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Thursday, October 24, 2014

MISSING NASHVILLE BOY FOUND IN ATLANTA
First, an update on that missing eleven year old Nashville boy. He's been found safe, in downtown Atlanta. Nathan Long claims he got there on the Megabus, which is not supposed to let minors travel alone. So now there's an investigation about why they let an eleven year old travel, unaccompanied. 

EBOLA HOSPITALS SET UP
U.S. Health officials are setting up a go-to network of about 20 hospitals... so we'll have specific places in different regions to deal ith Ebola in the U.S. rahter than sending them all over the place.

DOG TESTED FOR EBOLA
And who knew dogs could get Ebola? Bentley, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that belongs to Nina Pham (one of two nurses who contracted Ebola in Dallas) has been tested, and does not have Ebola. He'll be monitored for three weeks, to be sure. His owner, Pham, is getting better and has been upgraded to good condition.

MAN FAKES COMA FOR TWO YEARS
A guy in Wales is going to be sentenced next month for stealing 64 thousand dollars from an elderly neighbor with Alzheimer's, then faking a coma for two years to get out of going to trial for it. Alan Knight claimed he'd been in an accident, and was a quadriplegic, and in a coma. He got caught after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around the supermarket. He first tried showing up in court in a wheelchair and neck brace, but when he was shown the video of him ... clearly perfectly healthy.. he confessed.
 
TAYLOR SWIFT TOPS ITUNES CANADA CHARTS WITH WHITE NOISE
Taylor Swift fans are like no other. A hiccup in the Canadian version of iTunes caused a snippet of the singer's song titled "Track 3" to leak online yesterday, and unsurprisingly it shot to the top of the charts. What is surprising is that the song-which cost $1.29-was actually only eight seconds of static noise. And, it was downloaded so many times, it landed in the number ONE spot on iTunes. 
The album officially comes out on Monday.

TEEN ARRESTED IN COLUMBIA ROBBERY/MURDER
Police have made an arrest in that robbery and murder at a Papa John's in Columbia, Tennessee Monday night. 17-year-old Darious Fitzpatrick, a Columbia Central High School student. He's charged with actually being the one who pulled the trigger, and killed 22 year old Gordon Schaffer, even though he'd already given Fitzpatrick and his accomplice the money. He's also accused of taking part in other aggravated robberies at Dollar Generals in the area, and had been involved in previous robberies, but was let go because he was a juvenile. Now, he's allegely killed someone. Papa Johns is offering to pay the medical and funeral costs for Schaffer.  Police aren't releasing Darious Fitzpatrick's photo because he's a juvenile, but it's out there, because it's on his Facebook page.
 
WEAPONS DID END UP IN ENEMY HANDS
The Pentagon is admitting that part of a U.S. weapons drop intended for Kurdish fighters did end up in the hands of ISIS terrorists.  Officials say the wind blew one of 28 weapons pallets off-target... that ended up being seized by ISIS. 

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital To Expand
Vanderbilt's Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital is expanding.  The 100-million-dollar project includes adding four floors to the existing hospital. Now, they need money and hope to raise 30-million-dollars over the next three-years to fund the project.

GOOGLE MAIL NEW
If you got Google mail.. you're going to see something new, it's called "Inbox"  .... and it's meant to display things like your appointments, flight bookings and .. .just in time for the holidays... they'll let you know about your package deliveries... and it's supposed to organize e-mails in a more user-friendly way. 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Some new information about the University of North Carolina could get some people in trouble... a new report alleges that the university put athletes in sham classes an 18-year period to help keep their grades up so they would be eligible to play. ( academic advisers conspired with the African and Afro-American Studies department manager from 1993 to 2011.  )

WORLD SERIES
The World Series is all tied up and heading to San Francisco.  The Royals beat the Giants 7-2 in Game Two in Kansas City Wednesday night. 

"GOODFELLAS" ACTOR SUES OVER "SIMPSONS" MAFIA CHARACTER
"Goodfellas" actor Frank Sivero is putting a hit out on "The Simpsons."  He has filed a 250-million-dollar lawsuit against Fox Television Studios over the "Simpsons" mafia wise guy Louie - a character he says was modeled after his portrayal of the Frankie Carbone character in 1990's "Goodfellas."
          Sivero claims writers for the Fox animated series were living next door to him in 1989 and using the mannerisms he created violates copyright law.  The Louie character has appeared on "The Simpsons" numerous times since his debut with mafia boss "Fat Tony" in 1991. 

OUTDATED DAM IN RICHLAND CREEK BEING REMOVED 
Well one flooding issue is about to get better. Officials say they're finally removing an outdated dam that's got so much sediment built up behind the concrete barrier, that it's been obstructing water flow in Richland Creek. The dam was built in the 1970s ... and officials say removing it will let water  flow freely and should restore wildlife patterns to their natural state.

LOS ANGELES HOSPITAL SAYS NO HANDSHAKES, USE FIST BUMPS
A Los Angeles-area hospital is saying out with handshakes and in with fist bumps.  Officials at Kaiser Permanente's West Los Angeles Medical Center say they have told all staff, physicians and patients to fist bump in hopes of reducing illness, especially the flu.

PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE TODAY (THURSDAY)
If the weather cooperates, and skies are clear this afternoon, you should be able to see the partial solar eclipse, around sunset. (Around 5pm)

REV. AL SHARPTON AT TSU KEAN HALL 615 TONIGHT
We've got a celebrity in town today. The Reverend Al Sharpton Speaks at TSU tonight, 615, Kean Hall.

STORE CLERK DEFENDS HERSELF WITH BUG SPRAY
Now THIS is creative! Annabelle Miller was at work -she's a store clerk in Pennsylvania- when a masked woman came into the store and demanded money. Annabelle thought quickly, and grabbed a nearby can of bee and wasp killer and sprayed the would-be thief in the face. The woman fled. When someone asked Annabelle about it, she said she was angry. She said she had better things to do with her night than deal with some criminal. The robber is still on the loose. (I'd look for somebody with really red eyes.)

Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp
The couple are reportedly back together.

CANADIAN TOWN CANCELS TRICK-OR-TREATING DUE TO POLAR BEAR
A Canadian town has canceled trick-or-treating in favor of an indoor event because they have polar bears roaming the streets. They say, "Picture 1200 kids, going door to door, in the middle of Polar Bear Season." Like 1200 little tasty morsels walking around in cute wrappers.

REPORT: ELIZABETH PENA DEATH RELATED TO ALCOHOL ABUSE 
The death certificate for Elizabeth Pena suggests alcohol abuse led to her unexpected passing last week at the age of 55.  TMZ cites the document which reportedly lists "cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol" as a cause of death.  The website says the "La Bamba" actress had the disease for several months before she passed away.  It also says Pena suffered "acute gastrointestinal bleeding" hours before her death.  Pena's career included her breakthrough role in the 1987 movie "La Bamba" and roles in "Tortilla Soup," "Jacob's Ladder" and "Rush Hour."  She most recently played Sofia Vergara's mother on ABC's "Modern Family" and starred in the first season of the El Rey Network series "Matador."

WORLD SERIES OPENER MOST-WATCHED OF NIGHT, BUT LOWESST RATINGS EVER 
Game One of baseball's World Series is a ratings winner for Fox, if not for a World Series opener.  While pulling in numbers to elevate Fox to the top the Tuesday night TV ratings race, the lopsided game delivered the lowest-rated opening for a World Series ever.

40 PERCENT USE PERSONAL PHONES, LAPTOPS FOR WORK
Many employees are getting more than just personal use out of their smartphones, according to a new survey from market research firm Gartner.  Forty percent of the respondents, who all work at companies of one-thousand employees or more, say they've used their own cell phone, laptop or desktop for work purposes.  The personal devices function as either the primary or a supplemental tool to do get their job done.  More surprisingly, 45 percent of them say doing so isn't required.  The same amount say they do without the knowledge of their supervisor. 
On Fox, check out game two of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. 

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

STATE DEPARTMENT: BANNING VISAS WILL NOT HELP FIGHT EBOLA 
The State Department says it is NOT considering a ban on travel visas from West Africa to the U.S. because travelers would find underground ways of getting into the country, making it harder to contain the disease.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

HEALTHCARE WORKERS GET NEW GUIDELINES FOR EBOLA
Better late than never. We have some new guidelines in effect for healthcare workers who treat Ebola patients including, above all else, making sure the doctors and nurses receive training and show they're ready to treat people infected with the deadly disease.

PISTORIUS SENTENCED
South African Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced for shooting his girlfriend to death through a bathroom door.

Monday, October 20, 2014

EBOLA LATEST
The first person diagnosed with Ebola outside of Africa seems to be cured. It's a nurses' aid in Spain who's now testing negative for Ebola.

BODY OF MISSING VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY STUDENT FOUND
TV stations in Charlottesville, Virginia are reporting that a body has been found that law enforcement officials say is the missing University of Virginia Student Hannah Graham.

Friday, Ocrober 17, 2014

NEW POLL ABOUT EBOLA 
A new poll shows about 50-percent of Americans say they won't get on international flights because they're worried about the Ebola outbreak in West
Africa. 

SILVER ALERT ISSUED FOR FRANKLIN MAN
Amber alerts are for missing kids, and for about five years now, we've had the new SILVER alerts for missing older folks... who may have some sort of dementia or other mental disability. . There's a Silver Alert in effect for a Franklin man ...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

CDC ON EBOLA
The CDC is looking at putting the 76 Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas workers who treated Thomas Duncan on the no-fly list.  A source tells CNN the move is a possibility after nurse Amber Vinson traveled from Dallas to Cleveland and back.  She allegedly had a low-grade fever when she flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, but says a CDC worker told her it was okay to get on the plane. 

TROOPS COMING BACK FROM WEST AFRICA COULD BE QUARANTINED
American troops serving in West Africa could be quarantined for Ebola after returning home. 

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