HOUSE PASSES BUDGET DEAL, NOW SENATE VOTES
The House approved a budget deal last night, the Senate is expected to vote on it next week. The two year bipartisan agreement reportedly does not raise taxes, it lowers the deficit and raises federal spending. Many Democrats are said to be upset that the deal does not include an extension of longterm unemployment benefits.
GOOD SAMARITAN HELPS STOP WOMAN DRIVING DRUNK WITH KIDS IN CAR
A guy in Murfreesboro is being called a Good Samaritan for leading police to a mother who was allegedly driving drunk with her two young children in the car. Rob Bennett says he saw a driver -- Tammy Weeks -- swerving back and forth across the road, narrowly missing mailboxes and hitting a curb. So he started following her and had his little girl call 9-1-1. She finally stopped at a liquor store, and Bennett told Weeks the cops were on the way and she should just chill. The 44-year-old failed sobriety tests and was charged with DUI and reckless endangerment. Her two kids, ages 3 anf 5, are okay.
THREE PEOPLE STABBED AFTER FOOTBALL GAME
The Chargers beat the Broncos last night... and apparently there were some people unhappy about that. Three people were stabbed after the game, maybe four, and one is in critical condition.
MOST NEW YEAR'S GOALS/RESOLUTIONS
It's already started: people making resolutions and setting goals to do better next year. A survey finds 7 in 10 of us have 'weight loss' at the top of that list.
MONTANA WOMAN ADMITS TO SECOND DEGREE MURDER OF HUSBAND
A Montana woman accused of pushing her newlywed husband off a cliff is admitting to second-degree murder. Jordan Graham's decision came on the fourth day of her murder trial for the death of Cody Johnson at Glacier National Park.
FLU SEASON COULD BE ABOUT TO KICK INTO HIGH GEAR AT CHRISTMASTIME
Have you missed the deadline to get a flu shot? Experts say, NO! It only takes about two weeks to get full effectiveness from a flu shot and the peak flu season is around February. And it's even more important to do it now, before you're with all those friends and family members at the holidays and everybody's spreading those germs around. The CDC recommends everyone six months and older get the flu vaccine, especially people at increased risk like seniors and kids five and under.
CONVENIENCE STORES ALSO BUSIER DURING HOLIDAY SEASON
Shopping centers aren't the only retail outlets buzzing with activity over the holiday season. A lot of shoppers say they'll be stopping in to convenience stores in the next few weeks, not only to get some coffee or a snack while they're shopping, but also to buy Christmas gifts there.
FRIDAY NIGHT'S JACKPOT IN MEGA MILLIONS UP TO 400 MILLION
While you're at the convenience store, shopping for granny, you may wanna pick up a mega millions lottery ticket. It's up to one of its largest jackpots ever, at least 400 milllion for tonigh'The fourth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history is getting bigger. No one matched all six numbers last night, so the new jackpot should be worth at least 400-million on Friday night.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS ENTRIES IN METRO
The winner of Metro's annual Holiday Lights contest will be announced today... in the meantime, metro government has put up a list of addresses of entries... so you can print that out and plan your own little holiday lights tour this weekend. list on mix facebook and mix929.com news pag e
TARGET EMPLOYEE ARRESTED AFTER STEALING ITEMS ON LAST DAY OF WORK
A former employee at the Target on Charlotte Pike has been arrested for giving himself a little bonus on his last day of work. Walter Rogers allegedly went shopping, piled up more than a thousand dollars worth of merchandise that wanted, then checked himSELF out, and used coupon codes to add discount after discount, till his final bill was 3 bucks. He's been caught and arrested was arrested and will NOT get to keep his little Christmas present.
70 YEAR OLD MAN WITH DEMENTIA FOUND
A 70-year-old man with dementia who had been missing in north Nashville has been found. Thomas Mason was in a crawlspace at his sister's home. He's fine. But the weird part of that story is that he and his sister have an older brother, who went missing years ago, and he was never found. So you can imagine the family was pretty frantic.
OPRAH OPENS UP ABOUT WHY SHE NEVER HAD KIDS
Oprah Winfrey has opened up about why she never had children. Oprah says in a new interview that while her best friend, Gayle, was in 7th grade home Ec. class daydreaming up names for her future children... Oprah was daydreaming about how she could be Martin Luther King. She says with her goals, something in her life would have had to suffer, and she didn't want it to be children.
BELGIUM MOVES TOWARD EUTHANASIA OF TERMINALLY ILL CHILDREN
In Belgium, euthanasia for terminally ill adults has been legal since 2002. Now, lawmakers there are proposing lifting all age restrictions, to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children as well.
SOUND OF MUSIC AIRS AGAIN THIS WEEKEND
In case you missed it, or you wanna watch it again, NBC is going to rerun The Sound of Music Live, tomorrow night.
Beyonce fans were THRILLED to wake up and find an early present: a new Beyonce album release. No hype, no fanfare, just a new so-called 'visual album' with 14 new songs and 17 music videos, suddenly available on itunes. Merry Christmas.
NAKED MAN IN GUITAR CASE HAD A PERFECTLY RATIONAL EXPLANATION!
Police in Oklahoma say a man found wet and naked in a guitar case had a perfectly good reason. Zackery Aders was discovered in the unusual predicament earlier this week by people checking on their cattle. He says he'd been walking across an icy pond when he fell in. He got out, ripped off all of his wet clothes and climbed into his guitar case in an effort to stay warm. That's actually the right thing to do, but it just looked weird to those who found him. Aders was taken to a nearby hospital, thawed out and sent home.
Taylor Swift is 24 today.
Jamie Foxx turns 46 today.
Dick Van Dyke is 88.
2 BILLION IN UNUSED GIFT CARDS
Reminder: if you get a gift card this holiday season, and chances are good that you will, use it! Last year there were about 2 BILLION DOLLARS in unused gift cards! There are websites online, like www.cardpool.com, that'll let you sell your unused gift cards for MOST of face value, or buy gift cards that others are selling at a discount.