Wednesday, September 3, 2014
OBAMA ON ISIS
President Obama says ISIS will be degraded and destroyed. A day after a video of the an American journalist being beheaded (the second, by the way), President Obama said driving the jihadist group from Iraq and Syria will take a sustained international effort, and promised to bring justice.
CVS STOPS SELLING TOBACCO
As of today, you'll have to go someplace other than CVS to get your smoke on: they're out of the tobacco business. The 77-hundred-store pharmacy chain had announced earlier this year that selling tobacco was in conflict with it's mission as a health care business. The American Pharmacists Association called on all drug stores to stop... but so far none of the others have done so.
NEW BANK RULES
Federal bank regulators are announcing new rules today that're supposed to keep us from having another financial meltdown. The so-called liquidity rules call for major banks to keep enough liquid assets to cover all their cash needs for 30 days.
JOAN RIVERS UPDATE
The stories are conflicting about Joan Rivers: some sources claim she's getting better, but doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City are not confirming that. And the 81-year-old comedienne's daughter says Joan is still on life support.
Defensive end Michael Sam may have found a new home. NFL.com reports the Dallas Cowboys are bringing Sam in for a physical today, and he's expected to be added to the team's practice squad if all goes well.
SICK TIME OF YEAR
This is just sick. No. Really. Ill. Sickness. Going around. Now that kids are back in school, and bringing stuff home to the rest of the family, there's been an uptick in sickness in Middle Tennessee. Actually, some of it has nothing to do with the kids: it's allergy symptoms. But others are coughing, and reporting fevers. Because of that, we've put up our Shots Etcetera COLD AND FLU guide, at www.mix929.com, so you can get a head start on staying healthy through the end of the year. (And find out where people are reporting being sick at www.sickweather.com )
POLICE IN WHITE HOUSE, GOODLETSVILLE SEARCHING FOR BANDITS
Cops in White House and Goodletsville are looking for thieves who broke into banks to steal ATM machines. The masked bandits were caught on surveillance video using an axe to try and break into the machines, and a Bobcat vehicle to try and LIFT an ATM over a fence. The ATM was too heavy, thought, and TIPPED the bobcat over on its nose... so they had to leave it and run. We'll post the link with the photos on our mix929.com news page.
MURFREESBORO MAN OVERDOSES ON CAFFEINE
A Murfreesboro man is better today after overdosing on caffeine early Friday morning... on purpose. The man reportedly told police he took 20 caffeine pills to "test the limits of his body." Medics said his body responded by vomiting repeatedly, among other problems. He's out of the hospital now.
NEW :WEST RIVERFRONT" SCULPTURE APPROVED
We're getting a new sculpture, downtown! Nope, it's not more naked people, lol. It's a 45-foot-tall, ribbon-like sculpture called "River Concept." It's supposed to mimic the curve of the Cumberland River. River Concept will be at 1st and Demonbreun at the new "West Riverfront" park. The sculpture and the park are supposed to be finished and ready to enjoy next summer.
MARINE VET CROSSING GUARD
Here's your WONDERFUL news story of the day! A retired Marine in Pennsylvania, was going back home from a funeral, so he still had on his full dress military uniform. As he drove through a school zone he saw a child dart out from between cars, because there was no crossing guard. So the 63 year old Lewis Alston, got OUT of his car, and stood there, in his uniform and helped the kids cross safely. Now, he does it every morning and every afternoon, and the kids LOVE him!
Mr. Alston, I love you, too!!!
AMERICAN SOLDIERS HEADED TO IRAQ
More American military members are being deployed to Iraq. 350 more men and women who'll protect American diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
SEVEN TEENS FROM WOODLAND HILLS STILL AT LARGE
As of this morning, there were still some of the teen felons on the loose from that breakout at Woodland Hills Monday night. The Department of Children's Services has launched an internal investigation to determine policy weaknesses that need to be addressed.
HOME DEPOT POSSIBLE BREACH
Home Depot says there MAY be a security breach, but they're not ready to confirm it.... they just say a security website is reporting that Home Depot may be the source of a bunch of stolen credit and debit cards that went onsale on underground markets. So if you did business with a debit or credit card with home depot... you can decide for yourself what you need to do to make yourself safe.
NEWBORN SURRENDERED UNDER TN SAFE HAVEN LAW
That Safe Haven Law has saved a baby's life this past weekend. The law lets a mother anonymously turn her child over to the state if she's unable to take care of him or her.... which keeps mothers from choosing to abandon children. Over the weekend a woman gave birth at her home, then called an ambulance and surrendered the baby... who's now with a foster family.
CELEB STUFF: NUDE PHOTO LEAK
The nude photo leak thing is not gonna die. Now, Apple says it was a plot TARGETING specific celebrities, and NOT a security flaw. And the weirdness... some of the celebs were UNDER 18 when their nude photos were taken, so it's child porn.
TBS CANCELS CEE LO'S GOOD LIFE
Cee Lo Green's reality show "The Good Life" is being cancelled after just six episodes. Low ratings.
BIEBER ARRESTED. AGAIN.
Justin Bieber has had ANOTHER run-in with the law. The 20-year-old was in Canada, riding around on an all terrain vehicle, with his on-again-off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez... and the Biebs crashed his ATV into a minivan full of papparazzi. He was charged with dangerous driving, and assault, but his lawyer says it's the paparazzis' fault.
ADAM LEVINE CHANNELS MJ ON TONIGHT SHOW
Hunky Maroon Five singer Adam Levine played Wheel of Musical Impressions with Jimmy Fallon last night, and then sang a song of his own, as he and the band promoted their new album and new tour. In fact, Maroon 5 has just announced a Nashville show for February 27th, at Bridgestone, and tickets go on sale Saturday for that show.