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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FERGUSON LATEST
The grand jury has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri.
             
President Obama is urging Americans to accept the grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer, and repeated calls from Michael Brown's father saying hurting others or destroying property is not the answer.
         
CALORIES ON VENDING MACHINES AND MENUS
Restaurant chains and large vending machine operators will now have to put calorie counts on their menus. It's one of the new rules from the Food and Drug Administration to help us make better choices, and to help us realize what we're really putting into our mouths when we gulp down a sugary or fatty food.

REDBOX RAISES PRICES
Starting soon, it'll cost you more to use Redbox. They're raising rates at their 42-thousand kiosks around the country. Starting  December 2nd, it'll cost you a buck-fifty a day to rent a DVD, and 2 dollars for a Blu-ray rental. Starting the first of the year, video game rentals at RedBox go to 3-dollars. 

FREE HOTEL ROOM ... IN SWEDEN
How many followers do you have on Social media? A hotel in Sweden is giving away rooms to travelers who have a lot of followers on social media. More than two thousand followers? You can stay at "The Mirror" in Stockholm for a week. 

THREE TEENS ARRESTED FOR BREAKING RESTAURANT WINDOW
Guess who allegedly shot out the front window of a restaurant in Nashville? Three baby vandals. Middle school kids, who police say all attended Margaret Allen Middle School. They were caught and arrested.

OFFICERS TO BE STATIONED EVERY 20 MILES ON I-40
As we head into a super-busy travel weekend Tennessee Highway Patrol officers are increasing their presence along I-40. There'll be an officer posted at least every 20 miles along I-40, ready to catch speeders, aggressive drivers and lawbreakers all weekend long. In fact, officers in every state along I-40 are participating in this weekend's safety campaign.

SURVEY: JCPENNEY HAS BEST BLACK FRIDAY DEALS
And if you're one of the one in three people who say they'll shop on black Friday, here's some helpful info for you: financial site Wallethub says JC Penny is offering the sweetest deals. They put JCP at the top of the list of best Black Friday bargains saying JCP is offering an overall discount rate of 65-percent, followed by Macy's at 54-percent. Walmart, surprisingly, is waaay down on the list in 18th place, offering a 32-percent overall discount rate.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR INTOXICATION, CHILD NEGLECT AT NASHVILLE MALL
31-year-old Jill Boughton was arrested at Opry Mills Mall late last night, after mall employees say she was stumbling drunk and incoherent, and had a 17-month-old child with her. She was allegedly seen walking into glass doors and slurring her speech, so employees took the kid into a play area till cops got there. They say Boughton had taken some Xanax and did a couple shots of alcohol. She has prior drug convictions from 2008 and 2012, and now, aggravated child neglect and public intoxication charges.

HOW MUCH WILL YOU SPEND AND WHEN WILL YOU SPEND IT? 
The International Council of Shopping Centers says retailers should see a nice boost in sales this holiday season, in part because we're more confident about the economy, and partly because we're really enjyoing modern conveniences like same-day delivery, in-store apps and mobile payments. We're expected to spend an average of 677-dollars a person this season on holiday gifts, food and other items. 86 percent of us say we've already started, or will start this weekend.

DWTS WINNER ANNOUNCED TONIGHT
On your TV, "Dancing With The Stars" crowns a WINNER tonight. Last night, Youtube star Bethany Mota was sent home. Tonight, the live, season finale, with special guests, including Jennifer Hudson, All About that Bass singer Meghan Trainor and Nick Jonas. 

WOMAN TACKLES GUY WHO GROPED PREGNANT WOMAN AT WALMART
This woman is my hero of the day! Some guy had just groped a pregnant woman, at a Walmart in Arkansas, and Danielle Todd, another shopper, helped bring down the Perv perp. Danielle heard the victim scream, saw the guy trying to run away, so she TACKLED him. He got away a couple of times, so she kept tackling him, and finally held him down. Danielle told the guy, "Listen, you don't know me, but you never lay your hands on a woman." The guy is facing felony assault and other charges. 

HISTORIC GALLATIN MOVIE THEATER CLOSED AGAIN 
Just one-month after its grand reopening, the historic movie theater in Gallatin is closed again.  Officials say recent heavy rain has destroyed the roof of the Palace Movie Theatre.  Repairs are expected to cost about 40-thousand dollars. 

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Monday, November 24, 2014

BINGE EATING AT THANKSGIVING
A nationally-known social worker says you can avoid binge-eating this Thanksgiving.  Lisa Ferentz suggests eating when you're hungry and stopping when you're full, even if you have to walk away from platters of food.  
Ferentz says people who binge eat are trying to numb or soothe themselves or to find ways to cope.  If necessary, Ferentz says you should give yourself permission to avoid family gatherings that you know will set you up to overeat.

NASHVILLE RESCUE MISSION NEEDS TURKEYS
Please don't forget the Nashville Rescue

Friday, November 21, 2014

SNOW, DEATHS, LOOTING IN BUFFALO, NY
Buffalo, New York is under about 8 feet of snow right now, at least 12 people are dead, and dozens of buildings have collapsed, front doors are breaking and falling in from the weight of the snow, and emergency officials are warning people to watch the ceilings of their homes, for signs that the roof may be about to cave in under the weight of the heavy, wet, lake effect snow. There''ve also been some reports of looting...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

FREE FEAST FRIDAY
Mix wants to help you get ready for Thanksgiving... with 100 dollar Kroger gift cards, all day tomorrow (Friday) from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

BBB AUCTION
If you're ready to stick a toe into the shopping waters ... but not ready to get out somewhere and deal with actual, live people, the Better Business Bureau has its online auction underway, with all kinds of items up for sale, from BBB members, and the money goes to non-profits that support education here in Tennessee.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

LA VERGNE WATER ISSUES?
La Vergne residents got a letter from the city's water system this week saying "our water system recently violated a drinking water requirement." Apparently by letting the water get too cloudy, whichy could mean the presence of disease causing organisms.

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