Monday, August 09, 2010

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Mostly sunny…High 92. Upper 90s by mid-week.

A 21-year-old man from Welcome has been charged with murder after allegedly throwing a concrete paving stone through a passenger-side car window and killing a teenage girl early Saturday morning. 17-year-old Shelby Chisom, a student at North Davidson High School, died from injuries suffered in the incident. Deputies arrested 21 year old Michael John Craver and charged him with murder. Craver’s first court appearance will be later today.

A 16-month-old toddler remains in critical condition after falling into a backyard swimming pool late last week in Kernersville. Alexis Marie Stephens was taken to Wake Forest - Baptist Medical Center on Friday. www.myfox8.com/wghp-story-toddler-100807,0,2870606.story

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has identified three more victims from the brutal attack on 10 medical aid workers in Afghanistan. The ten were killed late last week by the Taliban. Six Americans were among the aid workers with the Kabul-based Christian charity “International Assistance Mission”. The organization which serves the people of Afghanistan through eye care, education and healthcare is reportedly the longest serving (NGO) non-governmental organization operating in Afghanistan. www.christianpost.com/article/20100808/10-bodies-found-in-afghanistan-likely-christian-charity-workers/index.html

Donate blood, get a new ride? To help promote blood donations, a Red Cross chapter in Cleveland, Ohio is offering people who give a pint of blood…the chance to win a car or a horse-drawn buggy. Christy Chapman with the Red Cross in Cleveland says the organization didn't want to leave its many Amish donors out of the giveaway. The Northern Ohio blood services region includes three counties with one of the nation's largest Amish populations. A board member, who is Amish, is arranging to have an Amish buggy custom made for the contest. If you prefer a more modern mode of transportation blood donors can win a 2010 Nissan Versa. The contest wraps up Sept. 6th. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100802/D9HBBM3G0.html

How about seeing the Fall foliage along the Blue Ridge Parkway by way of train? The N.C. Transportation Museum Foundation and the Watauga Valley Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society will host ‘day trip’ train excursions from Greensboro and Spencer to Roanoke, Virginia on October 30 and to Asheville, N.C. on October 31. More info on the News Blog…
For tickets, go to www.nctrans.org or call (704) 636-2889, ext. 232.

NASCAR: Juan Pablo Montoya winning the road course at Watkins Glen.

MLB: Yankee short stop Derek Jeter surpassed Babe Ruth on the all time career hits list last night in the Yankees 7-to-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

NFL Pre-Season: Cowboys beat the Bengals to Open Preseason last night. Carolina Panthers play at the Baltimore Ravens this Thursday night (8pm)

Minor League play: The Frederick Keys beating the Dash…8-6 yesterday afternoon at BB&T Ballpark. The Dash away until next Monday. www.wsdash.com