Thursday, April 11, 2013

TORNADOES IN MISSOURI, SEVERE WEATHER MOVING TO SOUTHEAST
The Missouri Governor is touring the damage after tornadoes ripped through the state yesterday. At least two, and possibly three, tornados were confirmed around the St. Louis area, causing significant damage and leaving more than 40-thousand without power.  In Arkansas, a tornado destroyed a church and injured three people.  The governor of Missouri has declared a state of emergency.

SEVERE WEATHER MAY HIT NASHVILLE TODAY
You may want to make stay-in lunch plans today, since those heavy storms we have the chance of getting today, may be hammering us right about then. We could get high winds, hail and maybe even some tornadoes.

THIS WEEK IS GOOD FRIDAY TORNADO ANNIVERSARY
This is definitely the time of year for tornadoes. Four years ago this week is when the so-called "Good Friday" tornadoes hit: 85 tornadoes in several states, that killed at least 5 people, including two in Murfreesboro.

HEAR BRIEF CALLS FROM 2 MIX 92.9 LISTENERS
who were victims of the April 2009 Tornadoes. 

BEING OVERWEIGHT CANCELS HEALTH EFFECTS OF RED WINE
You've heard that a little red wine is great for your health? Well, not if you're overweight. A new study finds being overweight CANCELS the health benefits of red wine.

TIPS FOR DEALING WITH THAT YELLOW POLLEN ON CARS
This is the time of year that you see that yellow pollen all over your car. A professional car-cleaner's website says you shouldn't wipe off the pollen with a dry rag, because it's abrasive, and can scratch your paint. You're supposed to rinse it off, and air dry so you don't rub what's left into your paint job. That rain moving through this morning should take care of it for you, for now.

DON'T PARK UNDER TREES IN THE SPRING
Car cleaning experts also say though it's tempting to park under a tree to keep your car cooler, it's better not to, because you're more likely this time of year to get sap, sticky blossoms and other debris on your car that'll mess up the paint.

CAR RECALL FOR AIRBAG PROBLEMS
There's a worldwide recall of some Toyotas, Nissans and Mazdas over an airbag problem. You'll be notified if yours is one of the millions of vehicles involved. Some of the airbags may not inflate in a crash. Even worse, there are a lot of older cars involved, so the companies are having to track down the owners.

CARNIVAL OFFERING DISCOUNTED CRUISE RATES
After having such rough luck with cruises, such as the fire on the Carnival Triumph that stranded passengers at sea, Carnival is offering a Caribbean cruise -- including meals and some beverages -- for as little as $38 a night, less than a stay at a cheap motel.

PROM TIME AND "ZOMBIE PROM" TIME
While lots of teenagers in Middle Tennessee are thinking about their prom dresses, tuxes and hair and makeup for prom, there are others, right this minute, thinking about how they can get their makeup to look like they've been DEAD for a week, complete with fake blood and body parts.
Our friends at Performance Studios say they've been inundated with people getting ready for the annual Zombie Prom, or Promocalypse! It's April 27th and is for anyone -- any age -- who's into Zombies, or even "zombie-curious" as they say. You will need a ticket.

NASHVILLE TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO HEROIN BUST
Isn't it fortunate that crooks are often not so bright?
A cop pulled over a rented Ford Taurus this week for following another vehicle too closely on I-40 in West Nashville, and found 10-thousand dollars worth of heroin. A 51 year-old Boston man was arrested, though he reportedly claimed he knew nothing about the 125 packets of drugs in his car trunk.

REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION ON HORSE SHOT, KILLED IN MADISON, TN.
This is so sad. People who have horses often love them like pets or family, so one local family is just devastated. Someone shot and killed their horse as it stood in their yard in Madison. Metro Animal control is investigating and there's a thousand-dollar reward being offered for information about the shooter.

FORMER METRO PRINCIPAL SENTENCED FOR SEXUAL BATTERY
Ronald Anderson, a former principal at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Antioch has been sentenced to three months in jail for sexual battery, for having an inappropriate relationship with a minor who he montored in 2009 at the Royal Life International Church.

TEXAS STABBING SUSPECT IN COURT TODAY
The man accused of carrying out a stabbing attack at a Texas college is supposed to be in court today. Dylan Quick  reportedly told investigators he's been fantasizing about stabbing people since he was eight years old.

WOMAN WINS 40 MILLION, NOT 40 THOUSAND AS SHE’D THOUGHT
Toronto woman Maria Carreiro was thrilled to win 40-thousand dollars in the lottery last Friday night. She told everybody about her winning ticket! Yay!!!  But, things changed. It turned out she’d made a mistake and hadn't won the 40-grand. The 51 year old had actually won 40 MILLION dollars! She’d overlooked a few zeros in her excitement.
Her husband says now that it's forty MILLION they've won, he's going to quit his job. Maria says she’s taking her whole family out to the local Chinese restaurant for all-you-can-eat!

BRUNO MARS' FOUR SISTERS LAND WE REALITY SHOW
Bruno Mars isn't the only one in the family with talent. His four sisters have a group called The Lylas, and they've just landed their first reality show, on WE TV.