Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Partly sunny. Hot…High 95
Summer officially starts this afternoon at 1:16pm. Today is also the longest day of the year

Your next trip to the NC Zoo in Asheboro will cost a little more. Starting July 1st, the admission price is going up $2 dollars. The new admission prices: $12 dollars for adults and $8 dollars for kids. Senior citizens and college students get in for $10 dollars. (WS Journal)

The driver of a church van was killed yesterday afternoon after hitting two utility poles. The accident happened on Waughtown Street near Reynolds Park Road in Winston-Salem. All 13 kids that were riding on the church van, owned by Emmanuel Baptist Church, were treated and released at the scene. The van driver, Cedric Hooper, was 43 years old. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-church-van-driver-dies-in-crash-in-winstonsalem-20110620,0,7543499.story

A suspect is in custody after a shooting in Welcome last night.  Fox 8 reporting that the shooting took place on Hinkle Lane around 10:20pm. Davidson County deputies said a man shot into a car occupied by a man and a woman. Shortly after the shooting, the suspect took off in his vehicle, eventually crashing into a gas station sign at the intersection of Hinkle Lane and Old Highway 52 in Welcome. The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash

Just too big. That’s what the Supreme Court has ruled in that job discrimination lawsuit filed against Wal-Mart on behalf of $1.6 million female employees ‘is simply too large’. The ruling Monday was a huge victory for Wal-Mart, the nation's largest private employer.  (RnR)

ONE CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION IS ASKING FOR A COMPLETE EXPLANATION AS TO WHY NBC LEFT OUT "UNDER GOD" FROM THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE DURING THE U.S OPEN ON SUNDAY.  The Christian Defense Coalition has acknowledged NBC's apology for the incident but says that a ‘better’ explanation is needed.

How many times have we gone to the doctor for a routine visit, and sometimes our blood pressure may be ‘up’ just a little.  New research suggests that blood pressure often spikes at doctor appointments, a condition known as "white coat" hypertension, so readings should also be taken by patients at home suggests the study's lead author, Dr. Benjamin Powers, assistant professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center.  ''Collecting five or six blood pressure readings from your home will help your doctor make much better decisions about whether your blood pressure is in or out of control”. It’s also important that your doctor average your blood pressure results. The findings are published in the June 21 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.  (Healthday)

Nearly 6 million U.S. children -- or about one in 12 kids -- are allergic to at least one food, with peanuts, milk and shellfish topping the list of the most common allergens. Researchers conducted a nationally representative survey of the parents of more than 40,000 children. About 8% reported having a child who had a food allergy. Of those, about 30% said their child was allergic to multiple foods. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=654084

POLICE IN ONE CITY IN INDIA HAVE STOPPED GOOGLE’S STREET VIEW SERVICE. The order by police in Bangladore, the leading I-T hub in India, is the latest setback to Google’s global mapping project. Google has a fleet of cars capturing millions of images around the world that are used with maps as part of its panoramic Street View service. But, it continues to face challenges from authorities across the world on data protection and privacy concerns.