 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas workers who treated Thomas Duncan on the no-fly list.  A source tells CNN the move is a possibility after nurse Amber Vinson traveled from Dallas to Cleveland and back.  She allegedly had a low-grade fever when she flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, but says a CDC worker told her it was okay to get on the plane. 

TROOPS COMING BACK FROM WEST AFRICA COULD BE QUARANTINED
American troops serving in West Africa could be quarantined for Ebola after returning home. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SECOND DALLAS HEALTH CARE WORKER SICK WITH EBOLA
A second Dallas healthcare worker is testing positive for Ebola. It's someone else who helped care for Ebola patient Thomas Duncan, who died last week.

CONDITIONS AT HOSPITAL NOT GOOD
Nurses from the hospital where all this is going down...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NEAR-RECORD RAIN, FLOODING.
It is still raining in Middle Tennessee: MOSTLY light rain, but we're already saturated, so even that can cause problems. News 2 meteorologist Justin Bruce says this was our second wettest October since we've been keeping records. We got more than 2 inches of rain yesterday, nearly 7 for the month (we average less than 3 inches of rain in all of October). And there's more on the way.

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