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November 21

Big recall involving strollers.  Graco says close to 5 million of them have a hinge on the side that can pinch a child’s finger.  Eleven models manufactured between August of 2000 and September of this year are involved in the recall.  To find out if yours is included, click

Some good news for the people of Buffalo and upstate New York.  After getting between 6 and 8 feet of snow there will be spring like temperatures by tomorrow.  The downside is with all the snowmelt there could be flooding in some areas.

The Nashville Christmas Parade is two weeks from today.  In the spirit of giving, organizers ask that you will be attending bring a new or gently used pair of shoes or a gently used coat to be distributed to those in need.  There will be drop off locations at Public Square Plaza and along Second Avenue near the Hard Rock Café.

Another five million dollars will be tacked on to the 65 million already budgeted for the new Sounds stadium at Sulpher Dell.  The money will come from the capital budgets of some city departments for new water lines, electrical lines and paving around the site of First Tennessee Park.

The FTC is shutting down 2 companies that scammed people out of 120 million dollars.   The FTC says both groups sold fake software and useless information about computer security.  The offices of the two companies were raided earlier this week.

The Titans really need a win and maybe we can snag one in Philadelphia on Sunday.  Between now and then in Buffalo, fans are being paid 10 dollars an hour to help clear Ralph Wilson Stadium of 220 thousand tons of snow dumped on the stadium by this week’s storms. 

November 20

Goodlettsville based Dollar General is still trying to acquire Family Dollar.  They’ve made a 9 billion dollar plus offer for the chain and agreed to sell 1500 Dollar General Stores.  Some that are close to the deal say they may have to sell twice as many stores or raise its bid to get approval from the Federal Trade Commission.

UPS says it has a plan in place to make sure your holiday gifts get to where they need to be on time for Christmas.  The company says they would refuse delivery if last minute sales by major customers hit the UPS system.  A pre-holiday surge last year resulted in 2 million undelivered packages.

We all want to two big H’s.  Health and happiness.  What can you do right now to help that along?  Recognize the good in every situation.  Laughing is also good especially when you do it among other people.  You also get that helpers-high when you’re doing good for others.  That is the win-win situation.

The Metro Council will have a second reading next month on that plan that would regulate ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft.  It passed a first reading this week.  The ordinance would require the companies to do background checks on drivers, get regular vehicle inspections and have the proper insurance.

Federal regulators want Japanese air bag maker Takata to issue a national recall.  Inflators in the bags have been rupturing in a crash causing serious injuries.  If it goes national, millions of vehicles made by Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda and BMW would be added to the recall.

Get a jump start on the Christmas spirit tonight.  Bring the family to the TBN studios in Hendersonville where there will be a TV taping of a Christmas special.  Jaci and husband Nic from Salvador will be a part of the special along with Point of Grace and others.  Doors open at 6 and the Christmas music begins at 7.

November 19

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and Church family of David Landrith.  The Senior Pastor at Long Hollow Baptist Church lost his battle with cancer early Tuesday.  The married father of three has been a pastor of the church since ’97.  When he arrived Long Hollow had 300 members and since then weekly attendance at the five campuses has been as high as 7,500.  Details on his memorial service are posted at

Amazon is looking to hire hundreds at their fulfillment centers in Murfreesboro and Lebanon.  For the next three Wednesdays they will be taking applications at Goodwill Career Solutions in Franklin.  The company also looking to hire seasonal workers as well.

Want to work off that Thanksgiving meal, but not necessarily by walking around a mall on Black Friday?  An alternative is a hike.  Every Tennessee State Park will offer free guided hikes the Friday after Thanksgiving.

If you’re driving a Fusion it may be part of a recall.  Ford says there are some ignition key issues involving 65,000 2014 and 2015 models.  Fusion is Ford’s best selling sedan.  A quarter million of them have been sold in the first 10 months of the year.

There’s a reason we live here and not in upstate New York.  We do not want any part of the more than three feet of snow that has fallen near Buffalo.  Round two of lake-effect snow is expected tomorrow and that could bring the total to nearly 6 feet.

The Fish Big Give for the Nashville Rescue Mission is underway.  It’s your chance to help provide meals and a warm place to sleep for our homeless during these cold nights.  

November 18

A couple of Republican Senators have filed legislation to repeal the states Common Core Standards.  The measure would set up a State Standard’s Commission that would recommend standards to be used to the State Board of Education.  Several attempts to repeal Common Core failed in the last legislative session.

The U.S. Postal Service is now offering 7 day a week package delivery in major cities.  Trying to take away some business from Fedex and UPS the postal service will continue that seven day a week delivery through Christmas.

If you are in search of a healthier diet, you just need to eat at home more.  Researchers at Johns Hopkins found when we cook at home we eat fewer carbohydrates, less sugar and less fat.   Those that cook at home 6 to 7 nights a week also took in fewer calories than those that dined out.

The VA is making some progress as it deals with a backload of cases.  In a three month span from June to September, the VA completed 19 million appointments, 1.2 million more when compared to the same period last year.  Still, more than 600,000 vets are waiting a month or more for appointments at VA hospitals and clinics.

After yesterdays snow we are left with the cold.  Only around freezing today and that is with sunshine.  Really cold again tonight before somewhat warmer temps return to middle Tennessee.

Retailers aren’t just hoping for a big holiday season, they’re expecting one.   Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon starting rolling out holiday specials weeks ago.  Their optimism for a good season due to shopper confidence being up and an improving job picture.

November 17

The Williamson County School Board meets tonight and they will once again discuss changing holiday names on the 2015-16 calendar.  Among the possible changes is Martin Luther King Jr. Day becoming Civil Rights Day, and “Winter Break” changing back to “Christmas Break” on the calendar.

Two trucking companies say Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam knew about a scheme to cheat customers out of promised rebates and discounts.  He’s denied knowledge of the plan.  Back in July Pilot agreed to pay 92 million dollars in fines so the government would not prosecute the company.

One way to avoid the crowds on Black Friday is to shop earlier.  But will you still save money?  Tracking data from last year, retailers biggest price cuts for the whole year were on the Sunday BEFORE Thanksgiving.


Getting your meal plans together for Thanksgiving and if you have yet to buy the turkey it will cost you a little more than last year.  Turkey production is down 3%.  Back in October prices for the full bird were up 9% from where they were a year ago.

Your ride home this afternoon will be busier than normal with the Titans and Steelers getting together for some Monday night football at LP Field.  Dress warm for this one.  The temperature expected to be 27 when the game kicks off at 7:30.

Vanderbilt plans to split its medical center from the university.  The separation giving the medical center better financial independence.  The restructuring could take 12 to 18 months and there would be no interruption in the medical centers clinical and academic programs.




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