ISIS AIR STRIKES
The Obama Administration is keeping the pressure on ISIS forces in Syria, with at least 20 air strikes in the past 24 hours. It was focused mainly in an area where ISIS is trying to take over a Kurdish town.
The increase in airstrikes comes as Britain joins the air war against the militant force that controls broad stretches of Syria and Iraq.
EBOLA: AMBULANCE AND CREW ISOLATED
The ambulance and the emergency crew that transported an Ebola patient in Dallas are in isolation while doctors determine whether they could spread the Ebola virus. The patient is the first confirmed Ebola patient in the U.S.
PEOPLE WHO SHARED FLIGHT WITH EBOLA PATIENT SHOULD BE OKAY
Meanwhile the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta says there should be no risk to the people who shared a flight with the guy as he flew into the U.S. September 19th from Liberia. The CDC says Ebola isn't contagious until a person starts showing symptoms.
FORT CAMPBELL SOLDIERS TO DEPLOY TO LIBERIA FOR EBOLA AID
Some of our local soldiers will be helping with the ebola situation. The 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell is deploying to Africa to help the government in Liberia contain the virus, get Ebola treatment synchronized across the country and help train health care workers.
DCS SAYS DEFINITION OF JUVENILE MAY NEED TO BE EVALUATED
The head of the Tennessee Department of Children's Services says it may be time to reevaluate who the state considers to be a juvenile. Commissioner James Henry says 38 percent of the delinquents in department custody are 17 and 18-years-old, and they cause about 70 percent of the problems. Henry's comments come after three separate mass escapes from the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center last month. Many other states classify 17-year-old felony offenders as adults, who would be prosecuted by the state department of corrections.
BODIES FOUND ON JAPAN VOLCANO, RAISING TOLL TO 48
The death toll is up to at least 48, and expected to rise after Japan's Mt. Ontake Volcano erupted Saturday. There are a lot of people still missing, so rescuers expect to find more victims.
FORMER NASHVILLE TSA OFFICER ACCUSED OF VIDEOTAPING CO-WORKER
A former TSA officer at the Nashville International Airport is in trouble for allegedly videotaping a female co-worker inside a restroom at the airport. The victim says Daniel Boykin entered her home more than once to take data from her computer and electronic devices, and then, she saw a video of herself .. in the bathroom.. on his phone. Boykin resigned back in May when the investigation started, so he's no longer at the airport.
WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER GIVING COPS FAME NAME OF REAL WANTED PERSON
If you're gonna lie to the cops, you wanna check yourself before you wreck yourself.
Tina Lunn was about to get a ticket - a minor one - for smoking in a non-smoking area near a business, but decided she'd give a fake name to the cop who was writing her up.
Of all the names in the world, Miss Tina chose one that was wanted by police for even more serious crimes. She was arrested, cops finally figured out who she was, and she not only got her ticket for smoking, but faces other charges as well, for all the lies.
HOPS COMPOUND FOUND TO BOOST BRAINS
Researchers say a compound found in one of beer's most basic ingredients can be good for the brain. So can you just drink beer and get smarter? Well, scientists say you'd have to drink something like 56 hundred beers a day to get the hops you need.
About the Ebola virus, Dr. William Schaffner, infectious disease specialist with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, spoke with us earlier this morning. He says even though we do have a confirmed case of Ebola in Texas, it's spread by contact with bodily fluids of people who are showing the symptoms of the virus. It does not spread through the air like the flu does. You can hear his interview on our www.mix929.com audio page.
MASKED THIEF WANTED FOR NASHVILLE RADIO SHACK BREAK IN
Metro Police are looking for a man who broke into the Radio Shack at East Thompson Lane and Briley Parkway yesterday... he didn't get away with anything but caused a lot of damage. You can see the surveillance photos at the link, above. (Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers at 615-74-CRIME)
WALMART LOOKING TO SETTLE OUT OF COURT WITH TRACY MORGAN
Walmart now appears ready to settle the lawsuit actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has filed against the retail giant. A spokesman for Walmart tells "Bloomberg" that the company would prefer to settle any claims by Morgan and others out of court. Yesterday's admission came a day after lawyers for the retailer said Morgan was at fault for the injuries he suffered when a Walmart semi slammed into the back of the limousine bus he was in last June. Walmart argues Morgan is responsible because he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
The crash killed Morgan's friend, comedian James McNair, and left Morgan and two other men badly injured. Investigators found that truck driver Kevin Roper was speeding and hadn't slept in at least 24 hours when his truck crashed into the limousine bus on the New Jersey Turnpike. Morgan issued a statement Tuesday saying he could not believe Walmart was blaming him for injuries he suffered.
FORMER CENTENNIAL SPORTSPLEX EMPLOYEE STEALS 95 GRAND
The former special programs coordinator for Nashville's Centennial Sportsplex has admitted he stole at least 95 THOUSAND dollars from the facility by taing checks written to the sportsplex, and depositing them into his own, personal account.
AMANDA BYNES REPORTEDLY ON ADDERALL AND POT
TMZ reporters say they've found out that Amanda Bynes had taken Adderall and high on pot when she was arrested for Driving Under the Influence on Sunday. Her parents say they didn't bail her out of jail and don't know where she is. Bynes had been diagnosed with mental problems and had been on anti-psychotic drugs.
MICHAEL PHELPS ARRESTED, APOLOGIZES FOR ACTIONS
Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps is apologizing for his arrest on DUI and other traffic charges in Baltimore. Phelps was arrested early Tuesday morning after police say an officer clocked his Land Rover going 84 in a 45 mile-per-hour zone on a Baltimore roadway.
TWILIGHT SAGA GOES ONLINE
The "Twilight" saga will continue. "The New York Times" says Lions Gate and "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer will tap five up-and-coming female directors to deliver short films based on Meyer's "Twilight" characters. The movies will be shown exclusively on Facebook next year.
TWEETING WHILE WATCHING TV MAY INDICATE SMALLER BRAIN
If you are the sort of person who has a hard time just watching TV - if you've got to be simultaneously using your iPad or laptop or smartphone - here's some bad news. New research shows a link between juggling multiple digital devices and a lower-than-usual amount of gray matter, the stuff that's made up of brain cells, in the region of the brain associated with cognitive and emotional control.
But a predilection for using several devices at once isn't necessarily causing a decrease in gray matter, the authors note - this is a purely correlational finding.
Studies have shown that physical exercise can increases production of new brain cells in mice, and human studies have shown aerobic exercise helps enhance cognitive abilities, so it seems the best way to build up your brain is by getting off the couch.