Good morning, Nashville. We trust that none of you guys floated away this weekend, seeing as our rainfall totals for Middle Tennessee were somewhere in the ballpark of 3-7 inches by Saturday and we’re guessing we racked up at least few more from a very soggy Sunday. And also, there was a tornado. Things should look a little drier by this afternoon and into tomorrow before we get drenched again on Wednesday. What ever happened to “April showers bring May flowers,” right?
- Meth production on the rise. The TBI says that meth-makers are getting creative and hiring people to run around to other states to pick up the supplies, and consequently we’re seeing meth production at its highest since 2004.
- Pig flu inspires internet scams. Folks have also been busy buying up swine flu-related domains and websites, which the Better Business Bureau predicts will be used to try to scam us all while we’re freaking out about this latest pandemic. Speaking of, the CDC has confirmed that the Harding Academy suspected swine flu case is the real deal.
- Bits & pieces. The latest estimate for the cost of the TVA’s Kingston cleanup is close to $1 billion … Several schools in the Metro school system have decided to opt of the Standard School Attire for next year … Still trying to figure out why the Murfreesboro VA hospital accidentally infecting 18 people with Hepatitis and one person with HIV isn’t bigger news … The State of Tennessee is suing several midstate companies for running misleading ads that target Hispanic immigrants.
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