SECRET SERVICE HEAD RESIGNS
The head of the Secret Service has resigned. Julia Pierson is out, new leadership on the way in, after recent security breaches.
TEXAS HOSPITAL SAYS IT MADE MISTAKES ABOUT EBOLA
Officials at a Dallas hospital are admitting they messed up in diagnosing a patient there who has Ebola. The patient came in, told the nurse he had just come in from Liberia and was showing symptoms but either the hospital protocol wasn't in place or wasn't followed, because she didn't tell anyone else, and sent him home. He came back two days later in an ambulance.
PUBLIC INVITED TO WELLNESS SUMMIT THIS WEEKEND AT TSU
A wellness summit aimed at addressing the health of communities nationwide is coming to Nashville and you're invited to attend. The two-day Community Leaders Institute will take place at Tennessee State University's downtown Avon Williams Campus on October 3rd and 4th. It's free and open to the public.
WHAT IS THE EVENT?
Community Leaders Institute (CLI): A critical factor in the success of community development is a well-informed community. “Action” occurs when those with authority assume an informed and active leadership role. The purpose of this Institute is to help these leaders know how to access and obtain the information necessary for making good decisions, and then communicate that information to the citizenry.
This Institute focuses on the unique relationship between environmental protection, human health, environmental justice and economic development.
FIRES RELATED TO TEEN ARSONIST
In Washington state, police say the person who's set two dozen fires in the past few weeks is a 16 year old, unhappy with his family's recent move to the state. He's admitted he vented his anger by burning down vacant homes and starting fires in parched grasslands.
REPORT: MTSU SEES INCREASE IN SEXUAL ASSAULTS
The number of sexual assaults reported at Middle Tennessee State University are on the rise. According to the university's annual crime report, there were ten sexual assaults on or near campus last year, compared to three in 2012. There were also 20 reports of dating-related violence and eleven reports of domestic violence. The number of campus robberies, burglaries, assaults and alcohol-related offenses were down.
EXPANSION PROJECT STARTS AT THE RYMAN
The Mother Church of Country Music is getting a makeover. Construction at the Ryman Auditorium kicked off Wednesday with the temporary removal of the Tom Ryman statue. The 14-million-dollar expansion project will add a cafe, a multimedia history tour and new event space to the building.
NASHVILLE LIFESTYLES NAMES MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst is one of Music City's "25 Most Beautiful People." The list compiled by "Nashville Lifestyles" also includes Taylor Swift. When asked about his signature long hair, Whitehurst said he washes it about twice a week and pulls it back in a ponytail so there's virtually no maintenance.
JOB FAIR AT COOLSPRINGS GALLERIA THURSDAY, OCT 2ND,
There's a big Job Fair and Job BOOT CAMP at CoolSprings Galleria today... 10 to 2... it's free, and has workshops, and employers, onsite to take applications for nearly 300 jobs at Galleria retailers. That's 10 t0 2, TODAY.
FRANKLIN POLICE OFFER REWARD TO SOLVE COLD CASE
Police in Franklin are launching a massive campaign to solve the city's only cold case: the murder of then 20-year-old drive through window worker Peggy Cox ... who was working the drive-thru window at the Hardee's on Murfreesboro Road when she was shot. ( The campaign includes billboards, graphic designs for police cars and a Facebook page, plus a special video featuring Peggy's story can be watched on YouTube.) There's a big reward, as well. We'll post the info on our mix news page.
Two Men Arrested For Gas Station Shootout
Two men accused of a "brazen shootout" outside of a gas station on Dickerson Pike are behind bars. Investigators say Todd McQuiddy started shooting at Darius Edwards Wednesday morning because he believed Edwards had robbed him last month. Both men have previous felony convictions.
BOSTON HERALD APOLOGIZES
"The Boston Herald" is apologizing for running a racist cartoon, mocking the President and White House Security. The cartoon depicts President Obama brushing his teeth as a stranger behind him asks, "Have you tried the new watermelon flavored toothpaste?" That's the Boston Herald.
