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Friday, April 18, 2014

FERRY LATEST
Authorities are getting an arrest warrant for the captain of a ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea. They're also getting warrants for two crew members. An official investigating says a junior officer was at the helm of the ferry Wednesday and the captain may have been off the bridge completely when the ship and roughly 475 people on board started sinking.  Nearly 300 are still missing.

KANSAS CITY POLICE HAVE MAN WHO MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIGHWAY SHOOTING
Kansas City Police are holding a man who may be responsible for a dozen shootings on highways and roads in the area. 

TDOT Stops Construction For Easter Weekend
Road Crews get the weekend off for Easter, which means you can go to your egg hunts and church or wherever you're going, without getting stopped in a construction zone. TDOT says they'll start back up on Monday morning.

VIRGIN HOTELS BUILDING ON MUSIC ROW 
This explains some of the demolitions to some really old buildings on Music Row that some people have been upSET and posting online about... they're making room for a new high end hotel going up there.... with 240 rooms, spa, shops, meeting spaces and a recording studio. The Virgin Hotels facility is supposed to be open by 2016. 

MILEY CYRUS POSTPONES CONCERT 
In case you haven't heard, Miley Cyrus has postponed her Nashville concert... she was supposed to play at Bridgestone tonight, but Miley's reportedly still sick from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, and has rescheduled her Music City visit for August 7th. Hang onto your tickets. They'll be good then. 

PASSWORD CHANGING TIME
With the new Heartbleed bug making the rounds online and on devices people use to CONNECT to the internet, this is a great time to get your password life TOGETHER. If you've reused passwords on several accounts... you need to stop doing that! Because, for example, PayPal isn't susceptible to the Heartbleed virus, but Netflix is. So if somebody got their hands on your Netflix login info, could they take it and try other sites and get in? IF so, security experts say the best passwords are longer ones, like 12 characters, and there are TONS of advice about how to make strong passwords online. If you have trouble remembering them, there are PASSWORD BOOKS you can buy, and just keep somewhere safe.

NEW HEALTHCARE NUMBERS
New healthcare enrollment numbers are out. President Obama says eight million people have signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.Gov, and that more than a third of the new enrollees are under the age of 35. We need those healthy ones in there to help balance out those who are older and using the benefits more.

JEWISH PEOPLE IN UKRAINE TOLD TO REGISTER WITH AUTHORITIES
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/world/europe/efforts-to-register-jews-in-ukraine-are-denounced-and-denied.html?hpw&rref=world&_r=0
If THIS doesn't make you thankful for your freedom, I don't know what will: there are reports that people in Eastern Ukraine who are JEWISH have been told to REGISTER with the authorities and pay a fee. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says such actions are grotesque, and insists that extremism, racism and religious intimidation will not be tolerated. 

EASTER LILIES DEADLY POISONOUS TO CATS
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/easter-lilies-toxic-for-cats-fda-warns
Easter lilies are everywhere! But the Food and Drug administration says they are DEADLY poison for cats. Even a cat licking a few grains of POLLEN off its fur, can cause fatal kidney failure. IF you think your cat has eaten any part of a lily, you should contact your vet immediately. And if you have a lily in the house and your cat throws up for no reason, check it out, the may have eaten some.

EGGSTRAVAGANZOO
And... this is the best family photo op of the YEAR... and so much fun...  Nashville's Largest Easter Egg hunt is TOMORROW, at the Nashville Zoo, on Nolensville Road. Mix 929 will be there...kicking off Egg Hunts for kids up to age 10. First hunt for kids 2 and under is at 10 tomorrow...and since there will be THOUSANDS of kids and parents out there, you HAVE to get there early. We've got all the info at mix929.com

TDOT STOPS CONSTRUCTION FOR EASTER WEEKEND
You should be able to get there without getting hung up in Road Construction. Road crews get the weekend off, but get back to work on Monday. 

MILEY CYRUS POSTPONES CONCERT
In case you haven't heard, Miley Cyrus has postponed her Nashville concert... she was supposed to play at Bridgestone tonight, but Miley's reportedly still sick from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, and has rescheduled her Music City visit for August 7th. Hang onto your tickets. They'll be good then.

SCHOOL FLIER WITH BAD, BAD ADVICE TO KIDS ON HANDLING BULLYING
http://www.wkrn.com/story/25280692/bullying-flier-at-nebraska-elementary-upsets-5th-grade-parents
Talk about good intentions gone bad! A teacher at a school in Nebraska put together a list of so-called TIPS FOR DEALING WITH BULLIES, handed them out to 5th graders. When the kids got home, parents went OFF!
The bullying rules included; refuse to get mad. Treat the person who's being mean as if they're trying to help you, do NOT TELL on bullies, and don't be a sore loser.
The school said, basically, "No, no, no.... we didn't put that out. That is not what we recommend."  word on whether the teacher got into any trouble, but ALL the students were reminded that asking for help about bullying is NOT ratting on someone.

BORDER COLLIE BLAMED FOR TIRE SLASHINGS
Police in England were stumped, over who'd been slashing car tires for about 6 months. There were ten vandalisms reported in all. Turns out it was a Border Collie. Doggie Jess' owners would let her off the leash, she'd go chew on car tires, leaving them in ribbons, then run back to her owners, wagging her tail and looking all innocent. They finally got caught when someone caught it on security video. That means Jesse's owners' inattentiveness may have just bought them some REALLY expensive dog chew toys.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2014

PASSENGER FERRY LATEST
Unless the passengers are found soon from that ferry that sank off South Korea's coast yesterday, rescuers say the operation will have to go from rescue, to just recovering bodies.  At last count, 179 were rescued, nine were confirmed dead, 287 still missing. Most of them were high school students on what was supposed to be fun trip to a tourist island. 
 As it sank, one of the kids sent a heartbreaking text that read, 'Mom...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

RESCUE TEAMS SEARCHING FOR MISSING FERRY PASSENGERS, MAINLY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Rescue teams are still searching this morning for more than 300 people missing from a passenger ferry that sank off South Korea.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BLOOD MOON
Did you see the blood moon? The lunar eclipse that made it look like the moon was deep orange to red. Although most of us couldn't see it, here, because of clouds, there are some spectacular photos of it, online.

WEATHER: WHEN IS LAST FROST DATE?
We're about to get through the "Winter that would not die!"
Today's the 15th, and Nashville's last frost is usually no later than April 20th.

Monday, April 14, 2014

BIG WEATHER CHANGES IN NEXT 24 HOURS
Just so you can't say you weren't ready, although we had temperatures in the 70s this weekend, we have a freeze watch and a wind advisory in effect for Middle Tennessee, with overnight lows around 37 tonight and lows at or near freezing tomorrow night. That means early gardeners will be pulling the sheets off the bed and throwing them on the azaleas. Today, rain, wind and thunderstorms, maybe some flooding.

Friday, April 11, 1214

HIT AND RUN DEATH
A 13-year-old was killed and his mother was injured in a hit-and-run collision yesterday afternoon on I-24 in Smyrna. The suspected driver, identified as 33-year-old Tina L. Wilson, kept driving after hitting the family's vehicle while they were changing a tire. Wilson was found in Davidson County and taken into custody. She faces charges of leaving the scene of a fatal crash and failure to report a fatal crash, probably more later.

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