Thursday, August 12, 2010

HOT…HAZY…HUMID…but cooler temperatures are on the way
Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Partly sunny with an isolated thunderstorm this afternoon. Humid…High around 90

UPDATE (Greensboro): Serious accident involving an SUV and pick up truck. SB I-85 between South Elm Eugene and Highway 421 is shut down (as of 9:45am). All southbound lanes are being detoured at the 421 interchange. ALL INJURED WERE AIRLIFTED TO THE HOSPITAL… Back-ups on 421 / MLK coming into Greensboro

TROPICAL DEPRESSION #5 IS EXPECTED TO LINGER OVER SOUTHERN LOUISIANA THROUGH FRIDAY. The new forecast again brings the path of the center of the storm directly over New Orleans tomorrow . www.weather.com

The UN is appealing for more emergency funding and aid for the victims of the devastating floods in Pakistan. Flooding has claimed at least 16 hundred lives and left nearly two million people homeless. Officials saying that this is the worst flooding in Pakistan in more than 80 years. (VOA)

The remains of four US aid workers killed by the Taliban are being flown back to the States. The bodies of two other Americans killed will be buried in Afghanistan. Ten members of a Christian medical team were fatally wounded in northern Afghanistan last week.

A McGrady Volunteer Firefighter and EMT in Wilkes County was killed earlier this week. 19-year-old Allen Matheson died Monday night after the vehicle he was riding in crashed into another car. The accident happened on Mountain Valley Church Road. Matheson was the step-son of the McGrady Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief. Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at Rock Springs Baptist Church. Visitation is tomorrow evening from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

The funeral for Shelby Chisom, the Davidson County teen that was killed over the weekend, will be this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Good Hope United Methodist Church. No formal visitation has been scheduled. Davidson Funeral Home is serving the family.

David Barton founder of ‘Wall Builders’ saying that more Americans than ever are putting money before morality. And it’s not just secular Americans who are placing morality on the back burner. In the last three elections, 45% of evangelical, Bible-believing Christians have said that when it came time to vote, economic issues were more important than moral issues. Wall Builders is dedicated to America's moral, religious, and constitutional foundation. Barton will join conservative talk-show host Glenn Back later this month at the "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington, DC. (RnR) www.wallbuilders.com

NFL Pre-Season: Carolina Panthers play at the Baltimore Ravens tonight. (8pm) www.panthers.com/schedule/schedule.html