Seven Porsches Stolen From Dealership
And some sales guys at a car dealership in Memphis are UPSET today.... one of them noticed two guys on the lot, getting into an 80 thousand dollar Porsche. Then they drove it away. OOPS! BUT.... there's more.. They went out to check on the lot, and realized that 7 Porches had been stolen.
Apparently the guys had been able to just walk into the room where the keys are kept, and saw their chance.
PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON SAYS EBOLA NOT SIGNIFICANT RISK
Presidential spokesman Josh Earnest is trying to reduce concerns about Ebola in the USA. In a White House briefing, he insisted that the virus does not pose a significant risk to us, and that we have the medical infrastructure in place to keep the individual cases from becoming a widespread problem.
STUDY: FOOTBALL A SIGNIFICANT RISK FOR BRAIN DAMAGE, DEMENTIA
96% OF DECEASED NFL PLAYERS' BRAINS HAD DEGENERATIVE DISEASE
Researchers are finding out even more about the brain damage caused by playing football. A new study from the nation's largest brain bank, found the brains of 96% percent of deceased NFL players showed signs of the degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which causes dementia and other cognitive problems. The researchers say,"Playing football, and the higher the level you play football and the longer you play football, the higher your risk."
MICHIGAN COACH UNDER FIRE
Michigan coach Brady Hoke has been under some serious heat for putting player Shane Morris back into a game Saturday, after Morris got hit, and showed signs of a concussion. There've been calls for his resignation. Instead, he's moved Devin Gardner back into the starting quarterback role for now.... and claims it's not his decision to determine if players are healthy enough to play.
CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
This is breast cancer awareness month. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is Saturday the 11th, people are pinking up their social media posts and profiles, and we're putting together our www.Mix929.com team to walk and raise money and awareness.
There's an event tonight called "Heroes in Heels" at the Factory in Franklin. It's a fashion show where the models are cancer survivors, and the money goes to help men and women battling the disease.
TESTICULAR CANCER AWARENESS PUSH GOES VIRAL
And there's another big push for awareness going on this month: testicular cancer awareness. Actor Hugh Jackman is leading the drive. He tweeted photos of himself and his gym buddies, doing a crotch grab, and challenged other men, including Ricky Gervais, Neil Patrick Harris and William Shatner, to check themselves. It's called Check OneTwo. Some of the celebrities have already taken him up on it. And yes, there are photos online.
It's a Girl for Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, on Tuesday, Sept. 30th, according to People Magazine. Kunis, 31, and Kutcher, 36, have had an eventful year.
In February, their engagement was confirmed, followed by their baby news in March.
JIMMY KIMMEL RANKED MOST DANGEROUS CYBER CELEB TO SEARCH FOR
For years, thieves have figured out that if they attach malware to links that are commonly searched-for, they'll have a better chance of someone clicking on that link. So this year, the most dangerous name to search for, and then click on a link about is: Jimmy Kimmel.
AMANDA BYNES KICKED OUT OF FASHION SCHOOL BEFORE DUI ARREST
Amanda Bynes was out of control at her fashion school, showing up high and offering fellow students money to do her homework, according to www.tmz.com.
They say it got so bad she was kicked out.
Paula Abdul Stars in Music Video 'Check Yourself' for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
MISTRESSES LOSES STAR
Alyssa Milano Leaves Show Because 'Being a Mother Comes First'
Family comes first for Alyssa Milano - even ahead of her starring role on a popular series. Just weeks after giving birth to her second child, daughter Elizabella Dylan Bugliari, the actress announced on her website Tuesday that she would not be returning to film a new season of her ABC series Mistresses because, "being a mother and wife comes first."
"After two wonderful seasons in Los Angeles, the studio has decided to shoot season three of Mistresses in Vancouver, Canada, for financial reasons," she wrote. "It's with a heavy heart that I have decided that I can't relocate."
Continued Milano, 41: "I have two babies under 4. Being a mother and wife comes first and I just cannot uproot my children and separate the family by moving away."
The former Charmed star adds, "I will miss this job desperately and wish everyone the absolute best."
In addition to their new baby girl, Milano and husband David Bugliari also have a 3-year-old son, Milo Thomas.