Friday, August 20, 2010

Great evening for the start of Friday Night High School football
Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Mostly sunny…High 92

Where’s the copper top? Greensboro Police are investigating the theft of copper shingles stolen off the roof of a gazebo and kiosk at the Bicentennial Garden. Around $9,000 dollars worth of copper shingles were taken off the buildings sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. The gazebo is often used for weddings and the city said it will waive the fee for a wedding that is scheduled for Saturday. Copper theft has been on the increase recently because of its high resale value. Anyone with information about the theft should call Crime Stoppers at 373-1000.

The Ham's Restaurant on High Point Road in Greensboro has closed. According to a note on the door, this location has closed because the Bank of North Carolina would not renew its lease. The company filed for bankruptcy in October 2009. The flagship location on Friendly Avenue closed in April. www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-hams-rest-100819,0,150471.story

Two Arizona fugitives are now in custody. A tip from a forest ranger led to the late-night arrest of John McCluskey and Casslyn Welch at a campground on the edge of Apache National Forest in Arizona. The pair had been on the run since last month. (CNN)

A 20-year-old man fell some 30 feet at Disney's California Adventure Park on Wednesday night. The man was in line with friends waiting to ride the ‘Twilight Zone Tower of Terror’, when he put his leg over the second-floor platform railing and fell. He was not badly injured and was treated and released from a local hospital. www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/19/california.disney.accident/index.html?iref=NS1

Lance Armstrong will speak at High Point University's commencement in 2011. The date: Saturday, May 7th, 2011. BTW: First day for students at High Point University: Tuesday 24.

According to the US Census Bureau, roughly 46% of all U.S. households are maintained by a single person. More than half of the unwed are women. Also, for every 100 single women, just 88 single men are available. (CNN)

Plus: Lots of details about the latest RECALLS from Mazda, Zooper strollers and yes, the recall of 380 million eggs…on the News Blog at wbfj.fm

Retired baseball star Roger Clemens has been indicted on several charges including to a Congressional Committee. The seven-time Cy Young winner still denies ever using performance-enhancing drugs. If convicted, Clemens faces 15 to 21 months in prison. (CNN)

Arjun Atwal taking a two-stroke lead at the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro . Round two today… www.WyndhamChampionship.com

Another wash-out for the Winston-Salem Dash last night. The Dash hit the road this weekend. www.wsdash.com

Traffic update: The State has begun a series of bridge inspections along Business 40 in downtown Winston-Salem. DOT bridge inspectors will evaluate the Main Street, Cherry Street, Marshall Street and Spruce Street bridges along Business 40. So, expect delays over the next week thru August 27…between 9 and 3pm. FYI: Annual bridge inspections for Winston-Salem had been set for September, but were moved them up after pieces of concrete fell off the Church Street bridge last week. (DOT)