SECOND-BUSIEST SHOPPING DAY OF YEAR
Although a lot of people are off work today, you may find some traffic issues, near shopping areas. The day after Christmas is usually the second-busiest shopping day of the year, as people hit the stores on their day off... spending those gift cards, returning items and shopping the sales. 2 in 5 of us are expected to return at least one gift.
TWO ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN, ONE ON THE RUN
Thieves know there are lots of new electronics and pricey gifts in homes right now, so make sure you're locking up and watching out for crooks.Metro police arrested a 23 year old woman and a teenager early yesterday morning as they tried to break into a home, and cops are looking a third suspect, Tyler Hollingsworth.
GEORGE H.W. BUSH HOSPITALIZED
90-year-old Former President George H.W. Bush is in a Houston hospital, after having shortness of breath on Tuesday. They put him in as a precaution. His family says he's doing well and his prognosis is good. The elder Mr. Bush is in a wheelchair, and has Parkinson's.
THE INTERVIEW OPENS
The Interview finally did open, on Christmas day, in more than 300 theaters across the United States. In many of those, "The Interview" has been a sell-out. The controversial movie is also online, for a fee, just google it and you'll find it. YouTube, Google Play, Microsoft's Xbox Live, and a Sony website, www.seetheinterview.com.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE VISITS KY HOSPITAL
Actress Jennifer Lawrence went home for the holidays, to Louisville Kentucky, and while she was there, she stopped in to visit kids and family at the Children's Hospital. What a sweetheart. Jennifer also did that last year.
REPORT: CDC SCIENTISTS BEING MONITORED FOR EBOLA SYMPTOMS
The CDC has had another mishap with Ebola. First, they told a nurse it was okay to fly even though she had a fever and had been exposed to the virus. Now, a lab mistake at the CDC in Atlanta has exposed at least a dozen workers and maybe more, to a virus sample. They now have to be monitored for three weeks.
RESEARCH SAYS SMARTPHONE USE STRENGTHENS BRAIN
Some people will be telling all their friends and family about this, for MONTHS! Your Smartphone actually strengthens your brain. BUT... as you play with your phone, it's the part of the brain that you'd work out if you were learning to play an instrument.
WALMART OFFERS GIFT CARD EXCHANGE
If you got a gift card you won't use, Walmart is teaming with the website CARDCASH, to exchange your gift card for a Walmart card. You go to the cardcash website, and enter the name of the store the card is from. Keep in mind, it's not a straight across swap. You get anywhere from 70 to 97% of your gift card value, in Walmart money.
It doesn't always make the news, but there are people doing good deeds, all. the. time. Here are just a few of the cool things that happened over the past few days.
SALVATION ARMY GETS DIAMOND RING IN GALLATIN RED KETTLE
Somebody dropped a diamond ring and wedding band into the Salvation Army's Red Kettle at the Gallatin Walmart, as a donation. (MoreThanAKettle.org.)
JLAW VISITS KY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Actress Jennifer Lawrence visited the children's hospital in Louisville, Kentucky on Christmas Eve. She was born there, and stopped in last Christmas, as well, to visit with the kids and their families.
SOMEONE PAYS OFF LAYAWAYS AT DONELSON KMART
Someone paid off the layaways for about 70 people at the Donelson Kmart. It's not clear if it was one person, or a bunch of individuals. This is the third year that's happened at that store.
And actor John Stamos paid for several families' Christmas purchases at a JCPenney store in Los Angeles. That one was caught on camera, and it's pretty sweet. We'll post that video on our mix 929.com NEWS page.
HOME DEPOT DONATES SLEIGH AFTER GIRLS STOLEN
A special Christmas gift was stolen from a little girl, but a local community stepped in to help. Two years ago, 9-year-old Kayla Woody wished for a Santa sleigh. When she woke up that Christmas morning, she looked in her yard and saw that St. Nick had delivered it. This past Sunday, however, someone stole the now 11-year-old’s sleigh from her Maury County front yard, while the family was at church. Workers at the Home Depot in Spring Hill saw the story and decided to help. Joe Forys said they plan to give the store’s Santa sleigh to Kayla. It was the sleigh they use in their Christmas parade.
According to investigators, Kayla’s sleigh was thrown in the Duck River and is probably gone for good. Authorities said an 18-year-old suspect confessed to the crime and could face theft charges. Kayla’s father told News 2 if the teen had returned the sleigh, the family might not have pressed charges. However, since he allegedly threw it in the river, things have changed.