Thursday, August 05, 2010

Most the eastern portion of North Carolina including Guilford and Randolph counties under a HEAT ADVISORY today…from 11am to 7 pm this evening.
Hot temperatures and high humidity will push heat index values up to 105 to 109 degrees for a few hours this afternoon.
Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: 50/50 chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be ‘severe’ this afternoon…High 95

Forecasters have issued ‘advisories’ for at least 18 states Thursday as dangerous heat continues to scorch parts of the South, Midwest and the North. http://www.weather.com/

BP has been given the go-ahead to pour cement into its crippled Gulf oil well. Workers already pumped 2,300 barrels of drilling mud down the well. (CNN)

The makeover of Business 40 through downtown Winston-Salem will be delayed. The state saying that because of tight budget finances the Business 40 project will not begin until 2018. http://www.journalnow.com/

Parents will be able to find out more information about public school teachers thanks to an ethics bill signed by the Governor on Monday. One of the key provisions of the Ethics and Campaign Reform Act of 2010, which goes in effect October 1st, will provide personnel details of state workers that were not available before. Read more: www.myfox8.com/wghp-story-privacy-100804,0,5749602.story

A 38-year-old woman and her dog died in a house fire in Yadkin County early yesterday morning. The fire happened on Freedom Road in Boonville. Sarah Studard's family said she had been sick with lupus for nearly 5 years. www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-woman-killed-fire-100804,0,1268262.story

Two men were shot near Groometown Road late last night following a possible ‘road rage’ incident. Officers said the two men were involved in an accident near Meadowview Road and Coliseum Blvd. in Greensboro around 10 p.m. last night. Police said the two men decided to meet near Groometown Road to discuss who would be responsible for the damages. While the men were talking, one of the men pulled out a handgun and shot the other man in the side. (Fox 8)

A federal judge overturning California’s Prop 8 saying that the measure is unConstitutional. Prop 8 was approved by California voters two years ago and defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. An appeal is underway…likely to the US Supreme Court. http://www.citizenlink.com/2010/08/federal-judge-strikes-down-prop-8-one-man-one-women-marriage-irrational/

Oak Hollow Mall in High Point has been sold…but to whom? CBL & Associates says it has a contract to sell Oak Hollow Mall, but hasn’t revealed who the buyer is or when the deal will be closed. The asking price was around $15 million dollars. Dillard and Sears stores were not included in the sale. CBL also owns Hanes Mall, Friendly Center and Randolph Mall. http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/stories/2010/08/02/daily29.html
Bill Cosby is ALIVE. Earlier in the week, funny man Bill Cosby was once again forced to deny he had died, after the rumor spread on the web. The 73-year-old Cosby says that the rumor has happened three times before …so far. Cosby said even his daughter had been concerned enough to check in with him. The veteran comedian took to Twitter to confirm that he was still alive.

Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request, the State Department has released passport records of Stanley Ann Dunham, President Obama's mother – but records for the years surrounding Obama's 1961 ‘birth’ are missing. Destroyed, then, would also be any records shedding light on whether Dunham did or did not travel out of the country around the time of Barack Obama's birth. Read more: www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=186677