Tuesday, April 29, 2014

TORNADO OUTBREAK FOLLOW-UP
At least 11 deaths have been reported in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee with this last round of tornadoes and storms. Overall, there've been at least 29 deaths... and more than a hundred tornadoes reported, since Sunday.

TORNADO KILLS 2 IN LINCOLN COUNTY, CAUSES DAMAGE ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE
2 of the deaths last night were from a tornado that hit Fayetteville, in Lincoln County, Tennessee.. just a few miles north of the Tennessee/Alabama state line.Homes and an elementary school were destroyed. There were also two people killed in Athens, Alabama ... when a tornado hit there.

LOCALLY, FLOODING STILL PROBLEM
Today, in Middle Tennessee, we still  have some major flooding issues, including flooding of the Harpeth River in Cheatham County near Kingston Springs.... and at the Harpeth River in Bellevue, as well as other areas near the water.
Forecasters say don't lower your guard, we have a chance of more severe weather this afternoon...

6 PEOPLE SHOT AT GEORGIA FEDEX FACILITY
Six people have been injured in a shooting at the FedEx facility in Kennesaw, Georgia, about 20 miles north of Atlanta. You can get the latest update on the link, above. 

BAND PERRY PERFORMS FOR WILSON COUNTY STUDENTS PROMOTING SAFE DRIVING
Congratulations to the students at Wilson Central High School. They won a national safe driving contest, sponsored by State Farm, and as winners of the "Celebrate My Drive" initiative, the schools got a grant and a live performance by the Band Perry.

NBA PRESS CONFERENCE
The NBA will hold a press conference today on the Donald Sterling controversy.  The league will give an update on its investigation of alleged racist remarks made by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers ...and the league is expected to mention what might be done about it. 

CAN POLICE SEARCH YOUR CELLPHONE?
The Supreme Court will examine cell phone privacy today.  The court will hear oral arguments in two cases about whether police can search the cell phones of people they arrest.  Law enforcement officials say smart phones are essentially computers which criminals like drug dealers and violent gangs use to conduct business. 

DON'T USE IE OR DISABLE ADOBE PLUGIN
Well THIS is weird. The U.S. Department of Homeland security says you should NOT use Internet Explorer.... until someone finds a fix for a security flaw, that could let someone hack in through your Adobe Flash Player. Either you can use something like Firefox or Google Chrome, or go to your control panel and disable your Adobe Flash PLUGIN. The Explorer web browser is that little e that you click on to get online. Ask your tech person at work .... or your teenager... if you're not sure about it. 

AOL USERS ASKED TO RESET PASSWORDS
And if you use AOL, you're supposed to reset your password because AOL says there's been a breach that affected about 2 percent of users, causing them to get spam email that LOOKS like it comes from someone you know but is from a spammer.
We're supposed to change our passwords often, anyway.

CRAIG FERGUSON LEAVING LATE NIGHT
Craig Ferguson says he's leaving the Late Late Show at the end of the year. He's hosted for ten years. The Scottish-born comedian's exit announcement comes just weeks after David Letterman said he would be retiring from his CBS "Late Show" next year.

AIR SEARCH FOR MALAYSIAN FLIGHT IS OVER
The international air effort to find Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is over. Efforts now move to a smaller team, doing an underwater search over a larger area of the ocean floor.

CHILDREN GETTING MORE CAVITIES AS THEY DRINK LESS TAP WATER
As more kids are drinking bottled water instead of tap water, dentists say tooth decay in 2 to 5 year olds is rising at an alarming rate. They're not getting the flouride that's in tap water.

PAUL SIMON/EDIE BRICKELL ARRESTED
72-year-old Singer-songwriter Paul Simon says he and his 47-year-old wife Edie Brickell simply "had an argument" before they were BOTH arrested this weekend for disorderly conduct. Brickell says she got her feelings hurt, and picked a fight with her famous husband, but that they're over it. They were holding hands in court yesterday, and said they were headed to their son's soccer game. 

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD GOES ONLINE
Since 1961, the MILLIONS and millions of people who've read "To Kill A Mockingbird" have had to actually have the hardcopy book in their hands. But, author Harper Lee has finally agreed to let the book be sold as an e-book. A0ctress Sissy Spacek will read an audiobook version as well, that'll come out in July. 

NETFLIX SIGNS DEAL WITH VERIZON
Netflix now has a deal with Verizon aimed at streaming movies and TV shows more quickly to Netflix subscribers.  Netflix announced a similar deal with Comcast two months ago.  The arrangement with Verizon will give Netflix a more direct connection between its servers and Verizon's Internet network to improve the delivery of Netflix streaming content.

CAN POLICE SEARCH YOUR CELLPHONE?
The Supreme Court will examine cell phone privacy today.  The court will hear oral arguments in two cases about whether police can search the cell phones of people they arrest.  Law enforcement officials say smart phones are essentially computers which criminals like drug dealers and violent gangs use to conduct business.