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Light Snow and Rain Expected

A quick-moving system will move through tonight and early Thanksgiving morning producing rain and snow showers. Tonight light rain will push through Middle TN. Snow showers will be likely along and north of I-40, with some accumulation in S. KY and the Cumberland Plateau. 1-2 is possible along the Plateau by early Thurs. morning. Up to .5 inch is possible in S. KY and nearby TN counties. Those along the I-40 corridor will see flurries with little to no accumulation. Roads will become slick along the Plateau overnight and early Thurs. morning.

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The breastfeeding photo seen around the world - 04/25/14

We have a story on our Facebook page right now about a mother in the UK who is breastfeeding her 5 year old daughter.  Sharon Spink did an interview with a publication and shared a photo of herself feeding her daughter. 

Everyone has an opinion as to whether that's appropriate.  What's interesting to me is how this particular photo has gone viral.   The post on our FOX17 FB page has had more than 15K shares and more than 11K comments. 

What in the world - other than that topic - would get people here in Nashville so fired up?
I was just talking with our web producer to see whether any other posts have received this much attention; I thought maybe a post about gun rights or religious rights.  The story about the mass graves found under the school in Florida also got a lot of hits and interest on our website.

What is it about breastfeeding that makes people feel such strong emotions; use such strong words?
As a mom, I see it as a natural and normal thing to do.
Sure, there are debates over the best time to stop, start or ween.  There are debates over the best place to - or not to - do it.
I say, to each her own.
Clearly, though, there is something about a woman breastfeeding a 5 year old that incites intense feelings.

If you have feedback on it, let me know!  You can tweet or find me on Facebook.
@JenniferWFox17
Jennifer Waddell - Facebook

 

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Last Update on November 26, 2014 10:06 GMT

TOFURKY PARDON

SEATTLE (AP) -- Turkey pardons are common this time of year, as even the president gets in on the act. But Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is sparing something else -- a tofu turkey. The Seattle Times reports his honor pardoned a Tofurky at City Hall. The mayor's spokesman says it's an effort to draw attention to hunger in the community and to poke a little a fun at Seattle's granola image. But the faux turkey won't be sent to a tofu farm. It's being donated to a local food bank.

PRISON CHAPEL SEX

ROCKVIEW, Pa. (AP) -- It sounds like a scene from "Orange is the New Black." A female prison guard trainee in Pennsylvania is charged with having sex with a male inmate. According to the state Department of Corrections, 27-year-old Rebecca Zong hooked up with the inmate in a prison chapel. Authorities say while the sex was consensual, it's illegal for guards to have sexual contact with prisoners.

BOURBON AUCTION

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- It's one expensive bottle of booze. The first bottle of bourbon by Kentucky's Boundary Oak Distillery has sold for more than 28-grand. It likely ranks among the most expensive bottles of bourbon ever. Boundary Oak plans to fill its first bourbon barrel in December, and the whiskey will age for two years before bottling. The winning bidder gets the first bottle from that barrel. The distillery says the buyer is from Hardin County but is asking to remain anonymous. The money is going to charity.

MODEL DRIVE-IN

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) -- The days of Bower's Drive-In are long gone in Goshen. Folks will be able to revisit the popular Indiana restaurant, but on a much smaller scale. Dain Morehouse and Jim Mauer are recreating the drive-in for the Indiana Model Train Visitors Club. Morehouse tells The Goshen News Bower's was a popular date spot, and place for cruisers to turn their cars around. The detail on the model includes Bower's menu that ran along the top of the building.

 
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