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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. The state's medical examiner is expected to officially identify the body later this week.

APPLE PAY
Has Apple finally found a way to make actual money go away? Maybe.  
They're pushing out ApplePay on the new iPhone 6 and 6plus, that lets you TAP your phone to checkout... and keeps your transaction secure by using your fingerprint id, AND has a chip insdie the phone that generates a digital, one-time use token so if hackers get it, they don't have access to your actual credit card. Right now dozens of chains, including McDonald's and Walgreens are accepting Apple Pay. But others, like Target and Starbucks, don't have the tapping technology at their registers yet. (It's called a Near Field Communication chip.) 

TITANS LOSE 
Nobody wants to talk much about it, but just in case you were wondering, The Tennessee Titans lost this weekend, 19-17, to the Washington Redskins...

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL MATCHUP
Tonight, Monday night football, it's The Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers. 

PEYTON SETS TOUCHDOWN RECORD
And Peyton Manning has just passed Brett Favre as the record-holder for career touchdown passes. Just three years out from spinal fusion surgery, Manning got his 509th career scoring pass in front of a national prime-time audience.

NASHVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE SET FOR DEC. 5TH
The date has been set for this year's Nashville Christmas Parade: it'll be December 5th.  The theme is "Sharing the Warmth," which ties into Piedmont Natural Gas's program that gives assistance to low-income families who need help paying their energy bills. The city's Christmas tree lighting will be at 630, the parade at 7, on December 5th.

PERSONAL STORY ABOUT SONGWRITER PAUL CRAFT
by Anna Marie
At the Station Inn here in Nashville, years ago, they had a board back behind the bar, where they'd post the names of people who still owed money on their tabs. One of them was songwriter Paul Craft. He owed 7 bucks or so (I can't remember how much), and because I was a fan of his writing, and I'd met him, I paid his tab. I'm so glad I did.
He was just recently inducted into the Songwriting Hall of Fame and got as far as the dinner, when he had a health issue, and went into a coma. Now, Paul Craft has passed away. He was 76.
From Huffington Post
Among his most well-known songs were "Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life," ''Dropkick Me, Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life)," ''Brother Jukebox," and "It's Me Again, Margaret," one of Ray Stevens' signature songs.
Craft wrote hits for Ray Stevens, Mark Chestnutt, Alison Krauss, the Eagles and Linda Rondstadt.
He was inducted earlier this month into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame after being nominated numerous times over the years.
Craft was also a member of American Mensa, a group for people whose IQ is in the top 2 percent of the population.

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL TURNS INTO RIOT
What a lovely time of year. In New Hampshire the town of Keene was decorated, there were pumpkins everywhere, and the annual pumpkin festival was underway, when some kids who'd reportedly gotten drunk at parties off campus nearby, started a riot. Broken pumpkins and trash everywhere, and more than 200 911 calls for violence and injuries. They're cleaning up, and recovering today.

DOG ALLERGIC TO HUMANS
A dog in Indiana is being treated after a vet found out the pet is actually allergic to his human. The black lab has to have allergy shots to be able to put up with his human's dander.

MARS PETCARE ADOPTION FAIR UPDATE
Speaking of our little four legged furbabies, thank you to everyone who came out (or shared the information about the event on their social media). 93 dogs and 19 cats were adopted on Saturday and more adoptions are in the works. You can see photos from the event on our Mix Facebook Page.

USE YOUR APP AT STARBUCKS TO ORDER AHEAD
Starbucks is going to test it in Portland, Oregon, later this year, and if it works, it'll spread nationwide. A new app that lets you pre-order your drink, so you just show up, grab it and go!

GALLATIN POLICE: MAN ALTERS SATELLITE DISHES TO COMMIT CREDIT CARD FRAUD 
Gallatin police are hoping you'll look at their surveillance photos and help identify the thief who's been using stolen credit cards, in a weird way. He climbs onto rooftops of businesses, and alters the satellite dish ... by making sure the credit card feed isn't working... so he can run through either fake credit cards, or cloned cards. There's a photo of the car and more info on our mix929.com NEWS page. (Investigator Daniel Soto at the Gallatin Police Department at 615-452-1313.)

STUDY: 40% OF MILLENNIAL MOMS HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS FOR THEIR BABIES
You know what's the new trend among millenial moms? Women between about 18 to 34 are creating social media accounts for their babies. More than 40% of them. One woman says it's so she can keep her own personal identity without pictures of her baby hijacking her site.

KNOWING SOMETHING ABOUT SPORTS CAN HELP YOUR CAREER
If you wanna get ahead in the workplace, a new report finds a woman with a background in sports has an advantage. The 400 female executives also said they felt former athletes would make good employees, and they might be more likely to hire those women. 

UNDERWEAR SWITCH AT THE HOSPITAL RESULTS IN LAWSUIT
From the, "It seemed like a good idea at the time" file: In Dover, Delaware, 32-year-old Andrew Walls went under anesthesia for a colonoscopy and woke up wearing a pair of pink women's underwear.
He worked at the hospital, that's how someone got access to him. While he was unconscious some of his co-workers put the pink underwear on him. Walls says it wasn't funny, and he's suing and asking for damages. 

HOSPITALS BRACING FOR EBOLA FEARFUL PATIENTS
Hospitals across the country are bracing for a bunch of patients who think they have Ebola this flu season.  An infectious disease specialist says hospitals should be prepared for anxiety and panic among patients, since the symptoms for Ebola are similar to the flu.

STATE SENATOR JIM SUMMERVILLE ARRESTED AGAIN
For the second time in just over a month, state Senator Jim Summerville is in trouble with the law.  Summerville was arrested in Dickson County early Saturday morning after neighbors reported him for stalking and threatening to assault someone. He was also arrested in September for public intoxication.  Summerville was first elected in 2010, but lost his primary re-election bid in August.

U.S. WEAPONS AND AMMO IN KOBANI
Our Air Force has been making air drops of weapons, ammunition and medical supplies for the Kurdish troops in the key Syrian border town of Kobani.

ADDRESS OOPS LEADS TO GIANT DRUG BUST
If you're going to have someone ship you a large package of cocaine, heroin, and meth via FedEx, you might want to double check the address. In Houston some drug dealers had some dope mailed to them, but it came to the wrong house, and the neighbors called the cops. And, were helpfully able to point out the correct house, where police found $100,000 worth of drugs and weapons.

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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. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SECOND DALLAS HEALTH CARE WORKER SICK WITH EBOLA
A second Dallas healthcare worker is testing positive for Ebola. It's someone else who helped care for Ebola patient Thomas Duncan, who died last week.

CONDITIONS AT HOSPITAL NOT GOOD
Nurses from the hospital where all this is going down...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NEAR-RECORD RAIN, FLOODING.
It is still raining in Middle Tennessee: MOSTLY light rain, but we're already saturated, so even that can cause problems. News 2 meteorologist Justin Bruce says this was our second wettest October since we've been keeping records. We got more than 2 inches of rain yesterday, nearly 7 for the month (we average less than 3 inches of rain in all of October). And there's more on the way.

Monday, October 13, 2014

SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE THIS EVENING, INTO TUESDAY MORNING
Middle Tennessee could see a rare October severe weather outbreak Monday night into Tuesday morning.
A front that has been around the region for the better part of a week is moving north, allowing warm and moist air to move into Tennessee Monday.
Monday will be windy and warm with intervals of clouds and some sunshine, with highs in the low 80s.
Later in the day, a squall line of severe thunderstorms will move into western T

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