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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

U.S TROOPS TO STAY IN AFGHANISTAN
The U.S. and Afghanistan are set to sign an agreement that will allow about ten-thousand American troops to remain in that country after combat operations cease at the end of this year.  White House senior adviser John Podesta [[ po-DESS-tuh ]] says Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani will have a representative sign the agreement today.

WHITE HOUSE BREACH
The recent security breach at the White House is apparently much more of a problem that originally reported.  Now there are reports that the guy who jumpmed the fence, got waaaay into the White House ... much farther than the Secret Service first admitted. And, the report says he overpowered a Secret Service officer before he was caught by others.

I-24 CRASH KILLS ONE PERSON
That huge traffic jam on I-24 west near Old Hickory Boulevard last night was a fatal car crash. Three vehicles involved, one person died. 

APARTMENT COMPLEX FIRE DISPLACES MORE THAN 40 
And no injuries reported, but more than forty people are out of their homes this morning, after a fire at the Bell Hollow Apartments in Antioch yesterday. It took 65 firefighters more than an hour to get the flames under control.

WALMART FIRES BACK IN TRACY MORGAN LAWSUIT
Walmart is fighting back in the Tracy Morgan lawsuit. The former 30 Rock Star is suing Walmart for negligence in the accident in which a Walmart truck plowed into a limo bus carrying Morgan and his entourage. One person was killed. Walmart now says Morgan wouldn't have been so seriously injured if he'd been wearing a seatbelt. 

CLINTON FAMILY'S NEW BABY IS HOME THIS MORNING
The newest member of the Clinton family is home this morning.  Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, the three-day-old daughter of Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky, went home from the hospital on Monday.  The first grandchild of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Clinton was born Saturday morning at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

NEW TESLA AVOIDS POTHOLES
The new Tesla Model S car is designed to remember pothole locations, and adjust to avoid them.

SECRET SERVICE DIRECTOR QUESTIONED TODAY
Secret Service Director Julia Pearson will be questioned this morning in the U.S. House, after reports that the recent security breach at the White House was worse than originally reported.  The "Post" says the man who jumped a fence and got inside the executive mansion made it much farther into the building than the Secret Service originally admitted.

U.S. MILITARY CAMPAIGN AGAINST ISIS COULD COST BILLIONS
The U.S. military campaign against ISIS could cost billions, according to the bipartisan Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. They say 4 billion dollars a year right now, and up to 22 billion a year if we commit more resources. 

NASHVILLE WOMAN WANTS SURRENDERED BABY BACK
A Nashville mom who voluntarily surrendered her newborn daughter under the Safe Haven law has changed her mind and wants her baby back. The Tennessee Department of Children's Services is investigating to see if the woman's home is safe. She'd originally dropped off the baby at the Holly Street Fire Station on August 26th, and the Safe Haven law lets moms do that, so the baby will be safe, but it also gives them a month to reclaim the child. 

EBOLA IN DALLAS
Ebola may have made it to Dallas.  Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas officials say a patient has been admitted who is showing symptoms of the deadly disease... and who has a "recent travel history" which makes doctors believe it could be Ebola.

BEN AFFLECK PROMOTES NEW FILM, TALKS FROZEN 
Ben Affleck says his kids aren't that excited about his new role as Batman.  The star of next year's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" told Jimmy Fallon on Monday's "Tonight Show" that they'd be a lot more interested if he were in the sequel to "Frozen." 
Ben is currently out promoting "Gone Girl."  He said he's really proud of the David Fincher film, which is set to hit theaters this Friday.

WOODLAND HILLS ESCAPE BLAMED ON STAFF FAILURES
The latest mass escape from the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center is being blamed on a failure by staff to follow proper security procedures.  More than a dozen teenagers broke out Friday night after some of them overpowered a guard and stole his keys.  The Department of Children's Services says the investigation is underway.

MISSING REAL ESTATE AGENT'S BODY FOUND
Police in Arkansas say they've found the body of a real estate agent who went missing while showing a home last week. The body of 49-year-old Beverly Carter was found in a shallow grave off a highway in Pulaski County. Police arrested suspect Aaron Lewis for kidnapping and murder.. 

AMANDA BYNES ARRESTED
Actress Amanda Bynes, who just got out of a nearly six month hospitalization for substance abuse and mental issues, has been arrested again. She was pulled over early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence... She's still on probation from her 2012 DUI, so this could mean some jail time.

KANSAS DECLARES ZOMBIE PREPAREDNESS MONTH
How do you get ready for ANY natural disaster? Get ready for a zombie attack. The Kansas of Division of Emergency Management has named October "Zombie Preparedness Month" saying, 'If you're stocked up and ready for a possible zombie apocalypse, you're ready to face anything.'
They say it's a lot more fun with the family getting ready for zombies, but no matter what you call it, being ready for an emergency could save lives and keep families safer. 

BRITISH CAFE SERVES 'THE HIBERNATOR'
I have to go now.There's a cafe in England that's offering up a breakfast they call the Hibernator. It's 7 pounds of breakfast food, 8000 calories. They say, "It's  called 'The Hibernator' because if anyone completes it, they'll have to sleep for a year." 

