NWS Confirms Four Tornadoes

NWS Confirms Four Tornadoes

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CODE YELLOW: We are under a Flash Flood Watch until 7pm Saturday night for many parts of the mid-state. The National Weather Service will survey damage today after reports of a tornado in Wilson County. 

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Tulips to Two-lips - 04/25/14

   What a magnificent jewel we have in Cheekwood Botanical Gardens.  I took my Brownie troop out there a couple of weeks ago.  We hit it at its peak.  April 12th to be exact.  The color was stunning.  The air was perfectly perfumed. We couldn't get enough.  There were purple tulips, fuscia tulips, red tulips, orange tulips, yellow tulips too.  Every color in the rainbow adorned the rolling landscape.  
   Did you know Cheekwood planted 100 thousand tulips this year?  Last year, they had around 55K.  The year before that, 22K.  This is an ever expanding sensational sight.
   But there is something to be said for that perfect timing. 
   You see, I liked it so much I went back today.  This time, I took my parents.  I checked the Cheekwood website before we left which said Cheekwood In Bloom runs through April 30th.  I checked my calendar. "Safe, the tulips are good for five more days," I told them and off we went. 
    However, when we got there-- it was apparent the tulips had become two lips.  There were about... well....  TWOlips left.  I scored this picture of the pair.
    Timing is everything folks. It always is.  If you missed the tulips this year, I encourage you  to visit this amazing natural resource and attraction next April.  Just don't be like me and trust the website. Pick up the phone and call ahead.

A little history:   Cheekwood is a tremendous treasure made available to us by one of Nashville's entrepreneurial families.  The Cheeks, founders of the Maxwell House coffee brand. 

 

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POLICE-GOAT

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Some Detroit-area cops are dealing with some real animals. Officers in Shelby Township had to take control of a black goat when it was found wandering a city park this week. Last month, the department rounded up an aggressive stray pig that charged a woman doing yard work. The pig was briefly detained and a photo of its ride in the back of a police cruiser went viral. The department is now trying to get the goat off its hands. Officers have posted a picture on Facebook, asking, "Does anyone know who owns this goat?!"

STONER CAMP

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) -- Plans for a pot-friendly ranch resort in Colorado have been snuffed out. The 170-acre CannaCamp resort touted weed-friendly activities like hiking and fishing. But a deal with the landowner fell through, and the marijuana-tourism company promoting the resort says it won't open after all. The deal was kicked after the announcement made international headlines and became the butt of jokes on late-night TV.

FIREWORKS TRUCK EXPLODES

IVANPAH, Calif. (AP) -- Fourth of July has come early along a Southern California freeway. A van packed with fireworks exploded yesterday in what one witness calls a "psychedelic" display. But the sparkling sight was a headache for everyone caught in the backup that ensued. The burned out van briefly closed the main road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas at the start of the holiday weekend. The driver of the van fled and hasn't been found.

MAILING METH

HONOLULU (AP) -- Most people see a toaster oven and think breakfast. Some criminals, think crystal meth. Two men are pleading not guilty to helping mail six pounds of methamphetamine from California to Hawaii in a four slice toaster. And it's not the first time drug smugglers have gotten savvy with shipments to the island state. Meth has previously been shipped to Hawaii in mannequin heads and stuffed animals.

 
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