Wednesday, February 12, 2014
GIANT SINKHOLE OPENS AT CORVETTE MUSEUM IN BOWLING GREEN, KY.
Here's some WEIRD breaking news: a giant sinkhole has reportedly opened up this morning at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling green kentucky and 8 corvettes have disappeared into the sinkhole. It's at the Sky Dome at the National Corvette Museum. The sinkhole is estimated to be around 40 feet wide and 20-30 feet deep.
LEBANON, TN. BOMB FOLLOW
Federal investigators say that package bomb that killed a Lebanon man and critically injured his wife, may not have been an isolated attack, and now they're warning people, especially those in Lebanon, to look out for suspicious-looking packages. And suspicious-looking, first of all, means a package you weren't expecting. If you weren't expecting a package, think twice before you just grab it and carry it in. The Lebanon couple, 74 year old former attorney Jon Setzer and his 72 year old wife, Marian, had just gotten the package from the mailbox and taken it into their home where it exploded, blowing out windows, and killing Jon.
MAJOR ICE STORM HAS BEGUN!
There are already close to 3 thousand flight cancellations, mostly in Atlanta, and in Charlotte, North Carolina. The National Weather Service says this storm will affect parts of EVERY southern state except Florida.
In Tennessee, we may see some freezing rain, that can cause some slick spots on roads by this afternoon, maybe some snow flurries.
And already some school systems have closed...
Maury, Rutherford, williamson, wilson county schools are closed this morning. You can check school closings for tomorrow morning, under the NEWS tab at www.mix929.com
STORES STOCKING UP
If you need to make a quick run to the store, you'll probably find the stores still have what you need... unlike last time when the bread and milk cases were left empty, and LIQUOR stores had empty shelves. Trucks have been coming in early, trying to NOT have to drive through areas like Georgia where they may see nearly an inch of ice accumulation and are expecting power outages because of it.
POWERBALL JACKPOT UP TO 284-MILLION
If you're making a run for bread, milk and toilet paper, you may wanna also pick up a powerball lottery ticket. Tonight's Powerball jackpot is up to 284-million dollars.
There are a couple of recalls you need to know about: one is for Toyota Prius hybrids ... made between 2009 and this year. The other is Graco Car seats for children, but not infants. The belt will fasten but you may have a hard time getting it unfastened to get the kid back out.
HENDERSONVILLE HOUSE PARTY ENDS WITH ARRESTS
Yeah, it looks funny when it's on a sitcom, but in real life, you go to jail. 25 people, mostly teenagers, have been arrested in Hendersonville for holding a house party and drinking at someone's home while they were out of town. The kids were arrested, then released to their parents, till their court dates.
BEST IN SHOW WINNER IS:
A wire haired fox terrier named Sky is the top dog at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog show in New York. Sky beat dogs in six other groups to take the honors last night. It's the 14th time the wire fox terrier has won "best in show" at the competition.
DAVID CASSIDY'S WIFE FILES FOR DIVORCE
David Cassidy's wife has filed for divorce. Sue Cassidy had been married to the former teen idol for 23 years, but now he's in rehab, and she, says she's done. He had his third DUI arrest in January.
OHIO WOMAN CHANGES HER NAME TO SEXY
And, it's official. The Ohio woman formerly known as Sheila, has legally changed her first name to 'Sexy.' Sexy Crabtree.
REPORT: 3 IN 4 KIDS DRINK CAFFEINE EVERY DAY
This may not change a thing about what you let your kids drink, but just so you'll know: a new report shows three in four children drink caffeine every day -they're getting it from soda, teas and energy drinks - though health experts say no child should be drinking caffeine. (For some, it's been deadly. Like the 14 year old girl whose parents allege Monster Energy drinks contributed to her death.)
REWARDS NOW BEING OFFERED AND CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR AIMING LASER POINTERS AT AIRCRAFT
The FBI says it's not just a kid's prank, to shine laser pointers at airplanes. It's so serious and so potentially deadly that they're now offering ten-thousand-dollar rewards to help catch people who aim laser lights at aircrafts. (And they're reminding people it's a criminal act that could mean some SERIOUS jail time.)
MATT LAUER FILLING IN AS OLYMPICS HOST AS BOB COSTAS OUT FOR PINKEYE
Matt Lauer may not be going for gold, but the longtime Today show host will be pinch-hitting for buddy Bob Costas Tuesday as the NBC Winter Olympics host takes a night off to battle an icky-looking eye infection, which has forced him to wear Harry Potter-style glasses on air. "Let's hope it's only tonight," Costas, 61, told Lauer live on Today Tuesday. "I'm walking around, I might as well be playing 'Marco Polo.' I have no idea where I am." "I'm happy to keep his chair warm, although I might Purell it before I sit in it," Lauer jokingly replied.
Costas is something of an Olympic institution. No one else has anchored a prime-time summer or winter Olympic broadcast in the U.S. since 1998, when CBS had the rights to broadcast the games.
TOM BROKAW HAS CANCER
Former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw is being treated for cancer, but doctors are very encouraged by the progress he is making, NBC said Tuesday.
Brokaw, 74, was "diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, in August at the Mayo Clinic," the network said.
MOM'S FACEBOOK PAGE FOR FRIENDLESS KID GETS A MILLION LIKES
Here's an update on that story we told you about earlier, where the kid with an autism-like disorder told his mom he didn't want a birthday party because he has no friends to invite. Now there are a MILLION likes on the page his mom started to gather a few well-wishes for his upcoming 11th birthday. We have it on our mix facebook page. WONDERFUL story.
BILLY RAY REMAKE
Have you heard? Before he was Miley's dad, Billy Ray Cyrus had his own career... fueled mostly by a MONSTER hit called Achy Break Heart. Now, he's re-releasing a new version of the song... with hip hop artist Buck 22.
BEWARE FAKE FLAPPY BIRD APPS
Flappy Bird clones are popping up to fill the gap created when the creator took down the app, and some of them can cost players money. Some fake Flappy Bird apps ask for permissions to read and send text messages while the app is installed, then send premium messages that can empty the user's balance or bump up phone bills.