OKLAHOMA MAN ACCUSED OF BEHEADING A WOMAN SAYS HE WAS OPPRESSED AT WORK
The Oklahoma man accused of beheading a woman at a food processing plant last week is reportedly telling police he felt oppressed at work.  A law enforcement official told CNN Alton Nolen felt especially mistreated over not getting a raise.  Police say Nolen will be charged with first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon, possibly as soon as today.

GEORGE JONES MUSEUM PLANNED FOR DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE
A museum showcasing the legacy of country music legend George Jones is coming to downtown.  The four-story center will be located at 128 and 130 North Second Avenue, formerly known as Graham Central Station.  It's expected to open on April 26th, the two-year anniversary of Jones' death.  Nancy Jones says design plans will be unveiled soon.

POSSIBLE FIRST DEATH FROM ENTEROVIRUS
Medical experts are investigating whether the nation has its first death from Enterovirus D-68.  Tests are being done on a New Jersey preschooler who fell ill and died last week.  The virus has spread to dozens of states.  Most of the victims have been kids.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS START TONIGHT
The Major League Baseball playoffs begin tonight in Kansas City where the Royals host the Oakland A's.  The A's are in the playoffs for the third straight year, while the Royals are making their first postseason appearance since winning the World Series in 1985. 

DANCING WITH THE STARS, WHO WENT HOME?
Randy Couture is taking his elimination from ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" in stride.  The UFC champ says he appreciated his short run on the show, and all the efforts of his partner Karina Smirnoff.  Coture was eliminated Monday night, leaving the dance competition with ten couples.

BAD SERVICE BECOMES TEACHABLE MOMENT
A picture of an Iowa couple's restaurant receipt is gaining national attention after the pair turned a less-than-desirable experience into an opportunity to "pay it forward."
Makenzie and Steven Schultz, who own a barbecue restaurant in Iowa, were having dinner at a Cedar Rapids restaurant Saturday night while celebrating their sixth wedding anniversary.
Upon entering the eatery, the couple noted it took 20 minutes to get their drinks in the understaffed restaurant.
"We could hear the other tables around us making negative comments about the service," Makenzie told ABC News. "One table walked out and another stood up and told a group of people waiting for a table to leave."
Instead of letting the situation bring them down, Makenzie told her husband they should make the most of their time together.
"I finally said to my husband, 'Well, we have nowhere to be and everything is usually so rushed in our lives that this is kind of nice," she explained to ABC News.
According to Makenzie, their server was waiting on nearly all of the patrons at the restaurant at the time of their visit.
"We tried to be as nice to him as possible and he was so nice to us," she said.
After receiving their bill for $66, the Schultzs, who met while working at a restaurant eight years ago, decided to leave a tip of $100 and a sweet note saying, "We've been in your shoes. Paying it forward."
After getting home for the night, Makenzie posted a picture of the receipt and the note on her Facebook page, along with an explanation why she and her husband left the generous tip.
Since posting the picture to her Facebook page Saturday night, it has been shared more than 164,000 times and liked by more than 1.3 million people.

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Monday, September 29, 2013

BATTLE OF FRANKLIN
The restoration of a historic battlefield in Franklin is forcing a few businesses to find new homes. Among them, a pizza place and a family owned tortilla business. In 2012 Civil War preservationists raised $1.8 million to buy the Columbia Avenue building in Franklin. Archaeologists recently unearthed new pieces from the Battle of Franklin which was fought in the parking lot of the complex.

Friday, September 26, 2014

COALITION BOMBING CONTINUES
Coalition jets are dropping more bombs on ISIS-held oilfields in eastern Syria. We're apparently trying to take out the crude oil that ISIS sells to fund its terrorist operations.

ROB BIRONAS’ FATHER SAYS SON’S LIFE NOT THE LAST 30 MINUTES
The memorial service was yesterday for Rob Bironas... the former Titans kicker who died in a one-vehicle crash Saturday night.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

NO STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS FOUND AT POLK BUILDING AFTER EVACUATION
Workers at the James K. Polk State Office Building had a break yesterday, but for a weird reason. Several workers say they felt the 18-story building shaking or swaying. Engineers were called in and say they haven't found any structural problems, but they're putting in some monitoring devices, and the workers go back in today. The James K.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

AIR RAIDS
There were more U.S.-led airstrikes overnight, on ISIS militants in Syria. President Obama will call for more international support to combat ISIS when he speaks to the UN General Assembly today.
More than 40 nations are in a U.S.-led coalition to go after the Sunni [[ SUE-nee ]] extremist group... that's taken over large areas of Iraq and Syria.

ANOTHER RAPE REPORTED AT VANDY
Vanderbilt University is investigating the SECOND alleged rape on campus since classes started last month.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

OBAMA ADDRESSES NATION TODAY
President Obama will address the nation about the air campaign against ISIS in Syria this morning.  American forces and Arab allies started hitting dozens of targets overnight.  The strikes primarily centered on the city of Raqqa [[ RAWK-KAH ]], which ISIS considers the capital of its self-declared Islamic State.  

ISIS STRIKES
At least 20 ISIS targets in Syria have been hit by airstrikes conducted by the U.S.

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